MEET THE SPEAKERS

Nicky Abdinor

Nicky delivers a message that is authentic and captivating, with lessons that are easily translated into actions in our careers and personal lives. With her witty sense of humour and natural speaking ability, Nicky not only keeps the attention of the audience, but also spurs them to action!

Nicky Abdinor is an expert on doing MORE with less. She is an agent of change who will leave you believing in your abilities. You will learn to focus on what you CAN do!

Eric Scoble

Eric Scoble is the owner of Auric Auto, one of BMW’s top dealerships. He currently chairs the BMW SA Dealer Council, having previously been chairman of the National Automobile Dealer Association (NADA) for four years. Eric has worked for Toyota SA and Mercedes Benz SA in various sales and marketing roles and is now involved in the retail motor industry with investments in primarily BMW, Honda, Mazda and Suzuki. He holds a Business Science Degree in Marketing and Economics from the University of Cape Town (UCT).

Francisco Garcia

Francisco Garcia is the manager of Jiva Grande Spa in Cape Town. He has vast experience in the hotel spa sector, having been involved in successfully managing and directing two iconic South African hotel spas, namely Mount Grace Country House & Spa and Arabella Hotel Spa and working with the Amani Spas Group as their COO. Prior to joining Jiva Grande Spa, Francisco worked as an independent spa consultant and dedicated much time to training and development in a wide variety of aspects, from spa finance to retail selling skills.

Alison Rightford

Alison Rightford has been in the spa/salon industry for approximately 25 years, during which time she has been responsible for creating, managing and owning multiple local and international award winning spas in Southern Africa. She is the CEO of Sanctuary Spa.

Marisa Dimitriadis

Marisa Dimitriadis is the founder of the The Spa Consultants, one of South Africa’s leading Spa Design, Development and Operations firms, which has over 40 completed Spa Projects and manages the operations of some leading spas in the country. She travels to spa conferences around the world to collect valuable trends and information and bring them back to the South African market. 

Suzanne Kotze

Suzanne Kotzé has been the beauty editor for Rooi Rose magazine for the past seven years. Before that she was the beauty editor for Huisgenoot/YOU and Drum magazine. 

 

Suzanne is passionate about the beauty and skincare industry. She loves doing research from the latest ingredients to trends, giving practical advice and believes it’s our duty in the beauty industry to focus on making women and men feel beautiful because when you feel good you look good.

Brett & Astrid Field

How difficult can it be? As a beauty business you could face the uphill struggle of creating awareness and can seem almost impossible to get your brand on the map.

Brett and Astrid Field share their expertise on how to build a successful social media strategy, with a number of success stories such as ‘Le Crueset’ and how they assisted some well-known brands on the road to success!

Grant Rightford

We all would like to promote our business and increase sales. However, this must be done in the right way to ensure that you don’t end up catching a financial cold.

Grant Rightford has many years’ experience in the advertising and marketing industry and also has the benefit of knowing the beauty industry as well. He has valuable knowledge to share on how best to get new business.

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