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March 11, 2020 - March 13, 2020
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The Asia Pacific Spa & Wellness Coalition returns in 2020 with a fresh opportunity for wellness leaders to take ownership and have a voice in our industry’s future. This by-invitation event attracts key decision makes from across Asia Pacific to discusses trends, strengths and challenges, and brainstorm solutions. An unparalleled and dynamic event that puts you in the driving seat of our industry’s future, if you are ready to roll up your sleeves and commit a few hours of your time to help determine the future of our industry, register now.

DATES: Wednesday 11th – Welcome Cocktail

Thursday 12th & Friday 13th March, 2020 – Round Table

VENUE: Naman Retreat, Truong Sa Road, Da Nang, Vietnam  Tel: (+84) 236 3959 888


PRICE: USD450 per person, includes welcome cocktail on 11th, meeting venue, energy breaks & lunch for both days, dinner on 12th (accommodation is not included in the delegate price)

Early Bird Price – USD395 if paid by 29 Feb.2020

Super Early Bird Price – USD345 if paid by 31 Dec.2019.

APSWC Member Price: info@apswc.org

PAYMENT ONLINE: www.apswc.org/apswc-store/  or by

BANK TRANSFER: Transfer to our APSWC Singapore bank

RECEIPTS: Receipts will be issued at the event.

CANCELLATION: Due to APSWC’s commitment to the hotel, please note that cancellations not accepted after 1st March, 2020. No refunds can be given on cancellations notified after this time.

ACCOMMODATION: Accommodation is not included in the registration fee, and it is the responsibility of each attendee to arrange his/her own accommodation.

Naman Retreat and its sister property Park Regis Cocobay Hotel, Da Nang are offering special delegates rates. See separate Hotel Booking Form for details.

Reservations: Send Accommodation Reservation Form to: hoa.bui@empiregroup.vn

ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATION: Da Nang has a plethora of accommodation offerings.  Nearby are the Fusion Resort & Vin Pearl Resort and many others.

DRESS CODE: Neat casual

GOODY BAGS: To get your products and services under the radar of some of the leading spa and wellness professionals in the industry, contribute products, vouchers and/or brochures to this year’s goody bag. Please contact info@apswc.org to arrange.

AUCTION: Auction items donated to the APSWC will be auctioned off to the highest bidder, by silent auction or auctioneer. All proceeds will go to the APSWC. To donate items (minimum value USD250) please contact info@apswc.org no later than 8th March. Hotel or spa gift vouchers and products must be delivered to the APSWC in Vietnam or Thailand by 28th February at the latest. Auction items can be purchased by cash, online banking or by cheque drawn on a Singapore Bank account. Payment will be to the APSWC on the day of auction.


Staying @ Naman Retreat?   Some spa treatments are included in your package rate.  For details, contact Naman Retreat directly.  Enjoy!

UNWTO Master Class: The Evolution of Health Tourism

DATE:   Wednesday 11th March

TIME:    13.00 – 17.00

VENUE: Naman Retreat, Da Nang, Vietnam

PRICE: USD350 (Early Bird USD250 if pay be 31 Dec.2019, USD300 if pay by 31 Jan.2020)

Reservation Deadline 7th February 2020.  www.apswc.org/apswc-store

APSWC Annual General Meeting (AGM): For APSWC Members ONLY

DATE:   Wednesday 11th March

TIME:    15.00 – 17.00

VENUE: Naman Retreat, Da Nang, Vietnam

WEDNESDAY 11th March

APSWC MINGLE: For delegates arriving early, this is an informal precursor to the APSWC Round Table and an opportunity to catch up with colleagues, or even open potential doors of business. Admission by invitation only. Price: Delegates – included; guests: USD75 per pax at the door, or USD50 if paid by 28th February.

TIME:    Registration 18.30, Cocktails from 19.00 – 21.00

VENUE: Naman Retreat, Da Nang, Vietnam


APSWC Round Table 2019

VENUE: Naman Retreat, Da Nang, Vietnam

Master of Ceremonies:

White Paper Coordinator:

07.00    Vietnamese style morning exercise (optional)

08.30    Registration

09.00    Welcome & Opening Presentation

09.15    Briefing: Combatting Diseases with Wellness

Does the spa & wellness industry have a role to play in addressing the growth in non-communicable disease such as T2DM & Cancer”

Presenter: Dr. Brian Supawut Kunakom ND, Naturopathic Consultant, Bumrungrad Hospital, Thailand

Facilitator: Phattiraporn Khiewsanun, Exec.Director, APSWC

Anticipated White Paper Out-take. Should the spa & wellness industry have a role in addressing non-communicable diseases, without running foul of the medical authorities?

10.45    Energy Break

11.05    Table by Table Review

11.45    White Paper Standouts & Inclusions

12.30    Country Reports – Part 1 

Session 2: AFTERNOON

14.00    Briefing: The Myths & Legends of KPI’s in business.

Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) are a core business tool, widely understood in the hospitality industry and freely shared with peers, yet there are few spa & wellness industry managers who know how to calculate them and even fewer owners who seem to understand their importance.

Presenter: Faheem Ebrahim, Xin Performance, Hong Kong

Facilitator: Barry White, White, Hong Kong

Anticipated White Paper Out-take:  What are the key KPI’s that we as an industry agree to share, and with whom should we share them?

15.30    Energy Break

15.50    Table by Table Review

16.35    White Paper Standouts & Inclusions

17.20    Sponsor Presentation

17.30    Auction Action

18.30   Dinner

APSWC DINNER & AWARDS: A celebratory evening of traditional Vietnamese food & culture shared with old and new friends. Admission by TICKET only. Price: Delegates – included, guests: USD120 per pax (must be prepaid).

TIME:    18.30 sharp

VENUE: Naman Retreat, Vietnam

DRESS CODE: National costume or smart casual

FRIDAY 13th March

07.00    Vietnamese style morning exercise (optional)

Session 3:  MORNING

09.00    Refocus

09.15    Briefing: The Rise (and Fall?) of Traditional Therapies

Is the popularity of traditional therapies on the rise or has it already peaked?   As an industry, we give little thought to the culture and traditions from which we borrow, and often change traditional therapies which have science behind them into ‘feel good moments’, that are pretty to photograph.

Presenter: Kornkanok Sriwan, Spa Professional & Lao Natural, Luang Prabang Laos.

Facilitator: Sheinette Ivy Gonda Sevilla, Director of Wellness & Spa, Naman Retreat, Vietnam

Anticipated White Paper Out-take. What role does the APSWC have with regards to Traditional Therapies?

10.45    Energy Break

11.05    Table by Table Review

11.45    White Paper Standouts & Inclusions

12.30    Country Reports – Part 2


14.00    Briefing: The Rising Stars of Wellness

Who are the new kids on the block that are making waves in the industry?   A panel of some of the newest players, designers, leaders, standard developers, products, services or equipment and what they are offering.

Chair:       Darren Sherbain, Movement & Confidence Specialist, Thailand

Panel:      Dr. Yinhsu Liu, Co-Founder, Bliss Now, USA

Dr. Tanin Sonthiraksa, MD, Director, Innovation Centre for Active Aging, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand

Anticipated White Paper Out-take.  How do these new players impact the industry, and how can we as an industry benefit from these ‘newbies’?

15.30    Energy Break

15.50    Table by Table Review

16.35    White Paper Standouts & Inclusions

17.20    Auction Action + Events 2020 / 2021

17.50    White Paper – A Summary

18.10    Close

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 stake holders including both industry and government to understand an issue, solve a problem, or make a decision.

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

ABOUT US: The Asia Pacific Spa & Wellness Coalition (APSWC) was formed in March ’06 – the result of an informal roundtable where 76 industry professionals from across the region gathered in Singapore to map out a development strategy to improve and promote the spa industry for the benefit of all.

APSWC is officially registered as an association in Singapore (July 2007), with the mission to act as a bridging mechanism between countries to promote, protect, educate, and develop the spa & wellness industry in the Asia-Pacific region.  For more information visit www.apswc.org

Membership enquiries: member@apswc.org

All other correspondence: info@apswc.org


Start: March 11, 2020
End: March 13, 2020


Venue Name: Naman Retreat, Da Nang, Vietnam
Address: Viet Nam
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Organizer Name: APSWC