The 3 rd Edition. Celebrating innovation in the Spa & Health Resort industry

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2016

The 3rd Edition

Celebrating innovation in the

Spa & Health Resort industry

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The ESPA Innovation Awards reflects the ESPA aim of “to stimulate exchange of experience, best practice and know-how”.

It is made for destinations, facilities or initiatives that represent

“innovation” in the true sense of the word; that is, the development of a new, more creative or more effective approach to any aspect of spas and health resorts management, operations or marketing.

This is accomplished through more effective products, processes, services, technologies, or ideas that are readily available to the market.

The emphasis in judging applicants for the ESPA Innovation Awards will be on how effectively the innovation addresses its stated objectives, which may be to improve efficiency, increase marketability, effect cost savings, achieve environmental goals or improve market position.

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Innovation is a new idea, device or process. Innovation can be viewed as the application of better solutions that meet new requirements, unarticulated needs, or existing market needs. This is accomplished through more effective products, processes, services, technologies, or ideas that are readily available to markets, governments and society. The term innovation can be defined as something original and, as a consequence, new, that "breaks into" the market or society.

Innovation differs from invention in that innovation refers to the use of a better and, as a result, novel idea or method, whereas invention refers more directly to the creation of the idea or method itself. Innovation differs from improvement in that innovation refers to the notion of doing something different rather than doing the same thing better.

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CATEGORY DESCRIPTION ELIGIBLE TO ENTER

C1 INNOVATIVE

SPA & HEALTH RESORT DESTINATION

Awarded to: City Planning / Urban Development Plan / City Management / Destination Ambience / Facilities / Unique Selling Proposition /

Marketing / Environment Protection

SPA Municipalities

C2 INNOVATIVE MEDICAL SPAS

Awarded to: Product / Design / Spa

Management / Concept / Innovative Medical Spa Treatments / Unique Selling Proposition / Marketing /Environmental Protection

Medical Spa , centers, clinics or facilities (using local & natural resources) / (Thermal Spa, Thalasso Spa, Climate Spa, Kneipp Spa, Radon Spa, Therapeutic Mud Spa, other spas using natural resources e.g. clay and peat, chalk, peloids and healing gases )

C3 INNOVATIVE SPA HOTEL

Awarded to: Product / Design / Spa Management / Unique selling Proposition / Marketing / Innovative Programs

Medical Spa hotels

C4 INNOVATIVE SPA CONCEPT

Awarded to: Building / Design / Equipment / Technology / Nature integration

Companies specialized in spa design / spa construction / remodeling companies / design and/or production of spa equipment

C5 INNOVATIVE HEALTH SPA PROGRAM

Awarded to: Treatment concept /

Implementation / Procedures / Duration of the treatment / Effective Program Outcome

Spa managers, spa facilities C6 INNOVATIVE

SPA RESEARCH

Awarded to: Research that challenge and seek novel theoretical concepts, approaches or methodologies, instrumentation, or interventions.

Researchers

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CATEGORY ENTRY FEE

Early Birds ENTRY FEE

(Until 31.03.2016)

Non ESPA Members ENTRY FEE

C1 INNOVATIVE

SPA & HEALTH RESORT DESTINATION € 650,00 € 500,00 € 800,00

C2 INNOVATIVE MEDICAL SPAS € 300,00 € 225,00 € 375,00 C3 INNOVATIVE SPA HOTEL € 300,00 € 225,00 € 375,00 C4 INNOVATIVE SPA CONCEPT € 650,00 € 500,00 € 650,00 C5 INNOVATIVE

HEALTH SPA PROGRAM € 300,00 € 225,00 € 375,00

C6 INNOVATIVE

SPA RESEARCH

*Students: €100,00

€ 300,00 € 225,00 € 375,00

The ESPA Innovation Awards

entry fees

Entry fees must be paid before entries will be submitted to the Jury for review. No refunds will be made.

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In order to apply for the ESPA Innovation Awards, the candidates must submit the completed Application Form to the ESPA Secretariat Office no later than April 30th,

2016

 Download the APPLICATION FORM

 Download the HOW TO PREPARE AND SUBMITT ENTRIES

 Download the BENEFITS OF AN ESPA INNOVATION AWARD

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All completed submissions will be supplied to the Jury for rating according to the evaluation criteria and making recommendations for the award.

Specifically, the evaluation criteria that will guide the Jury are as follows:

– Originality of the innovation

– Impact of the innovation

– Practicality of its application

– Measurability of the benefits

– Applicability

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The ESPA Innovation Awards

gala

Vichy welcomes the 3rd edition of the ESPA Innovation Awards Gala.

The ESPA Innovation Awards finalists will be closely guarded and will not be revealed before they are announced at the EIA Gala in

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WINNERS BENEFIT PACKAGE

High quality crystal trophy.

Award Winner’s certificate.

Award Winner’s logo/seal image for use on stationery, websites and other marketing materials and channels.

Media benefits

Award publicity and promotion to a wide variety of Spa, Travel and Tourism press and media partners.

6 months Award publicity on the ESPA Innovation Awards Website.

For the C5 Winner: 6 months Ad Banner (200x100 pixels) on the ESPA Website homepage (€ 1.800,00 market value)

Award publicity and promotion on the ESPA e-Newsletter (Special ESPA Innovation Awards issue and June issue)

15 days of Award winning campaign on the ESPA Social Media channels hashtag: #ESPAInnovationAwards2016

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The ESPA Innovation Awards

sponsors

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Sponsoring the ESPA Innovation Awards offers your company or brand prestige and exposure to the industry leaders and key decision makers.

PREMIUM SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE | €5.000,00

GOLD SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE | €3.000,00

SILVER SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE | €1.500,00

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ESPA OFFICE

Tel: + 32 2 2820558

Email: espa.awards@espa-ehv.eu Adress: European Spas Association

Rue d’Arlon, 50 B 1000 – Brussels BELGIUM

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