Industry Events

Speakers Announced for 2011 Green Spa Network Fall Congress

The Green Spa Network announced the speaker lineup for its fourth annual Fall Congress, which takes place from October 9-12 at the Sundance Resort in Utah. This year’s theme is “Taking Root: Making a Difference for the Planet and Your Bottom Line," and the program will include such in-depth presentations as Smart Design; On-Trend P.R. & Marketing Tips that Work Now; Obtaining Transparency and Authenticity in Personal Care Products; and Spas as Vitality Centers. It will also feature an exclusive sponsor showcase, a roundtable discussion led by industry leaders Jane Iredale, founder Jane Iredale Cosmetics; and Barbara Close, CEO of...

Spa Trends from the GSS 2011

by Catharine Nicol The Global Spa Summit 2011, recently held in Bali, brought over 200 key industry professionals from some 35 countries together to listen, share and learn. Instigated five years ago, primarily by Susie and Pete Ellis of SpaFinder, this was the first gathering to be held in Asia, with a delegation from China one of the highlights. A number of different comments and trends were discussed - some predictable, some coming from left field. In a nutshell it’s much about technology and backing up spa treatments with real scientific proof, it’s about targeting relatively new demographics like spa...

Day Spa ProKnowledge Workshops Coming Soon In Minnesota & Oregon

Minneapolis, MN The Day Spa Association and the International Medical Spa Association announce updates for the exciting new 2011 Pro Knowledge Workshops, designed to affordably bring you quality nationally respected educators with 20 CE qualified workshops. 2011 DSA Conference Schedule ~ In Minneapolis & Portland: This new DSA and IMSA Regional ProKnowledge Education Program will be hosted in Minneapolis from July 16 to 18 and Portland, OR, September 24 to 26, 2011. There will be three track presented in the areas of Well Being and Aesthetics, Functional Business and Trends-Ahead of the Curve. These workshops are designed to give attendees...

Solage Calistoga Celebrates Earth Day with Month of Eco-Activities

Further expanding its commitment to environmental responsibility, Solage Calistoga embraces Earth Day with an entire month of activities and services designed with sustainability in mind. Reflecting a philosophy of eco-consciousness that focuses on environmental stewardship as well as personal health and wellbeing, the Michelin-star rated Solbar and award-winning Spa Solage will offer programs showcasing the thoughtful balance of the resorts eco-friendly luxury experience. A portion of the proceeds from Earth Month programming will be donated to the Napa Valley Vine Trail, a nature-friendly walking and biking trail currently under construction that will stretch the length of Napa Valley, from the...

Global Spa Summit Announces 2011 Keynote Speakers

The Global Spa Summit (GSS) has announced three keynote speakers for the international conference being held in Bali, Indonesia from May 15-18. Kate Ancketill of Global Design Resources (GDR), one of the world?s top trend forecasters for brands, hospitality and retail; Dave McCaughan of McCann Worldgroup, a renowned expert on the Asian market and consumer; and Marc Smith of Connected Action, a leading analyst of how online social platforms impact both consumers and businesses, will present under the 2011 Summit theme “Engage the Change: The Money. The Customer. The Future.” Each keynote is designed to help industry leaders understand fast-growing...

Surgeon General to Keynote Washington Spa Alliance's First Annual Symposium

Manifesting its mission to act as a knowledge center to promote the exchange of education and innovation in the spa field, Washington Spa Alliance has announced its First Annual Symposium which will be held at the National Press Club here on March 24, 2011. Highlighting the day’s roster of expert resources in allied fields will be an address by Dr. Regina Benjamin entitled “The Surgeon General’s Vision for a Healthy and Fit Nation.” Symposium presenters include the renowned Dr. Pam Peeke as well as Philippe Bourguignon, vice chairman of Revolution, LLC and CEO of Miraval. Entitled New Realities: Redefining the...

EstheticsAmerica + Wellness Pavilion to Launch at ISSE Long Beach & ISSE Midwest 2011

PBA Meeting a Market Need for More Education and Training in a Growing Segment As one of the fastest growing segments in the beauty industry, the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) will launch an all new pavilion dedicated to skin care and wellness products, education, business and hands-on training at the International Salon & Spa Expo (ISSE) Long Beach and Midwest shows. The EstheticsAmerica + Wellness pavilion will feature leading international skin-care lines, including Repêchage, Dermalogica, Martinni Beauty, and TEMPTU, along with emerging brands such as JB Cosmetics and SAIAN. Along with complimentary wellness education, the new pavilion will feature CIDESCO...

Global Spa Summit Announces Exclusive Experience for Summit

Delegates at COMO Shambhala Estate in Bali Award-Winning Spa Will Offer Unique Pre-Summit Wellness Retreat Tailored for Industry Leaders and Yoga Retreat at Uma Ubud The Global Spa Summit (GSS), the leading annual event for spa and wellness industry executives, today announced that COMO Shambhala will offer delegates the opportunity to experience either an exclusive threeday pre-Summit stay at its awardwinning COMO Shambhala Estate, or a two-night yoga retreat at its sister property, Uma Ubud. The retreats, which will take place concurrently prior to the May 15–18 Summit, are tailored for leaders of the spa and wellness industries. Accommodations are...

The Global Spa Summit Announces 2011 Venue and Theme - Names Three Co-Chairs to Shape Agenda

The Global Spa Summit (GSS), the leading annual event for spa and wellness industry executives, today announced the venue, preliminary schedule and theme for its fifth annual conference taking place in Bali, Indonesia from May 15-18, 2011. The organization also named a panel of co-chairs to shape the 2011 agenda, as the Summit travels to the Asia-Pacific region for the first time, the fastest-growing spa market in the world. Venues: The main venue for the 2011 Summit will be the Laguna Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua, Bali, an award-winning member of Starwood Hotels' Luxury Collection, set on Bali's most beautiful...

Day Spa Association and International Medical Spa Association announce 2011 lineup of Pro Knowledge workshops

Minneapolis, MN The Day Spa Association and the International Medical Spa association announce the launch of their exciting new Pro Knowledge Workshops, set to bring to quality nationally respected educators with 20 CE qualified workshops and two conferences in one to a city near you at an extremely affordable price. There will be Medical Aesthetics and Wellness Seminars, Business & Trends Seminars plus a full day of manufacturer sponsored workshops. This comprehensive series of workshops will be perfect for physicians from every discipline, full-service salon, day spa and medical spa owners and their staffs, as well as massage therapists, aestheticians,...

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