Conferences and fairs

Final Conference Amsterdam


Four open evenings on Hair and Beauty at Taunton College in Bridgwater/Taunton

Taunton College, arrange 4 open evenings throughout each academic year. This is to showcase the college and its many courses available for school leavers and adults wishing to re - train.

Staff teams are on hand in all areas to discuss to the public what is on offer and the course requirements. Over the course of the evening our section in hair and beauty saw 35 members of the public, this was made up of young learners wishing to join the school after finishing school next year with their parents and carers.

This was an excellent opportunity to be able to highlight the great importance of all working towards a greener environment, and all supporting where we can with being sustainable.


El Palo at Fair of Hairdressing, Esthetic, Barbering and Beauty in Malaga

IES El Palo has presented the European Project: “Future Skills and Sustainable Development” in the first Fair for Hairdressing, Barbering and Beauty  celebrated in the Costa del Sol from the 11-13 of june of 2016. During the Fair, the staff of El Palo explained the Green Salon Project to professionals and customers and some of them visited the project website and assessed their entrepreneur skills with the prototype scan.
The first edition of Estilo MLG, the first fair of the Hair salon, Barber & Beauty treatments in Malaga has gathered more than 100 exhibitors from the personal care sector.
During three days Estilo MLG met in Malaga to more than 11,000 visitors interested in learning about developments and trends at the national level.
The fair:
  • was a reference event and a must for the best brands and professionals
  • had news & trends and top-level professional contacts
  • offered a meeting point for advances in integral beauty of men and women today
  • had quality participatory spaces led by prestigious professionals
  • had a market for buying and selling products and services
  • created meeting corner for entertainment and communication between professional and visiting public


The Green Salon project presented on the European annual EGIN Conference Lisbon

On the annual conference of the European Graphic Media Industry Network (EGIN) at the 21st of April 2016, the Green Salon project was presented. The audience comes from VET institutes, employers en employees organizations, form 11 EU member states. Most of the participants are aware of the sustainability problems but are not aware of the situation in the Hair and Beauty sector.

The main goals of the Green Salon project is to develop:  new educational products like workshops on sustainability and innovation, entrepreneurial skills, teaching materials for schools and post vocational education about sustainability in the 'green' salon, a study of management systems of sustainability in the sector, a diagnostic scan and roadmap for businesses and schools, a physical sustainability game and an Internet awareness game about sustainability and entrepreneurial skills.

The educational institutes in EGIN mostly are part of a bigger eduactional structure with also hair and beauty institutes are part of. Through this presentation we hope the information of this project Green Salon will be dissiminated 

Let’s hope that more and more companies (SME’s), VET institutes, employer and employee organizations will be inspired to inform the people in their network about this project and its challanges so that the outcomes of the project will reach more people of the targetgroup.

Presentation in Lisbon


Green Salon on the Vakbeurs Creatieve industrie in Gorinchem The Netherlands

On March 14th, 15th and 16th the Green Salon project was present at the "Vakbeurs Creatieve Industrie (Fair Creative industries) in Gorinchem, The Netherlands. We presented the project to the visitors: employers, employees, schools, teachers and students.


Green Salon presented at meeting of Hair and Beauty Teachers

On the 27th of April 2016, the meeting took place in the Teacher´s Educative Center of Marbella, a Meeting of Hair and Beauty Teachers from Málaga and Cádiz with the aim of knowing last trends in the sector, exchanging educative experiences and creating a social net between interested persons.
Hair and Beauty lecturers from IES El Palo participated in the Meeting. It is worth mentioning the presentation made by our Hairdressing lecturer, Esther López Merino about: “Perspectives and Future in the Personal Image Sector. Sustainability and Professional Management”.
During the presentation, the speaker explained the importance of this two issues to face a successful future and demonstrated it with different figures and data from different sources.
With this purpose our School actively participates in the Eurasmus + Project: “Future Skills and Sustainable Development in the Green Salons” with the aim, between others, of developing learning materials, educative games and different tools to measure and increase sustainability and professional management within the H&B Sector.
After a constructive debate we could appreciate the big interest and acceptance of the European Project and we took on the commitment to share with them and to disseminate all the outputs and information we will achieve.
It was a very interesting Meeting and we did realise the necessity of information and education in this subjects so that it encourages us, even more, to keep the research and innovation with our European partners.