Inaugural UK Spa & Wellness Conference, hosted at center parcs, Sherwood, is hailed as a resounding success.
Spa Conference Success
Top spa industry figures and some 300 delegates were brought together at the first UK Spa & Wellness Conference in November. The conference, which was organized by Spa Life UK, a subsidiary of Topaz Consulting Group, took place in the conference suite at Center Parc’s picturesque Sherwood Forest.
Delegates which included representatives from leading spas including Bannatyne, Champneys, Handpicked Hotels and Dove Spa, attended a series of presentations from leading spa operators and experts from the fields of business development, marketing and operational management. Key note speaker, Thomas Power, CEO of Ecademy and former apprentice to Sir Alan Sugar, shared his secrets behind the future of social media in business and Gordon Tinline, a Chartered Occupational Psychologist discussed the role of ‘spa’ in stress management.
In between, delegates had the opportunity to network whilst headline sponsors, PAYOT and Lifetime along with associate sponsors, Alliance Leisure, BC Softwear, Jessica, MindBody Inc, Technogym, Peninsula, Topaz Consulting and European Spa magazine, provided demonstrations and sampling of their products and services.
Of the spa conference, Martin Dalby, CEO of Center Parcs who gave the welcome address says “It was a pleasure to be hosting the UK’s largest spa conference and I was delighted to see so many decision makers attend. As always, the networking around the presentations was invaluable to us all and our depth of spa knowledge expanded by the numerous speakers. It is definitely a premier event in the spa calendar and I look forward to attending next year.”