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May 20-23, 2018
Ritz Carlton Sarasota
Sarasota, FL

About SPATEC North America

SPATEC: Unique, Powerful and Productive

The first event of its kind in North America, SPATEC creates an unparalleled way to do business. 

SPATEC takes place in an exclusive venue away from the pressures of the office. It’s focused, productive and offers networking in both formal and relaxed environments to maximize every moment spent at the event.

A key component to a successful spa business is the ability to develop a network of industry partners – suppliers who can provide products that can distinguish a spa from its competition and fellow owners and managers who can share best practices.  SPATEC creates the platform to foster these relationships--the event combines a forum of one-on-one meetings bringing together top spa directors and owners and leading suppliers with great networking activities for the perfect combination to promote business relationships.

One-to-One Meetings

SPATEC brings together America's most important spa operators of leading medium-to-large hotel resort, destination, athletic, and day spas to meet with key leading domestic and international suppliers to participate in a series of one-on-one meetings. Both buyers and suppliers get to choose who they would like to meet with and are each given a schedule of meetings. SPATEC takes place in an exclusive venue away from the pressures of the office allowing both buyers and suppliers to focus on the business at hand.

The Process

  • Buyers and suppliers will receive a password to access the event website where they may post their company profile and contact details. Buyers' profiles will include details of projected spending budgets and other valuable market information. Both buyers and suppliers have the opportunity to select who they would like to meet with.
  • A customized meeting schedule is then drawn up for each company based on both buyer & vendor requests.
  • Each supplier is allocated a meeting table in a ballroom where all meetings take place over two days. Each meeting lasts 20 minutes.
  • There are a total of up to 22 meetings over the two days.

Networking Program

Throughout the event, attendees meet fellow spa owners and directors as well as suppliers during meals and other planned networking activities.  This fosters communication and cross sharing of ideas, best practices and future business relationships.  

The Supplier Showcase

On the second day of the event, there will be a full hour for the suppliers to transform their meeting area into a tabletop display. During this hour, buyers may introduce themselves and view products of the suppliers they may not have had a chance to meet with during the scheduled meetings.

About the Venue

Omni Barton Creek
Austin, Texas

Located amid gently rolling hills and scenic vistas sits one of the most popular Austin Hill Country resorts—Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa. As soon as travelers arrive, they will be greeted with legendary Texas hospitality and unmatched luxury throughout the resort.