2014 Global Spa & Wellness Summit Announces Gold and Silver Sponsors

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Also Announces First-Ever Knowledge Workshops

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It’s rewarding to have so many industry leaders return to sponsor the Summit again this year and we appreciate the support of several newcomers.

The Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) today announced ResortSuite and Lemi Group as Gold Sponsors of the eighth annual Summit, taking place September 10-12th at the Four Seasons Resort Marrakech, Morocco. GSWS also announced its first-ever sponsored Knowledge Workshops and the Silver Sponsors supporting the conference. The conference attracts top executives and visionaries from 45 countries who meet each year to discuss and shape the future of the US$2 trillion spa and wellness industry.

“It’s rewarding to have so many industry leaders return to sponsor the Summit again this year and we appreciate the support of several newcomers,” said Susie Ellis, Chairman and CEO of the GSWS. “Having the participation and partnership of global companies like these allows us to shape and define our industry together.”

Gold Sponsors

ResortSuite, the Canada-based software company, is a returning sponsor, and this year is sponsoring the highly-interactive GSWS Mobile App, which has already been downloaded by all delegates in the lead in to the Summit. ResortSuite’s (http://www.resortsuite.com) software has managed guest information and streamlined operations for some of the most prestigious spas, clubs, hotels and resorts in the world.

GSWS welcomes Italy-based Lemi Group as a new sponsor to the 2014 Summit. Lemi Group’s gold sponsorship will support the Registration Desk in Marrakech. Lemi (http://www.lemigroup.com) has been providing functional, stylish multisensory equipment, spa tables and multipurpose chairs for over 25 years. All products are made exclusively in Italy to the highest quality.

Knowledge Workshops

2014 marks the first year the Summit has extended its agenda with Sponsored Knowledge Workshops taking place the day before the official agenda kickoff. The workshops are designed to inform and inspire and will be held on Tuesday, September 9th from 3 – 4:45p

Moroccan Hammam: Its History, Benefits and Future
Talal Bin Ali, Founder and President and Ahmed Al-Awadi, Development and Marketing Manager, Enaya Care International Co., Saudi Arabia

Enaya Care, established in 2006 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, vision is to pioneer professional beauty, grooming services, day spas and wellness centers in Saudi Arabia.

A New Model of Health & Wellness
Dr. Nasim Ashraf, Founder, DNA Health Corp, United Arab Emirates

DNA Health Corp was founded by US-based senior medical practitioners with a vision to transform healthcare for the 21st century. Its integrative health protocol unites the mind, body and spirit to combat chronic disease, and to assist with healthy aging and lifestyle changes to improve the quality of life.

Stay Well: Wellness-Infused Hotel Room Programming
Paul Scialla, Founder, Delos Living, U.S.A.

Delos® is the pioneer of Wellness Real Estate™, incorporating amenities that help sustain both the environment and enhance residents’ health and well-being. In 2012, US-based Delos introduced the WELL Building Standard™ with President Clinton, the world’s first building standard focused exclusively on enhancing people’s health and well-being in direct, evidence-based ways through the building environment.

Silver Sponsors

Silver sponsors sponsor Networking Breaks, Breakfasts and the Champagne Toast and include the following returning sponsors:

[comfort zone], a brand conceived and launched in 1996 as the skincare division of the Davines Group. What began as a research laboratory for the development of high-quality, highly effective products has grown into an internationally successful professional spa brand with a diverse range of product and treatment offerings and a complete system of care for the skin, body and soul.

Dornbracht, a German-based, family-run company that enjoys a reputation for innovation and forward-thinking concepts. Their products have received numerous awards and have helped shape the decor, architecture and functionality of bathrooms and kitchens globally.

BABOR, another German-based company, BABOR boasts more than 55 years of experience transforming the secrets of nature into luxurious, high-tech skin care that unites the highest level of quality and ingredient performance. In BABOR’s award-winning treatments skin care becomes an experience that not only visibly improves your skin, but also indulges all senses.

June Jacobs Spa Collection, a world-renowned spa visionary for over thirty years, is committed to redefining luxury spa. As the creator of three global skin care lines, and with a continued commitment to innovation and quality, June, along with her daughter, Rochelle, set out to change the landscape of skin care within the spa market through the creation of the June Jacobs Spa Collection.

SpaSoft®, a dynamic activities management/scheduling software solution, specifically designed to meet the unique needs of resorts, day spas, medi-spas and health clubs, can be found in some of the world’s most luxurious and guest-focused spas.

Two brand-new silver sponsors this year include:

THÉMAÉ, a brand that celebrates the wealth of sensations, pleasures and mystery found in the Japanese tea ceremony. Paris-based THÉMAÉ’s innovative approach combines truly effective facial and body treatments with complete wellbeing through tea and spring water-based cosmetics and bathing rituals.

BodyHoliday, the unique St Lucia resort, is a silver sponsor of the 2014 Industry Research. BodyHoliday combines one of the world’s most beautiful islands with an all-inclusive resort experience that provides a truly luxurious, personal service. Its Wellness Centre delivers a range of treatments that leaves guests feeling alive and a range of activities that can keep them busy from dawn until dusk.

To register for the 2014 GSWS, visit: http://www.gsws.org. To become a sponsor of the Summit, please contact Sallie Fraenkel at sallie [at] globalspaandwellnesssummit [dot] 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 in driving 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.

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