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World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Conference: Abu Dhabi


our distinguished keynote speakers

Keynote Speakers

Department of Health
–Abu Dhabi

H.E. Sheikh Abdulla Bin Mohamed
Al Hamed


Department of Culture and Tourism
–Abu Dhabi

H.E. Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak

thought leaders that are changing the industry

Speakers & Thought Leaders

transforming the business of health

Abu Dhabi Medical Tourism

World Medical Tourism Congress® celebrated its 12th year in the fourth fastest-growing country in the world with more than four million visitors every year. The conference found its home in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, boasting beautiful turquoise waters, groundbreaking structures, exhilarating activities, and 360 days of sunny weather. Abu Dhabi is not just on the rise in tourism but is also undoubtedly an emerging destination in medical tourism and healthcare travel.

World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress® presents industry stakeholders and key leaders with an exclusive opportunity for one-on-one networking with the industry’s largest buyers in a business-development-inspired event. Infused with the most current case studies and buyer-focused educational summits and sessions, the 2019 World Medical Tourism Congress® seek to transform the business of healthcare and medical tourism on October 15-17.

Organizers & Partners

The companies and organizations that make this event possible.

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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opportunities for business development

Who Should Attend?



Increase your international patient volume as you meet with healthcare authorities, insurance companies, employers and facilitators.

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Hospital Development &


Connect with government and hospital executives to open new opportunities in the Middle East’s healthcare sectors.

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Explore business and investment opportunities in the Middle East’s insurance sectors and learn more about the changing regulatory landscape from industry experts.

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Health Authorities


Attract healthcare investment & economic development in your country’s healthcare & tourism sectors by connecting with investors.

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Medical Tourism


Develop relationships with healthcare authorities and employers & learn strategies to increase patient flow.

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Understand best practices and how to implement medical tourism successfully and create engagement and utilization of your medical tourism program.

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mHealth & Telehealth

Digital Health

Gain an in-depth understanding of medical tourism and how digital health can complement or enhance patient mobility.

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Healthcare Research


Learn about the latest research, developments, and practical case studies in medical tourism.

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responses and reviews from attendees



"We've already made plans to come back, so you'll see me again next year."

Marilen Lagniton - St. Luke's Medical Center

“It was an excellent experience having wonderful ideas from top people from academia, government, and public sector all under one roof.”

Talal Al-Balushi, PhD - Embassy of Sultanate of Oman

"It was an honor to attend and speak at the conference. It is always great to have many influential people of healthcare travel in one place and you did that in a very nice and interesting way."

Dr. Ziad Abdulhak - UAE Embassy

“The World Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Congress’s VIP Program allowed me the opportunity to explore many new programs to help my clients cut benefit costs and offer their employees more choices in getting the best healthcare possible. Without the VIP Program, I would have missed this valuable opportunity. I made many, many great contacts and learned so much. I can’t wait to come back next year!”

Stephanie Manley - Mercer

"I have met a lot of people from several parts of the world like Korea, India, the United States, Spain, Italy, and El Salvador. The opportunity to talk to these people cannot be found anywhere else."

Sharif El Sharif - Kuwait Qatar Insurance Company

“I am honored to attend this outstanding congress, and impressed by the breadth and depth in the development of medical tourism industry. Excellent speakers and broad topics inspired my thinking. I learned much from the shared experience. And the networking is great to connect with each other. I believe more and more people will benefit from this expanding event."

Carol Wang - Overseas Representative of National Center of Traditional Chinese Medicine


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

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