Taiwan to host world medical tourism conference in June

  • 26 May, 2014
  • Editor

Taiwan is set to host for the first time the Asian round of one of the world’s biggest medical tourism conferences. It’s part of the annual World Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Congress (WMTC).

About 200 delegates from more than 25 countries are expected to attend the event, which will take place on June 26th and 27th at the Taipei
International Convention Center.

The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) is one of the organizers of the conference. TAITRA’s president and CEO, Peter Huang, says the conference will highlight the quality healthcare that’s available in Asia. That will give Taiwan the opportunity to share its expertise.


“We are working to combine Taiwan’s excellent high-tech capabilities with superior medical care," said Huang. "So we are planning to introduce our latest developments in a variety of different fields, including the 3D printing of human organs. That’s one of our core objectives. The other is that we want to explore ways of turning Taiwan into a world-class center for the healthcare industry.”

Organizers have invited 15 international health care industry experts as well as operators in the region's medical tourism industry. They are arranging 200 one-on-one business meetings to enable participants to have the opportunity to network on the sidelines of the conference.

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