The Wellness Expo is the brainchild of Char Ravelo, publisher of Inspiration, Hawaii's Wellness Journal. "Five years ago, I envisioned a holistic journal filled with articles pertinent to daily life, written by Kaua'i's professional health practitioners and healers. Words that educate, motivate, and provoke us to look at ourselves, families, friends, our community, thus guide us towards having healthier and balanced lives. Expo 2005 was a success with over 60 exhibitors, 20 speakers and 500 plus visitors. Expo 2006, was our first two-day event with keynote Barbara De Angelis, PhD. It was a super success with over 60 exhibitors, 30 speakers, and 1400 visitors. Now it's time to bring the Health and Wellness community together again for another two days of networking, learning and sharing. Why not start the new year off right with an event that is fun and energizing for the whole island! It has been a deep desire, of mine, to provide an avenue for positive learning and synergy in group settings, a place where leaders in the health and wellness industry have an opportunity to meet and work towards our common goal of building a stronger community on Kaua'i."
In 2004, the Hawaii state legislature officially designated Health and Wellness Tourism as a niche market. The LOHAS (Lifestyles Of Health And Sustainability) market is a rapidly growing $227 billion industry and expos are a high touch form of marketing. People meet the practitioners and healers one on one, which is something you can't do with print, TV or radio advertising. This is especially important if you have a service related business (massage therapist) or have a product that can be demonstrated or sampled. Expos are about connecting with people and the importance of building a strong health and wellness community from the ground up.
In response to the need for promotional support and economic stability in the health and wellness industry, a newly formed non-profit organization the Kaua'i Health and Wellness Association (KHWA) provides a unified voice for its members.
Kaua'i is one of the most beautiful islands in the world. People feel good when they come here. It is a natural place for people to relax and heal. The Kaua'i Wellness Expo is a great place for the Kaua'i community to come meet each other, and together to celebrate Health.
Cindie Jones, CFP Waddell and Reed
Kaua'i Visitors Bureau
Hawai'i Tourism Authority
County of Kaua'i Office of Economic Development
Princeville at Hanalei
Alexander Day Spa and Salon
Kaua'i Center for Holistic Medicine
Kaua'i Chamber of Commerce
Kaua'i Health and Wellness Association
Kaua'i Wellness Expo Accommodation Partners
$99 per night (mention Expo to receive this discounted rate)
Aloha Beach Resort Kaua'i
$120 per night for January 26-29, 2007. Mention Kaua'i Wellness Expo to receive this discounted rate.
INSPIRE offers 50% off of Rack. Ask for the INSPIRE offer when booking your reservations.
Bed and Breakfast- www.kauaivacationrentals.com