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Join leading minds at the Discovery Vitality Summit 2014

Press Release   •   Jul 15, 2014 11:04 GMT

Discovery has announced the line-up of prominent international and local speakers that will be joining this year’s Discovery Vitality Summit, to be held on 1 August at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

The Summit brings together thinkers, experts and game changers in the world of sports science, fitness, nutrition, technology, health, and wellness. This year’s theme Well. Thought Through presents a distinguished line-up of pioneering thinkers who approach the topic of wellness from different perspectives, guided by their diverse backgrounds, academic specialities, and decades of practical experience.

The Discovery Vitality Summit has become a prestigious event on the South African health and wellness calendar, attracting the likes of world-renowned food psychologist Dr Brian Wansink, professional cyclist Tyler Hamilton, behavioural economist Dan Ariely, and former Proteas coach Gary Kirsten.

Speakers at this year’s Summit include rugby icon Jonny Wilkinson, high-performance sports consultant Dr Ross Tucker, successful wellness entrepreneur Lisa Raleigh, author and professor, Tim Noakes, and Dr Vash Mungal-Singh, the CEO of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of South Africa. These speakers are known for challenging conventional thinking, exploring research advancements, and pushing the boundaries in the ever evolving arena of sports, health, and wellness development.

“We are proud to be hosting the Discovery Vitality Summit again this year after the huge success of the event last year,” says the Head of Vitality Wellness, Dr Craig Nossel. “Attendees of the Discovery Vitality Summit have the opportunity to delve into the intellectual minds of the leading thinkers in various fields with the Summit serving as a platform to inspire global thought leadership in the health and wellness space.”

For more information about the line-up of speakers at this event, as well as how to attend the Summit, visit http://www.vitalitysummit.com/.


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About Discovery Limited

Discovery Limited is a South African-founded financial services organisation that operates in the healthcare, life assurance, short-term insurance, savings and investment products and wellness markets. Founded in 1992 by the current Group Chief Executive Officer Adrian Gore, Discovery was guided by a clear core purpose – to make people healthier and to enhance and protect their lives. Underpinning this core purpose is the belief that through innovation Discovery can be a powerful market disruptor.

The company, with headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa, has expanded its operations globally and currently serves over seven million clients across South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States, China and Singapore. Vitality, Discovery’s wellness programme, is the world’s largest scientific, incentive-based wellness solution for individuals and corporates. The global Vitality membership base now exceeds 5.5 million lives in five markets.

Discovery is an authorised financial services provider. It trades on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange under the code “DSY”. 

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