World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Conference: Abu Dhabi


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Abu Dhabi Medical Tourism

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Medical Tourism Association® (MTA), to coordinate efforts to position Abu Dhabi as a world-class medical tourism destination, with the MTA's annual World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress® event now being hosted in Abu Dhabi a major part of the agreement.

This globally recognized event brings together experts and organizations from more than 100 countries worldwide and attracts thousands of visitors, up to 200 exhibitors and sponsors, and up to 100 hosted VIP buyers.

The MoU agreement, which was signed by HE Saif Saeed Ghobash, Undersecretary of DCT Abu Dhabi, and Jonathan Edelheit, CEO of Medical Tourism Association® and the Chairman & Co-Founder of Global Healthcare Resources, opens a pathway for the two entities to strategically cooperate to further build a medical tourism proposition for consumer markets in several key areas, including Russia, China, India and across the GCC. The agreement also includes the opening of a new MTA office in Abu Dhabi as well as the production of a new Abu Dhabi Destination Guide, which will be used to further promote the destination for the targeted regions.    

Abu Dhabi Medical Tourism

“The partnership with Abu Dhabi allows us, as an industry, to disrupt and move the industry forward in a way that has not happened before.”

Jonathan Edelheit
Chairman & Co-founder of Medical Tourism Association and Global Healthcare Resources

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Healthcare Research


Join in with research projects and learn about the latest research and case studies in medical tourism.

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Medical Tourism


Develop relationships with healthcare authorities and employers & learn strategies to increase patient flow.

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Hospital Development &


Connect with government and hospital executives to open new opportunities in the Middle East’s healthcare sectors.

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Increase your international patient volume as you meet with healthcare authorities, insurance companies, employers and facilitators.

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Health Authorities


Attract healthcare investment & economic development in your country’s healthcare & tourism sectors by connecting with investors.

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Understand best practices and how to implement medical tourism successfully and create engagement and utilization of your medical tourism program.

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Explore business and investment opportunities in the Middle East’s insurance sectors and learn more about the changing regulatory landscape from industry experts.

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mHealth & Telehealth

Digital Health

Gain an in-depth understanding of medical tourism and how digital health can complement or enhance patient mobility.

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April 14 - 16


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"We've already made plans to come back, so you'll see me again next year."

Marilen Lagniton - St. Luke's Medical Center

“It was an excellent experience having wonderful ideas from top people from academia, government, and public sector all under one roof.”

Talal Al-Balushi, PhD - Embassy of Sultanate of Oman

“The World Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Congress’s VIP Program allowed me the opportunity to explore many new programs to help my clients cut benefit costs and offer their employees more choices in getting the best healthcare possible. Without the VIP Program, I would have missed this valuable opportunity. I made many, many great contacts and learned so much. I can’t wait to come back next year!”

Stephanie Manley - Mercer

"It was an honor to attend and speak at the conference. It is always great to have many influential people of healthcare travel in one place and you did that in a very nice and interesting way."

Dr. Ziad Abdulhak - UAE Embassy

"I have met a lot of people from several parts of the world like Korea, India, the United States, Spain, Italy, and El Salvador. The opportunity to talk to these people cannot be found anywhere else."

Sharif El Sharif - Kuwait Qatar Insurance Company

“I am honored to attend this outstanding congress, and impressed by the breadth and depth in the development of medical tourism industry. Excellent speakers and broad topics inspired my thinking. I learned much from the shared experience. And the networking is great to connect with each other. I believe more and more people will benefit from this expanding event."

Carol Wang - Overseas Representative of National Center of Traditional Chinese Medicine
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Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


+001 (561) 544-7123
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