Questex Announces 2022 Wellness Group Advisory Board

Thought Leaders in the Wellness Industry Collaborate to Drive Innovation for Events and Community Content

NEW YORK, March 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex today announces the 2022 Wellness Group Advisory Board, a group of thought leaders in the wellness industry who are collaborating to drive innovation for its events and community content.

The advisory board will provide input into the complete Questex Wellness portfolio, which serves the fitness, spa, and beauty industries through its well-known brands such as American Salon, International Beauty Show (IBS), American Spa, International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference (IECSC), Spa Industry Association, Spatec, Sibec and Club Industry.

Jill Birkett, Vice President and Market Leader, Wellness Group said, “We are delighted to partner with this talented group of industry consultants, buyers and product users to help us drive innovation. We are looking to the future of the Wellness marketplace and with their help, we hope to enhance our brands by creating new opportunities and growth for the industry.”

Wellness Advisory Board members include:

Cary Collier, Principal, Blu Spas and Collier Concepts
Dierdre Strunk, Vice President, Canyon Ranch Spa
Felicia Brown, Owner, Spalutions
Lynne Curry, Principal, Curry Spa Consulting
Ginger McLean, Director of Spa Operations, Hard Rock International at Rock Spa & Salon, Atlantic City
Eric Stephenson, Owner, imassage, Inc.
Barry Eichner, Co-Founder, Lipgloss + Aftershave
Doug Ribley, President, Douglas A. Ribley & Associates
Bill McBride, President & CEO, BMC3 – Bill McBride Consulting
Jeff Skeen, CEO, Results Defined
Ilana Moses, Founder and CEO, Florida Spa & Wellness Association
Cici Coffee, Founder and CEO, Natural Body Spa
Monte Zwang, Founder/CEO, Wellness Capital Management
Alison Howland, Founder, Spa Success Consultants
David Flench, President and CEO, Medical Fitness Association
Allan Share, President, Spa Industry Association
Ryan Christopher, Educator and Consultant
Jaana Roth, Senior Spa Director, The Americas, The Four Seasons
Brian McGee, General Manager, VB Cosmetics and CEO of BAM NAVIGATION
Patti Biro, Author, Consultant, Spa Cheerleader and Coach

The first in person Questex Wellness Group Advisory Board meeting will take place at IECSC Las Vegas June 25-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. Other meetings will take place virtually throughout the year.

To learn more about Questex Wellness, click here.

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
Jennifer Rosen
Group Marketing Director
Questex Wellness
[email protected]

 

Questex Realigns Event Operations Division to Support Strategic Focus on the Experience Economy, Creates the Event Performance Team, Adding New Talent and Attention to Customer Engagement

NEW YORK, March 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Leading information services company, Questex, has repositioned and renamed its Event Operations Division. Now named Event Performance, this team supports Questex’s strategy of focusing on the experience economy with a laser focus on customer engagement at all touch points on and offline.

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“As the world returns to live events we are taking this opportunity to refocus and align our team with Questex’s commitment to ensuring the best customer experience. This change in addition to our Q Activate platform allows us to combine event and content intelligence with trends and demographics to deliver superior events that result in real business buyers and sellers on and offline,” said Kate Spellman, CMO, Questex.

Kirstin Lewis, leads the global Event Performance team and is joined by new leadership talent and a new management structure. Chris Correa is responsible for Tradeshows, Rowan Scahill manages the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) events, Dawn Walton leads Conferences and Hosted Buyer Events and Molly Witges heads Customer Engagement. The Event Performance team delivers a multi-channel approach working collaboratively with Questex’s Center of Excellence, which includes Customer Experience, Marketing Performance, Content Innovation and Product & Technology. Questex delivered nine tradeshows, 21 conferences and six hosted buyer events in 2021 including IHIF (International Hospitality Investment Forum), Bar & Restaurant Expo and Sensors Converge.

Lewis drives the new Event Performance team in all Questex verticals – Hospitality, Wellness, Travel, Education, Life Sciences, Healthcare and Technology, Media & Telecommunications – connecting live events with digital and hybrid experiences. Using Q Activate, Lewis is able to strategically lead her team by focusing on industry trends that place the customer at the center as well as implement new systems and processes. Lewis brings strong executive experience from managing verticals and market events, small networking events to multiple large tradeshows. Lewis understand business needs and strategies at an executive level from creation through implementation and has the ability to develop relationships at every level from industry leaders through the buyer’s needs. Lewis is a master at collaborating with internal team and external vendors and industry leaders to connect all points for maximum value.

“I am passionate about creating event experiences from beginning to end, which means both digital and live event experience. Questex’s business is centered around bringing buyers and sellers together. Meeting people face-to-face, learning about new innovations and trends, it’s all vital to the advancement of business,” Lewis said. “I have the best team in the business. I am constantly inspired by them – their innovation, creativity and collaboration.”

Key Members of the Questex Event Performance Team
Correa brings a deep knowledge of Questex to all aspects of event operations. He leads the overall operations of service management and exhibitor services for Questex’s tradeshow events. Correa helps drive the events operation strategy as well as provide leadership, project management and oversight on all logistics for the tradeshows such as LDI, International Beauty Show (IBS) and International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conferences (IECSC). Correa understands the step-by-step workflow to produce a calendar exceeding 100 events per year to bring communities together. Correa’s exhibitor services team ensures quality service and operational performance to meet and exceed customer expectations.

Scahill leads the Questex’s European event operations team, where each year thousands of the world’s leading minds connect in Europe at Questex events that span investment, buyer programs, management and technology summits and private networking functions. She has vast industry experience managing and delivering successful corporate events including conferences, seminars, tradeshows, award ceremonies and product launches from both Good Thinking and Don’t Panic Projects Ltd. In her role as founder and director of Good Thinking, Scahill also launched and delivered a number of B2B events including food & drink and artisan festivals. Scahill has a performance history of successful events in the hotel invest vertical including International Hospitality Investment Forum (IHIF), The Annual Hotel Conference (AHC) and Resort & Residential Hospitality Forum (R&R), and was instrumental in delivering Questex’s first hybrid event in 2020. Scahill is an active member of the Association of Event Organizers and participates in a number of working groups including health & safety and cross association sustainability. Her expertise lies in operations, project management, budget management, event production and stakeholder management.

Walton leads the event operations for Questex’s buyer events and the conferences within tradeshows. Questex’s buyer events connect suppliers with senior decision makers that have an immediate need to purchase, while the conferences deliver targeted learning to attendees in a vertical market. Walton is a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) with a proven track record in live and digital productions, client services and process transformation. Walton came to Questex from Total Event Solutions, which she founded, owned and ran for over 20 years. With live to virtual pivots and the overall increase in virtual events, Walton joined Questex to help build its digital events strategy, she successfully produced and launched 60 virtual events. Questex’s conferences and hosted buyer events. A few include Fierce Digital Pharma East, VIBE Conference, Global Meeting & Incentive Travel Exchange (GMITE), SIBEC North America and Spatec North America. In 2022, Walton’s team, managed by Kendra Counts Group Operations Director, CMP, will produce 25 conference programs, 11 global hosted buyer events and 12 conference programs within tradeshows.

Witges, a CMP and a Digital Event Strategist (DES), is responsible for driving attendee and exhibitor engagement across all Questex events. In this newly created position, Witges utilizes her planning and solution provider expertise to develop industry leading event opportunities to build personalized enhanced user experiences. Witges has the unique understanding of the event world from sales solutions, technology, product development and meeting logistics perspectives, and the ability to match event strategy with the right technology which will ultimately lead to driving value and maximizing return on investment for all stakeholders. Witges was most recently the Director, Strategic Solutions at Maritz Global Events where she helped clients create the right services to their challenges. Earlier in her career, she was the Director, Strategic Accounts at Eved and held several positions at the American Dental Association and Exprient. In 2021, Witges served as president of the PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association) Greater Midwest Chapter and won Community Advocate of the Year in the 2022 PCMA Professional Excellence awards as a result of her collaboration efforts to lead the hospitality industry through continuing COVID-19 challenges.

Questex’s Asia events continue to be managed out of the Questex Asia office due to the unique needs of its communities. Several Questex Asia events include: CFO Innovation Forum, CMO Innovation Forum and CDO Innovation Forum.

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
[email protected]
212 895 8488‬

Sensors Converge 2022 Unveils Conference Program, Brings the Biggest Design Engineering Trends to California in June

NEW YORK, March 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex and the Fierce Technology Group today unveiled the conference program for Sensors Converge 2022, the only in-person event covering the biggest design engineering trends. The event takes place June 27-29 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California. From sensors and chips to the cloud, Sensors Converge features the technologies and applications driving innovation. Register here.

Charlene Soucy, Senior Director, Technology – Sensors & Electronics said, “As the only event covering the biggest design engineering trends, we’ve curated a conference program like no other featuring some of the industry’s top experts and implementers as well as cutting-edge case studies and real-world engineering stories. We look forward to bringing the sensors and electronics community together to learn, innovate and network.”

The Sensors Converge Conference Program provides top-notch education and training for professionals who design with and integrate sensors, sensor systems, and sensor applications and are shaping the future roadmap of the electronics industry. This year’s program features two new tracks and more case studies than ever before, including stories on “Importance of Testing – How to Test Your Sensor Networks & Products Successfully,” “Deployment of Sensors to Detect and Track Wildfires in Colorado,” “Personal Air Quality Monitoring Using Embedded AI,” “Unlocking the Full Potential of 5G Mobile Edge,” and much more.

Sensors Converge will offer sessions through nine tracks:

5G Connectivity
Agriculture Sensing & Technology – NEW!
Environmental Sensing & Sustainability – NEW!
Industrial & Manufacturing
Interoperability & Standards
IoT
MedTech
Smart Homes, Buildings & Cities
Smart Sensors & Sensor Fusion

Featured speakers include:

Joseph Antony, Underwriters Laboratories, LLC

Gaurav Bansal, Blue River Technology, a John Deere Company

Brendan Barbello, Google

Carsten Baumann, Schneider Electric

Marco Belcastro, Tyndall National Institute

Brandon Branham, City of Peachtree Corners

Sheryl Ehrman, San Jose State University

Ibrahim Gedeon, Telus

Neomar Giacomini, Whirlpool Corporation

Ammar Rayes, Cisco Systems

Meeta Roy, Peloton Interactive

Nilli Martinez Sisniega, VIEW

Ashok Vaseashta, International Clean Water Institute

In addition to the main conference program, Sensors Converge will offer Pre-Conference Symposia on Monday, June 28 providing a deep dive into critical sensors topics and technologies. Pre-Conference Symposia are included in the All Access Pass and can be added on to any Conference Pass or Expo Hall Pass. This year’s Pre-Conference themes include:

Sensors Converge with Energy Harvesting to Enable Ultra-Low Power IoT Deployments – presented by PowerRox

MEMS & Smart Sensors – presented by MEMS & Sensors Industry Group

Printed/Flexible Electronics – presented by Roger Grace Associates

Smart Homes

On the Sensors Converge Expo Floor over 200 exhibitors will showcase the latest sensing technologies and identify new ways to improve products and expand their capabilities using sensors. Cutting-edge technology areas will also be highlighted in Zones and Theaters on the Expo Floor with an exclusive focus on IoT & Wireless, 5G, Power, MEMS & Emerging Tech, Autonomous, MedTech and Startups. 

Sensors Converge will be co-located with Embedded Technologies Conference & Expo, Autonomous Technologies Conference, and Metaverse Global Congress.

Sensors Converge offers several registration options, including the All-Access Pass, which provides access to the entire event, Conference passes to Sensors and co-located events, and the Expo Hall Pass, which offers access to the Expo Hall. Early bird rates end April 22. For more information, visit: https://www.sensorsexpo.com/register.

For exhibit or sponsorship opportunities, click here.

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

About Sensors Converge
Sensors Converge (www.sensorsconverge.com), formerly known as Sensors Expo & Conference, got its start 37 years ago bringing together the design engineering community to network, share ideas, and define the future roadmap for the sensors industry. Sensors Converge is part of the Fierce Technology Group, a division of Questex, which also produces the Embedded Technologies Expo & Conference, Autonomous Technologies Conference, Medical Technologies Design Conference, Best of Sensors Awards, Fierce Electronics, Fierce Sensors, Fierce AutoTech, and Fierce EmbeddedTech, as well as daily content and newsletters on Fierce Electronics at www.fierceelectronics.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
Sonal Patel
Sensors Converge
[email protected]

Questex Announces the StreamTV Show Conference Program, Connects the Streaming Television Community in June in Colorado

Emerging Leader Awards Call for Nominations Open, Deadline Extended to March 31st

NEW YORK, March 23, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex and Fierce Video today announces the conference program for the StreamTV Show, which connects the streaming television community through a combination of education and networking. The two-day event takes place June 6-8, 2022 in Denver, Co. Register here.

“We are excited to bring the video distribution and aggregation community back together,” said Kevin Gray, Vice President, TMT Group. “The StreamTV Show will allow industry professionals to learn about industry trends, see new innovative solutions and connect with colleagues and business partners.”

The conference program will offer more than 45 speakers sharing their experiences in the streaming television industry through keynotes, interviews, panels and case studies as well as an analyst roundtable. The StreamTV Show will focus on three key areas: advertising, product monetization and technology.

Featured speakers include:

Jeff Shultz, Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer, Paramount Streaming

Galen Smith, CEO, Redbox

Seth Van Sickel, SVP of Product and Operations, Sling TV

Bob Leighton, SVP, Programming, Liberty Global

Evan Adlman, SVP, Advanced Advertising and Digital Partnerships, AMC

Ashley Hovey, Director, AVOD, The Roku Channel, Roku

Amy Geary, VP Content Acquisition, Comcast

Mark Gathen, Vice President, Content Acquisition, Cox Communications

Shobana Radhakrishnan, Senior Director of Engineering, Google TV

Euan McLeod, Vice President, HBO Max

Matthew Durgin, Sr. Director Smart TV Business Team Leader, LG Electronics

Monica Williams, Senior Vice President, Digital Products & Operations, Content Distribution, NBCUniversal

William Roberts-Foster, Sr. Director, Product Strategy, Ad Innovation, Peacock TV

Susan Agliata, Director of Business Development, OTT Partnerships, Samsung

Stefanie Meyers, Senior Vice President of Distribution, STARZ

View the complete StreamTV Show agenda here.

Emerging Leader Awards
Fierce Video and the StreamTV Show call for nominations for the Emerging Leaders Awards program has been extended to March 31. Twenty-five finalists and six winners will be recognized through the program. To make a nomination, click here.

For StreamTV Show speaking or sponsorship opportunities, click here.

The StreamTV Show Diamond sponsor is TiVo, the Gold sponsors are GustoTV, Harmonic, Kocowa and Samsung Ads, the Silver sponsors are Adeia, Beachfront, Canoe, Comcast Technology Solutions, Metrological, NPAW, Premiere Digital, Scripps Networks and Symphony Media AI and the Industry Sponsors are Media + Tech Collective and Streaming Video Alliance.

Register to attend StreamTV Show here.

Stay connected with the StreamTV Show on LinkedIn and Twitter.

About The StreamTV Show 
The StreamTV Show, produced and managed by Questex, is widely known as the industry’s largest annual event for next gen video programming distribution. For more information, visit http://www.streamtvshow.com. The StreamTV Show is supported by the event’s official publication, FierceVideo, the streaming TV industry’s daily monitor. For more information, visit http://www.fiercevideo.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
Sonal Patel
StreamTV Show
[email protected]

Questex’s 2022 IBS and IECSC New York Celebrate Triumphant Return After Three-Year Hiatus

NEW YORK, March 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — After a three-year hiatus due to COVID-19, Questex’s International Beauty Show New York (IBS New York) and International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference New York (IECSC New York) made a triumphant return to the Javits Center with three jam-packed days of the best in beauty and spa. Twenty thousand professionals attended to experience the unparalleled education, face-to-face networking and unrivaled excitement that can only be found at these two iconic industry events.

Over 400 exhibitors showcased their newest products, the latest techniques, and invaluable in‐booth demonstrations by some of the top artists in the industry.

Exhibitors at IBS New York 2022 included Agadir, Amika, Andis, Blackpants, Brazilian Blowout, CHI by Farouk, Daisy Nail, DNA Hair Tools, Gelish and Morgan Taylor, Hattori Hanzo Shears, Johnny B Haircare, Kanar, LeChat Nails, Olaplex, Pibbs, Truss, Turbo Power and many more!

Exhibitors at IECSC New York 2022 included Celluma, Circadia, Eminence Organic Skin Care, Equipro, Esthemax, Estitique, FarmHouse Fresh, Germaine de Capuccini, HydraFacial, Italwax, Minkys, LightStim, PCA Skin, ProCell Therapies, Repechage, Sothys and many more!

“It was wonderful to be back in NYC and to witness first-hand the passion and creativity that is such an integral part of our industry,” said Liz Hitchcock, event director for IBS and IECSC. “The excitement and pure joy were palpable. Our community thrives on connection and the Shows were a great way to reengage after three long years apart.”

As always, attendees had the opportunity to shop for products for their salons and spas at professionals‐only pricing and to network with industry leaders.

IBS NY attendees had the chance to participate in over eighty classes and Hands-On Workshops covering trendsetting techniques and education in key categories including hair, nails, brows, men’s grooming, business, marketing, and more. 

The legendary IBS New York Main Stage featured exciting performances by some of the biggest names in the industry showcasing their incredible artistry and expertise.

IECSC NY attendees had access to product-focused education hosted by top exhibitors and industry leaders covering topics such as anti-aging, light therapy, cannabis treatments, cosmetic lasers, business management and more.

Upcoming Events
Additional networking and educational opportunities for beauty professionals are available at IBS Las Vegas, taking place June 25‐27, 2022 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. Visit IBSlasvegas.com for more information.

Additional networking and educational opportunities for spa and wellness professionals will take place throughout 2022:

Chicago, April 10-11, 2022, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Visit iecscchicago.com for more information

Las Vegas, June 25-27, 2022, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. Visit iecsclasvegas.com for more information

Florida, October 9-10, 2022, at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in Palm Beach, Florida. Visit iecscflorida.com for more information

About IBS New York
Produced by Questex and presented by American Salon, IBS New York is the longest running professional beauty event in the country. IBS New York is for professionals only and reaches a wide cross‐section of participants including salon owners and managers, hair stylists, hair colorists, makeup artists, nail technicians, beauty and hair product manufacturers and distributors. Connecting serious beauty professionals with the best in the industry, the Show brings hundreds of top beauty brands together under one roof for free educational classes by industry legends, workshops, exclusive show-floor discounts and barbershop competitions. For more information, visit ibsnewyork.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 presented by American 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 iecsc.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. 

Contact: Amanda Brokaw
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 917.238.0204

Questex Shortlisted for 22 Prestigious Content Awards

Nine Finalists in the Jesse H. Neal Awards; Eight Regional Finalists and Five National Finalists in the American Society of Business Publication Editors AZBEE Awards

NEW YORK, March 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex, a leading information services company, today announces that it has been selected as a finalist in 22 categories from both the Jesse H. Neal Awards, the most prestigious editorial honors in the field of specialized journalism, and the American Society of Business Publication Editors AZBEE Awards, the most competitive awards programs for trade media.

“With a deep understanding of each of the industries we serve and our ability to analyze emerging trends and news for our audiences, our content delivers our audiences with the information they need to move their businesses forward,” said Paul Miller, CEO, Questex. “I’m delighted that both the Jesse H. Neal and the AZBEE awards programs have recognized our reporting. Our journalists are core to building our communities. They create the magnet for attracting audiences to our websites and, therefore, they are at the heart of the business we are in.”

“We’re so proud that our hard-working journalists have been recognized by the Neal and AZBEE awards programs. Our editorial teams hustle every day to bring news and analysis that matters to our readers, and it’s great to see their work honored. Good luck to all the finalists,” said Tracy Staton, Editor in Chief, Healthcare and Life Sciences.

Jesse H. Neal Awards finalists:

Best News Coverage: Illumina’s Quest for Grail, Fierce MedTech
Best Industry Coverage: Fierce Pharma Manufacturing Coverage 
Best Website: Fierce Pharma
Best COVID-19 Coverage: Pharma’s COVID Challenge, Fierce Pharma
Best Website: Fierce Healthcare
Best COVID-19 Coverage: One Year of COVID, Fierce Healthcare 
Best COVID-19 Coverage, COVID Fallout: Shortages and Mandates, Fierce Healthcare
Best Media Brand – Overall Editorial Excellence: Fierce Biotech
Best DEI Coverage: LGBTQ+ Inclusion: A Fierce Biotech Special Report 

ASBPE AZBEE Awards finalists:

Best Social Media Campaign: Social media coverage from Bar & Restaurant Expo and Instagram Live series “Side Bar” (Regional and National)
Original Research: Club Industry’s Top 100 Health Clubs of 2021 (Regional and National)
Web Feature Series: Forced into a Virtual World, Fierce Biotech (Regional and National)
Web Feature Series: LGBTQ+ in Biotech, Fierce Biotech (Regional and National)
Online State of the Industry: Fierce Biotech Special Reports, Fierce Biotech (Regional)
Online Breaking News Coverage: Biogen’s Aduhelm Approval, Fierce Pharma (Regional)
Online Single Topic Coverage by a Team: Biogen’s Aduhelm Launch, Fierce Pharma (Regional and National)
Online State of the Industry: Fierce Pharma Special Reports (Regional)

Award winners will be announced in the spring.

To learn more about Questex, visit questex.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
Kate Spellman
Chief Marketing Officer
Questex
[email protected] 
212 895 8488‬

The Nation’s Longest-Running Beauty Show is Back in NYC

Questex’s International Beauty Show (IBS) New York Opens at the Javits Center for First Time in Three Years

NEW YORK, March 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s International Beauty Show New York (IBS New York) returns to the Javits Center March 13‐15, 2022. The nation’s longest-running professionals-only beauty show is expected to draw thousands of industry members who are looking to reengage with the community and rejuvenate their businesses.

IBS New York 2022 will feature hundreds of high-profile exhibitors and vendors, including: Agadir, Amika, Andis, Blackpants, Brazilian Blowout, CHI by Farouk, Daisy Nail, DNA Hair Tools, Gelish and Morgan Taylor, Hattori Hanzo Shears, Johnny B Haircare, Kanar, LeChat Nails, Olaplex, Pibbs, Truss, Turbo Power and many more! For the full list, click here.        

Professionals will have the opportunity to walk through tons of exhibits and learn unique techniques through invaluable in‐booth demonstrations by some of the top artists in the industry. The Main Stage features exciting performances by some of the biggest names in the industry showcasing their incredible artistry and expertise.

The legendary IBS New York Main Stage will feature elite artists sharing demonstrations and tips to boost professionals’ careers and bottom line. Industry heavy-hitters, Nubia Rëzo from Rëzo, Mickey Colon and Asil from Truss, Sean Casey from Andis and Keya Neal from Kolour Kulture will appear on the stage, demonstrating the latest trends. Sue Phillips from Scenterprises and Lauren Weinberg from Square will also host special presentations giving attendees insight into building their business, despite the challenges of the past two years.

As always, attendees will have the opportunity to shop for products for their salons at professionals‐only pricing and to network with industry leaders.

“We are thrilled to bring IBS NY back to the Javits Center. Our industry is such a tight-knit community,” said Liz Hitchcock, event director for IBS and IECSC. “We’ve missed being together and experiencing the connection that can only take place at an in-person event.”

Attendees can participate in over eighty classes covering trendsetting techniques and education in key categories including hair, nails, brows, men’s grooming, business, marketing, and more. Sessions feature profit‐boosting tips and from experts including Amy Carter, Steve Gomez and Shauna Wright. Nail guru Jamie Schrabeck teaches nail techs how to get ahead and stay ahead with her best practices and Malynda Vigliotti shares how to build a booming brow business. For the current schedule, click here.

Hands-On Workshops are also available for an additional fee and cover a wide range of subjects from Microblading Nano & Reverse Strokes for Perfect Brows taught by Quyen Nguyen of Evalash to American Fades – A Variety of Fading Techniques taught by Wanza Poole & Craig McLaurin from Iconic Barber to The Ultimate Marketing & Branding Workshop lead by Angelique Velez, founder of Breakups to Makeup. Plus, celebrity colorist and Balay Lama™, Candy Shaw, will share her top secrets in Painting Balayage 2.0 and reveal how the power of the paintbrush can change your career forever. See the full list of offerings here.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccinations is no longer required for in-person attendees at the Javits Center; masks are at the individual’s discretion.

All IBS NY attendees are welcome to visit IECSC NY, the industry’s largest spa show, which is a co-located event. IECSC NY features an additional 200+ exhibitors and over 60 sessions in wellness and skincare.

In addition, IBS NY is honored to share the announcement of a scholarship available to members of the local NY community. The Christine Cordey Salon Scholarship will provide a one-time $5,000 scholarship for an Orange, Rockland or Westchester, NY student entering or currently enrolled in a cosmetology program. Candidates must exhibit a strong, dedicated work ethic, a passionate, positive attitude, and pledge to one day “pay it forward.” The scholarship is held and given out by the Rockland Community Foundation. This year’s completed applications are due by May 1, 2022, and the scholarship will be awarded June 2022.

2022 IBS NY SHOW FACTS

WHEN:
 
Sunday, March 13 & Monday, March 14: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday, March 15: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

WHERE:
 
Javits Center, 429 11th Ave, New York, NY

TICKETS:
 
Beauty professionals can register to attend at ibsnewyork.com 

INFO:
 
For more information, visit ibsnewyork.com or visit @ibs_shows on Instagram and @IBSShows on Facebook #IBSNY

Upcoming Events 
Additional networking and educational opportunities for beauty professionals are available at IBS Las Vegas, taking place June 25‐27, 2022 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. Visit IBSlasvegas.com for more information.

About IBS New York
Produced by Questex and presented by American Salon, IBS New York is the longest running professional beauty event in the country. IBS New York is for professionals only and reaches a wide cross‐section of participants including salon owners and managers, hair stylists, hair colorists, makeup artists, nail technicians, beauty and hair product manufacturers and distributors. Connecting serious beauty professionals with the best in the industry, the Show brings hundreds of top beauty brands together under one roof for free educational classes by industry legends, workshops, exclusive show-floor discounts and barbershop competitions. For more information, visit ibsnewyork.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. 

Contact: Amanda Brokaw
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 917.238.0204

 

Questex’s International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference (IECSC) New York Returns to the Javits Center, March 13-15

Provides Unparalleled Education and Networking for the Fast-Growing $119B Spa & Wellness Industry

NEW YORK, March 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s The International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference (IECSC) New York returns to the Javits Center March 13‐15, 2022. The largest professionals-only spa and wellness show on the East Coast brings thousands of professionals together to source the latest products, learn about new technologies and develop relationships with companies that move the industry. According to Global Wellness Institute, the spa industry is expected to surpass pre-pandemic revenues in 2022–reaching $122 Billion. Now, more than ever, IECSC is a top resource for supporting the growth and education needed to fuel and reinvigorate the marketplace.

IECSC New York 2022 features exhibitors such as Celluma, Circadia, Eminence Organic Skin Care, Equipro, Esthemax, Estitique, FarmHouse Fresh, Germaine de Capuccini, HydraFacial, Italwax, Minkys, Lightstim, PCA Skin, ProCell Therapies, Repechage, Sothys and more! For the full list to date, click here.

Professionals will have the opportunity to explore, discover and buy products as they meet face-to-face with spa, wellness and salon suppliers and find new solutions that can change the scope of their business and career.

Attendees have access to product-focused education hosted by top exhibitors and industry leaders covering topics such as anti-aging, light therapy, cannabis treatments, cosmetic lasers, business management and more!  Sessions include Trimming the Fat in Your Beauty Business hosted by Crystal Ochemba Powell from Crystal Ngozi Beauty, LLC; Cryotherapy expert Sam Niedbala, PhD shares the vital role cryotherapy can play when combined with a wide range of ablative treatments, and CBD Skincare is the focus of Jordan Helene Person’s, LPN, LMT, workshop which will answer the most commonly asked questions that your clients have about CBD and hemp skin care, explain why CBD/hemp as an ingredient is so beneficial and witness the difference plant medicine makes at the end of class with an infused Gua Sha treatment demo.

For the current schedule of all the offerings, click here.

2022 IECSC NY SHOW FACTS

 
 

WHEN:

Sunday, March 13 & Monday, March 14: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday, March 15: 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

WHERE:
JavitsCenter, 429 11thAve, New York, NY

TICKETS:
Spa & Wellness professionals can register to attend atiecscnewyork.com

INFO:

For more information, visit us at iecscnewyork.comInstagram or Facebook #NYSpaShow

Proof of COVID-19 vaccinations is no longer required for in-person attendees at the Javits Center; masks are at the individual’s discretion.

IECSC NY attendees are welcome to visit IBS NY, the co-located event, for an additional fee. IBS NY is the nation’s longest-running professionals-only beauty show.

Upcoming Events
Additional networking and educational opportunities for spa and wellness professionals will take place throughout 2022:

Chicago, April 10-11, 2022 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Visit iecscchicago.com for more information

Las Vegas, June 25-27, 2022 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. Visit iecsclasvegas.com for more information

Florida, October 9-10, 2022 at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in Palm Beach, Florida. Visit iecscflorida.com for more information

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 presented by American 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 iecsc.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.

Contact: Amanda Brokaw
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 917.238.0204