GSN VIRTUAL BUYERS CONFERENCE

Upcoming Event

October 21-23, 2020 | Virtual

We are going virtual!

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.

“Everyone at GSN Buyers has a passion to positively impact our industry, a dedication to true intention behind their work, and a joy in connection with each other.” – Sharon Otaguro

Sharon Otaguro

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2020

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2020

  • 11:00am-12:40pm | Supplier/Buyer Meetings
  • 12:40-1:40pm | BREAK
  • 1:40-2:00pm | Group Meditation, led by Shankara Naturals
  • 2:00-3:40pm | Supplier/Buyer Meetings
  • 3:40-7:00pm | BREAK
  • 7:00-8:00pm | Workshop: “Healing Magic of Crystals”, led by Jen Edicott

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2020

  • 11:00am-12:40pm | Supplier/Buyer Meetings
  • 12:40-1:40pm | BREAK
  • 1:40-2:00pm | Group Meditation, led by Shankara Naturals
  • 2:00-3:40pm | Supplier/Buyer Meetings
  • 3:40-7:00pm | BREAK
  • 7:00-8:00pm | Workshop, “Regenerative Agriculture”, led by Steve Sakala, Co-founder, Mana Artisan Botanics + Owner, Honaunau Farm.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2020

  • 11:00am-12:40pm | Supplier/Buyer Meetings
  • 12:40-1:40pm | BREAK
  • 1:40-2:00pm | Group Meditation, led by Shankara Naturals
  • 2:00-3:40pm | Supplier/Buyer Meetings
  • 3:40-7:00pm | BREAK

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2020 (Optional)

Self-care Saturday morning workshops**

 

*Times above are in Eastern Daylight Time

**More details on Workouts/Workshops coming soon

***There will be a pre-conference meeting on OCTOBER 15 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

  • 20 minutes to speak with 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

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

Rates

$1,500 per supplier

$750 per supplier (if registered for the 2021 GSN Buyers Conference in Ojai, CA, April 18-21)

Registration

Deadline: October 12

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

 

Frequently asked questions

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

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

How long is each presentation time for Suppliers?

20 minutes

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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