Top speakers for APSWC’s Strategic Planning Forum

Brian Hathaway 2Brian Hathaway, one of the Forum’s speakers, at Mandarin Oriental Chiang Mai. 

THE ASIA PACIFIC SPA WELLNESS COALITION has lined up a number of high profile speakers for its Strategic Forum at the Metropolitan Hotel in Bangkok March 27-29.

These include: Clarance (Toby) Allen, a strategic expert in health, tourism and day spa management, specializing in relationship building with employees, suppliers and customers. He is the founder and CEO of Oasis Spa Thailand and TAP Technology Co. Ltd.

David Binnion has held senior management positions in Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and Thailand with a number of multinational corporations such as Johnson & Johnson Medical, Unilever, American Standard, GM and Ford. Specializing in corporate strategy, organizational structure and leadership development. He is regarded as an authority on strategic resources management in Thailand and Burma.

Stuart Bold, an expert in mindfulness and positive mindset programs, teachers evidence-based meditation/mindfulness and clinical projects. He helps hotel groups establish distinctive brand-let organizations reflect their brands through a unique style of service.

Samantha Foster is a director of Destination Spa Management and one of Asia Pacific’s leading spa and wellness consultants. Her background spans all aspects of the wellness industry and is an accomplished author, trainer and conference speaker. She is also the founding chair of APSWC.

Anne Marie French-Cushing is a behavorial health science therapeutic consultant for Regenerative Medical Solutions and BioSky Clinics Thailand. She has developed social media marketing, mapping and communications models for clients and has produced educational video and instructional media and text-based website content.

Brian Hathaway, whose 20-year career in the spa and wellness industry includes an eight-year stint with Four Seasons, initially as spa director at Four Seasons Bali Jimbaran Bay and Sayan and senior director of spas Asia Pacific and the Middle East for Four Seasons, is now at the Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai. 

Sharon Menzies is also a co-owner and founder of Destination Spa Management, which specializes in the set up and management of destination spas and wellness operations. She was previously an integral member of the leadership team at Chiva-Som.

Richard Osborne, professor of health and head of the Public Health Innovation Unit at Deakin University, has led research that has resulted in tools and innovations that have been located in Australia and globally. He has also developed online health interventions in people with physical and psychological health problems and provides advice to a range of industry sectors.

Alison Snelling provides customized solutions to a number of prominent organizations, including the spa & wellness industry. She has an extensive background in the hospitality industry and leads innovative management and trainer workshops, recruitment, and assessment tools as well as bespoke guest service and sales. She believes in empowering people to achieve their true potential as trainers and leaders.

James Stuart is president of the Brand Company and has worked with some of the largest and smallest hotel groups in Asia, helping them establish distinctive brand-led organizations and reflect their brands through a unique style of service.

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