The region’s spa and wellness professionals met recently in Dominica in an effort to move closer to developing regional industry standards. The symposium, the latest undertaking in the Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA) led project to advance the sector, was held in association with UKAid and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).
The two day symposium brought together representatives from the Caribbean Spa and Wellness Association (C-SWA), practitioners from across the region and industry experts. President of C-SWA Mr. Steve Andrews represented the regional association. Barbados was in turn represented by Business Development Officer at Invest Barbados, Mr. Marc Ifill and Ms. Amy LeMay of Earth Mother Botanicals. Also taking part were the CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ), the regional body responsible for developing and promoting industry standards and the Thai Spa Association, represented by its President, Andrew Jacka.
The symposium provided a mix of insightful presentations including international best practices, a report from the consultant to the project and roundtable discussions.