Industry Briefing Papers

Each year delegates attending the Global Wellness Summit are invited to summarize the current spa and wellness industry in their areas. Below you will find a handy Industry Briefing Report aggregating all the submissions we received over the past years.

AGGREGATED PAPERS PER YEAR
View the complete 2016 Global Wellness Industry Briefing Papers
View the complete 2015 Global Wellness Industry Briefing Papers
View the complete 2014 Global Spa & Wellness Industry Briefing Papers
View the complete 2013 Global Spa & Wellness Industry Briefing Papers
View the complete 2012 Global Spa & Wellness Industry Briefing Papers
View the complete 2011 Global Spa & Wellness Industry Briefing Papers
View the complete 2010 Global Spa & Wellness Industry Briefing Papers

 

AUSTRALIA
2016  Dr. Karen Coates, Managing Medical Director, Cassia Wellness Clinic
2016  Sharon Kolkka, General Manager and Wellness Director, Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat
2016  Brook Ramage, General Manager, Peninsula Hot Springs
2015  Samantha Gowing, Founder, Gowings Food Health Wealth
2015  Brook Ramage, General Manager, Peninsula Hot Springs
2015  John Toomey, CEO, Australian Wellness Education and Training Pty Ltd
2014  Angie Kleeman, Director of Luxury Brand, The French Beauty Academy
2014  Melanie Gleeson, Co-Founder & Director, endota spa
2013  Charles Davidson, Co-founder & Director, Peninsula Hot Springs
2013  Lyndall Mitchell, Founding Director, Aurora Spa’s & Aurora Spa Rituals
2012  Professor Marc Cohen, Program Leader, Online Master of Wellness Program, RMIT University
2011  Charles Davidson, Founder, Peninsula Hot Springs
2011  Sharon Kolkka, General Manager, Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat
2011  Megan Larsen, Founder, Sodashi
2010  Dr. Marc Cohen, RMIT University & Charles Davidson, Australasian Spa Association

 

AUSTRIA
2016  Eva Adamer-König, Chair and Dr. James Miller, Vice-Chair, Institute of Health and Tourism Management, FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences
2016  Tom Bauer, COO, VAMED VITALITY WORLD
2016  Karl Brüggemann, Managing Director, Interalpen Hotel Tyrol
2016  Christina Feilmayr, Student in Health management in tourism, University of Applied Sciences, FH JOANNEUM
2016  Chris Keen, CEO and Heinz Schletterer, Chairman, Medical Spa & Wellness Group
2016  Dr. Imke König, Medical Spa Director, Schloss Elmau GmbH & CoKG
2016  Michaela Hösch, Head of Spa, Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences
2016  Lisa Maracher, Director, Ayurveda Resort Sonnhof
2015  Robert Ranzi, CEO & Founder, Cluster Wellness Tyrol
2013  Dr. Franz Linser, Founder & CEO, Linser Hospitality
2012  Thomas Roessler, Managing Director, TAC GmbH
2011  sha., CEO & Owner, sha. Vertrieb GmbH
2011 Thomas Roessler, Managing Director, TAC IT GmbH
2009  Dr. Franz Linser, Founder, Linser & Partner GmbH

 

BARBADOS
2015  Patricia Berry-Greenidge, Principal & Spa Consultant, PBHC Clinic & School of Holistic Therapies Inc.
2015  Dr. Juliet Skinner, Medical Doctor, Barbados Fertility Centre

 

BHUTAN
2014  Ingo Schweder, Chief Executive Officer, GOCO Hospitality; Managing Director, Horwath HTL Health and Wellness

 

BELGIUM
2014  Jean-Guy de Gabriac, Founder and CEO, TIP TOUCH International

 

BRAZIL
2016  Gustavo Albanesi, Partner and President, Buddha Spa, Smart Spa, Spa Week and Brazilian Spa Association
2016  Marianne Novaes Brepohl, Director, Lapinha Spa
2015  Rochele Silveira, Co-Owner & Director, Kurotel Longevity Medical Center and Spa
2013  Marianne Brepohl, Co-Owner, Lapinha SPA
2013  Dr. Mariela de Silveira, Board of Directors, Kurotel – Medical Longevity Center and Spa
2012  Marianne Novaes Brepohl, Owner & Marketing Director, Lapinha SPA
2011  Gustavo Albanesi, President, Brazillian Spa Association and Owner, Buddha Spa
2010  Gustavo Albanesi, President, Brazillian Spa Association and Owner, Buddha Spa

 

BULGARIA
2015  Bistra Dimitrova, President, Global Water Health- Framework Platform
2010  Stanley Stankov, Chairman, National Association for Spa & Wellness Tourism
2009  Stanley Stankov, Chairman, National Association for Spa & Wellness Tourism

 

CANADA
2016  Jennifer Findlay, Founder, Core Essence
2015  Noel Asmar, Founder and CEO, Noel Asmar Uniforms Inc.
2015  Simone Dobson, Spa Operator, Euphoria Wellness Spa
2015  Andrée Perreault, President, L’Esprit du Lieu
2014  Noel Asmar, Founder and CEO, Noel Asmar Uniforms Inc.
2014  Fayez Tamba, Owner, Fayez Tamba
2013  Donna Holtom, President and Director of International Relations, Holtz Spas – Leading Spas of Canada
2012  Lucie Brosseau, President & CEO, Alliance Spas Relais Santé
2012  Donna Holtom, Director – International Relations, Leading Spas of Canada
2011  Michael Deres, Director, SpaSoft
2011  Donna Holtom,President, Leading Spas of Canada
2010  Brigitte Diem-Guy, General Manager, SpaSoft, PAR Springer-Miller System
2009  Frank Pitsikalis, Founder & CEO, ResortSuite

 

CHINA
2015  Joy Menzies, Managing Director, Destination Spa Management China Ltd.
2014  Clive McNish , General Manager , GOCO Retreat Niutuo
2013  Tan Lily, General Manager, Ocean City Hot Spring
2011  Fifi Kao, Chief Editor, SinoMedia Co. Ltd.
2010  Fifi Kao, Editor-in-Chief, SpaChina

 

CROATIA
2016  Leila Krešić-Jurić, Director of Tourism Sector , Croatian Chamber of Economy
2009  Sandra Skoblar, Founder, NoviSpa Academy

 

EGYPT
2014  Asmaa Ahmed, Undergraduate Student, The American University in Cairo

 

FINLAND
2016  Mare Kuruson, Co-founder and CEO, Wellmonde
2014  Susanna Saari, Senior Lecturer, Turku University of Applied Sciences

 

FRANCE
2016  Isabelle Charrier, Founder & Managing Editor, EMOTION SPA Magazine
2016  Jean-Louis Poiroux, CEO and Danielle Rouault, Business Development & Export Director, Cinq Mondes
2016  Morgan Lefrancois, International Director of Spas, Clarins
2016  Françoise Périer, Journalist, Les Nouvelles Esthétiques
2016  Laure-Anne Vilaine, Editorial Advisor, Palindrome Edition- AQUAE
2015  Isabelle Charrier, Founder & Managing Editor, EMOTION SPA Magazine; Aldina Duarte-Ramos, Global Director, Well-being Product, Accor Hotels, Luxury & Upscale Brands; Jean-Luc Pleuvry, Director, Thalazur Group Operations; Danielle Rouault, Business Development & Export Director, Cinq Mondes; Ghislain Waeyaert, Managing Director, Deep Nature
2014  Aldina Duarte-Ramos, Director, Global Well-Being Product, Accor
2013  Jean-Claude Baumgarten, Chairman and CEO, Crewe Associates
2013  Jean-Guy de Gabriac, Founder & CEO, TIP TOUCH International
2013  Bertrand Thiery, CEO and Co-Founder, THEMAE
2012  Jean-Guy de Gabriac, Founder & CEO, TIP TOUCH International
2011  Christopher Norton, Chair-Global Spa Task Force, Four Seasons
2009  Ghislain Waeyaert, International Director of Spa, Clarins

 

GERMANY
2016  Michael Altewischer, Managing Partner, Wellness-Hotels & Resorts GmbH
2016  Hildegard Dorn-Petersen, Journalist & Consultant, AHGZ Wellness Summit
2016  Wilfried Dreckman, Spa Project, Managing Director
2016  Matthias Voit, Executive Elite Interiors, Dornbracht International
2015  Sammy Gharieni, CEO & Founder, Gharieni Group
2014  Wilfried Dreckmann, Managing Director, Spa Project
2014  Hildegard Dorn-Petersen, Freelance Journalist, Editorial Team AHGZ Wellness Summit
2014  Emlyn Brown, Director, Spa Operations, GOCO Hospitality
2013  Hildegard Dorn-Petersen, Freelance Journalist, Editorial Team AHGZ Wellness Summit
2012  Matthias Voit, Chief Executive, Dornbracht
2012  Anne Biging, Managing Director, Healing Hotels of the World
2012  Adrian Egger, Managing Director of Spa Division, Klafs
2011  Anne Biging, Managing Director, Healing Hotels of the World
2011  Adrian Egger, Managing Director, Klafs
2011  Dietmar Muller-Elmau, Owner, Schloss Elmau Luxury Spa
2011  Michael Schummert, President, Babor
2011  Matthias Voit, Chief Executive – Elite Interiors Divison, Dornbracht GmbH & Co.
2010  Anne Biging, Managing Director, Healing Hotels of the World
2010  Joerg Demuth, President, The Organic Spa
2010  Hildegard Dorn-Peterson, Freelance Journalist, Hotel Consultant
2010  Adrian Egger, Managing Director Spa Division, Klafs
2010  Paul Haslauer, General Manager, Haslauer GmbH
2009  Dagmar Rizzato, CEO, Rizzato Spa Consulting

 

GHANA
2010  Dzigbordi K. Dosoo and Kenneth Kpodo, CEO/COO, Allure Africa, Ltd.
2009  Dzigbordi K. Dosoo, CEO, Allure Africa, Ltd.

 

GREECE
2016  Victoria Yanakova, Co-Owner, Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort
2011  Vivian Patkos, Le Convivial Luxury Suites & Spa, President & Owner

 

GUATEMALA
2015  Victor Urbina, General Manager, Santa Teresita, Hotel & Spa Termal

 

HONG KONG
2012  Jeff Matthews, President & Chief Operating Officer, Mandara Spa & Vice President, Elemis and Bliss
2012  Andrew Gibson, Group Director of Spa, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
2011  Catherine Feliciano-Chon, Chairman & CEO, Catchon & Co. Ltd.
2011  Andrew Gibson, Group Director of Spa, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
2011  Ed Ng, Director, AB Concept
2011  Sharon Codner,Regional Spa Director,The Peninsula Hotels
2011  Sheila McCann, Corporate Director of Spa, Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts
2011  Steve Courso, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, A.F. Dornbracht
2010  Andrew Gibson, Group Director of Spa, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
2009  Neil Orvay, CEO, Sense of Touch Spas

 

HUNGARY
2016  Dr. Tamas Varhelyi, College Professor, Eszterházy Károly College
2015  Dr. Tamás Várhelyi, College Professor, Eszterházy Károly College
2014  Dr. Tamás Várhelyi, College Professor, Eszterházy Károly College
2012  Dr. Tamás Várhelyi, Associate Professor, Szolnoki Foiskola
2012  László Puczkó & Melanie Smith, The Tourism Observatory for Health, Wellness and Spa
2011  Dr. Tamás Várhelyi, Professor, Szolnoki Foiskola
2010  László Puczkó, Managing Director, Xellum Advisory Ltd.
2010  Dr. Tamás Várhelyi, Professor, Szolnoki Fioskola College
2009  Dr. Tamás Várhelyi, Professor, Szolnoki Fioskola College

 

INDIA
2016  Rekha Chaudhari, Managing Director, JCKRC Spa Destination
2016  Dr. Harish Kalathil, Director Spa & Group coordination and Training, Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels Ltd
2016  JC Kapur, Managing Director, JCKRC Spa Destination
2016  Dr. Talavane Krishna, Founder & President, Indus Valley Ayurvedic Centre
2015  Dr. Rekha Chaudhari, Medical Doctor, JCKRC Spa Destination PVT. LTD
2015  Vijay Kumar Karai, Founder & CEO, AyurUniverse
2013  Sandhya Chipalkatti, Editor & Publisher, SpaMantra
2013  Dr. Deepika Gunawant, Head Integrative Health & Wellbeing, Vana Retreats
2013  Deepa Misra Harris, Senior Vice President – Sales & Marketing, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces
2013  Ashraf Husain, M.B.A. Student, Institute of Hotel Management, Aurangabad (IHM-A)
2013  Ashok Khanna, Managing Director, Ananda in the Himalayas
2013  Ruchika Mehta, Director, Public Relations & Corporate Communications, The Park Hotels
2013  Parineeta Sethi, Chief Editor and Publisher, Asia Spa India
2012  Sandhya Chipalkatti, Editor & Publisher, Spa Mantra
2012  Rekha Chaudhari, Managing Director, JCKRC Spa Destination Pvt. Ltd.
2012  Parineeta Sethi, Editor in Chief, AsiaSpa India
2012  Jesper Hougaard, Managing Director, Serena Spa Pvt. Ltd.
2011  JC Kapur, Cofounder & CEO, JCKRC Spa Destination Pvt. Ltd.
2011  Rekha Chaudhari, Managing Director, JCKRC Spa Destination Pvt. Ltd.
2010  Rekha Chaudhari, CEO, JCKRC & CO.
2009  Jeff Butterworth, Jumeirah Group Wellness Director, Jumeirah

 

INDONESIA
2015  Bali Spa and Wellness Association
2014  Bali Spa and Wellness Association
2011  Judy Chapman, President, Judy Chapman Consulting
2011  Jeff Matthews, President, COO, Mandara Spa
2011  Dr. Bra Mooryati Soedibyo, President, PT. Mustika Ratu, Tbk.
2011  Windiyati Nugroho, COO, Pacific Beauty Industry Group
2011  Martha Tilaar, Founder, Martha Tilaar Group

 

IRELAND
2011  Mark Walton, Managing Director, VOYA
2010  Anita Rawat Geoghegan, Standards Development Office, Failte Ireland

 

ISRAEL
2015  Amir Alroy, Owner & CEO, Cloud 9 Wellness Clubs

 

ITALY
2016  Gayane Avetisyan, Sales Manager and Fabian Franz, Junior Partne, VITALIS Dr. Joseph GmbH
2016  Patrizia Bortolin, Spa Director Vair, Borgo Egnazia
2016  Alina Hernandez, Head of Strategic Initiatives, Giovanni Lorenzini Medical Foundation
2015  Barbara Gavazzoli, International Marketing Education Director, [ comfort zone ]
2014  Barbara Gavazzoli, International Marketing Director, [ comfort zone ]
2011  Barbara Gavazzoli, Marketing Communication & Education Director, Comfort Zone
2010  Daniela Steiner, CEO, Steiner Cosmetics

 

JAMAICA
2015  Patrick Huey, Corporate Director of Spa, Fitness and Tennis, Red Lane Spa & Sandals Resorts International

 

JAPAN
2016  Tomonori Maruyama, Manager/Chief Research Consultant, Mitsui Knowledge Industry Co., Ltd.
2015  Tomonori Maruyama, Manager & Chief Research Consultant, Mitsui Knowledge Industry Co., Ltd.
2015  Yoriko Soma, CEO, Conceptasia Inc.
2014  Tomonori Maruyama, Chief Research Consultant/Manager, Mitsui Knowledge Industry Co., Ltd.
2014  Tae Kawasaki, Founder and CEO, The Day Spa Co., Ltd.
2013  Tomonori Maruyama, Manager and Chief Researcher, Mitsui Knowledge Industry Co., Ltd.
2012  Tomonori Maruyama, Manager and Chief Researcher, Mitsui Knowledge Industry Co., Ltd.
2012  Tae Kawasaki, President, The Day Spa Corp, Ltd.
2012  Hirokazu Iida, President, Shuei Wellness Co., Ltd.
2011  Tomonori Maruyama, Chief Researcher, Mitsui Knowledge Industry Co.
2011  Tomoaki Okada, Head Director, Nippon Spa Association
2010  Hirokazu Iida, President, Shuei Wellness Co, Ltd.
2010  Tae Kawasaki, President, The Day Spa
2010  Tomonori Maruyama, Chief Researcher, Mitsui Knowledge Corp.
2010  Yoriko Soma, President SpaFinder Japan
2009  Tomonori Maruyama, Chief Researcher, Mitsui Knowledge Corp.

 

LATVIA
2016  Alla Sokolova, Founder & CEO, Inbalans
2013  Alla Sokolova, Co-founder & General Manager, Inbalans
2012  Alla Sokolova, Co-founder & General Manager, Global Balans
2011  Alla Sokolova, General Manager, IWC Balans

 

LEBANON
2015  Alice Edde, Chairman, Eddé Sands Hotel & Wellness Resort

 

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LITHUANIA
2016  Rokas Navickas, Chief Medical Officer, Board Member, SPA Vilnius

 

MALAYSIA
2016  Sandra Wong, Chief Executive Officer, Vitulen Sdn Bhd
2014  Trent Munday, Vice President, Steiner Spa Consulting; Regional Vice President, Mandara Spa

 

MALDIVES
2013  Jeff Butterworth, Chief Spa and Wellness Officer, LUX* Resorts

 

MAURITIUS
2015  Chase Webber, Corporate Spa Director, Constance Hotels & Resorts

 

MEXICO
2016  Gina Diez Barroso de Franklin, President & CEO, Grupo Diarq
2016  Sara Jones, Managing Director & Editor, Spa & Wellness México
2015  Diana F. Mestre, Owner, Mestre & Mestre Spa Consulting
2015  Viviana Quesada, Senior Spa Director, Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita
2015  Carloslucio Ramos, Editorial Director, Golf&Spa* Magazine
2013  Gina Diez Barroso de Franklin, President & CEO, Grupo Diarq
2012  Diana F. Mestre, Owner, Mestre & Mestre Spa Development
2010  Roberto Arjona, Chief Executive, Rancho La Puerta

 

MONACO
2010  Cindy Hoddeson, Director of Meeting & Incentive Sales, Monaco Tourist Office

 

MOROCCO
2016  Caroline Bauchet-Bouhlal, Group Development Director, Es Saadi Gardens & ResortChase Webber, Corporate Spa Director, Constance Hotels & Resorts
2014  Majda Berrada, President, A-SPA-MAROC
2011  Raoul Andrews, President, Aspen Resorts International
2009  Majda Berrada, Founder, Moroccan Spa Association

 

NAMIBIA
2015  Mariane Akwenye, Founder, Nomad African Spa

 

NEW ZEALAND
2014  Hon Steve Chadwick, Mayor of Rotorua

 

PHILIPPINES
2015  Catherine Brillantes-Turvill, President, Nurture Wellness Village

 

POLAND
2016  Hotel Wellness ProVita
2013  Arkadiusz Dawidowski, Managing Director, ForSpa / European Spa Foundation

 

PUERTO RICO
2015  Mitchel Rivera, CEO, YeloSpa San Juan

 

QATAR
2016  Abdulla Hassan Al Mehshadi, Chief Executive Officer, Msheireb Properties
2016  Tajana Trtanj, Managing Director of Business Developments, CTBA group
2013  Naomi Wiesmann, Fast Track Management Trainee, Six Senses, Six Senses Spa at Sharq Village & Spa

 

RUSSIA
2016  Elena Bogacheva, Founder and President, Spa and Wellness International Council (SWIC)
2016  Liubov Prigozhina, Owner and CEO and Nina Tsymbal, Spa Consultant, Crystal Spa & Lounge
2014  Elena Bogacheva, Founder and President, Spa and Wellness International Council (SWIC)
2013  Elena Bogacheva, Founder & President, Spa & Wellness International Council (SWIC)
2012  Elena Bogacheva, President, Spa & Wellness International Council (SWIC)
2010  Elena Bogacheva, CEO, SpaPriori
2009  Elena Bogacheva, CEO, SpaPriori
2009  Nina Tsymbal, Independant Spa Consultant

 

SAUDIA ARABIA
2016  Talal Mohammed Bin Ali, Founder & President, Enaya Care International Co. Ltd.
2015  Talal Mohammed Bin Ali, Founder & President, Enaya Care International Co. Ltd.
2014  Talal Mohammed Bin Ali, Founder & President, Enaya Care International Co. Ltd.
2013  Talal Mohammed Bin Ali, Founder & President, Enaya Care International Co. Ltd.

 

SINGAPORE
2013  Suzanne Ng, Senior Academic Staff, Republic Polytechnic
2012  Darani (Winnie) Tsao, Director, Paradigm Wellness
2012  Michael Bartura, Project Manager, East West Learning Center
2011  Darani “Winnie” Tsao, Director, Paradigm Wellness
2010  Jennifer Ng, Director, Business Development, Spa Botanica
2009  Jennifer Ng, Director, Business Development, Spa Botanica

 

SOUTH KOREA
2014  Ku-Jeom Chung, PhD, Professor, Youngsang University, Busan, S. Korea; Founder, Founder, The Wellness Foundation of Korea

 

SPAIN
2016  Valérie Le Mao, Editorial Advisor, Wellness & Spa, Esthetic World
2016  Fedra Mainetti, Global Key Account Director – Hospitality, FLUIDRA SA
2015  Alfredo Bataller Pineda, CEO, SHA Wellness Clinic
2015  Joaquin Serra, Senior VP & Chief Business Development Officer, Natura Bissé International; Partricia Fisas, Senior VP, Marketing and Product Development
2010  Maria Jose Caldenty, Editor, EsetheticSpa Magazine
2009  Joaquin Serra, Senior Executive Vice President, Natura Bisse International

 

SRI LANKA
2015  Vickum Nawagamuwage, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Santani

 

SWEDEN
2012  Anna Bjurstam, Managing Director & Owner, Raison d’Etre Spas
2011  Anna Bjurstam, Managing Director, Raison d’Etre Spas
2011  Kerstin Florian, President & Founder, Kerstin Florian

 

SWITZERLAND
2016  Roland Lymann, Lecturer, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts – Institute of Tourism
2015  Martha Wiedemann, Wellness Advisor, Badrutt’s Palace Hotel
2014  Mark Baier, CEO, Clinique La Prairie
2014  Hildegard Dorn-Petersen, Freelance Journalist, Editorial Team AHGZ Wellness Summit
2013  Therese Martirena, Operations Manager, The Dolder Grand Kurhausstrasse
2012  Martha Wiedemann, Wellness Advisor, Badrutt’s Palace Hotel
2011  Simone Salzmann, CEO, AsiaSpa GmbH
2010  Martine Fehr, Group Spa Director, Victoria-Jungfrau Collection
2009  Martine Fehr, Group Spa Director, Victoria-Jungfrau Collection

 

THAILAND
2016  Matthew Brennan, Director, Horwath HTL Health and Wellness, Director of Finance, GOCO Hospitality
2016  Vanessa Stoessel, Director of Wellness & Spa Projects, MSpa International
2013  Ingo R. Schweder, Chief Executive Officer, GOCO Hospitality; Managing Director, Horwath HTL Health and Wellness
2012  Thanisr Chaturongkul, Chief Financial Officer, Chiva-Som International Health Resort
2012  Sonu Shivdasani, Chairman & CEO, Six Senses Resorts & Spas
2012  Ingo Schweder, CEO, Spatality International
2011  Paul Linder, General Manager, Chiva-Som International Health Resorts Co. Ltd.
2011  Karina Stewart, Co-Founder, Brand/Concept Director, Kamalaya Koh Samui
2009  Naim Maadad, Managing Director, Mspa International

 

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THE NETHERLANDS
2016  Saskia Kunst, Managing Director, SBM Offshore NV

 

TURKEY
2016  Thomas Klein, CEO and Susan E. Docherty, COO, Canyon Ranch
2013  Mehmet Kabas, President, Promet Spa Wellness and Aysegul Sungur, General Manager, Promet Spa Wellness
2010  Umit Yasar Atalay, General Manager, Richmond International Hotel Management
2010  Mehmet Kabas, President, Promet Spa Wellness
2010  Gerhard Struger, Regional VP, Turkey & Eastern Europe, Swissotel

 

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
2014  Shekhar Malkotia, Manager – Spa Operations, GOCO Hospitality
2013  Tina Ghafurian, General Manager, Tips & Toes Beauty and Spa Centre LLC
2013  Neil Hewerdine, Vice President, Spa Services, Kerzner International – Atlantis The Palm
2011  Albert Ng, Spa Development Director, Emirates Airline
2010  Jeff Butterworth, Wellness Director, Jumeirah
2009  Elmar Nagele, Thermarium Baeder Bau, Abu Dhabi

 

UNITED KINGDOM
2016  Irene Forte, Brand Manager, Rocco Forte Hotels
2016  Oriele Frank, Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer, ELEMIS
2016  Jacqueline Kneebone, Regional Director of Spa & Retail London, Morgans Hotel Group
2016  Diane Nettleton, Owner, Spa Director, Nettleton Holdings Ltd
2016  Barry Smith, Director and Co-Founder, Dröm UK Ltd
2015  Emma Roberts, Head of Sales and Business Development, VOYA Senior VP, Marketing and Product Development
2015  Muriel Zingraff-Shariff, CEO, Aromatherapy Associates
2014  Kicki Carlsson, CEO, Drom UK Ltd
2013  Nora Elias, Editor, Professional Spa & Wellness
2013  Geraldine Howard, Co-Founder and President, Aromatherapy Associates Ltd.
2012  Stella Photi, Managing Director & Founder, Wellbeing Escapes
2012  Corinna Yap, Director of Sales – COMO Shambhala, COMO Hotels & Resorts
2011  Kate Percival, Director, Naturally Healthy Women Limited
2011  Henk Verschuur, Managing Director, Thermae Bath Spa
2010  Lopo Champalimaud, CEO, Wahanda
2010  Kevin Turnbull, Chief Executive, SpaFinder Europe
2009  Kevin Turnbull, Chief Executive, SpaFinder Europe

 

UNITED STATES
2016  Anne Bramham, President, Advanced Spa Therapy Education Certification Council (ASTECC)
2016  Mike Bruggeman, OM4 Organic Male, CEO
2016  Leah Burton, Change Agent, Burton Enterprises
2016  Lynn Curry, Principal, Curry Spa Consulting LLC
2016  Kristi Dickinson, Executive Board Member, Advanced Spa Therapy Education Certification Council (ASTECC)
2016  Annbeth Eschbach, CEO & President, Exhale
2016  Dr. Russell Greenfield, Clinical Professor of Medicine, UNC-CH School of Medicine
2016  Clive McNish, Glen Ivy Hot Springs, General Manager
2016  Stephanie Moore, Health-in-Hand, Clinical Nutritionist & Health Coach
2016  William Wesley Myers, Director of Spa & Wellness, The Langham, Chicago – Langham Hotels & Resorts
2016  Mim Senft, President and CEO, Motivity Partnerships
2016  Nell Waters, CEO, SOAK
2015  Laura Boss, Founder, Twig Concepts LLC
2015  Anne Bramham, Owner & Founder, American Spa Therapy Education Certification Council
2015  Timothy Busch, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Hospitality Group
2015  Cord Coen, Founder, ZENTS
2015  Mogli Cooper, Co-Owner & Founder, Iron Mountain Hot Springs
2015  Lynn Curry, Principal, Curry Spa Consulting LLC
2015  Dr. Jonathan Paul De Vierville, Professor Emeritus of The Humanities, History and Social Sciences; Owner and Director, The Alamo Plaza Spa at the Historic Menger Hotel
2015  Kristi Dickinson, Executive Board Member, Advanced Spa Therapy Education Certification Council (ASTECC)
2015  Annbeth Eschbach, CEO & President, Exhale
2015  Paul Evans, CEO, Mammagard
2015  Samer Hamadeh, CEO, Zeel Networks Inc.
2015  Milana Knowles, Senior Director of Spa Development, Clarins
2015  Karen Koffler, MD, Medical Doctor, Carillon Hotel & Spa
2015  JoAnn Kurtz-Ahlers, President, Kurtz-Ahlers & Associates, LLC.
2015  Mia Kyricos, Chief Brand Officer, Spafinder Wellness, Inc.®
2015  Patricia Ladis, Physical Therapist, Co-founder, CEO, KIMA Center for Physiotherapy & Wellness
2015  Ilana Moses, Founder & CEO, Florida Spa Association
2015  Nancy Nemer, President, Red Cashew, Inc.
2015  Cheryl Patella, Managing Director, Spa Innovators, Inc.; Spa Director, Williams Island Club
2015  Nicolas Ronco, Founder & CEO, Yelo Spa
2015  Nancy Trent, Founder & President, Trent and Company
2015  William Wesley Meyers, Director of Spa, Chuan Spa at The Langham Chicago, Langham Hospitality Group
2014  Lynn Curry, Principal/Certified Management Consultant, Curry Spa Consulting LLC
2014  Mogli Cooper, Co-Owner, Iron Mountain Hot Springs
2014  Mia Kyricos, Chief Brand Officer, Spafinder Wellness, Inc.
2014  JoAnn Kurtz-Ahlers, President, Kurtz-Ahlers & Associates, LLC
2013  Michael Bruggeman, Founder & CEO, Organic Male OM4
2013  Joseph P. D’Antonio, Director, Business Development, Oakworks
2013  Rick Duarte, General Manager and Director of Spa Operations & Development, Sundara Inn & Spas
2013  Sallie Fraenkel, Executive Vice President, Global Spa & Wellness Summit
2013  Linda M. Howard, CEO, Alturnative
2013  Jhana
2013  June Jacobs
2013  JoAnn Kurtz-Ahlers, Owner & President, Kurtz-Ahlers & Assoc., L.L.C.
2013  Charmaine T. Lang, Owner, The Madison Collection
2013  Ella Stimpson, Executive Director of Spas, Wynn Las Vegas; Chairman, International SPA Association
2013  Josef Woodman, Founder and CEO, Patients Beyond Borders
2012  Thomas Steinhauer, Regional Vice President, Four Seasons Resorts (Maui at Wailea)
2012 Sylvia Sepielli, Founder, SPAd (Sylvia Planning And design)
2012  Su Gibson, Lecturer, CN Hilton College & University of Houston
2012  Shelley Berc and Alejandro Fogel, Directors, The Creativity Workshop
2012  Sharon Ullrick, Marketing Manager, Leading Hotels of the World
2012  Sharilyn Abbajay, Founder, Abbajay & Associates
2012  Rianna Riego, Principal & Founder, Global Spa Vantage
2012  Nicolas Ronco, Founder & CEO, Yelo Spa
2012  Nancy Nemer, Founder & CEO, Red Cashew
2012  Nancy Griffin, Principal, Contento Marketing
2012  Michael Tompkins, President & General Manager, Miraval Arizona
2012  Mia Kyricos, Vice President & Consultant, Core Performance
2012  Meg Jordan, PhD, RN, CWP, Professor, California Institute of Integral Studies
2012  Lynne McNees, President, ISPA
2012 Lori Hutchinson, Founder & Co-Owner, Hutchinson Consulting
2012  Leslie Glover, President, Aspen Spa Management
2012  Dr. Jonathan Paul De Vierville, Director & Owner, SpaCultures.com
2012  Joanne Berry, Founder & CEO, Spa Remedies LLC, Director of Spa Education and Recruitment, Bellus Academy
2012  JoAnn Kurtz-Ahlers, President, Kurtz-Ahlers & Associates, LLC.
2012 Jeremy McCarthy, Director of Global Spa Developments and Operations, Starwood Hotel & Resorts
2012  Jay Williams, Physiologist & Medical Nutritionist, Healthy Aging Resources Inc.
2012  Dr. Hillary Lampers ND, Northwest Neuro-Cranial Medicine
2012  Ella Stimpson, Chairman, International Spa Association & Executive Director of Spa and Salon Operations, Wynn & Encore Las Vegas
2012  Deborah A. Smith, Principal, Smith Club & Spa Specialists
2012  Beth Stewart, VP – Business & Brand Development, Naturopathica
2012  Barry McCaffrey, National Sales Director – Spa Division, Clarins USA
2012  Anne Bramham, President & Founder, American Spa Therapy Education, Certification Council
2012  Amy McDonald, Owner, Under a Tree Associates
2012  Alex Glasscock, Owner & CEO, The Ranch at Live Oak – Malibu
2011  Joanne Berry, Director of Spa and Wellness, Bellus Academy
2011  Mayank Bhardwaj & Rahul Koul, Co-CEO’s, Sundari
2011  Pete Ellis, Chairman & CEO, SpaFinder, Inc.
2011  CG Funk, VP/Industry Relations & Product Development, Massage Envy
2011  Don Genders, Managing Director, Design for Leisure
2011  Lori Hutchinson, Founder & Co-Owner, Hutchinson Consulting
2011  JoAnne Kurtz-Ahlers, President, Kurtz-Ahlers
2011  Dr. Howard Murad, Founder, Murad
2011  Nancy Nemer, Founder & CEO, YeloSpa
2011  Nicolas Ronco, Founder & CEO, Yelospa
2011  Lisa Williams, Senior VP Global Sales & Brand Development, Kerstin Florian
2010  Anthony DiGuiseppe, President/CEO, DiGuiseppe Architecture
2010  Sallie Fraenkel, COO, SpaFinder, Inc.
2010  Lori Hutchinson, Founder & Co-Owner, Hutchinson Consulting
2010  Daniel Lizio-Katzen, Managing Director, SpaBooker
2010  Kimberley Matheson-Shedrick, President & Owner, Natural Resources Spa Consulting
2010  Dr. Howard Murad, CEO & Founder, Murad, Inc.
2010  Nancy Nemer, Founder & CEO, Red Cashew
2010  Lisa Starr, Director of Community, SpaTrade
2010  Mindy Terry, President, Creative Spa Concepts
2009  Susie Ellis, President, SpaFinder, Inc.

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