Spa Business issue 1 2019

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DIARY DATES 24-25 February 2019 World Spa & Wellness Convention London, UK A two-day spa conference and networking event held alongside the Professional Beauty tradeshow.

25-27 February 2019 BeautyAsia Suntec City, Singapore Exhibition for beauty and wellness professionals in Asia.

12 March 2019 Women in Wellness Leadership Conference New York City, USA A conference organised by American Spa magazine for women in the wellness industry.

14-15 March 2019 Asia Pacific Spa & Wellness Coalition Roundtable Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia A two-day meeting discussing the Asia Pacific spa industry.

95 people from 14 states attended the conference

First-ever US hot springs conference a success The organisers behind the that need to be addressed. inaugural US Hot Springs Getting the nation’s geothermal Connection say the three-day stakeholders in the same room conference unleashed a and talking with one another torrent of interest and proved to be an invaluable enthusiasm, resulting in steps experience for everyone to form a national geothermal involved,” says Vicky Nash, trade association and develop who coordinated the event. Vicky Nash a website representing every Nash will work closely hot springs entity in the US. with an association management The event, which was held in company to begin the process of Glenwood Springs in Colorado in establishing a board of directors and bylaws. November, welcomed 95 attendees. Additionally, a marketing firm will begin “Geothermal springs offer a unique and creating a website and map to list every highly sought-after visitor experience; they commercial hot spring in North America. More: also have a sector-specific set of challenges

14-17 March Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna, Italy One of the world’s biggest beauty trade fairs, which also includes a twoday spa symposium.

24-27 April 2019 The Wellness Collective Sicily, Italy A new four-day wellness networking event, to include one-to-one meetings, keynote addresses, seminars, and first-hand wellness activity experiences.

6-7 May 2019 Healing Summit The Algarve, Portugal Run by the Healing Hotels of the World, this event attracts a wide variety of attendees.

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Around 30 senior representatives attended the event

UK spa leaders gather to debate staffing issues Some of the UK’s leading spa operators and consultants convened in Birmingham in November for a CEO Summit to come up with potential solutions for how to find and keep good therapists. “The industry is growing exponentially which is brilliant,” says summit host Michelle Hammond, director of training company The Spa Business School. “But in reality we’re really struggling to offer the services. The problem always comes

back to ‘how can we find great staff and keep them?’ It’s become a critical issue.” Up to 30 senior representatives from country-wide groups such as Macdonald Hotels and Handpicked Hotels and noteworthy independent properties like Rockliffe Hall and Careys Manor, as well as colleges and suppliers such as Caudalie and Aromatherapy Associates all attended to put forward their views. More: