Health and Medical Tourism Summit
- Eastern Europe 2018
Lublin, Poland - June 12, 2018


Lublin (Poland) - June 12, 2018 - Lublin Conference Centre

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.

Why Lublin?


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.

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About Lublin

Health and Medical Tourism Summit
- 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)

The Venue

Lublin Conference Centre
Artura Grottgera street 2
20-029 Lublin
tel.: +48 81 718 09 00

Hotel Mercure

Raclawickie Avenues 12 20-037 Lublin
TEL.: +48 81 533 20 67
Hotel Mercure website

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: for the password:"Eastern Europe 2018".

Hotel Wieniawski

Sadowa Street 6,20-027 Lublin
Tel.: +48 81 45 99 200
Hotel Wieniawski website

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: under the slogan "Health and Medical Tourism Summit - Eastern Europe 2018".

Hampton by Hilton Lublin

Alley of Polish Composers 1, Lublin 20-848
Tel.: +48 81 477 90 50
Hampton by Hilton Lublin website

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: under the slogan "Eastern Europe 2018".

Tourist offer

Check the special tourist offer of Lublin Regional Tourist Organisation for the Conference participants here.


Transport from Lublin Airport to the centre of Lublin:

The hotels are situated within a walking distance.

To check the route you can use app (remember to change the language in the top right corner).


Ilan Geva

A Medical Travel & Tourism expert, specialising in branding and consumer behaviour
Ilan delivers speeches at many international conferences, and teaches at 2 universities. He won 100+ global industry awards, assisting governments, tourism councils & destinations grow their brand awareness and revenue. (

Robert Andrzejczyk

President of the Polish Tourist Organization
He has several years of experience in international cooperation and promotion, both in public administration and the private sector. He is a diplomat and doctor of humanities with a specialization in the history of economic diplomacy.

Mariusz Sagan, PhD

Head of Strategy and Investor Relations Department, the City of Lublin; Warsaw School of Economics
Management Board Member of Lublin Medicine Cluster. Co-developer of Lublin 2020 Development Strategy. He initiated such programmes as Lublin Medicine Cluster, Lublin IT Upland, Study in Lublin, Life Science Cluster.

Assist. Prof. Vladimir Mozetič, MD, PhD, MHA

President of Kvarner Health Tourism Cluster, Croatia
Director of the Community Health Centre of Primorsko-Goranska County. A lecturer on Faculties of Medicine, Heath Studies and Tourism and Hospitality Management at the Universities in Rijeka and Zagreb.

Violetta Ianyshevska

Chairman & co-founder of the Ukrainian Association of Medical Tourism – UAMT, Former Vice President and Current Member of the Global Healthcare Travel Council
A pioneer of Ukrainian medical tourism market. International speaker at the largest congresses, forums, summits and conferences.

Jacky Ovadia

Director in Clalit Health Services, Israel
Director of International Medicine and Medical Tourism, Israel. Wellness Tech Forum Founder.

Anna Białk-Wolf, PhD

President of Research and Development of Medical Tourism Insitute
An expert in medical tourism at Polish Tourism Organisation. Dean of the Academy of Tourism and Hospitality Management in Gdańsk. An author of numerous publications related to medical tourism.

Rania Kimrakji

Founder and Managing Director Royalty Consultants – Dubai, UAE
In the Healthcare and Wellness Tourism sector she focuses on wide scope of consultancy incl. VIP & Royal patients outbound treatment designed programs and business representation of several European and Asian countries in UAE/GCC region.

Sarah Ward

Commercial Director of LaingBuisson
Her role encompasses market research and analysis, development of stakeholder relationships and delivery of the company’s events business, including the IMTJ Medical Travel Summit and Awards and the Private Healthcare Summit.

Katarzyna Gądek

Deputy Director at the Department of Promotion and Tourism of the City of Cracow, Poland
Vice-chairwoman of the Council of the Polish Tourist Organization of the 7th term.

Evita Feldberga

Deputy Director at Ministry of Economics in Sectoral Policy Department, Latvia
She is specializing in cluster policy, innovation promotion and support instruments to create a modern policy framework for industrial development.

Dariusz Donica

Director of the Department of Promotion and Tourism of the Marshal Office of the Lubelskie Voivodeship
The President of the Lublin Regional Tourist Organization.

Marcela Němcová

CEO of Hedvea Ltd
CEO of Hedvea Ltd, international company based in Praque, Czech Republic, which operates under 2 brands: Hedvea Medical (Cross-border Health Care provider) and Hedvea Travel (Tailor-made solutions provider).

Lutz Lungwitz

President of the German Medical Wellness Association & the International Medical Wellness Association
President of the German Medical Wellness Association and of the International Medical Wellness Association both based in Berlin. He has a lot of experience in the hospitality industry in Germany, in Europe and Worldwide.

Maria D. Georga

The Regional Manager of LaingBuisson International Limited
She is responsible for its international business in USA, Central and Eastern Europe, Israel, India, China, Japan and other. Health Tourism professional.

Igor Torskyy – MD, MBA

Vice President of the UAMT, Ukraine
Surgeon and founder of EuroMd LTd, international medical on-line portal for patients. He has keynoted and moderated conferences on medical tourism and global healthcare in different events.

Assist. Prof. Wojciech Glinkowski

President of the Polish Society for Telemedicine and e-Health
Second degree specialist in the field of orthopedics and traumatology of the musculoskeletal system and sports medicine. Professor at the Warsaw Medical University. Leader of many telemedicine projects.

Magdalena Rutkowska, MD

President of Medical Travel Partner
Responsible for Polish Medical Tourism promotion project in 7 countries: UK, USA, Russia, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Experienced speaker and teacher at MBA Healthcare Program.

Anna Popko

CEO & Founder of Travel Image LLC, Ukraine
Healthcare and wellness tourism marketing and consultancy company specializing in facilitation, marketing and promotion.

László Puczkó

Expert in the Health, Wellness and Medical Tourism, Hungary
He is Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and Past President of the Association of Tourism Consultants in Hungary.

Tamás Dékán

CEO, Hungarian Sport and Lifestyle Development Cluster Ltd., Hungary
He works on the improvement of background of professional and mass sport and helps to build cooperation between different institutes and organizations in sport area focusing on innovations.

Armands Muiznieks, MBA, MSc

Latvian Health Tourism Cluster expert
Latvian Health Tourism Cluster expert with over 27 years of experience in tourism industry including Latvia Tourism Development Agency. The lecturer for several universities and high schools in Latvia.

Zahid Hamid

Director at Right Choice Healthcare, UK
He heads an outbound healthcare facilitation service to Europe and South Asia – Euromedical Tours and an inbound and intrabound service to the UK – Right Choice Healthcare. He is regular speaker at healthcare travel industry events.

Marek Hołówko

CEO & Co-Founder
CEO & Co-Founder of, largest medical tourism platform in Poland. ClinicHunter works with 120+ clinics across Poland and other Central Europe countries.

Arnis Krasovskis

Director, Medrefund LTD, England, UK
Since 2012 he is successfully working with clinics in Europe and Poland. Former Ministry of Health of the Republic of Latvia representative of Latvia at EU Commission cross-border healthcare committee (2011-2012).

Marzena Strok-Sadło

Lublin Medicine Cluster Management Board Member
Senior Adviser in the Department of Strategy and Investor Relations in the City of Lublin. She has many years of experience in project management both in private and public sectors. Medical & wellness inbound tourism expert.

Dominik Damiš

Head of Marketing Department of Rijeka Tourist Board
Managing marketing, financial and other implementations of project activities, events and PR activities of Rijeka Tourist Board and European Capital of Culture 2020.