After closely evaluating multiple scenarios and for an in-person ISPA Conference & Expo in May and the ever-growing list of unknown factors including travel restrictions, reduced meeting capacity requirements and a vaccine timeline that extended beyond the event dates, the decision was made by the ISPA Board to cancel the 2021 event. The health and safety of our members, staff and partners remain ISPA’s top priority.
The ISPA Conference & Expo is one of many benefits extended to ISPA members. Even though the ISPA community won’t be able to join together in person, members will continue to have access to a wealth of virtual educational events, resources and research studies. In the weeks ahead, exciting new virtual offerings will be added to the lineup to keep the ISPA community connected in innovative ways to help ensure the spa industry thrives as we move forward together during these extraordinary times.
ISPA's Conference preparations will now shift to the 2022 ISPA Conference & Expo, which will be hosted at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, from May 2-4, 2022. Be sure to mark your calendars as this will be a spa industry gathering you won’t want to miss.
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Service Provider: Business has a sole focus of providing professional services. A service provider may not distribute, produce or sell products within the spa industry or serve as an employee or official representative of any company that meets the definition of an ISPA vendor. A product is defined as anything that is made or grown to be sold (including digital or web-based products). Examples of ISPA service providers include full-service consultants who do not sell, represent or distribute spa products, educational institutions and investors.
Vendor: Business distributes, produces or sells products within the spa industry. A product is defined as anything that is made or grown to be sold (including digital or web-based products). Examples may include companies that sell tangible products, virtual products, events, publications, insurance, software, deal promotions, online directories, etc. In order to attend at a member rate, the registrant must have an active membership at the time of the Conference.
Convince your boss
Time to Manage Up.
Bosses are busy and are generally concerned about ROI, so let’s go in with some strategy.
Tie your journey in with your boss’s.
If you don’t know your boss’s goals, you should probably start by learning them and figuring out how to help reach them. Chances are, your trip to Conference will align with their interests. Whether it’s our general education sessions, scouting out new products and services, or bringing back life-lessons from our keynote speakers, you can come here on a mission.
Have an after plan.
Going to Conference and gathering knowledge and inspiration is one thing. Putting what you’ve learned into action is a whole other level. Figure out how you’re going to put what you’ve learned into action or at least figure out how you can bring back information for the entire team and let them help reach your boss’s goals, too. We definitely recommend you have a nice team brief ready when you get back.
Promise to bring back samples.
There’s usually a few goodie bags that people return with. Maybe if you promise a few samples? Oh, and bring back business cards and lots of photos, too.
2020 ISPA Conference & Expo
Through April 30
May 1 - August 13
August 14 - October 9
ONSITE BEGINNING OCT 13
Full-Conference Day Pass
Member Expo Only