This year’s Cosmoprof Asia 2016 Spa Conference on 17th November will uncover some of the industry’s most pressing issues. From trends to watch out for next year and how technology will play its part in the future of spas, to integrating wellness into your spa or even expanding it beyond its original four walls, there will be plenty of interest whether you are a spa-goer, spa owner, spa manager or director, spa writer or blogger or planning to become one of the above.
1 – Predicting the future
Everyone wants to know what the future will bring and Andrew Gibson, Vice President Well-Being, Luxury Brands for Accor Hotels, will be Cosmoprof’s very own Nostradamus. He will be discussing the very persistent trend of “wellness” and the predictable increase in technology in many different spa-friendly ways, as well as the need for innovation due to labour shortages. Always a compelling speaker, this is one talk you will want to arrive early for.
Spa and wellness trends to watch out for in 2017; 10:10 – 10:55
2 – Bringing the future into the present
Like special effects in the cinematic industry, the spa industry is perfectly suited to keeping up with the nerds in R&D and bringing extraordinary experiences into the spa. Whether it is beauty tools and machinery, interior design intelligence or boosting online and booking accessibility that is best for your spa, whatever the age of your clients you have got to have some technical presence. The third panel discussion of the day will discuss the latest innovations to give you some ideas for bringing the future to your spa.
Technology: The Future of Spas; 15:10 – 15:40
3 – Taking care of the bottom line
Jumping on the bandwagon of a trend like “wellness” is all very well and good, but does it actually pay? Should you stick to a tried and tested formula in your spa, or should you go out on a (well IPL-ed limb) and bring in new innovations? What Lisa Starr, Senior Consultant for Wynne Business, doesn’t know about spas is barely worth knowing. Listen to this expert’s sound pearls of wisdom before you plunge into a new direction.
Integrating wellness into spa – opportunities and challenges; 12:05 – 12:35
4 – In-spa karma
Workplace wellness, best practices, looking after your own – we all know that the best managers get the best from their teams by keeping their teams happy. And when you have a spa full of therapists, receptionists, managers and a director, you want to be sure the team is as harmonious as the décor, atmosphere and treatments. This first panel discussion goes into how to care for your most important assets. This is karma in action.
Workplace wellness; 10:55 – 11:35
5 – Talk to the experts!
What is perhaps most valuable of all at this annual spa seminar is the chance to pick the brains and rub shoulders (metaphorically rather than literally) with the speakers, either at the Q&As following their talks or in the networking breaks between them. And you’ll likely find some very interesting spa professionals in the audience too. So bring a wallet full of name cards and take this valuable opportunity to access some of the best minds in the business!
Morning coffee break 11:35 – 12:05
Lunch break 12:35 – 14:00
Afternoon coffee break 14:40 – 15:10
The 9th edition of our popular Cosmoprof Asia 2016 Spa Conference will be held on 17th November from 10am to 5pm. Our early registration is complete, but you are welcome to register on the day at the door. Head for Meeting Rooms S226-S227 of the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. A full-day conference pass is HKD1,200 (USD155) for each delegate. For more information on the line up of speakers and topics, please click here.