SUNDAY, May 21
Go To Main Stage – Monday
10:00 a.m.
Opening Ceremony
by Jaclyn Peresetsky
Connection is our purpose. Join us as we connect and turn our aspirations into success!
Jaclyn Peresetsky is not only the owner of Skin Perfect Spas in Ohio and Florida, but she is also a noted color expert, makeup artist, master esthetician, author and speaker. Her multiple books, cosmetic and skin care lines, and training courses allow other beauty pros to learn and add more services combining art and science to become leading beauty experts.
10:10 a.m.
Be The Spa!: Creating the Experience Before the Treatment (MOTIVATIONAL)
by EuGene Gant
What is the difference between your spa and the other thousands available to clients? YOU! Our clients come to us because of what we do, but more importantly, how they feel while they’re in our space. Learn how to cultivate the experience of wellness within yourself and transfer that feeling to your business and clients.

Join EuGene as he walks you through yogic movements and techniques designed to boost your magnetism and create a “Spa Feeling” that clients feel over the phone AND as they walk in your doors.
EuGene Gant has been a student of divine spiritual wisdom for more than 15 years. As a certified meditation teacher, Naam Yoga therapist, and Harmonyum Healing practitioner, Gant seamlessly combines the stillness of the mind, advanced breath techniques, movement, and plenty of laughs for the spirit and heart.
10:40 a.m.
Clients Request Facial Vacuum Therapies! (FACE DEMO)
by Anita Shannon
Achieve amazing results with contemporary cupping therapies for the face! Face lifting, drainage, sinus relief, pre- and post-surgical care, and even applications for scars, rosacea and acne make this a popular treatment that can benefit anyone at any age. Facial cupping is a great add-on to existing services and can be created as its own full therapy service as well.

Extend your skin care practice and leave clients looking and feeling RADIANT with this powerful theory!
Anita Shannon has been licensed in massage therapy and cosmetology since 1983 and an educator since 1990. She appears at national health and wellness conventions and presents workshops on ACE Massage Cupping™ and MediCupping™ at international locations since developing these brands of bodywork in 2002. She was inducted into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame in 2011 and has created an online continuing education resource dedicated to vacuum manual therapies.
11:20 a.m.
Hyaluronic Acid:
The Latest About Key Molecules in Skin Aging (LECTURE)
by Michael Q. Pugliese
Hyaluronic acid has become one of the most popular ingredients used in cosmetics today. However, not all hyaluronic acid is the same. This presentation covers multiple functions and forms of the industry’s most beloved polysaccharide and discusses molecular weight and efficiency of penetration. In regards to performance, this lecture highlights natural and synthetic sources, as well as terms like native, fractionated, cross-linked, cosmetic and USP grade.

Join Michael Q. Pugliese and dive into a higher level of appreciation and application for this versatile ingredient.
Michael Q. Pugliese is the CEO of Circadia by Dr. Pugliese and the Circadia Institute of Advanced Esthetics. Pugliese and his grandfather, Peter T. Pugliese, M.D., hold in-depth classes on a variety of subjects, including cosmetic chemistry and histology of the skin. Pugliese is a licensed esthetician in the state of Pennsylvania, and holds a degree in business management and marketing from Kutztown University.
11:50 a.m.
Singing Bowls: Healing Through Vibrations (DEMO)
by César Tejedor
Experience a unique opportunity to gain insight into why and how singing bowls help in treating different physical, mental, energetic and emotional conditions. Equipped with comprehensive knowledge and experience in body anatomy, Tibetan medicine, physics and music therapy, César is capable of transmitting both the theoretical and practical foundations of sound therapy to help you further understand the world of singing bowl sound healing.

The perfect chance for bodyworkers, estheticians, massage therapists, yoga practitoners, and physiotherapists to deepen and expand their professional knowledge and skills!
César Tejedor is founder and CEO of Massage Around the World, a company that provides high quality massage and sound healing courses for therapists, as well as training and consultancy for spas. He is the author of 19 books and online CE courses, such as “Tibetan Singing Bowl Massage”. Tejedor also offers his expertise as a visiting practitioner, spa trainer and speaker at international conferences. Contact him at
12:30 p.m.
The Happiness Epidemic! Catch It if You Can. (LECTURE)
by Petra Kolber
Your success as a leader in the spa industry depends on your focus and mindset. Join Petra in this interactive talk that will challenge you to change everything you believe about creating a thriving culture within your company. What would happen if your employees and clients got out of bed every morning excited and empowered simply by the thought of being around you? The Happiness Epidemic reframes the “Why” behind the work and teaches you how to mobilize untapped motivation in both yourself AND others.

Discover how to exercise your gratitude muscle and strengthen your courage so you are free to inspire your staff and clients with a contagious desire to strive toward their dreams.
Petra Kolber is a happiness expert, keynote speaker and movement motivator. She has spoken at TEDx and presented at over 300 conferences in 20 countries. Petra is the guest host for the wellness show Daily Burn and has consulted for many companies including Reebok, California Walnuts and Health Magazine. As a two-time cancer survivor, she is passionate about waking people up to the precious gift of time. Her mission is to inspire people to move more and fear less so that they can stretch their dreams, strengthen their courage muscle and build an inspired life, full of joy and gratitude.
Go To Main Stage – Monday