WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Medical Tourism Association® (MTA), to coordinate efforts to position Abu Dhabi as a world-class medical tourism destination, with the MTA's annual World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress® event now being hosted in Abu Dhabi a major part of the agreement.
This globally recognized event brings together experts and organizations from more than 100 countries worldwide and regularly attracts more than 10,000 visitors, approximately 200 exhibitors and sponsors, and up to 100 hosted VIP buyers.
The MoU agreement, which was signed by HE Saif Saeed Ghobash, Undersecretary of DCT Abu Dhabi, and Jonathan Edelheit, CEO of Medical Tourism Association® and the Chairman & Co-Founder of Global Healthcare Resources, opens a pathway for the two entities to strategically cooperate to further build a medical tourism proposition for consumer markets in several key areas, including Russia, China, India and across the GCC. The agreement also includes the opening of a new MTA office in Abu Dhabi as well as the production of a new Abu Dhabi Destination Guide, which will be used to further promote the destination for the targeted regions.
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“It was an excellent experience having wonderful ideas from top people from academia, government, and public sector all under one roof.”
“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!”
"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."
"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."
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