GSN Planet Unveils Exciting Changes: A New Era for the GSN Annual Buying Event

August 31, 2023 – GSN Planet, the leading nonprofit trade association supporting sustainability initiatives within the spa and wellness industry, is thrilled to announce a transformative evolution in its annual event lineup. With a vision to revolutionize connections, empower brands, and foster collaborative growth, GSN Planet is introducing a dynamic new format for its premier buying event.

The reimagined event, now aptly named the GSN Sustainability, Buyers & Community Summit, blends the best elements of the esteemed GSN Congress and the renowned GSN Buyers Conference. This revitalized summit is set to take place from October 22 – 25, 2023, promising an enriched experience that bridges the gap between education, exploration, and meaningful connections.

What to Expect:

Educational Excellence and Distinguished Speakers:

This year’s summit boasts an exceptional array of thought-provoking educational sessions. Renowned speakers include:

Dr. Rich Blundell, Oika
Michael Conte, Forbes Travel Guide
Jennifer Walsh, Nature and Wellness Expert
Mike Bruggeman, OM4 & haia
Charné le Roux, Greenspa.Africa
Catherine Warren, Arch Amenities Group
Lynn Curry, Curry Spa Consulting
Noel Asmar, Noel Asmar Group Inc.

Restructured Buyers Meetings: 

Elevating the art of connection, the GSN Sustainability, Buyers & Community Summit introduces a restructured buyers meeting format. Brands will have the opportunity to engage with two buyers per session, facilitating a deeper exchange of insights, experiences, and inquiries. This dynamic interaction not only enhances your brand’s visibility but also widens the network of potential collaborators.

1-Day and Multi-Day Passes

GSN is providing 1-day and multi-day passes for anyone interested in enjoying the speakers, activities, dinners, networking events, as well as our Sustainability Awards ceremony, without needing to be registered as a Brand Partner or a Buyer. 

  • Sunday, October 22, 2023:    $500
  • Monday, October 23, 2023:   $750
  • Tuesday, October 24, 2023:  $750

“As we embark on this exciting chapter, we are driven by our commitment to empower sustainable brands and foster a sense of community that propels our industry forward. The GSN Sustainability, Buyers & Community Summit represents a convergence of innovation, education, and networking that will reshape the landscape of sustainable business. We invite you to join us in this journey of transformation.” – GSN Board President, Maggy Dunphy.

This groundbreaking event promises to set a new standard in the realm of sustainability, wellness, and commerce. It’s an unparalleled opportunity for brands, thought leaders, and changemakers to connect, learn, and create a lasting impact.

To learn more about the GSN Sustainability, Buyers & Community Summit and to register as a Brand Partner, Buyer, or Summit Attendee, please visit the Conferences and Events section on the GSN website.

About GSNPlanet:
GSNPlanet is a 501(c) 6 nonprofit trade association dedicated to fostering sustainability within the spa industry and promoting the vital connections between personal wellbeing, economic sustainability, and the health of our planet. Through networking, education, and best practices developed with a membership of the nation’s most innovative green spas, GSNPlanet serves as a resource for people building a vital planet. For more information, please visit

Media Contact:
Dara Mayhew
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