8th HTI Conference

About 8th HTI Conference:

The 8th HTI Conference will be held 1-3 March 2018, in Zagreb, Croatia, at The Westin Zagreb Hotel. In total, more than 400 participants from 40 countries are expected. Its agenda includes:

  • General Sessions (presentations and panels) offered by 50 leading industry speakers
  • EHTI Leaders Summit, EHTTA Forum and Destination Forums (on Russian and CIS, Middle East and Chinese markets)
  • Meetings with 50 buyers (prearranged meetings with app)
  • B2B Workshop for Financing Health Tourism in Europe

Benefits for Attendees:

  • Networking with the potential business partners
  • Generating new business with the key decision makers
  • Education and Developing Business Intelligence through agenda, which is led by the experts in different areas, covering a wide range of topics and the latest trends in the industry

CONFERENCE AGENDA

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1st March (Thursday)
8:00 h Registration at Lobby Level

Welcome Remarks

09:00 – 09:30 h | Main Conference Hall | View Map

Speakers: Martina Bienenfeld, Director, Zagreb Tourism Board (TBC)
Gari Cappelli, Minister of Tourism of Croatia (TBC)

KEYNOTES | EU Member States: Creating health tourism destination strategy

9.30:00 – 11:00 h | Main Conference Hall | View Map

• Global trends

• European leading health tourism influencers

• EU umbrella associations

• The importance of data collection

Moderator: Renee-Marie Stephano, CEO GHR, USA

Panelists:  Jai Verma, Global Head B2G, CIGNA International, UAE
Kristjan StaničićDirector, Croatian National Tourism Board
Dr. Adam RusznikoHealth Tourism Head, MU Budapest and former State Secretary for Tourism, Hungary

11:00 - 11:30 h | Power Networking in Exhibition Hall

Global Patients: The impact of international accreditation and certification seals

11:30 – 13:00 h | Main Conference Hall | View Map

Legal status and market shares •

International Hospital Groups case study •

Insurers and other big buyers’ great expectations •

Moderator: Prof. Stjepan OreškovićSchool of Medicine of Zagreb, Croatia

Panelists: Valeria Ansaloni, Bocconi University, Italy
Sandeep VohraDirector, Protecti Global, UAE
Ognjen BagatinDirector, Bagatin Clinic, Croatia
Hrvojka Skoković Harašić, Director, Deloitte, Croatia

13:00 - 14:00 h | Lunch in Exhibition Hall

EU Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Market

14:00 – 15:00 h | Main Conference Hall | View Map

Are the EU rehabilitation centers ready for the Chinese market? •

The impact of doctor exchange programs •

Bidding on competitive prices? •

A sport star as a brand ambassador •

Sensory integration rehabilitation •

Moderator:  Irena Rapoport, HTI Regional Manager for CIS and Israel

Speakers: Prof. Nikola Čičak, Head of Akromiom Special Hospital, Croatia
Evgeniy Chernyshev, Vice-President, MTAA of CIS, Russia
Ganna Kyrychenko, Director, Dnipro Premium Clinic, Ukraine

2nd EHTI - EUROPEAN HEALTH TOURISM INDUSTRY LEADERS SUMMIT

14:00 – 16:00 h | Maksimir Hall | View Map

(Closed Session by Invitation Only)

Gathering ministers and leaders from European government organizations, and international institutions, business associations and industry, to share views on repositioning Europe as a destination of health

Moderator: Renee-Marie Stephano, CEO GHR, USA

Sponsored by CIGNA INTERNATIONAL

B2B WORKSHOP For Financing Health Tourism Projects in Europe

14:00 – 16:00 h | Tuškanac Hall | View Map

(Closed Session by Invitation Only)

 Experts from US investment fund will present real opportunities for capital access
• Individual B2B meetings

Hosted by Paulo Moreira,IJHM, United Kingdom and Don Williams, Princeton Healthcare International, USA

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Thermal Spa Versus Medical Wellness

15:00 – 16:00 h | Main Conference Hall | View Map

Great destinations and their unique selling proposition •

Revival of tradition: Budapest, a unique thermal city •

Evidence Based Medicine •

EHTTA and ESPA network •

Moderator:  Ernest Svažić, Mayor of Krapinske Toplice, Croatia

Speakers: Emma Gonzalez, Director, Termatalia, Spain
Biljana Nacevska, Chef de Produit Europe, Thalasso No1, France
Prof. Kai Illing FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sci.’s, Austria (TBC)

Automatisation, Robotics and Digital Health

16:00 – 17:00 h | Main Conference Hall | View Map

• Applications, applications, and applications 

• New technology leaders 

• Robotic surgery, a travel for health trigger 

• Health data protection and cyber security 

Moderator:  Cenk Tezcan, HTI Regional Manager for Turkey

Speaker: Murat KucukkayaDirector, Bourn Hall, UAE
Dean LugonjaDirector, Eventrify, Croatia
Gero Graf, COO, Qunomedical, Germany
Petar Pavić, Co-founder of S.T.A.R. Digital Group, Croatia

2nd EHTTA - European Historical Thermal Towns Association FORUM

16:00 – 17:00 h | Tuškanac Hall | View Map

(Closed Session by Invitation Only)

European Historical Thermal Towns Association members are meeting again at the HTI conference to introduce and discuss innovations in thermalism and health tourism

Hosted by Luca Bruschi, International Relationships, EHTTA

IMIF - INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL INSURANCE FORUM

16:00 – 16:30 h | Maksimir Hall

(Closed Session for Insurers Only)

This by invitation only event will gather the leading insurers and industry experts to discuss on latest development in bonding health insurance and health tourism industry

Sponsored by Protecti Global

3rd EBI - EUROPEAN BUYERS INITIATIVE

16:30 – 18:00 h | Maksimir Hall

(Closed Session for TA/TO Only)

Gathering top industry buyers and suppliers from all over the world,
including specialized tour-operators, travel agents and facilitators

Moderator: Zdeslav Radovčić, Founder & CEO HTI Conference

COMPLIMENTARY COCKTAIL

Sponsored by Bagatin Clinic

2nd March (Friday)
8:00 h Registration at Lobby

Keynote Presentation

09:00 – 09:20 h Main Conference Hall | View Map

Keynote Speaker: Ognjen Bagatin, Director, Bagatin Clinic, Croatia

Aesthetics and Dental Health: Worldwide Health Tourism Booster

09:20 – 10:00 h | Main Conference Hall | View Map

• Croatia’s great expectations 

• East Europe competitors or allies? 

• Dermatology entering dental clinics 

• Plastic surgery in vogue – who needs a makeover today? 

Moderator: Ognjen BagatinDirector, Bagatin Clinic, Croatia

Panelist: Neda Telišman-Košuta, Advisor, Institute for Tourism, Croatia
Dr. Behnam ShakibaieMicroVision Group, Iran & USA
Akos Farkas, Director, Medical Tourism Association Hungary

CIS FORUM - HOW TO DO BUSINESS WITH RUSSIA AND CIS?

09:00 – 10:00 h | Maksimir Hall | View Map

Powered by Croatian Chamber of Economy

To strengthen cooperation and patients’ exchange, HTI recently opened a Regional CIS Chapter. This forum will discuss advanced strategies and marketing tactics for doing business and enlarging your network.

Introduction by the Representative of Croatian Chamber of Economy

Moderator: Irena RapoportHTI Regional Manager for CIS and Israel

Panelists: Evgeniy ChernyshevVice-President, MTAA of CIS, Russia
Violetta IanyshevskaChairman, Assoc. of Medical Tourism, Ukraine
Tatiana Sokolov, Director, MedicaTour, Russia

From Business to Customers: The Intermediaries’ Perspective

10:00 – 11:00 h | Main Conference Hall | View Map

• Tour-operators finally looking at wellness and spa 

• Are travel agents shifting to medical? 

• Digital challenges and user experience

Moderator: Boris TurkićDirector, M+ Agency, Croatia

Speakers: Claudia Wagner Director, FitReisen, Germany
Tomislav VargaCEO, ATLAS, Croatia
Tom DedekRepresentative of ITB Medical Tourism Pavilion, Germany
Michael DadaCEO, CEEWABA, Nigeria

MIDDLE EAST FORUM - HOW TO DO BUSINESS WITH MIDDLE EAST?

10:00 – 11:00 h | Maksimir Hall | View Map

Powered by Croatian Chamber of Economy

Meet experts and buyers, learn how to enter the market and stay there. What is so different when doing business with UAE, what are the needs and the opportunities?

Introduction by the Representative of Croatian Chamber of Economy

Moderator: Chris A. RigaConsultant, UAE

Panelists: Nada FayyadCEO, BeSure, UAE
Rania KimrakjiManaging Director, Royalty Consultants, UAE
Sasan Momeni, CEO, SasanSDC, Iran and Oman (TBC)
Murat Kucukkaya, Director, Bourn Hall, UAE

Workforce Wellness: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

11:00 – 12:00 h | Main Conference Hall | View Map

• New trends: Isolation in Wellness environment 

• How a luxury hotel can profit?  

• Risk and impact 

• WellHotel Certification 

Moderator: Renee-Marie Stephano, CEO GHR, USA

Panelists: Abdallah Hindawi Director, COMCRA, Jordan
Sherif HassanTripsetc, USA
Prof. Iskra NolaSchool of Medicine of Zagreb, Croatia
Daniela Mendoza, CEO, Luxe Medical Concierge, USA

CHINA FORUM - HOW TO DO BUSINESS WITH CHINA?

11:00 – 12:00 h | Maksimir Hall | View Map

Powered by Croatian Chamber of Economy

In 2018 – the official EU and China Tourism Year – HTI Conference is launching its first China Summit. The audience will have the opportunity to explore the potentials of the great Chinese market, accompanied by important government representatives.

Introduction by the Representative of Croatian Chamber of Economy

Moderator: TBA

Panelists: Mario RendulićPresident, China & South Europe Business Association
Tom Dedek Representative of ITB Medical Tourism Pavilion, Germany
Amy Wang, Facilitator, China (TBC)
Representative of Chinese Embassy in Zagreb (TBC)

12:00 - 13:30 h | Lunch in Exhibition Hall

MEETINGS WITH BUYERS: BUY CROATIA - HEALTH TOURISM by Croatian National Tourist Board

13:30 – 16:30 h Main Hall

(Pre-arranged Meetings with HTI App)

Increase your networking and business opportunities during the HTI Conference B2B meetings with more than 40 international buyers in the unique business atmosphere. Register, download the HTI App & book your meetings!

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3rd March (Saturday)

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

WHAT OTHERS SAY

Conference Pass

1 – 3 March 2018 

Includes admission to HTI general sessions, exhibition hall and all side events that are not by invitation only or separately charged, coffee and lunch breaks.

EUR 690

Accommodation

28 February – 3 March 2018

The 8th HTI Conference Venue -The Westin Zagreb Hotel is centrally located, and convenient to major historical and cultural attractions.

HTI SPECIAL ROOM RATE

Excursion and Transfer

3 March 2018

HTI Official Travel Agency – Atlas offers trips to the beautiful parts of Croatia

Plitvice Waterfalls
Trakošćan Castle and Varaždin Tour
Zagreb Evening Walk

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Looking forward to seeing you soon in Zagreb!

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+385 1 5533 705

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