PBA Executive Director Steve Sleeper opens the 2018 Executive Summit. 
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PBA Executive Director Steve Sleeper opens the 2018 Executive Summit. 

The Professional Beauty Association will host the 6th annual Executive Summit, where more than 300 of the beauty industry’s thought leaders, top executives and influencers unite to explore the disruptive forces affecting business models and profitability.

The Executive Summit features top industry speakers specializing in trend forecasting, technology and business strategy who will share their insights about today’s evolving business models. This year’s theme, “Leading Through Human Connections,” will explore best in class case studies and challenge conventional wisdom to understand how to manage disruption, leverage new technologies and create human relationships that drive innovation.

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“The Executive Summit is an essential platform for leaders to gather as a collective and compare valuable learnings that will continue to enhance and elevate the beauty industry. By providing the latest and most insightful business trends and data, and examining these effects on beauty, we continue to support the professionals who keep the industry ahead of change,” says PBA Executive director Steve Sleeper.

This year’s speaker lineup includes Kate Ancketill, founder and CEO of GDR Creative Intelligence; Mitch Joel, technology and innovation expert and best-selling author; Erica Keswin, best-selling author, speaker and professional dot-connector; and Steve Sleeper, executive director of the Professional Beauty Association.

Attendees of the 2018 Executive Summit included executive-level professionals representing some of the industry’s most recognized brands—Bumble and bumble, Henkel, Kao USA Inc., L’Oreal, Revlon, SalonCentric, Sport Clips, ULTA Beauty and more.

To learn more about the Executive Summit and purchase tickets, visit probeauty.org/Execs. Members of the Professional Beauty Association receive $300 off registration. To explore membership options, visit probeauty.org/join.

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