SPA-CE, the Spa & Wellness Business Event of the year


Ptuj Thermal Spa Resort, Slovenia, November 17-19

Meetings, business opportunities, networking, rich programme, study trips, good company, excellent food…whatever the reason for your visit may be.

SPA-CE is a place to be! Make sure you don’t miss it!

The SPA-CE with many ideas for relaxed and healthy way of living


Location – The Ptuj Thermal Spa is the host of the 9th SPA-CE B2B event. The 35 year old Ptuj Spa is one of the youngest spas in Slovenia. The thermo-mineral water of Ptuj is known to have a positive effect on some neurological diseases, it improves rheumatic conditions as well as bone and cartilage disorders. Their greatest feature is the thermal park, indoor and outdoor pool complex offers more than 4200 m2 of water surface with the largest water-slide system in Slovenia. The opulent wellness centre has a range of themed baths and various types of massage.

Buyers  – tourist agencies offering spa services, travel organisers, the organisers of incentive trips, representatives of insurance companies, healthcare institutions and interest groupings and associations looking to discover spa & wellness offer of Central Europe are eligible for hosted buyer status. Each year around 90 % of hosted buyers are new!

Suppliers – natural spas and thermal spas from Central Europe, wellness hotels, resorts and centres, providers of wellness services, tourist destinations with the spa offer and providers of cosmetic and medical services & equipment looking to present their offer and establish new business contacts. Around 30 exhibitors take the exhibition floor each year!


Meet Ptuj’s Special Townsfolk

Gladiators and carnival figures enriching personal experience of the SPA-CE tradeshow

The town of Ptuj is not only known for the healing thermo-mineral water springs of the Ptuj Thermal Spa, but also for the abundant history and culture. SPA-CE tradeshow’s hosted buyers, for example, have an opportunity to be pulled into two unique stories that lead into a different world and time.

Firstly, the oldest Slovenian town still offers a possibility to meet some of the residents from 2000 years ago when Ptuj was a flourishing Roman town called Petovio. Local Association for Roman History and Culture organises gatherings of Roman gladiators, legionaries, senators, Vestals, harpists, and other Petovians. The spectator is hypnotically pulled back in time.

In addition, one can face Kurents – the hair-raising carnival figures with a rich etnographic cultural heritage being considered for UNESCO World Heritage List. Kurents, the most famous of Ptuj’s symbols, every February chase away the Winter and welcome the Spring through jumping and cowbell ringing dance. Although rather scary on the first sight, their loud and joyous presence takes one into colourful other-worldly dimensions. Ptuj’s Tourist Information Centre recently opened an exhibition room where Kurent’s mystical mask in its real size and looks greets a mystified visitor.

Certainly, exploring Ptuj through a historical lens adds value to a personal experience of this culturally rich town.


Your Chance To Discover And Experience The Best Spa&Wellness Offer Of Central Europe

SPA-CE Trade show that was first held in 2009, is becoming an European junction for all professionals working in the spa and wellness tourism.


5 Reasons why you should attend spa-ce as a hosted buyer

  • SPA-CE = making business in a personal way

Are you tired of crowded fairs? SPA-CE is a boutique trade-show offering a different experience. Face-to-face business development is acknowledged as being the most successful form of selling and building a personal and direct relationship with exhibitors. SPA-CE is the trade show that emphasizes the importance of personal contact.

The core of the show are pre-scheduled meetings between providers and hosted buyers that when realized, always put a face to the name of your potential new business partner! • SPA-CE = ECONOMICAL USE OF YOUR TIME We promise that you won’t waste any minute of your precious time!

Every 20-minutes face-to-face meeting will give you new information and new reliable contact! Using our one2one on-line system will allow you to choose the exhibitors you want to meet! • SPA-CE =


  • SPA-CE = economical use of your time

We promise that you won’t waste any minute of your precious time! Every 20-minutes face-to-face meeting will give you new information and new reliable contact! Using our one2one on-line system will allow you to choose the exhibitors you want to meet!


  • SPA-CE = first hand experience

Site-visits on a day before the show will give you first-hand experience of the local offer. Post-show study tours will be organized to selected Slovenian spas. Experience the offer in order to present it in the best possible way to your clients! • SPA-CE =OPPORTUNITY TO GAIN NEW KNOWLEDGE Traditionally SPA-CE conference opens the stage for professionals from the spa & wellness industry. New trends, fresh ideas and valuable knowledge is what we offer! • SPA-CE = EXCELLENT HOSPITALITY Free transportation to Radenci, accommodation in a


  • SPA-CE = excellent hospitality

Free transportation to ,Ptuj accommodation in a 4 star hotel, transfers to and from the airport, study tour, constant support of SPA-CE team, evening social events, refreshments and lunches during the day. Good time is guaranteed! Don’t hesitate!


The Diamond Jubilee Of Slovenian Spas Association

The Slovenian Spas Association has been for 60 years uniting 15 natural and thermal spas, acting under a common name “Slovenian Natural Spas”.

Intertwining natural remedies with scientific approach

The Slovenian Spas Association acts as a strategically and operationally oriented tourism marketing organization and implements in an effective way the business interests of their members and health tourism product in the Slovenian Spas as a whole. A modern, flexible and dynamic marketing organization represents the Slovenian Spas as a key partner in promoting their business interests in Slovenia and abroad.

The Slovenian natural spas dedicate special attention to new trends and programs to maintain and enhance health. They follow the new trends, which brought in the European tourism the philosophy of a healthy lifestyle and wellness.

With intensive investments in tourism infrastructure on one hand and the program offer on the other, Slovenian natural spas, continue to strengthen its position in both the Slovenian and European tourist area. They also represent the strongest and most competitive tourism product in Slovenia, since one-third of all overnight stays in Slovenia is carried out in spas.

All health and spa resorts meet also the strict conditions required for obtaining the status of state-verified spas, allowing them the involvement in the public health network of Slovenia.

The Slovenian Spas Association is also the initiator of the SPA-CE trade show where the most important providers of spa and wellness services from European countries meet, exchange ideas and provide opportunities for new connections in the wider Central European Region.

As SPA-CE is a boutique trade-show the attendance is limited and early registration is highly recommended! Please check Terms and conditions ( for participation. More information:, E:, T: +386 1 430 51 03







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