Phorest Salon Software marks 20th anniversary with Dublin summit

By Helena Biggs | 15 January 2024 | Events, News

Ronan Perceval Phorest Salon Owners Summit 2024

Irish-founded and global salon software provider, Phorest, marked its 20th business anniversary at its 8th annual flagship event, the Salon Owners Summit, in the Royal Dublin Convention Centre.

Over 600 salon owners from salon business communities across Europe, Australia, Canada and the USA gathered over two days to hear talks about industry trends, opportunities and Phorest’s technology innovations and take part in software and social media workshops.

Speakers included David Meade, an award-winning researcher & speaker who delivered a collaborative session on ‘Growth Mindset’, and Sharmadean Reid MBE, founder of WAH Nails & women’s empowerment platform, The Stack World. Reid delivered a keynote on ‘Finding the Human Story in the Data’, exploring how salon owners can utilise client data to create the ideal customer persona for teams to embrace.

Sharmadean Reid MBE

Phorest founder, CEO & event host, Ronan Perceval, comments: “To have our customers, partners and industry speakers in one room, celebrating, sharing and networking, was electric. We also invited over 100 members of the Phorest team to immerse in the experience, spend quality time with our customers and soak up valuable customer insights, needs and ambitions for 2024.

“Our mission is to empower and inspire our customers to grow fantastic businesses, while attracting and delighting loyal clients and talented staff. This event celebrates the courage and camaraderie of this industry and promotes thought leadership. I am so proud of what we have achieved collectively to date – and excited for what’s still to come!” /