camexpo 2013: UK’s biggest complementary healthcare show opens in London this weekend
With the doors set to open at 10am on Saturday 5 October, this year’s camexpo at London’s Earls Court will play host to the largest gathering of complementary healthcare practitioners and therapists of the year.
The UK’s largest professional event for the CAM industry, this weekend will see thousands of visitors – from sole practitioners and large CAM clinics to health care professionals, heath store retailers and press representatives – travel from all across the country to attend the show’s CPD-accredited seminars and workshops, plus research the latest new products, services and training for their customers and clients from around 200 exhibiting companies.
Recent additions to the exhibitor list include Apotree – UK distributor of vertebene® disc capsules (made in Austria and new to the UK); Eagle International/HiDow – the world’s leading supplier of compact and portable pain relieving TENS machines – which will be launching in the UK for the first time; ThermoDR – the leading manufacturer of wheat filled, microwaveable products aimed at pain care and relaxation; and SevenPoint2 Europe/Alkalize – whose ‘green’ food supplements support an alkaline lifestyle. None of which have appeared at the show before.
Other new companies hoping to make a big impression this year include Natural Self/Neals Yard Remedies Organic; Coolherbals, with its Ayurvedixpro® skin care range, CoolSlim Plan, and Nutrigro® – the first range of hair products containing Ayurvedic ingredients; The Aromatree Company – creators of handmade, nourishing foot creams containing 100% pure aromatherapy essential oils; and B2beauty, which will be introducing its range of British-made 100% pure, luxury spa skincare products made by combining the bio-active powers of apiary and botanical extracts.
The full exhibitor list is available to view at http://www.camexpoexhibitors.co.uk/exhibitorList.aspx.
New Product Showcase 2013
Another show feature that has already generated a wealth of visitor interest is the New Product Showcase. From new start-ups with compelling origin stories to well-established brand pioneers championing new formulations – the market is flourishing with a proliferation of new products for 2013. Often the first port of call for many camexpo visitors, the following is just a sample of new innovations being showcased this weekend:
- Star Corp United Kingdom Ltd – RUBBEEZ
- Abundance and Health – Altrient C
- Eterno Naturals – Harmony Cone Ear Candles
- Cambridge Nutritional Sciences – Coeliac Screen
- The Colloidal Company – Colloidal Gold
- Solgar Vitamin & Herbs - Solgar® 7; & Folate (as Metafolin®) 1000 ug
- Vivomed – Soothing Touch Narayan Oil
- Ovantis Ltd (UK Sole Distributor of Physiospect NLS Bio-resonance devices) – Introscan
- Bare Biology – Bare Biology Lion Heart
- BioCare Limited – Femforte Multi; MaleForte Multi; Femforte Balance; MaleForte Plus; GI Complex; & Slippery Elm Intensive
- The Nutri Centre – Bespoke Woman: Food-State C&R; & Bespoke Woman: Food-State Antioxidant Boost
- San Omega - San Omega-3 Total
- Premier Research Labs – Quinol-ND; Max B; & Digestive Enzyme SP Formula
- Amber Ointment – Amber Ointment
- Kinetic Natural Products Distributor – Terranova: Beetroot Juice, Cordyceps and Reishi Superblend; Earth's Best Baby: Cold Relief Vapour Ointment; Terranova: Vibrant Synergy; & Amazing Grass: Raw Reserve
- Lorem – Emu Balm
- Water For Health – Maximum Vibrance
- G&G Vitamins – Organic EssentialFood
- Songbird Naturals Ltd – Zest Massage Wax; & Zest Reflexology Wax
- The Aromatree Company – The Foot Care Range
- Weleda – The Muscular Pain Relief Spray
- Apples & Pears – Natural Bee Remedies
- The Nutri Centre – Lyprinol
Two FREE Keynote Theatres
Of course camexpo wouldn’t be camexpo without its world-class, CPD-accredited education programme, which boasts over 100 seminars, workshops and demos. Opening day highlights in the two Revital-sponsored Keynote Theatres include a regulation update from the CNHC’s Hazel Russo and Margaret Coats (which will feature an important industry announcement), plus sessions from Antony Haynes, Dr Natasha Campbell McBride, Dr Marilyn Glenville, Dr Rob Verkerk, and Professor Ingvar Bjarnason.
Those visitors unable to attend on Saturday will be sure to find plenty to keep them busy at the show on the Sunday. Keynote highlights include sessions by Patrick Holford; the CMA’s Jayney Goddard; BANT’s Miguel Toribio-Mateas; FHT-sponsored Reiki master Penelope Quest; and Meghan Mari and Rachel Fairweather from the Jing Institute of Advanced Massage Training (winners of the camexpo Outstanding Achievement Award for the past two years running).
Natural Products Live!, hosted by Natural Products magazine, will also be making its debut on Sunday 6 October. Sponsored by BioCare, Natural Trade Brokers, Global By Nature, and Kinetic Natural Products Distributor, the seven-session programme – which is now fully booked, is specifically aimed at health store retailers.
The second day of the show is also when the winners of camexpo’s three prestigious awards are announced, including the Best New CAM Product Award 2013, which is voted for by visitors to the show’s New Products Showcase on the Saturday, camexpo CAM Clinic of the Year, and the CAM Outstanding Achievement Award.
The full programme, including session details and timings, is available to view online atwww.camexpo.co.uk/education/seminars.
Entry to the Keynote Theatres, Demo Theatre and Hot Topic Discussion Desk (space permitting), is included with all tickets (prices may vary with different promotional codes). The show’s 48 Taster Workshops, sponsored by Balens, offer exceptional value priced at £18.50 (incl VAT) per session.
Enjoying record attendance of 5,492 last year, camexpo may need little introduction within the industry it serves. However for those that have yet to enjoy the camexpo experience for themselves – 2013 may be the perfect year to give it try.
“It is great to feel part of such a vibrant and welcoming community,” says therapist Emma Diamond, just one of many visitors looking forward to camexpo 2013, “After last year’s show I came back to my clinic buzzing with new products to try and new therapies to consider.”
Visit www.camexpo.co.uk/register and use priority code camx599 to register in advance for £6.50. Please note, advance booking closes at midnight today (4 October), after which a £20 door charge may apply.
Media enquiries & press pass requests to:
Emma-Louise Jones, PR Manager
Editorial representatives of relevant trade and consumer media (including freelancers) are invited to apply for press passes to camexpo via email to firstname.lastname@example.org (please note, additional details may be requested to verify journalistic activity and all press passes are issued at the management’s discretion).
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camexpo enquiries to:
Zoe Campbell, Event Manager
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