Industry Events

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...

Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier - One of World's Leading Experts on Alternative Health - Announced as Global Spa Summit Keynote

Increasingly individual corporations and nations are focused on health and not disease. In the future, the spa sector has an opportunity to be the prototype for optimal health and longevity The Global Spa Summit (GSS), the premier annual event for the spa and wellness industries, today announced that Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier, renowned doctor, professor of medicine, author, and integrative health expert, has been named a keynote speaker. News Image Dr. Pelletier's presentation, 'Healthy People, Healthy Places: Bridging the Spa World and Integrative Medicine,' will address the critical need for 'evidence-based' health and medicine approaches for the spa industry, and...

World's Largest Natural and Organic Products Tradeshow Sets Record Attendance

Natural Products Expo West/SupplyExpo, ( www.expowest.com , www.supplyexpo.com ), celebrated its 30th anniversary, March 11-14, 2010, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Calif. The event drew nearly 56,000 from across the industry, uniting entrepreneurs and established natural products alumni indicating a healthy market outlook for growth. Nutrition industry sales totaled approximately $110 billion in the U.S. in 2009 up $10 billion from 2008, according to Nutrition Business Journal. 'While the economy recovers, the natural and organic industry continues to grow. 'Natural Products Expo West has grown because it is the premiere show in the industry. This is the most economical...

Thermarium and Precor Become Platinum Sponsors of 2010 Global Spa Summit

The Global Spa Summit (GSS), today announced that Precor, the award-winning subsidiary of Amersports, the world’s largest sports equipment company, and Thermarium, the leading international spa design and manufacturing firm, will each be a Platinum Sponsor of the 2010 Summit being held in Istanbul, Turkey from May 16-19. Thermarium has committed to sponsor the premier annual event for the spa and wellness industries through 2012, and Precor will be a Platinum-level sponsor through 2011. Attended by top industry executives from around the world, this year’s invitation-only Summit, whose theme is “Bridges Worth Building,” is expected to attract a record number...

Spa Exec Event NYC March 8

The latest Spa Exec event was held in conjunction with IECSC and IBS, and featured a keynote presentation from Sara Boumphrey of Euromonitor International. Euromonitor uses 800 people in 80 countries to collect and analyze data for business and industry. Boumphrey, Head of Countries & Consumers, gave an insightful keynote presentation on her findings and forecasts for 2010. Details from the presentation follow, and for commentary please see my blog . According to Boumphrey's data, in 2007, there were 5 countries with negative income growth; in 2010, there will be 22 countries with shrinking income. However, it was reassuring to...

Global Spa Summit Announces 2010 Keynote Speaker

The Global Spa Summit (GSS), the premier annual event for spa and wellness industry executives, today announced that prominent 'futurist' and analyzer of macro consumer trends, Philippe Bourguignon, will address delegates as a keynote speaker. The Summit is being held this May 17-19 in Istanbul, Turkey. Bourguignon will share his vast, global expertise in the travel, tourism, and real estate industries, as current CEO of Miraval (the world-class resort spa in Tucson, Arizona), and Vice Chairman of Revolution Places, a company dedicated to developing new tourism models/companies that promote unique, authentic experiences and healthy lifestyles. His extraordinary resume also includes...

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