Marquee Brand: Cleveland Clinic Sponsors World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress

Hospital administrators, doctors and clinicians, government policy makers, employers, insurance executives, healthcare buyers and related travel and hospitality interests converge Sept. 27-30, 2015, in Orlando, Fla.

Palm Beach Gardens, FL, June 25, 2015 --( Cleveland Clinic, the Ohio-based medical center that has for decades provided healthcare to international patients who fly halfway across the globe for premium treatment, will sponsor the 8th World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress, Sept. 27-30, 2015, in Orlando, Fla., the Medical Tourism Association® announced today.

The sponsorship agreement comes on the heels of the healthcare brand’s planned foray into oil-rich Abu Dhabi early next year, when the Cleveland Clinic opens an ultra-modern, 364-bed specialty hospital on Al Maryah Island.

“The United Arab Emirates and nations in the Middle East have set their sights on expanding medical tourism beyond their regional borders to reach a global audience,” said Renée-Marie Stephano, President of the Medical Tourism Association®. “What better way than to position a business strategy with one of the best hospitals in the world.”

Cleveland Clinic already helps manage the Sheikh Khalifa Medical City acute-care facility in Abu Dhabi. But, this new venture will, for the first time, put Cleveland Clinic’s name and personnel in the region. The expansion also represents a tremendous opportunity for healthcare professionals in the United States and abroad. About 70 percent of the 150 doctors hired to work in Abu Dhabi are from North America including many who have worked at the Cleveland Clinic. Another 2,000, from technicians to nurses, will be trained staff members.

The World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress attracts some 3,000 key stakeholders – hospital administrators, doctors and clinicians, employers, government policy makers, insurance executives, facilitators, and hospitality and tourism interests – from across the globe to share their experiences and identify and solve issues that bear significantly on the industry. For a preliminary list of speakers, go to:

The Congress agenda features the 6th Ministerial Summit, Global, the 4th Medical Directors Summit, the 3nd Global Women’s Leadership Summit, regional and industry forums, and educational workshops included among more than 1,000 networking meetings for up to 200 qualified buyers of healthcare. Participants, sponsors and invited speakers can keep abreast of Congress updates or register at

About the Medical Tourism Association®
As the first membership-based international nonprofit trade organization and think-tank for the medical tourism and healthcare industries, the Medical Tourism Association® develops and implements creative and sustainable strategies for attracting direct foreign investments. The MTA provides advisory services to investors interested in the industry and matches these financiers with medical tourism-related projects.
Medical Tourism Association
Joseph Harkins
1.561.791.2000, ext. 803