7th June 2018 Hotel Four Season George V Paris

« A New Era in Wellness – Une nouvelle Ère dans le Bien-être »  
Spa – Thalasso – Thermalism

Simultaneous translation


14h00 – 14h10

Registration / Welcome

By Mrs. Vladi KOVANIC (Organiser)

14h10 – 14h20

Guest of Honor
Mr. Aldo Melpiano – Owner Hotel Borgo Egnazia Italy


14h20 – 14h40

Back to the future

  • Thomas Bauer, COO of Vamed Vitality – Vienna, Austria

14h40 – 15h00

Beyond Conventional Wellness: Travelling for health

  • László Puczkó, Director of Industry Intelligence – Resources for Leisure Assets – Austria

15h00 – 15h20

The evolution of french thalasso towards a more global wellness

  • Caroline Mahe-Lea, Manager of the Thalasso Concarneau – France

15h20 – 16h00

Networking coffee break

16h00 – 16h40

Panel: The Human experience in Spa

  • Beata Aleksandrowicz, Co-founder of Pure Massage Spa training – UK
  • Zoe Douglas, Spa Manager – Dormy Hotel – United Kingdom
  • Tracey Woodward, Global CEO – Aromatherapy Associates – United Kingdom

16h40 – 17h00

Restoring Vitality

  • Dr. Leonid Elkin, Owner of Dr. Elkin’s Wellness Center – Russia

17h00 -17h20


  • Didier le Calvez, Vice-President – Re-Consulting – France

17h20 – 18h00

Networking coffee break

18h00 – 18h30

Panel: Elevating your brand with strategic partnership – Sammy Gharieni CEO & Founder of The Gharieni Group

  • Scott Vogel, Executive Spa Director at Fisher Island
  • Tammy Pahel, Principal of Spa Management Solutions
  • Mderator: Kim Marshall, The Marshall Plan

18h30 – 19h00

Panel: The Economics of Wellbeing in luxury hotels

  • Roger Allen, CEO – Resources for Leisure Assets (RLA) – United Kingdom
  • Martin Rhomberg, Regional Vice-President and General Manager – Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues – Switzerland

19h00 – 19h20

Blue Diamond Award for the Thalasso personality of the year in the spa industry

  • Moderator Isabelle Charrier, Owner of Sense of Wellness Magazine, France

19h20 – 19h40

Black Diamond Award for the “Best Spa Manager 2017/2018”

  • Moderator Patrizia Bortolin, Wellness Director for the Opening of Euphoria Destination Spa in Greece


Networking Cocktail