SPATEC North America, organized by McLean Events in partnership with American Spa magazine, held its fall event at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort (Braselton, GA) from Sept. 25-28, 2008. This three-day forum featured one-on-one pre-scheduled meetings, which allowed spa owners and directors to meet and network with leading spa suppliers and vendors by appointment; a vendor showcase; a motivational session led by Renie Cavallari; and teambuilding activities. 'SPATEC is an invaluable tool for spa directors and vendors,' says Ruth Walsh, spa and fitness director at Horseshoe Bay Resort (Texas). 'It is a venue that supports building lasting relationships.' Vendors also benefited from the event by having the opportunity to present their products. 'SPATEC is the most efficient and effective way to get face time with key decision makers, which is priceless,' says Cathi Castillo of Pevonia International. The next SPATEC North America show will take place Feb. 18-21 at Rosen Shingle Creek (Orlando, FL). For more information, visit www.mcleaneventsinternational.com.
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