2012 Global Spa & Wellness Summit Kicks Off with Cocktail Reception at the St. Regis Aspen Resort

Posted on Monday, June 4th, 2012, by Dulcy Gregory | Leave a Comment

Last night, the 2012 Global Spa & Wellness Summit officially launched with a cocktail reception at the St. Regis Aspen Resort. Sponsored by Summit Gold Sponsor, Babor, the German-based skincare pioneer, hundreds of delegates from 30 nations gathered on a perfect Sunday night in Aspen – mingling on the St. Regis courtyard, right at the base of soaring Aspen Mountain. Friends and colleagues forged at prior Summits re-connected – and new friends and connections were made.

At last night’s event 2012 GSWS Co-Chair, Richard Dusseau (Co-Founder & CEO, SpaStrategy) addressed the crowd, explaining that 2012 represents the largest, best-attended event in the Summit’s six-year history – in part because the GSWS is a unique conference: integrating strong, educational “official” programming with so many different forums for industry leaders to network and connect.
And Babor CEO, Michael Schummert, explained that this is precisely why their company has chosen to be one of the first – and an ongoing – Summit sponsor.

…The evening proved an energetic, inspiring start to to the three packed days of programming ahead – revolving around this year’s theme: Innovation through Imagination.

Delegates mix on the St. Regis courtyard at dusk

Delegates from 30 countries re-connect – and make new connections

The 2012 GSWS will be the best attended in the conference’s six-year history

L: Babor CEO, Michael Schummert and R: 2012 GSWS Co-Chair, Richard Duisseau address delegates

L: Josh McCarter, CEO of SpaBooker by GramercyOne (a 2012 Sponsor) C: Susie Ellis, GSWS Board Member R: Michael Schummert, CEO of Babor

C: Emanuelle Linard, executive director of renowned trends forecaster, Edelkoort Inc. R: Sarah Camilleri, publisher & editor-in-chief of European Spa magazine

Mariet van der Starre and Guy Ehring of marine-based spa-beauty product leader, Thalgo – a Silver Sponsor of the 2012 Summit

C.G. Funk, VP of Industry Relations & Product Development at Massage Envy – the largest U.S. day spa clinic franchise


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