About the Event

In the heart of Europe between the Alps, the Mediterranean Sea and the mysterious Karst, we are thrilled to be bringing Connections Wellbeing to Slovenia.

Leading luxury buyers and wellness suppliers will be invited to experience the renowned Terme Olimia Resort in Podčetrtek. The health centre, which has been recognised as the country’s best for five consecutive years, is founded upon Slovenia’s traditions of self-care, preservation and restoration.

Senior executives and experts will discover new business opportunities through one-to-one meetings and local experiences. From relaxing with a sound bath, Connections Wellbeing will give time for Selfness, the Slovenian Way.

When & Where

02 - 05

Podčetrtek
Podčetrtek

Agenda

Tuesday, 30th April

(Optional) Time for Selfness, the Slovenian Way

Location: Terme Olimia

Ahead of Connections Wellbeing, Terme Olimia invites you to take a few days for yourself and enjoy the extensive facilities at this award-winning health resort. We have arranged an exclusive B&B rate of 96,00€ for single occupancy and 122,00€ for double. To book, please contact: booking@terme-olimia.com or +386 3 829 7836.

Thursday, 02nd May

VIP transfer, sponsored by Luxury Slovenia DMC

Upon arrival, please look out for a Connections logo – your driver will be waiting for you. Transfers will be provided from Ljubljana Jože Pučnik airport and Franjo Tuđman Airport Zagreb. The transfer will give you the opportunity to relax after your flight and take in the beautiful Slovenian scenery.

Check in at Terme Olimia

Duration: All day

Location: Terme Olimia

VIP transfers for all attendees

Connections informal cocktail reception and dinner sponsored by Terme Olimia

Duration: 1 hour

This will be your first opportunity to meet new people in an informal setting whilst enjoying a wonderful organic wine or mocktail sponsored by our very own host hotel, Terme Olimia

Friday, 03rd May

Optional Thermal spa or fitness class

Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes

At Terme Olimia, we have been trying to offer you the best relaxation and pampering in Slovenia. Consequently, we have been chosen as the best wellness centre in Slovenia for five consecutive years. Prestigious pampering at Wellness Orhidelia enables you to gain enough strength for everyday difficulties and challenges.

In the diverse complex of Wellness center Termalia, everyone can find something for themselves; whether in pools with rapid rivers, geysers, and whirlpools or at massages, in saunas or in fitness.

At Spa Armonia, we pamper all your senses with carefully designed assortments, quality ingredients, and proven skills.

As a Connections guest you have the opportunity to: Visit of pools in Termalija Relax and Termalija Family Fun, Visit of Saunas in Termalija Relax, Visit of Wellness Orhidelia,

and a 10% on every spa treatment.

Connections breakfast

Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Location: Restaurant Basilicum

In the inn, you can enjoy culinary delicacies at breakfast. You will leave truly renewed after breakfast for strength.

Opening welcome

Duration: 45 minutes

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

Duration: 45 minutes

These activities are intended to act as an enhancement to the tabletop introductory meetings. As soon as you meet, we encourage you to try an activity together. However, the choice is yours! Choose from the following Connections Experiences taking place at Terme Olimia: Barefoot walking, Energy Exercises, Qi Gong, Nordic Walking, Colouring of Healing Mandalas, Six Sound Vibrations, Dance of Chakras and more!

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

Duration: 45 minutes

These activities are intended to act as an enhancement to the tabletop introductory meetings. As soon as you meet, we encourage you to try an activity together. However, the choice is yours! Choose from the following Connections Experiences taking place at Terme Olimia: Barefoot walking, Energy Exercises, Qi Gong, Nordic Walking, Colouring of Healing Mandalas, Six Sound Vibrations, Dance of Chakras and more!

Healthy break

Duration: 30 minutes

Your opportunity to catch up with emails and calls back in the office

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

Duration: 45 minutes

These activities are intended to act as an enhancement to the tabletop introductory meetings. As soon as you meet, we encourage you to try an activity together. However, the choice is yours! Choose from the following Connections Experiences taking place at Terme Olimia: Barefoot walking, Energy Exercises, Qi Gong, Nordic Walking, Colouring of Healing Mandalas, Six Sound Vibrations, Dance of Chakras and more!

‘My Path to Wellness’ ConnecTalk with Diana Stobo, innovator and leader in the global wellness industry

Duration: 45 minutes

Owner and creator of The Retreat Costa Rica and Truth Bar, Diana Stobo’s expertise and passion for healing people began with herself, when she was battling illness and a list of prescription medications. Diana took matters into her own hands and cured her conditions through a combination of nutrition and detoxification – as a result, she was an early pioneer in the raw food movement. Diana has since become an award-winning author, classically trained chef and nutrition expert, and works to continually empower people to live life well.

Connections lunch sponsored by Terme Olimia and Visit Podčetrtek

Duration: 1 hour

Opportunity to network with more delegates whilst enjoying an al fresco market style lunch with locally sourced food and the beautiful surroundings of Terme Olimia

Transfer sponsored by Slovenian Tourist Board, to Jelenov Greben

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Duration: 45 minutes

These activities are intended to act as an enhancement to the tabletop introductory meetings. As soon as you meet, we encourage you to try an activity together. However, the choice is yours! Choose from the following Connections Experiences taking place at Chocolate Tasting, Feeding the deer, Nature walk, Olimje monastery, Food tasting and more!

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

Duration: 45 minutes

These activities are intended to act as an enhancement to the tabletop introductory meetings. As soon as you meet, we encourage you to try an activity together. However, the choice is yours! Choose from the following Connections Experiences taking place at Chocolate Tasting, Feeding the deer, Nature walk, Olimje monastery, Food tasting and more!

Healthy break

Duration: 15 minutes

Free time - your opportunity to catch up with emails and calls back in the office

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

Duration: 45 minutes

These activities are intended to act as an enhancement to the tabletop introductory meetings. As soon as you meet, we encourage you to try an activity together. However, the choice is yours! Choose from the following Connections Experiences taking place at Chocolate Tasting, Feeding the deer, Nature walk, Olimje monastery, Food tasting and more!

Transfer sponsored by Slovenian Tourist Board, to Terme Olimia

Duration: 15 minutes

Free time

Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Transfer sponsored by Slovenian Tourist Board, to Connections dinner

Duration: 15 minutes

Connections dinner sponsored by Slovenian Tourist Board

Duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Enjoy the lovely surrounding of the rustic furnished guesthouse offering you the a wide range of local cuisine from the Obsoteljsko-Kozjansko region, and a wide selection of fine wines from all over Slovenia.

Transfer sponsored by Slovenian Tourist Board, to Terme Olimia

Duration: 15 minutes

Saturday, 04th May

Optional Thermal spa or fitness class

At Terme Olimia, we have been trying to offer you the best relaxation and pampering in Slovenia. Consequently, we have been chosen as the best wellness centre in Slovenia for five consecutive years. Prestigious pampering at Wellness Orhidelia enables you to gain enough strength for everyday difficulties and challenges.

In the diverse complex of Wellness center Termalia, everyone can find something for themselves; whether in pools with rapid rivers, geysers, and whirlpools or at massages, in saunas or in fitness.

At Spa Armonia, we pamper all your senses with carefully designed assortments, quality ingredients, and proven skills.

As a Connections guest you have the opportunity to: Visit of pools in Termalija Relax and Termalija Family Fun, Visit of Saunas in Termalija Relax, Visit of Wellness Orhidelia,

and a 10% on every spa treatment.

Euromonitor ConnecTalk & Group Discussions: The Power of Nature on Health & Wellbeing

Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Location: Terme Olimia

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

Duration: 45 minutes

These activities are intended to act as an enhancement to the tabletop introductory meetings. As soon as you meet, we encourage you to try an activity together. However, the choice is yours! Choose from the following Connections Experiences taking place at Terme Olimia: Barefoot walking, Energy Exercises, Qi Gong, Nordic Walking, Colouring of Healing Mandalas, Six Sound Vibrations, Dance of Chakras and more!

Healthy break

Duration: 30 minutes

Your opportunity to go back to your room and get anything you may need for your afternoon meetings

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

Duration: 45 minutes

These activities are intended to act as an enhancement to the tabletop introductory meetings. As soon as you meet, we encourage you to try an activity together. However, the choice is yours! Choose from the following Connections Experiences taking place at Terme Olimia: Barefoot walking, Energy Exercises, Qi Gong, Nordic Walking, Colouring of Healing Mandalas, Six Sound Vibrations, Dance of Chakras and more!

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

Duration: 45 minutes

These activities are intended to act as an enhancement to the tabletop introductory meetings. As soon as you meet, we encourage you to try an activity together. However, the choice is yours! Choose from the following Connections Experiences taking place at Terme Olimia: Barefoot walking, Energy Exercises, Qi Gong, Nordic Walking, Colouring of Healing Mandalas, Six Sound Vibrations, Dance of Chakras and more!

Transfer meeting to Atlantida Boutique Hotel sponsored by Slovenian Tourist Board

Duration: 30 minutes

Connections lunch

Duration: 1 hour

Location: Atlantida Boutique Hotel

Talks with business partners along with great picnic food, in a pleasant and stimulating environment. The dishes from our menus are made of seasonal and local ingredients.

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

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: Grand Hotel Sava

These activities are intended to act as an enhancement to the tabletop introductory meetings. As soon as you meet, we encourage you to try an activity together. However, the choice is yours!

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

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: Grand Hotel Sava

These activities are intended to act as an enhancement to the tabletop introductory meetings. As soon as you meet, we encourage you to try an activity together. However, the choice is yours!

Healthy break

Duration: 15 minutes

Your opportunity to catch up with emails and calls back in the office

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

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: Grand Hotel Sava

These activities are intended to act as an enhancement to the tabletop introductory meetings. As soon as you meet, we encourage you to try an activity together. However, the choice is yours!

Q&A ConnecTalk with Paloma Ruiz, Naturopathic Nutritionist of Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: Atlantida Boutique Hotel

Paloma is an integrative and naturopath nutritionist. Her passion for naturopathy, chiropractic and kinesiology developed as a result of studying and working alongside leading pioneers in these areas, all with a holistic and vitalistic approach to nutrition. Paloma’s former experience as a WTA Tour tennis player eventually led to her specialising in healing diets and cleansing techniques.

At the Marbella Club, Paloma forms part of a team of nutritionists who lead wellness guests through their journeys from beginning to end. Based at the Holistic Studio, Paloma is also on hand to help guests with a set routine - or even a curiosity for wellness - find the right tools from a nutritional perspective on their path to wellbeing, whether it be through a fun cooking class to an in-depth consultation.

Transfer meeting to Terme Olimia sponsored by Slovenian Tourist Board

Duration: 30 minutes

Free time

Duration: 1 hour

Transfer sponsored by Slovenian Tourist Board, to Connections closing dinner

Duration: 30 minutes

Connections closing dinner

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Location: Grand Hotel Rogaška

Transfer sponsored by Slovenian Tourist Board, to Terme Olimia

Duration: 30 minutes

Sunday, 05th May

VIP transfer, sponsored by Luxury Slovenia DMC

Duration: All day

Your driver will be waiting for you at your scheduled time in the hotel lobby.

Buyers' Breakfast

Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes

Location: Terme Olimia

Speakers

Diana Stobo

Owner and creator of The Retreat Costa Rica

Owner and creator of The Retreat Costa Rica and Truth Bar, Diana Stobo’s expertise and passion for healing people began with herself, when she was battling illness and a list...

Paloma Ruiz

Naturopathic Nutritionist of Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa

Paloma is an integrative and naturopath nutritionist. Her passion for naturopathy, chiropractic and kinesiology developed as a result of studying and working alongside leading pioneers in these areas, all with...

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Dress Code

The Connections way works best when you embrace the experiences on offer. We would like you to be prepared so here are some useful information in advance of the event.

During the day we would advise that all delegates to dress in a comfortable/casual attire. Some of the experiences on offer may require a bit of walking so we advise no heels!

Suits are not required – we all like you to look your best, but our programme being quite active, suits won’t work that well!

Ties are not required – even with the evening programme, we are in a relaxed environment and want you to feel comfortable.

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.

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

Connections Experiences

Here at Connections Wellbeing, we’re dedicated to creating the best possible environment to help our buyers and suppliers create deep, lasting business relationships with each other.

We put a significant amount of thought into the planning of the schedule to ensure ample time to meet as many people as possible. Even our lunches, dinners and transfers are geared toward relationship forming opportunities. Connections Experiences are intended to act as an enhancement to the tabletop introductory meetings. As soon as you meet, we encourage you to try and activity together. However, the choice is yours!

Here is a list of activities to give you an idea of what to expect:

Barefoot walking
Energy Exercises
Qi Gong
Ai Chi
Nordic Walking
Colouring of Healing Mandalas
Gong Sound Bath & Singing Bowls
Six Sound Vibrations
Dance of Chakras
Forest Immersion

Please note Connections Experiences are subject to change.

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