CIDESCO, the World Standard for Beauty and Spa Therapy, will be holding its 66th World Congress and Exhibition in Stockholm.

Announcing the location for the “prestigious event which brings together beauty and spa professionals from around the world”, CIDESCO International president Anna-Cari Gund said she was delighted that the Congress will be held in her home city.

She said the conference, to be held from September 6 to 9 next year, will also be an important occasion for the CIDISCO’s “Nordic neighbours and partners”.

“We hope to have a fantastic turnout as we discuss advancement of standards in the industry along with immersing our delegates in the beauty and wellbeing which our countries are known for,” she said.

The CIDESCO World Congress aims “to create an open, non-biased platform for beauty, spa and wellness professionals to educate one another and develop the industry as a whole”.

With the theme of ‘Beauty of the Northern Lights’, next year’s  Congress “will explore the Nordic spa, beauty and wellness industry and its influence on the rest of the world.

“This will include educational talks which shed light on spa, beauty and wellness practices popular in Nordic culture,” said Gund.

The program of events will include two days of lectures featuring “renowned world speakers who will discuss the latest trends, procedures, ingredients, business management skills and financial advice” while the theme for the Make-up & Body Art competition will be ‘Gods and Creatures of the Norse Mythology’.