1. Bring a Buddy!
2. Stay at the conference's designated accommodations
3. Take plenty of business cards, to help new acquaintances remember you
4. Become an active participant, asking questions and making comments
5. Meet and thank everyone who served on the conference planning committee
6. Participate in the larger conversation
7. Connect with our LEAD social pages to stay in the loop
8. Find out who’s going
9. Having business cards doesn’t nessessarily mean you’re ready to attend the conference
- Your name
- What you do
- Why you are attending
In addition to those three elements, keep your pitch shorter than 30 seconds, and keep it relevant to the conference.
Here’s an example:
“Hi, my name is Joanne Smith. I am a spa owner in Bowmanville and have a large clientele for waxing and I would like to expand my business to include body treatments. I am here to learn the skills that will allow me to scale up and brand my business so people know me for all the services I offer.”
10. Don’t eat lunch with your friends
11. Walk the floor
12. Attend the pre and post-parties
13. Don’t forget to follow up
We ask Wanda Hoehn, Director of Sales and Marketing at Ste. Anne’s Spa, what encouraged them to become sponsors of the LEAD Spa and Wellness Conference.
Local Conference Aims to Give Spa Leaders A Makeover
Building a competitive client experience and optimizing spa business strategies
Cobourg, Ontario – With the drive towards excellence in the spa industry, L’Moor, one of Ontario’s leading providers of spa and wellness products and education to spa professionals, announces the launch of the first Spa and Wellness conference to focus on customer experience, business skills and building a healthy brand.
Held at the historic Victoria Hall in Cobourg, Ontario on March 27, 2017, this one-day event is open to a wide range of participants—established business owners, independent wellness practitioners, start-ups and students. Geared towards those serious about becoming a leader in the spa and wellness industry, tickets are available for purchase online for $149.00.
“We’ve really gone to a great effort to bring together not only spa industry experts, but business specialists who provide real world solutions to the biggest issues facing spa professionals,” says Bonnie Annis, conference co-founder and advisor to successful spa brands for more than a decade.
The conference agenda is built around providing the full range of tools and techniques that make a spa and wellness business successful. Author and event keynote Peter Shankman, one of the most sought after speakers on customer and social economies, offers insight on how to create magical customer experiences – every time. Another star of the conference agenda is Katie Dempsey, Managing Director of the breakout local boutique branding agency Brand Ambition, who will share her passion for social media strategy, and showcase how this technology can open up affordable growth opportunities. Also presenting is Susan Watkin, accountant, small business educator and information professional, who brings a refreshing common sense approach to the (often) confusing financial landscape.
An abundance of networking opportunities are also in the day’s schedule, allowing attendees to connect with many savvy industry leaders to grow a trusted circle of advisors. This premiere conference is sponsored by the prestigious destination Ste Anne’s Spa, and Nomad, Canadian custom manufacturer of massage tables, the ultimate in quality and comfort.