3RD TRAVEL & TRADE SHOW OF THE SPA AND WELLNESS TOURISM IN CENTRAL EUROPE
Thermana, Laško, Slovenia
12 – 14 October 2011
SPA-CE is designed as a trade show that represents spa and wellness offer of Slovenia and the region of Central Europe to tour operators and meeting planners. It is a place where offer meets demand, where new opportunities rise and business agreements are made. Being organized under one roof and in a form of a trade show it enables exhibitors and hosted buyers to make the most of their time spent at the event. Networking, getting new contacts and talking business in easy at SPA-CE. Exhibitors can make acquaintance with selected hosted buyers through the online system where they can review, select and arrange appointments with hosted buyers. At the show, the contact is strengthened by a personal meeting in an unhurried environment.
From its beginnings, SPA-CE has successfully grown and has developed into a trade show where every year more and more hosted buyers and exhibitors meet face-to-face. At the 2nd SPA-CE 27 wellness and spa centres from Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Hungary and Bulgaria presented their offer to 40 hosted buyers from all around the world. The aim of the organisers is for the SPA-CE trade show to become a place to meet, exchange ideas and provide opportunities for new connections among its participants. Zdravko Počivalšek, Director of Terme Olimia said: “SPA-CE exceeded expectation of exhibitors already in the first years. It is very well organized; clients and buyers are selected and targeted professionally. We have been very satisfied with our performance at SPA-CE and will attend also in the years to come.”
SPA-CE was bigger and better than ever. Following two successful events in Ljubljana, the trade show moved to Laško, a city located at the very heart of Slovenia. Around 40 exhibitors from selected countries and 60 participants from all around the world attended the third edition of the show. Alaa Dardir from Manar Travel from Egypt told us: “I certainly believe that Slovenia could be a booming destination for Egyptians, either coming for pleasure in the Adriatic coast, or those coming for Medical treatments in different Spas. I was looking for the complete range of facilities that could be offered to the Egyptian market which considered the biggest market in the Middle East and could offer a lot of visitors to Slovenian Spas.”