The International Esthetics, Cosmetics, and Spa Conference (IECSC) Las Vegas welcomed more than 23,000 spa and wellness professionals this past June to the Las Vegas Convention Center. Attendance reached a record high as professionals convened to experience leading education and purchase products from more than 600 exhibitors, further solidifying the show’s place as the leading spa tradeshow for professionals to learn more about the latest trends in the industry.
“It’s always a great experience to exhibit at IECSC,” says Ali Khan, founder and CEO of Martinni Beauty and IECSC Las Vegas exhibitor. “It’s undoubtedly the best platform to connect with the leaders in the aesthetics industry and serious buyers. The attendees, educators, and exhibitors at IECSC are hands-down the best in the business.”
For 2019, IECSC offered attendees the latest on CBD by presenting exhibitors and education focused on CBD usage and products. Furthermore, the successful Whole Wellness Pavilion had continued growth, showcasing products from green, sustainable, and natural companies. IECSC Las Vegas offered attendees unique experiences this year with Dermalogica creating an immersive booth in the registration area; partnering with the industry’s most-talked about competition, The Skin Games; and having Lipgloss + Aftershave take over IECSC social media to bring the show experience to the nearly 46,000 Facebook and Instagram followers.
“We had our best show ever, [this is] our 18th year exhibiting at IECSC,” says Linda Randell, CEO of Save My Face. “The buyers, spa owners, and students boasted a great show with the workshops too. We’ll be back next year.”
In addition to the exhibit hall, IECSC Las Vegas offered a conference program with more than 160 classes. These classes, workshops, and seminars were taught by the industry’s acclaimed educators who presented content to help attendees grow in their careers, including Targeted Learning Tracks designed to pinpoint specific topics pertaining to spa and wellness, Cidesco USA Education, Makeup Workshops, and the Advanced Business Seminar. Plus, more than 130 product-focused classes featuring business-building content and the latest in spa treatments and techniques were included with exhibit hall admission.
"I am so thrilled to be part of the team that provides a platform for the professional spa community to grow their businesses,” says Kathy Gruttadauria, show director for IECSC events. “Our exhibitors boasted record sales and were thrilled with the quality of the attendees. Wellness continues to be a priority for people, so new innovations, techniques, and services are being offered, and IECSC is the leading industry event for professionals to learn about the latest trends and purchase the newest tools and products to stay ahead in their field.”
Next year, IECSC Las Vegas celebrates its 29th year June 27-29, 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The show will once again co-locate with IBS Las Vegas. For show information, please visit www.iecsclasvegas.com.