Mr Schulz-Lobeck’s statement: The true value of life is in accomplishing meaningful deeds!
Olaf Schulz-Lobeck is a purpose-driven visionary and culturally sensitive entrepreneur with over 20 years of business experience in the leisure industry and a key focus on medical wellness, wellness, hospitality, and retail. Recognized for his solid strategic direction paired with tailor-made customer service and a deep understanding of market dynamics, Schulz-Lobeck has particular expertise in driving business growth, managing transformational change, and leading major structural development strategies.
Since 2009, Schulz-Lobeck has been developing and launching international medical wellness projects, including a collaboration with the long-standing managing director/shareholder of Lanserhof, Prof. Andreas Wieser, highly recommended F.X. Mayr physicians such as Dr Udo Jakobitsch, awarding-winning architects, and medical wellness experts such Dr Regina Dahmen-Ingenhoven.
In China, Schulz-Lobeck managed the overall medical wellness concept development and implementation of the world-class Sangha Retreat by Living Octave (Suzhou), which opened in 2017.
Ms Sun’s statement: Happiness is not about wealth, power or position but about living in peace, joy and harmony!
A passionate, dream-driven entrepreneur, Stacy Sun focuses on the core competitiveness of business success, brand management, and continuous value creation.
After moving to the United States from China in 1994, she made a unique business footprint during her 20-year career in California. She founded the Asia-Pacific USA Chamber of Commerce, an NGO that bridged relations between business leaders in the US and China. She became the CEO/President of a Shanghai-based textile joint venture that launched its business in the US in 2008. An opportunity with the American film company DreamWorks brought Sun back to China in 2013, where she later met her future husband and business partner, Olaf Schulz-Lobeck.
Sun first experienced the F.X. Mayr Cure at the VIVAMAYR Altaussee in Austria after meeting Schulz-Lobeck, who introduced her to the wellness philosophy. After they married, Sun and Schulz-Lobeck decided to bring F.X. Mayr medicine and F.X. Mayr Retreats to China—an exciting next chapter in their lives that blends their entrepreneurial spirit, China’s boundless opportunities and a focus on the importance of family life.
Mr Parker’s statement: We are all endowed with talents and competencies. These gifts are meant to lift and strengthen others for the greater good. And, as we so live, we meet the full measure of our creation and thus become successful in life. As these principles are applied in business, and we achieve success, we elevate our stewardship in service to others.
Parker is the General Partner of SRS Capital Partners (SRS), a strategic and financial advisory firm serving a highly select clientele of portfolio and non-portfolio companies, family offices and private individuals. With deep expertise in capital markets, entrepreneurship, corporate management and strategy, SRS draws heavily on Mr Parker’s accomplishments during a career of more than forty years. Notable highlights include the development of a pioneering financial structure which culminated in funding more than US$60 billion of capital market debt and securities globally. Mr Parker also has been the founder of two investment banks.
He graduated from Brigham Young in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science in Business. Married to his wife Lauren for forty-nine years, the Parkers have six children and twenty-three grandchildren.
Mr Harper’s statement: Life has taught me that enduring relationships are more valuable than short-term economic gains, that long-term success cannot be separated from corporate and personal integrity, and that commitment to benefitting mutually with others is the surest foundation for true and lasting success.
Steve Harper is a Managing Partner of the New Horizon Real Estate Group, an Operating Partner in SRS Capital Partners and a Principal in SRS Family Office Partners. He has been active in Greater China for over thirty-five years and first entered the PRC in 1982. His professional qualifications include a wide range of expertise in international business, finance, real estate, corporate management and governance.
Harper holds a B.S. (Bachelor of Science) in economics, summa cum laude, from the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and an MBA (Master of Business Administration) in international business from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business IBEAR Program.
Xiao Qing Dong, Board Member/Vice President, is a highly experienced business executive focusing on real estate development and finance, private equity, and financial investment.
With a proven track record of 20 years working in large corporations such as Yunnan An Sheng Chuang Xiang Investment Management Co., Ltd. and the Yunnan Metropolitan Construction Investment Group Co., Limited (YMCI), parent company of Yunnan Hot Spring Valley Real Estate Co., Ltd., Dong has become known for his sophisticated business thinking and planning. In addition, his ability to develop and manage large real estate projects, such as the Hot Spring Valley in the Chinese city of Kunming, has earned him accolades for his problem-solving and finance skills.
With experience in both the finance and real estate sector, he has ample experience managing operational cash flow and long-term financial wellness for companies. In addition, dong works project development for F.X. Mayr Retreats and retreat funding planning.
Dr Domenig always wanted to understand and learn the principles of healing. So after studying medicine in Graz, Austria and Cagliari, Italy, he pursued his post-doctoral training as a general practitioner in Austria, followed by a one-year residency in Brazil. Always looking for ways to promote health and fight disease, he focused his expertise on dietetics and fasting.
After his successful training in manual medicine, Dr Domenig followed the teachings of diagnostics and therapy of the intestine pioneered by F.X. Mayr. This path initially led him to the renowned international VIVAMAYR Health Center on Lake Wörthersee, where he worked for six years, most recently in the position of deputy medical director. During this time, Dr Domenig completed his training portfolio with orthomolecular medicine, therapy, and diagnostics according to F.X. Mayr, functional Myo diagnostics, and chronomedicine. In addition to working in naturopathy, he also served as an emergency physician, followed by another six years as medical director at the Original F.X. Mayr Health Center in Dellach at Wörthersee, the parent company of therapy, according to F.X. Mayr. He also published four books in ten languages, reaching over 170,000 readers.
To complement his focus on fasting medicine, Dr Domenig currently works with the Stiegl brewery in Salzburg, Austria He also holds lectures on beer and health as part of the sommelier training program at the Austrian Brewing Union. In addition, he currently runs a private practice in Klagenfurt, Austria, where he specializes in naturopathy and purging procedures.
Since earning his doctorate in 1983, Dr Alex Witasek has worked with F.X. Mayr Medicine. He is one of the world’s most recognized and respected F.X. Mayr physicians.
At the beginning of his career, Dr Witasek had the good fortune of working with Dr Erich Rauch in medical tourism in Austria. Afterwards, he became head physician at the Lanserhof Lans, a scientific advisor at the German Society for Anti-Aging Medicine, and owner of his private practice near Vienna.
Dr Witasek is the honorary president of the International Society of F.X. Mayr Doctors, author, and publicist of numerous articles on regenerative medicine. He has also become one of the most highly regarded consultants in the arena of medical tourism.
Meri Bura is a Doctor of Medicine, the founder of the Mulier Holistic Center (Croatia), the creator of the Mulier Method, and an F.X. Mayr Physician at The Original F.X. Mayr Health Centre. At the same time, she is a member of the Health Tourism Community within the Croatian Chamber of Economy, the Commission for Other Medical Activities at the Croatian Medical Chamber, and the Croatian Association of Homeopaths.
Bura is a natural healing expert who offers a personalized combination of scientific and holistic methods. Her primary focus is thyroid health, body detoxification, weight loss, and fatigue syndromes.
She is also an experienced homoeopath, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP ) therapist and associate trainer, yoga instructor, and practitioner of individual therapies such as Ayurveda (152 movements), Raindrop & Vitaflex, Traditional Thai Massage, Aroma Massage, and Reflexology.
After ten years, Stacy Sun redirected her career focus to concentrate on how childhood shapes an adult’s life. In 2006, she started participating in and following the training of several internationally renowned life coaches and spiritual teachers, including Tony Robbins, Eckhart Tolle, and Neale Donald Walsh, who focus on childhood wounds, adult healing, and romantic relationships.
Beginning in 2012, she realized her calling and redefined her purpose in life as a child educator and therapist for children and families rather than a businesswoman. Sun is known for her nonviolent approach and her passion for children. Recently she published her 13-step education program online. Her community is constantly growing, and Sun collaborates with schools, kindergartens, and education institutes.
Simon Winchester’s international culinary career spans over two decades and includes experience in Michelin-star restaurants and 5-star luxury hotels. During his experience as a chef, Winchester worked in Europe, the Caribbean, North Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Mainland China.
Winchester’s culinary experiences include managing hospitality operations worldwide and establishing award-winning fine-dining restaurants. He also supervised all the culinary components of the first-of-its-kind development project for Sangha Retreat by Octave(Suzhou), which opened in 2017, and the Living Room by Octave in Shanghai. His most recent project was the Mondrian Hotel in Qatar.
An avid marathon and ultra-marathon runner, Winchester aims to allow people to choose a lifestyle and diet that meets their everyday needs and access to a new skill set and palette from which to work.
Wendy Saunders was born and raised in Bruges, Belgium and came from a family of craftsmen. Her influences are varied, ranging from the nuances of street life in China to the construction of a well-made chair, the visceral smell of leather, the sensation that a material evokes, and the impression of space both externally and on our mental maps.
She graduated with a Master of Architecture in Ghent, Belgium and practised for ten years in top design offices in Amsterdam before coming to China in 2004. Saunders’ design philosophy is direct, consequential, and punctuated by a sense of humour, beauty, and daring.
Cathy Wang is a Canadian-Chinese and highly experienced Interior Designer with qualifications from the International Academy of Design in Toronto. Cathy has more than 20 years of international experience working on hospitality projects in both North America and China.
In 2010, she developed a very successful young company within the corporate structure of the internationally respected Hirsch Bender & Associates Design Consultants (HBA), now Cathy is fully committed to her new venture. She is also a multi-lingual, skilled communicator and a highly respected figure in the design community.
Cathy has in-depth knowledge of project deliverables, ‘market drivers’ and an acute awareness of cross-cultural work ethics. With well-developed concept design skills, Cathy’s passion lies at the front end of the design process and the finishing stage of soft decoration where she creatively influences project outcomes.
In her position as Principal, she is responsible for marketing, and all business transactions, as well as leading the design work-in-process. She insists on integrating local culture into her projects and inspires her team to create exciting and innovative designs.
Gert Noordzy is an international hotelier, acknowledged hotel opening process maven and Organizational Project Management expert for the hospitality industry. He has over 25 years of professional experience in Greater China and South East Asia. He has been involved in opening more than 30 new hotels and three integrated resorts, having worked for three of the ten largest global hotel companies.
He aims to help the hotel industry transform and embrace project management as a strategic competence. Gert is the Managing Director of Northside Consulting, specializing in hotel opening processes’ tactical and strategic aspects.
Gert is a proven leader who can set strategy, direction & purpose and scale up the organizational capabilities to execute.
Stephen Marinelli has worked in myriad industries and has come to enjoy hospitality. Having the pleasure of working on different brands at varied locations, he finds each property special with its character and excellent guest experience.
His hospitality experience includes developing, designing and constructing new hotels, conversions, re-branding, and renovation projects; brand innovation programs; repositioning strategies; roll-out of new hotel brands; new work guidelines for company growth; and has developed new design standards for all brands.
Stephen earned a BA Degree (Architecture), a BS Degree (Civil Engineering) from Temple University, and a Graduate Certificate from Harvard University. Originally from New York City, he has lived in various parts of the European Union, the United States, the Caribbean, and Southeast Asia. Still, for the past 17 years, he has called China home. Chinese authorities have distinguished him as a foreign technical expert.
According to Dr. med Franz Xavier Mayr, the International Society of Mayr Doctors represents, disseminates, and teaches his diagnostics and therapy. The association has been active for over 50 years worldwide. Over 600 physicians are committed to the association’s quality standards.
The International Society of F.X. Mayr Doctor’s activities aims to secure and further develop the quality of its services in the field of diagnostics and therapy. The main focus is on training and further education opportunities. Information about Mayr Medicine is another focal point.
Arteprevent Health Consulting, Ltd. was founded in 2010 by Dr Med. Alex Witasek. As the company’s head and CEO, Witasek has more than 30 years of experience with private health centres and medical wellness resorts. The group is dedicated to the conception and development of bespoke high-end health resorts and centres around the world. These centres interweave traditional natural medicine with the latest science of university-based medicine in preventative health and treating chronic illnesses and diseases.
Guests of Arteprevent’s health resorts benefit from holistic medical treatments in a gorgeous vacation atmosphere with the best service, hospitality, high-end diagnostics, intelligent treatments, and private consultations. The centres also boast highly trained therapists, hotel staff, and a unique selling point for the medical wellness resort. In addition, investors and operators will be pleased by the consistent profits.
Arteprevent Health Consulting, Ltd. not only offers medical concepts with an operating manual but also grants the best training for all the staff, from physicians and therapists to the cooks and marketing department. In addition, PR articles, speeches, symposiums, and video clips help spread the group’s message and brand.
Gert Noordzy and his team’s experience and expertise give them an intimate understanding of today’s international hospitality business. At the same time, they are always prepared to challenge the status quo. Using both forward-thinking and proven Organizational Project Management concepts, they continue to transform the way hotel development is approached.
Northside Consulting has built a strong reputation as an industry authority worldwide, particularly in China. They are the preferred strategic partner for improving hospitality project performance and optimizing the Internal Rate of Return for new enterprises.
Shanghai Xingu is a solution provider that offers a wide range of hospitality skills and advisory services—aiming to do their best to solve client challenges through their expertise and knowledge of the hotel, wellness and restaurant industries.
The company provides expert services to state-owned enterprises, corporate owners, and hotel managers so they can make informed decisions throughout the entire process, from branding to concept to development, from design to opening and continuing operations.
Enhancing values, turning risks and compliance into opportunities, developing strategies, and improving products are at the core of Shanghai Xingu’s advisory services.
Founded by Wendy Sanders and Vincent de Graaf in 2005, AIM is a Shanghai-based studio that designs and manages numerous projects throughout China and Southeast Asia.
The fine line between vision and practically inspires AIM. The journey from a concept to the final product unfolds with careful consideration, devotion to quality, and an ability to see small details within the bigger picture. With more than ten years in Shanghai, AIM understands the complexity of building in Asia. With experience in different design, architecture, and urban planning scales, AIM appreciates projects that combine all of these aspects. In addition, AIM enjoys collaborating across various fields, which results in more complete and integrative projects.
At AIM, the process is part of the purpose!
AIM comprises a passionate and international group of urban planners, architects, and designers who understand the value of the design process and the importance of context. With a team of 40 people from 10 different countries, the group is culturally sensitive and can adapt to diverse contexts.
Based in Shanghai, Montaigne Design (MD) is a research-based design bureau, which collaborates closely with clients and stakeholders to deliver a project that meets time frames, budgets and brand requirements.
Under the auspices of Principal Cathy Wang, MD operates within an open studio concept. By utilizing the artistic strengths and experience of the design team, they create interiors as unique as each of their clients. MD creates styles which capture the “spirit of the East” while incorporating the “best of the West”.
The experienced design teams provide a full range of interior design services. Our portfolio includes hotels, resorts, private residences, show flats, retail outlets, restaurants, nightclubs and office lobbies.
OCT Innovation & Research Institute was established on February 12, 2018.
It is a wholly-owned subsidiary established by OCT Group to achieve the strategic goal of a global competitiveness enterprise based on the innovative development model of ‘culture + tourism + urbanization’ and ‘tourism + internet + finance’. It is a professional organization undertaking OCT projects’ planning and coordination, innovation incubation, product control, and alliance management responsibilities.
With the mission of innovative research and think tank construction, it is the platform to support the Group’s strategic implementation and innovation development.