Be part of the growing international medical travel market
The 2nd edition of International Medical Travel Exhibition & Conference (IMTEC) is a perfect platform for the medical travel world to meet, network, do business and discuss industry trends. By bringing together the entire global healthcare travel market under one roof, IMTEC will challenge the traditional method of travelling from domestic show to domestic show, saving you time, effort and money.
Why the Middle East?*
- Outbound medical tourism from the UAE to Europe and North America is on the rise as visitors from the Emirates combine treatments with vacation plans, according to the travel industry
- Revenue in the UAE's medical tourism market amounted to about US$1.7 billion (Dh6.24bn) in 2010, and the sector is projected to grow by about 15 percent annually, according to the market research firm Business Monitor International
- Per patient, GCC governments are spending between US$100,000 and 500,000 with some cases costing in excess of US$1.5 million in 2011. Until better alternatives are available in the region, GCC patients will continue to travel for healthcare
- With more than 10 million people worldwide traveling abroad for treatment in 2010, the medical tourism industry is pegged to reach US$4 billion by 2012. A large number of these tourists are from Gulf Cooperation Council countries, with more than 9,000 patients from the United Arab Emirates alone — a figure growing at an annual rate of 26 percent since 2006 in the UAE
And many more...
The IMTEC exhibition will provide a unique opportunity for companies within the medical travel value chain to showcase their services and facilities to a focused audience of medical travel professionals, ranging from purchasers to patients, facilitators to insurance companies.
Alongside the exhibition is a multi-track conference where local and international recognised leaders in the industry provide delegates in-depth exposure to latest developments to implement into their medical travel practice. The carefully selected speakers share their experience and expertise in putting together a dynamic programme that will cover current healthcare travel issues.
IMTEC will also host the Commissioners of Medical Travel (CMT) Programme, who are qualified healthcare buyers responsible for sending large numbers of patients abroad for healthcare treatment and will be looking to source new healthcare providers at the event.
Take advantage of the huge opportunities in healthcare travel market and meet face-to-face with key decision makers. To book an exhibition stand or to sponsor the event, click here.
See IMTEC 2013 event wrap up below
What attendees said about IMTEC 2013?
"We are looking forward to participate at more IMTEC events as it allows us to reach a global audience, strengthen our brand. The conference organisation was flawless, and all the staff was professional and very helpful. The THTC Board was really impressed with the quality of the support from organisers."
Emin Cakmak, Founding Chairman, Turkish Healthcare Travel Council (THTC) and Global Healthcare Travel Council (GHTC)
"This is one medical tourism event which should not be missed."
The Medical Tourist Company, UK
"IMTEC was excellent, conference and exhibition were very well organised, and I especially like that it was more B2B than promotion oriented event. The conference itself was an additional bonus to exhibition, so needed for further development of health and medical tourism industry."
Medical Tourism Cluster Croatia, Croatia
"A big thank you for organising a very good event, which allowed fantastic networking opportunities for all of us."
Manipal Hospitals, India
"Good marketplace to come together with key players in the market."
Vericur GMBH, Germany
India - In 2009 Fortis Healthcare estimated the Indian healthcare market to be worth US$38 billion; this it is expected to rise to US$62.9 billion by 2014.
UK – According to the Medical Tourism Survey 2012 carried out by Treatment Abroad of UK patients travelling overseas, Belgium (16%) was the most popular destination for treatment, followed by Hungary (15%), Poland (10%), Czech Republic (9%) and Turkey (9%), and Spain (7%).
Turkey – The medical tourism market in Turkey is expected to grow at around 32% during 2010-2014, driven by high quality and low cost (RNOCS, tourism-review.com)
Korea - By 2020, the South Korean government envisages a million medical tourists a year. (Jeremy Laurence – Reuters – 2011)
Asia - Medscape News website has forecasted medical tourism in Asia could generate US$4.4 billion by 2013.
Middle East - The GCC healthcare market is on track to grow 11.4% annually to US$44 billion until 2015, with specialised healthcare cities and other major hospital projects are springing up in the region, paving the way for medical tourists (AME info, August 8th 2012)
*Sources are available upon request