The annual MedTourNetworking Hub has reached the international and regional levels. For three years in a row, we held it in Kyiv, involving medical tourism professionals not only from Ukraine but also from other countries. This year we have moved to the regions of Ukraine – Lviv and Odesa – the most progressive cities in the field of tourism development.
Our MedTourClub platform, which was created in December 2019 to promote the development of inbound medical tourism in Ukraine, was the main organizer of regional hubs.
MedTourClub – a platform for medical tourism professionals.
The purpose of the event was to discuss the creation of a comprehensive model of cooperation of all participants operating in the field of medical tourism in each of the regions and to find ways to develop this area.
On February 7th in Lviv, the event gathered more than 100 people, including representatives of business, tourism, medical centers in the region, as well as government agencies and foreign guests. On the next day the organizers and partners of MedTourClub, as well as Ukrainian and foreign buyers, visited the best medical centers and got acquainted with the opportunities for treatment of foreign patients and patients from other regions of our country.
On March 14th in Odessa, the most active representatives of tourism, business and medicine of Odessa became participants of the Hub, and the Regional administration also actively participated in discussion of possibilities of development of the region.
Within the events we discussed many issues related to ways of attracting new customers and providing quality medical services, support and loyalty, pricing and settlements between market players. Also, the acute issue of the availability of reliable statistics and marketing research in the field of medical and health tourism was not overlooked.
At Odessa MedTourNetworking Hub, special attention was paid to the need of creating a regional cluster, on the example of the previously created Lviv Medical Tourism Cluster.
The Odessa Hub became probably the last mass event of the season that we managed to hold before the state imposed strict quarantine in connection with the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus.
More information about the event, as well as all photos can be found on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/medtourclub/
We invite everyone interested to join our initiative. For starters – we are waiting for you on the Facebook page.
Further development of the project is not far off – now we are accepting applications from those who wish and in the near future will announce the next steps of cooperation between the participants.