Professional Beauty presents The World Spa & Wellness Conference (12-14 May)

Updated: May 11, 2020

Join us for the World Spa & Wellness Conference: a three day online conference for the spa industry to discover insights and answers from around the globe, to educate, inspire and grow.

The World Spa & Wellness Conference webinars will be hosted by world-leading experts, preparing businesses to reset and re-open their doors when it’s time for the industry to kick-start again. Make sure you sign up now for updates and access to the webinars.

The live webinars will gain you access to experts from around the world, while the Q&A discussions will allow you to seek support and guidance first-hand.

The World Spa & Wellness Conference webinars will be hosted by Mark Moloney, MD Professional Beauty Group and Jean-Guy de Gabriac, Founder of World Wellness Weekend & Tip Touch International (Belgium). 

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The World Spa & Wellness Conference webinar topics and speakers include:

Tuesday 12th May

9:00: The well in being: support your teams during COVID-19 and beyond

Lindsay Madden-Nadeau, Global Director of Well-Being, Raffles, Orient Express, Fairmont, MGallery and Movenpick

  •  Julanda Marais, Regional Director of Spa, Jumeirah Group

  • Christian Keifer, CEO & Founder, The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel, Dubai

  • Kamal Khalil, Director of Spa & Recreation, Phoenicia Hotel, Beirut, Lebanon

  • Dr Saliha Afridi, CEO & Clincial Psychologist, Lighthouse Arabia - Center for Wellbeing

  • Pierre-Louis Delapalme, Co-Chairman Biologique Recherche (FRANCE)

Hosted by Emma Baron, Deputy General Manager, Professional Beauty GCC

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11:00am (GMT): What Spas can learn from Hot Springs' with post Covid-19 SOPs from Australia, Austria & Central Europe

  • Charles DavidsonFounder/Chairman/Creative Director Peninsula Hot Springs, Chair Hot Springs Initiative of the Global Wellness Institute (AUSTRALIA) 

  • Dr. Marc Cohen,  Founder, Extreme Wellness Institute, Board Member Global Wellness Summit (AUSTRALIA)

  • Mark Hennebry,   Chairman Ensana Health Spas / Vice Chairman Danubius Hotel Group (UK)

  • Thomas Bauer, COO at VAMED Vitality World (AUSTRIA) 

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1:00pm (GMT): Reaching different client demographics post Covid-19

  • Dave Courteen, Managing Director, Mosaic Spa & Health Clubs

  • Phil Murphy, Director of Leisure & Spa, Hoar Cross Hall

  • Adam Chatterley, Chair of the UK Spa Association 

  • Emma-Jane North, Spa Director, Waterfront Hotel, Spa & Golf at Wyboston Lakes

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15:00: A risk assessment and business continuity plan from Ireland

  • Anita Murray, Co-founder, Irish Spa Association 

  • Peigin Crowley, Co-founder, Irish Spa Association

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5:00pm (GMT): Re-opening strategies from the North & South America 

  • Frank Pitsikalis, Chairman ISPA Foundation (USA) & CEO Founder Resort Suite (CANADA)

  • Kenneth Ryan, Vice President - Global Operations: Spa, Fitness & Online Retail Marriott International (USA)

  • Bonnie Baker , Founder Satteva Spa & Wellness Concepts, and Chair of Sustainability Initiative of Global Wellness Institute (MEXICO)

  • Rocco Bova, General Manager Chablé Resort (MEXICO)

  • Eduardo Finci, President Asociacion Americana de Spa (ARGENTINA)

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Wednesday 13th May

9:00: Re-opening strategies with a focus on holistic wellness and resurgence of Ayurvedic treatments

  •  Gurpreet Kaur, ITC Hotels

  • Dr. Jitendra Varshney, Spa and Wellness Director, Six Senses Spa

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11:00am (GMT): What Spas can learn from innovative Fitness operators

  • Kilian Fisher, IHRSA International Public Policy Advisor and UFIT Global Industry Lead (UK)

  • Christophe Andanson, Owner Planet Fitness, President French Fitness Federation (FRANCE)

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1:00pm (GMT): The Future of Wellness Tourism - Panel discussion with: 

  • Andrew Gibson, Senior VP Sensei, Chairman Wellness Tourism Association (USA)  

  • Katherine DrogaFounder Droga & Co, Founder Wellness Tourism Summit (AUSTRALIA), Chair « Wellness Tourism » Initiative of the Global Wellness Institute