Spas are the largest employer of massage therapists worldwide, and massage is consistently voted by spa guests as the most-popular spa treatment, for its relaxing and therapeutic health benefits.

The Global Spa Summit, an annual conference that gathers spa industry executives from all over the world, today announced its roster of keynote speakers and agenda.

The third-annual conference, to be held May 17-19 in Interlaken, Switzerland, will feature speeches from the following people:

• Adolph Ogi, former president of Switzerland; UN special adviser on sport for development and peace: “Power of Collaboration.”

• Reto Wittwer, president & CEO of Kempinski Hotels: “the future for luxury spa hotels given this current challenging economic climate.”

• Juerg Schmid, CEO of Switzerland Tourism: “Switzerland: Wellness with a Plus.”

• Renee-Marie Stephano, COO and general counsel of the Media Tourism Association; editor of Medical Tourism Magazine: “Medical Tourism and the Role Of Spas and Wellness.”

A full agenda for the Global Spa Summit is available at: