Connect, Engage, Deliver: How Spa is Fostering America’s Wellbeing Today

7th Annual Symposium
Monday, March 20, 2017
The Watergate Hotel
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This interactive day-long event, whose audience will include local, regional, national and international leaders in spa and allied disciplines, is set to explore the way we connect and engage with our customers and ultimately deliver wellbeing in today’s fast-paced, stress-filled environment. Our Keynote speaker is Deborah Szekely, founder of Rancho La Puerta and the Golden Door. We celebrate Deborah’s legacy of almost a century and her contribution as a true “wellness warrior” and pioneer in the spa and wellness industry.

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Symposium Speakers


Yael Alkalay, Owner
Red Flower

Amanda Al-Masri
VP Spa Services at Equinox

Rona Berg
Editor In Chief, Organic Spa Media

Damon Cory-Watson
Director of Development at Wellness Warrior

Nancy Davis

Chief Creative Officer & Executive Director, Global Wellness Institute

Maggy Dunphy
Executive Director of Spa and Wellness at Destination Hotels

Samer Hamadeh
Founder & CEO

Mia Kyricos
President/CEO, Kyricos & Associates, LLC

Frank Pitskikalis
Founder & CEO, ResortSuite

Paul Schmidt
Executive Director, Green Spa Network

Kathleen Shea
Chief Marketing Officer Canyon Ranch

Julia Sutton
Chief Operating Officer,
Exhale Enterprises

Les Sweeney
President, Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP)

Ophelia Yeung
Senior Fellow Researcher,
Global Wellness Institute