Author: Daniel Pyne
We’ve all been to the ordinary, boring conferences taking place across the world. The exhibit hall only has people who are just trying to sell you products you don’t need, and so are the “educational speakers” who are just vendors making a sales pitch. You need to convince your boss to let you go, then take time away from the office in order to collect a handful of business cards from companies who want to sell to you.
I wouldn’t want to go to a conference like this, and I don’t expect that you would either.
That is why the World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress (WMTC), taking place in the LA Convention Center from October 2 -4, 2017 is different.
Here are just six of the things the WMTC does better than any other conference in the industry, and what makes the WMTC the industry event you can’t afford to miss.
This is a conference after all. The benefit of attending a conference is to engage with your colleagues and peers – whether it is catching up with an old friend in the industry or meeting someone new. A face-to-face meeting is just better than the phone to make a personal connection and ask the questions you need to ask.
This is why the WMTC places such an emphasis on networking. We are the only conference in the industry to utilize a unique networking app that is active before, during and after the conference. You simply sign with the app, and you can start setting your networking meetings before you even get to LA.
This means that by signing up early, you can get a jump-start on getting the meetings of your dreams.
2. A Cutting-Edge Agenda
The WMTC Agenda is full of the information you need to succeed. The agenda features the latest topics from across the industry featuring medical innovations, healthcare development, global insurance, developing an international patient program and more.
Topics include real case studies, from industry professionals who have been through the same problems you face and will provide the knowledge you need to overcome them.
Check out the agenda and see for yourself, and be sure to check back as we add more educational sessions.
3. A Global Reach
The WMTC is integrated with the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress, focused on the needs of human resource and insurance professionals.
So how does this benefit you? Simply put, many of them are looking for new methods to save money on their healthcare plans. The cost of healthcare continues to grow, especially in the United States. As these costs increase, U.S. employers who offer their employees benefits are need to deliver the same quality care they expect for a fraction of the price. By incorporating medical tourism in their plan, either through direct contracting or with international insurance, they can accomplish this goal.
If you are looking for a steady stream of patients, or just want to begin your career in medical travel, you need to attend the WMTC.
4. Get Certified Onsite
Nothing says you are an expert better than a certification. It shows that you took the time to learn the material and advance your career. It shows that you are serious about providing the best service with the latest information.
At the WMTC, can become a Certified Medical Tourism Professional® (CMTP), a comprehensive body of knowledge that covers core competencies required of individual professionals in various roles in the medical travel industry.
By taking the certification at the conference, you will have the opportunity to talk with the instructors face to face and ask questions about the material. Then, after the event, you will have access to a recording of the session to refresh before you take your exam, giving you the best of both worlds!
5. A Vibrant and Exciting Exhibit Hall
We have all been to conferences with half empty exhibits, and when you do find a booth, there isn’t even someone there. This does not happen at the WMTC. Our attendees and sponsors are excited to be there, and want to talk with other attendees!
The WMTC staff works hard to bring in exciting activities, as well as foods and drinks, to the exhibit hall. Past activities have included a Blues Brothers tribute band, live animals including an elephant, prize giveaways including a car, and much more.
Curious about what exciting thing happen in the exhibit hall this year? Register and find out!
6. Qualified Buyers Can Attend For Free
Are you excited yet? Then good news! You may qualify for a VIP pass letting you attend free of charge only for qualifying buyers of healthcare. If you send patients overseas, or are interested in doing so, then you might qualify.
A VIP pass gets you access to more than just access to sessions and the exhibit hall, you can access workshops, receptions and even invite-only luncheons that other attendees cannot.
These are just six examples of what makes the WMTC the must-attend event for anyone involved in the industry. So what are you waiting for? Register Now!