All you need to know about SMC 2019 in New Delhi
New Delhi gears up to host the 4th Editon of Salon Management Congress – an initiative by Professional Beauty and Beauté Espace Media.
A platform to bring forth the raging issues, provide workable solutions, identify trends and support them with expert analysis — Salon Management Congress (SMC), held on the sidelines of Professional Beauty India Expo, has managed to bring the who’s who of India’s vast and fast-growing beauty and salon industry under one roof to discuss the present and future of the dynamic sector. Having successfully concluded three knowledge-packed editions in the past years — two in Mumbai and one in New Delhi — SMC is all set to unveil its 4th edition at Pragati Maidan in the capital, on July 1-2, 2019.
Prominent personalities and pioneers are mainstays of the 2-day conclave. SMC’s debut edition in New Delhi last year, was inaugurated by Anand Mohan Jha – Head, Sector Skill Council Governance at National Skill Development Council (NSDC). Salon owners, entrepreneurs, franchisees, hairdressers, make-up artists, other beauty & grooming professionals, and aspiring professionals make up the audience, who derive a wealth of information and ideas from attending the insightful sessions held at SMC.
The Delhi edition promises to be bigger and better with renowned speakers and panellists gracing the sessions, while Knowledge Partner — Beauté Espace Media sets up a slew of exciting topics to dissect and understand, for better business prospects and knowledge enhancement. Here’s a summary of what to look forward to at the 4th edition of the bi-annual event.
The primary goal of SMC is to provide an opportunity for the attendees to come face-to-face with make-up and hair maestros, business veterans, influencers, and decision-makers, who discuss relevant issues on an open platform. The previous editions saw veterans like the Lydia Sarfati – CEO, Repêchage; Samir Srivastava – CEO, Jean-Claude Biguine and Binaifer Pardiwalla – General Manager – L’Oréal Professionnel & Decléor and Pushkaraj Shenai, CEO of Lakmé Lever, Adhuna Bhabani, Creative Director and Founder, BBLUNT; Vipul Chudasama, Director, Vipul Chudasama Hair Education & Studio and Asha Hariharan, Founder & Director, Beyond The Fringe Salons among others, sharing their valuable views on a variety of topics.
The confirmed speakers for the upcoming edition of SMC include Dr Blossom Kochhar, Vikram Mohan of Bounce Salons, Indira Ahluwalia of Grace Salons, and Sachin Kamat of Enrich Salons, to name a few.
The engaging panel discussions are the identity of SMC and for this edition too, no stones have been left unturned to pick the most pressing issues and developments. These include:
- Salon Vision 2020: What’s on the horizon for the salon industry in India?
- Attrition and pay structure in the salon industry: The elephant in the room
- Salons as a family business: A hair raising proposition!
The event will also host cutting-edge workshops by business leaders, covering topics such as Inventory Management in Salons, Understanding the Art of Retaining in Salons, etc. After SMC Delhi, the next edition is scheduled on Sept 16-17, 2019 in Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai.