Opening of International Medical Travel Exhibition and Conference in Dubai

DUBAI, 8th October, 2015 (WAM) — The International Medical Travel Exhibition and Conference, IMTEC, opened at the Dubai World Trade Centre yesterday in the presence of a large number of officials, experts and specialists from the UAE and more than 80 countries around the world, along with the participation of 74 international and local companies.
During the opening ceremony, Humaid Mohammed Al Qutami, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, DHA, said that the international status of Dubai paved the way for a healthy future, enabling the emirate to be the preferred destination for medical tourism.
He said that Dubai aspires to be in first position globally and the DHA is working to achieve this within the framework of its responsibilities and objectives aimed at upgrading the health sector.
Dr. Laila Al Marzouki, Director of Health Regulatory Department at the Authority, noted that the conference aims to present and discuss the latest global developments in the field of medical tourism and the application of quality standards and concepts to improve patient experience.
With over 10 million people travelling overseas for treatment worldwide, IMTEC provides a global platform for hospital groups, medical travel organisations, and health services companies to increase their international presence and patient network.
Alongside the exhibition is a multi-track conference where speakers share their experience and expertise through a dynamic programme covering current issues, as well as cutting-edge innovation.
IMTEC is also hosting the Commissioners of Medical Travel Programme, a platform to connect qualified healthcare buyers with industry suppliers, ensuring a successful and productive event for all attendees.