Hervey Bay New Horizons 2010

Educational Seminar & Expo Event

The Aesthetics Practitioners Advisory Network (APAN) first regional expo and seminar event held at Hervey Bay in Queensland on the 21st November 2010 was a great success.

“The event was the result of one of our members – Shirley Stubbs from Spa Botanica at Peppers approaching us to conduct an expo/seminar program in the region. Shirley touted Hervey Bay’s idyllic location, and in particular, Pepper’s Resort, which is one of the most exquisite landmarks of the region,” said APAN CEO, Tina Viney.

“We are hear to provide quality education as well as valuable networking opportunities that will support business and professional development for all our members and this includes our members in regional Australia.”

The event included 18 exhibiting companies with 60 delegates in attendance, most of which were salon and business owners.

The calibre of both exhibiting companies as well as delegates was very high and there was a real buzz and excitement throughout the whole day with most delegates remained for the full day attending the seminar program and visiting the various stands. Over 100 lucky door prizes were up for grabs, which ensured that everyone in attendance was able to secure a gift.

Due to the efficient staff at Brand New Solutions (PR and marketing experts) in Sydney Channel 7 was alerted of the event. TV crewmembers were there in full force for nearly two hours recording the various activities.

The feedback from all was extremely positive encouraging APAN to plan several of these events in various States for 2011. “We appeal to the industry to alert us to any region they believe we should consider,” Tina remarked. “These event are about meeting an industry need and the best people to make recommendations are therapists and salon and spa businesses who believe their location would welcome such an event, so please contact us, we would love to hear from you. We also welcome supply companies who wish to participate.”

“It was a fantastic event – my staff and I gained an incredible amount of knowledge from the seminars. I loved the smaller, intimate size as well. I enjoyed spending more time with each of the exhibitors and learning more about their products and services rather than running around to see everything as we do a bigger event. It was great having such a quality event at our region too. We gained great value and will definitely attend future events.” Allayne Mimi, Dare Beauty Bundaberg.

“Best event I have every attended! Got heaps out of it. Loved the unique style and intimacy. I got to speak to all the exhibitors and gained valuable information, which I don’t have the opportunity to do at the big expo in Sydney. We drove from NSW to attend and it was worth every minute. I left uplifted and inspired with a great deal of valuable knowledge. I am thrilled we decided to go and will attend again.” Sonia D’Errey La Belle Lumiere and Lavender Blue Day Spa, Murwillumbah NSW.

For further information or if you would like be informed of forthcoming APAN regional events email: info@apanetwork.com or phone: 07 5593 0360.

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