International SPA Association Sets Annual Conference Dates and Locations Through 2006

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The International SPA Association (ISPA), the long-standing voice of the spa industry, announces the dates and locations for its Annual Conferences through 2006. The future conference dates and locations are:

- November 7 to 10, 2004 - Las Vegas, Nevada at The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino

- November 6 to 9, 2005 - Las Vegas, Nevada at The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino

- November 5 to 8, 2006 - Las Vegas, Nevada at The Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino
Lynne Walker McNees, ISPA Executive Director, “This is an exciting announcement for ISPA, its members and the entire spa industry. In 2000, ISPA`s 10th Annual Conference was held in Las Vegas at the Venetian, and we had record attendance that year - so we`re expecting amazing opportunities in 2004, `05 and `06.”

This is the first time ISPA has confirmed conference dates in one location for multiple years. The ISPA Board of Directors felt one way to deliver the most up-to-date, successful and beneficial conference for the members was to have one consistent location. Not only one location for ease of planning, but a place that is easily accessible, allows ISPA to grow and provides a venue with above average standards of excellence.


Confirming the conference dates and locations so far in advance will help boost maximum participation from exhibitors and attendees. Each year of the conference, ISPA plans to enhance the exhibit hall, increase educational opportunities and strengthen the overall conference experience for attendees.

ISPA is working hard on its conferences scheduled for 2002 and 2003, those dates and locations are:

- October 20 to 23, 2002 - Anaheim, California at Anaheim Convention Center AND
October 12 to 15, 2003 - Dallas, Texas at Wyndham Anatole
For details on this year`s conference, is a great resource for constant updates on registration, exhibitors and educational sessions.

For more than 11 years, ISPA has been recognized worldwide as the professional organization and the voice of the spa industry. The ISPA membership is comprised of 1,800 health and wellness facilities and providers from 53 countries.

Since 1991, ISPA has been committed to forming and maintaining alliances that will educate, set standards, provide resources, influence policy and build coalitions for the industry. ISPA`s vision is to revitalize humanity and its mission is to educate the public about the value of the spa experience and engage its participation.

ISPA is “The Mind, Body and Spirit of the Spa Industry”. The mind represents the body of knowledge that ISPA possesses. The body is the 1,800 spa professionals who share the common vision of revitalizing humanity; they are the core of the largest, most comprehensive organization for the spa industry. The spirit is ISPA`s commitment to the highest ideals of wellness and well-being.

For more information on ISPA, call 1.859.226.4372, write ISPA, 2365 Harrodsburg Rd., Suite A325, Lexington, Ky. 40504 US ; or e-mail [email protected]

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