UVU’s UCCU center plays host to two day women’s event
Lauren Barney | Staff Writer
Photo credit: Julie Ostler | Assistant Photo Editor | @jules1lo
The annual Utah Women’s Expo exhibited at the UCCU center on August 28 and 29. The lifestyle-centered event every year aims to bring women the best and most current of what Utah has to offer. Throughout the two-day event the expo, featured fashion shows, self help seminars, beauty tips and more, which were geared toward women of all ages and walks of life.
Tickets were free through pre-registration on the event website or $5 at the door. Attendees received firsthand experience with many different services and products from makeup application and home DIY projects, to Tupperware demonstrations and finance tips. Vendors presented product tutorials and answered questions for participants walking through the expo.
By attending the event, participants had a chance at receiving exclusive deals. There were several opportunities to apply for giveaways and prizes, such as a $1,000 Target gift card. Many of the exhibitors also offered special discounts on products and services that were exclusively available to those who attended the event.
“We love holding events at UVU and look forward to more in the future. The Women’s Show is a great place for women of all ages to come and find all things they need from health and fitness, to fashion, to self improvement,” show organizer Roxanne Bennett of Bennett Events said. “You can find great deals and have a great weekend hanging with your friends. We hold the event once a year and look forward to more fun in the future.”
This year’s show offered a kids safety zone. An entire section of the expo was dedicated to educating and protecting kids. Some of the issues covered included safety in and around cars and water and swimming safety. With a road simulator and educators from the Living Planet Aquarium, kids had the opportunity to learn safety tips in a way not otherwise available. The event has had great success in years past and the 2015 event proved no different. It is estimated that between 9,000 and 12,000 people participate each year. The growth of the expo is promising as over 200 exhibitors participated and the turnout of Utah women remained constant throughout the two-day event.