XXI Annual ESPA Congress
Prevention in European SPAS
New PERSPECTIVES FOR 2020
Vichy - France
24-27 May 2016


with support from:
European Spas Association
Overview
In Europe there are more than 1,200 spas and health resorts, which are medically respected health centers, and form a powerful economic unit generating significant proportions of the gross domestic product of European Union member countries.

The EU and those countries wishing to join are seeking to work together on matters of common interest. This requires a greater co-operation of the national and regional associations as well as the private sector in the field of spas and balneology.

The European Spa Association's objective is to promote spas and balneology in Europe and to take care that the natural remedies based on mineral water, landscape and climate will be available to as great a number of citizens and visitors as possible.

The European Spas Association is an umbrella organization representing 20 members from 19 European countries.

Invitation to the XXI Congress of the European Spas Association
The ESPA Annual Congress

The European Spas Association (ESPA) and the CNETh are honoured to invite you to the 20th annual ESPA congress taking place form 24-27 May 2016 inVichy, France. The congress venue is the Vichy. For further information please find below the actual version of the congress programme, information about sponsorship and the congress destination.

Invitation from Thierry Dubois, Chair of CNETh

European Spas Association
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European Spas Association
Programme
Tuesday - 24 May
PRE-CONGRESS
05:00-07:30 pm ESPA Board meeting, salon Hotel Les Céléstins (on separate invitation)
07:30-09:30 pm Get-together, salon Hotel Les Céléstins

 

Wednesday - 25 May
Official congress opening
07:30-08:30 am Morning Activity (Sauna, Hammam, Jacuzzi)
08:30-09:30 am Registration
09:30 am Opening Ceremony of the 21st ESPA congress
Moderation Thierry Dubois, Treasurer of ESPA and President CNETh
  Presentation of Vichy by Jérome Phelipeau, President of the Compagnie de Vichy
  Flag Parade
Joachim Lieber,
Secretary General of ESPA
Welcome by Bernard Kajdan, Deputy Mayor of Vichy
François Asselin,Président du CGPME (President of the French SME Association)
Opening Speech Martin Plachý, President of ESPA
Key Note Speech Prevention, health and responsible lifestyle
Prof. Dr. Inga Dora Sigfusdottir, Research Professor Health and Behavior Studies at Teachers College, Columbia
University
10:30–11:00 am Coffee break
11:00 am–02:00 pm ESPA General Assembly (on separate invitation) followed by ESPA Board meeting (on separate invitation)
01:00–02:00 pm Lunch
02:00–02:30 pm Press conference
Start of congress programme
02:00 am-03:15 pm Education and training of spa doctors in Europe
Moderation Prof. Dr. Pedro Cantista, President of ISMH
Lecture followed by questions and answers "Needs & perspectives of University trainingfor thermal medicine in France"
Prof. Yves-Jean Bignon, MD, PhD, Dr.h.c.
Centre Jean Perrin, Clermont-Ferrand
  Education of spa doctors in Spain
Prof. Francisco Maraver,
Director of the School of Medical Hydrology and Hydrotherapy Complutense University of Madrid
  Education of spa doctors in the Visegrad countries
Dr. Janka Zálešáková
, Vice President of ESPA 
03:15-03:45 pm Balneotherapy - The French system
Key Note Speech Claude-Eugène Bouvier, General Delegate CNETh
Prof. Christian Roques, President of Scientific Council AFRETh
03:45-04:00 pm Coffee Break
04:00-06:15 pm “Marketing Workshop”
Moderation Gunnlaugur Jónsson, First Vice President of ESPA
Lectures followed by questions and answers Hot trends & Best practices for Hot Springs, Spa & Wellness
Jean Guy de Gabriac, Member of the Global Spas and Wellness Summit Commission
  Presentation of the new ESPA website
João Pinto Barbosa, PR & Communications Manager of ESPA
  The Mobile Marketing Advantage
Arnaud Malioche, Managing Director, Periscope Créations
  Exploring Health Tourism
Jennifer Iduh, European Travel Commission
  Presentation of Spaincares – Spanish Cluster of Health Tourism
Miguel Mirones, Vice President of Spaincares
  How to market new spa products
Ed Lancaster, European Cyclists Federation
07:00-09:30 pm Departure for Horse Race at Vichy Hippodrome

 

Thursday - 26 May
07:30-08:30 am Morning Activity
Moderation Dr. Janka Zálešáková, Vice President of ESPA 
Roundtable discussion “CEPIA - Experiment Center for Individualized Prevention (ECIP in Auvergne). A new Healthcare and Well-being Challenge”
Prof. Jean Chazal
, Dean of the faculty of medicine of Clermont-Ferrand/Université d’Auvergne
Prof. Christian Roques, President of Scientific Council AFRETh
09:00-10:00 pm Prevention in Spas - Medical Aspects
10:00-10:15 am ESPA e-library, Claude Eugène Bouvier, General Delegate CNETh and ESPA e-library Coordinator
10:15-10:30 am Project "Is Europe's Spa Heritage worthy of World Heritage Status?", Paul Simons, Secretary General of the Great Spas of Europe UNESCO Project
Welcome adress: Bernard Kajdan, Deputy Mayor Vichy
10:30-10:45 am Coffee Break
10:45 am-12:30 pm Prevention in spas: Organisation and Innovation
Moderation Pierre Jal, Managing Director Thermauvergne
Lectures followed by questions and answers Innovatherm Cluster
Jérome Phelipeau, President of Innovatherme Cluster & Compagnie de Vichy
  "Full Health resorts" case study: Chatel-Guyon& La Bourboule
Dr. Danielle Faure-Imbert, President of Thermauvergne,
Deputy Mayor Châtel Guyon
“Vichy Medical City” concept
Jérome Phelipeau President of Compagnie de Vichy
Auvergne and Rhône-Alpes: a new spa area for innovation
Didier le Lostec, Vice-President Rhônes-Alpes Thermal Federation
11:45 am-12:45 pm Mayors reception in the town hall of Vichy, followed by a special programme until 02:00 pm
12:30 am-12:45 pm Termatalia 2016 Mexico - Emma González Diéguez, International Relations Director Expourense
12:45 am-01:00 pm Management of ecosystem services in SPA tourism in the context of the mineral resources - Rumen Draganov, PhD M.Eng
01:00-02:00 pm Lunch
02:00-03:00 pm Prevention in practice
Moderation Hans-Jürgen Kütbach, Mayor Bad Bramstedt
Lectures followed by questions and answers Prevention of bone fragility by managing specific physical activity with SPA therapy: a pilot study in premenopausal women, Prof. Daniel Courteix, STAPS
  The Thermal Tourism in Spain (EOI) from an European Perspective, Mario Crecente, Crescente Asociados
  ESPA Preventative Committment in the EU Platform on action for Diet, Physical Activity and Health
Dr. Janka Zálešáková, Vice President of ESPA
03:00-05:00 pm Grand Final – Crossborder cooperation of spas and health resorts: Where do we stand?
Moderation Joachim Lieber, Secretary General of ESPA
Key Note Speech Agenda EUROPE 2020: opportunities to make it work Nikolaos Floratos, Knowledge Entrepreneur, EC expert
Round-table Jean François Béraud, President of Fédération Thermale et Climatique Française
Martin Plachý,“Royal Spa” Kur & Medical Spa Hotels
Tobias Bielenstein, Europe Spa med & wellness GmbH
Prof. Dr. Inga Dora Sigfusdottir, Research Professor Health and Behavior Studies at Teachers College, Columbia University
Paul Simons, Secretary General: The Great Spas of Europe UNESCO project
Presentation Congress Destination 2017
Closing Address New ESPA President
05:00-06:00 pm Good practice
  Visit of Thermes Callou and Thermes des Dômes
07:30-08:00 pm ESPA Innovation Awards Ceremony 2016
08:00pm Gala dinner

 

Friday - 27 May
Departure or excursions
European Spas Association
Speakers

Dr. Janka Zálešáková

ESPA Vice-president

 
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Inga Dora Sigfusdottir

Research Professor Health and Behavior Studies
at Teachers College, Columbia University
 
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Rumen Draganov

Director of Institute of Analysis and
Assessments in Tourism
 
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Jennifer Iduh

Research Project Manager at the
European Travel Commission (ETC)
 
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Prof. Pedro Cantista

President of ISMH

 
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Ed Lancaster

European Cyclists Federation

 
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Tobias Bielenstein

Europespa Med and Wellness Gmbh

 
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Didier Le Lostec

Président de la Société d’exploitation des Thermes de Brides-les-Bains

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Thierry Dubois

Président du Conseil National des Etablissements thermaux (CNETh)


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Prof. Yves-Jean Bignon

M.D. Ph.D. Dr. h.c. à la Faculté de Médecine de Clermont-Ferrand


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Prof. Christian Roques

Président du Conseil scientifique de l’Association Française pour la Recherche thermale (AFRETh)


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Pierre Jal

Directeur Général de Thermauvergne, de La Route des villes d’Eaux du Massif Central et du GIE Auvergne Thermale

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Jérôme Phelipeau

Président Directeur Général de la Compagnie de Vichy


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Jean-Guy de Gabriac

Fondateur de TIP TOUCH International


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Jean-François Beraud

Président de la Fédération Thermale et Climatique Française

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Jean Chazal

Professeur des Universités et Neurochirurgien des Hôpitaux

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Danielle Faure-Imbert

Présidente de Thermauvergne


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Claude-Eugène Bouvier

Délégué général du Conseil National des Etablissements thermaux (CNETh)

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Arnaud Malioche

Managing Director Periscope


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Juan Mario Crecente Maseda

Mario Crecente y Asociados Consultores S.L.P.U. Director

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Prof. Francisco Maraver

Director of the School of Medical Hydrology and Hydrotherapy Complutense University of Madrid

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Hans-Jürgen Kütbach

Vice President of the European Spas Association

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Joachim Lieber

General Secretary of the European Spas Association


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Martin Plachy

President of the European Spas Association

 

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Daniel Courteix

Professeur des Universités, Physiologie

 

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François Asselin

Président de la CGPME

 

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João Pinto Barbosa

PR & Communications Manager of the European Spas Association

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Bernard Kajdan

Deputy Mayor of Vichy

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Paul Simons

Secretary General: The Great Spas of Europe UNESCO project

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European Spas Association
Sponsors
The ESPA Annual Congress
The ESPA Annual Congress is a one-of-a-kind, multi-dimensional, multi-day event. The Annual Congress includes everything from engaging workshops, B2B meetings, the ESPA Innovation Awards Gala,
strategic thinking and knowledge sharing about the industry, and an outstanding international conference.

The events and activities leading up to it are designed to strengthen the bonds between the key stakeholders of the Spa and Health Resorts Industry.

The Congress provides an increasingly rare opportunity for communication and engagement. Meet, greet, and share ideas with the individuals and organizations who are growing and
sustaining the Spa and Health Resorts business in Europe.

Are you looking to connect with key players of the industry, decision makers, product and service providers, creative and enthusiastic individuals tackling important businessissues? As a sponsor you will have the opportunity to connect and be recognized.

By supporting the ESPA Congress, sponsors can achieve higher brand recognition, image enhancement and carry out focused, effective brand marketing directed at a relevant international community of experts in the industry. In addition, sponsors can gain high visibility and exposure through the ESPA communication channels and tools.

Welcome to Vichy!
SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES

D

Diamond Sponsor

The ESPA Congress offers only one (1) Diamond package sponsorship opportunity. You would be our exclusive partner in the Congress.

P

Platinum Sponsor

ESPA offers three (3) platinum package sponsorship opportunities. Our platinum level sponsorship would cover the conference and designated events and activities.

G

Gold Sponsor

ESPA offers five (5) gold package sponsorship opportunities. Our gold level sponsorship covers the conference and designated events and activities.




BENEFITS OF THE SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES

Diamond

  • Name and logo on all advertising and materials for the Congress, including pre-congress activities
  • Exhibition space (premium location)
  • An opportunity to speak for 10 minutes at the Congress
  • Logo appearances on hold screens during the Congress breaks
  • Logo in pre-session slideshows when available
  • Logo and 100 word statement included on the Congress website
  • Five (5) social media promotions
    on the ESPA channels
  • Up to five (5) promotional items placed
    in registration bags
  • 3 Congress free registrations
  • Identification of sponsorship level on Congress badges
  • 1/2 page advertisement in Congress programme

5.000,00

Platinum

  • Name and logo on all advertising and materials for the Congress, including pre-congress activities
  • Exhibition space
  • x
  • Logo appearances on hold screens during the Congress breaks
  • Logo in pre-session slideshows when available
  • Logo and 75 word statement included
    on the Congress website
  • Five (3) social media promotions
    on the ESPA channels
  • Up to five (2) promotional items placed
    in registration bags
  • 2 Congress free registrations
  • Identification of sponsorship level on Congress badges
  • 1/3 page advertisement in Congress programme

3.000,00

Gold

  • Name and logo on all advertising and materials for the Congress, including pre-congress activities
  • Exhibition space
  • x
  • Logo appearances on hold screens during the Congress breaks
  • Logo in pre-session slideshows when available
  • Logo and 50 word statement included on the Congress website
  • Five (1) social media promotions
    on the ESPA channels
  • Up to five (1) promotional items placed
    in registration bags
  • 1 Congress free registrations
  • Identification of sponsorship level on Congress badges
  • 1/4 page advertisement in Congress programme

1.500,00

OTHER SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

CONGRESS e-NEWSLETTER (up to 6 issues)
Value: €500,00
ROOM DROPS
Available just to suppliers of Spa products. Room drops are left in the rooms of attendees staying in the Congress hotel.
Value: €1.500,00
CONGRESS WEBSITE BANNER AD
Value: €750,00
CONGRESS MEALS
Your brand can be found not only on signage in the lunch area but can be included on napkins, table runners and more.
Value: Full coverage of the overall cost of the meal
COFFEE-BREAKS
The coffee-breaks allow attendees to network - Sponsors have the opportunity to promote their brand in a variety of ways including distributing product samples or conducting product demonstrations while attendees are present
Value: Full coverage of the overall cost of the coffee - break
European Spas Association
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