Spa Symposium

COSMOPROF FOR THE SPA SECTOR

The SPA SYMPOSIUM is an international gathering that brings together leaders and visionaries to positively impact and shape the future of the spa industry. The 2018 Spa Symposium, in partnership with ISPA, AsiaSpa, European Spa, Wellness Design, Spa is Wonderful, and EffettoViola, will take place March 16-18 at Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna,  in Sala Concerto, Service Center (Wing D - 1st floor).

• 27 speakers
• 6 international partners
• 3 full days dedicated to the SPA
• 9 sessions

A unique opportunity to discover what's new and what's on in SPA INDUSTRY!

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Every effort is made to ensure that those attending the annual Spa Symposium are leaders and decision makers from a variety of arenas from all across the globe. Each session features high-profile speakers and addresses the timeliest issues, ensuring that the Spa Symposium offers unique, vibrant and relevant content. 

All af the sessions are in English, except "EffettoVIOLA ™: a new treatment against physiological tension and stress" and "The Italian Perspective – Spa trends 2018" on Saturday, March 17: the Organizer will provide the simultaneous translation in English for these panels.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018

9:00  – 10.00 a.m.   Networking Breakfast  (Notturno Hall)

Sponsored by: GRANAROLO


10.00  – 10:15  a.m.

Welcome  Speech (Concerto Hall)

Garrett MERSBERGER, Chairman, ISPA and Director of Wellness & Kohler Waters Spas, Kohler Co.


10.15  – 11:45  a.m.

"TAKING YOUR BUSINESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL" (Concerto Hall)

Partner: ISPA

Moderated by:

•  Frank PITSIKALIS, Founder & CEO, ResortSuite

Speakers:

•  Garrett MERSBERGER, Chairman, ISPA and Director of Wellness & Kohler Waters Spas, Kohler Co.

•  Todd SHAW, National Sales Manager, Technogym  

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12.00  – 1.00  p.m.  Speaker Lunch


1.00  - 2.15 p.m.    

"DEVELOPING AN ENGAGING MARKETING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS STRATEGY" (Concerto Hall)

Partner: ISPA

Moderated by:

•  Nancy GRIFFIN, Principal, Contento Marketing

Speakers:

•  Garrett MERSBERGER, Chairman, ISPA and Director of Wellness & Kohler Waters Spas, Kohler Co.

•  Todd SHAW, National Sales Manager, Technogym  

•  Michael TOMPKINS, Partner, Hutchinson Consulting

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2.30 3.30 p.m.

"CREATING A CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE AND RETENTION" (Concerto Hall)

Partner: ISPA

Speaker:

•  Bryan WILLIAMS, Founder, B Williams Enterprise

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3.45 – 4.00 p.m.: Break  (Concerto Hall)


4.00  – 5.00  p.m.

"SPA TRENDS AND CHALLENGES, Q&A" (Concerto Hall)

Partner: ISPA

Speakers: 

•  Nancy GRIFFIN, Principal, Contento Marketing

•  Todd SHAW, National Sales Manager, Technogym  

•  Garrett MERSBERGER, Chairman, ISPA and Director of Wellness & Kohler Waters Spas, Kohler Co.

•  Frank PITSIKALIS, Founder & CEO, ResortSuite

•  Michael TOMPKINS, Partner, Hutchinson Consulting

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SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2018

9:00  – 10.00 a.m.   Networking Breakfast  (Notturno Hall)

Sponsored by: GRANAROLO


10:00  – 11.00  a.m.

"WHAT’S NEXT SPA LIFE IN EUROPE AND AFRICA" (Concerto Hall)

Partner: European Spa

 

Speakers:

• Sarah CAMILLERI, Publisher & Founding Editor, EuropeanSpa

•  Riccardo TURRI, CEO, Starpool

•  Simone LIPARI, Founder and CEO, Tilla Spa

•  Monica RUFFONI, Revenue & Sales Manager, La Fiorida Agriturismo Farm&Beauty

Q&A

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11.00 a.m.  – 12.30  p.m.

"THE RISE OF WELLNESS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA" (Concerto Hall)

Partner: Asia Spa

Moderated by:

•  Dorcas CHEUNG, Head - Sales and Marketing, AsiaSpa

Speakers:

•  Kathryn MOORE, Managing Director, Spa Connectors)

•  Taneth Jiraswakedelok, Principal/Owner, d v n International Co., Ltd.- Divana)

•  Chik Lai PING, Vice President of Spa Division, YTL Hotels

•  Baskaran KOSTHI, President, Malaysia Association of Wellness & Spa (MAWSPA)

Q&A

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12.30 – 1.30  p.m.

"EffettoVIOLA ™: A NEW TREATMENT AGAINST PHYSIOLOGICAL TENSION AND STRESS" (Concerto Hall)

Partner: EffettoVIOLA ™

•  Alessio CHELUCCI, CEO & Founder, Effetto Viola

•  Maria Luisa MANNARINO, Founder, Effetto Viola

•  Leopoldo CAVALLI, CEO, Fonoprint

•  Roberto RAZZINI, CEO, Warner Chappel Music Italia

•  Massimo SACRIPANTE, Psychiatry and Psychotherapist

•  Marta PAGNINI, Captain, Italian rhythmic gym team

*The Organizer will provide the simultaneous translation in English for this panel.

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2.00 – 5.00  p.m. 

"THE ITALIAN PERSPECTIVE - SPA TRENDS 2018" (Concerto Hall)

Partner: Spa is Wonderful, Wellness Design

Concept & design: Biophilia and Biophilic Design involve the whole spa, from location to materials, from treatments to beauty products, from vision to hearing

Technology and Staff: how IT and robotics will substitute the SPA staff

Professional Update: the new professional figures who take part in the workshops dedicated to spa management

Panelists:

Round-table with:

•  Anna Rita DI GIACOMO, SPA Director, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Milan

•  Gabriele DALLA BONA, Director, Opera Armida Barelli

•  Sandro BARONTI, SPA Consultant

•  Andrea ZANINI VALLIN, Editor-in-chief, Wellness Design

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SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2018

11.30 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

"THERAPEUTIC RESONANCES, THE VIBROACOUSTIC THERAPIES IN WELLNESS & BEAUTY TREATMENTS" (Concerto Hall)

(only in Italian)

Partners: SPA IS WONDERFUL and WELLNESS DESIGN

Speakers:

Riccardo DELLA RAGIONE, Music therapist and Composer

Alessandro CRIPPA, Musician, Music composer and music therapist

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ISPA is recognized worldwide as the leading professional organization and voice of the spa industry. Founded in 1991, ISPA advances the spa industry by providing invaluable educational and networking opportunities, promoting the value of the spa experience and speaking as the authoritative voice to foster professionalism and growth. More details on ISPA are available on experienceispa.com.

The no.1 business magazine for spa and wellness. European Spa magazine has become the ‘go to’ publication for leading spa and wellness professionals in the UK, Europe and worldwide, establishing powerful and enduring partnerships with key brands and specialist suppliers looking to connect with our high-quality readership.
Published six times a year, our unique and influential expert content is highly respected around the world, directly informing the purchasing decisions and investments of some of the most successful businesses.
In every issue we are trusted to effectively communicate innovations, product launches and services, providing vital business information to an ever-increasing audience of industry professionals and investors.

 

AsiaSpa magazine is a luxury lifestyle and travel publication dedicated to the pursuit of complete well-being. Highlighting the latest travel destinations, urban sanctuaries, spa treatments, yoga retreats and health trends, AsiaSpa is an essential guide to pampering and wellness.

Wellness Design was born in 2000 and it is the older Italian wellness magazine and the only with an origin technical and design related. Its target audience has always been designers(60%), entrepreneurs, hotel managers, advisors and wellness & hotel operators.

From 2005 Wellness Design has been organized high-quality training courses about wellness centres, SPA and hotel design and management devoted to architects, engineers, designers. More than 250 professionals have so far joined these courses.

EffettoVIOLA™ grows out of an idea of Eng. Alessio Chelucci who, after analyzing several studies which scientifically proves that Yoga and meditation decreases exponentially physiological anxiety and stress, created with Dr. Maria Luisa Mannarino a new therapy that thanks to an exclusive technology duplicates the individual brainwave activity, registered in a moment of relax and rest.

With the collaboration of Fonoprint and Warner Chappel, this process reduces stress, anxiety and sleeplessness.

 

 

Sandro Baronti of Spaiswonderful is a consultant for tourism and hospitality sector, who is in charge of analyzing the current developments of hotels and reception facilities and providing technical and practical evaluations on how maximizing resources currently involved in the management and coming up with some new strategies and directions to increase productivity, attendances and profitability.