International spa trends and strategies focusing on offering a “total approach” in the industry would be among the major highlights when spa practitioners gather in Bangkok for the ISPA 2006 Thailand International Spa & Wellness Conference and Exhibition on May 3-5, 2006 at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre.
The event is expected to draw in some 700 participants involved in the spa industry—from spa professional, operators, manufacturers of spa products and equipment, and consumers.
Peter Sng, a member of the board of directors of the International Spa Associaiton (ISPA), said, “the main objective is to take the industry to a higher level. This means a continuing drive for further education and training.”
He added that spa industry today should go for variety. “There should be a meeting of East and West, an exchange of knowledge, manpower and other resources. Now, we have to make sure that we have the complete logistics to sustain the market.”
The event is also expected to draw in investors who are interested in Thailand’s spa industry as the country has established itself among the favourite spa destinations all over the world.
The Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) is organizing a special Hosted Buyers Program to attract international spa operators for spa trade, marketing and business exchange during the ISPA 2006 Thailand. “This is our way of supporting the local spa industry by providing the platform for trade and business,” said Vithaya Sintharapantorn, Director for Exhibitions of TCEB. “We are here to affirm Thailand’s positioning as a regional business and exhibition hub and ISPA 2006 Thailand is a fine example of this.” He further remarked.