ABOUT DIHTF

The Dubai International Health Tourism Forum is concentrated around the theme “Reimagining Experience” healthcare travel. The event is a dedicated to bring together prominent leaders and pioneers from the public and private health and travel sectors, to create a platform for regional and global exchange of knowledge and expertise in the field of healthcare and travel experience. Our speakers will engage in inspirational, thought provoking, and future-focused dialogues that aim to enhance the experience of health travel in Dubai and worldwide.

Industry leaders from around the world will participate in events such as the Ambassadors Summit, which will feature Ambassadors in UAE and their success stories of popular medical tourism destinations. Other prominent speakers include international industry experts and researchers who will exchange ideas and share knowledge to improve global medical tourism practices.

The event comprising of highly interactive conference, exhibition and Hosted Buyer program for hospital groups, medical travel organizations and health services companies to increase their international presence and patient network, while gaining market share in this ever-growing industry. The audience of the conference are expected from wide discipline, the conference will be informative and interesting with thought provoking panel discussions.  

 

ABOUT DUBAI

Dubai is now a city that boasts unmatchable economic growth with international brands of hotels, remarkable architecture and entertainment and events. In alignment with the overall growth, Dubai is extensively expanding and upgrading its healthcare systems to match international standards. With its vision to develop excellent healthcare infrastructure, expertise, and services, the healthcare industry Dubai Health Authority (DHA) revealed a 4 per cent increase in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the first, reaching 3,018 licensed healthcare facilities. With stringent patent protection laws, trademarks, and copyrights in place more and more companies would like to set up their operations here. In the last decade, Dubai has become the attractive city for healthcare professionals around the world.

Held at the luxurious Madinat Jumeirah, DIHTF is a premium gateway for healthcare providers across the world to explore wellness related business opportunities and attract FDIs, as well as to discuss
medical & wellness tourism strategies and improve population health management.

Through high-level discussions and events, the 2-day forum will cover:

Health Travel Metrics & Reliable Global Index

  • Measuring Return on Investment & Economic impact
  • Health Travel Data Collection & reporting
  • Health Travel destination Index and its reliability
  • Trip Advisor for Health Tourism: Healthcare Facilities  & Professionals Rating

Impact of Technological Innovation on Health Tourism

  • E Solutions and Application to suit the industry
  • How can Artificial Intelligence revolutionize the Industry
  • Role of Telemedicine to enhance the health travel experience
  • Panel Discussion – Telecare

Areas of Health Tourism Experience

  • Spa & wellness Tourism
  • Medical Tourism: (includes cosmetic medicine)
  • Dental Tourism

Medical Tourism Insurance

  • Supporting patients choice : Insurance beyond borders  
  • When Things go wrong- role of insurance
  • Panel Discussion

Patient Centered care

  • Quality and Performance Management
  • Patient Satisfaction Measures
  • Care Continuum – Health Bank
  • Panel Discussion

Role of social media influencers in the Health Tourism industry

  • Joelle
  • Hala Kathim
  • western/European
  • Indian

The Future of Health Tourism

  • Dr. fawzi can open topics to the panel
  • Role of Regulation and Legislation
  • Role of Sector Representative Bodies (Associations, Councils, Confederations etc)
  • Unethical and Questionable Practices
  • Role of the Sector-Supporting Industries (i.e., not providers of Health Related Services – but e.g., the Hospitality, Travel, Facilitation, ICT, Certification and Accreditation, the 4th Estate [News Media and Press], MICE Industry etc)
  • Investment and Finance (for greenfield and brownfield development)
Through high-level discussions and events, the 2-day forum will cover:

Health Travel Metrics & Reliable Global Index

  • Measuring Return on Investment & Economic impact
  • Health Travel Data Collection & reporting
  • Health Travel destination Index and its reliability
  • Trip Advisor for Health Tourism: Healthcare Facilities  & Professionals Rating

Impact of Technological Innovation on Health Tourism

  • E Solutions and Application to suit the industry
  • How can Artificial Intelligence revolutionize the Industry
  • Role of Telemedicine to enhance the health travel experience
  • Panel Discussion – Telecare

Areas of Health Tourism Experience

  • Spa & wellness Tourism
  • Medical Tourism: (includes cosmetic medicine)
  • Dental Tourism

Medical Tourism Insurance

  • Supporting patients choice : Insurance beyond borders  
  • When Things go wrong- role of insurance
  • Panel Discussion

Patient Centered care

  • Quality and Performance Management
  • Patient Satisfaction Measures
  • Care Continuum – Health Bank
  • Panel Discussion

Role of social media influencers in the Health Tourism industry

  • Joelle
  • Hala Kathim
  • western/European
  • Indian

The Future of Health Tourism

  • Dr. fawzi can open topics to the panel
  • Role of Regulation and Legislation
  • Role of Sector Representative Bodies (Associations, Councils, Confederations etc)
  • Unethical and Questionable Practices
  • Role of the Sector-Supporting Industries (i.e., not providers of Health Related Services – but e.g., the Hospitality, Travel, Facilitation, ICT, Certification and Accreditation, the 4th Estate [News Media and Press], MICE Industry etc)
  • Investment and Finance (for greenfield and brownfield development)