Higher Steering Committee of Medical Tourism World Summit endorses conference's agenda

Abu-Ghazaleh: The role of the summit is to demonstrate the great potentials of jordanian tourism and healthcare sector to the world

Higher Steering Committee of Medical Tourism World Summit endorses conference's agenda

AMMAN – In its meeting, the Higher Steering Committee of the 6th Medical Tourism World Summit, Conference and Expo, chaired by HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, founder and chairman of Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global (TAG.Global), endorsed the agenda, programs and events that will take place during the Conference that will convene in Amman in mid-October 2021. 

The Conference, that will be held under the auspices of Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, HE Mr. Nayef Al-Fayez, is organized by Pioneers Road Company in cooperation with TAG.Global and the strategic partner, the Arab Medical Center (AMC). A number of topics will be  discussed including: Jordan as an Investment Hub for the Healthcare Sector, Global Medical Tourism Economics and Third Party Referrals, Importance of Accreditation in Developing Healthcare Travel, Global Need for Wellness Treatment After COVID-19 Break,  and other related topics. That is in addition to B2B meetings and tours of medical healthcare buyers to Jordanian hospitals.

The Conference, organized under the patronage of Ministries of Health, Tourism and Antiquities, Industry, Trade & Supply, in addition to Jordan Tourism Board, seeks to provide stakeholders in the Jordanian healthcare sector with the most important developments in global medical tourism, and to shed light on the competitiveness of the Jordanian healthcare sector.

Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh affirmed that medical tourism in Jordan has a promising future, and that the conference would reveal the  opportunities and the challenges that face this important sector. 

He further underlined Jordan’s excellence in the healthcare sector in terms of  the solid medical infrastructure that includes hospitals, efficient and distinguished healthcare cadres in different medical disciplines, and the availability of medicines and medical supplies that match those in developed countries. He urged that “we have to stand out in this competitive world armed with the great potentials of the Jordanian medical sector”.

Additionally, Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh pointed out  the importance of this sector and its role in boosting the Jordanian economy, as well as  the effective contribution of the tourism sector and medical tourism to the Gross National Product (GNP). He affirmed the economic, medical and cultural importance of the Conference, calling for seizing this opportunity to make plans for patients’ companions to learn more about the Kingdom’s history and its various tourist attractions by visiting such sites while in the country.

For his part, Pioneers Road CEO, Mr. Ayman Arikat, said that the Conference would bring together  relevant stakeholders who will sign agreements and Memorandums of Understanding. He further added that on the sideline of the Conference, an exhibition and will arrange business meetings in addition to organizing tours to hospitals, medical facilities, pharmaceutical companies and health insurance companies throughout the Kingdom.

He also mentioned that the Conference will be attended by a large number of decision-makers, buyers and representatives from several Arab and global health insurance companies. That is in addition to  the Arab and global tourist companies from Arab and foreign countries including Algeria, Morocco, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Bahrain, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and the United States of America.

Meanwhile, the General Manager of the Arab Medical Center, Dr. Azzam Ibrahim, underscored the excellence of the Jordanian medical sector over the past decades which made it one of the most distinguished sectors at the local, Arab and regional levels driving Jordan to become one of the first developed countries in the healthcare sector.

Dr. Ibrahim stressed the importance of  medical tourism to Jordan, due to Jordan’s healthcare development, best-equipped hospitals and outstanding medical competencies recognized at world and region’s levels, in addition to Jordan’s political stability and convenient location.

Moreover, he revealed that Jordan ranked among the top 10 countries in the field of medical tourism worldwide, noting that the Jordanian hospitals have received international accreditation and global quality certificates.

It is worth mentioning that a wide range of Jordanian private sector hospitals, Royal Medical Services and Jordanian medical partners in addition to a large number of Arab, foreign and local media representatives and experts will participate in the event. 

Participants in the Conference will discuss in detail the main priorities that need to be taken to reach agreements and joint platforms. The Conference will lay the foundations for the establishment of a regional working group for developing medical tourism and promoting cooperation among all stakeholders in the medical tourism sector in the Kingdom and the countries of the region.


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