Aesthetics industry goes wild at the zoo for ROAR Conference

On Saturday, 10 October 2020, leading industry suppliers, Venus Concept and EnVogue Skin, welcomed the kings and queens of Australia’s aesthetic jungle to a day full of education and inspiration at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo.

The two companies held the ROAR Conference, the first big industry event since COVID-19 restrictions hit Australia in March, to help clinic owners:

Reignite their vision
Open new opportunities
Accelerate their cashflow
Reach new clients.

Event coordinator Nicole Montgomery said Venus Concept and EnVogue created the event to ensure their clients’ businesses do ‘more than just survive in these unprecedented times’.

‘We chose to hold the conference at Taronga Zoo as it was the perfect setting to remind us all that it is not the strongest nor most intelligent of the species that survive but the one that is best adaptable to change,’ she says.

‘We then brought together some of the most trusted and innovative leaders in the industry to share their valuable insights on the challenges currently facing us and ways to overcome them so we can thrive.’

The conference’s impressive line-up included presentations by:

  • Dr Steven Liew – Lower face rejuvenation at every tissue level
  • Professor Laurence J Walsh – Infection Control Misconsceptions
  • Dr Madisen Harper – New World Transformation Strategies
  • Dr Sonia Batra – Body Contouring – Shaping your clients and profits
  • Dr Michael Zacharia – The Future of Hair Transplant
  • Dr Danae Lim – Matrix PDO threads – Key Indications (Facial)

It also featured two panel discussions: “Complex Cases and Covid-19” with moderator Dr Madison Harper and panellists Dr Steven Liew, Dr Michael Zacharia, Dr Peter Ryan and Dr Nick Davies; “The Future of Aesthetic Businesses” with moderator Jeremy Carter and panellists Dr Lisa Friederich, Vita Cantanzarati, Alex Pike and Sia Hendry.


After the full day of learning and thought-provoking discussions as well as COVID-safe catch-ups with colleagues over coffee and lunch at the Taronga Institute of Science & Learning, the guests changed into their jungle-inspired evening wear and headed to the Zoo’s glamorous Dalang Ballroom for a night of fine food and wine – and more long-overdue (but always COVID-safe) socialising.

ROAR was the first big real-life aesthetics industry event since March for many of the guests. Undoubtedly many were exhausted after the long day and night, but they would all consider it a roaring success as they left inspired and ready to lead the pack into a bigger and better 2021. AMP