South East Asia’s leading event for the Pool & Spa Industry returns to Thailand with an integrated platform featuring Landscape Asia and the World Spa & Well-being Convention
Pool&SpaTech Asia will take the stage once again from 19-21 September 2012 at Hall 5, IMPACT Exhibition & Convention Center in Bangkok, Thailand. The trade event has recently been rebranded to Pool&SpaTech Asia to further redefine and expand its event profile. Held in conjunction with Landscape Asia and World Spa & Well-being Convention 2012,
Pool&SpaTech Asia will focus on technology and solutions for the Pool & Spa market whilst World Spa & Well-being Convention sets the stage on spa related accessories and services for the spa and well-being industry. Landscape Asia will focus its spotlight for business professionals to network and tap into the region’s growing landscaping technology and services industry.
The combined three-in-one event platform is set to unlock a plethora of opportunities for exhibitors with the aim to showcase their products, network and build relationships with decision makers, distributors and buyers in Asia. The event is also set to attract a wider pool of ready buyers from the Pool, Spa and Landscaping industry through a series of dedicated multi-track conferences, exhibitor showcases and activities.
Many leading international companies like Classic Pools Pty Ltd, Hentech Technology, Pool&Spa (Products) Co., Ltd, Pentair, Water Works Warehouse Co., Ltd. and Water Doctor Co., Ltd., have confirmed their participation at Pool&SpaTech Asia 2012. To complement the spa profile at the event, a wide range of exhibitors such as AKA Holistic Wellness, BEAUTYdepartmentstore.com, Dasy Design, Nail Techniques International Co., Ltd, Spanovator and Seth Intertrade Co., Ltd. will be present at the World Spa & Well-being Convention 2012.
“As the demand for eco-friendly and sustainable products are growing in all Asian markets, we believe that Pentair is able to bring the required innovation, technology and knowledge to Asia, especially to Thailand since we have our South East Asia offices based in Bangkok”, states Mr. Hugh Smith of Pentair Water.
Pioneers in the field of landscaping industry will be able to experience a myriad of networking opportunities at the trade event in the areas of urban design, landscape machinery and equipment, communal recreational areas, construction and maintenance as well as green spaces and eco-friendly solutions. Mr David Goh, Business Development Manager of Garden & Landscape Centre, Singapore commented, “We are happy to exhibit at the upcoming Landscape Asia 2012 and look forward to fostering positive networking synergies at the trade event. As pioneers in the field of landscape architecture and green solutions, we are confident that Garden and Landscape Centre Pte Ltd (Singapore) and In & Out Landscape (Thailand) will be able to contribute our innovative and environmental-friendly technology and knowledge sharing capabilities to visitors in Asia.”
Businesses that are keen to explore opportunities in Asia, in particular Thailand, stand to reap the benefits arising from a robust tourism plan which had been developed for the Kingdom of Thailand. Aimed at increasing tourism income by at least 5% during the 5-year plan, this plan covers 385 tourism development projects in eight tourism clusters for upgrading of basic infrastructure, landscaping and convenience at tourist sites nationwide. The beach resorts will receive the biggest slice of the budget with 3.98 billion baht to fund 141 projects nationwide. In addition, a National Tourism Development Plan with a budget of 6.65 million baht (US$218 million) budget has been approved by Thailand’s Cabinet and will take force from 2012 to 2016.
A series of industry seminars will be held simultaneously with the trade exhibition. Seminar topics range from eco-friendly construction, planning, engineering, managing, innovating and management of swimming pool & spa hardware. Each seminar track is designed to provide the latest updates in technologies and product development in the industry. A specialised seminar track on green landscaping and eco-friendly solutions for green spaces will be organised for business professionals in the landscape industry. Delegates with a specialised interest in the spa and well-being industry will also have the opportunity to leverage on a knowledge-exchange platform at the World Spa & Well-being Congress.
In addition, the much anticipated pool/spa operator certification program will take place alongside the trade event for its second year. This two-day training program is certified by the National Swimming Pool Foundation and will provide training for efficient, effective, economical and safe use of swimming pools and spas. This program has delivered more trainings than any other program in the pool and spa industry worldwide since 1972, resulting in more than 200,000 successful CPO certifications in 44 countries.
Mr. John Hassett, Chief Operating Officer for Informa Exhibitions Asia commented, “As organisers, we are certain of the great potential in Asia, especially Thailand, with its growing tourism and private property industries. Together, Pool&SpaTech Asia and World Spa & Well-being Convention will provide access to suppliers and trade professionals with a direct and targeted way to do business and meet their targeted buyers on one platform at the same time. The trade exhibitions and dedicated conferences and seminars also serve as an annual gathering place for industry experts and trade professionals to network, exchange views and update themselves on the latest industry trends and technologies.”
“Pool&SpaTech Asia is being seen as the gateway to South East Asia’s highly lucrative pool and spa market given the current focus on the approaching ASEAN Thailand Community 2015 (AEC 2015). The event takes a multi-faceted approach for exhibitors to expand their businesses through existing marketing channels whilst creating new business connections.” added Mr. Loy Joon How, General Manager of IMPACT Exhibition Management Co., Ltd.
Pool&SpaTech Asia is co-organised by IIR Exhibitions Pte Ltd and IMPACT Exhibition Management Co., Ltd. whilst World Spa & Well-being Convention is organised by Thai Spa Association. Together, the combined trade events will pave the way to South East Asia’s highly lucrative pool and spa industry, providing swimming pool deck and equipment manufacturers, spa equipment manufacturers, landscaping suppliers, architects and interior designers as well as products and services from the spa and wellness industry with the opportunity to make first contact with potential buyers and tap on the flourishing pool and spa business in Thailand.