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3rd Ministerial Summit on Medical Tourism

The Medical Tourism Association™ Announced the Preliminary List of Attendees to the 3rd Ministerial Summit on Medical Tourism

West Palm Beach, FL, May 19, 2012 --( The 3rd Ministerial Summit will take place during the 5th World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress, October 24th-26th at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Florida. This roundtable meeting will gather Ministers of Health, Tourism and Economy as well as Trade Commissioners, Consul Generals and VIP international officials who will share best practices in order to further promote medical tourism to their countries. Ministers from over 50 countries will share information about existing programs and they will have the opportunity to develop initiatives, gather ideas to improve existing programs and to create new ones as well as to design strategic alliances that generate revenue for their respective countries, while at the same time improving the medical care and access for their own population. The agenda of the event may be found at:

“The greatest return on the investment in attending the Summit in 2011 was the exposure to new options (providers and facilities) that are competitive economically, while maintaining high standards with respect to clinical outcomes,” explained Dr. Kevin Bowe, Deputy Director for the National Insurance Board of Bahamas.

Dr. Bowe attended the 2011 Congress as a speaker and first time participant of the Ministerial Summit; he has also confirmed his attendance at the 2012 Summit.

“I would recommend the Ministerial Summit to other country leaders and key tourism players simply because it provides the perfect forum for concentrating a vast array of stakeholders who play vital roles in every aspect of healthcare on the global scene,” said Bowe. “The Summit is like no other, empowering decision-makers with important information about some of the top players in the medical tourism industry, while simultaneously putting people with other persons whom they would not ordinarily encounter,” he added.

The 5th World Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Congress is the largest medical tourism event in the world, open to leaders in this diverse industry. The Congress is designed to allow countries and other key industry players to capture a share of the billions of dollars already being invested, and increase their market share in this emerging and revenue-generating industry that is virtually untapped.

Among other confirmed attendees are Dr. Erich Sieber, President of the Austrian National Association of Private Hospitals and Vice President of the European Union of Private Hospitals; Linda Merritt, Chairman of the Bermuda Health Council; and Dr. Mohammad Taufiq Mashal, Director General Preventive Medicine, Afghan Ministry of Public Health.

This established Congress welcomes up to 2,000 attendees and up to 120 exhibitors /sponsors from over 90 different countries. Attendees may network with the leading health insurance companies, employers, hospitals, medical tourism facilitators, tourism boards, governments and healthcare providers from around the world. Registering for this event will provide access to the networking software which allows attendees to schedule one- on –one networking meetings with other conference attendees. Registration for this event is open at a discounted rate until July 1st.
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