• Dubai
    Gateway between the East and the West
  • The venue
    The region's most modern, purpose-built exhibition centre
  • Middle East
    Where medical tourists continue to grow
  • Exhibit
    Display your services and facilities in a dynamic interactive environment
  • Visit
    Discover international medical centres that provide foreign patients with quality services and state-of-the-art amenities
  • Conference
    Gain valuable insights about the medical travel industry from renowned internatinoal entities
  • CMT Programme
    Interact with qualified investors in overseas patient treatment through a series of onsite activities

The world's only medical travel event for the global market


What attendees had to say about IMTEC

We are pleased to have met our target audience; we even had an old open heart surgery patient interested in exporting our services! We have also obtained many potential leads and met various doctors who are interested in
referring their patients to us.

Dr Ahmed Al Kalla, Project Specialist/Healthcare Specialist, Houston Methodist Global Healthcare Services

It has been a very interesting, successful, rich-in-contacts event. It will take months to reply to all the requests and get in touch with all the contacts made during the event!

Marieke Chatelain, Operations Manager, Immunobank, Netherlands

Coming to IMTEC Dubai was a gamble for us both financially and business wise. It is likely that this was one of the best decisions I ever made, so glad we came. Better than expected!

Justine C. Whitaker, Director and Nurse Specialist, Northern Lymphology Ltd



With the medical travel market growing at a rate of 15-25% per year, the size is estimated at US$38.5-55 billion, based on approximately 11 million cross-border patients worldwide. By 2020, Dubai's medical tourism initiative projects up to 500,000 medical tourists, accounting for an annual medical spend of AED2.6 billion.

Returning for 2015, the International Medical Travel Exhibition and Conference (IMTEC) will take place from 7-8 October 2015 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre.

IMTEC provides a global platform for hospital groups, medical travel organisations and health services companies to increase their international presence and patient network, and gain market share in this growing industry. This event will play host to more than 100 regional and international exhibitors, and attract an estimated 2,200 attendees from across the world.

Quick facts

  • More than 10 million people worldwide are traveling abroad for treatment, with more than 9,000 patients from the UAE alone
  • GCC governments are spending between US$100,000 and US$500,000 per patient, with some cases costing in excess of US$ 1.5 million
  • Travelers from the GCC and Russia account for the largest share of medical tourists in Dubai, with visitors from Nigeria and Angola also increasing
  • More than US$1 billion has been spent by the Kuwait government on overseas medical treatment during 2014 - 2015

IMTEC brings together leaders in the medical tourism industry at an event designed to create maximum interaction and meeting opportunites for the entire medical travel venue chain including healthcare and government professionals, medical travel facilitators, insurance companies and many more...


*References available upon request
Turkish Healthcare Travel Council
The Medical City
Global Healthcare Travel Council