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An Industry Focus: 2008 Face & Body Spa & Healthy Aging Conference and Expo

Attendees and exhibitors of Face & Body 2008 joined together on the expo floor to improve and grow spa businesses.

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  • Publisher Annette Delagrange at Face & Body 2008

    Publisher Annette Delagrange at Face & Body 2008

    Skin Inc. magazine publisher Annette Delagrange talks about the magazine's 20 years in the spa industry during Sunday evening's Networking Cocktail Reception.
    Annette Delagrange, Skin Inc. publisher, at Face & Body 2008

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  • Attendees Learn From Demonstrations

    Attendees Learn From Demonstrations

    Spa owners and professionals learned the latest techniques first-hand at this year's Face & Body Conference and Expo.
    demonstration at Face & Body 2008

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  • Winner of ZENN Car

    Winner of ZENN Car

    Celebrating the winner of the ZENN car raffle are, from left, Michael Brinkenhoff, MD, creator of RevitaLash; Sandy Chapin, Face & Body event manager; Gayle Brinkenhoff of RevitaLash; winner Yogi Patel; Hannah Murray of RevitaLash; and Skin Inc. magazine editor in chief Melinda Taschetta-MIllane.
    Skin Inc. and Revitalash team with car winner

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  • Education Attendees

    Education Attendees

    Taking notes and listening intently, conference attendees found a lot to follow along with during the product-neutral program.
    classroom full of attendees at Face & Body 2008

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  • Huge Crowds as the Show Opened

    Huge Crowds as the Show Opened

    Be among the top spa professional who join the Face & Body excitement next year at San Jose's McEnery Convention Center.
    crowd as Face & Body 2008 show floor opened

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  • Attendee and Vendor Interaction

    Attendee and Vendor Interaction

    Attendees of Face & Body 2008 had a chance to interact face to face with the industry's leading companies.
    attendee interacting with vendor at Face & Body 2008

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  • Rhonda Britten's Keynote

    Rhonda Britten's Keynote

    Keynote speaker Rhonda Britten inspired an early morning audience with her strong message and positive attitude on living fearlessly.
    Rhonda Britten at Face & Body 2008

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  • Dr. Pugliese's Class

    Dr. Pugliese's Class

    Knowledge about a range of innovative topics, as well as some of the industry's most sought-after speakers, were available to conference attendees.
    Peter T. Pugliese, MD's, class during Face & Body 2008

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By: Abby Penning
Posted: October 17, 2008, from the November 2008 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

Every year, spa owners and professionals seeking out the latest in industry trends, products, news and offerings look to the Face & Body Spa & Healthy Aging Conference and Expo to help their businesses grow, and 2008 was no exception.

Held Saturday, August 16 through Monday, August 18, this year’s conference and expo was reformatted to provide attendees with even more up-to-the-minute industry knowledge and products to help their spas succeed and thrive in the expanding marketplace, making it a must-attend event for business success.

As part of the reformatting, Face & Body 2008 offered Pre-conference Workshops, a product-neutral Advanced Education Conference Program, networking opportunities, Manufacturer Classes, Exhibitor Presentation Areas and an array of purchasing choices to its participants, and attendees crowded the classrooms and expo floor at San Francisco’s Moscone North convention center to take part. Information on everything from the most recent ingredient advances to new product launches from the industry’s top companies could be taken in, and attendees took full advantage of this year’s myriad of options that provided something for everyone.

Early education

Education got a jump start Saturday as two co-located learning opportunities launched the morning at Face & Body 2008. “Your Profitable Business Right Now II,” a partner conference with Durocher Enterprises and led by its founder and president Bryan Durocher, drew attendees seeking smart business practices, and they weren’t disappointed as they picked up tips about maximizing client spending, low-cost marketing and initiating a community public relations plan.

Interested in learning more about the National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations’ (NCEA) national certification program, attendees also filed in to its Prep Class led by Susanne S. Warfield, president of PCI Publishing, to learn about the scientific concepts and in-depth knowledge required to become NCEA-certified. A review of relevant topics and lessons was covered, helping attendees get on the right track for their certification process.