This year, its 11th year, the Facial Aesthetics Conference & Exhibition was bigger than ever before!
As always The Consulting Room™ was involved in the agenda format, management and practical running of the FACE 2013 conference on behalf of the organising committee of Dr. Tim Flynn (Consultant Dermatologist, USA) and Mr. Rajiv Grover (Consultant Plastic Surgeon, UK), and the conference owners, FACE Ltd.
Over the three days from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd June, record numbers of aesthetic practitioners – encompassing cosmetic dentistry, cosmetic dermatology, aesthetic nurse practitioners, plastic surgeons and cosmetic doctors, as well as clinic managers, beauty therapists, laser specialists and business owners attended FACE - the UK’s premier facial aesthetic conference, held this year at the QEII Conference Centre in the shadow of the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye in Westminster, London. So big was this year’s event that the conference’s long standing home at the Royal College of Physicians was simply not large enough to host the expanded agendas and exhibition floor.
The annual conference has become a must-attend event within the UK aesthetic industry, attracting internationally renowned speakers from all over the globe presenting their most up-to-date clinical evidence and treatment techniques. The 2013 event saw 150 speakers present, and attracted the highest audience numbers ever, with over 1,000 delegates attending the various agendas over the three day weekend, that’s 400+ more than in 2012. As well as delegates, a growing number of specialist exhibitors were involved in promoting a wide range of aesthetic products and services to the UK market place across 3 large rooms within one floor of the conference venue, this year totalling 80 exhibitors.
Attendees of FACE 2013 were treated to three separate agendas on the Friday (Cosmetic Injectables, Cosmeceuticals and Business), five on the Saturday (Cosmetic Injectables, Equipment, Surgical, Business and a special agenda for Aestheticians and Therapists), and finally five concurrent agendas again on the Sunday (Cosmetic Injectables, Equipment, Business, Aestheticians and Skin Anti-Ageing). All agendas featured interactive lectures on cutting edge technologies, practical tips and advice, workshops, insight into the latest innovative technologies and exhibits from global industry suppliers, new product launches and of course the chance to meet industry colleagues to discuss and share practice notes and business strategies. As always, the question and answer sections of each session were very popular with delegates eager to ‘pick the brains’ of the experts.
You can read more in this month’s feature article, available to Consulting Room members, which gives a six page summary of some of the most interesting points to come out from this year’s bumper event which saw an unprecedented array of concurrent agendas. If you're not already a member, learn more about all the great benefits and register today.