Speaker line announced for Forum HOTel&Spa 2023

The 15th annual event in Paris will address the topic of authentic wellness


By Mark Smith

20 April 2023

Forum HOTel&Spa 2023 has announced its speaker line-up for 2023 with a stellar programme of experts who will address the topic of ‘Authentic wellness: it is time to change’.

The premier spa industry gathering is set to take place at the Hotel Four Seasons George V in Paris, France, on June 1.

Hosted by event organiser Vladi Kovanic and moderated by World Wellness Weekend and TipTouch CEO Jean-Guy de Gabriac, this year’s programme will be led by guest of honour Dr George Gaitanos. Chief operating and scientific officer at the Chenot Group, Gaitanos is a world-renowned thought leader and expert in metabolic energy. He will urge attendees to consider the proposition: ‘Leave your comfort zone in search of authentic wellness’.

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“This 15th edition will focus on the theme of 'Authentic wellness - It is time to change'. Since 2007, Forum HOTel & Spa has been a meeting point for Europe’s leading figures of the spa, hospitality, and wellbeing industries.”

Vladi Kovanic

Organiser, Forum HOTel&Spa

Forum HOTel&Spa will feature a programme of talks covering topics such as the metaverse, thalassotherapy, leadership, and an insight into the business of wellness real estate from Roger Allen, Group CEO, RLA Global.

In addition, Forum HOTel&Spa’s long-time media partner European Spa will have a presence on stage. Founding editor Sarah Camilleri will be speaking with Jean Guy de Gabriac about wellness shifts.

The event will also host the Red, Black and Blue Diamond Awards recognising spa excellence in spa management. Forum HOTel&Spa 2023 will conclude with a cocktail networking event.


Dr. George C. Gaitanos, chief operating and scientific officer, Chenot Group


Dr George Gaitanos is an expert in energy metabolism and his research work has been published in numerous medical journals.


He joined Chenot Group in 2013 and now serves as chief operating and scientific officer. His role is strategically important in the development of the brand within the health wellness sector. This includes continued operational success of all the Chenot facilities, the innovation of new diagnostics, treatments, programmes, guests’ experiences, and their implementation within the dedicated facilities.


In addition, the development of skincare products and food supplements leading a dedicated research and development team of experts.

Speakers at Forum HOTel&Spa 2023

Other speakers include Ramy Elnagar and Tom Middleton, co-founders of White Mirror; Tristan Lagarde, deputy general manager, Phytomer; Cornelia Kausch, founder, senior leadership coach and consultant, CK Hospitality Advisors; Andrew Gibson, international wellness and hospitality specialist, Suede; and Robert D. Henry, founder, RDHA.

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