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  Martie Nel- Financial Controller– Hospitality Property Fund Topic: Step by Step explanation of Spa Finance - Clear and simple approach to getting the grip & understanding the numbers that dictate your business Martie started her career in Hospitality in 2002 when she joined the Grace Collection in Rosebank as a creditors clerk.  In 2006 she joined Hospitality Property Fund as senior bookkeeper for The Rosebank Hotel, whilst she also worked under the Financial Director of HPF for 3 years assisting in acquiring various properties for the Group and managing group systems financial management for the portfolio. In 2009 she joined the team of Holiday Inn Sandton as Financial Manager. In 2013 she joined the Carlson Rezidor Group as Financial Controller for Radisson Blu Gautrain. Martie joined HPF Head Office again in October 2014 in her capacity as Group Financial Controller overseeing financial control and operational finance for the HPF hotels. Carmenita Pedro- Project & Development Manager- Camelot Spas Group Topic: Stock Control: Stock Take: What, Why & How to do it properly Carmenita currently oversees a network of 16 Camelot Spas and 10 Camelot Wellness branches throughout Southern Africa. Carmenita has been in the spa industry since 2004 and has managed and assisted with management at top hotel spas across the country. Upon joining the Camelot Spa Group, she managed a portfolio of 6 Camelot Spa’s and continues to oversee the spa management of consultancy projects. Melanie Smit - General Manager at Copperleaf Spa & Gym, The Els Club in Centurion Topic: Financial KPI’s and how to interpret them to ensure your business thrives Melanie completed a three-year ITEC Diploma. Worked as a skincare therapist for five years in well-established salons and spa environments. She has been in management for last 10 years. Whilst under her management Copperleaf Spa & Gym have won two awards for Professionalism and Business Excellence from - The Spa Consultants
Special Offer for a  limited period Only Early Bird discount R1,100 for this fantastic two day convention Normal Price R1,600 Save R500! Tickets are limited so you need to book now. The convention will be covering a wide variety of topics that can help you improve your business, give you pause for thought and help you grow. Take back new ideas and innovations to immediately improve your spa Enhance your business expertise and productivity Meet international spa experts Network with spa professionals Find solutions to business challenges Get answers from the experts during the allocated Q&A sessions Please call the office on 011 781 5970 if you have any queries regarding this special offer.
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Rob Cowling - Widely recognised innovative Wellness Pioneer both locally and internationally. Topic: Wellness within the salon and spa Rob completed a B.Sc. (MED) (HONS) degree when the department of Exercise Science and Sport Medicine was established at Med School, UCT. This was the start of a 30 year career as an entrepreneur in the Health/Fitness/Spa/Wellness/Bio-energy cluster. Rob has  established a number of successful businesses over the last 20 years and have consulted for organisations such as the Arabella Group, Queensgate Hotels & Leisure, Health & Racquet Club/Virgin Active, High Rustenburg Hydro, Brookdale Health Hydro, SANTe, Medscheme and the SSISA.
Venetia Butler, Sales Coach & Leadership Expert Topic: Build your sales and make your staff profitable Bio: Known as one of the country’s best trainers in Sales Leadership and Management, Venetia is a sales coach, leadership expert and has over 15 years’ experience coaching, training and speaking.  Her passion is the development of people to ensure they are finally achieving their true potential, and assisting companies to develop a culture of top producers and an engaged workforce.  Currently the director of training at SALESGURU (Africa’s leading sales and sales management training company) her experience includes a highly successful recruitment career, running her own business, sales coaching and developing leaders who are able to inspire change in the people they manage. 
John Senai, Trend specialist Topic: Don’t just sit there, Act Now and make a difference! Bio: A trend specialist, business strategist, keynote speaker and entrepreneur. He has ‘Trenovated’ with the like of SAPPI, Microsoft, and De Beers to name but a few. John will address the contextualisation of trends that have a direct impact on how salon and spa owners can innovate focusing on the future of the industry, consumers and employees