Leadership | Business | Entrepreneurship
Anticipating Tomorrow

The ever-changing business world is becoming increasingly challenging.

Attending the REALtalk Business Forum will help you understand the importance of pricing your work. Are you undervaluing what you do? Gain ideas on handling mental health challenges in the workplace and understand the importance that technology plays in your salon business today. Be inspired by how our industry is seen in the global hair community and learn what we need to constantly educate our teams. You will gain ideas to evolve in business and assist you in planning your business future.

REALtalk Business Forum creates authentic, inspirational and unbranded conversations on what matters to our industry, with usable ways to grow your business, inspire your salon staff and review your service offering.

With a significant line up of Internationally and locally renowned keynote speakers, discussion will focus on many important aspects of running a business today. There are two key panels with industry leaders and innovators who will discuss trends that are affecting you.

REALtalk Business Forum creates a more connected conversation to better anticipate tomorrow.

Take a look at the 2023 REALtalk Business Forum program below.

2023 Realtalk


2023 Realtalk Program

9:00am- 9:20am Coffee and registration
9:20am – 9:25am Welcome by Lisa Conway, The Zing Project (emcee)
9:25am – 10:00am Valuing Our WorkLisa Conway, The Zing Project
10:00am 10:30am Panel: Mental Health and Wellness in the Workplace
Paloma Garcia, Paloma Salon; Chris Hunter, Willomina; Jake Putan, Legacy Education; Michael Kelly, Salon Her; Jose Bryce-Smith, O&M
10:30am – 10:50pm The Power of EducationJane Barrett, Pivot Point
10:50am – 11:10am Morning Tea
11:10am – 11:40am Panel: Salon Improvement through Technology
Emma Winen, Shortcuts; Paul Frasca, Sustainable Salons; Adam Ciaccia, L’Oreal ACCESS; Helen Flaherty, Ezidebit – A Global Payments Company; Tamara Reid, Timely; Kate Henderson, Elysium Hair
11:40am – 12:00pm Facing the Global CommunityStephanie Mason, Showpony
12:00pm – 1:00pm Closing Keynote: Re-Imagining a Sustainable Customer Journey Fit for the Future – Anders Sörman-Nilsson, Thinque
1:00pm – 1:30pm Closing Keynote Q & A
1:30pm Recap End of REALtalk followed by buffet lunch

*Program subject to change 

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