International Swimming pool and spa forum

In addition to wellness products, the aquanale offers knowledge about the industry and more. The convention programme, the 7 th International Swimming Pool and Spa Forum, has been transformed. It is impossible to ignore in the centre of Hall 6 and interested parties are always welcome. All presentations can be attended for free, and without pre-registration, because the following companies subsidise the cost:

The International Swimming Pool and Spa Forum entails a multifacated programme aimed at different visiting target groups. Swimming pool construction companies, hoteliers and enterprises operating public facilities can profit equally. Organisers of the International Swimming Pool and Spa Forum are:

bsw: Bundesverband Schwimmbad & Wellness e.V. (Federal Swimming Pool and Wellness Association)
IAKS: Internationale Vereinigung Sport- und Freizeiteinrichtungen e.V. (International Association of Sports and Leisure Facilities)
BDS: Bundesverband Deutscher Schwimmmeister e.V. (Federal Association of German Swimming Pool Attendants)
IAB: Internationale Akademie für Bäder-, Sport- und Freizeitbauten in Deutschland e.V. (International Academy for Pool, Sports and Leisure Constructions in Germany)
IHA: Hotelverband Deutschland (German Hotel Association)

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

STAFF

13.00 to 13.45 Attendants for pool/spa businesses: How do I acquire further qualifications?

Thomas Schwarz, Examination Committee Chairman, Attendants for pool/spa businesses

13.45 to 14.45 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)

 

TECHNOLOGY & KNOWLEDGE

14.45 to 15.45: EN 15288 and other European regulations for public swimming pools: What’s going on in the area of standards?

Thomas Beutel, Lutz-Jesco GmbH  

15.45 to 17.15: 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

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

TECHNOLOGY & KNOWLEDGE

10.15 to 11.15: EN 15288 and other European regulations for public swimming pools: What’s going on in the area of standards?

Thomas Beutel, Lutz-Jesco GmbH

11.15 to 12.45: 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

 

COMMUNICATION

15.30 to 16.30: The voice may lie but the face never does – look truth in the eye and improve your emotional intelligence!

Martin Wiedemeyer, CBR-Development

Thursday, 9 November 2017

DESIGN

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 to 11.00 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 to 11.15 : 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 to 12.00 : 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 to 12.30 Uhr: Discussion

Skip Phillips, 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

 

PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS - INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT

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

13.00 to 13.20: 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

13.20 to 13.40: 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

13.40 to 14.00: 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

14.00 to 14.45: Panel discussion with speakers, questions from the audience

 

RENOVATION OF SWIMMING POOLS – IAB meeting at FSB

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

15.45 to 16.00: Welcome and information

Arch. Dipl.-Ing. Christoph Keinemann, GSF, Hamm, Germany

16.00 to 16.15: Filter decontamination: Cause and effect

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Andreas Debus, Kannewischer Ing.-Ges., Baden-Baden, Germany

16.15 to 16.30: Precoat filtration: Regulatory requirements

Thomas Beutel, Business Development, Lutz-Jesco, Wedemark, Germany

16.30 to 16.45: Quo vadis ultrafiltration?– State of the art

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Michael Reis, W.E.T. GmbH, Kasendorf, Germany

16.45 to 17.00: News from the DIN Committee

Jürgen Elgg, Wassertechnik Wertheim, Wertheim, Germany

17.00 to 17.15: Open air swimming pool renovation: Reduction in pool size

Prof. Peter L. Arnke, AHM Architects, Berlin, Germany

17.15 to 17.30: Report on pool/spa renovation practice

Andreas Veauthier, Veauthier Architects, Berlin, Germany

17.30 to 18.00: Panel discussion with the speakers, questions from the audience

Moderator: Dieter Vatheuer, PROVA, Hamm, Germany

Friday, 10 November 2017

THERMAL BATHS

Moderator: Dr. Stefan Kannewischer, President of the IAKS

10.30 to 10.50: 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?

Bärbel Frey, AQUA DOME - Tirol Therme Längenfeld, Austria

10.50 to 11.10: 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 to 11.30: In which direction is wellness developing? The decline in medical spa treatments in German-speaking countries has been 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 to 12.15: Panel discussion with speakers, questions from the audience

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