ISPA Releases Spa Symposium Speakers and Agenda


The International Spa Association (ISPA) and Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna have released the educational agenda and speaker line-up for this year’s debut Spa Symposium.

The Spa Symposium will be a two-day conference that will take place on March 17, 2017 and March 18, 2017 in Bologna, Italy. Among some of this year’s top topics are:

Additionally, some of the top industry leaders will be speaking at the event. Some of the speakers that will be at the event include the following.

  • Sharilyn Abbajay, founder of Abbajay & Associates
  • Todd Shaw, spa director of The Peaks Resort & Spa
  • Ella Stimpson, director of spa, fitness and racquet sports at The Spa at Sea Island 
  • Michael Tompkins, partner at Huffman Hospitality Concepts
  • Bryan K Williams, owner of B.Williams Enterprise
  • Todd Hewitt, corporate director of spa at Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts
  • Jeremy McCarthy, group director of spa at Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
  • Garrett Mersberger, director of Kohler Waters Spas & Development, Kohler Co.
  • Frank Pitsikalis, founder and chief executive officer of ResortSuite

In addition to speakers and education, there will be panel discussions and networking opportunities for all attendees. 

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