Expert line-up for camexpo Taster Workshops 2016
Hundreds of camexpo Taster Workshop places have already been snapped up, with many sessions on track to sell out well ahead of this year’s show, says organiser Diversified Communications UK. Prospective attendees are being urged to book early to secure their first choices for 2016.
Taking place on 24-25 September at London’s Olympia, camexpo – the UK’s largest professional natural health and wellbeing event – is renowned for its comprehensive, CPD-accredited conference programme. Aside from 48 Taster Workshops (sponsored by Balens), the line-up also includes 50 seminars over two days in four dedicated theatres (Keynote, Nutrition, Demo and the Business Clinic).
Tailored specifically to equip complementary practitioners, therapists, students and healthcare professionals with practical demos of the latest therapies and techniques, the popular ‘hands on’ workshops offer practical training from top industry experts at a fraction of the normal cost. With around 1,000 visitors (that’s one in four) attending one or more workshops last year, they’re always a key draw for practitioners looking to expand their repertoire.
“camexpo is like a glorious cake shop, with so many incredible speakers, taster workshops and events all in one arena, it’s hard to just try one. Attending camexpo means I am always learning, improving techniques, pushing the boundaries of what 'I' do and never simply being content with doing the same as I did yesterday. It’s not about being better than everybody else, it’s about being the best that I can be,” says holistic beauty expert, and new camexpo workshop host, Ziggie Bergman MAR.
She’s the creator of the Zone Face Lift, which has been called ''contender for London’s best facial treatment'' by Daily Mail beauty writer Sarah Vine. camexpo visitors looking to try out the therapy, which combines Bergman Method Facial Reflexology, Japanese facelift massage, Native American healing and the use of sacred herbs to lift the face and spirit, will be able to enjoy short taster sessions with Bergman on the Association of Reflexologists stand or, from today, book on to a 90-minute Taster Workshop (subject to availability).
Other new workshop sessions for 2016 include ‘Aromatherapy blending’ with Carole Preen, an honorary lifetime member of the International Federation of Aromatherapists; ‘Chronic pain: to suppress, manage or cure?’ with chartered physiotherapist Georgie Oldfield (founder of SIRPA – Stress Illness Recovery Practitioners Association); ‘Emotions and trauma: hold the space to facilitate release’ with Emma Gilmore (director of School of Bodywork); ‘Hypnotherapy: a practical introduction’ with Kate Beaven-Marks and Rory Z Fulcher (co-founders of HypnoTC: The Hypnotherapy Training Company); and ‘Sophrology easy techniques for everyday stress management’ with Florence Parot, founder of The Sophrology Academy – the first centre in the UK dedicated to training Sophrology practitioners in the ‘life-balancing mind-body technique’.
As in previous years, popular workshops aimed at massage therapists and bodyworkers (around 45% of the camexpo audience) are expected to be among the first to sell out. These include sessions by James Earls, Meghan Mari, Leon Chaitow, Linda Currie, Clare Blake and Ruth Duncan among others.
“Keeping up-to-date is important and it can be easy to feel isolated as a therapist. camexpo gives you a way of seeing what is new and there are so many fantastic ways of networking with fellow therapists. It’s energetic, it’s educational and it’s revitalising,” says James Earls.
“The sheer range of exhibits, workshops, and Keynote presentations at camexpo makes this an important event for anyone who wishes to stay aware of options and possibilities,” says Leon Chaitow.
“camexpo offers us a chance to showcase what we do best, teaching professional MFR workshops. Prospective students can meet and talk to us to discuss their needs, as well as attend our taster workshops so that they get an idea of how and what we teach. I think that’s important, as training is an investment both financially and for a successful career,” says Ruth Duncan.
“Training is a vital component of any successful business,” says Zoe Campbell, camexpo’s event director.
“By offering highly-focused, content-driven workshops that offer practical advice, techniques and ideas from some of the leading experts in the country, we’re enabling CAM professionals to tailor their skill-set to match their own unique therapy styles. Helping them to find new specialisms (before committing time and money to a full-time course) that will benefit their current (and future!) career. 92% of visitors last year agreed that the camexpo education programme was relevant to their professional development – which is a big endorsement of how camexpo is consistently meeting the needs of the sector that it serves,” she says.
New for 2016, all workshops and seminars at the show are now CPD-accredited. The full Taster Workshop schedule is available to view at www.camexpo.co.uk/education/taster-workshop-schedule.
camexpo returns to Olympia, London, on 24-25 September 2016. For more information, and to book an entry ticket for £8.50 (saving £16.50 off the door charge), please visit www.camexpo.co.uk and use priority code CAMX524 (workshops cost £19.50 per session).
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camexpo was named as a finalist in the Best UK Trade Show Exhibition (Under 2,000m2) category at the Association of Event Organisers (AEO) Excellence Awards in 2009 and 2010. In 2011, it was awarded Highly Commended by the AEO judges.
Diversified Communications UK (Diversified UK) is a fast growing trade event organiser and publisher based in Brighton, Peterborough, and Nailsworth, Glos. In addition to camexpo, Diversified UK’s portfolio includes Natural & Organic Products Europe; Natural and Organic Awards; Natural Products Scandinavia in Malmö, Sweden (co-located with Nordic Organic Food Fair); Natural Products News; Natural Beauty News; lunch!; Casual Dining; Commercial Kitchen; Accountex; Ocean Business; OceanBuzz; MARELEC Marine Electromagnetics conference; SITS – The Service Desk & IT Support Show; ServiceDesk360; Euro Bus Expo; Coach & Bus Live; British Tourism & Travel Show – Best of Britain & Ireland; The Route One Operator Excellence Awards; The National Coach Tourism Awards; Route One magazine; and Coach Monthly. For more information, visit: www.divcom.co.uk.
Diversified UK is part of Diversified Communications, a leading international media company providing market access, education and information through global, national and regional face-to-face events, digital and print publications and television stations. Diversified serves a number of industries including: seafood, food service, natural and organic, healthcare, commercial marine, and business management. Based in Portland, Maine, USA, Diversified employs over 850 staff, across eight divisions in seven countries. For more information, visit: www.divcom.com.