Medical Travel | Medical Travel Destination Development: What’s Working and What’s Not?

About This Session

The fact is, that there are no regulations surrounding medical tourism and very few legislative initiatives or international funding options to develop a destination as a health tourism destination. This session will discuss how destinations can develop themselves as a leading hub for medical tourism. What works and what doesn’t? This session will also examine the government’s role in developing a destination from the perspective of a Department of Health, Convention Bureau and a Tourism Board.


Saif AlJaibeji


Global Chief Medical Officer

Hussam J. Kilani, BBA. MBA

Department of Health–Abu Dhabi

Medical Tourism Network Officer

Dara Mould

Wings of Resue

Managing Director

Mubarak Hamad Al Shamisi

Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau


Mark Wettstein

Switzerland Tourism

Director of Medical Tourism Unit
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Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC)
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


+1 (561) 544-7123