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  • ISPA CREATES RISK MANAGEMENT TOOLS FOR THE WORLDWIDE SPA INDUSTRY | International Spa Association
    to make sure that the livelihood of spas their staff and guests are well protected said ISPA Chairman Jim Root As spa owners operators as well as product and service providers this new program will help ensure a safe nurturing yet still valuable environment for the entire spa community The program s objective is to provide spa professionals with information to manage safer and effective spa operations while reducing their risk as well as those of their clients The first tool in the program is The Code of Conduct ISPA President Lynne Walker McNees described this initiative The Code of Conduct is a list of rights and responsibilities of spa guests It ensures that each spa experience be professional in communication confidentiality privacy and spa treatment The code is especially helpful for those who are new to the spa industry because it describes spa etiquette and helps to manage a guest s expectations Spa managers are urged to post the code in visible places for spa guests include it in communications such as newsletters and guest orientation materials as well as communicate it to employees Chinese English French and Spanish versions of the code are available for download on the ISPA Web site at http www experienceispa com cms cms articles As the association consists of members in 75 countries ISPA plans to translate the code into other languages in the future Versions of the code that may be customized with individual company logos are also available on the site free of charge The second phase of the Risk Management Program is an online course that will provide spa professionals with education on how to better understand and implement strategies to control risk in their businesses The course includes chapters on a wealth of areas including facility operations property liability

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  • THE INTERNATIONAL SPA ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION CREATES THE MARY TABACCHI SCHOLARSHIP | International Spa Association
    as a spa industry academic pioneer she has helped to develop a significant number of today s leading spa professionals as well as the leaders of tomorrow Dr Tabacchi began teaching at Cornell University in 1972 She has a Ph D in biochemical nutrition biostatistics and is a well respected author and researcher She has published numerous papers and books on nutrition spa and other related subjects and travels around the world speaking about the spa industry Students are what makes us all tick their creativity their energy and ability to think outside of the box Many of Cornell s former students are now spa movers and shakers and will be the spa leaders of tomorrow said Tabacchi Who wouldn t love the part of the hospitality industry that makes people well and happy that helps people be the best they can be that helps them achieve their dreams The 1 500USD scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student who has completed at least one year of college and is seeking a spa related degree with a demonstrated interest in spa management The award recipient will also receive a complimentary registration airfare and accommodations to attend the ISPA Conference Expo or ISPA International Spa Wellness Conference and Exhibition in Asia Scholarship applications are expected to be available in 2007 The Mary Tabacchi scholarship is just one example of how the ISPA Foundation is investing in the future of the industry The scholarship is one part of the newly established endowment fund which was created to provide a permanent resource for the growth and sustainability of the spa industry The fund is focused primarily on education and research For more information on the endowment fund or the ISPA Foundation please visit ISPA s Web site at http www experienceispa com

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  • INTERNATIONAL SPA ASSOCIATION GOES TO CHINA | International Spa Association
    leading conferences and exhibitions in the spa and wellness arena worldwide Working toward perfection in show management and quality as their main interest the ISPA committee has successively explored new grounds that create dynamic opportunities benefiting the members and the industry ISPA 2006 in Thailand saw an outstanding participation of more than 200 exhibitors spanning a gross exhibition area of 5 000 square meters Drawing more than 10 000 visitors from 15 countries the ISPA event has become the most prominent spa conference and exhibition in Asia that positively contributes to the growth and promotion of the industry in this region said Peter Sng ISPA director The next ISPA event will take place in China s most cosmopolitan and modernized city Shanghai ISPA 2007 will be held at the Shanghai Everbright Convention and Exhibition Center from June 7 9 2007 China s entry into the World Trade Organization has driven the movement of business toward the international market Its flourishing tourism industry coupled with the rising incomes of Chinese professionals creates an attractive fostering ground for businesses placing their seeds in China Moreover the ongoing preparation for the 2008 Olympics has triggered the citizens interest in better lifestyles engaging in various health and wellness programs that would contribute to their well being ISPA 2007 China will provide an impressive platform for all exhibitors to present their new technologies products and services in this emerging enormous market Undoubtedly the theme ISPA One World East West Connections will further conglomerate the spa industry as a whole showcasing the industry as one marketplace to trade serve share learn and stay connected About ISPA ISPA is recognized worldwide as the leading professional organization and voice of the spa industry Founded in 1991 ISPA s membership is comprised of more than 2 500 health and

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  • ISPA AND THE ISPA FOUNDATION PROUDLY PRESENT BOARD MEMBERS FOR 2007 | International Spa Association
    Kate Mearns spa director The Spa of Colonial Williamsburg Deborah Waldvogel director of spa operations Mii amo a destination spa at Enchantment Newly Elected ISPA Board Members Angela Cortright owner Spa Gregorie s Diane Trieste vice president employer and alumni relations Cortiva institute Returning ISPA Board Members David Erlich regional director Fairmont Spas Orlando Hidalgo owner Hosteria Las Quintas Eco Spa Charles Mizelle vice president of corporate dev Kerstin Florian International Peter Sng managing director Spacare International Pte Ltd Jennifer Wayland Smith spa director Spa at The Hotel Hershey Susan Wheeler spa director Avanyu Spa at The Equinox Resort Spa a Rock Resort ISPA Foundation Member serving on the ISPA Board John Korpi principal SpaQuest International About ISPA ISPA is recognized worldwide as the leading professional organization and voice of the spa industry Founded in 1991 ISPA s membership is comprised of more than 2 700 health and wellness facilities and providers from 75 countries ISPA strives to advance the professionalism of the spa industry by providing invaluable educational and networking opportunities to promote the value of the spa experience to society and to be the authoritative voice of the spa industry Members of the 2007 ISPA Foundation Board of Directors are as follows ISPA Foundation Officers President John Korpi principal SpaQuest International Vice President Ruth Stricker owner founder The Marsh a Center for Balance and Fitness Secretary Cathy Cluff managing director Oaks at Ojai Treasurer Edwin H Neill III CEO Neill Corporation Newly Appointed ISPA Foundation Board Members Dr Brent A Bauer director complementary and integrative medicine program Mayo Clinic Thad Hyland managing director Ojai Valley Inn Spa Sylvia Sepielli owner Sylvia Planning And design Returning ISPA Foundation Board Members Calvin Martin partner Calvin Martin Company PLLC Dr Howard Murad founder Murad Inc Shenyn Wang managing director Orient Retreat

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  • ISPA INTERNATIONAL SPA & WELLNESS CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION NAMED SPA EVENT OF THE YEAR | International Spa Association
    Event of the Year by the Baccarat AsiaSpa Awards A panel of 26 Asia based spa experts made the nominations for the awards which were announced on Nov 17 as well as in the Nov Dec issue of AsiaSpa Held in May in Bangkok Thailand ISPA Asia 2006 included more than 200 exhibitors and drew 10 000 visitors from 15 countries We are proud that the annual ISPA International Spa Wellness Conference and Exhibition has become the most prominent spa event in Asia said Peter Sng ISPA board member It is an honor for the event to be recognized We look forward to continuing this tradition of excellence next year in China ISPA President Lynne Walker McNees added ISPA s events are respected because of the opportunities for high level education and networking A key initiative for the association is to build on this successful foundation to further enrich the businesses of spa professionals worldwide The next ISPA event will take place in China s most cosmopolitan and modernized city Shanghai ISPA 2007 will be held at the Shanghai Everbright Convention and Exhibition Center from June 7 9 China s entry into the World Trade Organization has driven the movement of business toward the international market Moreover the ongoing preparation for the 2008 Olympics has triggered the citizens interest in better lifestyles engaging in various health and wellness programs that would contribute to their well being ISPA 2007 China will provide an impressive platform for all exhibitors to present their new technologies products and services in this emerging enormous market For more information on ISPA Asia 2007 please visit http www ispa2007 china com About ISPA ISPA is recognized worldwide as the leading professional organization and voice of the spa industry Founded in 1991 ISPA s membership is comprised of

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  • AWARD RECIPIENTS ADD TO THE HARMONY FELT DURING THE 2006 ISPA CONFERENCE & EXPO | International Spa Association
    thing about receiving this award is that I have personally grown and learned so much from my involvement with ISPA that I should be giving ISPA an award The Dedicated Contributor Award is given to an active ISPA member who has demonstrated leadership and commitment to ISPA and has significantly assisted in the promotion of the association as well as its mission and vision 2006 ISPA Alex Szekely Humanitarian Award Dr Michael Jacobson Center for Science in the Public Interest co founder and executive director Dr Jacobson has been an advocate for accuracy in food labeling and disclosure of nutrition information for more than 30 years As part of his relentless campaigning for healthy behavioral choices Jacobson was among the first to combat junk food advertising aimed at children and to address the nutritional quality of school meals Some of the criteria considered for potential recipients of the ISPA Alex Szekely Humanitarian Award include their contributions toward integrative medicine and active promotion of preventive health and appropriate lifestyle behavioral changes that contribute to longevity and quality of life 2006 ISPA Visionary Award Sylvia Sepielli Sylvia Planning And design owner and president Sepielli is well known as one of the most knowledgeable innovators and visionaries in the spa industry When accepting the award she commented Vision is appreciated or recognized mostly after the fact For me it typically is in the form of Why didn t I think of the iPod or Google or YouTube Nevertheless trusting that the universe will light my path I typically plunge forward relying on intuition and inspiration The ISPA Visionary Award is given to an active ISPA member who has contributed significantly toward both the definition and positive movement of heath and wellness over the lifetime of their career The 2007 ISPA awards will be

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  • 2006 ISPA CONFERENCE & EXPO – A RECORD NUMBER OF SPA PROFESSIONALS EMBRACE AN EXPERIENCE ENVELOPED | International Spa Association
    throughout the vast space Even with this year s record attendance the feel of the ISPA Conference Expo is that of a welcoming community where everyone knows your name said newly elected ISPA Chairman Jim Root There were numerous nooks where attendees would exchange hugs have impromptu meetings or simply sit for a while and plan their day There were also plenty of handshakes and business cards being swapped in the Expo Professional Development Sessions and networking events Adding to the feeling of community as the master of ceremonies Dr Bertice Berry guided attendees with music dancing humor and wisdom The highlights coming from the General Session stage were plentiful The opening General Session featured Dan Burrus a leading futurist who offered insight on how to help businesses thrive in a world that is constantly changing He urged attendees to tell a story don t give definitions Tuesday s Visionary Panel included Dr Michael Jacobson Ginny Lopis Sylvia Sepielli Arch Stokes and Deborah Szekely The attendees connected with Stokes reference to Aristotle s description of how to be most persuasive by combining ethos ethics character pathos passion and logos logical reasoning John Wooden former UCLA teacher coach and author inspired Wednesday s crowd with his words of wisdom on maintaining a successful and balanced life The presentation which resulted in several standing ovations ended with the following poem You re a hunter and a seeker not for silver or for gold Not for treasure or for pleasure or for anything that s sold You re a connoisseur of living as you move along life s way We re the warriors of tomorrow for you have found today Enjoy today today is the day As a final message to attendees the eloquent Immaculée Ilibagiza author of the autobiography Left to Tell

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  • 2006 ISPA CONFERENCE & EXPO | International Spa Association
    author of the inspiring autobiography Left to Tell will share the importance of the virtues of understanding and forgiveness A panel of industry visionaries including Sylvia Sepielli Dr Michael Jacobson Ginny Lopis and Arch Stokes will address the future of the industry in a session that is always one of the most memorable parts of Conference In addition to participating in the panel Ms Sepielli and Dr Jacobson will receive awards from ISPA during the week s General Sessions Dr Jacobson is the recipient of the ISPA 2006 Alex Szekely Humanitarian Award and Ms Sepielli will receive the ISPA 2006 Visionary Award Gayle Brady is the recipient of the ISPA 2006 Dedicated Contributor Award This year s Conference will also showcase three new research tools developed by ISPA and the ISPA Foundation the ISPA 2006 Spa goer Study ISPA s 2006 Consumer Report Spa goer and Non Spa goer Perspectives and a comprehensive risk management program including an e learning course and consumer awareness campaign Daily Professional Development Sessions account for a large portion of the more than 75 hours of education available at ISPA The sessions include speakers from both in and outside the industry which will foster strategic approaches to key areas of attendees businesses including retail industry trends staffing and marketing Expo and Networking Networking opportunities abound at ISPA and one of the key places to make connections is in the Expo With more than 400 booths and 220 exhibitors in the largest Expo to date attendees can envelop their senses with the leading products in the industry ISPA is anticipating 100 new product launches during the event And with a record 13 non competing hours there is plenty of time to fully explore the Expo and attend the educational sessions The Welcome Reception and Grand Opening of the Expo offer attendees the first glance at the top trends in the industry Another popular networking event is Wednesday night s Evening Event During Experience Tao this year s attendees can dance the night away in one of the largest entertainment complexes in the world Tao features Las Vegas hippest nightclub coolest ultra lounge and of course the hottest restaurant in town With the newly added breakfast and energy break in the Expo attendees will have another opportunity to make connections in addition to the lunches in the Expo that attendees have enjoyed in past years In addition to a nice spot for networking the Relaxation Area is an excellent place to get off your feet for a while Due to its popularity the Relaxation Area has expanded its territory Each of this year s seven sponsors will have a private room so guests can receive even more uninterrupted consultation and treatment time Please note that these complimentary treatments fill up quickly therefore pre registration is suggested Also Experience The ISPA Foundation Silent and Live Auctions fund research and educational initiatives within the spa industry These popular events feature everything from the industry s newest spa products to

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