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Lifefest Finds New Home at Kapalau, Maui: Dr. Andrew Weil Named Head Speaker

The world-renowned Kapalua Resort has become the permanent home of LifeFest, the premier health and wellness event of Hawai’i featuring inspiring lectures and panels by some of the country’s leading wellness experts, fitness events, culinary celebrations, cultural activities, and more.Scheduled this year for September 23 to 26, 2004, the event is being renamed “LifeFest Kapalua,” and will headline Dr. Andrew Weil, MD, a Harvard-trained physician and one of the country’s most renowned authorities in the field of wellness.  Dr. Weil, an international bestselling author, has been called “America’s best known doctor” by New York Times Magazine.

LifeFest Kapalua 2004 will include fun fitness activities; the island’s largest “Fit for Life” Health Expo; fitness exhibitions; a sumptuous “Hale ØAina Maui” culinary affair; continuing education programs (CME) for physicians and health practitioners; a benefit concert and more.

Designed for health-conscious devotees and novices alike, last year’s inaugural LifeFest event established a precedent by combining programs to educate the mind, rejuvenate the spirit, encourage physical fitness and highlight indigenous cultural practices - all geared to the general public and held at one of the world’s leading luxury travel destinations.  The 2nd annual LifeFest Kapalua plans to build on that foundation.

“We’re thrilled to have LifeFest join our wonderful stable of special events in Kapalua,” said Kim Carpenter, Vice President of Marketing for Kapalua Land Company.  “LifeFest Maui brings together our country’s top health and wellness experts, the best travel destination, exciting outdoor activities, invaluable knowledge from Hawaiian cultural practitioners, and puts them all together in a fun, educational, empowering and not-to-be missed event.  We’re committed to supporting this event in the long term and continuing the success of its inaugural year.”

Major sponsors of LifeFest Maui include: County of Maui; Hawai’i Tourism Authority; Hawaiian Airlines; Honolulu Magazine; Kapalua Bay Hotel; Kapalua Villas; Kapalua Land Company; Maui Economic Development Board; Maui Visitors Bureau; and The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua.


Sponsorship opportunities are available.  For more info, contact sponsorship coordinator Linn Nishikawa at (808) 242-6717, email [email protected], or visit the LifeFest Kapalua website at

For event and ticket information, visit website, or contact LifeFest Kapalua at 800 Kapalua Drive; Kapalua, HI 96761; email [email protected]; phone (808) 669-0244.