SpaFinder® Wellness Announced as Platinum Sponsor of 2012 Global Spa & Wellness Summit

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Leading Media & Marketing Company Pledges High-Level Commitment for Sixth Year in a Row

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The Summit is the most influential event in the world of spa and wellness

The Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) today announced that SpaFinder® Wellness, the world’s largest spa and wellness media and marketing company, has committed to the highest sponsorship level for the annual conference being held in Aspen, Colorado, from June 3-6, 2012. The GSWS is an international organization that brings together leaders and visionaries to positively shape the future of the worldwide spa and wellness industries.

According to SpaFinder Wellness Chairman and CEO Pete Ellis, “The Summit is the most influential event in the world of spa and wellness. The organization’s commitment is to shared purpose rather than individual gain, and its mission is aligned with our company’s goal of helping people around the globe find – and share – their path to wellness.”

SpaFinder, founded in 1986, recently rebranded as SpaFinder Wellness, reflecting the company’s expanded offerings, which include information and resources encompassing fitness, yoga, Pilates and other diverse wellness providers – as well as spa. The company is also introducing a new Worklife Wellness division, which will provide businesses with unique platforms and incentive programs that will motivate their employees to take charge of their own health and wellbeing.

“Over these last five years, so many powerful ideas, and new business partnerships, have been forged right at the conference. And with innovative and creative new industry directions headlining this year’s agenda, I expect 2012 will prove the most exciting, enlightening and productive gathering to date,” said Ellis.

The 2012 GSWS is being held in collaboration with the world-renowned think-tank, the Aspen Institute, and will feature a packed three days of high-profile keynote speakers - and panels, interactive breakout sessions and gala social and networking events.

Pete Ellis and SpaFinder Wellness President Susie Ellis are both founding Summit board members, and the company has been a top-level sponsor of the GSWS since the conference launched in 2007.

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About the Summit: The Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) is an annual event that attracts executives and leaders from around the world with an interest in the spa and wellness industries. Delegates from diverse sectors, including the hospitality, tourism, finance, medical, real estate, manufacturing, technology, consulting and product industries attend this invitation-only gathering. Responsible for some of the most important recent spa industry research, including the “Global Spa Economy Report,” “Spas and the Global Wellness Market” (both conducted by SRI International) and a comprehensive overview of global wellness tourism and medical tourism, the GSWS also recently launched, the world’s first online portal to the medical evidence for common spa/wellness therapies. The Summit was honored as "Spa Event of the Year" for 2009, 2010 and 2011 by AsiaSpa magazine’s awards program.

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