Questex’s IECSC Las Vegas 2021 Celebrates the Rejuvenation of the Wellness and Beauty Industry

NEW YORK, June 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s International Esthetics, Cosmetics and Spa Conference (IECSC) Las Vegas welcomed over 15,000 spa, wellness, and beauty professionals to the Las Vegas Convention Center, June 20-21, 2021. As one of the first live events at the convention center since the pandemic began, attendance reached a record high as professionals convened to experience leading education and purchase products from more than 300 exhibitors, further solidifying the show’s place as the leading spa & beauty tradeshow for professionals to learn more about the latest trends in the industry.

“On Sunday, we had our best day at ANY trade show – EVER,” said Denise Ryan, Vice President of Celluma Light Therapy. “It was our best IECSC show and our best trade show overall! We are so thrilled to see the beauty industry rebound in full effect.”

Spa and wellness professionals from around the world came to IECSC Las Vegas for the latest in facial treatments, skin care, retail products, cosmetics, equipment/furniture, nutrition and health products, microdermabrasion equipment, permanent makeup, massage products, aromatherapy, spa clothing, hair removal, laser equipment, spa décor, medical spa equipment and more. IECSC Las Vegas co-located with the International Beauty Show (IBS) Las Vegas, giving attendees free access to the IBS show floor where they could meet and shop from additional beauty exhibitors.

Participating companies include new and innovative brands, as well as industry leaders such as: Celluma Light Therapy, Circadia, DMK Skincare, Éminence Organic Skin Care, The HydraFacial Company, IMAGE Skin Care, LightStim, PCA Skin, Sorella Apothecary, and hundreds more.

“We are so appreciative of the support from our exhibitors and attendees in the spa & beauty community. The timing was perfect to be together – in person – for the industry’s largest event of the year, and get back to business,” says Liz Hitchcock, IECSC & IBS Event Director.

In addition to the exhibit hall, IECSC Las Vegas offered a conference program with classes taught by wellness industry icons. Speakers presented content to help attendees grow in their careers, including Esthetics, Business Management, Wellness Elements, Social Media & Marketing, Business Building, Makeup, Medical Spa, and the Advanced Business Seminar. Plus, more than 60 Product Focused Classes were included with exhibit hall admission.

Questex announced the acquisition of the Spa Industry Association, a for-profit business organization focused on the spa and the medical spa industries, at IECSC Las Vegas. Allan Share, President of the Spa Industry Association, joins Questex to help amplify the Spa Industry Association’s voice while solidifying its leadership position in the wellness market and supporting the spa community’s return to business in 2021. “We are very focused on the wellness category and the Spa Industry Association strengthens our commitment to this space,” noted Jill Birkett, Market Leader, Wellness. “We’re excited to welcome Allan to Questex to further extend the Spa Industry Association’s value as an information resource for the Spa industry by leveraging our resources.”

IECSC Las Vegas will head back to the Las Vegas Convention Center, June 25-27, 2022. The show will once again co-locate with IBS Las Vegas. For show information, please visit www.iecsclasvegas.com.

Looking ahead – IECSC Chicago 2021
IECSC Chicago 2021 will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, September 11-13. IECSC Chicago attracts the top spa owners, managers, estheticians, makeup artists and medical spa professionals from the Midwestern region. In addition to the tradeshow floor, this event offers the quality education that sets the IECSC events apart from the rest. IECSC Chicago will once again co-locate with one of the largest beauty events in the nation – America’s Beauty Show – which attracts thousands of beauty professionals. For more information, visit www.iecscchicago.com.

IECSC Florida 2021
IECSC Florida will run October 10-11 and we are thrilled to announce a new location for the 2021 show – the Palm Beach County Convention Center! This event will feature hundreds of spa and wellness companies and a conference program taught by industry rockstars. IECSC Florida is the perfect Southeast venue for industry members to network and relax with peers, renew their passion and rejuvenate business for the year ahead. For show information, please visit www.iecscflorida.com.

IECSC New York 2022
Additional networking and educational opportunities for spa professionals are available at the largest Northeast spa and wellness event, IECSC New York, which is scheduled for March 13-15, 2022, at the Javits Convention Center. IECSC New York features hundreds of top spa and wellness brands and a leading conference program. IECSC New York will once again co-locate with IBS New York. For more information, please visit www.iecscnewyork.com.

About IECSC
Produced by Questex, the International Esthetics, Cosmetics and Spa Conferences (IECSC) are for professionals only and reach a wide cross‐section of participants from spa and wellness product manufacturers and distributors to spa owners, directors and managers, estheticians, massage therapists, cosmetologists, medical estheticians and dermatologists. With dynamic trade show floors, in-depth conference programs, and a partnership with America Spa, the IECSC events provide the perfect meeting ground for the world’s most elite and qualified spa professionals looking to meet the top skin, cosmetic and wellness companies. For more information, visit www.iecsc.com.

About Questex
Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality, and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.

Media Contact
Amanda Butcher
Event Marketing Executive
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Rejuvenation and Resiliency Abound – Questex’s IBS Las Vegas 2021 Brings the World of Beauty Back Together Again

NEW YORK, June 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s International Beauty Show Las Vegas (IBS) took place June 20-21 and drew a whopping 15,000 beauty and spa professionals aspiring to get back to business at the industry’s first beauty event of the year. More than 300 innovative companies lined the exhibit floor providing thousands of products and tools and in-booth demonstrations to attendees walking the aisles. More than 50 top-notch educational classes were also offered, allowing beauty professionals to hone their skills and expand their expertise in a variety of service areas.

Some of the industry’s top beauty brands exhibited at IBS Las Vegas this year offering eager attendees the newest innovations, business-boosting products, tools and service recommendations. Hair, nail and makeup brands, including Amika, Daisy Nails, Donna Bella, Halo Couture, Rude Cosmetics, Wellness Premium Products and more offered in-booth education taught by elite artists, along with the opportunity for attendees to purchase products and tools at professionals-only pricing.

Brand-new this year was the Rejuvenation Stage, where leading beauty and spa educators showed their entrepreneurial spirits, along with their vulnerable sides, and shared with the audience the challenges and trials they experienced this past year. Social media heavy hitters, Keya Neal, Larisa Love, Reanne Kelly, Rebecca Taylor and Stephanie Hodges explained how they kept afloat and positive, despite the formidable closures of 2020. Previous basketball player and motivational speaker, Dre Baldwin, gave the audience insight into maintaining the right attitude to create success and build a career that is unstoppable. Allan Share, President of the Spa Industry Association, which has been newly acquired by Questex, the owners of IBS/International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference (IECSC), kicked off the day with a fun presentation highlighting the latest industry trends and happenings.  

More business education than ever before was offered at the event arming attendees with knowledge and tips needed to get back on their feet and boost their businesses. Educators shared powerful messages on how to increase service prices along with marketing and retention strategies, to using social media to gain new clients. Attendees were primed for these business-boosting messages, and many educators drew a standing-room only audience, including Ashlee Norman, Cole Thompson, Keya Neal, Rebecca Taylor and Larisa Love.  

The IBS Las Vegas Show Floor was bustling with beauty professionals looking to learn new skills and purchase products and tools. The Amika booth enjoyed hundreds of attendees each day, looking to purchase the latest hair styling products, while Rude Cosmetics also enjoyed consistent purchasing of products.

Brian Lee, CEO of Rude Cosmetics, had this to say: “We were blown away by the foot traffic! IBS was our first show since the start of the pandemic so we were not expecting anything spectacular – were we ever wrong!  The enthusiasm came roaring back and we’ll definitely be back next year!”

“We are gratified that so many industry professionals joined together as a community, eager to connect, explore products, network and learn new skills at our Las Vegas events. It is clear there is pent-up demand to meet face-to-face and we look forward to continuously supporting and building-back the spa and beauty industries,” Jill Birkett, VP Wellness Group, Questex.

International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference
IBS Las Vegas attendees also visited the IECSC exhibit hall and explored leading spa, skincare, and wellness companies. Upcoming spa events include IECSC Chicago, September 11-13, 2021, IECSC Florida, October 10-11, 2021 and IECSC New York, which takes place March 13-15, 2022.

Future IBS Events
International Beauty Show New York (IBS New York) takes place March 13-15, 2022 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York. www.IBSnewyork.com.

International Beauty Show Las Vegas (IBS Las Vegas) takes place June 25-27, 2022 at Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas. www.IBSlasvegas.com.

Stay connected to IBS on Facebook and Instagram

About Questex 
Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here. 

Media Contact
Natasha Bhalla 
International Beauty Show 
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Questex Announces the Acquisition of The Spa Industry Association at the International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference (IECSC)

Investment Ties into Questex’s Mission of Living Better and Longer; Solidifies Questex’s Commitment to the Growing Wellness Community

NEW YORK, June 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today at the International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference (IECSC)Questex, a leading information services company, announced that it has acquired the Spa Industry Association, a for-profit business organization focused on the spa and the international medical spa industries. This acquisition provides a unique opportunity for Questex to help amplify the Spa Industry Association’s voice while solidifying its leadership position in the Wellness market and supporting the Spa community’s return to business in 2021.  

The acquisition builds on Questex’s strategy of delivering essential information to communities that help people live better and longer. Questex offers a wide platform for the Spa Industry Association to grow their community through networking, peer to peer and business expertise, and the ability to extend their footprint into areas such as Beauty, Fitness, Hospitality, Travel and Healthcare.  

The mission of the Spa Industry Association is to keep members up-to-date on resources, product updates and industry news. The Spa Industry Association will remain under the leadership of Allan Share and will continue its mission of providing business information while focusing on the needs of its members. This is a dynamic time for the Wellness marketplace and the need for discovery, learning and buying has accelerated as the global industry emerges from the pandemic. The global spa industry is expected to grow to $127.6 billion by 2022. (Statista 2021)

The Spa Industry Association will have strong representation at Questex’s International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference (IECSC) in Las Vegas June 20-21 and will be on-site throughout the event to interact with community members, share updates and network. 

“The pandemic has created an increase in health consciousness and wellness has become more important than ever,” said Paul Miller, CEO, Questex. “The spa industry touches many of our verticals including Spa, Beauty, Fitness, Hospitality, Travel and Healthcare giving the Spa Industry Association a wider platform and additional benefits to membership and sponsorship.”  

“We are at a unique time in this industry where health and wellness have never been more important. As my team and I enter the 30th year of the Spa Industry Association (Day Spa Association and the International Medical Spa Association), we will continue to ‘connect the community’ even more deeply and invite all wellness industry people to join us for the future,” added Allan Share, President, Spa Industry Association (32nd year).

“We are very focused on the Wellness category and the Spa Industry Association strengthens our commitment to this space,” noted Jill Birkett, Market Leader, Wellness. “We’re excited to welcome Allan to Questex to further extend the Spa Industry Association’s value as an information resource for the Spa industry by leveraging our resources.” 
   
For additional information on Questex, visit questex.com. Stay connected to Questex on LinkedInTwitter and Facebook.  
                          
About Questex 
Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here. 

Media Contact 
Kate Spellman 
Chief Marketing Officer 
Questex 
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Questex’s Sensors Converge to Unite the Global Design Engineering Community, Expands Program to Offer Both In-Person and Virtual Content and Engagement

Delivers the Biggest Design Engineering Trends September 21-23, 2021

NEW YORK, June 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s Sensors Converge will unite the global engineering community September 21-23, 2021 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. Now, announcing a new virtual component option, Sensors Converge will offer attendees hybrid content and engagement opportunities covering the biggest design engineering trends with a new streaming experience.

Attendees will have access to a virtual event agenda comprised of tech talks, keynotes, live streamed main stage sessions, interviews, and more, to create the ultimate event experience regardless of location and restrictions.

NEW Hybrid program highlights include:

Live streamed keynotes and keynote interviews with the opportunity to ask Q&A right from the virtual platform
Focus sessions with topics on smart sensors, IoT & Wireless, and Embedded Systems featuring keynotes, tech talks, and a panel discussion
Tech Talks from leading partners on specific technologies
The Sensors News Desk with exclusive interviews throughout the event with attendees, speakers and sponsors
The Partner Content Hub with access to videos, webinars, and research from leading partners
Virtual Networking and Attendee Matchmaking algorithm where attendees can connect with peers across the industry who share similar interests

The full event schedule can be viewed here.

“We’re excited to reunite the global design engineering community at our event this Fall. In-person or virtually, attendees will experience both the content and engagement Sensors Converge is known for, and the hybrid platform allows us to be inclusive and extend the event to our entire community around the world,” said Charlene Soucy, Senior Director, Sensors and Electronics at Questex. “We know it’s been challenging to be separated from our peers, so we created a free Virtual Pass for the engineers to get the content they need and reconnect. Our event is also a tremendous opportunity for both attendee and partners to get in front of the global community.”

Virtual Passes are free. Sensors Converge also offers two other registration options to attend in-person, the All-Access Pass provides access to the entire event, the Expo Hall Pass offers access to the Expo Hall only. Early bird rates end July 30. For more information, visit: https://www.sensorsexpo.com/register.

For exhibit or sponsorship opportunities, click here. Multiple opportunities are available to maximize your reach with a high-impact hybrid sponsorship.

To apply for press registration, click here.

Stay connected with Sensors Converge on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

About Sensors Converge
For 36 years Sensors Expo & Conference has brought together the design engineering community to network, share ideas, and define the future roadmap for the sensors industry. In 2021, we’re excited to curate a live, in-person experience called Sensors Converge, where the industry can come together, safely, to collaborate and conduct business. Sensors Converge is part of the Fierce Technology Group, a division of Questex, which also produces the Best of Sensors Awards, Fierce Sensors, and daily content and newsletters on Fierce Electronics at www.fierceelectronics.com.

About Questex
Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.

Media Contact
Ashley Secondini
Senior Marketing Manager
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Questex’s World Tea Conference + Expo Publishes New White Paper, ‘How the Tea and Bar & Restaurant Communities Can Flourish Together’

White Paper Highlights One of Many Topics from the Upcoming World Tea Conference + Expo, June 28-30 in Las Vegas, Co-Located with the Nightclub & Bar Show

NEW YORK, June 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s World Tea Conference + Expo released a new white paper that speaks to the tea community, as well as bar and restaurant operators. The white paper – titled How the Tea and Bar & Restaurant Communities Can Flourish Together”is a complimentary report that features valuable insights and advice from some of the top experts and leaders from the specialty tea industry.

To download the free white paper, visit https://pages.questexnetwork.com/Tea–Bar-Flourish-Together.html.

Tim McLucas, Vice President, Bar & Restaurant, Questex, said, “In this new white paper from the World Tea Conference + Expo, we highlight just some of the many ways the tea and bar/restaurant communities can work together – and flourish. If you’re a restaurant or bar operator, you’ll find some inspiring ideas within the pages of this white paper. And if you’re a part of the tea industry, you’ll become more encouraged to collaborate with bars and restaurants, as you hear from our industry experts.”

McLucas added, “Once you’ve finished reading this white paper, we invite you to attend the World Tea Conference + Expo and Nightclub & Bar Show, June 28-30 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, where some of the themes in the white paper will be explored, among many other key topics related to the business of tea.”

Topics and experts in the white paper include:

“The Modern Tea Experience for Bars & Restaurants” by Lisa Boalt Richardson, World Tea Academy

“Tea: An Overlooked Menu Item” by Chris Chantler, Vail Mountain Coffee & Tea Co.

“7 Ways Specialty Tea and Infused Tisanes Can Benefit Restaurants & Bars” by Babette Donaldson, T Ching and International Tea Sippers Society

“A Message to the Tea Industry: Make Tea Cocktails from the Bitterness of COVID-19” by Jeni Dodd, Jeni Dodd Tea

“Q&A with Josh Molina, Founder and CEO of Makers & Finders in Las Vegas” by Aaron Kiel, World Tea News

“Tea Cocktails, Tea on the Menu – Get Inspired” by Erin Flynn Jay for Bar & Restaurant

“Steeping Tea: How the Tea and Restaurant/Bar Communities Can Create Incredible Synergy” by Sharyn Johnston, Australian Tea Masters Association Pty Ltd.

“Tea Can Be a Headlining Item in the Best Restaurants and Bars Around the World” by Lisa McDonald, TeaHaus and Eat More Tea

“Introducing the Expansive World of Tea to the Bar & Restaurant Channel” by Aaron Kiel, World Tea News

Learn More at the World Tea Conference + Expo
The upcoming World Tea Conference + Expo will attract leading tea companies and professionals from around the globe, in addition to: tearooms and coffeehouses, retailers, restaurants/bars and chefs, foodservice companies, hotels, convenience stores, distributors, online businesses, private label brands, and manufacturers and beverage developers, among others interested in building their business through tea.

World Tea Conference + Expo will be co-located with Nightclub & Bar Show, North America’s premier conference and expo for the bar and restaurant industry, and all World Tea attendees will receive access to the co-located Nightclub & Bar Show. The strategic co-location – which makes this the largest gathering of the beverage industry – will create exciting new opportunities to connect buyers and sellers of tea and tea related products with the bar and restaurant industry.

Additional event highlights include: a tea bar, tea-infused culinary demonstrations to showcase the versatility of tea, workshops, and an evening reception and networking opportunities.

Registration and Details
Registration for World Tea Conference + Expo, along with the conference agenda, is available at WorldTeaExpo.com. Stay connected with World Tea Conference + Expo on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.

For World Tea Conference + Expo sponsorship opportunities, contact Jamie Schroeder (U.S. and Canadian Companies) at [email protected] or Veronica Gonnello (International Companies) at [email protected].

For Nightclub & Bar Show sponsorship opportunities, contact Jamie Schroeder (Companies G, H, J-S, U, W-Z) at [email protected], Veronica Gonnello (Companies A-F,I,T,V) at [email protected]; or Fadi Alsayegh (Foodservice Companies) at [email protected].

About World Tea Conference + Expo
World Tea Conference + Expo is North America’s cannot miss gathering of the specialty tea industry and is focused 100% on specialty teas and related products. Blending fresh ideas, the latest trends and new distribution channels with focused buying, selling, networking and education, World Tea Conference + Expo is your chance to capitalize on this growing category to the fullest. As the hub of the North American specialty tea market, World Tea Conference + Expo serves the $8 billion US tea industry, expected to grow an additional $11 billion. Visit WorldTeaExpo.com.

About Nightclub & Bar Show
Nightclub & Bar Show is the go-to resource for the bar and restaurant industry. Mirroring the fast-paced, trend-setting nature of the hospitality industry, Nightclub & Bar has been providing the specific tools that bar and restaurant owners, operators and managers need to grow their businesses, compete, and succeed in this hyper-competitive and dynamic industry. Nightclub & Bar Show is part of the Bar & Restaurant Group, a division of the Questex Hospitality Group which also produces VIBE Conference, Nightclub & Bar Awards, and daily content on BarandRestaurant.com.

About Questex
Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Aaron Kiel
ak PR Group
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Second Annual Virtual Event REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit, Hosted by ASU, Convenes the Largest Global Virtual Event for Higher Education

Hosts 140 Countries, Includes Multi-Lingual Captioning and Exceeds Attendee Expectations

TEMPE, Ariz., June 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  Arizona State University (ASU) successfully hosted the second annual REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit, a branded event recognized as the largest virtual gathering in higher education on blended learning. The June-9-10, 2021 event expands on the franchise’s success of two prior REMOTES; the first in 2020 for Higher Ed and one earlier this year for K-12.

This year’s two-day live event for higher education surpassed expectations through an extraordinary line-up of 130 innovative presenters, 4-year, 2-year, public, private and tribal institutions, featured Spanish translation, closed captions and transcripts, and offered attendees the opportunity to earn a Professional Development credential, certified by ASU.

Now on demand at REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit, registrants can come back through the end of 2021 to watch and engage with 84 featured presentations from multiple tracks running simultaneously covering connecting with students, equity, hybrid course design, leadership, student success and lessons from COVID. The event drew nearly 25,000 registrations and 12,000 attendees. Seventy-five percent of attendees were from the United States with large contingents from Mexico, the United Kingdom, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia/Gulf as well as 140 countries to engage with content that focused on building better higher education on the foundation of great teaching. REMOTE addresses hybrid teaching models, re-evaluating synchronous and asynchronous learning modes, creating innovative ways to engage students, challenges around inequalities, building new policies and more.

“The pace of reform across Higher Ed has been glacial over the last decade. Yet COVID, with its relentless, ugly grip, has ushered in more changes than we’ve seen over the past ten years, despite the good intent of faculty, administrators and innovators. Higher Ed is now changed forever, and the next two years will see that cascade of change flow through institutions of all sizes,” said David Levin, University Entrepreneur in Residence, Arizona State University and Executive Producer of REMOTE. “Our virtual summit showed us that by learning together there is a lot we can do to create a better experience for students and help them thrive for today and tomorrow.”

This year, recognizing the significant design challenges posed to institutions across the country, REMOTE added a Leadership Track with sessions where leaders and administrators across the sector identify the opportunities for systemic reform at the institutional level. The powerhouse lineup of trailblazers included: Michael M. Crow, President, Arizona State University; Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, President, UMBC; Kristina Johnson, President, Ohio State University; John J. DeGioia, President, Georgetown University; Paul LeBlanc, President, Southern New Hampshire University; Dr. Christine McPhail, President, St. Augustine’s University; Timothy M. Renick, Exec. Director, National Institute for Student Success; Jeffrey Selingo, Author & Higher Education Futurist; Michael Feldstein of e-Literate; Susan Baldridge, Provost, Middlebury College; and Dr. Kimberly Beatty, Chancellor, Metropolitan Community College.

Other highlights include:

Keynote featuring acclaimed author Anya Kamenetz, Educational Futurist, Lead Education Reporter for NPR who discussed a new reality education in a session that hit close to home for many faculty who have been forced to adapt their teaching models.
Attendees have the opportunity to earn a  Professional Development Credential issued by Arizona State University by completing a total of 6 sessions at REMOTE.
Every session offered captioning in both English and Spanish with transcripts and the virtual setting allowed users to select English/Spanish to chat in networking lounges and virtual booths.
Hundreds of downloadable, free resources accessible to attendees in a curated Resource Center and from 25 Exhibitor Booths.
Each of the 8 content tracks featured a corresponding networking lounge where attendees continued conversations, during breaks and throughout the event.

ASU recognized 25 sponsors who supported the event:

Marquee: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Every Learner Everywhere, Pearson, Cisco
Platinum: McGraw Hill, Course Hero, Academic Partnerships, Chegg
Gold: Microsoft, Macmillan Learning
Sliver: ACUE, Alvarez & Marsal, Cengage, Class Technologies, Feedback Fruits, InScribe, Labster, Respondus, Six Red Marbles and Virtual Internships
Digital Sponsors: Cintana, D2L, LearningMate, Lucid for Education, Ment.IO and Unibuddy.
Media Sponsor: Times Higher Education

Register to view REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit on demand here. Stay connected with REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit on LinkedIn.

About Arizona State University
Arizona State University (ASU) has developed a new model for the American Research University, creating an institution that is committed to access, excellence and impact. ASU measures itself by those it includes, not by those it excludes. As the prototype for a New American University, ASU pursues research that contributes to the public good, and ASU assumes major responsibility for the economic, social and cultural vitality of the communities that surround it.

REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit is produced by Questex.

Media Contacts
Chris Fiscus
Assistant Vice President
Arizona State University
602-541-6254
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Kate Spellman
Chief Marketing Officer
Questex
[email protected]
212-895-8488‬

Questex’s International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference and International Beauty Show Brings the Spa and Beauty Industry Together Once Again 

NEW YORK, June 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference (IECSC) and International Beauty Show (IBS) will bring together the spa and beauty community to discover new products, learn how to boost revenue & skills and meet industry superstars June 20-21, 2021 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas.

“The beauty and spa industries were hard hit by the pandemic. We have kept up with the challenges and changing landscape of the industry and are committed to delivering opportunities, education and events that will uplift and produce a stronger community through these difficult times. We’re excited to rejuvenate, redefine and reengage the industry, bringing buyers and sellers back together again in Las Vegas next week,” said Jill Birkett, VP & Market Leader, Beauty and Spa, Questex.

Spa and beauty professionals rely on IECSC and IBS for insightful guidance on how to grow their businesses and keep them at the forefront of their competitive industries. Never has there been a more critical opportunity for spa and beauty professionals to come together, share challenges and concerns and find footing in the new-normal in the industry.

IECSC Las Vegas highlights:

Educational classes help attendees refine their techniques, build skills and boost their businesses including a series of in-depth workshops focused on Business Building, Business Management, Esthetics, Makeup, Medical Spa, Social Media & Marketing, and Wellness Elements; a day-long workshop focused on medical and spa successful business essentials; and product focused educationView the complete conference program here.An exhibit hall floor with 200+ top spa and wellness companies including Eminence Organic Skin Care, Circadia, IMAGE Skincare, Celluma Light Therapy, PCA Skin, Sorella Apothecary, and thousands of products and equipment at professionals-only pricing.

IBS Las Vegas highlights:

With more business education than ever before, IBS Las Vegas boasts an educational conference program taught by the best educators in the industry including skill building sessions focused on Hair Techniques and Trends, Haircolor, Makeup and Business. Hands-on workshops are also available, for attendees looking for a more tactical experience. View the complete conference program here.An exhibit hall floor with 100+ exhibitors including AMIKA, Donna Bella Hair, Lexor and thousands of products and tools at professionals-only pricing.

The co-located events will share the Rejuvenation Stage where attendees can watch and gain information from beauty and spa industry icons, including Allan Share of the Spa Industry Association, Reanne Kelly of  The Master AestheticianKeya Neal of Kolour Kulture, Larisa Love of Joico, Rebecca Taylor of Honey Hair Lab, Stephanie Hodges of Stephhstyles and Jin Bang of Jin Bang Hair. They will inspire the audience with insight and advice into how they forged forward, despite the challenges of the past year. 

In addition, IECSC and IBS offer networking opportunities to bring beauty and spa professionals together.

To register to attend IECSC, click here. To register to attend the IBS, click here. IBS and IECSC are co-located granting attendees access to both events.

“We’re excited to extend the show to include a Virtual Day in acknowledgement that some spa and beauty professionals are unable to travel,” added Liz Hitchcock, Show Director. “We will host Virtual Day on June 23, offering education and exhibitors with show specials.” Learn more about the IECSC and IBS Virtual Days.

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About Questex
Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.

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Questex Launches First of Its Kind Nature of Work Festival to Guide Global Leaders in a Movement for Organisational Change

LONDON, United Kingdom, June 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex, in partnership with Digital Workplace Group (DWG), brings to life a “festivalised” approach to an event for global enterprise leaders in search of tangible solutions for creating a better world of work. The first of its kind, The Nature of Work (NOW) Festival is a bold and disruptive three-day hybrid festival, providing organic solutions for how we work, where we work and how we can reward all stakeholders.

In their inspiring new book, The Nature of Work, Paul Miller, CEO and Founder of DWG, and Shimrit Janes, Director of Knowledge of DWG, draw on patterns from forests and the natural world to illustrate a dynamic, vital and more beautiful world of work that our hearts and minds know is possible.

Paul Miller, CEO of Questex, says, “What inspired me about the book is it was a call to action at just the right time. I was struggling as a CEO, thinking how do we come back after the pandemic? How do we get back to work safely? What kind of culture are we creating? For me that was the inspiration I was looking for and immediately as we started talking about what and how and why, it inspired us to go further and create this festival.”

Nature of Work explores 12 essential workplace elements, such as health, habitat, regeneration, intelligence, relationships and purpose, underpinned by real-life stories of organisations and people already on this journey to new ways of working. The NOW Festival will draw inspiration from these 12 elements to provide change-makers in companies and organisations of any size with the language and questions to evolve their workplaces from organisation to organism. With the purchase of a pass, all delegates will receive a complimentary diagnostic tool to help them assess the health of their organisation and identify key areas for improvement.

Lessons from the world’s leading organisations, including AstraZeneca, International Monetary Fund, The LEGO Group, Microsoft, and Stella McCartney, will be shared via mainstage chats, working out loud sessions, and impromptu hybrid meetings with like-minded change-makers. The festival is a living case study for organisations looking to transform their workplace through a three-pronged approach addressing; people, place, and technology. The full programme can be viewed here.

Paul Miller, CEO of DWG and Author of Nature of Work, says, “It was clear – even pre-pandemic – from conversations we were having with hundreds of major organisations that stress, fatigue and a lack of engagement were endemic in the workplace. The NOW Festival will bring together a community of change-makers to regenerate individually and collectively as we embark on a new beginning where well-being, relationships and purpose are at the heart of every employee and organisation.”

The unique setting of NOW Festival allows the audience to join in person from the etc.venues St Paul’s in London but most importantly the virtual platform brings together audiences from all over the world – a truly unique and accessible three-day hybrid event experience from the 21st to the 23rd of September 2021.

The festival will be fully immersive and feel very different to conferences, seminars and business festivals of the past. It will endeavour to be interactive, conversational and above all inspiring. This is an important moment for us all and The NOW Festival aims to embrace and unlock this point in time using lessons from nature.

Collaboration is at the heart of the festival, so business leaders are encouraged to book group packages in order to bring their full teams with them, whether live or virtual. Group discounts are available. For media interested in attending, please contact Alexandra Aldridge, Marketing Director, at [email protected]. To find out more information and to register for tickets visit www.nowfestival.com.

About Questex 
Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here. 

About Digital Workplace Group
Digital Workplace Group (DWG) is a strategic partner, covering all aspects of the evolving digital workplace industry through membership, benchmarking and consultancy services.
DWG provides expert advice, peer connections, research and insights to guide and support organizations globally on their journey towards digital workplace success.

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