Save the Date: ISBN 2019 Conference to Spark Change for the Industry

Save the date now for the 2019 International Business SalonSpa Network annual conference on May 5-7 at the Hyatt Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, FL.

In what has become an annual pilgrimage to share best practices, the conference will bring together the greatest business operators in the professional beauty industry. The conference guarantees to ignite ideas on how to articulate change in their organizations to adapt to both macro and micro-influences in their businesses.

"We are on the precipice of multiple changes,’ said Scott Missad, CEO of Gene Juarez Salons and Spas and recently elected ISBN President. "As industry leaders, we need to make decisions on a daily basis, but longer-term, strategic decisions which affect the entire organization demand a certain type of leadership to mitigate some of the effects of the changes needed to thrive in the future economy. During our 2019 meeting we will do more than just talk about what is changing; we’ll decide how to be the change."

Over recent years, membership of the multi-location association has doubled as chains and franchise organizations unite to lead positive changes in the professional beauty industry, protecting the safe haven of opportunity for stylists, therapists and barbers who discover and blossom in the network. The fast-growing membership has added new dimensions to the association, strengthening its position as the beating heart of the industry, providing an essential forum for owners to share ideas and challenges unique to a business with multiple locations: a place to go where they haven’t outgrown the program.

Every year the delegate list reads like a who’s who of the industry’s greatest business minds, creating a unique opportunity for ambitious salon and spa owners to network with others in a similar position within the sector.

This year the focus of the conference is Catalysts of Change, examining leadership strategies to help evolve the industry’s largest organizations to compete in a changing economic landscape. Previous conferences have focused on the external pressures on businesses including new, young entrants to the workforce, the e-commerce and Amazon Prime mentality and the balancing act between technology and the human element in our industry. These programs have built up to this year’s strong leadership focus, which will shine a light on ways to overcome the challenges of change leadership.

The ISBN 2019 conference at Hyatt Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, FL on May 5-7, 2019, is open to ISBN members and non-members. The hotel is famed as a convenient, award-winning retreat, where you can watch dolphins at the beach on a secluded island, play golf on its stunning green or connect with colleagues in contemporary meeting spaces.

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