Press Release

February 16, 2021 (Nantucket, MA) —GSN Planet (GSN) will host a Virtual Buyers Conference April 19-21, virtually bringing together sustainably-minded spas and suppliers. This 3-day gathering creates an opportunity for brands to showcase their products or services to a variety of spa partners just as businesses begin to plan to reopen or ramp up programming.  

GSN’s Virtual Buyers Conference will also include a wide range of virtual social gatherings such as meditation sessions, industry education, a pre-conference cocktail party, and a marketing workshop with Carolyn Parrs of Mind Over Markets on the importance of brand storytelling.

“We have been very successful with our virtual events by keeping them small and intimate. Focusing on building community has been key,” says Thor Holm GSN Board President.  

Additionally, GSN will host an in-person event October 31-November 3 at the Ojai Valley Inn in Ojai, California. The conference will feature a halloween themed kick off party that will truly be a celebration in bringing people together. Julie Callaghan and Heather Mikesell of Well Defined will be sharing their first Trend Report, coming off the launch of their new digital platform and other industry and self-care workshops.  

“GSN looks to curate an exceptional experience for our community bringing buyers and unique brands together to forge relationships and business opportunities,” says Joanna Roche, GSN Executive Director. This year will be special and we look forward to being back in Ojai.”  

Since 2012, GSN Buyers Conferences have gathered leading suppliers and buyers who understand the collective impact they have on the earth. With the intention of supporting a spa’s ability to make informed choices for the well-being of people and the planet, GSN provides a wide range of brands who prioritize social and environmental sustainability. Attendees come prepared to collaborate with these like-minded companies. This shared passion encourages lifelong relationships that collectively create a brighter future. 

Buyers Conference creates a productive environment through one-on-one meetings of brands and interested buyers, fun networking opportunities, and sustainable education. The event creates the opportunity to cultivate connections with the most prestigious properties in North America by sharing their sustainability story. Past buyers have included WTS, Marriott, Fairmont, Four Seasons, Mohonk Mountain House, Destination Hotels and Resorts, Pharmaca, and more.

To learn more about the upcoming Buyers Conferences, please email GSN at info@greenspanetwork.org. Suppliers and buyers interested in either event can register by visiting www.gsnplanet.org.

About GSN Planet: 

GSN is a 501(c)6 nonprofit trade association serving the spa industry in support of action for a sustainable future. Their mission is to promote the vital connections between personal wellbeing, economic sustainability, and the health of our planet. Through networking, education, and best practices developed with a membership of the nation’s most innovative green spas, GSN is a resource for vital people building a vital planet. www.gsnplanet.org

Media Contact:  

Joanna Roche

Executive Director

joanna@greenspanetwork.org
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