About the Event

Connections Wellbeing series brings together the world’s best wellbeing suppliers and global luxury travel buyers looking to developing their understanding in this incredibly fast-growing sector. Events, held with the support of Wellbeing Escapes, blend executive-led networking alongside challenging and informative sessions, with hands-on practical experiences showcasing the latest wellness techniques. Suppliers are globally-known brands who sell wellbeing as part of their core offering including hotels, spas and practitioners. Buyers are established luxury agents and operators interested in building their understanding of wellness to better serve their clients.

When & Where

29 - 01

Algarve
Algarve

Agenda

Sunday, 29th October

Optional activities

Duration: All Day

Location: Toscana Resort Castelfalfi

Spa, wellness classes and pool/ VIP transfers - check in

Connections Informal dinner

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Location: Mercado Culinario

Connections Informal dinner at Mercado Culinario sponsored by Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa

Monday, 30th October

Optional activities

Duration: 30 minutes

Location: Toscana Resort Castelfalfi

Optional Thermal spa or Stretching class at the zen room, block A, level 8

Breakfast

Duration: 1 hour

Breakfast at Mercado Culinario

Opening welcome

Duration: 1 hour

Opening welcome with Micaela Giacobbe of Connections, Rob Veltman of Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa and Stella Photi of Wellbeing Escapes

Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose a Connections Experience

Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose a Connections Experience

Healthy break

Duration: 15 minutes

Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose a Connections Experience

Connections Insights

Duration: 45 minutes

Connections Insights: 'Growing younger as you grow old' with Dr. Coelho of Palacio Estoril Hotel

Connections Lunch

Duration: 1 hour

Connections lunch at Mon-Chic restaurant

Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose a Connections Experience

Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose a Connections Experience

Healthy break

Duration: 15 minutes

Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose a Connections Experience

The Connections Interview

Duration: 45 minutes

The Connections Interview : The Ayurveda Philisophy with Dr Naresh Perumbuduri

Free time

Duration: 45 minutes

Transfer

Duration: 45 minutes

Transfer to Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa

Cocktail reception

Duration: 45 minutes

Cocktail reception sponsored by Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa

Transfer

Duration: 45 minutes

Transfer to Anantara Vilamoura

Connections Dinner

Duration: 2 hours

Connections official dinner sponsored by Anantara Vilamoura and supported by Turismo de Portugal

Transfer

Duration: 45 minutes

Transfer to Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa

Tuesday, 31st October

Optional activities

Duration: 30 minutes

Optional Thermal spa or pilates class at the zen room, block A, level 8

Breakfast

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

Breakfast at Mercado Culinario

ConnecTalk

Duration: 50 minutes

ConnecTalk with Stella Photi of Wellbeing Escapes

Connections Group Discussions

Duration: 50 minutes

Connections Group Discussions: ‘In the shoes of the wellbeing traveller’ sponsored by The Telegraph

Transfer

Duration: 30 minutes

Transfer to Caldas de Monchique

Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose a Connections Experience at Caldas de Monchique

Healthy break

Duration: 15 minutes

Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose a Connections Experience at Caldas de Monchique

Transfer

Duration: 30 minutes

Transfer to Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa

The Story

Duration: 30 minutes

The story of a Wellbeing Pioneer with John Stewart of Kamalaya, Koh Samui

Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose a Connections Experience

Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose a Connections Experience

Healthy break

Duration: 15 minutes

Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose a Connections Experience

Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose a Connections Experience

Connections Experience

Duration: 45 minutes

Meet at the supplier’s table and choose a Connections Experience

Connections closing remarks

Duration: 30 minutes

Free time

Duration: 1 hour

Transfer

Duration: 30 minutes

Transfer to Jardim das Oliveiras sponsored by Município de Monchique

Connections closing dinner

Duration: 2 hours

Connections closing dinner at Jardim das Oliveiras sponsored by Município de Monchique

Transfer

Transfer to Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa

Wednesday, 01st November

VIP transfers - check out

Duration: All day

Dress Code

The Connections way works best when you embrace the experiences on offer. During the day we would advise that all delegates dress in comfortable/casual attire.

Suits and ties are not required

We all like you to look your best, but with our programme being active, suits may not work!

Think carefully about heels

Heels can be a problem if you want to join some of the activities on offer, so if you’re going to wear heels, consider bringing some flats too so you don’t miss out.

Weather

The average temperature in Portugal in October is likely to be 19°C, but please do check the weather before packing your suitcase.

We do advise that all delegates take their own necessities, which may include, medical supplies, etc.

Connections Wellbeing Portugal Experiences

Here is a taste of some of the experiences you will be sharing with your fellow Connections Wellbeing Portugal attendees:
-Japanese Acupuncture

-Gua Sha

-Honey Foot Bliss

-Monchique Mountain Inhalation

-ESPA Skin Vision Analysis

-Sensorial Scalp Massage

-Activate Breathing workshop

-Happy Hands Workstation

-Mineral Stone Workshop

-Monchique Miracle Oil facial pressure points

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