The partnership marks first milestone with 12th World Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Congress to be held in Abu Dhabi
The World Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Congress (WMTC) presents an opportunity for one-on-one networking with buyers for sending patients for treatment abroad from across the globe – especially the US, Africa and Asia –in a business-development-inspired event.
The WMTC earlier organised only in the US, has been moved to Abu Dhabi by the Medical Tourism Association, the organiser of the event, in partnership with the government. The partnership marks its first milestone with the 12th World Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Congress to be held in Abu Dhabi from October 15-17, 2019.
Jonathan Edelheit, Chairman and Co-Founder, Medical Tourism Association said, “The Congress allows us, as an industry, to disrupt and move the industry forward in a way that has not happened before. Our partnership with Health Travellers Worldwide will bring multifaceted benefits to the Indian medical community.”
Mohammed Zakariah Ahmed, Founder, Health Travellers Worldwide, said, “As a strategic partner for the 12th World Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Congress, we invite the Indian healthcare industry to Abu Dhabi to participate in a one-of-its-kind experience that will bring together the biggest buyers and payors of treatment abroad for their members. There will be convergence of large number of prominent speakers, scheduled B2B meetings and opportunities for networking with industry experts from across the world.”
Speakers include Shady Nawar, Head, Health and Benefits, Bupa Global; Erik Koornneef, Vice President, Policy and Compliance, Department of Health, Abu Dhabi and Mariam Al-Jalahma, CEO, National Health Regulatory Authority, Bahrain.
Other speakers and attendees include executives from insurance companies, corporations including oil companies, officials from Ministries of Health and Medical Associations, top management from hospitals, facilitators, health consultants, IT consultants, HR professionals and representatives from the across the world.
As a part of this year’s global event, the MTA will also be organising a day-long Certified Medical Travel Professional programme, an on-the-spot-certification workshop for healthcare management executives, facilitators, travel agents, hospitality professionals, insurance agents and other industry professionals.