WHAT BUYERS & SUPPLIERS ARE SAYING!
"What an incredible Spatec event, and a great way to return to networking events after a long hiatus. This event was flawlessly and thoughtfully executed by Rob Shannon and his whole hard-working, conscientious team. The feedback from everyone I spoke to was that the event was so productive, enjoyable and made everyone feel excited and optimistic of the spa industry returning to ‘normal.’ I’m so glad I was able to be part of the event. Money and time VERY well spent!"
Delia McLinden, VP Sales & Business Development, FarmHouse Fresh
"Thank you for hosting me during this event! It was FANTASTIC! I was able to connect with so many brands on a much more personal level and really learn about them so I can bring on their lines. Everything was top-notch from checking in with Champagne to the final night’s Spa Face movie! I can’t imagine all of the details that go into pulling off an event of this magnitude. The hotel choice and the food options were phenomenal. Everything ran seamlessly to us, as buyers. Thank you, thank you, thank you again for all of your hard work!"
Pamella Kerley, Spa Director, The Spa at Camelback Village
"Spatec is a great way to connect with industry friends, old and new. The 1:1 meetings provide presentations and top of the line decision making and the networking events allow for building long term relationships. Glad to have attended!"
Maggie Wright, Voya Organic Beauty
"Spatec is like speed dating with vendors! Loved it. You are able to connect one-on-one, not like other shows where you are fighting for attention."
Catherine Davalle, Spa Director, Acqualina Spa
"Thank you for such a wonderful Spatec! It was so amazing to be together in person with so many old friends and to make new connections in the spa world. Flawless execution by your entire team - as usual- so thank you again!"
Carly Immen, Spa Director, Milagro Spa
"[I] felt the buyers were well selected for their specific needs that we were able to fill and their ability to make decisions. Loved the entire conference schedule, especially the multiple networking opportunities and the food!"
Melissa Steele, Corporate Account Executive, Kerstin Florian International
"Spatec exceeded all my expectations. This was my first Spatec so I was unsure of what to expect and if I would find it beneficial to my business as we are a smaller medspa. I met with so many vendors that I am interested in doing business with in such a short period of time. It was an amazing experience and I look forward to attending in 2020!"
Nicole Lawrence, Skin Serenity Medispa
"The overall conference experience was great. Being able to collaborate with other spa directors from around the country is valuable and getting to speak with vendors face-to-face is a great way to learn about different products and equipment."
Elaine Perhach, Spa Director, Aura Spa at VIDA Fitness
"Both the buyers and suppliers [that attended the event] were very relevant in our industry. I like that the buyers were there to have meaningful conversations, along with being interested in adding to their business in the future. It made the meetings more productive."
Erin Lorow, National Director of Sales, Pevonia Natural Skincare
"I had such a great experience. From the welcoming treatments to the farewell networking dinner/video and everything in between was fantastic. I met new friends and some great suppliers that I cannot wait to bring into our Spa and work with them further. The one-to-one appointments were extremely helpful."
Stephanie Gerbasi, Spa Director - Facebook SPA
"The experience at Spatec is undeniably worth every second of your time. The time away from my day to day operations really allowed me to be creative and evaluate my business. I made some great connections, and I am looking forward to generating new revenue with new products, services, etc."
Jamee Taylor, Mario Tricoci Salons & Spas
“What a well thought out and organized event. The vendors were high quality and well prepared for the operational and business-focused conversations we had. I’ve been engaged in ongoing conversations with several since returning home. This was my first Spatec event, and the only regret I have is that I have not attended one before.”
Gary Adkins, Director of Spa - Four Seasons Resort Santa Fe (NM)
“Thank you again for such a great event. I was a first-time attendee, and events like this can make you nervous, but your professional organization and the open arms and friendliness will win everyone over. I had great talks with suppliers, and we are currently placing orders for our newly renovated spa. I hope I will be attending many more Spatec events.”
Benjamin Donat - The Ritz-Carlton SPA, New Orleans
“It’s incredibly important to be able to get out of our environment, and make meaningful relationships, while connecting with the best industry vendors. From a networking aspect, to connect with peers that are either experiencing, or have experienced, similar challenges is incredibly valuable. As a result of these meetings I’ve been able to implement some suggested best practices. This is the second Spatec I have attended, and you would think I have known these individuals all of my life! There is a genuine sincerity that I have never found in any other industry I have worked in. These kind of connections cannot happen without the intimate one-on-one meetings that Spatec provides. Although the purpose of this event is to conduct business, it doesn’t feel forced, and there is no pressure during the meetings. I am a serious buyer and value the financial investment these vendors make to have us attend the shows.”
Debra Myers - Director of Relache Spa - Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
“Spatec Spring 2019 was epic! Face-to-face meetings between buyers and sellers create personalized connections and lifelong partnerships. Interactive team building opportunities, hands-on experiences and real time product sampling makes so much more of an impact in my business decisions than a catalog in the mail, email chain letter or random cold call. The experience was time productive, educational and a lot of fun!”
Gloria Ah Sam - Spa & Wellness Director - THE KAHALA HOTEL & RESORT - Honolulu, HI
“I expected my first Spatec event to be full of information about new, cutting edge products and equipment- which it did not disappoint! The one on one meetings were incredibly effective- I had all my questions answered in just a short session. What I did not expect and loved the most about this event was the connections I made. As a spa director of a single location day spa, it was so comforting to feel like I am not alone! Sharing stories about sheet fires, interviews gone wrong and other hilarious mishaps is what really set this event apart for me- I left feeling as though I had made a ton of new friends.”
Sharon Schmitz - Spa Director - THE pearl modern spa and boutique - Fulton, MD
“Thank you so much for the most amazing Spatec we’ve had to date! It was truly a top-notch experience from beginning to end. We are so thrilled with the connections we’ve made.”
Deanna White - Sales Manager - Le Marché by NP
“Spatec events are incredibly valuable for both buyers and sellers alike. New products and solutions for the spa industry are constantly evolving and it’s tough to stay on top of the latest trends. Spatec gives spa buyers a fast path to experience and meet the latest top brands wasting countless hours search for the hottest new offerings. Suppliers get a unique opportunity to have targeted meetings with major spa buyers and avoid countless hours of wasted time trying to get in front of the right people to market their products. Spatec creates a fun and open atmosphere for buyers to connect. Brilliant concept, highly effective- worth every penny or moment of your time!”
Chris Diaz - CEO Lacuna Botanicals