Nov19

ISPA Announces Seth Godin as Opening Keynote at #ISPA2020

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

International SPA Association announced bestselling author and Marketing Hall of Fame inductee Seth Godin as the opening keynote speaker for the 2020 ISPA Conference & Expo.

Oct04

Record Growth Reported in 20th Anniversary of the ISPA U.S. Spa Industry Study

Friday, 04 October 2019

The International SPA Association has released the full findings of the ISPA U.S. Spa Industry Study, marking the twentieth anniversary of this invaluable industry research initiative.  PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) was commissioned by the ISPA Foundation to conduct this study which surveyed over 2,000 spa professionals in the United States.

Sep24

Seth Mattison to Deliver Keynote at ISPA Talent Symposium

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

The International SPA Association (ISPA) is thrilled to announce Seth Mattison as a keynote speaker of the 2020 ISPA Talent Symposium taking place April 15, 2020 at The Ritz-Carlton, Bacara in Santa Barbara, CA.

Sep19

ISPA Wraps Up Successful 29th Annual Conference & Expo

Thursday, 19 September 2019

A crowd of over 2,200 engaged spa community members came together September 11 – 13 to celebrate the 29th annual ISPA Conference & Expo taking place at The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas, NV. This annual event host spa industry leaders from around the world as they attend inspiring keynote presentations, high-level educational sessions and an expo floor featuring the latest spa industry products. 

Sep19

2020 ISPA Board of Director and Officers Elected

Thursday, 19 September 2019

The International SPA Association (ISPA) has announced the 2020 ISPA board of directors and officers. Their term will begin at the first ISPA board meeting following the 2019 ISPA Conference & Expo.

Sep19

Noel Asmar Group Wins 2019 ISPA Innovation of the Year Award

Thursday, 19 September 2019

International SPA Association is pleased to announce Noel Asmar Group as this year’s overall winner for the ISPA Innovation of the Year. Their athleisure uniforms that use recycled fabric made from repurposed plastic bottles received the most votes by ISPA members.

Aug29

ISPA Announces 2019 ISPA Conference & Expo Sponsors

Thursday, 29 August 2019

The International SPA Association (ISPA) is thrilled to announce its current lineup of sponsors for the 2019 ISPA Conference & Expo, taking place September 11 – 13 at The Venetian in Las Vegas. Fifty-eight sponsors will present exciting new products and technology at this year’s show representing an extensive range of organizations within the spa industry. 

Aug08

ISPA Hosts 25th Annual Media Event

Thursday, 08 August 2019

On August 6, 2019, the International SPA Association (ISPA) hosted its 25th annual ISPA Media Event at Gotham Hall in New York City. Sixteen spa and product companies showcased their latest innovations to over 100 media representatives from such outlets as the Associated Press, The New York Times, NBC, People and FOX News.

Aug08

Spa Industry Reaches Record-Setting 18.3 Billion Dollar Revenue Mark

Thursday, 08 August 2019

The International SPA Association (ISPA) released it annual findings of the celebratory twentieth anniversary edition of the ISPA US Spa Industry Study, marking nine years of steady growth while once again showing increases in all key financial indicators. 

Aug01

ISPA to host Talent Symposium and Resource Partner Summit in 2020

Thursday, 01 August 2019

The International SPA Association (ISPA) is excited to announce the addition of the ISPA Talent Symposium and ISPA Resource Partner Summit, taking place April 14 – 15 at The Ritz-Carlton, Bacara in Santa Barbara, CA. This two-day event will be a first of its kind for the spa industry and focus solely on workforce issues.

Jul18

ISPA Recognizes 2019 ISPA Innovate Award Winners

Thursday, 18 July 2019

The International SPA Association (ISPA) will honor twelve members with an ISPA Innovate Award onstage during a General Session at the 2019 ISPA Conference & Expo. Established to recognize those companies who have launched innovative solutions and products over the past year, the ISPA Innovate Awards celebrate members who have demonstrated creativity and commitment in the face of an ever-changing market. 

Jun11

ISPA to Host Pre-Conference Spa Workforce Super Session

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

For the first time, the International SPA Association (ISPA) will host a pre-Conference Spa Workforce Super Session focusing on workforce development within the spa industry at the 2019 ISPA Conference & Expo. This two and a half-hour workshop will take a deep dive into one of the spa industry’s top priorities of recruiting, retaining and engaging quality talent.

May30

ISPA Foundation Releases Spa-Goer Insights in Ninth Volume of the Consumer Snapshot Initiative

Thursday, 30 May 2019

The International SPA Association (ISPA) Foundation has released its ninth volume of the Consumer Snapshot Initiative, focusing specifically on the spa-going experience. Findings from this study reveal the spa experience through the lens of spa-goers by diving into their behaviors, preferences and experiences, with particular attention paid to both the role of the service provider and the use of technology within the spa.

May10

ISPA Foundation Names Quincy Reynolds 2019 Mary Tabacchi Scholarship Winner

Friday, 10 May 2019

The International SPA Association (ISPA) Foundation has awarded Quincy Reynolds the 2019 Mary Tabacchi Scholarship. Reynolds will be honored onstage during the General Session at the 2019 ISPA Conference & Expo at The Venetian in Las Vegas, NV taking place September 11 – 13, 2019.

Mar05

Jeremy McCarthy to Receive 2019 ISPA Visionary Award

Tuesday, 05 March 2019

The International SPA Association (ISPA) will present the 2019 ISPA Visionary Award to Jeremy McCarthy, Director of Spa & Wellness for Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group at the ISPA Conference & Expo taking place at The Venetian in Las Vegas, NV from September 11 – 13, 2019.

Feb27

Mick Ebeling to Deliver Closing #ISPA2019 Keynote Address

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

The International SPA Association (ISPA) is pleased to announce philanthropist and changemaker Mick Ebeling as the closing keynote speaker at the 2019 ISPA Conference & Expo taking place September 11 – 13 at The Venetian Resort & Spa in Las Vegas. Ebeling will also be presented with the ISPA Alex Szekely Humanitarian Award for his creation of Not Impossible Labs, a one-of-a-kind technology incubator and content studio dedicated to changing the world through technology and story.

Feb11

13th Annual ISPA Foundation Scholarship Opens

Monday, 11 February 2019

The International SPA Association (ISPA) Foundation began accepting applications for the 2019 Mary Tabacchi Scholarship on Friday, February 8, 2019. This scholarship will be awarded to a junior, senior or graduate student enrolled full-time in a bachelor’s or master’s program pursuing a career in spa management, leadership or entrepreneurship.

Feb07

Bryan Williams to Receive the ISPA Dedicated Contributor Award

Thursday, 07 February 2019

The International SPA Association (ISPA) is pleased to announce Dr. Bryan Williams as the recipient of the 2019 ISPA Dedicated Contributor Award. As an international speaker and author, Williams first spoke to ISPA members in 2006 and continues to inspire with his focus on service excellence and leadership effectiveness.

Jan23

ISPA Launches Twentieth Year of U.S. Spa Industry Study

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

The International SPA Association (ISPA) launched the 2019 ISPA U.S. Spa Industry Study on January 23, marking the 20-year anniversary of this study. Commissioned by the ISPA Foundation and conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), this study provides an in-depth look into the spa industry in the U.S.

Dec13

Call for Speakers Now Open for 2019 ISPA Conference & Expo

Thursday, 13 December 2018

The International SPA Association (ISPA) has announced its call for Education Session speakers for the 2019 ISPA Conference & Expo, taking place September 11 – 13, 2019 in Las Vegas. Held annually, this event offers an all-star lineup of professional and industry experts presenting over 20 hours of educational sessions to attendees.

Nov28

Marcus Buckingham to Deliver Keynote Speech at #ISPA2019

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

The International SPA Association (ISPA) is thrilled to announce Marcus Buckingham as the day two General Session keynote at the 2019 ISPA Conference & Expo, on September 12 in Las Vegas. Buckingham is a leading authority and best-selling author on employee productivity and best practices of leadership and management.

Nov07

2018 - 2019 Board of Directors and Officers Elected for ISPA

Wednesday, 07 November 2018

The International SPA Association (ISPA) has announced the 2018 ISPA board of directors and officers. These individuals will assume office at the first regular meeting of the board of directors following the annual meeting.

Oct23

Susan Cain to Deliver Opening #ISPA2019 Keynote Presentation

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

The International SPA Association (ISPA) is excited to announce New York Times best-selling author and top TED Talk speaker Susan Cain as the opening keynote speaker at the 2019 ISPA Conference & Expo taking place September 11 – 13 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The event’s theme, EVOLVE, will highlight the powerful growth of the industry and the positive road that lies ahead.  

Oct04

Spa Industry Surpasses $17.5 Billion Revenue Mark

Thursday, 04 October 2018

The International SPA Association (ISPA) released its full annual findings of spa industry indicators, reporting a record high in total spa industry revenue at over $17.5 billion in 2017. This marks a 4.3% increase from $16.8 billion at year’s end 2016.

Oct02

ISPA Innovation of the Year Award Winner Announced

Tuesday, 02 October 2018

The International SPA Association (ISPA) is proud to announce Four Seasons Lana’i as this year’s overall winner for ISPA Innovation of the Year. Their Zen Horse Sunset Yoga experience received the most votes by ISPA members.

Oct02

ISPA Announces Full List of 2018 Conference & Expo Sponsors

Tuesday, 02 October 2018

The International SPA Association (ISPA) is excited to announce four platinum level sponsors, fourteen gold level sponsors and twenty-two silver level sponsors for the 2018 ISPA Conference & Expo, which took place in Phoenix, AZ from September 24 – 26.

Aug09

International SPA Association Hosts Annual East Coast Media Event

Thursday, 09 August 2018

The International SPA Association held its annual East Coast Media Event August 7 at iconic Gotham Hall in New York City.  A diverse group of spa industry brands offered treatments, products and immersion experiences to the media. In addition to experiencing rejuvenating treatments, key trends within the industry were highlighted. 

Aug07

Spa Industry Continues to Break Records in Release of Big Five Statistics

Tuesday, 07 August 2018

The International SPA Association (ISPA) has released its annual findings of five key spa industry financial indicators, which show that the industry continues to experience record growth in overall revenue, number of spa visits, number of spa locations, revenue per visit and total employees.

Jul25

Daymond John to Receive 2018 Humanitarian Award

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Business leader and entrepreneur Daymond John will receive the ISPA Alex Szekely Humanitarian Award at the 2018 ISPA Conference & Expo this fall.

 

Jul18

ISPA Recognizes 2018 Innovate Award Winners

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

The International SPA Association (ISPA) is pleased to announce the fifth annual ISPA Innovate Award winners, celebrating ISPA members’ creative solutions and products that help continue to launch the spa industry forward. 

Jun19

Christine Muchemu to Receive ISPA Foundation Scholarship

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

The International SPA Association (ISPA) Foundation will award Christine Muchemu from Ithaca, New York, the Mary Tabacchi Scholarship onstage during the General Session at the 28th annual ISPA Conference & Expo at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, from Sept. 24-26.

Apr19

Inaugural ISPA Spa Workforce Study Highlights an Industry Filled with Meaningful Careers to Pursue

Thursday, 19 April 2018

The International SPA Association (ISPA) Foundation has released their findings from the inaugural ISPA Spa Workforce Study. The study had more than 1,200 participants working within all levels of the spa industry, offering insights on job satisfaction, workplace environment, employee benefits and more. PwC was commissioned by the ISPA Foundation to conduct the study.

Apr18

ISPA to Present Visionary Award in Memory of Lori Hutchinson

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

The International SPA Association (ISPA) will present the 2018 ISPA Visionary Award in memory of Lori Hutchinson at the 28th annual ISPA Conference & Expo at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Ariz., from September 24-26.

Mar20

Sally Hogshead, Daymond John Round Out ISPA’s 2018 Conference & Expo Keynote Lineup

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

The International SPA Association (ISPA) is pleased to announce that branding expert Sally Hogshead and entrepreneur Daymond John will be the second and third day keynote speakers, respectively, for the 2018 ISPA Conference & Expo at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Ariz., from Sept. 24-26. 

Mar14

Jeff Kohl to Receive The ISPA Dedicated Contributor Award

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

The International SPA Association (ISPA) will present Jeff Kohl, former Chief Operating Officer of Spa & Club Ideations, with the 2018 ISPA Dedicated Contributor Award at the 28th annual ISPA Conference & Expo at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Ariz., from Sept. 24-26, 2018.

Mar01

12th Annual ISPA Foundation Scholarship Opens

Thursday, 01 March 2018

The International SPA Association (ISPA) Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2018 ISPA Foundation Mary Tabacchi Scholarship. 

Jan31

Happiness is a Choice: ISPA Announces 2018 Conference & Expo Opening Keynote Speaker

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

The International SPA Association (ISPA) is pleased to announce that New York Times bestselling author Shawn Achor will be the opening keynote speaker for the 2018 ISPA Conference & Expo at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Ariz., from Sept. 24-26.

Jan24

ISPA Board of Directors Elects New Chairman

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

The International SPA Association (ISPA) has announced the election of Garrett Mersberger, director of wellness and Kohler Waters Spas at Kohler Co., as chairman of the ISPA Board of Directors, effective immediately.

Nov27

ISPA Statement Regarding Recent Media Reports

Monday, 27 November 2017

As an industry organization, all of us at ISPA are saddened to read the recent news regarding misconduct. It is heartbreaking to read. All ISPA members must agree to specific standards and practices, including that the spa will promptly respond to guest complaints and resolve them in as timely and efficiently a manner as possible.

Nov13

ISPA Partners with Beauty Changes Lives to Launch “Get Your Dream Job” Campaign

Monday, 13 November 2017

The International SPA Association (ISPA) is pleased to announce its partnership with the Beauty Changes Lives Foundation to launch the “Get Your Dream Job” campaign. The campaign was unveiled with the support of 10 partner organizations at the 27th annual ISPA Conference & Expo at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

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