LEXINGTON, Ky. - Spa professionals from around the globe came together for the 22nd annual International SPA Association (ISPA) Conference & Expo opening at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Fla., USA. The annual gathering is the spa industry's premier event, featuring a lineup of well-known and respected speakers and an expo floor highlighting the latest spa products and treatments.
"Spa professionals realize that making an investment in the ISPA Conference & Expo is making an investment in the future success of their business," said ISPA President Lynne McNees. "Attendees are making business connections, discovering the offerings at the ISPA Expo and hearing from top-rated speakers all in one place."
This year's theme, "Inspire," resonates with ISPA attendees as they are challenged to expand their business knowledge and to inspire the mind, body and spirit. Attendees are able to connect with each other, gain insight into the latest spa innovations, explore new business tactics and grow as a spa community.
Here are a few interesting fact and figures about the Conference.
4 miles to Disney World
19 professional development sessions
28 ISPA staff members
32 ISPA Conference sponsors
35 hours of education
85 degrees was the average daily temperature
157 first time attendees
177 ISPA Conference exhibitors
260 items available at the ISPA Foundation Auction
405 tweets about the ISPA Conference
445 subscribers to the ISPA Conference Mobile App
2,000 trees planted (one for each attendee)
2,342 mini treatments given on the Expo floor
8,295 followers on ISPA's Twitter account
20,500 steps traveled daily by an ISPA staff member
76,800 hours put into planning the ISPA Conference
Priceless opportunities and experiences
For more on the 2012 ISPA Conference & Expo, visit ispa2012.com. The 2013 ISPA Conference and Expo will be held Oct. 21 - 23, 2013 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nev.