The World Medical Tourism Congress proudly announces that the Philippines Department of Tourism has confirmed Gold Sponsorship of the upcoming conference which will be held September 20-24 at The Gaylord National Convention Center in Washington DC.
The participation of the Philippines along with scores of other top medical tourism destinations, hospitals, health systems, and other public and private organizations from around the globe once again affirms The WMTC as the one truly global event in the medical tourism industry.
The Outlook for the Philippines
The Philippines has become a significant figure in this industry in the last few years. The most recent projection is that the Philippine medical tourism industry will become a $3-billion industry by 2015, with an average of around 200,000 foreign patients expected to come to the Philippines every year.
The promotion of the medical tourism industry started in 2006 when President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo issued Executive Order 372 which aims to develop the Philippines’ communication, logistics, and health and wellness industries. Since then, the Philippines has steadily moved up in the regional market with the continuous renovation and upgrading of its hospitals to meet international standards.
With our state-of-the-art facilities in many hospitals, an expanding pool of competent health care professionals with good English communication skills, reasonably priced medical services, and the innate hospitality of Filipinos, we are bound to be one of the major players of the expanding global medical tourism industry. – Manila Bulletin
Why The WMTC?
“The Philippine department of Tourism sees this forum as a platform to meet and negotiate, build relationships, and to gain insight of the emerging trends in the medical tourism industry through face to face meetings and conference sessions. We also perceive the conference as an avenue to introduce the Philippines as a medical tourism destination” – Philippines Department of Tourism
If your organization is seeking to learn more about healthcare in the Philippines make sure to log on to the WMTC Networking Platform and connect with the team from the Department of Tourism and stop by booths 448 & 450 to say hello.
Our Sponsors Have Spoken
“The congress is very well organized, we have preset meetings with a lot of people and those meetings have happened as they were scheduled to happen. We have met many facilitators who send patients overseas and we have met with self-funded employers who are looking for savings…The MTA creates a platform which allows the various stakeholders in the industry to come together and exchange views, look at opportunities that are there and see how they can work together… The opportunities that we have seen here were certainly more than what we expected…” Fortis Healthcare
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