12th Annual

World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress

After 11 years of driving the ecosystem of medical travel, the World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress, powered by Global Healthcare Resources, heads to Abu Dhabi in 2019 for an unprecedented gathering in healthcare tourism. An MoU with the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture & Tourism, in partnership with the Department of Health, has laid the foundation for a world-changing impact in the medical tourism space. The biggest buyers of medical tourism in the world will convene in the Middle East to establish the future of the sector. Attendees will hear more than 100 speakers and meet with more than 100 buyers.

Medical Tourism Association®

The Medical Tourism Association® is a diverse international organization dedicated to the life cycle of healthcare and travel projects from inception to delivery. From the review of benchmarked results to the development of improvement mechanisms forged through proven customer experience techniques and measured outcomes, the Medical Tourism Association is the dedicated partner for businesses seeking to establish a greater global presence in the healthcare, wellness and tourism industries. Over the ten years, as a global non-profit professional development and trade association for the Medical Tourism and Wellness Travel industries, the MTA focuses on supporting top experiences for the health and wellness seeker.

Global Healthcare Resources

Global Healthcare Resources brings a broader, brighter vision to the international healthcare industry. GHR is focused on many areas, all of which are linked to creation and improvement. As the world leader in healthcare reform, we believe that voluntary benefits, self-funding, and corporate wellness and well-being are powerful pillars of healthcare. Health is the foundation to a successful life and career, so we strive every day to improve the insurance and benefits products and services of our partners while facilitating a vibrant and open arena for industry dialogue. The underpinnings of our beliefs stand on the value of investing in people – not policies, not politics.

Organizers & Partners

The companies and organizations that make this event possible.

Jonathan Edelheit
Chairman, Global Healthcare Resources

An Unprecedented Event

With 20,000+ visitors participating in our events over the last decade it’s time to disrupt the medical travel and healthcare ecosystem at an unprecedented level. That is why we are excited to announce that the  World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress, organized by HEALTHCARE ЯEVOLUTION®, is headed to Abu Dhabi. In partnership with Abu Dhabi Medical Tourism, a joint venture between Abu Dhabi Department of Health and Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism, we have moved our global conference to Abu Dhabi for the next ten years. This is part of a much larger initiative and ten-year agreement between Abu Dhabi and the Medical Tourism Association and Global Healthcare Resources to establish Abu Dhabi as one of the most trusted destinations in medical tourism and to establish B2B and B2G relationships between Abu Dhabi and the world in medical travel and healthcare. Abu Dhabi is investing significantly in its healthcare ecosystem and is looking for partners from around the globe to become a part of it. We will be rolling out our largest and most “vetted” hosted buyers program ever with the support and backing of the Abu Dhabi government. This event will bring together the leaders from healthcare, insurance, technology, pharma and medical equipment and supply from over 100 countries.



Our friends that assist in our mission to transform the business of health.

Abu Dhabi Medical Tourism

“The partnership with Abu Dhabi allows us, as an industry, to disrupt and move the industry forward in a way that has not happened before.”

Jonathan Edelheit
Chairman & Co-founder of Medical Tourism Association and Global Healthcare Resources

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Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC)
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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