Another spectacular ISPA Conference & Expo has come to a close. The world’s most prestigious spa event, ISPA Conference & Expo unites over 2000 like-minded individuals from the spa industry and invites this group of healers, thought leaders and philanthropists to connect and collaborate over an incredible three-day conference. For Éminence, ISPA Conference & Expo 2016 was one for the record books. Company President Boldijarre Koronczay and General Manager Attila Koronczay humbly accepted the Innovate Award for Philanthropic Initiatives, winning a major ISPA award for the second year in a row. We also donated 191 organic meals to sick children and educated a record number of attendees at Boldijarre’s Professional Development Session, making this year’s conference truly unforgettable.
ISPA MEMBERS AND ÉMINENCE KIDS FOUNDATION PROVIDED OVER 190 ORGANIC MEALS TO SICK CHILDREN
At ISPA Conference & Expo 2015, Boldijarre became the youngest ever recipient of one of the industry’s most prestigious recognitions: the ISPA Visionary Award. During his acceptance speech, Boldijarre shared the story of his battle with childhood leukemia and how natural, organic and Biodynamic® foods aided in his recovery. That story was the inspiration for the Éminence Kids Foundation, a charitable initiative that provides organic meals to sick children to support their recovery, well-being and long-lasting health.
The response to Boldijarre’s acceptance speech was overwhelming – we received countless responses from spa industry members inquiring how to support the Foundation. This year, we gave ISPA Conference & Expo attendees the opportunity to take a photo with our Éminence Kids bear – and for every photo posted to social media with the hashtag #eminencekids, we promised to donate an organic meal to a sick child in need. With the outstanding help of the spa community, Éminence was able to provide over 190 meals in only 40 days!
ÉMINENCE RECEIVES THE INNOVATE AWARD FOR PHILANTHROPY
The generous spirit of the spa industry continued: ISPA Members voted Éminence Organic Skin Care as recipient of the Innovate Award for Philanthropic Initiatives for being the first skin care company in the world to plant five million trees. We were able to achieve this goal with the exceptional support of our spa partners. Through our Forests for the Future initiative, Éminence plants a tree for every retail product sold – to date, we have planted over six million trees in developing countries worldwide. Boldijarre, Attila and the entire Éminence Team accepted the award as over 2,000 ISPA members cheerfully applauded.
In gratitude, we will plant a tree for every ISPA attendee – a total of 2,174 additional trees planted!
RECORD NUMBER OF SPA INDUSTRY LEADERS AT BOLDIJARRE’S PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSION
For the second year in a row, Boldijarre was invited to lead an ISPA Professional Development Session, attracting over 220 attendees. This year’s topic was “Three Ways to Use Happiness to Grow Your Business” as well as a spa theme full of wit and surprise – including a world-renowned bubble artist (who put Boldijarre inside of a bubble), dozens of inflatable pool toys, comical prizes and Boldijarre shower poufs! In an educational, insightful and (always) entertaining session, Boldijarre encouraged ISPA members to leave a positive and lasting impact on their customers through charitable actions, strategic vision and, above all, humor.
Boldijarre’s session did not disappoint – here’s what ISPA Conference & Expo attendees had to say:
“The biggest inspirations for me and my team is to change things up and make it fun!” – Christine King, Your Best Fit
“Love the interaction during the session! I can feel his energy! I am inspired to let my own personality show with my business.” – Iris Shelton, Shelton Management Solutions
“Most fun and amazing session!” – Jacob Rolle, Jasmeine Rels Nails & Esthetics
ÉMINENCE GIFTS “MUST HAVE” PRODUCTS & SURPRISES
Attendees raved at Tuesday morning’s General Session as over 2,000 ISPA members opened their gift bags to receive the Must Have Minis Collection and their very own, branded Éminence Selfie Stick.
That night, as every ISPA attendee returned to their hotel room, they were welcomed by their very own Rosehip Triple C+E Oil, Boldijarre Rubber Duck and an invitation to attend Boldijarre’s Professional Development Session.
We’d like to say thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth at this year’s ISPA Conference & Expo as well to everyone who was following all the action via social media. We look forward to seeing you again next year!
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