From 11th – 13th September 2016, The Marriott Hotel in Surfers Paradise hosted the 14th ASPYA Conference. In line with the theme of the conference, ‘Refresh, Explore, Inspire’, an exciting line-up of motivational speakers shared both secrets to success and tips to enrich and improve health and wellbeing.
The first night of the ASPYA 2016 Conference, De Lorenzo hosted a‘Cirque du Soleil’ themed Fashion Show, showcasing styles created by the talented Education Team with the assistance of guest artist Paula Hibbard.The theatrical show captivated guests, with performances from Silk Aerialists, an Adagio Duo, a Hand Balancer and Lyra Aerial. Between each act, the hair shows wowed the audience with entrancing themes and styles.
The first day of the conference saw Dan Gregory and Gemma Tognini mentor and share their success stories. The 2016 De Lorenzo ASPYA Gala Dinner was also held on Monday 12th September with attendees representing De Lorenzo salons from around Australia. The ‘Dancing with the Stars’ theme was embraced with dancers from the show gracing the stage, performing glitzy and glamorous routines that wowed the crowd.
Co-directors Chris, Anthony and Vincent de Lorenzo had the pleasure of announcing the winners of the 2016 Gold Coast ASPYA Conference Awards, recognising excellence in the hair industry. Loyalty Awards acknowledged salons who have worked with De Lorenzo for five and ten years, whilst the sought-after De Lorenzo ASPYA Salon of the Year Award that praises commitment to the industry was awarded to Hoopla Salon in Victoria.
On day two of the conference, inspirational speakers Charles Marcus and Mark Bunn shared their emotional journeys with attendees.
The 2016 ASPYA conference ‘Refreshed, Explored and Inspired’ on every level, leaving attendees with the tools to enhance and improve both their own lives and their businesses. ASPYA members will eagerly await the 2017 conference, to be held in Bali.