Industry Forums Provide Ideal Platform for Collaboration in Washington, DC

With up to 3,000 attendees from over 100 countries all coming together for the 7th World Medical Tourism Congress in Washington DC, it can be difficult for attendees with similar backgrounds to find each other to sit down together and share experiences.  Due to the success of the 2013 Industry Forums in Las Vegas, even more industry forums will take place this year in Washington, DC.  The main goal of all of the forums is to give participants the opportunity to openly share and discuss solutions, so that as an industry we can all grow and move forward into a bright future.  In order to avoid scheduling conflicts with the many other exiting things happening at the conference, the forums will be held at dedicated times before the kick-off of the Congress on Sunday, September 21st.

Attendees will be able to participate in a forum dedicated to their specific region as well as to their specific role in the industry.

Regional Forums

Each region has its own specific characteristics and the countries within the region often face similar challenges.  By sitting down together in these moderated forums attendees can discuss and find way to overcome these shared obstacles as well as find new opportunities for the future.  By working together, each region can strengthen themselves and raise their perception in the world.  This year’s Congress will feature forums dedicated to the following regions:

  • Latin America Forum
  • US Meets Emerging Markets Forum
  • EU Directive on Cross Border Healthcare Forum
  • Asia Forum
  • Caribbean & Island Forum
  • GCC & Middle East Forum

Industry Forums

Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with other professionals also working in their specific field. These invitation-only forums put competition aside in order to encourage attendees to work together towards common goals, interests and deal as a collaborative group on common obstacles and problems that slow or hinder growth of the industry.  Organizations entering this industry or existing ones, don’t need to step into the same pitfalls and make the same mistakes as others before them. This year’s forums will include:

  • Medical Tourism Facilitator Forum
  • Insurance Agent & Broker Forum
  • Hospital and Healthcare Provider Forum
  • Pediatric Hospital Forum
  • Hotel and Hospitality Forum
  • Specialty Clinic Forum

In addition to more variety in the forums, there will also more seating available in order to allow more attendees to take advantage of this great opportunity.  Seating is still limited and all attendees must apply for an invitation in order to attend.


Medical Tourism Gives Added Meaning to Made in Japan

Move over consumer electronics and fuel-efficient automobiles and make way for medical tourism. Made in Japan has taken on added meaning.

Responding to a growing demand worldwide for timely and cost-effective medical procedures and treatments, hospitals and travel agencies in Japan have begun to piggyback off national efforts to boost the number of foreign visitors to the land of the rising sun by promoting medical tourism opportunities. The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hopes the added attention will triple the number of international travelers visiting Japan to 30 million by 2030.

Some travel agencies are taking advantage of the tourism drive with a strategy of their own. The Japan Tourism Agency, which began holding workshops for industry affiliated resources, is pushing the envelope further at the 6th World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress, Nov. 3-6, at Caesars Palace, in Las Vegas, where a specific forum for medical tourism facilitators collated greater coordination of care for both domestic and international consumers.

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Join a Industry Forum Today

JoinForumTodayWMTC As part of our mission to offer attendees great networking opportunities to expand their business connections, this year’s 6th World Medical Tourism Congress will feature a series of specific industry forums to provide key stakeholders the platform to work towards common goals, interests and deal as a collaborative group on common obstacles and problems that slow or hinder growth.

Women’s Healthcare & Insurance Leadership Summit & Luncheon

Saturday, Nov 2nd, 2013  2:00 pm – 6:00 pm WomenNurse

This summit is dedicated to the business of women’s health and insurance.  It will serve as a commitment and vision to share ideas, opportunities and means to overcoming obstacles inherent in delivery of care and benefits locally and abroad. Our goal will be to generate actionable insights, to promote and inspire continued interaction among members of this gathering of those holding titles such as: CEO, CFO, CMO, president, administrator, and more.

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EU Directive on Cross Border Healthcare Forum (Invitation Only)

Monday, Nov 4th, 2013  10:00 am to 1:00 pm aad

In March 2011, the European Directive on the application of patients’ rights in cross border healthcare was adopted by the European Parliament. This clarifies the rights of EU citizens to seek treatment in other EU member states, however, there is much more to this new law. This presentation brings together key industry leaders to discuss facts and the reality in terms of the possible effect on the medical tourism market.

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