Federation of Indian Chambers Of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) along with Trident Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd. Presents %u201CIndia Medical Tourism Destination 2011%u201D, to be held in Kuwait from September 14th and 15th 2011, at the prestigious Kuwait international fair centre will showcase the best of Indian healthcare in Kuwait. The speakers at the IMTD Conference would be leading lights from Indian Hospitals; Wellness services providers, Government and medical tourism facilitators.
The conference and exhibition is the first to be Held in Kuwait. The previous conference was held in 2009 in Toronto Canada and Kenya in 2011 with the participation of Indian Medical Travel Association, the Embassy of India in Canada, Ministry of Tourism and Surgical Tourism, Canada to promote Medical Value Travel to India.
The Indian Consulate General would also be actively supporting IMTD-2011 as an important landmark marketing event where for the first time a large number of Indian Medical Tourism Stakeholders will join hands to enhance awareness of the high quality of medical care available in India at a very affordable cost than in Kuwait.
%u201CPeople from the gulf are flying to the west unaware of the higher and special facilities available to them in India. With world class hospitals coming up in India it is but a matter of time that the arab world would seek treatment as well as tourism in India.%u201D Says Dr. Naresh Trehan, CMD, Medanta %u2013 The Medicity and Vice-Chairman, SEPC, who also will be one of the keynote speakers at the event.
%u201CThe number of patients travelling from Kuwait or overall treatment is on the rise. Kuwait contributes about 10,000 people coming to India for tourism, contributing to the burgeoning Indian health economy.%u201D says Dr. Narottam Puri, Advisor, Health Services, FICCI Some of the participants to the show include Medanta-The Medicity, Fortis Healthcare and Star Hospital to name a few.
The sponsors and exhibitors will get the opportunity to meet Kuwaitis looking for medical, cosmetic and surgical services outside Kuwait; Provincial Health Authorities, Insurance companies, travel and tour operators, legal entities, medical information management companies, hospital administrators and medical tourism facilitators. There is a large population of Kuwaitis and other Middle Eastern nationals visiting this trade show, therefore IMTD 2011 %u2013 Kuwait promises to be a unique opportunity for Indian Healthcare providers and medical tourism stakeholders to raise the level of awareness about what India has to offer.