Saunaletter 1-2018

Dear ISA Members and other saunalovers
The New Year has started even in China . The Year of the Dog started 15th of February and  even in Finland we
do celebrate it these days. And when talking about the Year of the Dog we do remainin You about the Expo
in Guangzhou again in May by one of the ISA members. If You need more information please contact Jacob. Please note that
Finnish stove manufacturer Harvia is there as well as our other Chinese member Keya sauna.
“Dear Madam/Sir:

Asia Pool & Spa Expo 2018 is to be held in PWTC Expo. Guangzhou, China from 15th May to 17th May, 2018. Below are some Figures about Asia Pool & Spa Expo 2018:

200 expected exhibitors as below:

  1. Local representative manufacturers which will present “Made in China” to the world such as: Laswim, Mona Lisa, Sunrans, Joyspas, Glong, Landy, Keya and so on.
  2. International renowned companies: Pentair, Hayward, Chemoform, dinotec, Lovibond by Tintometer, Aquarine, Pool Lift, HTH, Harvia, Emaux and the like.
  3. Chinese distributors of International famous brands: Kiyea, Chuangwen, Deyoule, Ouyapool etc.
  4. project contractors which will display their outstanding projects of swimming pools, water feature and water park:Laswim, FuRui, Jingge, Fenlin and so forth.
Expected visitors: 18,000
As of 31st January, over 9800 visitors have registered to visit Asia Pool & Spa Expo and concurrent events.
Exhibition area: 12,000 sq.m
Nearly 82% of exhibition space are sold or reserved as of 31st January. All the exhibition spaces are expected to be sold out at the end of March.

For more information, please feel free to contact Mr. Jacob Kong”

Maybe we meet there?
Japan is having their JAPAN SAUNA DAY  03. – 04.03. The main celebration is in the Finland Village where the new smoke sauna
is also situated and officially opened on saturday the 3rd.
HELSINKI Sauna Day is happening on 10th of March .
HAANJA SMOKE  SAUNA WEEK IS  happening 09. – 12.08. in Haanja Vöru.
In the autumn we have e.g. sauna Day in Germany and also INTERBAD in Stuttgart Germany 23. – 26.10.2018.
About Interbad You get more information after the press visit  to Stuttgart in the middle of March. Interbad
is anyway something where many members are coming so maybe we arrange something  there.
Mikkel aaland with his film group is just now in Russia making the second document about the book SWEAT
concerning russian Banya.
Mikkel was writing the part concerning banya and now he wants to distribute the original material to
all people who are interested to read.
We may see some parts of the two first documents in the Congress together with other sauna films.
In Minnesota, USA the Finnish Sauna is having a great time. Read the enclosed article. If You need more
information please contact e.g. Eero Kilpi at North American Sauna Society.
There are also some interesting webpages and blogs about the sauna in  North America.Some of these pages
are very interesting and do show deep understanding about the Finnish Sauna.
We hope that You have this in Your  schedules .
The abstracts have been received. we got over 30 proposals from over 10 countries. Most of tem very interesting.
Now we have a big job to select the best ones and arrange the presentations , workshops and even posters . And
there are also some hands on proposals especially about whisking but also about building a sauna etc.
We hope that we can give more information in the next Newsletter about the Congress which should come out
early March.
Updated information is also on the web page of ISA www.saunainternational.netas well as on the Congress
web page.
Please make Your accomodation reservation on time. It seems that there is a lot of interest into the Congress
and people have been actively booking  hotels etc.
Members , please note that we have the General Meeting of Members  as well as Board Meeting on Thursday
07.06. .
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