Speakers revealed for the WSW convention 2024

Published 02nd Feb 2024 by Harshita Sathianarayanan

Leading speakers headline the 2024 World Spa & Wellness London Convention

The World Spa & Wellness London Convention on 2-4 March at ExCeL London will bring leading professionals from Europe, Asia and America who are ready to share insights and knowledge to help you upskill and take your spa business to another level.

A host of spa professionals will be speaking at the 2024 World Spa & Wellness London Convention to share valuable insights, knowledge and wisdom with you to help develop your spa and wellness facility. 

The World Spa & Wellness Convention returns, on 2nd to 4th March 2024 at ExCeL London will bring leading professionals from Europe, Asia, America, Australia and Middle East with Zoe Wall (Dubai), and Lindsay Madden Nadeau (Saudi Arabia). This global networking event caters to independently run and group spas and hotels taking place at Professional Beauty London.

This convention offers a focused two-day programme, addressing key industry challenges and providing practical solutions. 2.5 days starting Saturday afternoon with a great keynote with the current head of Wellness Strategy for Saudi Arabia and the former VP of Wellbeing for Accor. And also on Saturday, an eye opening, jaw dropping session about AI with the founders of White Mirror, and brandExchange.

Check out the World Spa & Wellness London Convention speaker line-up.

Here are a few key speakers on this year line up:

Kickstarting the convention we have Martin Franklin, chief executive officer, Les Mills Europe, Stephanie Holland, creative director, David Lloyd Clubs and Dave Courteen, managing director & founder, Mosaic Spa and Health Clubs Ltd, discussing how you can attract and retain customers and members in the fitness and wellness industry on an exciting panel session on Sunday 3 March, 10:00 am.

Don't miss Michael Newcombe, vice president wellness global Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts on a panel at 11:10 am on Sunday joined with Simon Marxer, vice president spa & wellbeing, HYATT and Miraval Resorts and Teresa O'Farrell, global head of wellness and spa at the Dorchester Collection.This panel will be talking about ‘Unlocking the secrets to talent retention, and effective hiring strategies for success.’ Join us for straightforward advice on building a wellness-focused team culture as our industry speakers bring practical insights into creating a work environment that keeps top talent.

We will also hear from keynote speaker Neil Jacobs, chief executive officer, Six Senses as he shares his insights with Andrew Gibson on ‘The Business Model of Wellness-driven strategies' at 12:00 pm on Sunday 3 March. Don't miss out on this opportunity to be part of a compelling dialogue that explores the future of spa and wellness, tackles its challenges.

We are further excited to hear from keynotes Todd Shaw, Chair ISPA Foundation & Senior VP Business Development Fountain Life on bridging the gaps in our industry – research from the ISPA Foundation on Sunday 15:00. Followed by Lindsay Madden-Nadeau, Strategy Leader Red Sea Global, speaking on the visionary wellness strategy from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for all on at 16:30.

We are pleased to welcome Amanda Al-Marsi, global director of wellness at the Hilton Group who will be speaking on Sunday 3 March at 15.30 alongside Amy McDonald on a panel session discussing ‘Health & Wellbeing for all- How can your spa both make a difference and increase revenue’.

Meanwhile on Monday (4 March) will see a slightly different format in the convention where we will break out in to 3 different groups allowing delegates to take part in intimate sessions for day, hotel and resort spas. The panels consist of (1) Nicky Brooks - National Retail Operations Manager Endota Spa AUSTRALIA, Debbie Merdjan - Founder Camelot Spa SOUTH AFRICA, Charlie Thompson - Founder and Managing Director, The Massage Company UK - ‘Is your Day Spa business dying? How you can fix it’ (2) Suzanne Holbrook - Spa & Wellness Director, Marriott USA, Kerry Turpin Global Head of Spa & Wellness, Corinthia Hotels, Daniel Core - Spa GM Nàdarra Spa at The Coniston UK - Boost your HOTEL Spa & Wellness operations and (3) Zoe Wall – Vice President SIRO & Wellness, Kerzner International, Hans-Peter Veit - Director of Spa & Wellbeing Appenzeller Huus, - Boost your RESORT Spa & Wellness operations.

Monday afternoon will be extremely inspiring and empowering with keynotes Virginie Fliegans - Senior Spa Director Four Seasons Paris George V and Sonal Uberoi - author of The Wellness Asset to ‘Master your KPIs’; Keisha Schahaff - Wellness Coach and Astronaut from ANTIGUA & BARBUDA on ‘Manifest your full potential life and health”; Anna Seleznoyva - Founder Maharaja Yoga & Spa in UKRAINE about “Overcoming adversity”; and Carol Philips - CEO Beauteesmarts USA helping you to get ‘Retail off the shelves and in the bag’.

Embark on a journey of discovery and innovation at the World Spa & Wellness Convention 2024. With an impressive line-up of industry leaders sharing their expertise, this event will inspire and transform the landscape of spa and wellness. From insights into attracting and retaining talent to discussions on the future prospects of the industry, each session offers a unique perspective and practical takeaways. Join us for a dynamic exchange of ideas, fostering growth, and creating a path forward for the global spa community. It's a unique opportunity to connect, learn and shape the future of wellness together.

There will also be endless opportunities to connect with industry leaders and share insights and ideas in the dedicated spa lounge at Professional Beauty London, register for free now. 

View the full World Spa & Wellness London Convention programme and speaker line-up.

How much does it cost to attend the World Spa & Wellness London Convention?

Booking for the World Spa & Wellness London Convention is now open. A one-day delegate pass costs £195*, with a two-day delegate pass costing £295*.

You can also join us for an evening of networking and celebration at the World Spa & Wellness Awards by purchasing a two-day combined convention and awards ticket for just £345*.

Register for Professional Beauty London for free and then add your convention pass to your basket.

*prices include VAT

Harshita Sathianarayanan

Harshita Sathianarayanan

Published 02nd Feb 2024

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