WSW Convention – Meet the Speakers

Updated: May 27


Johan Mouton

Among the latest speakers to be confirmed for the World Spa & Wellness (WSW) Africa Convention, which runs on 1 & 2 September at Gallagher Convention Centre as part of Professional Beauty Johannesburg, are growth hacker, Johan Mouton, and actress and communications specialist, Gabriella Cirillo.


Both Cirillo and Mouton will join Channel Reach’s Keshantha Naidoo and The Spa Consultants’ Marisa Dimitriadis on the ‘Digital Snacking’ session, which will unpack how to create compelling online content for your spa’s target market.


In addition to presenting the keynote address on the latest international trends and how they relate to the African market, Singapore-based Melinda Yon of Six Senses Hotels Resorts will chair the ‘Charting Your Way Through The Spa Obstacle Course’ panel, where she will be joined by Marion Von Maltzahn of Ciana Day Spa & Wellness Centre in Swakopmund, and Nuncia Pereira from The Fairway Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort. This panel will look at the biggest challenges facing the spa industry today and how to overcome them.


An often overlooked topic is the lack of communication between spas and hotels in terms of marketing spa services and cross-promotion. This will be addressed in the ‘Two-Way Transmission’ panel by ‘The Modern SpaPreneur’, Noli Mini of Relax Spas, and Francisco Garcia from the Jiva Spa at TAJ Hotel Cape Town.


With the proliferation of spas in the market today, it’s important to have your spa stand out in terms of offering unique and innovative treatments. The ‘Spa Menu Engineering’ panel will look at how to create enticing treatments. Speakers are: Joelle Jennepy, regional director of Spa, Four Seasons Resort Mauritius; Hildegard Carstens of Delaire Graff Lodges & Spa, and the Saxon Spa’s’ Tanya Lopes.


As the concept of wellness has infiltrated the global spa sector, the ‘360° Wellness’ panel includes a presentation by James Blower of Matrix Fitness, as well as nutrition specialist Madaleine Helm talking about the importance of the gut microbiome. In addition, Karen Turis of the Oxford Healthcare Retreat will speak on mindfulness.


The all-important topics of revenue generation and yielding will be covered by Cecilia McKay from African Pride Irene Country Lodge, Autograph Collection, and The Spa Consultants’ Marisa Dimitriadis respectively.


For more information about the speakers go to https://www.probeauty.co.za/meet-the-speakers


To view the programme click on https://www.probeauty.co.za/programme


To take advantage of the Early Bird Special and book your two-day pass to the WSW Africa Convention for just R950 go to http://www.tetradeevents.com/wsw.htm

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