Industry Events

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...

2010 IECSC Las Vegas Proves To Be a Sin City Success

2010 International Esthetics, Cosmetics and Spa Conference (IECSC) celebrated its 19th year in Las Vegas, April 24-26th. The show co-located with the International Beauty Show – Las Vegas and attracted more than 19,100 spa professionals to the Las Vegas Convention Center. Spa owners, managers, estheticians, cosmetologists, massage therapists, medical estheticians and doctors convened at IECSC to discover and learn about the latest trends in the spa industry and purchase products from such suppliers as Pevonia, Repêchage, Universal Companies, Éminence Organic Skin Care, Jan Marini Skincare, Dermalogica and numerous others. For a full list of exhibitors please click here. “IECSC Las...

Spa Magazine's Annual L.A. Media Event Attracts 80 Key Media at the Montage Beverly Hills

Spa magazine captivated the media with the celebration of its annual Spring Media Event in Los Angeles on Earth Day, April 22, 2010. With A-list media professionals in attendance, the event presented the spa industry’s hottest places, products and trendsetters who demonstrated their latest offerings at the Montage Beverly Hills. Spa magazine is published by Bonnier Corp. In honor of Earth Day, Spa magazine chose to support a charity dedicated to helping countries in need. The selected charity was Charity: Water, a non-profit organization that brings clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations and raises funds for sustainable...

IECSC Las Vegas Prepares to Shine

The 19 th annual International Esthetics, Cosmetics and Spa Conference (IECSC) Las Vegas will be held April 24-26, 2010 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Professionals from around the world will convene at the world’s largest spa event to see an array of exhibitors/manufacturers, experience the latest products and services, and learn about the newest and exciting techniques. “After record breaking success at IECSC New York six weeks ago, we are looking forward to a great Las Vegas event,” says Dana Lupton, vice president of the spa industry group at Questex Media. The Las Vegas show promises to be a...

Global Beauty Leader, Clarins, Becomes Gold Sponsor of 2010 Global Spa Summit

The Global Spa Summit (GSS) today announced that Clarins, the global beauty and spa treatment leader, has become a Gold Sponsor of the 2010 Summit being held in Istanbul, Turkey from May 16-19. The GSS also announced a new group of Silver Sponsors, including SpaBooker, a new Internet-based SaaS (software-on-demand) booking and management solution for spas and salons. Also joining is SpaSoft, a well-established spa software company (owned by Par Springer-Miller) with deep relationships in the hospitality industry. Additionally, two widely recognized spa product companies, Sodashi and [comfort zone, are supporting the spa and wellness industry as Silver Partners. “The...

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