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Wellness works

The World Spa &Wellness Convention in back, running alongside Professional Beauty London. Here’s what to expect

The World Spa and Wellness Convention is a global networking event for both independently run and group spas and hotels. Delivering a dedicated two-day programme that provides practical solutions to the most pressing issues facing the industry, the convention will welcome speakers from across the globe, offering fresh insight on current trends and challenges, all designed to help grow skills and talents of the top spa leaders and teams in the industry.

This year, the event will kick off on Saturday, March 2, with an afternoon networking event before the full Convention programme begins on the Sunday.


Keynote sessions on the Sunday include Prospects for spa and wellness with Andrew Gibson, international consultant in hospitality and wellness, and Neil Jacobs, chief executive of Six Senses Hotels. There will also be a session on Bridging the gaps in our industry – research from the ISPA Foundation, with Todd Shaw, chair of the ISPA Foundation and senior VP business development at Fountain Life.

Then on Monday, delegates can hear from Keisha Schahaff, a wellness coach and astronaut, who will host a session titled Manifest your full potential life and health: Advice from a Wellness Coach who dreamt of flying to space... and did.

Don’t miss:

• Attracting and retaining staff with career opportunities and a culture of wellness. This panel discussion features Michael Newcombe, vice president wellness at Global Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts; Simon Marxer, VP spa and wellbeing at Hyatt and Miraval Resorts; and Teresa O’Farrell, global head of wellness and spa at the Dorchester Collection. Learn practical tips from these experts about how to motivate and retain a team in the current climate.

• Master your KPIs: Take your team on the journey to make lasting improvements for your operations and bottom line. Learn to master your numbers and get the whole team working together for change, with Virginie Fliegans, senior spa director at Four Seasons Paris, and Sonal Uberoi, author of The Wellness Asset -How to Transform & Futureproof your Hotel.

Fitness & wellness: hard-learnt lessons of grit & growth – Attracting & retaining customers & members. This practical panel session will share the wisdom of Dave Courteen, chief executive and founder of Mosaic Spa and Health Clubs, Stephanie Holland, creative director at David Lloyd Clubs, and Martin Franklin, chief executive of Les Mills.

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