Industry Events

Green Spa Network announces 2010 Congress

GREEN SPA NETWORK ANNOUNCES 2010 CONGRESS AT WESTIN RIVERFRONT SPA ANJALI IN VAIL, CO October 3-7, 2010 Congress: “Elevate Your Vision; The Sky is the Limit!” VAIL, CO – The Green Spa Network (GSN) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inform, educate, and advise beauty, wellness, and spa-industry professionals and businesses on sustainability issues and green operating practices. The GSN will hold its third annual Congress at the LEED-certified Westin Riverfront and Spa Anjali in Vail, Colorado, October 3-7, 2010, featuring the theme: “Elevate Your Vision; the Sky is the Limit!” For registration information, see www.greenspanetwork.org . “The...

Repêchage Celebrates 30th Anniversary in New York City

The Repêchage 30th Anniversary Celebration, held recently at New York's Tribeca Rooftop, was an emotional event. Lydia Sarfati, CEO and founder of Repêchage, began by tearfully reciting The Meaning of Success by Ralph Waldo Emerson to 200 skin-care and spa professionals. Marking 30 years since Sarfati first launched her career-altering Four Layer Facial in 1980, the night kicked off with close friends sharing memories of Sarfati's beginnings, while a slideshow of photos from the company through the years played in the background and was followed by the highly anticipated announcement of the annual Repêchage Spa de Beauté of the Year...

New York Spa Alliance Adds Symposium Presentations at www.ny-spa.net

Enriching the greater spa community with information, insights and data from presenters at its recent 6th Annual Symposium, New York Spa Alliance (NYSPA) has posted select presentations which are now accessible on its website at www.ny-spa.net : www.ny-spa.net/ . Free access to the materials meets NYSPA's objective to serve as a source of education, information and assistance to the state's spa businesses and communities. NYSPA's Annual Symposium, whose schedule and slate of presenters is skillfully assembled each year by NYSPA Board Member Mary Tabacchi, professor, Cornell University, is an elite gathering of spa industry owners, operators, suppliers and other experts...

New Consumer Trends from The Benchmarking Company released at Cosmoprof Las Vegas

The educational session “Look Back, Look Forward” at Cosmoprof Las Vegas was chock full of great information on consumer trends and changes in the beauty industry. Alisa Marie Beyer of The Benchmarking Company identified six trends under the theme “she’s come undone and she’s not coming back.” Self renovation fascination: She likes self-help, and my brand has to play a role in “making her a better her. Outsourcers-r-us: My brand has to become her “expert peep.” Me-moments: She likes “special me time” and doesn’t feel guilty about it. She craves peace, purposes, and passion in moments during which she severs...

Global Spa Summit's 2nd Annual "Student Challenge" Winners Announced

The Global Spa Summit (GSS), the leading annual event for the spa and wellness industries, has formally announced the winners of its “Student Challenge” competition - which annually enlists students from major universities worldwide to create the spa concepts of the future. For 2010 the spotlight was on architecture, and students from the University of Southern California (USC) and Istanbul Technical University competed to design innovative, environmentally- and culturally-aware plans for a new spa/wellness destination. Each year students first compete against others at their respective universities, and this year eight finalists were selected to present their concepts before a distinguished...

Capital Region's Spa Community Forms Washington Spa Alliance

Washington Spa Alliance (WSPA) has been formed as a Capital District regional resource for the spa community and for those whose interests dovetail with WSPA’s tenets of wellbeing and sustainability. The mission of WSPA is to act as a knowledge center, connecting spa professionals within the nation's greater capital region while raising awareness of the robust spa community here. WSPA will promote the exchange of education and innovation in the field, and work to ensure that the highest ideals of spa are met through policy and action. WSPA recognizes that the greater spa industry’s pioneering efforts encompass a unique inter-disciplinary...

Green Spa Network Announces 2010 Congress At Westin Riverfront In Vail, Co

The Green Spa Network – a nonprofit trade association that promotes the natural connection between personal wellbeing, economic sustainability and the health of the planet -- announced during last week’s LOHAS Forum in Boulder that their third annual congress will be held at the LEED Certified Westin Riverfront and Spa Anjali in Vail, Colorado, October 3-7, 2010, with a theme of “Elevate Your Vision; the Sky is the Limit!” www.greenspanetwork.org The goal of the 3-day gathering is to create an action-oriented, high-impact event designed to forge vital connections and produce realistic initiatives that can be implemented on a personal, organizational...

Dori Soukup to Present "Innovative Merchandising Strategies to Elevate Your Sales" at EX-TRACTS

The Day Spa Association is pleased to have a spa business expert presenting at its upcoming industry seminar and networking session during EX-TRACTS®, scheduled Aug. 17, during the summer 2010 New York International Gift Fair® (NYIGF®). “We are very pleased to have Dori Soukup of InSPAration Management as presenter during this event”, says Hannelore Leavy, executive director of the Day Spa Association. Soukup's presentation, 'Innovative Merchandising Strategies to Elevate Your Sales,' is sponsored by Pevonia. Innovative Merchandising Strategies to Elevate Your Sales Are you looking for new ways to merchandise your products and boost retail sales? Join retail consultant Dori...

ISPA Board Member Ann Brown to Speak at AMTA Convention

ISPA board member Ann Brown is scheduled to speak at the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) 2010 National Convention, scheduled for Sept. 22 through 25 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minnesota. Brown will present on demystifying the benefits of spa and spa treatments. Her presentation will cover the benefits of hot and cold compress applications and principles of hydrotherapy and thermalism. The workshop will also include a hands-on review of thalassotherapy. The AMTA National Convention will offer more than 20 hours of continuing massage education and workshops. With more than 50 chapters nationwide, AMTA is the largest nonprofit association...

Global Spa Summit Unveils 2010 Agenda and Theme "Bridges Worth Building"

The Global Spa Summit (GSS), the premier annual event for the global spa and wellness industries, today unveiled the final agenda for its conference being held in Istanbul, Turkey from May 16-19. Under the theme “Bridges Worth Building,” delegates will be immersed in three days of high-profile keynote addresses, interactive panels, new research presentations, breakout workshops and hosted dining and networking events. The Summit reports a record number of top-level executives have already registered, spanning a historically diverse number of industries and nations. The complete, detailed agenda can be accessed here: http://www.globalspasummit.org/images/stories/pdf/gss_2010_agendaonly_final.pdf “This is a momentous time for the global...

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