7th International Swimming Pool and Wellness Forum

For the seventh time aquanale and FSB are presenting trends and themes from the swimming pool, sports and wellness sector in their congress programme. For the first time under a new name: the Cologne Swimming Pool and Wellness Forum has become the INTERNATIONAL Swimming Pool and Wellness Forum.

All the lectures are available in German and English by means of simultaneous translation and the focus of the content is of a global character, without dispensing with topics of national interest.

So European standards, cross-border design trends and best practice are on the agenda. Topics include successful renovation and architectural concepts as well as issues of the profitability of public swimming pools and hotel pools. Private swimming pools also have their place at the forum, in particular with the EN 16582 and EN 16713 rules.

In addition, the tourism sector is addressed with lectures on “Wellness as a growth accelerator” for tourist destinations. For swimming pool attendants there is a new block that highlights the new remuneration regulations and opportunities for qualifying and subjects that go beyond the target group such as the strengthening of communication skills offer all groups of visitors suggestions for their day-to-day work.

A warm welcome!

Venue: Hall 6.1, stand C50/D51


Programme

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

1:00-1:45 p.m. | Attendants for pool/spa businesses: How do I acquire further qualifications?
Thomas Schwarz, Examination Committee Chairman, Attendants for pool/spa businesses, Germany

1:45-2:45 p.m. | The new remuneration regulations: Requirements of a new management culture in pools/spas – What are the key issues?
Thomas Herbing, ver.di (German United Services Trade Union), Germany

2:45-3:45 p.m. | EN 15288 and other European regulations for public swimming pools: What’s going on in the area of standards?
Thomas Beutel, Lutz-Jesco GmbH, Germany

3:45-5:15 p.m. | EN 16582 and EN 16713: The first European standards for private swimming pools have imposed new requirements. Do you know what they are?
Frank Eisele, WWS Eisele UGmbH, Germany

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

10:15-11:15 a.m. | EN 15288 and other European regulations for public swimming pools: What’s going on in the area of standards?
Thomas Beutel, Lutz-Jesco GmbH, Germany

11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m | EN 16582 and EN 16713: The first European standards for private swimming pools have imposed new requirements. Do you know what they are?
Frank Eisele, WWS Eisele UGmbH, Germany

Moderator: Ernst Ulrich Tillmanns, 4a Architects, Stuttgart, Germany

1:30-2:00 p.m. | Recreation and Wellness Spa in Courchevel
Stefan Niese, Auer Weber Associates, Germany

2:00-2:30 p.m. | Grandview Heights Aquatic Center in Surrey
Darryl Condon, HCMA Arcitecture+Design, Canada

3:30-4:30 p.m. | The voice may lie but the face never does – look truth in the eye and improve your emotional intelligence!
Martin Wiedemeyer, CBR-Development, Germany

Thursday, 9 November 2017

It’s just like back home: We have more in common than we think – Worldwide design trends in swimming pool and wellness facilities
Moderator: Dieter C. Rangol, CEO of the bsw and chief editor of “pool” magazine

10:30-11:00 a.m. | Swimming Pool and Hot Tub Market Overview: North America
Rich Gottwald, President & CEO of the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP)
Forum: Pool Design in North America and Europe - Differences and Similarities

11:00–11:15 a.m. | Design Impulses in Europe: Presentation of EUSA Award Winners
Andreas Petridis, President of the European Union of Swimming Pool and Spa Associations (EUSA)
Ute Wanschura, consultant Federal Association for Swimming Pool and Wellness (bsw), editor of “pool” magazine and Eurospapoolnews

11:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. | Presentation of the philosophies driving design and construction of high-end residential water features in North America
Skip Phillips, Ambassador and co-founder of GENESIS 3, Inc. and National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) Board Member

12:00–12:30 p.m. | Discussion
Skip Philipps, Ambassador and co-founder of GENESIS 3, Inc. and National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) Board Member
Guido Rengers, Managing Director Riviera Fertigschwimmbad GmbH and Honorary President of the Federal Association for Swimming Pool and Wellness (bsw)
Dennis Schikora, managing director SUN-POOLS SCHIKORA E.K.

Moderator: Dr. Stefan Kannewischer, President of the IAKS, Kannewischer Management, Switzerland

1:00-1:20 p.m. | Social return on investment in swimming pools: What benefits do local authorities gain from investment in swimming pools from a non-financial perspective? The findings of an English study
Prof. Peter Taylor, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

1:20-1:40 p.m. | Which financing and operator models are successful? Many PPP models have failed and others have been very successful. What can we learn from this? What works and what doesn't?
Rainer Pethran, GMF, Neuried, Germany

1:40-2:00 p.m. | How can the financial results of a sports swimming pool be improved? Sports swimming pools are the least profitable type of pool. How can their shortcomings be reduced without turning them into leisure pools or wellness spas?
Gar Holohan, Aura Holohan Group, Dublin, Ireland

2:00-2:45 p.m. | Panel discussion with speakers, questions from the audience

Moderators: Dieter Vatheuer, PROVA Business Consultancy, Hamm, Germany, and Arch. Dipl.-Ing. Christoph Keinemann, GSF - Planungsgesellschaft für Sport- und Freizeitbauten, Hamm, Germany

3:45-4:00 p.m. | Welcome and information
Arch. Dipl.-Ing. Christoph Keinemann, GSF, Germany

4:00-4:15 p.m. | Filter decontamination: Cause and effect
Dipl.-Ing.(FH) Andreas Debus, Kannewischer Ing.-Ges., Germany

4:15-4:30 p.m. | Precoat filtration: Regulatory requirements
Thomas Beutel, Business Development, Lutz-Jesco, Germany

4:30-4:45 p.m. | Quo vadis ultrafiltration? – State of the art
Dipl.-Ing.(FH) Michael Reis, W.E.T. GmbH, Germany

4:45-5:00 p.m. | News from the DIN Committee
Jürgen Elgg, Wassertechnik Wertheim, Germany

5:00-5:15 p.m. | Open air swimming pool renovation: Reduction in pool size
Prof. Peter L. Arnke, AHM Architects, Germany

5:15-5:30 p.m. | Report on pool/spa renovation practice
Andreas Veauthier, Veauthier Architects, Germany

5:30-6:00 p.m. | Panel discussion with the speakers, questions from the audience
Moderator: Dieter Vatheuer, PROVA, Germany

from 6:00 p.m. | IAB table talks with snacks and drinks

Friday, 10 November 2017

Moderator: Dr. Stefan Kannewischer, President of the IAKS, Kannewischer Management, Switzerland

10:30-10:50 a.m. | Thermal spas in tourist regions: Thermal spas support the development of tourist destinations. But how can thermal spas survive when they often have small catchment areas?
Leopold Holzknecht, AQUA DOME - Tirol Therme Längenfeld, Austria

10:50-11:10 a.m. | From the health spa funded from the public purse to the self-financing wellness spa: many thermal spas are dependent on rehabilitation patients and their funding by health schemes. How are thermal spas coping with shrinking budgets for spa treatments? The Toskana Therme and Klinikzentrum in Bad Sulza/Thuringia are a prime example of how this issue can be successfully resolved and turned into a thriving business.
Marion Schneider, Toskana World, Bad Sulza, Germany

11:10-11:30 a.m. | In which direction is wellness developing? The decline in medical spa treatments in German-speaking countries is compensated for by new wellness applications from faraway countries. The volatile growth of wellness applications is slowing down. In which direction is the sector developing?
László Puczkó Ph.D., Director of Industry Intelligence, Resources for Leisure Assets (Austria)

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. | Panel discussion with the speakers, questions from the audience


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