Sunday, February 5, 2012

Health digest hosts wellness expo 2012

T&T is in the height of the Carnival season, and health concerns may not be at the top of the list of priorities of many people. But once the season of revelry is over, some people may be seeking information that will guide them in their quest to attempt to reverse the effects of their weeks of indiscretion—sleepless nights, excessive alcohol consumption, unhealthy and unbalanced diets.
A good place to start may be The U—Health and Wellness Exposition, scheduled to take place from March 19 to 21 at the Hyatt Regency in Port-of-Spain. Hosted by U–The Caribbean Health Digest, the event will once again create a forum that allows organisations and individuals the unique opportunity to promote their health related products, services and solutions to a captive audience. This exposition was held for the first time in September 2010 and subsequently cancelled in 2011 as a result of uncertainties surrounding the then state of emergency.

This year promises to be much more interactive, with many more exhibitors that include major players in the insurance and finance sectors, health food providers, private hospitals, spas and fitness centres, each armed with solutions to creating healthier and more informed citizens. On March 19, Minister of Health Dr Fuad Khan will officially open the expo, and that day will cater to corporate T&T. The subsequent days will be open to the public, including schools, at no cost. Some exhibition spaces are still available for companies that wish to capitalise on the opportunity to market themselves to a audience that has a keen interest on health and wellness issues.