Spa & Resort Expo & Conference LA: Keeping Up With Spa Trends
by Susie Ellis
The Spa & Resort Expo & Conference and the Medical Aesthetics Conference is happening tomorrow, February 23-25 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. I will be driving in from Palm Springs and attending all three days, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. One reason I will be there from bell-to-bell is because I am judging the New Product Showcase. With over 100 new products, I have my work cut out for me!
I remember when this show began many years ago….and how I first got involved. I happened to be sitting on an airplane next to a young good looking guy who noticed my SpaFinder bag and began asking me about the spa industry. That was probably seven years ago. It turned out to be Greg Topalian, who at the time had just been selected to launch a spa show for Reed Exhibitions. He has done an amazing job growing the event and produces it now in both New York and LA once a year. We’ve been friends ever since – he is now Group VP at Reed Exhibitions.
On Sunday SpaFinder and Spa Booker by SpaFinder are hosting a cocktail reception (please join us if you are coming to the expo!) and on Monday it is my privilege to introduce Deborah Szekely. She is the keynote speaker at 10:00 a.m. Her topic should hit a chord with everyone and as my husband would say – especially necessary for me.
Monday, February 25, 2008 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
“…and the answer is: Balance”Presented by Deborah Szekely, founder of Rancho La Puerta and the Golden Door Spas /lifetime achiever for the spa/medical industries
Finally! An end to all diets and exercise programs. Forget the which’s, what’s, how to’s, and when’s that rule your life. Deborah will share her keys to creating a lifestyle ever-in-balance.
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