Clarins Announced as Platinum Sponsor of 2013 Global Spa & Wellness Summit

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Babor, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, ManageMySpa and Massage Envy Commit as Gold Sponsors

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The generosity of these Platinum and Gold Sponsors will help make possible the richest slate of hard-hitting and inspirational educational programming we have ever put together.

The Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) today announced that spa-beauty powerhouse, Clarins, will be a Platinum Sponsor for the 2013 conference being held in New Delhi, India from October 5-7, 2013. The GSWS also announced that luxury skincare pioneer, Babor; leading international hotel company, Fairmont Raffles Hotel International; spa management software innovator, ManageMySpa; and the largest U.S. day spa brand, Massage Envy have committed to Gold Sponsorships.

"2013 represents a record year for Summit sponsorship, with the conference attracting 54 percent more support than any year in its seven year history," said Sallie Fraenkel, executive vice president of the GSWS. "The generosity of these Platinum and Gold Sponsors will help make possible the richest slate of hard-hitting and inspirational educational programming we have ever put together."

About the 2013 Platinum Sponsor:

Clarins:

The Clarins story began 50 years ago in a Beauty Institute created by Jacques Courtin Clarins in Paris. By listening every day to women and men around the world, Clarins was and is able to meet their beauty needs. The company uses this ongoing communication to develop application techniques and effective products that have earned its position as a global leader in the premium skincare market. To learn more, visit: http://www.clarins.com.

"Clarins was born in 1954 in a spa, and spas and therapists are the very lifeblood of our company. Honoring these roots, Clarins is proud to be a strong supporter of the Global Spa & Wellness Summit," said Ghislain Waeyaert, international director of spa activities, Clarins. "Our mission aligns with the Summit’s, because everything we do is about conviction, conscience and transmitting genuine well-being, both physical and emotional."

About the 2013 Gold Sponsors:

BABOR:

With more than 55 years experience, Germany-based BABOR’s mission is to transform the secrets of nature into luxurious, high-tech skincare that unites the highest level of ingredient quality and performance. In BABOR’s award-winning treatments skincare becomes an experience that not only visibly improves skin, but also indulges all senses. The company’s products are available at leading spas, salons and medical centers in more than 60 countries. To learn more, visit: us.babor.com.

"The GSWS is the most important gathering in the spa world, and BABOR is happy to do its small part in developing the worldwide spa industry," said Michael Schummert, CEO of BABOR. "I love each day of the Summit for its inspiring and visionary professional input and the unique personal dimension, where networking is of such high value."

Fairmont Raffles Hotels International:

Canada-based Fairmont Raffles Hotels International is a leading global hotel company with over 85 hotels worldwide under the Raffles, Fairmont and Swissôtel brands. The company also owns Fairmont- and Raffles-branded Residences, Estates and luxury private residence club properties. The company’s spa portfolio, which includes the Willow Stream Spa, Raffles Spa and Purovel Spa & Sport brands, includes 33 locations across the globe, with another 10 in development. To learn more, visit: http://www.frhi.com.

"The GSWS is the only event where the most senior executives from our industry gather together for an important dialogue about our industry’s health and future. And because it attracts delegates from across the world with such diverse experience, it gives us a chance to take the pulse of our future business and share a global perspective," noted Anne McCall Wilson, vice president, spas, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International. "The Summit uniquely gives delegates that high-level ‘view,’ and gets us out of the narrower, daily focus on our own businesses. Every year I look forward to how I will get inspired by the participants and all the new ideas that will flow."    

ManageMySpa:

ManageMySpa is software that delivers business results by driving higher guest satisfaction, improving retail sales and increasing guest spend. With its enterprise-class software and complete multi-center support, spas can ensure their guests always receive a highly personalized experience and are able to redeem membership benefits from any location. It allows spas to access real-time reports to monitor trends and drill down into details like customer retention rates, re-bookings and inventory shrinkage–and responds to a spa’s business needs with capabilities from scheduling to inventory. And ManageMySpa is designed to keep spas competitive with the latest innovations, like a complete mobile solution for customers and employees. To learn more, visit: http://www.managemyspa.com.

"ManageMySpa was founded with a mission to help businesses in the wellness space grow and thrive with more loyal customers and a superior quality of customer experiences," said Sudheer Koneru, CEO of ManageMySpa. "The GSWS also achieves this by bringing leaders in our space together and helping our industry become more vibrant through the sharing of best practices. We’re happy to sponsor this event and look forward to participating in such a positive and powerful initiative."

Massage Envy:

Massage Envy is the U.S. pioneer and leader of affordable massage and spa services. Nearly a decade ago, the company was launched to create a completely new category in the wellness industry and to promote a healthy lifestyle through affordable massage and spa services. In 2009, the company opened its first Massage Envy Spa, which featured Healthy Skin facials and additional spa services. Today, the brand has over 700 Massage Envy and Massage Envy Spa locations across the U.S. To learn more, visit: http://www.massageenvy.com.

"Massage Envy is privileged to be a sponsor of the Global Spa and Wellness Summit. We support the GSWS because of the delegates’ strategic leadership and innovation, their activism in promoting health and wellness and their commitment to the future growth of the spa industry worldwide," said C.G. Funk, vice president of industry relations and product development, Massage Envy.

To register for (or to learn more about) the 2013 Summit, visit: http://www.globalspaandwellnesssummit.org/.

About the Summit:

The Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) is an international organization representing senior executives and leaders from over 40 countries, joined by a common interest to drive economic development and understanding of the spa and wellness industries. Delegates from diverse sectors, including hospitality, tourism, health and wellness, beauty, finance, medical, real estate, manufacturing, and technology, attend the organization’s annual Summit, which is held in a different host country each year. After just seven years, the GSWS is now considered the leading global research and educational resource for the $1.9 trillion spa and wellness industry. It is known for introducing major industry initiatives such as SpaEvidence.com, the world’s first online portal to the medical evidence behind common spa and wellness therapies. For more information, visit http://www.gsws.org.

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