(Saigon, Vietnam) 26 January 2011 –The International Spa Wellness Exhibition & Conference (ISWEC), a premier spa events and professional organisation, held its launch event at Lotus Ballroom at Legend Hotel, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It was an enormous success with more than 80 representatives consisting of spa & wellness managers, directors, owners and executives from over 60 companies, spas and salons including a few dozen editors and journalists from various newspaper organization and magazines.
The International Spa Wellness Exhibition & Conference (ISWEC) launch started off with ECMI organizer C.P. Saw, founder of Cosmobeaute and ISWEC, presenting an opening speech followed by a lecture given by ISWEC Organizing Committee, Mary Darling. An active Q&A session was furnished after to fulfil much of the obvious eagerness and curiosity of the audience.
As an interactive launch, ISWEC also gained valuable insights and suggestions from attendees and plans to implement a few of the following, ie: involving the ministry of Tourism & Culture, creating an identity for Vietnam Spas as a destination for tourists, setting Vietnam as a trend setter for Spas, recruiting local representatives from the authorities and policy makers to provide inside and valuable information on the rules and regulations in Vietnam and finally attracting investors to assist with development of new projects.
About Event Venue: Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC)
Located adjacent to Ho Chi Minh City on the eastern coast of Vietnam, SECC has proven to be the perfect venue for attracting local attendees as well as international guests. With easy access by over 49 airlines and located in Zone (Qu’an 7) in Phu My Hung New City, it is a short 15 minutes from the center of Hochiminh City and only 30 minutes from the International Airport.
The International Spa Wellness Exhibition & Conference agenda is spearheaded by a collaboration of four leaders who are profoundly involved in spa, hospitality, finance, products, and sustainability.
Carina Chatlani –BODY BISTRO & Asana Spa (Managing Director & Brand Ambassador)
“My vision for ISWEC is to provide the relevant tools and the empowered space to network, learn, be inspired and take purposeful action"
Mary Darling –Wellness Journeys (Founder) & MaryDarling.com (Creative Consultant)
“Creating an educational and inspiring spa and wellness event while gathering leaders and providers of memorable treatments, experiences and products that lead to a more balanced and celebrated healing culture while preserving the traditions of Vietnam."
Brian Hathaway – Four Seasons Resorts (Senior Director of Spas Asia Pacific)
“There is nothing more phenomenal to see burgeoning growth and be a part of the implementation from the start. My vision includes all those who have a passion for spa, wellness and hospitality come to one place to learn, express, interact, network and create."
Donald Cha – Donald Spas (Spa Operator & Consultant)
“My outlook for the spa & wellness industry in Vietnam is positive with all the signs showing tremendous growth opportunity. We are her to ensure the knowledge reaches the people so forward movement can be accomplished right away for a successful and sustainable future.
The Organising committee | www.iswec.com| [email protected]