WMTC Taiwan 2014 to Showcase Taiwan as Medical Tourism Destination to Employers/Insurance Companies

Global Benefits Association, Medical Tourism Association® and Taiwan’s External Trade Development Council partner to host World Medical Tourism Congress Taiwan 2014, June 26-27, 2014, at Taipei International Convention Center.

Palm Beach Gardens, FL, April 23, 2014 --(PR.com)-- The Global Benefits Association has partnered with the Medical Tourism Association® and Taiwan’s External Trade Development Council as hosts of World Medical Tourism Congress Taiwan 2014, which will showcase the quality of Taiwan’s healthcare system to multinational employers and insurance companies, June 26-27, 2014, at the Taipei International Convention Center.

World Medical Tourism Congress Taiwan 2014 will bring more than 400 participants from 25 countries to focus on networking and engaging in a diverse span of industry topics including healthcare development and investment in Taiwan, medical tourism research, healthcare free trade zones, global insurance, wellness and clincal quality imporovements.

GBA will host a Global Insurance track convening leading international insurance companies, employers, agents, travel assistance companies and others focused on global insurance and benefits. Participant discussions will include:

· › Implementing medical tourism into global benefits plans;

· › Cross-border healthcare and benefits;

· › Managing global compensation;

· › Global pension trends.

Rising consumer affluence and an aging population is predicted to increase demand for health insurance in the Asia-Pacific region in the next few years. Asians aged 65 and above – currently 10 percent of the regional population – are expected to double in the next 30 years and open up new opportunities for global insurers to introduce new products to consumers, according to a recent report by Ernst & Young[1].

The Global Benefits Association is building a network of top-tier internationally accredited hospitals for multinational employers and insurers to access while expanding across borders. A Global Medical Centers of Excellence Network will be available to multinational employers and insurance companies at no cost, allowing a transparent cost-and-pass-through approach and the first structure of its kind in the international healthcare industry.

“One of the challenges multinational employers and insurers face as they expand across borders is identifying centers of excellence and building a quality hospital network for their employees or insured,” said David Bryan, President of the Global Benefits Association. “WMTC Taiwan 2014 provides a singular opportunity for our members to establish relationships with multiple regional healthcare providers and government entities while learning about the latest trends and opportunities in the global benefits industry, especially as they relate to Asian markets. We are pleased to have partnered with TAITRA and MTA on WMTC Taiwan Congress and look forward to an exciting event.”

Peter W. J. Huang, President and CEO of TAITRA, said, “We are pleased to partner with the Global Benefits Association and MTA on an event of such consequence for the region. Global healthcare is growing and Taiwan’s healthcare system has all the necessary attributes to reap the benefits of this trend. WMTC Taiwan 2014 is the cornerstone of multiple initiatives designed to position Taiwan as a leading medical tourism destination. We invite multinational employers and insurance companies to witness firsthand the high quality of care and superb healthcare infrastructure available for their clients in Taiwan.”

Organizers are accepting speaker proposals for WMTC Taiwan 2014 until April 30, and customized sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, go to http://www.wmtctaiwan.com

About the Global Benefits Association
Headquartered in the United States with offices around the world, the Global Benefits Association (GBA) is the non-profit trade association for the Global Benefits and Expatriate Industry with its sole and primary focus on health insurance, employee benefits and other insurance benefits that are delivered on an international basis and across borders. The purpose of the Global Benefits Association is to provide a single authoritative voice for multinational employers and insurers and to allow industry participants to collaborate, share best practices and network.

Founded in 1970 to promote foreign trade, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is the foremost non-profit trade promotion organization in Taiwan. Jointly sponsored by the government, industry associations, and several commercial organizations, TAITRA assists Taiwan businesses and manufacturers with reinforcing their international competitiveness and in coping with the challenges they face in foreign markets.

About the Medical Tourism Association®
The Medical Tourism Association® is the first membership-based international nonprofit trade association for the medical tourism and healthcare industry made up of top international hospitals, healthcare providers, medical travel facilitators, insurance companies, and other affiliates committed to promoting the highest level of quality healthcare to patients in a global environment. www.MedicalTourismAssociation.com

[1] 2014 EY Asia-Pacific insurance outlook - Continuous evolution. 2014
Medical Tourism Association
Joseph Harkins
1.561.791.2000, ext. 803