PBA Executive Summit


Join us and top beauty executives from across the industry at the 2nd annual PBA Executive Summit this December in Scottsdale, AZ. This event will allow you to network with industry and business thought leaders while exploring current and future trends influencing the Changing Consumer Experience.

December 3-4, 2015
Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
4949 East Lincoln Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Rates & Reservations

King Deluxe Resort View Room - $199/night + tax, single/double occupancy
Negotiated rate valid until November 9, 2015 and based on availability.

To make a hotel reservation: Call 888.627.3010

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2015 Speakers & Topics

Panel Discussion to follow speaker presentations

On behalf of the Professional Beauty Association, we would like to thank everyone who made the first annual PBA Executive Summit a success.

About the 2014 PBA Executive Summit

The first annual PBA Executive Summit hosted a sold-out crowd for this one-day event. It brought together 135 executives from top beauty companies, including Andis, DePasquale Salon Systems, Dermalogica, Joico, Matrix, OPI Products, Inc., Sally Beauty Supply, Ulta, Zotos and many more, to learn from leading business experts on how expanding technology and social connections has transformed marketing and communications in the beauty industry.

Moderating this inaugural summit was former CNN Anchor and NBC Correspondent Gene Randall, who has been front and center to chronicle global events over the course of his impressive career span. His keynote address praised PBA for its charity initiatives and dedication to bettering the beauty industry.

“Leadership conferences in my experience are almost always a profitable exercise because I find that people that come to these events are very serious about number one, joining the discussion and number two, learning from each other and learning from the presenters that are brought in as part of the program. I always welcome an event where people are very serious about their business and certainly this figures to be one of those,” said Randall.

“I’m really proud of PBA,” Jennifer Parks, Sr Vice President of National Account Sales with Sexy Hair said, “The first time out is very difficult to put on this kind of event and to have so many people in the room when I arrived…it was great because I knew 90% of those people.”

2014 Attendees

12 Benefits Group
Ales Group, USA
Avalon Salon and Spa
Aware Products
Axiom Insights, LLC
Beauty Industry Report
BlueCo Brands
Bosley Professional Strength
Bureau Number 4
ColorProof Evolved Color Care
CosmoProf Beauty
Cosway Company, Inc.
DePasquale Salon Systems
DMK Danne Montague-King
EQ Inspire
Fromm International
Global Grind LLC
Group 3 Marketing
Helen of Troy
Integrity Lash
Jessica Cosmetics
Joe Grooming
Kao USA Inc.
Joe Grooming
Kao USA Inc.
Katherine Frank Creative, Inc.
Kendy Law, LLC
Keratin Complex
Liquid Technologies, Inc.
Luxury Brand Partners
Malibu Wellness, Inc.
Mazur Group
MC College Group
Mirabella Beauty
Obliphica Professional
OPI Products, Inc.
Product Club
Reference Hair Care
RevitaLash/Athena Cosmetics
Robanda International Inc
Sally Beauty Supply
Salon Innovations, Inc.
Scott J Salons
Scruples Professional Salon Products
Sealed Air Corp
Sexy Hair Concepts LLC
Spa Specialties represntatives
Spornette International
The Kirschner Group, Inc.
The Temple a Paul Mitchell Partner School
Tressa, Inc.
Tweezerman International
ULTA Beauty
VNC Sales & Marketing
Wella, the Salon Division of P&G
Wet Brush

2014 Press

Modern Salon
Beauty Store Business
Creative Age
Salon Today
Beauty Industry Report
CEW, Beauty Insider
American Salon

2014 Moderator & Speakers

Gene Randall

2014 Moderator
Former CNN Anchor and NBC Correspondent

From the Fall of the Berlin Wall to the U.S. Invasion of Panama and Exxon Valdez disaster, Gene Randall has been front and center to chronicle global events over the course of his impressive career span. As a specialist in American Politics, he has kept viewers up-to-date on five U.S. Presidential Races and hosted “Inside Politics” and “This Week in Politics”.

Jane Buckingham

What Gen Y & Millenials Want from Your Brand
Jane Buckingham navigates through the differences and similarities between generations X and Y and discusses various marketing strategies geared toward each age group.

Steven Berlin Johnson

Where Good Ideas Come From
Consider breakthroughs as different as Darwin’s theories and the rise of YouTube, and ask: what did these moments have in common? Specifically, what environments fostered these ideas? Steven answers these question with a core set of innovation principles that have encouraged creativity and grown businesses across history.

Carrie Mellage - Kline Research

Results from PBA’s Industry Research Study
In collaboration with Kline & Company, Inc.,PBA set off to conduct a revolutionary and comprehensive study to ultimately provide data that can be used to help identify trends, benchmark performance, evaluate competitive beauty related sectors. The results of this study will aid in the decision-making process for businesses involved in the professional beauty industry.