Questex Media Acquires SPATEC

Questex Media
Questex Media Group, Inc., a global, diversified business-to-business media provider, and owner of the Folio award-winning American Spa magazine and the International Esthetics, Cosmetics and Spa Conferences (IECSC), has acquired McLean Events International, the appointment-based business events company behind SPATEC.

SPATEC is a three-day forum of one-on-one meetings between spa owners, directors and design/management companies with leading spa suppliers and vendors in a variety of categories, including skincare, equipment, spa software, linens, hydrotherapy, tanning, uniforms, fitness equipment, and more.

The acquisition brings SPATEC, as well as several European-based health, fitness and spa meeting events, under the growing umbrella of thriving spa-related Questex properties, further catapulting the American Spa-led beauty group into its position as the market leader.

"We are thrilled to add SPATEC to our growing list of magazines, shows, and tools that help the spa market grow and thrive," says Joyce Jamison, group publisher of the Questex Beauty Group. "American Spa and IECSC are at the forefront of the industry, and we look forward to maintaining our position as the industry's market leader and using all of our resources to help your business succeed."

The next SPATEC North American event, which is sponsored by American Spa and Spa Magazine, is scheduled for September 23-26 at the Fairmont Princess Scottsdale Resort (Scottsdale, AZ). Plans are also underway for an east coast-based Spring SPATEC event in early 2008.

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About the International Beauty Group
Produced by Questex Media Group, Inc. and presented by American Spa and American Salon magazines, the International Esthetics, Cosmetics and Spa Conferences (IECSC) and IBS New York are the largest and longest running professional beauty events in the country. IECSC, IBS New York and Las Vegas Hair & Nail Conference are for professionals only and reach a wide cross-section of participants from beauty and spa product manufacturers and distributors to salon and spa owners and managers, hair stylists, hair colorists, estheticians, makeup artists, nail technicians, dermatologists and massage therapists.

About Questex Media Group, Inc. (
Questex serves multiple industries including technology, beauty, travel, hospitality, leisure, home entertainment, industrial and specialty services through a range of well-established, market-leading publications, events, interactive media and integrated marketing services. The company's properties include 25 trade publications, 70 websites, 25 conferences and tradeshows. Questex is headquartered in Newton, MA and has more than 400 employees in offices throughout North America, South America, Asia and Europe.