Andrew Jacka – World Spa & Well-Being convention chairman

Andrew JackaANDREW JACKA, who stepped down from the board of the Thai Spa Association in March 2013,  continues to act as chairman for the World Spa & Well-being Convention.

This will be the 4th time this event has been held, with the industry network continuing to expand as more associations become involved in this event as a supporting association.

In addition, the Nippon Spa Association (NSPA), Indian Spa & Wellness Association (ISWA) and the Association of Malaysian Spas (AMSPA) have become research partners. Others are also expected to join in the coming days.

Expanding on this role, Andrew took on the Global Wellness Day Ambassador Thailand role in late 2014.  This is a not-for-profit social movement, which originated in 2012 in Turkey, becomes global in 2015.

“With the appointment of a multitude of countries, the event is building fast.’

The convention is held on the second Saturday of June each year.  The core eventencompasses three indoor seminars and four outdoor workshops, covering all areas of wellness – wellness cuisine, wellness living, mindful wellness, women’s wellness, herbal wellness, natural medicine, and fun activities for the whole family.

“In Thailand we are working under a theme of Discover Thai Wellness, and have scheduled Thai wellness aficionados, including leading the veggie prince, Nakorn Limpacuptathavon; Dr. Chatrapa Hudthagosol, dept. of nutrition, faculty of public health, Mahidol University; Prof. Dr. Krisana Kraisintu, rector of College of Oriental Medicine, Rangsit University; Tipatat Junhasaasdikul, MD, director and founder, Mediya Oriental Health Clinic; and Sirichai Lertsirimit, managing director, Multi Green Co. Ltd.”

Outdoor activities include a Luisee Daton workshop, Wellness Adventures for five to 10-year-olds, and a Muay Thai workshop and a Parkour Workshop.

The convention will be held at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre (QSNCC), Bangkok on June 13, 2015. All events are free and open to the public.

In addition to his spa consultancy work with Spa Origins, Andrew has set up a niche market product distribution company and is the Thailand distributor for ila (beyond organic) luxury skincare range from the UK.

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