Professional Beauty presents The World Spa & Wellness Conference

12th May - 14th May

 

A three day online conference for the spa industry to discover insights and answers from around the globe, to educate, inspire and grow. 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. 

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By signing up in advance you will be notified when each webinar is available for you to reserve your place, please note spaces are limited. The webinars will also be streamed live to our Facebook page, however only those participating in the Zoom webinar will be able to ask questions.

These are the sessions confirmed so far and more sessions will be added soon:

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Tuesday 12th May

9:00am (GMT+1)/10:00am SA time  : 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

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

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11:00am (GMT+1)/12:00pm SA time : What Spas can learn from Hot Springs' with post Covid-19 SOPs from Australia, Austria & Central Europe

- Charles Davidson, Founder/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) 

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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1:00pm (GMT+1) / 2:00pm SA time: How to get your reopening strategy right for every client demographic

- 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 

Hosted by Eve Oxberry, Head of Editorial, Professional Beauty

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3:00 (GMT+1) / 4:00 pm SA time: A risk assessment and business continuity plan from Ireland

- Anita Murray, Co-founder, Irish Spa Association 

- Pegin Crowley, Co-founder, Irish Spa Association 

Hosted by Mark Moloney, MD Professional Beauty Group and Anita Murray, Co-founder, Irish Spa Association  

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5:00pm (GMT+1)/ 6:00pm SA time: 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)

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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Wednesday 13th May

   

9:00am (GMT+1)/ 10:00 am SA Time: 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+1) / 12:00pm SA time: What Spas can learn from innovative Fitness operators

- Kilian Fisher, IHRSA International Public Policy Advisor and UFIT Global Industry Lead (IRELAND)

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

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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1:00pm (GMT+1) / 2:00pm SA time: The Future of Wellness Tourism - Panel discussion with: 

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

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

- Trent Munday, Senior Vice President International Mandara Spas (MALAYSIA) 

- Camille Hoheb, President Wellness Tourism Worldwide (USA)

Adam Glickman, Principal Parallax (USA)

- Jean-Claude Baumgarten, Former President & CEO World Travel & Tourism Council (FRANCE)

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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2:30pm (GMT+1)/ 3:30pm SA time: Brand Collaboration: Two + Two = Ten. How spas can work with brands to launch interesting services and reach new customers

Aldina Duarte-Ramos, Global director wellbeing, Accor

Mary Pratt, Founder, The Caviar Spoon ReBelle

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5:00pm (GMT+1)/6:00pm SA time: Insights from the Global Wellness Institute

- Susie Ellis, Chair & CEO, Global Wellness Summit and Global Wellness Institute

- Nancy Davis, Chief Creative Officer & Executive Director, Global Wellness Summit and Global Wellness Institute

Hosted by Mark Moloney, MD Professional Beauty Group and Jean-Guy de Gabriac, Founder of World Wellness Weekend & Tip Touch International (Belgium)

 

 

 

Thursday 14th May 

 

 

9:00am (GMT+1)/ 10:00am SA time: Re-opening strategies from Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand

- Ingo Schweder, Founder GOCO Hospitality (THAILAND)

- Neil Orvay, Founder Sense of Touch (HONG KONG)

- Jeanette Tambakau, Founder Jari Jari Spa & President Malaysian Spa Association (MALAYSIA)

- Edward Wong, President Singapore Spa & Wellness Association (SINGAPORE)

 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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10:30am (GMT+1)/11:30 am SA time: Keynote Coaching Presentation: How to catch the COVID curveball

Amanda Foo-Ryland, Motivational Speaker, Your Life Live it

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11:30am (GMT+1)/ 12:30 pm SA time: Spa 2.0 - Life after lockdown, South Africa

John Lambrou, Owner, Life Day Spa Group

Tanya Lopes, Spa Manager, The Saxon Spa

- Taryn Lilley from The Spa at Cape Grace 

Debbie Merdjan, Founder & CEO, Camelot Spa Group

 Hosted by Phil Woods, Commercial Director, T.E. Trade Events

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1:00pm (GMT+1)/ 2:00pm SA time Re-opening strategies from Greece, Cyprus, France & Switzerland

George Tavelis, Owner Sanctum Fitness & Spa, President of the Cyprus Spa Association (CYPRUS)

Stavros Mavridris, General Manager Soul Tailors (GREECE)

Spiros Gaitanidis, Spa Director of Sani Hotel and Ikos Resorts (GREECE)

Julien Patty, Founder & CEO Deep Nature (FRANCE)

Nigel Franklyn, Founder of The Spa Whisperer (SWITZERLAND)

- Matteo Brusaferri, General Manager, Lemi Group

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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3:00pm (GMT+1) / 4:00pm SA time: Making the Spa & Wellness industry relevant with the United Nations’ 17 SDGs 

- Roland Schatz, Founder, United Nations Global Sustainability Index Institute Foundation

 - Gareth Presch, Founder World Health Innovation Summit, Expert in SDG 3 with the United Nations Global Sustainability Index Institute, Vice Chair of the « Supporting the UN’s 17 SDGs » Initiative of the Global Wellness Institute (UK)

- Manuela Boyle, Public Health/Certified Practitioner for Functional Medicine/Published Author/International Speaker/Expert Advisor of WHIS and SDG3 (AUSTRALIA)

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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More sessions and full programme to be announced soon. Sign up to the conference for free to receive updates on the programme and the first opportunity to register for the sessions of your choice, click here.

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