ISPA kicks off 80 Days Countdown to Best of the East
ISPA 2006 Thailand looks forward to unveil Best of the East to the Worldwide Spa Market in 3 Months!

In the next few months, the spa industry of Thailand takes center stage as it host the upcoming ISPA 2006 THAILAND International Spa & Wellness Conference and Exhibition scheduled on May 3-5, 2006 at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center. Dubbed as "The Best of the East," it becomes the most important gathering of spa professionals in Asia Pacific for this year and the most comprehensive exhibition on spa to date.

Under the inspiration to showcase the best in the spa industry not only from Thailand but of Asia Pacific as well, ISPA 2006 Thailand will provide a unique platform for professionals, businessmen and enthusiasts to understand the trend and direction of the industry for the years to come. This is expected to be highlighted in the exhibition of new spa brands, spa hotels and resorts, destinations and related sectors. The substance of these highlights will be among the rich exchange of information that will transpire during the conference with top-notch speakers from around the world.

The Business Opportunities

One of the innovations in this year's ISPA 2006 Thailand is the Hosted Buyers Program organized by the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) which hopes to attract a number of buyers from around the world. This is an important opportunity for exhibitors to meet face to face buyers and spa investors on a business exchange environment. As of this time, nominations for the Hosted Buyers are coming from all continents and the potential for business appointments are very high. The event is destined to serve as an ideal platform for a global marketplace for the spa industry at least on the Asia Pacific level. The floor area of 4,600 square meters will house over 200 booths and major country pavilions.

The Knowledge Opportunities

The key to attending the ISPA 2006 Thailand is not only witnessing the new products and trends but also being a recipient of rich learning, knowledge and update information about various aspects of Spa Industry and Spa Business. During the 3-day conference, the biggest names and personalities from ISPA and the global spa community will be sharing and exchanging ideas and experiences. Even the most prolific and respected spa leaders and personalities from Thailand will be participating on a balanced 2-way platform of discussion. By now, many conference delegates are already pre-booking to ensure their reserved seats during the sessions. It is believed that this year's conference will be among the most updated and comprehensive talk about the spa industry ever to happen in Asia. It is not only the masters, the experts and the innovators, even the stakeholders, investors and enthusiasts will converge together in this annual opportunity.

The Social Opportunities

This event is not only a chance for ISPA members worldwide to meet their Asian counterparts but also for all spa professionals from various industry sectors will have the opportunity to meet clients, buyers, contacts and leaders that can inspire them into the future of the spa industry. During the 3-day event, Thailand will stage a pageantry of sophistication, grandeur and festive moments to highlight the social activities of ISPA 2006 Thailand. First, the event will coincide with the nationwide celebration of His Majesty The King of Thailand's 60th Anniversary of Accession to the Throne. Expect city-wide celebrations, pageantry of colors and grand atmosphere all throughout the city. At the venue, Thailand has prepared a WELCOME RECEPTION befitting of a truly unique Thai welcome in all its forms and colors. The GALA DINNER will be a reflection of Thailand's Spa Industry Development as it enveloped wellness, purity, peace and art in a night of celebrating the event. Guests will get to experience Royal Banquets that is aligned to the heart of spa and wellness — definitely a not to be missed event! In between the 3-day event, the coffee breaks and the exhibition floors will be a witness to socials and meetings, experience Thai hospitality at its finest.

Opportunities at your Hand

The ISPA 2006 Thailand International Spa & Wellness Conference and Exhibition is hosted by Thailand's Ministry of Industry — Institute of Small and Medium Enterprises Development (ISMED) and co-hosted by the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau. It is supported by the Ministry of Public Health, Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Ministry of Commerce, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Thai Airways International and the Federation of Thai Spa.

This is your chance to be a part of history in the making. Join ISPA 2006 Thailand and discover endless possibilities for your business. Visit http://www.ispa2006-thailand.com and avail of Early Bird Specials and reserve now!

Interested exhibitors and visitors may contact: (Overseas) CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION MANAGEMENT SERVICES PTE LTD., 1 Maritime Square, #09-43, HarbourFront Centre, Singapore 099253. Tel: (65) 6278 8666 Fax: (65) 6278 4077 Email:[email protected] (Local) PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT & SERVICES CO., LTD., 394/751 Rm 831-832 Moo 3, Petchkasem Road, Bangkae, Bangkok 10160, Thailand Tel: 662-455 9344 Fax: 662-455 9345 E-mail : [email protected]

About ISMED | The Institute for Small and Medium Enterprises Development (ISMED) is the lead agency under the Ministry of Industry of the Royal Thai Government tasked to support the development of entrepreneur business including education, training, product development and industry opportunities. Visit www.ismed.or.th for more details

About TCEB | The Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) is a governmental organization dedicated to the promotion of association and corporate meetings, incentive events, conventions and exhibitions in Thailand. These are usually referred to as MICE industry. The Bureau's establishment reflects Thailand's growing stature as a destination of choice for international meetings, conventions and exhibitions. Visit www.tceb.or.th for more details

About ISPA | The International SPA Association is a worldwide community of spa professionals, product manufacturers and service providers all striving for the same goal. The support and knowledge of our community is unmatched anywhere in the industry. ISPA allows you the opportunity to build strong and lasting relationships with more than 2,500 members representing 73 countries. Visit www.experienceispa.com for more details