Dec06

INTERNATIONAL SPA ASSOCIATION GOES TO CHINA

Wednesday, 06 December 2006

LEXINGTON, Ky. - After eight consecutive years of international professional service par excellence, ISPA International Spa & Wellness Conference and Exhibition has become one of the leading conferences and exhibitions in the spa and wellness arena worldwide. Working toward perfection in show management and quality as their main interest, the ISPA committee has successively explored new grounds that create dynamic opportunities benefiting the members and the industry.

"ISPA 2006 in Thailand saw an outstanding participation of more than 200 exhibitors spanning a gross exhibition area of 5,000 square meters. Drawing more than 10,000 visitors from 15 countries, the ISPA event has become the most prominent spa conference and exhibition in Asia that positively contributes to the growth and promotion of the industry in this region," said Peter Sng, ISPA director.

The next ISPA event will take place in China's most cosmopolitan and modernized city - Shanghai. ISPA 2007 will be held at the Shanghai Everbright Convention and Exhibition Center from June 7-9, 2007.

China's entry into the World Trade Organization has driven the movement of business toward the international market. Its flourishing tourism industry coupled with the rising incomes of Chinese professionals creates an attractive fostering ground for businesses placing their seeds in China. Moreover, the ongoing preparation for the 2008 Olympics has triggered the citizens' interest in better lifestyles, engaging in various health and wellness programs that would contribute to their well-being. ISPA 2007 China will provide an impressive platform for all exhibitors to present their new technologies, products and services in this emerging enormous market.

Undoubtedly, the theme, ISPA - One World, East-West Connections, will further conglomerate the spa industry as a whole, showcasing the industry as one marketplace to trade, serve, share, learn and stay connected.

About ISPA

ISPA is recognized worldwide as the leading professional organization and voice of the spa industry. Founded in 1991, ISPA's membership is comprised of more than 2,500 health and wellness facilities and providers from 74 countries. ISPA strives to advance the professionalism of the spa industry by providing invaluable educational and networking opportunities, to promote the value of the spa experience to society and to be the authoritative voice of the spa industry.

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