11th TRAVEL & TRADE SHOW OF THE SPA AND WELLNESS TOURISM IN CENTRAL EUROPE
Rogaška Slatina Health Resort, Slovenia
20 – 23 October 2019
11th SPA-CE was for the first time held at the Rogaška Slatina Health Resort in Slovenia, thermal spas with the 400 year tradition. Following the successful concept from the previous year, on the first evening, we have gathered participants at another venue – Šmarješke Toplice, which was also the starting point for the Rolling workshops on the next day. Rolling workshops were the perfect occasion for exhibitors and hosted buyers to get to know each other while visiting some selected Slovenian tourist attractions and spas (Otočec Castle, Dolenjske Toplice, Terme Zreče, Thermana Laško, and Terme Olimia). An evening highlight was a Gala Dinner in the Chrystal Hall at the Grand Hotel Rogaška, organised by the hosting destination. Programme of the second day was held in the Grand Hotel Sava and was focused on the One2One meetings and presentations of best practice cases. During the days, spent in Rogaška, participants have learned all about their water Donat Mg with the highest magnesium content. The 11th SPA-CE experience has ended with the dinner at the Atlantida Boutique Hotel, where participants shared their impressions in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
11th SPA-CE has gathered 22 natural health resorts from Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Serbia, and for the first time from Latvia. Among 80 applications from the agencies, we have confirmed 35 hosted buyers, 24 buyers from 13 countries have attended the workshop.
“Dear all, let me thank you, also on behalf of Heike Jachmann, very much for the opportunity to be part of this great conference. Like previous years you always ensured that everything is well organised and a programme, which is well diversified. You generated over the years a state-of-the art conference for CEE and for professionals in the medical spa business it is a must to be here.”
Franz J. Biesel & Heike Jachmann, Kuren & Wellness, Germany, hosted buyers