2021 GSN BUYERS CONFERENCE | April 18-21, 2021

Ojai Valley Inn | Ojai, California

 

Be part of the industry’s only green buying event that connects with quality resource suppliers and interested buyers for three days of networking, one-on-one meetings, and sustainability education.

Each year our GSN Buyers Conference has been rated a “10” by both Buyers and Suppliers for its effectiveness, productivity and inspiration!

The event offers invitation-only buyers access to unique and emerging green brands who are innovative, credible, and committed to greening at some level.

Our intention is to provide access to a wide range of eco-friendly and sustainable products, thus making it easier for spas to make better choices without compromising smart business.

“We will see a more immediate return than any other show we have participated in. I LOVED the buyers – beautiful, real people with hearts for this industry and an understanding of the collective impact we can make on both people’s lives and the planet.” 

Jindilli International

Over the course of three days, attendees take part in twenty one-on-one meetings, fun and intimate networking events, and several presentations from thought leaders.

The variety of face time opportunities creates a unique environment that encourages lifelong relationships between buyers and resource suppliers. Most importantly, the GSN Buyers Conference is the key fundraiser for our non-profit association.

Your participation supports GSN’s ability to carry out our mission of educating and providing resources that promote greening, sustainability, and wellness in the hospitality and spa industries.

Learn more about Buyers Conference via the tabs above and please contact us with any questions.

Buyers Conference is an invitation-only event that offers spa and wellness buyers access to quality resource suppliers who are innovative, credible and committed to greening at some level. Unique and emerging green brands that are not saturated in the market place are launched at our event, providing a fresh mix of suppliers. Our intention is to provide access to a wider range of eco-friendly and sustainable products, thus making it easier for spas to make better choices without compromising smart business.

Invited buyers are chosen based on their proximity to the event location, buying needs and capacity, and interest in sustainable or green products. Qualified buyers participate in one-on-one meetings to talk business and network with a variety of spa and sustainability resource companies.

This conference is funded entirely by GSN’s supplier members and is the top fundraiser for our non-profit organization.

Registration for Buyers Includes:

  • 20 one-on-one meetings, meals, economy class airfare (up to $500), airport transfers, and 3 nights accommodation at the host resort property
  • Presentations by leading sustainability experts and inspirational thought leaders
  • Opportunities to network with industry colleagues and mentors
  • Dynamic Brand Showcase

Buyer attendance is by approved application only. Please contact Joanna at joanna@greenspanetwork.org for details.

Buyers Conference offers suppliers the opportunity to share their sustainable story with buyers who were chosen for the interest in purchasing eco-friendly and sustainable products. The three-day event encourages lifelong relationships between buyers and suppliers through a variety of productive business meetings and fun networking opportunities.

The structured face time with key buyers, along with the fun networking opportunities and sustainable education creates an intimate environment that has proven to be more productive than traditional tradeshows. Past Buyers have included WTS, Marriott, Fairmont, Rancho La Puerta, Four Seasons, Mohonk Mountain House, Destination Hotels and Resorts, Pharmaca, and more.

  • 75% of our Resource Partners are repeat participants
  • 88% of Buyers planned to place orders within 90 days of the event
  • 94% of Resource Partners found the quality of buyers ‘Excellent’ or ‘Good’

Your participation makes it possible for us to carry out our mission of educating and providing resources which promote greening and sustainability in hotel, resort, destination, and days spas.

Standard Supplier Registration Includes (for one person*):

  • 20 One-on-One meetings with targeted buyers from premier properties
  • Fun Networking Opportunities with Industry Colleagues and Mentors
  • Presentations by Leading Sustainability Experts and Inspirational Thought Leaders
  • Experiential Resource Partner Showcase
  • Meals, Three-Nights Accommodations at host property, and Airport Transfers
  • Supporting our non-profit, with all net proceeds directly benefitting the industry’s only sustainability resources network

*Additional person rates apply of $1,100 per person in a shared room and $1,900 per person in a private room

Emerging Brand** Registration Includes (for one person*):

  • Up to 8 one-on-one meetings with targeted buyers from premier properties
  • Designated floor space to provide demos while not in one-on-one meetings
  • Fun Networking Opportunities with Industry Colleagues and Mentors
  • Presentations by Leading Sustainability Experts and Inspirational Thought Leaders
  • Experiential Resource Partner Showcase
  • Meals, Three-Nights Accommodations at host property, and Airport Transfers
  • Supporting our non-profit, with all net proceeds directly benefitting the industry’s only sustainability resources network

*Additional person rates apply for additional participants

**Registration available only for suppliers that have not attended a GSN Buyers Conference in the past

Visit the Registration tab above to learn more about rates.

How Can I Attend as a Buyer?

The GSN Buyers Conference is an invitation-only event. Buyers are selected based on their proximity to the host location, the size and buying ability of the property, and interest in purchasing eco-friendly or sustainable products. For consideration, applicants must have significant business within the spa and wellness industry. If you would like to be considered for an invitation, please email Joanna@greenspanetwork.org.

Location:

Ojai Valley Inn & Spa in Ojai, California. The physical address is: 905 Country Club Road, Ojai, CA 93023. Shipping details will be provided after registration.

When should I plan to arrive / depart?

Stay tuned for details.  Full agenda coming soon.

Dress Code:

Business casual during our meetings will be fine. Casual attire is welcomed for any of our receptions and dinners. We want you to be comfortable!

Room Reservations:

Room reservations will be made on your behalf. As part of your registration, room and tax are included for the of the conference. Additional nights can be arranged for you, if requested. Additional nights and all incidentals will be on own.

Transportation to the property:

If we receive flight details from you, roundtrip ground transportation will be arranged for you.  An e-mail prior to the event will be sent out detailing what time and where to meet your driver. A manifest of outgoing transportation will be available onsite during departure. At this time, we are not able to provide transportation for early arrivals or late departures.

Dining:

Meals will be provided by the extraordinary culinary staff of Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. We have collaborated on the menu, with an emphasis on fresh, wholesome, gourmet food that will support your ability to focus on the business at hand. We will take any noted dietary restrictions into consideration when planning the menus and everything will be clearly labeled for your convenience.

Supplier Rates

Early Bird | $6,900, register by December 11, 2020

Regular | $7,400 

Emerging Brands | $3,500

*Includes booth, meeting with buyers, conference activities, meals, accommodation, and airport transfers

Supplier Registration

To register, please email Megan at megan@greenspanetwork.org.

Buyer Application

If you are interested in attending as a buyer, please email Joanna at joanna@greenspanetwork.org to apply.

 

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