2017 World Spa & Wellness Convention programme announced

The programme for the 2017 World Spa & Wellness Convention, previously the Professional Spa & Wellness Convention, has been announced. 

The convention, which takes place as part of the Professional Beauty trade show on February 26-27, covers a wide range of topics high on the global industry agenda. 

Topics on the 2017 agenda will include fitness, leadership, stress management and how to manage your hotel ownership/management.

Speakers at the rebranded convention will be drawn from around the world and include some of the most senior names in the sector.

Among those chairing and speaking at the convention is Laura Vallati, spa director at Espa Life at Corinthia, speaking at part of the Manage the Stress of your Guests and your Team session on Sunday February 26.

Andrew Gibson, vice president of wellness at Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel, will be on the Manage your Fitness Operations panel, also on the Sunday, while Ghislain Waeyaert, managing director of Deep Nature Development will speak during the Mange your GM/Ownership session.

Other speakers will include Steve Nygren, owner of the Serenbe wellness community on the Lead your Community panel; Reena Hammer, creative and marketing director of Urban Retreat as part of the Lead and Empower your Team session; and Michael Tompkins, executive recruiter at Hutchinson Consulting and past chairman of Ispa on the Lead Your Industry panel.

New to 2017 are the Creative Networking Sessions, taking place in the afternoon on both days. The sessions will see six leading industry names each host a session on a different topic, with delegates able to pre-book a place at the session of their choice.

Creative Networking Sessions hosts and topics will include Aldina Duarte Ramos, director, global wellbeing products, luxury and upscale brands, Accor Hotels on the topic of Help Your Team Grow Or Watch Them Go and Irene Forte, brand manager, Rocco Forte Hotels on Trends – What’s Hot And What’s Not, both on the Sunday. 

The hosts at Monday’s Creative Networking Sessions include wellness business consultant Anni Hood on the topic of Making Wellness Accessible and Mike Wallace, brand manager for the Danubius Hotels Group on Master your KPIs and Leverage your Performance.

To register your interest in attending the 2017 Professional Spa & Welness Convention, go to www.worldspawellness.com/site/RegisterYourInterest

For the full 2017 World Spa & Wellness Convention programme, and to find out more about tickets prices and attending, click HERE