Hévíz gets ready to host SPA-CE

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

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Hévíz, known for its long bathing culture, is in the final stage of preparations for the 7th SPA-CE, the first and only spa and wellness trade show for Central Europe. From 1 to 3 October 2015, spa and wellness providers from Hungary, Slovenia, Czech Republic and Slovakia will present their services to hosted buyers coming from all over Europe.

Over the years SPA-CE has brought together 203 hosted buyers from 19 different countries and 159 exhibitors from 6 countries. Exhibitors and hosted buyers realized 3.341 meetings with more than 21 meetings per show per person. The long awaited B2B event held this October in Hévíz will again focus on business meetings between providers and hosted buyers and offer a great educational programme along with a fam trip for hosted buyers.

SPA-CE conference will present local spa and wellness tradition and new trends of the industry. Géza Kurth M. D. chief medical doctor at St. Andrew Rheumatology Hospital will speak about The Lake Hévíz and the traditional Hévíz cure, Anni Hood, Founder and CEO of Wellness Business Consultancy from UK will present The Shifting Dynamics, Response over Function in the spa and wellness industry, Eva Kiewel, Coordinator at European Spas Association will speak about a true European project - The Roman Thermal Spas of Europe, Zsuzsa Vincze from Department of International Cooperation at Hungarian Tourism will present The strategy of China – CEECs Tourism Cooperation for 2016 and finally Iztok Altbauer, Director of Slovenian Spa Association, will talk about the strength of the Slovenian Spas.

Throughout the event guests will be able to enjoy the Hungarian hospitality that will reach its peak with evening events and networking in a more relaxed atmosphere while trying out excellent cuisine and wine in the Festetics Palace in Keszthely and Cental bathhouse above the Hévíz lake. Hosted buyers will experience in person “The Fountain of Life” at a fam trip on the last day and explore the spa and wellness offer of Danubius Health Spa Resort Heviz, Zala Springs Golf Resort, Lake Cave Tapolca and Lake Balaton.

To find out more about SPA-CE please visit



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