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    Balkan SPA Summit 2011




    Spa, Wellness, Thalasso, Thermal & Health Tourism
    Expo & Conference of Balkan countries 
    Flamingo Grand Hotel, Albena Resort, September 21- 23 2011

    In spa industry, creativity and action are very important and create tangible results. With that in mind, the Spa Association of Bulgaria will host for the first time in the Flamingo Grand Hotel, Albena Resort, the most significant Spa, Wellness and Medical Tourism Event on the Balkan Peninsula – the Balkan Spa Summit 2011 Expo & Conference. The date of the Spa Summit is 21st-23rd of September 2011.

    The forum is organized by the joint forces of the spa associations of the following countries: Bulgaria, Turkey and Greece – National Association for SPA & Wellness Tourism /NAST/, Turkish Association of Spa Thalasso and Health Resorts /TURKSPA/, and Spa Managers Club of Greece /SMCG/. Moreover, kind supporters of the spa Summit are Albena Resort, the Balkan Alliance of Hotels Association /BAHA/, the Global Spa Summit /GSS/ and Spa Finder Inc.

    A variety of industry professionals will attend the Balkan Spa Summit 2011 with the goal to bring together leading experts, professionals and representatives of Spa, Wellness and Medical Tourism from Bulgaria, Turkey, Greece, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Herzegovina, FYROM, Albania, and Romania.

    The event will be the first annual meeting for Spa, Wellness and Health industry professionals on the Balkans. The main goal of the organizing and initiative committee is to enhance the future cooperation between the Balkan Countries. Everyone, who is a part of this industry, will be acquainted with the newest tendencies and will be able to exchange the best working practices and experiences. We aim to come together on a regional basis and to become more competitive. As the Balkan Peninsula has huge natural resources and conditions for the development of this industry, it will give grounds for general discussion on the specifics in the area. The event will give the best opportunities for establishment of partnerships between our Balkan countries in the Spa and Wellness business.

    Interested parties will be given the opportunity to attend various workshops and open discussions covering the latest news and information from the Balkans and Europe spreading the message of spa lifestyle.

    Balkan Spa Summit 2011 is a totally new idea and concept and its aim is to become the annual gathering of Spa, Wellness and Medical Tourism Industries. The event will be organized each year by a different Balkan country to exchange ideas and network and to provide the opportunity to enhance experience and adopt new trends. Guests and visitors of the Spa Summit are: producers and suppliers of spa cosmetics, wellness equipment and spa accessories, spa owners, managers, directors and therapy consultants, spa hotels and resorts, vacation villages, spa treatment studios, fitness professionals, health and wellness institutions, Doctors and medical professionals, spa interior designers and architects, tour operators, Press and media.

    The main objective of the 3-day event is to spearhead the achievements of the Balkans’ Spa Industry enriching the participants’ theoretical and practical experience in Spa-ing. The vision and mission of the conference is to advance the spa world and offer leading experts and professionals the vehicle to network and exchange ideas.  Some of the cutting-edge topics of the first Balkan Spa Summit are: “Professional Development Sessions”,  “Strategic Development and Planning of new Marketing Strategies”, “How to successfully network in the Balkans”, “How to build new and successful partnerships in the Balkans, “Effective Strategies on Human Resources Management”, “Medical Tourism Opportunities” and others. Some of the guest speakers are inspiring speakers, spa opinion leaders, spa managers and directors, entrepreneurs, hoteliers and professors with international appeal. The complete conference agenda and names of the speakers will be released to the press by the end of July.

    The Organizing Committee of the Balkan Spa Summit cordially invites you to be part of this innovative opportunity and experience. Please allow us to set new standards and improve the spa practices while opening up in new opportunities. 

    For up-to-the-minute information and further details on the three-day Balkan Spa Summit please visit the official website at or call Mr. Stanimir Stankov at +359 298 13015, Sofia, Bulgaria.


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