The World Medical Tourism Congress & International Travel Week presents:

The World Medical
Tourism Summit

International Travel Week & The WMTC Unite In

Abu Dhabi, UAE

The changing healthcare landscape in the Middle East is opening up new opportunities for buyers and providers of healthcare services to enter the market and capitalize on growing spending in the region.

Join The World Medical Tourism Congress & International Travel Week, Fall 2017 at the World Medical Travel Summit in Abu Dhabi for the first and largest B2B and B2G medical tourism and global healthcare development conference in the region.


Meet our

Hosted Buyers

Representing over half a billion USD in annual spending, our pre-qualified VIP Hosted Buyers include large-scale healthcare development/investment firms as well as senior executives from insurance companies, employers, health authorities and governmental entities referring large volumes of patients.

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Exhibition &


Command attention and elevate your brand by choosing one of our value-packed exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities.

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Become a


With web-enabled technology and proactive e-commerce phosfluorescently engage worldwide methodologies.


Expert Driven Educational Sessions

Presenting experience based international case-studies and medical tourism growth strategies.

Networking & Education Opportunities

Who Should Attend:



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

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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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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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Medical Tourism


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

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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


Submit innovative papers and research projects and learn about the latest research and case studies in medical tourism

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Elevate Your Brand

Command attention and elevate your brand by choosing one of our value-packed exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities.
Landscape & Futures of

The Middle East & GCC

Medical Tourism Market
  • Healthcare expenditures in GCC countries reached nearly USD 80 billion in 2015 driven by a growing demand for improved healthcare services, an aging and wealthier population, and an increase in non-communicable diseases.
  • There is an estimated USD 20 billion in outbound medical tourism going to GCC countries.
  • To cope with overburdened healthcare systems, governments across the region are looking to new technologies, systems of care delivery and partnerships with international healthcare organizations.
  • The better economic situation in the GCC has led to the continuous rise in usage of healthcare services, thereby increasing the burden on the State. This has led the GCC to encourage public private partnerships in the healthcare sector.
  • Despite investment in recent years, demand for quality care continues to outpace supply as GCC countries continue to rank among the highest in the world on risk factors related to chronic lifestyle ailments such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular conditions and obesity.
  • According to a recent EY report, specialized centers of excellence, home health care services, long-term and post acute care rehabilitation (LTPAC), biotechnology, medical disposables manufacturing and primary care services have been predicted as major investment opportunities in the GCC’s healthcare market over the next 10 years.


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Enjoy Full Access to

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