GSN VIRTUAL BUYERS CONFERENCE

Upcoming Event

April 19-21, 2021

3-Day Virtual Event

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

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.

What to Expect

Suppliers will be scheduled for (1) 20-minute presentation time (includes Q&A) during the 3-day virtual conference. Suppliers will meet with all 30 Buyers at one time. Buyers are required to attend the full 3-day event.

ALL attendees are invited to join all workshops and events outside of the meetings times to enhance the social experience!

Please view the tabs below for more information regarding the schedule and registration.

“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

SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2021

  • 7:00pm | Virtual Cocktail Hour

MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2021

  • 11:00am-12:40pm | Supplier/Buyer Meetings
  • 12:40-1:40pm | BREAK
  • 1:40-2:00pm | Workshop: Details coming soon!
  • 2:00-3:40pm | Supplier/Buyer Meetings
  • 7:00-8:00pm | Workshop: Details coming soon!

TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 2021

  • 11:00am-12:40pm | Supplier/Buyer Meetings
  • 12:40-1:40pm | BREAK
  • 1:40-2:00pm | Workshop: Details coming soon!
  • 2:00-3:40pm | Supplier/Buyer Meetings
  • 3:40-7:00pm | BREAK
  • 7:00-8:00pm | Workshop: Details coming soon!

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 2021

  • 11:00am-12:40pm | Supplier/Buyer Meetings
  • 12:40-1:40pm | BREAK
  • 1:40-2:00pm | Workshop: Details coming soon!
  • 2:00-3:40pm | Supplier/Buyer Meetings
  • 7:00-8:00pm | Workshop: Details coming soon!

Times above are in Eastern Daylight Time

There will be a MANDATORY pre-conference meeting on April 12 for both Buyers (12pm ET) and Suppliers (1pm ET) prior to the conference.

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.

“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

The dedicated face time with key buyers, along with the fun, virtual networking opportunities and workshops creates an intimate environment that has proven to be more productive than traditional like-events. Past Buyers have included WTS, Hyatt, Hilton, 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.

Supplier Registration Includes

  • (1) 20-minute presentation to speak with all buyers in a virtual, face-to-face format
  • Attendance to all workshops + activities with buyers to focus on personal development
  • Streamlined process to gift to attending buyers

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 buying needs and capacity and interest in sustainable or green products. Qualified buyers participate in a group with other buyers in the industry to meet with each supplier as each suppliers give their presentation. Time will be left at each 20 minute presentation for buyers to ask questions.

The GSN Buyers Conference is funded entirely by GSN’s supplier members and is a main fundraiser for our non-profit organization.

Participation Includes:

    • Meetings with 30 suppliers, just in time for the upcoming holiday season
    • Networking workshops intended for personal + professional self-care in a group setting
    • Conference gift bag gifted by high-quality presenting suppliers

CLICK HERE for more information about the conference. Please contact Chay at chay@greenspanetwork.org for any questions.

Buyer attendance is by approved application only.

APPLY TO ATTEND AS A BUYER

Rates

$1,500 per supplier

$750 per supplier (if registered for the 2021 GSN Buyers Conference in Ojai, CA, October 31-November 3, 2021)

Supplier Registration

Deadline: March 19

For more information and to register, please email Megan at megan@greenspanetwork.org.

 

Frequently asked questions

If I register for Buyers Conference in October 2021, do I get a discount?

Yes! You receive 50% off the registration price if you are attending the Conference in October 2021.

As a Supplier, how long is my meeting time with the Buyers?

Each Supplier receives (1) 20-minute meeting time to meet with all the Buyers at one time. No other Supplier is allowed on the call during your presentation.

Will Buyers receive gifts from Suppliers?

Yes, Buyers will receive gifts from participating Suppliers the week following the conference. Gifting products/services to Buyers is optional for all Suppliers.

Which program are you using for the virtual Conference?

We will be using Zoom for all presentations and workshops. Learn more about the platform by visiting their Help Center here.

 

 

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