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Los Angeles Convention Center 1201 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles , California 90015
Tel: (213) 741-1151
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10th World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress

2,000 150

Overview

Event Overview:

JOIN THE WORLD’S LARGEST MEDICAL TOURISM EVENT

Attend the most comprehensive international healthcare conference and tradeshow in the industry

    Up to 3000 participants
    10000+ Networking Meetings
    Up to 200 Qualified Buyers of Healthcare
    Industry Forums & Executive Summits

The World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress is the Medical Tourism Association‘s annual international conference, where the annual membership meeting is held. The Medical Tourism Association® is the industry’s official organization dedicated to the growth of the industry globally.

The number of face-to-face meetings with stakeholders & leaders that you can hold in 3 days of the conference would take years of traveling to different countries and cities to accomplish.

The conference features a series of industry specific forums and executive summits like the EU Summit designed to provide a platform for stakeholders to come together and work towards common goals, interests and deal as a collaborative group on common obstacles and problems that slow or hinder growth.

Exhibitor / Sponsor Information:

Why Sponsor?

Be part of something greater and leave your mark at this year’s World Medical Tourism Congress. WMTC understands that your success goes beyond the pipe and drape of the exhibit hall. Join us for a sponsorship experience like no other. WMTC is the only global event where your organization can connect with leaders from healthcare, insurance, government, and industry from nearly 100 countries.  With a 365 days approach the WMTC & MTA provides you with visibility year round through our diverse distribution channels providing you the most benefits for your money while increasing your ROI.

Benefits of exhibiting:

    Guaranteed networking meetings
    Guaranteed Patient & Buyer leads throughout the year
    Network with up to 3000 attendees
    Connect as many as 400 Hosted Buyers
    Connect with participants from over 100 countries
    More then 5,000 scheduled meetings between attendees and sponsors.
    Introduce your organization product or services to new and emerging markets
    Connect with potential business partners that you’d normally wouldn’t be exposed to.
    Enhance your international brand and position in the market.
    Gain insight on current market trends and practices

About MTA:

The Medical Tourism Association is a Global Non-profit association for the Medical Tourism and International Patient Industry. The MTA works with healthcare providers, governments, insurance companies, employers and other buyers of healthcare - in their medical tourism, international patient, and healthcare initiatives - with a focus on providing the highest quality transparent healthcare. The MTA is also committed to raising consumer awareness of international healthcare options, and has specific initiatives designed to educate and increase the number of consumers who travel for healthcare. The MTA is also committed to educating consumers about their options internationally for medical treatment.

Agenda

Oct 2   

07:00 AM - 06:00 PM

The Early Bird Catches the Worm – Registration Open

Get to the registration desk early, sign in, grab your swag, start your meetings and secure new business!

08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Moving On In – Exhibitor/Sponsor Load-in & Set-up*

08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Get Certified! – Certified Medical Tourism Professional® (CMTP)

09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Medical Travel Ambassador Opportunities

09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Medical Director Summit (Invitation Only)

09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Healthcare Revolution Innovation Forum

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Part I of the Healthcare Revolution Forum: How to Increase Credibility and Probability of Raising Funds

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Part II of the Healthcare Revolution Forum: Learn and Apply Evidence-based Business Modeling to Early-stage Ventures

11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Market Disrupt: A Venture Pitch Event

02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Global Ministerial Summit (Invitation Only)

03:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Global Healthcare Accreditation – Board Meeting

05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

FIRESIDE CHAT: Women’s Leadership “Ask the Experts”

06:30 PM - 08:30 PM

Just Like Studio 54: Off-site VIP Networking Reception (Invite Only) Sponsor: BH Genetics & Aeon

06:30 PM - 08:30 AM

Global Healthcare Accreditation – Dinner (Invitation Only)

Oct 3   

12:00 AM - 12:50 AM

Quality vs. utilization – How to achieve success with narrow networks?

Many administrators, supplemental vendors, and providers have created product offerings focused on improving quality and cost for plans.  They vary dramatically in their efficacy.  In this session, we will discuss how industry leading provider systems and supplemental vendors are forging the path. Key learnings will include:

  1. Innovations to drive utilization
  2. Steps taken to ensure top quality of care
  3. How to make the program pay for itself

Mark Stadler

CEO, Bridge Health

John Zutter

CEO, Employer Direct Healthcare

07:00 AM - 06:00 PM

You’re OFF To the Races! – Registration Open

07:45 AM - 08:50 AM

Opening Keynotes

07:45 AM - 08:50 AM

Open Keynotes: Innovate You!

07:45 AM - 08:50 AM

KEYNOTE: Culture Secrets from Silicon Valley’s Innovation Giants

07:45 AM - 08:50 AM

KEYNOTE: The Clarion Call for Excellence: A New Age of Health Consumers

08:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Last Call – Final Expo Set-up (For Small Exhibits Only)

09:00 AM - 09:50 AM

Educational Breakout Sessions

09:00 AM - 09:50 AM

Future Generation Healthcare: 
Insured Medical Travel and Population Health Management

09:00 AM - 09:50 AM

Health Googlocity: The Ins and Outs of Marketing Health and Wellness

09:00 AM - 09:50 AM

Driving Quality and Savings with Employer Direct Contracting

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Educational Breakout Sessions

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Better is Bigger: Quality & Risk Management of Leading Brand

10:00 AM - 10:40 AM

Positive Disruptive Change: We’ve Hit the Trifecta – Quality of Care, Patient Experience and Cost Savings

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Medical Destination Reputation Management: How a Single Interaction Can Impact Your Brand.

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Educational Breakout Sessions

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Accreditation in Medical Travel and its Impact on Operational Excellence

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Mixing Business with Pleasure: The Physician Entrepreneur and Business of Health

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Engagement Strategies for an Effective Employer – Provider Bundled Payment Partnership

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Educational Breakout Sessions

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

What’s Love Got to Do with It? The Happy Patient and Risk Management Connection

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Hot Trends in Health: Products, Processes and Promotion

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Networking Lunch in Exhibit Hall

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Win Up to $5,000 in Prizes at the Health and Wellness Trivia Contest!

02:00 PM - 05:05 PM

Networking & Education Activities in Exhibit Hall

02:00 PM - 02:50 PM

Inbound Medical Travel to the U.S.: New Models of Preferred and Narrow Networks (Forum)

02:35 PM - 02:55 PM

Do Not Sell a Service, Sell an Experience (Power Session)

03:00 PM - 03:50 PM

Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained (Think Tank) 
Investment in Medical Tourism & Wellness Travel

04:00 PM - 04:50 PM

Call to Excellence (Forum) 
Next Generation Facilitation 3.0

04:05 PM - 04:20 AM

Bringing More Visibility to Medical Travel Brand

04:25 PM - 04:45 PM

Health & Environment, a Powerful Connection

05:00 PM - 05:45 PM

Join the Party in the Hall – Networking Reception

Oct 4   

07:00 AM - 07:50 AM

Uberization of Health: The Future of On Demand Health & Wellness Services

Lyft and Uber have given rise to new expectations, and new business models, from internet savvy consumers. These emerging companies have changes the game in terms of transportation and could alter the delivery of on demand health services. Providers and destinations looking to draw new customers using traditional SEO and SEM strategies may fall short of projected returns if mobile technology solutions and other digital access points are unavailable. In this informative session, learn through client case studies the top ten success strategies for accessing the online health and wellness consumer.

Fergus Linskey

Managing Partner/Chief Executive Officer - Medical Tourism Media

07:00 AM - 08:00 AM

Registration

07:45 AM - 08:50 AM

Opening Remarks – Healthcare Revolution: Disruptive Innovators Live Here

08:00 AM - 08:50 AM

The Coolest Guy on the Planet, in the Coolest Industry 
The Era of Health Intelligence

08:00 AM - 08:50 AM

It’s ALMOST Over! – Closing Keynote

09:00 AM - 09:50 AM

Educational Breakout Sessions

09:00 AM - 09:50 AM

The Power to Transform Medical Travel Trends

09:00 AM - 09:50 AM

The Crystal Ball for Medical Tourism: Myths to Reality

09:00 AM - 09:50 AM

A State Purchaser’s Experience Controlling the Increasing Trend in Healthcare Costs: Direct Contracting Strategies & Centers of Excellence

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Educational Breakout Sessions

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Medical Travel Times 10: Using Technology as the Ultimate Multiplier

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Time to Tap Out: Old Affiliation Models Replaced by Two Way Street Partnerships

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Effectively Deploying Bundled Payments in Self-funded Marketplace

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Using Reference Based Pricing, Direct Contracting and Cash Payments to Reduce Employers Spend Significantly

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Educational Breakout Sessions

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Innovative Health Solutions: Self Insured Employer Sponsored Benefit Plans

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Built to Last: Sustainable Health Tourism Strategies for any Destination

11:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Participate in an Employer Purchasing Cooperative to Improve Health Care Value & Realize Savings

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Connecting the Dots: How to Utilize a Smart Surgical Network to Improve Quality & Save Big on Surgical Costs

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Healthcare Digital Transformation Trends: The Quest for Change and the Need for Protection:

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Educational Breakout Sessions

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Healthcare Digital Transformation Trends: The Quest to Prevent Ransomware and Cyberattacks

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

The 3 P’s of Success: Payers, Portals, and Partnerships

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

The Business Case for Direct Contracting with Direct Primary Care Model Practices

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Networking Lunch in Exhibit Hall

01:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Networking & Education Activities in Exhibit Hall

02:00 PM - 02:50 PM

Medical Travel Destination Development (Forum): 
Whats Working and Whats Not?

02:25 PM - 02:40 PM

Why is Back Pain Killing My Budget?

03:00 PM - 03:50 PM

Dirty Little Secrets (Think Tank)
What’s Not Being Said About Medical Travel

03:05 PM - 03:20 PM

Airfare Distribution – leveraging the best technology to go global

03:45 PM - 04:05 PM

How to Improve the Patient Experience

03:45 PM - 04:05 PM

The True Value in Concierge Health (Power Session)

04:00 PM - 04:50 PM

European Health Tourism Industry Summit (Think Tank)

05:00 PM - 05:45 PM

Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall

05:45 PM - 10:00 PM

Exhibitor/Sponsor Teardown

Keynote Speakers

Renée-Marie Stephano, JD

President - Medical Tourism Association

Renée-Marie Stephano is president and co-founder of the Medical Tourism Association®, editor-in-chief of Medical Tourism Magazine® and the Health and Wellness Destination Guide Series of books. Ms. Stephano is also founder and CEO of Global Healthcare Resources, the leading global consulting and market solutions firm in Medical Tourism, Destination Medicine, Wellness Travel and Corporate Wellness.

As founder and president of Corporate Health & Well-being Association, Renée-Marie is passionate about improving productivity through corporate wellness programs. She brings strategic solutions for the integration of medical and wellness travel, corporate wellness and population health management strategies for destinations worldwide.

Lorna Borenstein

CEO & Founder - Gokker, Inc.

Hear from C-suite power leaders from Grokker, Pinterest, SurveyMonkey and LinkedIn to recreate the Silicon Valley corporate culture with your resources. Everyone knows that Silicon Valley companies offer every bells and whistles known to mankind but 99 percent of the companies do not have the same budget as Silicon Valley companies. Listen to these powerhouse women tell you how its done and how you can do it with your own budget.

We couldn’t bring you all to California without bringing you the most forward-thinking and successful companies headquartered right in CA! Learn the culture secrets from Silicon Valley’s most in-demand companies in this fireside chat moderated by wellness guru and internet veteran Lorna Borenstein and featuring powerhouse HR leaders including Pat Wadors with LinkedIn, Cat Lee of Pinterest and Becky Cantieri from SurveyMonkey. You’ll hear firsthand from the speakers what the culture is really like at eBay, Google, Yahoo! and Nordstrom, lessons-learned from their years of experience, and advice to action on at your own company.

This interactive discussion will address:

  • Tips for surviving the talent wars from one of the hottest job markets in the country
  • How the speakers promote work-life balance, even at companies with billion dollar valuations
  • Discover what Silicon Valley’s most demanding CEOs expect from their HR teams
  • Learn the HR demands of an explosive growth company
  • Hear the latest trends in workplace culture from the hotbed of innovation

Lorna Borenstein is an internet veteran who began her career launching eBay Canada out of her guest room with a newborn in her arms. After 15 years in high-profile roles at eBay, Inc. (EBAY), Yahoo! (YHOO), and Move, Inc., Lorna made the radical choice to leave it all behind to spend time with her family. Little did she know an idea sparked while traveling would bring her back into tech to start her own company focused on pursuing your best self, Grokker. Lorna is a speaker, author, and C-suite peer adviser on how to create an engaged company culture that sustains and develops high-quality talent. She was highlighted by TechCrunch as a top female founder of 2016, and is a frequent contributor on leadership topics to business publications including Fortune, 

Huffington Post, and Entrepreneur. She has practiced law in Canada and the U.S. and served in-house as Assistant Legal Counsel at HP Inc. Lorna is an avid yogi, mother of three with her husband, David, and an active fundraising member of various charities supporting women’s reproductive health, civil rights (LGBTQ in particular), and adolescent anxiety and depression.

Karen Timmons

CEO - Global Healthcare Accreditation Program

Karen Timmons presents the traveling patient in the new age providing greater demands and opportunities for payers and providers to go beyond expected “satisfaction” to deliver experience excellence. Global Healthcare Accreditation Awards to follow her presentation.

Karen Timmons is CEO of the Global Healthcare Accreditation® (GHA) Program.She is an internationally known expert in accreditation, healthcare quality, and safety processes, having previously served as President and CEO of Joint Commission International (JCI), Chief Operating Officer of The Joint Commission, and Global Patient Safety Officer for Det Norske Veritas (DNV).  Timmons has served as chairperson in the following areas for the World Health Organization (WHO): Chair for the WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety Solutions,

Chair for the WHO High 5 Steering Committee, and Chair of the WHO HIV Quality of Care Working Group on HIV-AIDS. She currently serves as Vice-Chair of the High-Reliability Organization Council, a not-for profit enabling healthcare providers to become more reliable.

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