Global Skincare Pioneer, Babor, Becomes Gold Sponsor of 2011 Global Spa Summit

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Spa Product/Treatment Leaders, Kerstin Florian and Sodashi - and Spa Software Leader, SpaBooker by GramercyOne - Announced as Silver Partners

The Global Spa Summit (GSS) today announced that global skincare technology and spa treatment pioneer, Babor, has become a Gold Partner of the 2011 Summit being held in Bali, Indonesia from May 15-18. The Summit also announced a new slate of Silver Sponsors, including spa product leaders, Kerstin Florian International and Sodashi, and global spa management software innovator, SpaBooker by GramercyOne.

Each year the invite-only Summit, which attracts the top industry executives from around the world, offers spa, beauty, product, fitness, tourism and hospitality companies and organizations exclusive sponsorship, branding and networking opportunities. Babor, Kerstin Florian, Sodashi and SpaBooker join the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Republic of Indonesia, Precor and Thermarium as key sponsors supporting the growth of the spa and wellness industries at the 5th annual GSS.

“The 2011 Global Spa Summit in Bali will once again shape the future of the spa industry, and I’m looking forward to hearing important presentations and to meeting diverse industry visionaries from all across the world,” said Michael Schummert, CEO, Babor Cosmetics. “It’s a pleasure not only to personally participate, but to be a Gold Partner at this brilliant event, which has established itself as the ‘summit of all summits’ for spa and beauty experts.”

About the Sponsors:

Babor: Germany-based Babor is recognized worldwide for translating natural, active ingredients into professional, cutting-edge, high-performance skincare products and treatments. Their approach, “Präzisionskosmetik,” precise solutions for every beauty problem, combines scientific knowledge and the highest-quality natural ingredients with products developed through research cooperation with Germany’s leading universities, use of private laboratories and careful manufacturing on the company's own premises. Babor products are available at spas, salons and medical centers in more than 60 countries worldwide. Visit Babor at http://www.babor.com

The company will sponsor the Summit’s gala “welcome” dinner at the Laguna Resort and Spa on Monday, May 16th.

Kerstin Florian International: U.S.-based Kerstin Florian promotes a philosophy of “outer beauty and inner health” through naturally sourced spa products, technically advanced ingredients and professionally designed spa services. The brand’s comprehensive menu of European-inspired products and treatments utilizes natural resources with formulas rich in algae, thermal mineral water, mud, herbal extracts and essential oils that are high in antioxidants and essential minerals and vitamins. Visit Kerstin Florian at http://www.kerstinflorian.com

The company will sponsor the morning and afternoon coffee/networking breaks on Day One of the Summit: Monday, May 16.
Sodashi: Produced in western Australia, Sodashi is acknowledged as one of the purest range of spa products in the world. The brand’s 100% natural, chemical-free “seed to shelf” skincare and spa therapies employ therapeutic-grade, ethically sourced essential oils and plant actives designed to purify, heal and nurture. Named for the Sanskrit word meaning “wholeness, purity, radiance,” the company supplies luxury spas across Europe, Asia, the U.S. and Middle East. Visit Sodashi at http://www.sodashi.com.

Sodashi, a three-time Silver Partner of the Summit, will sponsor the morning and afternoon coffee/networking breaks on Tuesday, May 17.

SpaBooker by GramercyOne: GramercyOne is a leading provider of cloud-based business management and marketing solutions to spas and other health & wellness businesses around the world. GramercyOne’s SpaBooker is a web-based, Software-as-a-Service application which integrates the core operational functionality spas need to compete in today’s market, including real-time mobile and online booking, digital marketing, CRM, hosted point-of-sale, mobile payment processing and robust inventory management. The system is used by 1,700 clients in 39 countries, is translated into nine languages, and is processing more than 425,000 transactions per month. SpaBooker is the preferred spa solution for Hilton Hotels worldwide and Six Senses, and integrates with major PMS systems including Opera/Fidelio, OnQ, Maestro and Hotel Concepts, among others. Visit GramercyOne at: http://www.gramercyone.com/

Four-time GSS partner SpaBooker will sponsor the morning coffee break and the wrap-up champagne toast on Day Three: Wednesday, May 18.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact: info(at)globalspasummit(dot)org or visit http://www.globalspasummit.org.

Summit registration can be accessed at: https://www.cvent.com/events/the-2011-global-spa-summit/registration-7b1d0897311b404c9e4ecf14c664eb9a.aspx

For media information contact: Beth McGroarty, beth(at)rbicom(dot)com, +1 213 300 0107 or +44 (0) 870 121 6066.

About Global Spa Summit: The Global Spa Summit is an annual event that attracts top-level executives and leaders from around the world with an interest in the spa and wellness industries. Delegates from diverse sectors including hospitality, tourism, finance, medicine, real estate, manufacturing, technology, consulting, products and other related industries attend this intimate, high-level gathering focused on advancing the spa and wellness sectors. The Summit has been responsible for some of the most important recent spa industry research, including the landmark Global Spa Economy Report and Spas and the Global Wellness Market: Synergies and Opportunities (both conducted by SRI International). The Summit was honored as the "Spa Event of the Year" for both 2009 and 2010 by AsiaSpa magazine’s awards program. The 2010 conference in Istanbul, Turkey, attracted a record number of delegates (40 different countries, from all continents).

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