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The MTA is Speaking at Hotels Bridging Healthcare Conference in Switzerland, Registration Discount Offered

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Renée-Marie Stephano, president of the Medical Tourism Association will be speaking at the Hotels Bridging Healthcare (H2H) Conference on Hotel, Wellness and Medical Tourism Entrepreneurship at Grand Resort Bad Ragaz in Switzerland on June 16-19, 2012. Her presentation will be on Medical Tourism and Hospitality Sustainability of the Hospitel.

Hotels Bridging Healthcare

Today, many hospitals view non-medical services as essential. Healthcare providers are now offering travel, spa and wellness services to create a total customer experience. Additionally, in the recent economic downturn, hotels connected to hospitals appeared recession proof.

This conference provides a distinctive model on how effectively hotels and hospitals could strategically connect, share experiences, and provide quality services to patients, their families, and guests.

Switzerland's top medical tourism model

This conference provides a distinctive medical tourism model with a European and American focus. In this networking and educational Symposia you will witness a leading model bridging hotels and healthcare pioneered by the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, Switzerland, the location of the conference.

Who should attend?

H2H brings together healthcare industry, hoteliers, spa and wellness businesses, investment companies, developers, entrepreneurs, and government groups. The learning goals involve innovative concepts and mixed projects that are precise and relevant to today's market.

Market Positioning: Investment In Right Projects

Conference speakers and delegates will reflect on entrepreneurial issues affecting the healthcare industry along with lodging, tourism, and wellness in Europe and America with an emphasis on:

  • Operations
  • Business model
  • Strategic location & design issues
  • Management tips and facts
  • Organizational issues
  • Marketing:
  • Opportunity recognition in EU & the US
  • Concept development
  • Branding
  • Market positioning
  • Market influences: Doctors, insurance agencies, and government entities
  • Finance
  • Investment considerations

Conference location:

Join us in the Swiss Alps at the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz Wellbeing and Medical Health Center, Switzerland on June 16-19, 2012.

Conference Co-Chairs

Ali Poorani, Ph.D. & Frederick DeMicco, Ph.D.

Sponsored By

Hospitality Associates for Research & Training (HART), University of Delaware, Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics, Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Management, College of Health Sciences

H2H Conference Medical Advisor: Max Koppel, MD, Clinical Associate Professor Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA USA

To register and for details please visit:

Please note a special rate for members and friends of Medical Tourism Association.

Phone: + (302)-831-6077


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