Our 2021 speakers

Roger Allen

Founder and CEO of Resources for Leisure Assets – USA – Austria – UAE

Roger is the Founder and Group CEO of Resources for Leisure Assets (RLA), a recognized global advisory to investors, owners, developers and management companies.  Specialized in hospitality, leisure, recreation, wellbeing and health tourism related to hotels, resorts, residential, mixed-use, healthcare, active living communities and destinations.

RLA works closely with project stakeholders across four continents from its European, Americas, Middle East and African offices to provide conceptual planning, financial analysis and asset management of complex properties such as resorts and destination assets.  

For more than 20 years, Roger has been working on multiple levels of project developments in the hospitality and leisure industries, developing a singular expertise in leisure projects: from the complexity of project planning through operations and asset management.


Jean Guy de Gabriac 

Founder  – TipTouch

Jean-Guy de Gabriac, CEO TIP TOUCH, award-winning Spa-Wellness advisor & educator, designs best-selling Signature massages ; enhances Guest experience with the “HOW of WOW!” ; and chairs the Global Career Development Initiative (Global Wellness Institute).

Dr Franz Linser

Linser Hospitality  Austria

Franz looks back on 20 years of experience in the health and wellness industries. He established Austria’s biggest wellness cluster and is a passionate and renowned strategist and mastermind in pioneering modern day wellness concepts. He is the Founder and CEO of Linser Hospitality, an internationally successful consulting firm based in Innsbruck, Austria; he is also member of the Board of Directors of the Global Spa & Wellness Summit (NewYork), an official Judge of the World Spa Awards (London), the Head of official judge of the World Spa Awards and the Manager of the Jury of  the European Spa Awards (Vienna).Today, Franz is a sought after speaker on all major spa and wellness congresses Worldwide his passion and innovative visions are widely appreciated in the industry.

Jean-Luc Pleuvry

CEO – Thalazur France

After studying Management, Mr. Pleuvry turned to the Hotel, Tourism and Leisure industry. After 3 years spent in the 4 corners of the world at the Club Méditerranéen, he joined the Accor group in the West Indies.  In 2000, he took over the management of the THALAZUR Antibes site where I stayed for 7 years.

In 2007, following the reorganization decided by the President of the THALAZUR brand, he accepted the challenge as Operations Director for the 6 THALAZUR sites.

Today, he is CEO of Thalazur and its 9 French destinations which spread over the 3 French coasts.

Cornelia Kausch

Managing Director & Leadership Coach – EMCCC INSEAD – Germany

Cornelia Kausch is a senior expert in the Hospitality Industry and true Hotel all-rounder. She has been in the business for over 30 years in different positions. In-depth knowledge of varied international, operational and functional roles as VP Development, Managing Director, Area Manager, General Manager, Sales & Marketing, Finance, regardless if stand-alone or chain hotel property.

USA Panel

Kim Marshall Moderator

Founder of the Marshall Plan PR Firm – USA

James Stern 

Doctor Medical Director 

Tammy Pahel

Co General Manager & VP of Spa 

Alonso Martin

Doctor del Campo MD – Integrative medecine