Wellness Odyssey Dubai UAE, May 13th & 14th, 2024

In a strategic collaboration with the Dubai Health Authority, Agora Group is set to host The Wellness Odyssey, an event which serves as a dynamic platform for industry leaders and key decision-makers to explore potential opportunities, exchange insights, and forge partnerships that align with their strategic objectives.

It is an exclusive closed-door, by-invitation-only event that connects, via pre-arranged and pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings, medical and well-being travel solution providers with pre-qualified corporate buyers from all over the world. These international decision-makers represent governmental entities from the Arab world, insurance companies, multinational corporations, special travel agencies, as well as doctors, specialists & consultants involved in referrals.
WHY SHOULD SOLUTION PROVIDERS ATTEND?
  • We pre-qualify international buyers
  • We give you a detailed list of attendees, solutions of interest, readiness to buy and budget
  • We pre-arrange face-to-face meetings with qualified buyers
  • 100+ Corporate Buyers attending
  • Limited spots for 10 solution providers
  • Enjoy a two-day exclusive event with plenty of networking, learning and pitching opportunities
WHY SHOULD BUYERS ATTEND?
  • Hand-picked suppliers from all over the world
  • Pre-scheduled meetings with matching vendors
  • Interact with the pioneers of your field
  • Experience inspiring presentations from subject matter experts that will help you stay informed, educated and on top of your professional development
  • Join a community of global peers

Under the Patronage of Dubai Health Authority

Dubai Health Authority (DHA) provides complete oversight of the regulation and governance of the healthcare sector within the emirate of Dubai by designing health policies, strategies and standards for developing, regulating, licensing and monitoring the provision of healthcare services provided by the public and private healthcare facilities.

DHA mandate also includes governing and managing health insurance, health investment, and health tourism services in the emirate in a way that stimulates steady health economic growth and enhances the health sector's contribution to Dubai's macroeconomic indicators. Furthermore, DHA is responsible for formulating and implementing Public Health policies and programs in Preventive Medicine and Occupational Health and Safety in a structured manner that ensures protecting and improving the health of Dubai's Population.

DHA is also accountable for setting the Medical Education Strategy in Dubai and regulating the provision of medical education, clinical research and trials in coordination with the relevant authorities locally and globally.

Who attends the WELLNESS ODYSSEY
Discussion topics
Program
Mon
13
1h

Registration and Refreshments

08:00am - 09:00am
10'

Opening Remarks - Welcome Note

09:00am - 09:10am
20'

Keynote Opening Address

09:10am - 09:30am
20'

International Keynote Address

09:30am - 09:50am
20'

Title Sponsor Presentation

09:50am - 10:10am
10'

Presentation

10:10am - 10:20am
10'

Presentation

10:20am - 10:30am
45'

Panel Discussion

Putting Dubai on Top of the World Map of Medical, Health and Wellness Tourism

10:30am - 11:15am
15'

Coffee Break & Networking Session

11:15am - 11:30am
1h30'

One-on-One Meetings

11:30am - 1:00pm
1h'

Lunch Break

1:00pm - 2:00pm
30'

Panel Discussion

Enhancing accessibility for patients. It's all about the journey!

2:00pm - 2:30pm
1h'

One-on-One Meetings

2:30pm - 3:30pm
5'

Chairman Closing Remark and End of Day One

3:30pm - 3:35pm
Tue
14
1h'

Registration and Refreshments

08:00am - 09:00am
5'

Opening Remarks and Welcome from the Chairman of the Congress

09:00am - 09:05am
15'

Welcome Address

09:05am - 09:20am
10'

Presentation

09:20am - 09:30am
10'

Presentation

09:30am - 09:40am
10'

Presentation

09:40am - 09:50am
35'

Panel Discussion

Facilitators — The Future of Access to Healthcare

09:50am - 10:25am
35'

Panel Discussion

Accreditation and the Role of «Trust» in Medical and Healthcare Delivery

10:25am - 11:00am
10'

Coffee Break & Networking Session

11:00am - 11:10am
1hr45'

One-on-One Meetings

11:10am - 12:55pm
1h'

Lunch Break

12:55pm - 1:55pm
35'

Panel Discussion

Investment in Medical Health and Wellness Tourism in the GCC

1:55pm - 2:30pm
1h'

One-on-One Meetings

2:30pm - 3:30pm
5'

Closing Remarks

3:30pm - 3:35pm
Previous Speakers
Ahmed Aloraij
President & CEO
Promed Tourism, Saudi Arabia
Alejandra Castellanos
Consultant
Best Dr Insurance
Axel Baltzer
Priv.-Doz. Dr. med.
Medical Board Düsseldorf
Aytac Kurt
General Manager
Prusa Medica
Christian Wipper
Dr. med. (Univ. Semmelweis) - Managing Director
RKM740 Interdisciplinary Specialist Clinic, Dept. Anaesthesiology
Claudia Schimansky
Head of Sales Europe
Women in Cyber Security Middle AirPartnerEast
Daniela Fette
General Manager
Hotel Kö59 Düsseldorf
Dietrich Baumgart
Prof. Dr., M.D.
Medical Board Düsseldorf
Dimitri Belov
Head of Health Marketing, Manager EMEA & Asia
Manager EMEA & Asia Düsseldorf Tourismus
Feridoon Sergizzarea
President & CEO
MTIC Group
Jens Ihsen
Director
Düsseldorf Convention
Mert Akkok
Founder
B2B Medical Encounters
Ole Friedrich
Managing Director
Düsseldorf Tourismus
Paul Frederik Höller
North Rhine-Westphalia State Secretary
Ministry of Economic Affairs Industry, Climate Protection & Energy
Paulo Benito s. Tugbang
Director
Department of Tourism of the Philippines
Dato' Dr. Ramasamy Kandasamy
Founder
Global Medical Tourism Hospitals
Undersecretary Shereen Gail Yu-Pamintuan
Deputy Minister of Secretary Frasco
Department of Tourism of the Philippines
Dr. Violetta Yanyshevskaya
Chairman
Ukrainian Association of Medical Tourism
Previous sponsors & partners
Testimonials
It was an absolutely amazing time I had at International Health and Wellness Tourism Congress 2023 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Agora group organized a perfectly-arranged event for our industry of health and wellness tourism. I was able to meet governmental representatives, medical institutions, and facilitators from all over the world to greet and discuss the future of the industry.

Düsseldorf was a beautiful city and the venue hotel for the event was luxury for the organizer and sponsors for the great opportunity and fruitful hospitality.

Looking forward to attending the next year event.
So Iizuka
Co-Founder & CEO, Trambellir
It’s a great honor to participate in the international Health and Wellness Tourism Congress 2023 that was held in Düsseldorf.
International The congress had renowned speakers in the field of health Tourism where they’re shared their knowledge and expertise and challenges in the health travel market. The B2B meeting where very beneficial were I met many providers from various health care sectors that enriched my expertise and helped my business to flourish. I sincerely wish Agora Group all the very best in their upcoming future events.
Laila AlJassmi
CEO, Health Beyond Borders
Thank you Agora Group for organizing the event.
It was enjoyable and productive and we are following up on the meetings to build up on the connections established and revisited.
Zahid Hamid
Director, Right Choice Home & Away
Thank you for having us at IHWTC 2023 in Dusseldorf!

We were thrilled to participate in this prestigious conference dedicated to healthcare & medical tourism advancements. It was an incredible opportunity to showcase our innovative solutions, network with industry leaders, and contribute to the positive transformation of healthcare.

We are grateful for the experience and excited about future collaborations.
Altoa
Medical Tourism
Wonderful experience at The IHWTC!

Connecting with professionals from around the world who are dedicated to providing the best healthcare has been truly enriching. Events like these provide valuable opportunities to learn from each other, share insights and best practices, and foster collaborations that can have a positive impact on the healthcare industry as a whole. I'm glad I had the chance to be a part of such an event and contribute to the collective knowledge and expertise in the field of healthcare.
Alejandra Castellanos
Consultant, Best Dr Insurance
Thank you once again for the invitation for this tremendous event. It was executed by your group at the highest level, congratulations! Please keep me posted about other events, we might be interested to attend again.
Frank Rothmaier
Global Business Development, CBC health
Agora gave us a platform to come out from our captured Pacific Islands and Western Pacific Region, and to open to the bigger, more coveted Middle East - a bridge to important buyers and decision-makers from that side of the world through this Congress.

For what it’s worth, the IHWTC opened more doors for us than we imagined. A 6,200% estimated ROI through generated sales lead after the entire Congress is undeniably overwhelming, but we’re excited to be able to go deeper into the GCC market, as well as explore possibilities of North Africa and East Mediterranean.

Padayon Pilipinas! Looking forward for more that’s to come for health tourism!
Paulo Benito s. Tugbang
Director, Department of Tourism of the Philippines
Agora Group hosted The International Health and Wellness Tourism Congress (IHWTC) on 08.-09.06.2023, at Hotel KÖ59 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The congress showed how interesting and useful an event organized by professionals with international experience can be for the medical tourism industry. From the choice of venue to the selection of speakers and participants, everything was top-notch. I particularly enjoyed the 1 on 1 meetings with representatives of clinics, hotels and tourism departments from dierent countries and cities. New contacts for business have already started to work.

I wish all participants and organizers of IHWTC’23 great success!
Dr. med. Anna Weegen
Founder and Director of DeutschMedic GmbH, Essen, Germany
I really liked the exhibition, it was so well organized, I was very grateful that I was at the exhibition, as I received very important information that I can use in the future, thank you. I will be happy to be with you again. I learned a lot of new things and met new partners in operating in the same field of work and exchanged valuable information. Cool hotel and tourist tours.... everything is very well organized thank you.
Tatjana Kabadayi
Owner, Morindo Travel
The event was absolutely amazing! It was very well-organized and the team did a fantastic job. The professional people who were involved made it even more special. I am definitely looking forward to collaborating with multiple companies/hospitals that I met during the event. The speakers were engaging and informative. I had a great time.

Thank you for putting on such a wonderful event!
Ahmed Aloraij
President & CEO, Promed Tourism, Saudi Arabia