Worldwide medical tourism has grown over recent years beyond all expectations and is entering a new phase where key issues and questions are being raised not only by the travelling patients but also by government health ministries, public and private hospitals, facilitators, medical organisations, international corporations and insurance companies all over the world.
The Malta Medical Tourism Summit will address these concerns from a global perspective and provide a platform for discussion from all sectors of the medical tourism industry.
The summit will comprise a full two day conference programme featuring international speakers presenting on topics includingÂ Â â€“
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The structure and dynamics of the global medical tourism marketplace
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Improving the image and marketing of medical tourism
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Implications of implementing cross border health collaborations
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The impact of current EU directives on the medical tourism industry
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Why Malta is ready to play a greater part in medical tourism
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Risks associated with medical tourism and who regulates the industry
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The role of the insurer in medical tourism and what can be done to improve this
In addition there will be ample time set aside for networking and discussion. The exhibition area will provide a meeting and networking area during refreshment breaks and lunches and there will also be a poolside drinks reception and gala dinner on the first evening.
Who will attend?
The Malta Medical Tourism Summit will attract a global audience from the following sectors â€“
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Medical Tourism facilitators and travel agencies
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Private & public hospitals
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Clinics
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Medical organizations and associations
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Destination tourism ministries and promotion boards
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Health and travel insurance providers
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Hotels & Resorts with special health facilities
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Government health ministries
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Spas and after facilities
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Global corporations
As well as focusing on key issues within the medical tourism industry the summit will highlight Malta as a destination for medical tourists. Maltaâ€™s healthcare system was recently ranked fifth in the world and historically Malta has strong links with medical tourism and is proud of its historicalÂ reputation as the â€˜the hospital of the Mediterraneanâ€™. Together with its central location and temperate climate Malta has world class hospitals and clinics as well as excellent aftercare and recuperation facilities.
Exhibiting and Sponsorship
In the exhibition area attending companies and organisations will be able to showcase their products and services and this will also serve as the networking focal point of the summit during refreshment breaks and lunches. In addition the conference offers numerous sponsorship and branding opportunities which can be tailored to suit your personal budget and requirements.
The Hilton Hotel is situated at the heart of the fashionable PortomasoÂ waterfront and is also onlyÂ 15 minutesâ€™ drive from Valletta and 20 minutes drive from Malta International Airport. The hotel offers excellent purpose built conference facilities, international cuisine, business centre, in room internet connection and wonderful views of the Mediterranean.