Spa Conference 2012 – 8 & 9 July 2012

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8 & 9 July 2012

Montecasino Ballroom, Fourways, Johannesburg


Theme:  Expanding your Spa Potential


South Africa’s leading educational programme for spa, wellness and hospitality professionals
The 8th Annual Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Conference is without doubt the largest gathering of spa and wellness professionals in South Africa, focusing on building capacity, raising benchmarks and adding value to the industry, in addition to the infinite networking opportunites.


The program is focused on helping delegates to better understand their business, master industry best practices and directly apply the lessons in their spa business.




  • Spas Professionals (Spa Directors, Trainers, Therapists, Managers
  • Administrators of health and wellness establishments
  • Architects & Interior designers
  • Beauty professionals and healthcare providers
  • Doctors and medical professionals
  • Health and Fitness Professionals
  • Hoteliers
  • Investors
  • Product manufacturers and retailers
  • Property Developers
  • Researchers
  • Wellness consultants



SA Spa Association Members

2 Days Spa Conference and Gala Dinner  R 2400
2 days Spa Conference –  R 2050
1 day Spa Conference  –R 1250

Gala dinner   370  per person
Non Members
2 Days Spa Conference and Gala Dinner  R 2700
2 days Spa Conference – non- members  2350
1 day  Spa Conference – non-members  1450

Gala dinner   370  per person

Included in the spa conference costs:  Welcome tea, coffee and juice. Midmorning tea, coffee and snack. Delectable Spa Cuisine Lunch Midafternoon tea, coffee and snack.  Notepad, pen and conference catalogue.  Spa Conference Goody Bag.


About Les Nouvelles Esthetiques, South Africa

Les Nouvelles Esthétiques, now published on 26 countries, with head office in Paris, France, has been an international leader in providing up-to-date beauty and spa information for the past 58 years through their international network of magazines, conference and exhibitions. The South African magazine edition of Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Magazine launched in October 2002 and the Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Conference and Spa Award in 2005 and has grown from strength to strength, as we focus on providing the industry with important information on new trends and up to date knowledge in the world of spas, encompassing all aspects of professional skincare, bodycare and spa therapies, spa design, spa management and spa lifestyle.


Keynote Speakers include: 

Improving Staff Retention through Creating an Outstanding Work Culture.  Your Most Important Assets Are . . . People. 


Lori Hutchinson (USA) started her career in hospitality human resources at San Francisco’s Stanford Court Hotel in 1978. In 1982 she opened Campton Place Hotel as Director of Human Resources and stayed in that position until 1986 when she accepted the position of Director of Human Resources at Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa.  In 1993, Lori Hutchinson founded Hutchinson Consulting, a hospitality management recruiting firm.  Between 2005 and 2011 Lori, her husband, Bill and their team have placed 252 hospitality managers and executives, including 76 people in spa related companies primarily in the United States and eight others outside of the US.  She served as a member of the Board of Directors of the International Spa Association (ISPA) from 2007 – 2010. Lori was born and raised in Des Moines Iowa, graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and is the mother of two – Kate and Tucker.


Bill Hutchinson (USA) developed his training skills as Director of Training for United Way of the Bay Area in the late 1970’s. In the early 1980’s, as a partner in Otter Hutchinson & Associates, he provided consulting services to Bay Area nonprofits, then founded and directed The Interfaith Task Force on Central America. Bill is an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ and an award-winning author for his book: When the Dogs Ate Candles: A Time in El Salvador. He is a graduate of Pomona College, holds advanced degrees in Education and Theology, and is certified in Management and Training by the National Academy of Volunteerism and the National Society of Fund Raising Executives.  Together, he and Lori have built Hutchinson Consulting into a nationally recognized hospitality recruiting firm.


Brand Essence – Timothy Maurice Webster


  • Revealing that the story and reality behind the brand, otherwise known as “essence” is a tangible asset that can be traded, leveraged and served by organizations in order to thrive, remain profitable and keep a competitive advantage.


  • This talk will explore how the synergy between the values of our people and your organization can create a ‘leadership impact’ leading to more efficiency, enhanced people relations, individual and team impact as well as more productivity- adding instant value to your bottom-line.


Timothy Maurice Webster is the Author of three brand leadership books and is a Columnist who consults and speaks around three key leadership pillars; Values Formation, Style Manifestation and Brand Position.


Timothy’s background in branding, design and psychology is inspired by his graduate studies at the Image Institute and his undergraduate work at Brookstone College in the United States.  His leadership ideas inspire dialogue and ask his stakeholders (namely his readers and clients) to go to the out skirts of their consciousness in order to consider new scope for their personal and organisational brands.


Timothy works between South Africa and the United States.  His research is particularly influential in gender equality (women’s brand leadership), entrepreneurship, global brand positioning and youth leadership.  He founded the youth leadership foundation inspiring youth from previously disadvantaged backgrounds to see themselves as engaged citizens with inherent capacity.


His clients are what he terms ‘influencers’ – those who shape our society (politicians, executives, high profile entertainers and artists).  Timothy has been a weekly columnist for South Africa’s Star Newspaper for nine years and for Destiny Magazine for three years and he also contributes to many business publications from Black Business Quarterly and the Business Report.


Timothy’s latest book Personovation is a bestseller and is reshaping how people see the evolution of brand values.  Timothy’s global alliance with Open Government TV, based in Washington DC, serves to align his global vision of ensuring that both those with influence, and those who desire it, should have the capacity to shape a world of equality where brands (individual and corporate) thrive while creating more opportunity for us all.


Maximizing Public Relations –  Rianette Leibowitz


Rianette thrives on the adrenalin rush caused by “lights, camera and action” and enjoys working in front of the camera and on stage. She is currently presenting for Mosaiek and often takes up the MC role to ensure that, that part of the production runs smoothly. Rianette will be seen as presenter in a lifestyle show on KykNET later this year. She was chosen as Mrs Style South

Africa, Congeniality 2010.


The National Small Business Chamber selected Rianette as National Entrepreneur Award 2011, which echoes her dedication to the world of Public Relations. She completed her Public Relations Diploma at Tshwane University of Technology (the then Technikon Pretoria) and started Owitz Communications (Pty) Ltd. in March 2009. Prior to that, Rianette managed the Public Relations portfolio for Adobe Systems’ Middle East, Africa and Indian Ocean Islands region.


She also worked for many other international companies such as Wacom, Siebel Systems,

Microsoft, Motorola and the Business Software Alliance. From a local perspective Rianette

has gained experience in the food and entertainment industry with clients such as Ferrero, Mr South Africa 2010 Denver Burns, Sookh Halal Butchery and Deli, as well as Ndalo Media,

focusing on the launch of DESTINY MAN Magazine.


She plays an active role in the upliftment and development of the local PR industry by

participating in industry bodies and association activities whenever possible. She sat on the

Public Relations Institute for Southern Africa’s regional committee for six years and was

elected as Chairperson for the region for two consecutive years.


Her message: “Learn to notice and appreciate all the unexpected surprises that come your

way and make complete use of it.”



Full Conference Program to be published shortly.


For more information contact Tel: 011 447 9959 or e-mail:



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