Today is the first day program of the Caribbean Veggie Fest
by Sis. Ahmahlyah E. S. Elyahshuv
KNN - Dimona
The Caribbean Veggie Fest is proud to announce the merger of three (3) leading wellness segments (health, spa and culinary) under one roof, comprising VeggieFest, Health Tourism & Spa Conference scheduled for March 15-16, 2007 at the breath taking Rhodes Hall Plantation located between Orange Bay and Green Island, Hanover, Jamaica.
The culinary section will have a focus on every conceivable type of vegetarian food available in the Caribbean including five star gourmet preparations, raw foods, healthy juices, natural pies, natural herbs & spices, natural wines (from plant sources). Exhibitors will include vegetarian restaurants, vegetarian food purveyors, juice makers, natural seasoning producers, herb growers, and a farmers market.
The health section will take a more professional approach by having wellness professionals from around the world sharing their knowledge and expertise in the form of workshops and seminars. This section is usually reserved for individuals who are in the health and wellness industries and are looking to improve their skills, knowledge and marketing strategies.
Opening Programme Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting
9:00 a.m. Welcome by Sharon Chambers, Co-Producer
9:05 a.m. Opening remarks by Theo and Sharon Chambers, Founders & Co-Producers
9:10 a.m. Greetings: Dr. Reinhard Bergel, Day Spa Association, USA
9:15 a.m. Greetings: Karen Ford Warner, Executive Director, Tourism Product Development Co.
9:25 a.m. Greetings: Harold Davis, Executive Director, Jamaica Business Development Centre
9:40 a.m. Greetings: Lisa Bell (Representing Robert Gregory), President, Jamaica Trade & Invest
9:45 a.m. Greetings: (Representative of the Ministry of Tourism)
9:55-10:30 Dr. Sar Yadiel Ben Israel, Minister of Agriculture , for the African Hebrew Israelite Nation of Jerusalem
10:35 a.m. Ribbon Cutting - End of Ceremonial Programme: Drumming, IIon Station
Tour of Exhibitions (Culinary/Health/Spa)
Programme Sponsored by: Jamaica Trade & Invest, (PSDP), Jamaica Business Development Centre (JBDC), Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), Jamaica Wellness Network, Tourism Product Development Co. (TPDCo), Resort & Day Spa Association, Sunday Herald Newspaper, Hot 102 FM, Positive Tourism Network.