APSWC Virtual Round Table 2021 for Spa & Wellness Industry

The APSWC Virtual Round Table is the evolution of the association’s annual Round Table – a bringing together of industry players and stakeholders to address key issues and their potential solutions. All delegates are actively encouraged to participate in this important event for the Asia Pacific spa and wellness industry

APSWC Virtual Round Table

Your Master of Ceremonies for this event is: Gusti Ayu Made Mudiasih, MD, Cerama Ayu Sdn.Bhd. / Director APSWC.

IMPORTANT: This is the first time that the APSWC has attempted such a technical challenge, embarking on the challenge to upscale the familiar ‘talking heads’ webinar into a more inclusive and interactive format. Every effort has been made to ensure a seamless presentation, however, we apologize in advance for any technical glitches which may occur.

MONDAY 15th March 

APSWC Virtual Round Table 2021 – Day 1

Register NOW for Inspiration

IMPORTANT: All times listed are Singapore Standard Time – GMT+8

14.45 – 15.00 Registration

15.00 – 15.05    Welcome Remarks, Andrew Jacka, Chairman APSWC / Director, Spa Origins Co., Ltd. (LIVE)

Session One: UpBeat, UpSell, UpKnow, UpSkill

APSWC Virtual Round Table
Key industry stalwarts seek to inspire and motivate delegates about the potential of the spa and wellness industry and the role we can all play to shape it for tomorrow

15.05 – 15.45    An Opportunity to Reset, Trent Munday, Vice President, OneSpaWorld, Malaysia (LIVE)

15.45 – 16.10    Retailing Opportunities, Linda Harding Bond, Moontide Consulting, Philidelphia, USA

16.10 – 16.35    Cultural Wellness, Goto Yasuaki, Onsen Medical Science Research Center, Japan

16.35 – 17.00    Upskill to Grow, Norliza Othman, Malaysia Association Wellness Trainer, Malaysia

17.00 – 17.30   Summary and close of day (LIVE)

TUESDAY 16th March

APSWC Virtual Round Table 2021 – Day 2

Register NOW for Mindfulness & Traditions

IMPORTANT: All times listed are Singapore Standard Time – GMT+8

13.15 – 13.30    Rajio Taiso (optional)

13.30 – 14.00    Registration

14.00 – 14.05    Welcome Ayu Mudiasih, Director, Asia Pacific Spa & Wellness Coalition (LIVE)

14.05 – 14.10    Opening Address, Andrew Jacka, Chairman, Asia Pacific Spa & Wellness Coalition (LIVE)

14.10 – 14.50    Session Two: The Realities of Mental Wellbeing(LIVE) 

APSWC Virtual Round Table
The wellness industry is waking up to wellness for our managers and practitioners.  This session seeks to give a practical insight into mental wellbeing for those that provide wellness services
  • Woon Hoe Lee, Senior Assistant Vice President, Executive Director – Wellbeing at Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts
  • Drona Dewi, Founder Drona Wellness; Training Consultant, Medhini Group Sdn. Bhd.

Panel Chair: Andrew Jacka

14.50 – 15.05    Break Out Rooms (LIVE)

15.05 – 15.30    Room Reviews (LIVE) 

15.30 – 15.35    White Paper Standouts & Inclusions (LIVE)

15.35 – 15.50    Japanese Onsen Tour by Nippon Spa Association (NSPA)

15.50 – 16.50    Session Three: Secrets of Traditional Spa & Wellness Therapies Revealed (LIVE)

Secrets of Traditional spa and wellness therapies
Includes demonstrations and explanations of some of the nuances of traditional therapies. The panelists will then discuss the role that traditional therapies play in the spa and wellness industry.

Panelists:

  • Atho De La Cruz, Aqua Spa, Boracay, The Philippines (Hilot)
  • Alyssa Lim, Inner Peace Spa Consultancy and Academy, (Urutan Malaysia)
  • Tomomitsu KO, International Shiatsu Foundation Director, Japan (Shiatsu)
  • Phattiraporn Khiewsanun TTMD, Milkline Co.,Ltd,  Thailand (Royal Thai Massage)

Panel Chair: Khem Dhami, MD, Tranquility Spa, & Wellness, Malaysia / Director, APSWC

16.50 – 17.00    Summary and close day (LIVE)

WEDNESDAY 17th March

APSWC Virtual Round Table 2021 – Day 3

Register Now for Sustainability & Bathing

IMPORTANT: All times listed are Singapore Standard Time – GMT+8

13.15 – 13.30    Rajio Taiso (optional)

13.30 – 14.00    Registration

14.00 – 14.10    Welcome & Recap Andrew Jacka, Chairman, Asia Pacific Spa & Wellness Coalition (LIVE)

14.10 – 14.50    Session Four: Responsible Sustainability in Spa & Wellness (LIVE)

Sustainability in spa and wellness
Governments around the globe have ratified the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and expect to be compliant by 2030. How does this impact our industry today, and what practical templates & tools are available to use to assess the sustainability of your spa & wellness business?

Panel:

  • Laura Ell, Owner, Ell Consulting, Alberta, Canada,
  • Lucy Brialey, Co-Founder, Sustainable Spa Association, Nottingham, England

Panel Chair: Samantha Dunn, Healthy Highs Pty Ltd, Sydney, Australia / APSWC Director

14.50 – 15.05    Break Out Rooms (LIVE)

15.05 – 15.30    Room Reviews (LIVE) 

15.30 – 15.35    White Paper Standouts & Inclusions (LIVE)

15.35 – 15.50    Japanese Onsen Tour by Nippon Spa Association (NSPA)

15.50 – 16.50    Session Five: The Wonders of Bathing

Charles Davidson, Shin Ishida, Catharine Nicol
The spa industry is reliant upon the use of water. Here we present “the old and the new'” of water and the role it plays in industry and our future

15.50 – 16.05    World Bathing Day, Charles Davidson, Co-Founder, World Bathing Day

16.05 – 16.35    The Culture of Bathing in Japan, Shin Ishida, Chairman, Research and Survey Department Manager, Japan Health & Research Institute, Japan

16.35 – 16.50    Cold Water Immersion Therapy, Catharine Nicol, spasandbeyond.blog, England 

16.50 – 16.55    White Paper Content Presentation (LIVE)

16.55 – 17.00    Round Table 2022 Host City introduction

17.00 – 17.15    Wrap Up and Close (LIVE)

Not yet registered your place at the table? Register here

White Paper: The APSWC White Paper seeks to be an authoritative report or guide designed to inform readers about industry issues with APSWC’s members, collective philosophy, and (improved) solutions. It is penned from the comment and input of industry leaders at APSWC’s annual Round Table and is targeted to help all stakeholders including both industry and government to understand an issue, solve a problem, or make a decision.

Previous APSWC White Papers: 201720182019   

Disclaimer: While every effort will be given to ensure the presenters as listed are present, the organizers reserve the right to amend the agenda or change speakers without notice. If we need to change, every effort will be made to secure a replacement of equal or greater caliber.

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