SpaFest 2021: ‘Must-attend’ event to shine a light on people, planet and health

By Lauren Heath-Jones

The 2021 edition of leading spa and wellness industry event SpaFest is set to begin on Tuesday, October 12 at the five-star eco-resort Gwel an Mor in Cornwall, UK. 

Running until October 14, the event will focus on ‘people, planet and health’, offering empowering educational sessions and thought-provoking talks.

Among the inspirational speakers will be Sue Harmsworth, MBE, founder of iconic spa and wellness brand ESPA, who will give a keynote speech on the trends and challenges facing the spa and wellness industries.

ESPA founder Sue Harmsworth MBE will deliver a keynote speech on the challenges facing the spa industry

Other speakers include Kay Pennington, group spa manager of Center Parcs’ Aqua Sana; Claudia Roth, founder of Soul Luxury; Iain Bell, founder of Executive Fitness Foundation and Dr Neil Carpenter, founder of NMC2.

Attendees will alsdo be provided with a series of mental wellbeing workshops, including forest bathing, yoga, swimming and gong baths.

The event will be opened by mental performance coach and founder of Trained Brain, Jamie Edwards, who will deliver a leadership programme on ‘leading yourself and others beyond crisis’.

“The vision for SpaFest is about creating meaningful conversations within the spa and wellbeing sector.”

Amanda Winwood

Founder, SpaFest and Made for Life Organics

“The vision for SpaFest is – and has always been – about creating meaningful conversations within the spa and wellbeing sector for both suppliers and operators, with no pressure to buy or sell, just to simply connect and be inspired,” said Amanda Winwood, founder of SpaFest and Made for Life Organics. 

Sarah Camilleri, SpaFest co-director and founding editor of European Spa, said: “SpaFest is a ‘must-attend’ event for spa and wellness professionalss with a fresh and forward-looking focus on real self-development and heartfelt leadership.”

“SpaFest is a ‘must-attend’ event for spa and wellness professionals with a fresh and forward-looking focus on real self-development and heartfelt leadership.”

Sarah Camilleri

Director, SpaFest and founding editor, European Spa

“We welcome everyone to join us in Cornwall to progress on their path of purpose and potential,” she added. 

Founded in 2017, by Made for Life Organics founder Amanda Winwood, SpaFest is a not-for-profit event that benefits the brand’s sister charity The Made for Life Foundation, which supports people living with cancer. 

The event will offer wellbeing workshops including forest bathing and gong baths

Aiming to put the focus back on people rather than organised selling, SpaFest is a welcoming affair, free from the formalities of name badges and business attire. It offers spa professionals the chance to reconnect, rebuild and re-energise their personal and professional wellbeing, particularly in the wake of the pandemic.


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