Speakers

Spa Life UK 2016: The International Centre, Telford

A first class line up...

SPA LIFE always provides an excellent programme of talented speakers who generously share their knowledge and experience with delegates to help you develop your businesses and brands.

 

Keynote Speakers

Bobby Duffy

Bobby Duffy

The Perils of Perception

People all around the world are usually wildly wrong when asked about aspects of life in their country - including aspects which may affect business decision making - and the scale of these errors is startling. This can cause problems in society because the media tends to focus on attention-grabbing, fear-inducing headlines which further exacerbate peoples perceptions. So why do these huge misperceptions arise; and what, if anything, can we do about them?

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Tamara Lohan

Tamara Lohan

The secret story of how a spa launched Mr & Mrs Smith.

The evolution of spas and boutique hotels in the UK have been almost simultaneous according to Tamara Lohan, CTO of Mrs & Mrs Smith. In this powerful keynote session she will walk you through her experiences - including an amusing story about an early visit to a health farm - that led to the launch of her company which has become one of the hospitality industry's most exclusive on-line booking brands.

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Ellis Watson

Ellis Watson

Spreading inspiration throughout your organisation

Ellis is known as one of the most inspiring and intelligent keynote speakers in Britain. He is hugely entertaining and shares many personal anecdotes from working alongside the likes of Simon Cowell and Rupert Murdoch.

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Session Speakers

Claire Rowland

Claire Rowland

Paralysis by Analysis: The ABC of KPI's

If you were away from your business for a prolonged period what are the most critical data you need to effectively manage the business?

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Bridget Baker

Bridget Baker

How the changing landscape in UK hotel development is impacting the residential spa sector

As many of the large hotel groups seek to attract a wider customer base they are starting to offer quirkier product alternatives and new brands. Will this impact competition in the UK’s residential spa sector?

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Tracey Stapleton

Tracey Stapleton

How social spas are winning the day

Following the launch of Spa Life's Social Media League Tables for spa operators and suppliers in May 2016, the team at Spa PR Company has been reviewing the activity of the UK spa sector across face book and twitter with some interesting results.

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Fred Hoffman

Fred Hoffman

5 winning strategies for managing a multi-generational workforce

As the population continues to age, people are staying in the workforce for longer. Different generations come with different values, attitudes, strengths and weaknesses; consequently each one behaves differently. This can create unusual challenges for management.

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Fred Hoffman

Fred Hoffman

5 winning strategies for managing a multi-generational workforce

As the population continues to age, people are staying in the workforce for longer. Different generations come with different values, attitudes, strengths and weaknesses; consequently each one behaves differently. This can create unusual challenges for management.

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Kim Johnson

Kim Johnson

Improving productivity with workplace wellness programmes

In this fun and informative talk, Kim Johnson and Philip Jones of Wellness London will raise some of the pertinent reasons for addressing the wellness of your employees and simple ideas on how you can assess and implement wellness into your organisation.

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Peter Urban

Peter Urban

How digital innovations of the future are set to disrupt our life and business

Digitalisation presents both one of the greatest opportunities and greatest challenges for spas in the immediate future. How can owners, operators and employees prepare and adjust for this eventuality?

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Abi Wright

Abi Wright

On-line marketing strategies for digital-savvy spas

A master-class for spa managers & marketers to explain the processes, costs and benefits of working with on-line booking agencies to drive profit and fill your white space.

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Lesley Aitken

Lesley Aitken

How red carpet service delivers commercial benefits in spas

'Word of mouth' remains one of the most powerful and effective forms of business generation; great service promotes repeat business and new business through positive referrals from satisfied clients. Learn how to deliver a red carper experience for your customers every time.

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Philip Jones

Philip Jones

How a workplace wellness programme can improve productivity (& profit)

Employee wellness is a rapidly growing industry and becoming an expectation for new talent when looking at potential employers. Find out how to implement your own programme.

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Ann-Marie Aguillar

Ann-Marie Aguillar

Wellness in the Built Environment

Anne-Marie will explain the importance of creating the right built environment for wellness to be fully integrated into a spas service whether building from scratch or adapting your existing environment.

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Panel Chair: Menno Kuijper

Panel Chair: Menno Kuijper

Discussion Panel: Predictions, Projections and Protestations from our industry leaders.

The UK spa sector is a dynamic and rapidly changing sector and the key players need to have their finger on the pulse of the market in order to remain competitive and relevant. We ask a number of industry leaders to share their thoughts and predictions for the next 12 months.

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Nicholas Mann

Nicholas Mann

How to use Digital and Automated Marketing to make The most of your spa’s online presence

In this session, Nicholas Mann will present a checklist of ideas and digital tools that every spa should implement. Briefly he’ll ensure you have all of the basic building blocks right, such as SEO, PPC, email marketing and analytics; then he’ll look at cultivating brand awareness via social media.

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Michelle Hammond

Michelle Hammond

Top 6 global health conditions impacted by spa & wellness

A review of the the impact that the wellness movement can deliver to combat the leading health conditions around the globe.

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Liz Holmes

Liz Holmes

Digital marketing strategies for spa operators

A master-class for spa managers and marketers to explain the importance of planning and developing compelling promotions to fill your white space and drive profit.

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Event Sponsors

Elemis
Germaine de Capuccini
Gerrard International
Murad
OPI
Sweet Squared
Temple Spa
BABOR
Bluesky Products
BC Softwear
Beauty Express
Beauty Lab
BIOEFFECT
Blinc
CACI International
Caudalie
Clarins
CND
Comfort Zone
Conscious Water
Daily Placements
Interdirect limited
DaleSauna
Diamond Derma
Ellisons
European Spa Magazine
Eve Taylor London
Florence Roby
gappt.
Gharieni
Girbau
Heaven Skincare
ISHGA
Jamela Skincare
JC Leisure  Solutions
Jessica Nails
Katherine Daniels
Kissed by Mii
klafs
Lava Shells
Majestic Towels
Matrix Fitness
McClean Global
Mii
Natura Bisse
Natural Spa Factory
NIMUE
Noel Asmar Uniforms
ORLY
Phytomer
Redcurrant
Red Hot Careers
Spa Breaks
Spa Finder Wellness
Starpool
Spa Find Skincare
Spa Business School
SPA LIFE Academy
Spa PR Company
Spa Voyage
Sparenity
Technogym Wellness
UK Spa Association
Ellisons Exclusive Brands
Thalgo
Themae
Topaz Managemet Services
VOYA
Xeros
Good Spa Guide
Brainlight
Gharieni
KaSa Cosmetics
KLAPP Cosmetics
Mii Cosmetics
IONTO COMED
redspa media
RKF Luxury Linen
Topaz Managemet Services
SOTHYS
Finders Brands
SpaFinderWellness365
SPANESS
Urban Trainings
VOYA
Wave Balance