Merger sees launch of new International Medical Travel Exhibition & Conference in Monaco for 2013

Top Quote Two-day event to focus on the leading trends within the Medical Travel world. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) April 30, 2012 - Dubai, UAE: Informa Life Sciences, the organiser of the world's second largest healthcare exhibition 'Arab Health', have announced the launch of the International Medical Travel Exhibition and Conference (IMTEC), which is scheduled to take place 12-13 April 2013 at the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco.

    This launch is based on the strategic cooperation and full integration of the EMTC series of Medical Travel Conferences, organised by Health Care Strategy Intl., which was held for the last time as a standalone conference in Berlin, Germany, on 25-27 April 2012. The IMTEC will integrate the know-how and experience from these two events-industry giants to create the largest international event in medical tourism to serve all aspects of this $100 billion multispectral industry.

    "The potential impact of a global medical tourism event on this scale is exponential, especially in terms of its reach into the medical tourism market," says Dr. Uwe Klein, Chairman of EMTC and also Chairman of the newly launched IMTEC. "The core mission for IMTEC is to continue the pursuit of transparency, quality and innovation as well as the exceptional quality of the speaker academy and the advisory board."

    "Immediately after the upcoming EMTC, Informa Life Sciences and Health Care Strategy Intl. will work tirelessly to attract the interest of all major industry players to develop an event with a wider, more comprehensive reach into the medical travel industry than has been possible prior to the merger. We thank the EMTC team for their dedication under the management of Ms. Seebacher, for their loyalty during the past five years and look forward to a fruitful cooperation with Informa Lifesciences."

    According to Simon Page, Managing Director - Informa Life Sciences, "Informa Lifesciences are extremely excited to become part of creating the world's largest medical travel event. With the cooperation of Health Care Strategy Intl., we expect IMTEC to serve the medical tourism market as the number one destination for business networking, clinical education and global partnerships the medical tourism industry has to offer. Our experience with the organisation of medical travel events across the Middle East and Asia, coupled with Informa Group's extensive database with a global reach of more than 26 million, will ensure a successful and fruitful event for 2013."

    IMTEC 2013 is a two-day conference and exhibition that will provide a unique platform for industry professionals to focus on the leading trends and developments within the Medical Travel world. The event will bring together different stakeholder groups within the industry with the key focus on how best to utilize the huge potential for medical travel and healthcare travel worldwide.

    Key global issues that will be debated at the conferences include legal and ethical aspects of medical travel, the insurance perspective, market trends and mechanics, regulations and supranational standardization in global healthcare, patient safety and quality of healthcare, the future of medical tourism, and much more.

    The International Medical Travel Exhibition and Conference (IMTEC) will take place 12-13 April 2013 at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. For more information visit or call +971.4.4072434.

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    Inga Stevens
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    Informa Life Sciences
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    inga.stevens ( @ ) informa dot com

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