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3rd Annual World Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Congress Los Angeles Follows Up to Great Reviews

West Palm Beach, FL, March 13, 2010 --( With over 2 years of success, the Medical Tourism Association (MTA) is pleased to announce its 3rd Annual Global Healthcare and Medical Tourism Conference that will take place in Los Angeles, September 22-24th, 2010 with up to 2,000 expected attendees.

This year’s agenda has specifically dedicated quality time for one-on-one, pre-scheduled networking meetings. With over 120 exhibitors from over 60 different countries, exhibitors at the conference will have the convenience of scheduling meetings at their own booths. With the innovative and easy-to-use software, attendees will now have the ability to select pre-scheduled 10 minute meetings with up to 50 companies by just a click of a mouse. The networking software will allow attendees to display a profile including their name, website, and any other necessary contact information regarding their business. In addition, the software has also included a detailed search criterion to help narrow down results.

Last year’s attendees which included top industry leaders and policy makers provided an overwhelming, positive response to the success of the conference and its ability to network one-on-one, attend educational workshops, and exchange knowledge and ideas in helping to move the medical tourism industry forward.

The Ministers Summit that took place accomplished ministers of tourism and health to meet and discuss ways to increase the quality of healthcare worldwide, patient safety, policy relations, and collaborative roles of global agencies in fostering medical tourism development worldwide.

“As the Platinum Sponsor, we would like to congratulate the Medical Tourism Association for organizing this event and providing a platform for the global industry players to network. The workshop, conference, exhibition and one-on-one meetings were beneficial for us to gain insights and exposure on the global medical tourism scene.”
~ Mr. Say Chuan Ooi, Chief Executive Officer, Malaysia Healthcare Travel
Council, Ministry of Health Malaysia

“The conference was very successful. We are happy with the fact we positioned Korea as the top destination of medical tourism through this conference…The Korean government will make its best endeavor to set up the norms of medical tourism with MTA and other industry leaders."
~ Dr. Ha-Jeong Park, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health & Welfare of Korea

"The Congress was indeed most productive and enjoyable international Forum of Industry Leaders and Policy Makers. The Presence of Paho on behalf of the WHO had a good sound regulatory perspective. To have all those persons present and to learn from them is equal to many years of study, consultation and international fact finding missions. Similarly, to have all of them available to listen to each of us explaining the benefits of Health and Medical Tourism in South Africa far outweight the cost of traveling and registration. It truly was value for money in a thousand ways."
~ Dr Molefi Sefularo, Deputy Minister of Health, South Africa

In addition, the conference received tremendous feedback from those in the healthcare and insurance industry that brought key players together to become more aware of medical tourism worldwide.

“We found the World at our doorstep offering new opportunities for accessing medical care through medical tourism.”
~Carol Berry, Health Care Administrators Association - Board Director

“I found the entire conference to be spectacular..It truly was the United Nations of Health Care. The World of Global Medical care is here to stay.”
~ Jim Simonds, Principal, Arroyo Insurance Services

“Medical Tourism is one of the biggest revenue generated industry in the world, the congress in Los Angeles this year have foster a stable forum for the communication for health industry participations to ensure transparency and quality of health care being provided to patients without hidden costs or unpredicted expenses.”
~ Laila Al Jassmi, CEO, Clinical Support Services Sector –Dubai Health Authority

“I was impressed to see how well attended the conference was, and Secondly, by the vast number of countries that attended.”
~ Ricardo Forbes, MBA, Marketing Manager, Thomas E. Mestmaker Insurance & Associates, Inc

“This is the second year has sponsored and exhibited at the World Medical Tourism Congress... within 90 minutes of the congress opening on Monday morning, we had paid for the trip in confirmed bookings. It really is the premier gathering in the medical tourism industry to do business.” ~ Rob Passmore, CEO

“For us this is the “main event” in Medical Tourism and the take away this year exceeded even our expectations. See you all again in 2010!”
~ Brad Cook, International Department, Hospital Clinica Biblica

“The face time at the exhibit hall provided valuable insight of varying country’s medical facilities and services, its infrastructure, traditional values and culture.”
~ Jackie Schulte, SPHR/GPHR, SGS Tool Company

This year, the MTA anticipates a larger, established attendee profile from over 60 countries. The agenda will include a new group of established speakers as well as dedicated times exclusively for networking using their new, innovative software available online that allows attendees to chose who they would like to network and have pre-schedule meetings with. Don’t miss one of the biggest opportunities of networking with top healthcare leaders who are brought together from around the world to meet at one of the biggest medical tourism conferences a year.

For more information on this year’s 3rd annual Global Healthcare and Medical Tourism Conference, visit:

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