August 7, 2019

Manova Global Summit on the Future of Health Announces Academy Award Winning Actress and Fitness Pioneer Jane Fonda

MINNEAPOLIS, August 7, 2019 – Today, the leaders from the Manova Global Summit on the Future of Health announced that Jane Fonda, Academy Award-winning actress, Co-Founder of the Women’s Media Center, Founder of the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential, is participating in the Manova Summit, on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.

Jane Fonda is sparking a new conversation on aging, health, and happiness, especially as it relates to the fastest-growing demographic in the world. Her participation will be part of the Manova Summit’s Reimagining Age, one of six health-related themes. She will share stories from her extraordinary career, including her pioneering role in personal fitness and the themes of health, purpose and self-realization for what she describes as “The Third Act” in life.

“We are thrilled to announce Jane Fonda as part of this year’s Manova Summit. Through her book, Prime Time, and her current television role on Frankie & Grace, Jane Fonda has been leading voice in the cultural conversation on aging and health,” said Mark Addicks, CEO of Manova Summit. “Jane Fonda is literally the pioneer of the early personal fitness movement and has been a health activist throughout her life. She has virtually changed the game on how we view and respond to aging.”

The other themes to be featured throughout the three-day Manova Summit include: Changing Cancer, Beyond Borders, and One Planet One Health, Muting Communicable Diseases and Digital Health.

This year Manova Summit will also include Executive Question & Answer Sessions as well as Executive Briefing Sessions for ‘deeper dives’ on topics of particular interest for segments of the participants.

Previously announced speakers include award winning journalist Katie Couric; CEO of St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, James R. Downing, M.D.; President of the Biden Center Initiative, Greg Simon, M.D.; Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Nora D. Volkow; New York Times Personal Health

columnist Jane Brody; CEO of Ecolab, Doug Baker, and CEO of Anytime Fitness, Chuck Runyon, among others.

This will be the second year of this three-day summit which will be held October 14-16, at The Minneapolis Renaissance Hotel, The Depot, in downtown Minneapolis. Last year the event drew more than 1,000 attendees from six continents, representing 700 companies across the healthcare industry. Walmart will be returning as the presenting sponsor.

The Manova Summit will feature talks, presentations, breakthroughs, and roundtables.

Ticket options and packages include:

General Three-Day Pass: $599

Manova Premier/VIP (all inclusive): $750

One-Day Pass: $225

Discounted passes include:

Students: $149

Start-Ups: $199 Follow for additional speakers and ticket information.


October 14-16, 2019

The Minneapolis Renaissance Hotel, The Depot

The Manova Global Summit on the Future of Health is produced by a partnership of Mark Addicks, the Chief Executive Officer and former Chief Marketing Officer of General Mills, Kathy Tunheim, Founder and President of Minneapolis-based communications firm Tunheim, Inc., and Arick Wierson, an entrepreneur and former senior media advisor to former New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.

In 2018, the first Manova Summit featured a robust lineup of over 110 speakers from Fortune 500 companies and emerging disruptors. Building on the inaugural year’s success, the second Manova Summit will feature a strong speaker lineup, increased experiential exhibitions, and dynamic interactive sessions.

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