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PROGRAMME

HTI HEALTH TOURISM INDUSTRY CONFERENCE, TEL AVIV, 12-13 FEBRUARY 2019

 

IMTM EXPO TEL AVIV CENTRE, 1.FLOOR, HALL K

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

 

15:00 CONFERENCE OPENING & WELCOME NOTES

  • Ron Huldai, Mayor of Tel Aviv, Israel (TBC)
  • Lior Gelfand, President, IMTM, Israel
  • Zdeslav Radovčić, Founder & CEO, HTI Conference , Belgium

15:15 PANEL 1 (50’) Health destination management: Ability of a region to offer health services to meet the quality standards at competitive prices.

Moderated by: Ernest Svazic, Mayor of Krapinske Toplice, Spa city, Croatia

  • Berj K. Apkarian, Community Medical Center, California, USA
  • Ilaria Giannico, Secretary General, European Union of Private Hospitals, Belgium
  • Rafaella Caria, Gen. secretary, EU Historical Thermal Towns Ass. (TBC)

Q&A

16:15  PANEL 2 (50’) How health tourism is increasing travel agents’ opportunities?

Moderated by: Irena Rapoport, Regional director, HTI Conference, Israel / Russia

  • Ali Fayed, MD, Medical Director of International Patient Services, CMC, California, USA
  • Dr. Zilin Wang, Physician CEO W.M.D, Heart Care, LLC, Agape Medical Tourism Center, USA/China
  • Nurit Agiv, Head of International unit for continuing med. education, Assuta., Israel
  • Yair Itzhar, Marketing and PR, Sheba International Division, Israel

Q&A

17:15 PANEL 3 Market positioning challenges: Thermal spa versus wellness

Moderated by: Marina Matijevic, Sales and marketing director, Energy Clinic, EU

  • Hanny Sobol, CEO, Israel Ass. of Travel Agencies and Consultants, Israel
  • Csilla Mezosi, Gen. Secretary, European Spa Association, Belgium
  • Laura Putnam, Wellness expert and author, USA

Q&A

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

 

HTI WORKSHOP SERIAL

10:00 WORKSHOP 1

The EU: a crossroad of opportunities and threats for health tourism

For those who already are or planning to start EU health tourism business Mr. Paulo Moreira will give an overview based on newest scientific researches

  • J. Paulo Moreira, Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Healthcare Management, UK
  • Ernest Svazic, Mayor of Krapinske Toplice, Spa city, Croatia
  • Zdeslav Radovčić, Founder & CEO, HTI Conference , Belgium

11:00 WORKSHOP 2

The advantages of health tourism business with Russia and CIS?

The workshop will address ideas and concepts, and teach some skills realted to lucrative Russian and CIS countries market.

  • Svetlana Palevskaya, Director, International Medical School, Russia
  • Inna Dashchenko, Vice-president, International Association of Physicians in Med. Tourism
  • Irena Rapoport, Regional director, HTI Conference, Israel / Russia
  • Anna H.Moshe, President, Israel-Russia Chamber of Commerce "Pearl Cohen", Israel

12:00 WORKSHOP 3

How to grow your health tourism business with China?

This workshop will give perspectives on China outbound health tourism focusing on Chinese associations, buyers, and tour operators.

  • Dr. Zilin Wang, Physician CEO W.M.D, Heart Care, LLC, Agape Medical Tourism Center, USA/China
  • Uzair Chaudhary, MD, Medical Director for Community Medical Center, USA

13:00 WORKSHOP 4

Wellness: A golden opportunity for travel agents!

The workshop is designed to teach participants how to become recognized and certified wellness agents. 


  • Hanny Sobol, CEO, Israel Ass. of Travel Agencies and Consultants, Israel
  • Irena Rapoport, Wellness Agent Expert, Israel / Russia
  • Marina Matijevic, Sales and Marketing Director, Energy Clinic Spa Chain, EU