Since 2008, the Forum HOTel & SPA in Paris is a meeting point for international leading figures of the Spa, Hospitality, and Well-Being industries. The two goals of the convention are to:

  • Bring together companies and clients of the industry to a magnificent scene and provide the opportunity for discussions and knowledge-sharing sessions on the best present and future practices.
  • Honor a leading figure of the sector with the Black Diamond Award.

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Spa & Wellness Consultant

Anna’s passion for hospitality brings more than 20 years of international experience in the fields of spa, wellness, fitness and leisure.

Together with her hands on expertise in Spa and a Master Degree in Tourism and Hospitality, she has successfully led The Willow Stream Spa at The Fairmont Acapulco Princess, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Prague and most recently The Spa at Mandarin O riental, Doha to become one of the leaders in the spa business. In Slovakia she stands behind the spa and membership concepts of recognized ZION SPA in Grand Hotel River Park, A Luxury Collection Hotel; Grand Hotel Kempinski High Tatras; Sheraton Hotel Bratislava and Crowne Plaza Bratislava where she has established itself at the forefront of the spa industry, leading some of the most advanced facilities and treatment programs, including signature holistic treatments, award-winning spa design and an acclaimed signature spa line. “Growing up in the middle of nature in the beautiful Carpathian Mountains built in me love and respect for nature and people and showed me how beneficial nature is for us. Not only using healing waters, plants and fruit, but also attaining perfect balance have to be integral parts of our lives. We have to enjoy ourselves, our families and friends and always make time to stop for a while.”



Spa Director - Specialized in opening, organization, reorganization of Spa in luxury Hotels.

More than 10 years professional experience in ***** luxury hotels in France & Switzerland, (Cheval Blanc in Courchevel 1850,France, Martinez in Cannes,France, Six Senses Spa at The Alpina Gstaad, Switzerland). More than 20 years in the world of beauty.



Internationally awarded Spa Expert & Consultant

Sven Huckenbeck is a qualified sports scientist and therapist. Expert with over 20 years of experience in the health & spa industry in development and operational spa management.

As a Spa Director & project-developement in Luxury Spa Hotels all over Europe, he is also well known as a conference speaker, author, trainer and consultant. As Group Spa Director at Ensana and board member from 2018 -2020, he worked in product development and rebranding for 26 health spa hotels, with a focus on natural remedies with around 3 million applications per year. As a visionary in the industry, his aim is a holistic approach to support health based on the idea of salutogenesis. By supporting healthy potentials instead of treating symptoms it´s a beneficial gamechanger for all kind of spa hotels to provide « wellness with effect ». As part of this, his Bio Balance concept is to support physical and emotional balance, which ensured lasting results and unexpected ease for those treated, as well as immediately measurable performance improvements in top-class sports. Winner of several international spa awards, such as: Best Spa Manager Continent Europe 2016 – World Luxury Spa Awards, Global Director of the Year 2020 (HoW Awards), Spa Personality of the Year 2022 – Wellness Aphrodite and winner in the TOP TEN Energy Healing Awards 2022.



Spa Development Consultant

SPA & Wellness Tourism Development Consultant, Project Manager, Teacher and Trainer in Wellness Strategy Management, Simone Ciolli has been working in the Beauty Wellness & SPA sector for over thirty years, holding various positions for important companies in the international cosmetics and professional wellness market. As a lecturer, populariser and conference speaker, he organises seminars and training courses for professional operators, writes articles on wellness management for specialist magazines and coordinates the setting up of wellness concepts for trade fair events. Through the creation of specific innovative SPA business models, he realises tailor-made solutions and targeted cross-selling and development strategies for wellness facilities in the Urban, Resort, Thermal, Medical & Fitness sectors.

Judith Ertler

Judith Ertler

International Spa Consultant

Judith Ertler is an expert in Spa and Sales Management and a passionate networker, hosting workshops and trainings worldwide.

As international spa consultant, she helps her clients of the spa industry to successfully implement projects and optimize their processes. She is university lecturer for Health and Spa Tourism in Europe, Asia and Latin America and also partner in the recruiting company Ertler Executive Search that relies on her valuable network of international key contacts.



Spa Development Consultant

Zseraldina Richvalszki graduated as an economist specialized in business organization. She is the Founder of Richvalszki Spa Consulting and Spa Academy in Budapest. Her Premium Spa Consultancy is an expert in unique spa service solutions and high-end services. She got a vast knowledge in spa management, has over 30 years of international work experience in Exclusive Hotels and Yachts. Her success is based on strong motivation, exact targeting, mission consciousness, skill of coordination and communication.

Media Partners

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World Wellness Weekend (WWW), created by Jean-Guy de Gabriac in 2017, aims to inspire and empower people to make healthier choices and enjoy an active lifestyle with family & friends. The current health situation around the world reminds us how important it is to have a strong immune system.

Among the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, SDG 3 is Good Health and Wellbeing for All. In partnership with the United Nations Global Sustainability Index Institute, WWW encourages venues, groups, associations, federations, visitors bureaus and city officials to organize free, fun and creative wellness activities on the 3rd weekend of September.

Founded in 1946 in Brussels, CIDESCO (Comité International d’Esthétique et de Cosmétologie) is the World Standard for Beauty and Spa Therapy based in Switzerland, with 78 years of experience as the leading authority on education. CIDESCO is represented in over 53 countries and with more than 350 accredited prestigious Schools offering students the CIDESCO qualifications. The CIDESCO qualification is highly sought after by the industry and recognized worldwide by market leaders. CIDESCO’s membership includes accredited Spas, Salon, Associate Members around the world.

The European Spa Foundation is a non-profit organisation that supports the development of the spa industry and businesses in Central and Eastern Europe. This is achieved through research, educational activities, conferences, and workshops. The foundation aims to integrate entities involved in spa and wellness activities, promote and support enterprises, institutions, and communities related to the industry, and build Poland’s image as a leader in the spa and wellness industry in Europe.

Falstaff TRAVEL is the No. 1 Travel Magazine in the German-speaking markets.

With exciting content, we impress a discerning and well-traveled audience – all connected by the deep desire for quality, sophistication, luxury and innovation.

Falstaff TRAVEL aims to provide discerning readers with the very best the international world of travel has to offer: the most beautiful hotels, extraordinary destinations and the best insider tips.

The Slovenian Spas Association unites 12 natural and thermal spas, acting under a common name « Slovenian Natural Spas ».

The Slovenian Spas Association is acting as a strategically and operationally oriented tourism marketing organization and implements in an effective way the business interests of their members and health tourism product in the Slovenian Spas as a whole. A modern, flexible and dynamic marketing organization represents the Slovenian Spas as a key partner in promoting their business interests in Slovenia and abroad.

Cluster Wellness & Wellbeing Tirol is a collaborative network in Tyrol, Austria, dedicated to promoting wellness and well-being initiatives. It brings together various stakeholders such as spas, hotels, wellness practitioners, and tourism organizations to enhance the region’s wellness offerings and elevate the overall quality of visitor experiences. 

Spa & Wellness is a multi-media brand that delivers the best spots to relax, revive, retreat and restore. We explore the latest in wellness and longevity, cutting edge treatments, and how to improve healthspan through our beautiful magazine, online website directory, podcast and social media.

Their audience invest in their wellbeing, and have a keen interest in ageing well, as well as age old healing modalities. We are the perfect fusion of Integrative Wellness, lovely locations and tactile treatments!

AreaWellness is an Italian magazine focused on wellness and hotellerie all over the world. The publication started in 2003 and in all these years it has collected stories, innovations and trends in the wellbeing universe.