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 
kspellman@questex.com 
212 895 8488‬

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
T: 617 219 8358 
E: asecondini@questex.com

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 jschroeder@questex.com or Veronica Gonnello (International Companies) at vgonnello@questex.com.

For Nightclub & Bar Show sponsorship opportunities, contact Jamie Schroeder (Companies G, H, J-S, U, W-Z) at jschroeder@questex.com, Veronica Gonnello (Companies A-F,I,T,V) at vgonnello@questex.com; or Fadi Alsayegh (Foodservice Companies) at falsayegh@questex.com.

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
919-325-3358 – Office
310-699-4805 – Cell
akiel@akprgroup.com

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
christopher.fiscus@asu.edu

Kate Spellman
Chief Marketing Officer
Questex
kspellman@questex.com
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.

Stay connected to IECSC on Facebook and Instagram (#LVSpaShow) and IBS on Facebook and Instagram (#IBSLV).

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 Contacts 
Amanda Butcher 
IECSC 
T: 212.895.8276  
E: abutcher@questex.com 

Natasha Bhalla 
International Beauty Show 
T: 212. 895. 8259 
E: nbhalla@questex.com

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 aaldridge@questex.com. 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.

Media Contact  
Alexandra Aldridge 
Marketing Director, Travel & Hospitality 
aaldridge@questex.com 
212-895-8284 

 

Tea Leaders Brew up Excitement for Questex’s World Tea Conference + Expo, June 28-30, 2021

“We’re looking forward to connecting with the industry, exploring new trends, tasting new products, learning new concepts and networking with stakeholders,” Says Participant

NEW YORK, June 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Leaders from the global tea industry are gearing up for Questex’s World Tea Conference + Expo, the leading specialty tea event, scheduled for June 28-30 in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center. In addition to gathering professionals from all areas of the tea industry – from farm to cup – the event will also attract businesses and buyers from various industries, including grocery and retail, coffee and tea houses, restaurants/bars and foodservice, hotels, beverage manufacturers, distributors and more. Attendees will gain insights about tea and new ways their company can profit from it, in addition to discovering the latest trends and products. Registration and details are available at WorldTeaExpo.com (early-bird registration is open through June 14, 2021).

Michael Harney, vice president and master tea buyer and blender at Harney & Sons Fine Teas, an exhibitor of the upcoming event, said, “After the last year we all had, we’re looking forward to planting our flag out in Las Vegas with the global tea industry at the World Tea Conference + Expo – live and in person this June. We’re hoping what happens out there, does not just stay there. We’re looking forward to the new business connections and great networking that the show always provides. Bring it on!”

Joseph Ndirangu, CEO of Starteam International Limited, an agribusiness export company based in Limuru and with offices in Nairobi, Kenya in East Africa, said, “As a relatively young company, this will be our first time participating in the World Tea Conference + Expo under the ‘New Business Launch Pad’ category. We’re looking forward to connecting with the industry, exploring new trends, tasting new products, learning new concepts, and networking with stakeholders across the tea industry. Also, as we work towards opening new markets and channels for our products and pure, tasty Kenyan tea, we also look forward to experiencing everything that the World Tea Conference + Expo has to offer.”

Pavithri Peiris, director of promotion with the Sri Lanka Tea Board, a government statutory board that functions as an apex body for the tea industry in Sri Lanka, noted, “The United States is the third largest importer of tea in the world and one of the top Ceylon tea importing nations. For the last couple of years, demand for Ceylon tea – and for specialty teas produced in Sri Lanka – have increased, showing a potential for Ceylon tea to penetrate in the U.S. market. World Tea Conference + Expo 2021 will be a unique forum that brings together experts, business leaders and fledging entrepreneurs throughout the tea industry under one roof. Since The Sri Lanka Tea Board is a regular participant at World Tea events, it is expected that World Tea Conference + Expo 2021 will be a good platform for Sri Lanka to promote its innovative Ceylon tea products – artisanal teas, value-added teas – during the exhibition. We look forward to the event being a very successful, jam-packed program with tea business and buyers from the United States.”

Haïtea Founder Sanaa Pierre and Co-Founder Sandra Florvella, said, “As first-time participants of the World Tea Conference + Expo, we are excited to join and connect with the exceptional community of tea lovers from around the world. At Haïtea, we’re looking forward to learning more about tea products from other regions, in addition to sharing a taste of the Caribbean through the teas from our land of Haiti. We eagerly await this year’s World Tea Conference + Expo, and we’re certain that this is our first of many participations at this amazing event.”  

Maurenique Greyling Johnson, landscape strategist with The Langkloof Honeybush Company, shared, “We are particularly excited to have an opportunity to create awareness of an endemic species – so rich in flavor and health benefits – on an international platform such as the World Tea Conference + Expo. We are grateful to Questex for providing the opportunity to showcase our product as the winner of the recent 2021 Teas Tycoons Green/Sustainability Award, and we look forward to re-connecting, face-to-face with the industry, after what feels like an age of being isolated from our customers.”

Sara Delaney, founder and CEO, 3 Mountains / Sarilla Sparkling and Tima Tea – who is presenting two educational sessions and exhibiting – said, “I am honored to be presenting at the upcoming World Tea Conference + Expo. I first attended as an observer only five years ago, and since then I have been on quite a ride that I am excited to share when I present in two educational sessions. I have been working with tea farmers in Rwanda for over a decade, and it is my great pleasure to help other business owners develop strategies for building a competitive advantage. Coming out of an incredibly challenging year, I really look forward to finally coming together again. Tea is a catalyst for change and can support community-building and resilient lives. Please join my sessions at the World Tea Conference + Expo and visit our Sarilla Sparkling Tea booth.”

Highlights of other leading organizations participating in the event include: Finlays, Starbucks, Zojirushi America Corporation, Firsd Tea, Drink Rooibos, Asheville Tea Company, Admari, The Tea Smith, Nepal Tea, Wild Orchard Green Tea, Just Add Honey Tea Company, Urban Teahouse, Sips By, AlaEat, Almendra Americas LLC, Coreshtech Co., FORLIFE, Fuji Merchandise Corporation, Gourmet Kitchenworks (Bredemeijer USA), NASA Corporation and Steeped Games, among many others.

The World Tea Conference + Expo will feature three days of education, two days to explore the lively Expo Hall, a Tea Bar, tea-infused culinary demonstrations to showcase the versatility of tea, workshops, and an evening reception and networking opportunities.

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 event. 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.

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 jschroeder@questex.com or Veronica Gonnello (International Companies) at vgonnello@questex.com.

For Nightclub & Bar Show sponsorship opportunities, contact Jamie Schroeder (Companies G, H, J-S, U, W-Z) at jschroeder@questex.com, Veronica Gonnello (Companies A-F,I,T,V) at vgonnello@questex.com; or Fadi Alsayegh (Foodservice Companies) at falsayegh@questex.com.

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.

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
919-325-3358 – Office
310-699-4805 – Cell
akiel@akprgroup.com

Questex’s Fierce Pharma Celebrates the Frontline Innovators and Influential Leaders in Pharma Marketing and Advertising, Announces the 2021 Fierce Pharma Marketing Awards Program

Call for Submissions Opened through July 9

NEW YORK, June 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Join Questex’s Fierce Pharma on September 29, 2021 as the life science industry honors the most compelling, influential and innovative pharma companies and their agencies at the Fierce Pharma Marketing Awards. The awards program celebrates the innovators and leaders that are making a difference and meeting the global health challenges of today and tomorrow. The live awards program takes place during the Digital Pharma East Conference at the Philadelphia Convention Center September 28-30, 2021 and will include a gala dinner and awards ceremony on the evening of September 29. Last year’s honorees included Bayer, Sanofi Genzyme, Eli Lilly and Company, Merck and Samsung Biologics.

Paul Miller, CEO, Questex said, “We are excited to host the live awards program and bring together the life sciences marketing community at Digital Pharma East. The Fierce Pharma Marketing Awards gala dinner will gather the industry’s elite to celebrate the pharma companies and their agencies that have produced thought-provoking, innovative and compelling campaigns across a wide range of media.”

The call for submissions is now open through July 9, 2021. The 2021 list of categories has been expanded to include the industry’s ever-changing trends. Categories this year include: Online Video or Film, Medical Conference or Event Marketing, Public Relations Campaign, New Brand Launch and Multicultural Campaign. And to reflect the innovative efforts that brought information, help and hope during the pandemic, a new category for this year is the COVID-19 pandemic-related campaign. See the full list of categories. The awards are based on creativity, strategy, audience impact, social good, innovation and effectiveness. The submissions will be reviewed and voted on by a hand selected panel of judges who are some of the most innovative thinkers in pharma marketing and advertising today. The judges will determine which companies beat regulation challenges and produced outstanding work. Finalists will be announced in mid-August, 2021. 

“The COVID-19 pandemic and its restrictions forced pharma marketers to dig deep to get the job done,” added Tracy Staton, Editor-in-Chief of Life Sciences and Healthcare. “We’re excited to gather and honor the people who managed to produce innovative campaigns and reach their audiences despite all the hurdles they faced.”

The Fierce Pharma Marketing Awards program highlights industry leaders that are making a difference. To make a nomination for the awards program, click here

Confirmed sponsors to date include DeepIntent and Doximity.

For sponsorship opportunities contact: 

Andy WalkerDor PeledShauna Greg awalker@questex.comdpeled@questex.comsgreig@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 
Jennifer Woods
Vice President, Fierce Life Sciences Events
jwoods@questex.com

Virtual Event REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit, Hosted by ASU, June 9-10, Adds Spanish Translation and Closed Caption to Make the Event More Accessible to All Attendees

The Largest Gathering of Faculty in the World Focused on Blended Learning, Builds Better Higher Education on the Foundation of Great Teaching

TEMPE, Ariz., May 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As the future of education evolves to support a world of hybrid teaching models, re-evaluating synchronous and asynchronous learning modes, creating innovative ways to engage students, addressing challenges around inequalities, building new policies and more, Arizona State University (ASU) will present REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit, a free two-day virtual event to build better higher education on the foundation of great teaching June 9-10.

The virtual event will cover:

How to optimize online learning: leading with student success, access to learning via online courses, programs to retain and support studentsEquality first approaches: student engagement, all access and OER, racial justice, innovation in digital learning, inclusive teaching, gateway coursesDeveloping and supporting robust systems: adopting new technologies, leveraging digital tools, online and hybrid course design, async and synchronous learning modelsAdapting to policies that address faculty and student facing challenges: safety measures, risk assessments, communications, mental health, administrative/staff considerations, etc.Lessons from COVID: taking cues from institutions and faculty that have taken action with effectiveness, sharing what’s worked, examples and strategiesEconomic impact: reduced enrollments, reductions in staff, students and families struggling with reduced incomes, job losses, sizable gaps by race, class an institution typeHow to partner with technology companies to drive innovation and learning outcomesTechniques and strategies to support this year’s new-arrival college students through student-centric strategies, responding to student needs, fostering relationships and laying a strong foundation for the future.

Hundreds of downloadable free curated resources are accessible to attendees. In addition, attendees can earn a Professional Development Credential from ASU by attending six sessions.

The Summit offers 84 sessions across nine tracks:

Ask the Experts – ELEConnecting with StudentsEquity FirstHybrid Course DesignLeadershipLeading Student SuccessLesson from COVIDLeveraging Digital ToolsOnline Course Design

Leadership sessions will feature industry trailblazers:

Arizona State University – President Michael M. CrowGeorgetown University – President John J. DeGioiaGeorgetown University – Research Director, Anthony Carnevale Georgia State – Exec. Director, National Institute for Success, Timothy RenickMetropolitan Community College – Chancellor Dr. Kimberly Beatty Middlebury College – Provost, Susan BaldridgeOhio State University – President Kristina Johnson Southern New Hampshire University – President Paul LeBlancSt. Augustine’s University (HCBU – NC) – President, Dr. Christine McPhail UMBC – President, Dr. Freeman A. HrabowskiUT Arlington – Immediate Past President, Vistasp Karbhari

The virtual event will offer Spanish translation and closed caption to make the event more accessible to all attendees. All chats throughout the event will be translated for any users who select Spanish for their language in their profile including sessions, networking lounges and virtual booths.

Register to attend here.

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
christopher.fiscus@asu.edu

Media Contact
Kate Spellman
Chief Marketing Officer
Questex
kspellman@questex.com
212-895-8488‬

Questex Launches the New XLIVE, Grows Experiential Footprint in Live Events and Entertainment

Approach Focuses on the Transformation of Live Events and Entertainment in conjunction with Digital Experiences, Builds Out Year-Round Engagement

NEW YORK, May 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex, a leading information services company, today announces the relaunch and expansion of XLIVE, a brand at the nexus of the event experience. From B2B events to fan engagement, XLIVE will provide event planners, technology vendors, agencies and venues with the news, insight and analysis they need to successfully navigate events in the post pandemic era.

XLIVE will provide year-round engagement via newsletters, website, events and virtual solutions. Its new content hub, XLIVE Global (xliveglobal.com) will cover two areas of the live experience: XLIVE B2B Experience for corporate/event planners, venues, and facilities; and XLIVE Fan Experience for event management, production professionals, producers, marketing agencies and more.

Paul Miller, CEO, Questex said, “As we return to in-person gatherings this is the perfect time to rethink how professionals can deliver better experiences. The burgeoning virtual events market is attracting huge investment and is here to stay. New technology driven innovation has catapulted virtual concerts and conferences, gamification, AR/VR experiences and hybrid options. So, what is the future of event experiences? How will technology influence the future experiences? And how can industry professionals best navigate the shifting landscape? We aim to answer these questions with the new XLIVE.”

Questex brands live in the experience economy, bringing people together in the markets that help them live better and live longer and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences in fast-growing markets. XLIVE, and brands such as LDI, connect to the live audience experience and build on Questex’s audiences and platforms in Hotel, Travel and Technology as well as the recent acquisition of the Digital Signage Expo assets.

The XLIVE portfolio will follow the established and successful Fierce content and event model. This proprietary framework allows Questex to replicate and scale quickly into existing and new verticals. Questex has a robust audience database in the event experience market as well as deep expertise in its other markets.

Victoria Copans is joining Questex to lead the XLIVE content coverage of the transformation of the events industry. Copans will work closely with the Questex content teams for Live Design, Meeting Spotlight and others Questex markets covering live event experiences. Copans has been involved in the events industry for a number of years, including hands-on experience working at an event agency and as the lead contributor for EventMB’s technology beat.

In addition to Questex content contributors, XLIVE will be drawing from the expertise of industry leading voices such as Danica Tormohlen who will be spearheading a video interview series discussing the transformation of the event industry.

XLIVE will continue to be held in-person in conjunction with the Live Design International (LDI) Conference and Tradeshow, with an exhibit floor from November 19-21, 2021 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. In addition, XLIVE will have a presence at the Fierce Pharma Meeting Professionals Summit, November 3-4 at Harrah’s Atlantic City in New Jersey.

XLIVE will also be organizing several virtual events, including the XLIVE Pro Summit in August for the B2B experience market and the XLIVE Corporate Events Summit in October.

Registration will open for XLIVE in-person and virtual events this summer. Visit the XLIVE website for all-new content at xliveglobal.com. To sign up for the XLIVE B2B Experience and XLIVE Fan Experience newsletters, click here.

For XLIVE sponsorship opportunities, contact Kevin Gray at kgray@questex.com.

Stay connected to XLIVE on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter.

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
Kate Spellman
Chief Marketing Officer
Questex
kspellman@questex.com
212 895 8488‬