As employee health care and CSR programs are gaining importance in many corporations and associations worldwide, we think it is essential to co-ordinate the planning of meetings and incentives with these overall health policies. All the efforts a company makes to create healthy conditions for employees can prove to be ineffective if we don’t stop a moment to acknowledge the travel and meetings stress and impact on the overall health. Despite the positive aspects, business objectives and great inspiration that meetings bring along, jet-lag, different climate zones, lack of sleep and rest and the wrong kind of food are some of the negative and stressful aspects that also add to the experience.

But it doesn’t have to be this way! And there are places where innovative concepts are offered to integrate health aspects in your meetings and conventions, like the Palacongressi di Rimini.  The venue is Italy’s first convention centre that provides complete wellness programmes that can be incorporated into your congresses. In choosing Rimini and its Palacongressi you will create a new experience for your congress delegates. It is about health and wellness as the highlights of your stay in Rimini and throughout your working day. Palacongressi di Rimini is located at the centre of the Wellness Valley, the first international district enhancing the quality of life and wellbeing and it is created from the collaboration between the Convention Bureau della Riviera di Rimini and the “Wellness Foundation”.

So, what is this concept actually about?

It is about program modules applied during events that are designed to help your delegates’ body and mind stay in perfect shape: Their congress experience can start with an early morning warm up on the beach or choosing walks or bike rides through the parks and gardens, guided by a special GPS app. In Rimini, for example, the hotels can be reached from the Palacongressi Conference Center with a walk or bike ride of a few minutes only.

The nutritional aspect plays a great role at the Palacongressi as well, and therefore special  “wellness Menu” offers are available, designed by a nutritionist. All meals offer healthy alternatives based on the Mediterranean diet and showcase the flavours of the local area.

During events, the venue provides an area where simple exercises can be done to refresh and energise during meeting breaks – even in your business attire. One such example is the Technogym Wellness Ball Active Sitting.

Federica Lucini, Marketing Manager at Convention Bureau della Riviera di Rimini, explains:

“The idea of the Wellness project actually came from a big player in the fitness industry, Technogym, which is also one of the major industries in our region. Sharing the philosophy of wellness as a lifestyle gave rise to the Palacongressi’s choice to become the first Wellness Valley congress location. It is a fantastic promotional marketing opportunity for the venue to offer a range of extras for all the events we host. It also provides companies and associations with the excellent advantage of combining their event with attractive wellness concepts.”

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