The second installment of SPATEC by American Spa proved even more successful than the first, according to both buyers and suppliers who attended the event. After rolling into the American Spa group earlier this year, the fall 2019 SPATEC by American Spa event was held Nov. 3-6 at Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas (TX), where attendees were treated to fun social activities, powerful one-on-one business meetings, and more.
"SPATEC Fall by American Spa was a truly magical event at a lovely host property," says Julie Keller Callaghan, event director and vice president of content and business development, Questex Wellness Group. "We had an amazing group of attendees who came ready to do business and make the most of their time. The special activities and networking—from goat yoga to flower crown-making to the fun closing night Flower Power party—were also fabulous."
Attendee feedback has been great as well, including:
"Thank you so much for hosting such an unforgettable SPATEC event. I met so many great people over the last few days that were fellow buyers and suppliers. I even re-connected with a few familiar faces, which was fantastic to pick up where we left off now that our spa locations have expanded even more creating a space for their brand with us. I have come back with so much more knowledge and looking forward to onboarding some new, incredible vendors for our spa locations. I am definitely interested in attending SPATEC 2020!"—Stephanie Gerbasi, spa director, Facebook Spas (multiple locations)
"Thank you for all that you did in executing the SPATEC event in Dallas. It was a wonderful event and I appreciated being selected to attend. I rarely go to any spa shows, as I do not find most very impactful. The exception being SPATEC. There are no other shows that even come close to fulfilling my needs."—Theron Puccinelli, director of spa, Riviera Palm Springs (CA)
"SPATEC Fall was extremely productive for LaFlore. It was wonderful time and it was just the right amount of time for business and networking versus personal time. I hope we participate in the Miami event in 2020."—Glenny Legendre, executive VP, sales and marketing, LaFlore Live Probiotic Skincare
"SPATEC put on such an amazing show in Dallas. I would love to attend the Miami show in 2020. I was able to make some fantastic business connections for brands we were not familiar with before the event. As the founder, it’s always a pleasure to increase our brands we offer our clients."—John Rando, founder, Jon'Ric International (multiple locations)
"What an amazing three days, thank you! I really appreciated all of the guidance before and during the show. I am excited to do more with SPATEC in the future."—Katherine Ragusa, CEO, The Advantage Co
"I was blown away by everything at SPATEC Fall! The team did an outstanding job from start to finish. Everything ran seamlessly for us. I got to meet with so many amazing vendors that I had not been exposed to in the past. I am definitely placing orders! I made new friends and connections. It was nice to be a part of such a welcoming group and being able to ‘talk shop’ with other spa directors was invaluable. I would love to be considered for the next event!"—Pamella Kerley, spa director, The Spa at Camelback Village (Phoenix, AZ)
"I want to express my appreciation to the SPATEC team on a superbly run event. I know that there is a tremendous amount of work that goes into planning an event like this and making sure all the details are looked after. You have pulled this off flawlessly."—John Morris, general manager, Sundara Inn and Spa (Wisconsin Dells, WI)
Check out some more testimonials from live on-site below:
"Several people told me it was the best SPATEC they had ever attended, and I have to agree," adds Keller Callaghan. "I can’t wait for Miami next spring."
The next SPATEC by American Spa is taking place at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach (Miami), April 26-29, 2020. For more info or to join as a buyer or supplier, visit www.spatecspring.com. For supplier and sponsorship opportunities, reach out to Maura Igoe, director of sales, American Spa events, at [email protected].
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