Posts Tagged ‘SpaExec’

SpaExec Excites In NYC

The weekend of IECSC New York also featured a successful SpaExec event filled with excellent education, great networking opportunities, and a packed party where industry movers-and-shakers gathered for cocktails and connections. The event kicked of on Monday, March 8, at the Javits Center with a keynote address from Sarah Boumphrey, countries and consumers research manager at Euromonitor International’s London Office, who addressed the topic of “Looking Beyond the Recession.” Next, a panel that included Peggy Wynne Borgman, CEO of Wynne Business and Preston Wynne Spa; Susie Ellis, president of Spa Finder; Mia Kyricos, director of global spa brands and programming for Starwood Hotels & Resorts; and Denise Vitiello, spa director at the Mandarin Oriental, New York discussed strategies to target the new generation spa consumer. SpaExec attendees then hopped on a bus to the Westin New York at Times Square. There, they enjoyed cocktails and appetizers while learning about new products and exciting offerings from Being True, Chadsworth & Haig, Comfort Zone, Éminence Organic Skin Care, GliSODin Skin Nutrients, Infinity Sun, La Bella Donna, M.D. Corrective Care, Matis Paris, Harms Software, O2 Intraceuticals, Oakworks, Pevonia Botanica, Pino, Rena Levi, RevitaLash, Sanitas Skincare, Sothys Paris, SpaRitual, Universal Companies, and Your Name Professional Brands. Next up is SpaExec Las Vegas, which will take place April 23 during IECSC Las Vegas. Visit for details.

Learn More About Leadership with SpaExec’s Advanced Management Seminars

spaexec_logoInterested in sharpening your management skills? SpaExec is introducing Advanced Management Seminars: Management and Marketing Strategies for Spa and Hospitality Professionals. For $95, participants are entitled to a networking luncheon and a three-hour course, which will give you the tools to do the following:

• Learn the key components of a successful spa business model
• Acquire new skills to evaluate and influence your spa’s performance
• Improve your skill set to be an effective leader in the spa industry
• Discover effective manners to communicate with your GM

Taught by industry veteran Deborah Evans, the seminars are sure to inspire creativity and give you the competitive edge necessary to maneuver through this dicey economy.

The schedule for the seminars is as follows:
•October 20th at The Balboa Bay Club Resort (Newport Beach, CA)
•November 6th at The Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina (FL)

For more information, click here!

SpaExec’s Big Apple Blowout

I recently had the pleasure of attending the Manhattan edition of SpaExec, a networking event for spa professionals. The event was a fun way to connect with friends and to get some ideas for building business in the midst of the current recession. The evening kicked off with a vendor showcase, featuring the latest offerings from Akhassa, Blinc, Clarisonic, Comfort Zone, Davines, Éminence Organic Skin Care, Gehwol, Germaine de Capuccini, Harms Software, Infinity Sun, Intraceuticals, Oakworks, Ready Care Industries, Somme Institute, Sothys, and Yon-Ka Paris. Next up was a truly informative keynote presentation on Creating Customer Value in a Down Economy by Leo Renaghan, chief marketing officer, Revenue Management Solutions, and Emeritus Professor at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, followed by a fabulous panel discussion on Best Practices in Spa Operations. Suzanne Holbrook, executive spa director at the Ritz Carlton Grand Lakes Orlando; Mia Kyricos, director of spa development for Starwood Hotels & Resorts; and Teresa McKee, chief operating officer for Red Door Spas were led by moderator, Nancy Griffin, and had some excellent insights into savvy spa marketing and retail practices. Infinity Sun then did a presentation and a demo on How to Profit from Sunless Tanning, and the evening concluded with a cocktail party, where we all raised a glass to another successful SpaExec. Visit for details on up-and-coming SpaExec events, which will take place June 12 in Las Vegas; July 14 in Cancun; August 4 in Chicago; September 1 in Paradise Valley, AZ; Oct. 20 in Newport Beach, CA; and Nov. 9 in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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