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The Salon International Africa Business Conference certainly lived up to its theme and got delegates and exhibitors business fit for 2020.

Our speakers Stef Du Plessis, Keshantha Naidoo, Marisa Dimitriadis, Terence Jansen Van Vuuren and Co Van Doorn delivered presentations that were enlightening and relevant to the current business environment in the beauty and hair industry.

Thank you to our sponsors, delegates and exhibitors!

Without you, the event would have not been a resounding success.

We look forward to seeing you all at the next Salon International Africa Business Conference.

Get Business Fit

16th March

The Venue, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg

At the start of the new year many of us set ourselves fitness goals, but what about getting your business in shape?

This business conference is the ideal place to start getting your business in shape. It is not just aimed at those running a salon or spa, but all who run a business, manage staff work for a company or have aspirations to start their own business.


9:00-Keynote Speaker

Stef du Plessis: Change you and your business for the better

Stef du Plessis is a leading Authority on Employee Engagement and Workplace Culture.
Stef helps companies to improve their bottom-line results by growing their people and creating winning workplace cultures. His insights, teachings, and methodologies create turning points for individuals, leaders, teams and organisations alike.

•             Explore what truly motivates you

•             Build better relationships in life and work

•             Gain clarity on what matters most

•             Learn why we resist change, and what we can do about it

•             Real, believable and doable personal action plan

Anybody who wants to succeed should listen to this talk!


10:00-Kesh Naidoo: Why does your Facebook/Instagram/Pinterest/Twitter fail?

Do you really understand what social media can do for your business? The algorithms change all the time. Wait a minute…. What’s an algorithm you may ask, what does it do, is it catching? How to use these tools but also to manage your expectations.


10:30- Coffee Break with exhibitors

11.00- Terence Jansen van Vuuren from Terrenzo Suites

Must have business skills you need to develop to ensure success, Get the inside knowledge on how to run a successful business, what to focus on and how to achieve your goals.

11:45- Marisa Dimitriadis: Marketing, things to consider 

Whatever your business experience and however long you have been running it, marketing is still the best way to grow. Word of mouth, social, leaflets and other solutions can all work, but you should ensure the message is right and the medium you use is going to be effective. Get top tips from our expert speaker.


12:15- Lunch with exhibitors


13:15- Co van Doorn:   Keeping the business on track.

Co has been running his own business for over 20 years. On top of working as a celebrated stylist, he is well known for his public speaking. Co’s inspiring, sometimes hard-hitting rhetoric, never ignores the elephant in the room, whilst adding his personal touch of humour. He has been involved for many years as a trainer in the industry and currently distributes an international Haircare brand in KZN.


14:00- Keynote speaker: Shelley Walters Service that Sells
It is a little-known fact that the quality of service delivered across an organization has a direct impact on our sales, both in increased client retention and new business. Turn your business into selling and serving machine with this captivating and educational talk – Service Sells!

You will LEARN:-

  • How the world of client expectations is changing and what you need to do about it now.

  • What it is that brings clients back to your business.

  • The 6 Expectations Clients have of your business.

  • How to clarify and exceed client expectations.

  • Real-world stories of ordinary businesses delivering extraordinary service​

Shelley Walters is an internationally acclaimed speaker who has worked with a wide range of clients, big and small, an inciteful and inspiring speaker and not to be missed.


15:00- Drinks reception and prize ‘Passport’ draw

Please note, programme is subject to change

*Your conference seat booking includes lunch and refreshments. 

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