Registration for the European Spas & Balneology Congress is open

From 4 – 6 October Karlovy Vary will be the hot spot of the Health & Spa industry

European Spas Association invites Spa and health professionals to join the 27th Annual Congress. Congress will be organised in cooperation with the Region and the City of Karlovy Vary with its own Institute for Balneology and Scientific Studies, Czech Tourism and Czech Spa Association.

The programme will be structured in a way to deepen many aspects of health tourism in three sections with experts. 
1. Market research, trends, EU strategies, sales, and innovation in the field of sustainability 
2. Medical research and socio-economic factors 
3. Decisions and best examples of urban and regional development in spa towns

We are honoured to present the first speakers and topics:
Jakub Hlávka, PhD, from Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics will talk about the interdisciplinary approach to advance economic, health services and policy research, for a new generation of global health policy leaders. Sven Aerts from European Commission will present a Long Covid Strategy & Funding. Daniel Fajkus, Falkensteiner Spa Resort Marianske Lazne about Cause instead of symptoms – a holistic approach to healing in Spas. Caroline Giraud from Banyan Tree will present a best practice case about the International brand on expansion – well-being and self-discovery with Banyan Tree’s Wellbeing Sanctuary….

The international (ESPA) section is focusing on the following four main topics:

  • EU Health Policy
  • Sales strategy and sales channels in the spa industry
  • The best examples of entrepreneurship in the spa business – new trends, real-world examples
  • Sustainability, effectiveness, and energy savings in the spa industry

The medical and scientific section gives experts insights into the topic:

  • Objectification of the spa comprehensive treatment and new trend in the spa and balneology
  • Post-covid syndrome  – treatment options in health spas
  • Role of balneology in the Physical/Mental health prevention
  • Environmental sciences in the spa regions
  • Objectification of the spa comprehensive treatment and new trend in the spa and balneology

The Mayor’s Meeting, chaired by the Mayoress of Karlovy Vary Mrs. Andrea Pfeffer Ferklová, will exchange the best case in urban planning and regional development issues.

Stay tuned for more information!

Photo credit: Grand Hotel Pupp

We are revealing the venues

The Get-together party on 4th October takes you to the Casino Royale film set. Feel like James Bond and be one of the first guests after a long renovation in the Emperor – Kaiserbad Spa. We are ready for action!
Lectures will be held on 5th October in Hotel Thermal, which is a modern 4* spa & congress hotel.
The evening highlight will be a traditional ESPA Innovation Award Ceremony with a Gala Dinner, taking place in the famous Grand Hotel Pupp, the iconic hotel and architectural jewel of Karlovy Vary.  The Grandhotel Pupp is a luxurious setting that has been a meeting place and entertainment venue and synonymous with first-class hospitality for more than three centuries. Get your Spa industry Award where the celebrities of Karlovy Vary Film Festival winners usually come in.

A preliminary programme will soon be announced on the congress website:
All information about the registration, accommodation and payments can be found at the website:

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