Beauty Store Business magazine - December, 2019

6th Annual PBA Executive Summit Announced

This November, the Professional Beauty Association (PBA) will host its 6th annual Executive Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The event will take place November 20-21, 2019, at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. More than 300 of the beauty industry’s thought leaders, top executives and influencers will meet to explore the disruptive forces affecting business models and profitability. Featured speakers include top industry professionals specializing in trend forecasting, technology and business strategy who will share important insights about today’s evolving business models.

The theme of this year's summit is "Leading Through Human Connections." It will explore best-in-class examples and challenge conventional understanding in order to learn how to successfully manage disruption, leverage new technologies and create human relationships that drive innovation.

“The Executive Summit is an essential platform for leaders to gather as a collective and compare valuable learnings that will continue to enhance and elevate the beauty industry. By providing the
latest and most insightful business trends and data, and examining these effects on beauty, we continue to support the professionals who keep the industry ahead of change,” says PBA executive
director Steve Sleeper.

This year’s speaker lineup includes Kate Ancketill, founder and CEO of GDR Creative Intelligence; Mitch Joel, technology and innovation expert and best-selling author; Erica Keswin, best-selling
author, speaker, and professional dot-connector; and Steve Sleeper, executive director of the Professional Beauty Association.

Past attendees have included executive-level professionals representing some of the industry's most recognized brands, including Bumble and bumble, Henkel, Kao USA, Inc., L'Oreal, Revlon,
SalonCentric, Sport Clips, ULTA Beauty and more.

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Photo: 2018 PBA Executive Summit courtesy of PBA.