From The Desk Of Leo Tonkin - One of the Founding Directors of the Salt Therapy Association
STAcon LIVE 2019
September 16-17, 2019, Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Since launching the first Salt Therapy Association last year in September of 2018 with over 250 attendees, we are happy to announce this year’s 2nd Annual Salt Therapy Association Conference.
Based on the feedback from last year, we are extending the conference format to include a variety of new aspects, including more hands-on, practical workshops and discussion groups along with a variety of keynote and featured speakers and presenters.
300 + Attendees
#1 Salt Therapy Event
#1 Salt Therapy Association
12 + Speakers
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
If you currently own or work at a Salt Therapy facility or are thinking about getting into the Salt Therapy industry by opening your own facility or adding it as a new service to your existing business, then you need to attend STAcon.
You'll learn the latest strategies, most innovative systems, and best practices for growing your business in this fast-developing industry.
Presentations & Panel Discussions
"The State of the Salt Therapy Industry" from one of the Founding Directors of the STA
"The Air We Breathe" from a Certified Environmental Engineer
"The Medical Impact of Halotherapy" from a Prominent Pulmonologist
"Designing Salt Rooms: To Salt or Not to Salt?" from a member of the American Institute of Architects
"How to Boost Your Retail Sales" from one of the top retail consultants in the Spa & Wellness Industry
"The Profitability of the Consumer Market: Innovative Ways of Attracting & Retaining Customers" from an Internationally Recognized Business Marketing Strategist, Coach & Speaker
"Lessons Learned from Seasoned Salt Therapy Facility Members"
Much, Much More!!!
Why YOu SHOULD ATTEND?
2 Distinct Learning Tracks for ALL Conference Attendees
Here's just a sample of what you'll discover:
Existing Salt Therapy Business Owners & Operators
Learninnovative ways of attracting & retaining new customers
Increaseyour revenue with retail sales & creative adjunct services
Meet experts & influencers face to face
Growth. Consistently networking with those in the industry will help your business to grow.
Learn new ideas & approaches to grow your business from the most knowledgeable minds in the salt therapy industry
Further examine the medical aspects and efficacy of salt therapy
Stay up-to-date on industry news & the latest trends
Become Inspired. Being around others in the industry is inspiring. Everyone in the room “gets it” & we feed off of our energy, which is motivating & encouraging. That inspiration often provides direction & next steps for business.
Raise Your Profile. Being visible & getting noticed is a big benefit of attending our conferences & meeting your peers in person.
Create Opportunity. People like to collaborate with those they like & trust. People admire & share more from those they’ve met in person
Have fun with salt therapy enthusiasts from around the world
Anyone Looking at Getting into the Salt Therapy Business
What you need to know BEFORE getting into the business
Determine how to choose and evaluate a prospective location for a salt facility/salt room
Learn how to start a salt therapy business from the most knowledgeable minds in the industry
Business Planning, Budget & Projections. Get clarity on the real investment cost of starting a business & how to get the most return on your investment
Marketing Support. Learn the keys to establishing an online presence , ranking high in the search engines & using social media to your advantage
Salt Décor. The truth about Himalayan salt, how to design your salt therapy room(s) & why you shouldn't overspend
Technological Aspects. Understanding electrical requirements and HVAC solutions is paramount for a successful salt therapy room
Halogenerators. Where exactly should they be placed
Network with existing salt therapy facility owners and learn the keys to their success
Establish Connections. Face to face connections open the door for you to have the attention of & talk to people you wouldn’t otherwise be able to easily talk to or find. Even more importantly, you will encounter others who will have a network you can tap into as well.
Have fun with salt therapy enthusiasts from around the world
Our inspiring lineup of speakers represent the best and the brightest within the spa and salt therapy industries; all with proven track records for success.
Learn from the best and apply everything directly to your business.
“I am really looking forward to STAcon Live 2019, and can’t wait to see what the Salt Therapy Association has in store for attendees this year. I was honored to be last year's MC and it was one of the most amazing events I've ever attended. I’ve been in the spa industry for almost 30 years and the 2018 Conference was among the most professional and highly successful inaugural events I’ve ever attended. To have 250 salt therapy enthusiasts from around the world attend the first-ever salt show in the US was truly remarkable. It was proof that salt therapy is an industry, not a fad or trend. If you are planning on starting a salt therapy business, or looking to add salt therapy to your existing business, you must attend STAcon Live 2019. The networking and educational content will be invaluable!”
PRESIDENT, SPA INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
"Coming into this I had many questions, however, your panelists and speakers covered it all!! (& then some). Thanks you!"
OWNER - ROSLYN SALT CAVE - ROSLYN, NEW YORK
“The STA conference was amazing! The presenters gave excellent information about the growth potential of the salt therapy industry. The unique opportunity the STA Conference gave me to network with other salt therapy business owners was priceless! The marketing breakout session taught me so much about how to propel my business to the next level! Thank you!”
OWNER - SALT STATION - BOYNTON BEACH, FLORIDA
ADMINISTRATOR - HALOTHERAPY OWNERS GROUP (FACEBOOK)
"I want to thank you for all that you do to support the halotherapy facilities around the US. I am only 8 months into my business, but I LOVE IT!"
OWNER - PEORIA HIMALAYAN SALT CAVE - PEORIA, ILLINOIS
Walking Distance to the Disney Springs™ Marketplace Area
Complimentary Transportation to Orlando Premium Outlets
Walking Distance to The Crossroad Shopping Plaza
Complimentary Scheduled Transportation to and from: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, Planet Hollywood, Typhoon Lagoon, and Blizzard Beach.
2 Lighted Tennis Courts and Basketball Court
2 Outdoor Swimming Pools (Main Pool is Heated)
Children's Pool and Recreational Area
Outdoor Hot Tub
Video Game Room
Regulation Beach Volleyball Court
5 PGA Championship Golf Courses five minutes away
STAcon LIVE 2019 Event FAQ's
LET US SHOW YOU THE WAY
What are the dates of the "STAcon LIVE 2019" Event
The conference begins on the morning of Monday, September 16 and concludes at roughly 6.00 pm Tuesday, September 17. Conference check-in will take place the afternoon of Sunday, September 15, followed by a welcoming cocktail reception that evening.
How do I become a Vendor or Sponsor of STAcon LIVE 2019?
For information on how to exhibit your products, services, or equipment as a Vendor, or to become a Sponsor of STAcon LIVE 2019, please click here: https://www.stacon2019.com/vendors.
What is the venue for the event?
The event will take place at the gorgeous, and newly renovated Wyndham® Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs™ Resort, and Official Hotel of Walt Disney World®. We have arranged a block booking room deal of $110/night + 10 resort fee + taxes (we will be paying for your lunch on Monday and Tuesday). Rooms rates are only for ticketed attendees of the STAcon Live 2019. Anyone who books a hotel room without buying a ticket for STAcon Live 2019 will have their reservation cancelled. To secure your room, call 800-624-4109 (mention Salt Therapy Association), or click here for the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Booking Page. Our room block ends on August 28, 2019.
How many people can stay in one hotel room?
Hotel rooms at the Wyndham® Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs™ Resort have either 1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds. The hotel allows up to 4 people in each room.
I'm a Facility Member bringing guests, how much do they pay?
Guests of Facility Members pay the Facility Member price.
What is included in your Resort Fee?
Walt Disney World Extra Magic Hours, Disney 60-Day FASTPASS+, BAGS Airline Check In-Baggage can be checked in for your flight home from their Resort lobby, wireless internet in the sleeping rooms and public areas, in-room safe, use of fitness center, complimentary recreation equipment, newspaper available in hotel lobby, in-room refrigerator, iron and ironing board, in-room coffee, poolside towels.
Can I arrive early and stay late to enjoy Disney and the surrounding theme parks?
Yes, you can book a room up to 3 days prior to the conference, and stay up to 3 days afterward.
Which meals are included in your registration fee?
Your registration fee includes hors d'oeuvres at the Sunday reception and lunch on Monday and Tuesday. Drinks are available at the Sunday reception via a cash bar.
I'm trying to book my travel. Which airport should I fly into?
We encourage all of our guests to fly into the Orlando International Airport, which is about 25 minutes drive away from the venue.
I'm trying to book my travel. What times do I need to know about?
The main event begins at 9:00 am on Monday, September 16 and concludes around 6:00 pm on Tuesday, September 17. There will be registration and an evening reception on Sunday, September 15. (Orlando International Airport is about 25 minutes away from the venue.)
Can anyone attend this event?
Yes, if you want to learn the latest Salt Therapy business insights, trends and marketing strategies working today to rapidly generate new clients, then STAcon LIVE 2019 is for you!
Can I Bring My Spouse Or A Guest?
Yes of course! Just please note, because there is limited seating & associated food & beverage costs, every person must purchase a ticket to enter the event. Guests of Facility Members pay the Facility Member price and guests of Individual Associates and Non-Members pay that price.
Can I Get A Refund If I Can't Attend?
Because of the limited availability of seats for STAcon LIVE 2019, you will need to notify our office 30 days prior to the event if you're unable to attend.