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...and adds value
Contemporary Health Tourism
...expanded Industry - broader Market
...Seminar and Workshop
...and Health Tourism Education
...and GREECE ExpoOnline
...Seminar and Workshop
...Health Tourism-related Events
This Website is an EMVIO entity and will be evolving - right up until the start of the Conference - and even after the Conference.
Even if you cannot manage to attend the Conference, exploring the Conference Website may prove to be an interesting, useful and enlightening undertaking for those seriously interested in Health Tourism.
It has quite a bit to say (and maybe teach) on the contemporary approach to Health Tourism Development, Further Development and Promotion - of Destinations and Providers.
For example, see:
OnLine Presentations (made available to those who could not attend the Conference - after the Conference)
You may, quite likely, come away with a new "practical vision" and perspective of Health Tourism - Contemporary Health Tourism.
And you may, quite likely, make every effort to attend, after all.
"a single provider does not make a destination"
(Constantine Constantinides, CEO, healthCare cybernetics)
The Conference is about Greece as a Health Tourism Destination - and the Greek Health Tourism Providers.
The Conference is about expanding the Industry to address a broader Market.
The Conference is about bringing together the 8 Health-related Segments and the Sector-supporting Industries.
Health Tourism is about 14 - or more - "Stakeholder Industries".
See: Stakeholder Industries.
The Conference is about Health Tourism Business.
“Health Tourism - develop what you have to create what will be”
...according to the Provisional Program
The Conference Sessions have been designed to address Health Tourism in terms of "Macro" (Industry) and "Micro" (Enterprise) Levels.
The main Thematic Sessions are:
Health Tourism Protégés Presentations
(during the Conference)
…the Health Tourism Leaders of Tomorrow
Establishing, Setting and Enforcing the
Rules of the Game
...Accountability, Regulation and Legislation in Health Tourism
International Health Tourism “Wise Heads”
...messages from the Health Tourism Vital Few
The 8 Health Tourism Segments
....Health-related Services Provision
Role and Contribution of the Sector-supporting Industries
Innovation in Health Tourism
...and some new “special forms” of Health Tourism
Bottom Line Sessions:
Joining the Industry to address the Market
Attracting Health Consumers to Greece – and to your Facility
Ensuring Competitiveness, Sustainability and Resilience
The fundamental aim of the Conference is (through knowledge-imparting presentations and expert panel discussions) to:
Fully reveal what Health Tourism is - and even more importantly, what it can be
Promote the integration of the Health Tourism Segments and the Destination (Domain or Ecosystem) Stakeholders
Demonstrate the benefits of the ht8 approach to integration, development and promotion
Encourage the formation of International and trans-Segment Alliances
Explain how Health Tourism Destinations are created - and formal presentation of “…health in GREECE” (the Development and Promotion Master Plan)
Explain how Health Tourism Business is really conducted
Indicate the advantages of nascent / emerging Health Tourism Destinations - and their Providers
The Conference will:
Educate (what Health Tourism is all about)
Explain how Health Tourism is Created, Managed / Administered and Promoted
Explain the Stakeholder Roles and how one enters the Industry (and as what) to address the Market (and which Market)
Explain how to ensure Sustainability and Resilience
Present and explain the Master Plan – “…health in GREECE”:
Destination and Provider Promotion
Ask and answer questions – i.e., what needs to be known
Any relevant topics and issues not covered during the Conference (due to time constraints) will be addressed by the OnLine Pre-Conference Knowledge Resources made available to the registered Conference Attendees, in advance.
If Health Tourism has a “chronic illness” this must be Destination (Ecosystem) Fragmentation (which basically translates as “inefficiency” - and non-competitiveness).
And the obvious cure for fragmentation is integration.
No one today doubts that an integrated Destination is the foundation on which to base sustainable and resilient development and promotion.
The fundamental aim of Integration is to organize the Destination (and its stakeholders) in a way which spontaneously catalyzes efficiency and naturally encourages interaction, collaboration, alliance formation and development.
Bear in mind that "Integration" is one of the five components of Health Tourism Industry Shaping (the others being segmentation, administration, development and promotion).
Today we have come to understand that “Health Tourism” is the collective term for health-related services involving some travel.
Furthermore, these services logically fall under 8 Segments or groupings (hence “ht8”).
ht8 is all about creating a broader industry to address a wider market (meaning more business for all).
With the ht8 approach to Health Tourism Integration, Development and Promotion, every Tourism Destination can become a Health Tourism Destination – and every Tourist becomes a potential Health Tourist.
Read more at the Health Tourism 8 site.
The Conference has been designed based on deep understanding of all the diverse aspects of the Health Tourism Sector.
And the Conference aims to comprehensively and authoritatively cover all the practical and essential issues of relevance to the "supply side" Stakeholders.
This is reflected by the Conference Program and those who have been invited to speak.
For a complete listing of the issues and topics to be addressed see: