Can you believe how fast another year has gone by? It is less than a week and I am looking forward to my favorite industry conference – ISPA Conference & Expo, this year at The Venetian!
Why is ISPA my favorite conference that I have participated in? I say participated because the vendors are truly welcomed and engaged during the entire conference. From allowing vendors the time to attend keynote general sessions to the feeling of being part of a larger family, the ISPA conference has profoundly changed my outlook on many things in life.
I can still remember being blown away by famous musician Jewel’s life story and speed painter Erik Wahl’s performances at ISPA 2014.
Jewel’s struggle at the beginning of her career was an inspiration to never give up and to focus on your goals no matter what stands in your way. Erik Wahl, who lost everything and started over as an inspirational speaker using art to convey his message, was so powerful and it was an honor to meet him on the expo floor during the day.
Last year, closing keynote speaker Scott Harrison had a huge impact on me with his Charity: Water initiative. His presentation enlightened me on the plight of available clean water in third world countries.
Listening to these influential individuals share their story gave me motivation to simply live my life better, without barriers.
ISPA is, most simply, a community of like-minded people. People with a desire to do better, live better, and give better. The ISPA community is truly one of a kind and I welcome the opportunity to meet with friends new and old each and every year. The learning opportunities are amazing and I encourage each and every attendee to go to each General Session as well as attend the amazing educational sessions every day.
I’ve also asked the leading resort spas in the USA on why they keep on coming back to ISPA, too. Here’s what they said:
“I attend ISPA for several reasons: 1) The guest speakers and workshops are inspiring and informative 2) reconnecting with established industry friends and contacts 3) making new industry friends and contacts 4) stay in touch with the latest and greatest in equipment, software, trends, best practices etc. All that being valid – I attend ISPA because it is the highest caliber conference that I have ever attended and more fun than I can sometimes handle!”
– Yvonne Smith, Director of Spa & Retail, Northern Quest Casino Resort
“I look forward to ISPA each year because I can count on useful, actionable presentations and a chance to interact with the best vendors in the industry. Nearly every vendor partner we have, we met through ISPA. Our success, therefore, is a product of this conference and the way it unites the industry.”
– Nate Steere, Spa & Fitness Director, LaPlaya Beach and Golf Resort
This September 13th – 15th, ISPA is about to deliver another fantastic conference with the most in-demand TEDX Speakers Brené Brown and Simon Sinek as keynote speakers along with John Ondrasik, better known as “Five for Fighting”. With attendance predicted to be more than the previous years, this conference is bound to be another huge success.
With only days left before the show, I personally would like to invite you to experience ISPA for yourself. A must-attend event for ResortSuite, come by our booth (#203) anytime to chat with myself and our team.
It’s not very often in life that you can say you’ve successfully combined business and pleasure, but ISPA truly is a unique experience!
Event website: attendispa.com