ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
Is Eastern Europe in line with global trends concerning the development of inbound medical tourism?
Does active collaboration and exchange of knowledge and experiences enable us to be more effective while managing resources and processes in health and medical tourism?
What is the importance of medical tourism for economic development in Eastern Europe countries?
Lublin City, which is the coordinator of Lublin Medicine Cluster, invites entrepreneurs and institutions interested in the development of inbound medical tourism in Eastern Europe to take part in the Conference "Health and Medical Tourism Summit 2018" that will take place on 12 June 2018 in Lublin.
The conference will be attended by 250 participants from over 25 countries, approximately 30 panelists - medical tourism experts, representatives of local and government administration, clusters and medical tourism associations, over 20 intermediaries recognisable on medical tourism market, over 20 representatives of local, national and international media, approximately 150 entities from Eastern Europe providing health care, medical and wellness services.
The Conference will be accompanied by B2B meetings, expositions of the conference partners, individual meetings and an opportunity to get acquainted with the tourist offer of Lublin and region.
The HMTS Conference is organised by the Strategy and Investor Relations Department of The Municipal Administration of The City of Lublin, the coordinator of the Lublin Medicine – Medical & Wellness Cluster.
International activity and multicultural character of Lublin form an important part of the City's history and tradition. It is here where for ages the East has been meeting with the West.
Lublin also implements a development programme of United Nations - Centre of Eastern Competences. It is the first and unique think-tank created with the participation of Lublin City, Lublin Region Government and international organisations belonging to the United Nations.
For a few years there have been organised Eastern Partnership Culture Congresses and Eastern Europe Initiatives Congresses that each year are attended by about 1500 persons from over 20 countries.
We would to build on these experiences while cooperating for the benefit of health and medical inbound tourism with our partners: 25 twin cities and 16 friend cities, clusters and associations, entrepreneurs from the industry and representatives of governmental and local administration from Eastern Europe.
- Eastern Europe
June 12, 2018
Lublin Conf. Centre (LCK)
Lublin, an administrative centre of the voivodship, the capital of Lublin Region, and home to 365 thousand inhabitants, is the biggest city in Eastern Poland. Lublin is an academic centre recognised in Poland and abroad, having rich educational offer. The city is the hub of bustling cultural life, with different events held annually which attract a wide audience. The Night of Culture, "Codes" Festival of Traditional and Avantgarde Music, "Theatre Confrontations", the International Dance Theatre Festival, the 'Magicians' Carnival, the Jagiellonian Fair, or the "East of Culture" - Different Sounds Art'n'Music Festival to name some of which are Lublin's flagship festive events (Tourism in Lublin).
The top-ranked Lublin medical service sector not only provides healthcare to the residents of the city and region but is also a one of the most popular destinations for medical tourism in Poland and Europe. Qualified specialists working in the highest-standard healthcare centres, as well as the scientific facilities of the Medical University, are the sector's top assets (Biotech & Healthcare Sector in Lublin).
The sector's potential is strengthened by Lublin Medicine Cluster - a cooperation platform among higher education institutions, research centres, healthcare entities, entrepreneurs, institutions for collaboration and local authorities. The aim of this initiative is to support medical and wellness industry development (Lublin Medicine Cluster)
Cost of a single room of standard type with breakfast: PLN 263 gross/day.
Standard double room with breakfast: 296 PLN gross/day.
You will only be able to make a reservation at this price by e-mail in the booking department: H3404-RE@accor.com for the password:"Eastern Europe 2018".
Classic single room with breakfast: PLN 250 gross/day.
Cost of one-person comfort room with breakfast: 300 PLN gross/day.
Superior single room with breakfast: 330 PLN gross/day.
Classic double room cost with breakfast: 290 PLN gross/day
Comfort double room with breakfast: 340 PLN gross/day.
Superior double room with breakfast: 370 PLN gross/day
You will be able to make a reservation at this price only by e-mail in the booking department: firstname.lastname@example.org under the slogan "Health and Medical Tourism Summit - Eastern Europe 2018".
Hampton by Hilton Lublin
Cost of a single room Twin Bed with breakfast: 240 PLN gross/day
Cost of double room Twin Bed with breakfast: PLN 280 gross/day
Cost of Queen Bed single room with breakfast: 260 PLN gross/day
Queen Bed double room with breakfast: 300 PLN gross/day
You will be able to make a reservation at this price only by e-mail in the booking department: email@example.com under the slogan "Eastern Europe 2018".
Check the special tourist offer of Lublin Regional Tourist Organisation for the Conference participants here.
Transport from Lublin Airport to the centre of Lublin: http://www.airport.lublin.pl/en/dla-podroznych/dojazd/
The hotels are situated within a walking distance.
To check the route you can use Jakdojade.pl app (remember to change the language in the top right corner).
A Medical Travel & Tourism expert, specialising in branding and consumer behaviour
Mariusz Sagan, PhD
Assist. Prof. Vladimir Mozetič, MD, PhD, MHA
Anna Białk-Wolf, PhD
Maria D. Georga
Igor Torskyy – MD, MBA
Assist. Prof. Wojciech Glinkowski
Magdalena Rutkowska, MD
Armands Muiznieks, MBA, MSc
8.45-9.00 Opening ceremony
9.00-9.30 Keynote Speech by Ilan Geva: 'Building an international Medical Tourism brand - More actions than hype'
ILAN GEVA is a Medical Travel expert, specialising in branding and consumer behaviour. He is a global branding expert, who speaks at many international conferences and teaches at two universities. His insights go deep into the issues facing the medical travel industry. Ilan won 100+ global industry awards, assisting governments, tourism councils & destinations grow their brand awareness and revenue.
9.30-11.00 Panel I. The panel of experts in medical tourism.
Potential of the medical tourism market in Eastern Europe and in the world. Current trends and challenges.
Ilan Geva- Keynote Speaker/ USA/ Ilan Geva and Friends inc./USA, Sarah Ward - Commercial Director of LaingBuisson / Great Britain, Violetta Ianyshevska- Chairman & co-founder of the Ukrainian Association of Medical Tourism/ Ukraine , Vladimir Mozetic - President of Kvarner Health Tourism Cluster/ Croatia, Anna Białk - Wolf - President of Research and Development of Medical Tourism Insitute/ Poland, Lutz Lungwitz - President of the German Medical Wellness Association and of the International Medical Wellness Association/ Germany/ , Wojciech Glinkowski - President of the Polish Society for Telemedicine and e-Health/ Poland, Jacky Ovadia -Director of International Medicine at Clalit Health Services, Wellness Tech Forum Founder/ Israel
11.00-11.20 Coffee break
11.20-12.50 Panel II. The panel of medical tourism facilitators.
The importance of medical tourism facilitators. Experiences and expectations towards the partners from the industry.
Maria D. Georga - The Regional Manager of LaingBuisson / Great Britain, Magdalena Rutkowska - President of Medical Travel Partner/ Poland, Marcela Nemcova - CEO of Hedvea Ltd/ / Czech Republic, Arnis Krasovskis -Director at Medrefund Ltd./ Great Britain, Anna Popko – CEO & Founder of Travel Image/ Ukraine, Rania Kimrakji - founder and Managing Director Royalty Consultants/ Dubai, Zahid Hamid - Director at Right Choice Healthcare/ United Kingdom, Marek Hołówko - CEO & Co-Founder clinichunter.com/ /Poland
14.00-15.30 Panel III. The panel of governmental and local administration.
Health and medical inbound tourism in the economic development strategy of Eastern Europe countries.
Robert Andrzejczyk - President of the Polish Tourist Organization/Poland, Evita Feldberga - Deputy Director at Ministry of Economics in Sectoral Policy Department/ Latvia, Mariusz Sagan - Head of Strategy and Investor Relations Department of the City of Lublin; Warsaw School of Economics / Poland, Katarzyna Gądek - Deputy Director at the Department of Promotion and Tourism of the City of Cracow/ Poland, Laszlo Puczko - Expert in the Health, Wellness and Medical Tourism / Hungary, Wasil Kurlowicz - Consul of the Republic of Belarus/ Belarus, Dominik Damiš- Marketing Director of the Rijeka Tourist Board/ Croatia, Dariusz Donica - Director of the Department of Promotion and Tourism of the Marshal Office of the Lubelskie Voivodeship/Poland
15.30-15.50 Coffee break
15.50-17.00 Panel IV. The panel of clusters and medical tourism associations from Eastern Europe.
Cooperation of clusters and associations in health and medical tourism of Eastern Europe countries. Good practices and future actions for the benefit of quality of processes in health and medical inbound tourism.
Igor Torskyy - Vice President of the Ukrainian Association of Medical Tourism/ Ukraine, Vladimir Mozetic - President of Kvarner Health Tourism Cluster/ Croatia, Armands Muiznieks - Latvian Health Tourism Cluster expert/ Latvia, Wojciech Glinkowski - President of the Polish Society for Telemedicine and e-Health/ Poland, Tamas Dekan - CEO, Hungarian Sport and Lifestyle Development Cluster Ltd/ Hungary, Marzena Strok-Sadło - Lublin Medicine Cluster Management Board Member/ Poland, Anna Białk - Wolf -President of Research and Development of Medical Tourism Insitute/ Poland
17.00-17.15 Conference closure
After the conference we invite you to the evening banquet, which will start at 19:00 at the Lublin Castle (the seat of the Lublin Museum, 9 Zamkowa Street). After the official part you will have an opportunity to visit the UNESCO Chapel of the Holy Trinity, which is one of the most beautiful examples of the encounter between the sacred art of the West and the spirituality of the East. The tour will be guided by an English-speaking guide.
Participatnts of the Conference will have opportunity to sign for B2B meetings with medical and wellness services facilitators and travel agents who will attend our Conference.
For this purpose special space will be dedicated (Hall No. S5) with individual tables for every facilitator or travel agent.
The registration for B2B meetings will start at the day of the Conference directly at the concrete tables at 8 a.m.
You are kindly invited to check the list of medical and wellness services facilitators and travel agents which will be presented to you during the registration to the Conference.
To register for the B2B meetings, please visit the Hall No. S5. Our assistants will help you to arrange the meetings and inform you about possible agenda. They will answer all you questions and will assist you during the meetings if necessary.