Today is your last chance to register for Smart Tan Nashville for the special rate of $129. There’s no better value than the industry’s only national event featuring every equipment manufacturer, sunless brand and tanning lotion. For just $129, you’ll experience all the new products and equipment the industry has to offer, a celebrity keynote speaker, complete educational conference, and more than $100,000 in sponsor giveaways.
Plus, this time around, it will be a whole new experience – new sessions, new pre-conference event, new exhibitors and, perhaps most significantly, a new location for the first time since 2009. The Music City Center – a brand new convention complex in the heart of Nashville – will be the new home of the world’s largest indoor tanning trade show and conference, October 3-5 2014.
Smart Tan Nashville provides the distinct benefit of unmatched variety and competition that play to the salon owner’s benefit. With a multitude of vendors together at one place and time, it saves a lot of time and effort, and you’ll enjoy having every major name in the indoor tanning industry there to compete for your business. It’s a sensible way to get the most bang for your buck. The other win for salon owners is the unbeatable deals to be found on the trade show floor. For the savvy or budget-minded, it is a playground of opportunity. Many vendors feature special discounts or offers specifically for the event. If you’re concerned with making an impulse buy, some even extend the special a little while past the event. While each company may be competing for a sale, smart vendors know that they are vying for long-term relationships – not just a one-time deal. Every company is putting their best foot forward, including customer service. A real win is getting an exciting offer from a company that provides the support and service to back up the product.
Your registration fee also includes a full 2- day educational conference, headlined by TV star Tabatha Coffey. In her keynote presentation, she’ll explain why your business needs to do more than provide great tans to reach its true potential. The host of Bravo’s Tabatha Takes Over, where she travels the country as she helps struggling business owners turn around their lives and businesses, Tabatha knows what she’s talking about! Her in-your-face honesty, contagious energy and undeniable business sense is sure to capture your attention and get you rethinking the way you view your salon and your customers.
Then, in our breakout sessions we’ll cover the topics most vital to your salon: Sales, marketing, politics, and professionalism. Along with the latest on these subjects, we’re bringing you some brand new session concepts in response to the current needs of the marketplace.
For the individually owned and operated salons out there, we’ll have “How to Thrive as an Independent.” Our market is maturing, and that means your business is changing. Although there might be new challenges for independent salons, there are also plenty of new opportunities. Come find out ways to not only survive, but thrive, as an independent!
The Ignite Your Network 2-hour networking event networking event will cover a multitude of topics that are faced by owners and managers of salons of all sizes: sales, marketing, management, diversification, innovation, expansion…you name it. But this isn’t just a presentation; it’s an opportunity to sit at tables with peers that face these same issues and brainstorm real solutions. For this networking event, you’ll easily be able to identify those salons that are the same size operation and in the same boat you are; people that deal with the same challenges you deal with. Whether you’re new to the industry or have an empire of salons, this is the networking event you don’t want to miss.
Of course, you don’t have to wait until Saturday to get started. You won’t want to miss our pre-conference events or our first-ever Welcome Reception in the Grand Ballroom of the brand new Music City Center. On Friday, most of you will want to check out the all-new Maximum Bang Retailing. This all-day event is packed with retail and marketing advice that will help you bring in new customers and get them spending more money. Bob Negen, retail expert and best-selling author, will spend the day sharing a comprehensive plan that has been proven to get maximum results. Negen covers everything a retailer needs to know to succeed.
With every major vendor competing for your attention, a variety of learning experiences, and the excitement of downtown Nashville right outside your hotel, it’s hard to imagine a better way to spend $129!