Anticipating the upcoming Global Spa Gathering
Am back from China and preparing for the May 20th Global Spa Summit which is shaping up to be quite an event. Just spoke with Susan Harmsworth (ESPA) on the phone as we are now adding her to the speaker line up in addition to Steve Case (Revolution LLC and Miraval) and Kevin Kelly (Canyon Ranch). I knew Susan’s company was global but I had no idea they were now operating in over 50 countries around the world. As I look over the stellar list of delegates I am getting excited about so many icons in the spa industry coming together in one room. Christina Ong (COMO Shambhala), Deborah Szekely (Rancho La Puerta and Golden Door), Stephen Purdew (Champney’s Health Resorts) and the list goes on. And having just returned from my trip to China where the spa industry is just beginning to bud, I can’t help but feel that the timing of this gathering seems almost perfect.