PBA Executive Summit


Join the Professional Beauty Association and top beauty executives from across the industry at the PBA Executive Summit in 2016. This event will allow you to network with industry and business thought leaders and learn best business practices from various field-expert speakers.


Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - Thursday, December 1, 2016


Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
Scottsdale, AZ

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2015 Speakers & Topics

Reuben Carranza

Panel discussion hosted by PBA Board Chairman Reuben Carranza

Terry Jones

Founder, former President & CEO of Travelocity.com

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Building Digital Relationships and Innovation

E-commerce pioneer, Terry Jones, will provide the audience with the knowledge on how to effectively communicate with today’s omni-channel customer and how to build an online-relationship.

Lauren DeLisa Coleman

Mobile Strategy Specialist & Analyst

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The Millennials Factor: Paradigm Quake Based on New Values from Tech-Savvy Youth

As a Gen X and Y expert, Lauren DeLisa Coleman, will share insight on how professional beauty merges with modern technology.

Scott McKain

Founder & CEO of the Distinction Institute

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The Collapse of Distinction

Best-Selling Author, Scott McKain, will outline the specific steps organizations must take to truly create distinction in their company and establish superiority in a competitive marketplace.

Recap of the 2015 PBA Executive Summit

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) hosted the second annual PBA Executive Summit in Scottsdale, Ariz. at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia on December 3-4, 2015. The two-day event titled, The Changing Consumer Experience, brought 135 industry executives from over 80 professional beauty companies together to learn, network, and experience presentations from three field-expert speakers. Attending companies included Aquage, Armstrong McCall, Helen of Troy, Joico, Kao USA Inc., Living Proof, Luxury Brand Partners, SalonCentric, Pravana and more.

“The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) created the Executive Summit with the focus of bringing our industry leaders together to network and learn from thought leaders outside of the professional beauty. This year focused on the correlation between changes we are experiencing in our industry and purchasing decisions made by consumers and the increasing millennials presence,” said PBA Executive Director, Steve Sleeper. “Even though the focus of the event was on making connections in the digital space, nothing replaces the opportunity to connect in-person. The energy in the room speaks volumes for the impact this event had on our attendees.”

The event began Thursday with a reception and welcome message from PBA’s Chair of the Manufacturer Advisory Council, Harlan Kirschner. Friday’s educational event began with PBA Board Chairman and Group President of R+Co and V76, Luxury Brand Partners, Reuben Carranza, setting the stage for the day and later moderating a speaker panel.

Executive Summit speakers included Terry Jones, Founder and former President and CEO of Travelocity.com, Lauren deLisa Coleman, Mobile Strategy Specialist & Analyst, and Scott McKain, Founder & CEO of the Distinction Institute. Each speaker focused on the mind of the consumer. Jones kicked off the event by giving the audience key points on building a culture of innovation within their business. Coleman continued the topic speaking about the mind of millennials and how to use a digital strategy to create an impactful message. In closing, McKain shared steps on how to differentiate your company within the competitive marketplace.

2015 Attendees

Allvus dba Sam Villa
Aloxxi International
American Made Beauty
Armstrong McCall
Avalon Salon and Day Spa
Beauty Industry Report
Beauty Logistics
Beauty Solutions, LLC
Beauty Systems Group
Bobit Publishing
Bosley Professional Strength
Burmax/Product Club
CFN Beauty Representation
Club Intrigue
CoCo Cheveux
CosmoProf Beauty
Cosway Company, Inc.
Creative Age Publications
Depasquale Salon Systems
Esthetique Solutions
    Fromm International
Garcoa Labs
Gerry Udell Inc.
Helen of Troy
Hempz/ PBI Group Inc.
Ideas Collide
Interiors by RG Shakour
Jayne & Company
Joe Grooming
Kao USA Inc.
Kendy Law, LLC
Kline Group
Kovner & Company
Living Proof
Luxury Brand Partners
Malibu Wellness, Inc.
Mazur Group
Modern Salon Media
Neill Corporation
number4 hair care
OPI Products, Inc.
    Vertone Haircare
Peter Coppola Beauty
Professional Salon Services
RevitaLash/Athena Cosmetics
Sally Beauty Holdings Inc.
Salon Innovations
Salon Services
Scruples, Inc.
Sexy Hair Concepts, LLC.
Spa Specialties Representatives
Spilo Worldwide
Taylor & Pond Corporate Communications
The Kirschner Group, Inc.
Ulta Beauty
Zotos International