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25 May 2017
Industry gathers for first annual Arizona Spa & Wellness Conference

About 80 people gathered in Phoenix, Arizona, US last week for the first annual Arizona Spa & Wellness Conference, held at the Royal Palms Resort and Spa.

The attendees included vendors, suppliers, operators, spa directors, consultants, and global spa programme directors. The focus of the conference is to accelerate and support Arizona’s spa and wellness market, but attendees came from all over the country, said Mia Mackman, founder of the Arizona Spa and Wellness Association and organiser of the event.

“Merging spa and wellness information in this way is at the heart of why I started the organisation in 2012,” Mackman told Spa Opportunities. “This conference setting provided a unique platform in which people could learn, share and increase their knowledge as an industry whole.”

The one-day conference featured 13 speakers in 15- to 20-minute intervals, which Mackman described as “a TED vibe for the spa tribe.” Two guest speakers – including keynote Steven Ross, founder of the World Research Foundation – spoke for 45 minutes.

Following a full day of educational presentations, the event featured a networking reception and vendor showcase.

Mackman said she was struck by the energy of the conference, and the willingness of people to try something new. “It was impressive to see everyone support one another, and see the spirit of the industry come alive in a different way,” she said.

Mackman is already planning a second Arizona Spa & Wellness Conference, set to take place in May 2018.


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16 Oct 2017
Harmsworth receives ISPA Visionary Award
Sue Harmsworth, chair and founder of ESPA International, was awarded the ISPA Visionary Award this morning (16 October) at the International Spa Association’s annual conference in Las Vegas.
16 Oct 2017
ISPA attendees donate to Las Vegas first responders
Delegates at the ISPA conference at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas have started collecting donations for those who were first to respond to the worst mass shooting in modern US history.
16 Oct 2017
Bounce founder named top franchisor at Best Business Women Awards
Kimberlee Perry, founder of trampolining fitness group Bounce, has been named as the UK’s Best Franchisor at the Best Business Women Awards 2017.
16 Oct 2017
Eddie The Eagle to open SIBEC EU 2017
Ski jumper Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards has been announced as the keynote speaker for SIBEC EU in Spain next month.
16 Oct 2017
Nygren, Jacobs, Bach, Moorefield, Schwartzberg honoured at Global Wellness Summit
Top industry leaders were honoured at the Global Wellness Summit held last week at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida.
09 Oct 2017
Location revealed for Spatec Europe 2018
Details have been revealed of the 12th edition of Spatec Europe, to be held from 20 to 23 June 2018.
05 Oct 2017
New degree in theme park design to be launched as SATE kicks off in Los Angeles
A new degree dedicated to experience design and themed entertainment is being launched today at the launch of the latest SATE (storytelling, architecture, technology and experience) conference in Los Angeles, California.
04 Oct 2017
Bob Rogers reveals lineup for 2017 IAAPA Legends Panel
Some of the attractions industry’s brightest minds will come together next month for an open panel discussion about the creative process and challenges involved with turning the world’s most popular IPs into real-life places.
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