Meet Korea Tourism Organization & Korea Health Industry Developement Institute at the WMTC16

The Medical Tourism Association welcomes the Korea Tourism Organization and Korea Health Industry Development Institute as silver sponsors of the 9th World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress which is taking place this September 25-28, 2016 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington D.C.  Take a look at the exhibit hall and visit themat booths 650-652

About Korea Tourism Organization

The territorial area of South Korea, whose capital is Seoul, is 100,266 ㎢ (2013) and the population is about 50.42 million (2014). The global economic scale ranks 25th and national income per person is $28,738 (2014). Staple export products are semiconductors, automobiles, ships, mobile communication equipment, appliances, steel, and chemicals.

The major enterprises are Samsung Electronics, Hyundai Motors, POSCO, LG Electronics, and Hyundai Heavy Industries. South Korea enjoys the world’s highest registration rate of high-speed internet at 36.5 per every 100 people (2008), and the highest level of mobile communication infrastructure in the world.

Investment Environment

  1. Foreign investors and overseas investment companies are treated equally as Koreans or domestic companies in business management. They are guaranteed to freely invest, being allowed to purchase domestic land regardless of their uses as long as they report their intentions to purchase them and to repatriate their profits.
  2. The Korean government consistently makes every effort to strengthen the publicity campaign to attract foreign visitors and foreign investment as well as the training of hospitality and tourism professionals and the development of cultural tourism products.

About Korea Health Industry Development Institute

Korea Health Industry Development Institute is on a mission to make Korea a bio-health advanced country and raise the competitiveness of our health and medical industry to global standards through implementation of projects for development of Bio-health industry and improvement of health services.

They are in pursuit of establishing a professional institution with superior domestic health services through customized supports (customer satisfaction), maximized organizational effectiveness (managerial innovation) and human resources armed with professional knowledge.

The purpose of the institute is to improve the national health industry by providing comprehensive and professional support programs, in addition to strengthening the competitiveness of the national health industry in this global era.

About the Medical Tourism Industry

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With multiple initiatives and platforms to unite the thriving medical tourism industry, the World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress (WMTC) is the largest medical tourism conference in the world. Riding off the success of the 2015’s event, the 9th World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress anticipates up to 3000 attendees, from nearly 100 countries around the world.

Participants and attendees will have the opportunity to learn first-hand from leading hospitals, insurance companies, physicians, etc. and to take advantage of the collaborative forums and summits.

There will also be hundreds of one-on-one networking opportunities with registrants from the combined conference of the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Conference (EHBC), and International Luxury Hotel Association (IHLA) providing six times the traffic and networking for everyone attending the conferences this year. 

 Register here!