Strong Speaker Lineup for 5th Annual Medical Tourism Conference in Zagreb

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February 25, 2019 – The Croatian medical tourism story continues to evolve with another prestigious event, as Zagreb hosts the Euro Events 5th Annual Medical Tourism Conference in Zagreb.

Another day, another chapter for Croatia’s health tourism industry. 

What industry insiders have known for a while is slowly reaching an international audience; there is huge potential for Croatia to become a global player on the international health tourism stage, with several experts agreeing that Croatia could be in the world’s top ten medical tourism countries within ten years.  


There is an increasing interest in Zagreb and Croatia from health tourism professionals, and next month sees another important milestone for Croatia’s medical tourism story, as Euro Events will be staging the 5th Annual Medical Tourism Conference and Workshop in Zagreb.

Held last year in Berlin, this year’s event will take place at the Westin Hotel in Zagreb. The two-day conference will be held on March 13-14, with a B2B workshop on the 15th. 


Conference producer Stefan Ristovski introduces the event in the official brochure:

“EuroEvents is pleased to invite you to the 5TH Annual MTCE conference, the leading industry event of 2019!

“This year our focus is on winning over international patients in the era of digitisation and globalisation!

“MTCE will provide an interactive platform, during which practitioners and leading experts in the field will share, discuss, and construct strategies for future growth and innovation for the purpose of creating and sustaining successful facilities.

“Furthermore, MTCE 2019 will focus on revealing the key strategies for success based on providing the ultimate client tailored experience, as well as defining the trends that will shape the future of medical tourism.

Inspire and be inspired, discover and be discovered, join us today and experience the full potential of MTCE 2019! “


As one would expect for such a prestigious conference, the quality and variety of speakers is impressive, very international and covering a wide range of aspects of medical tourism. Topics covered on the first day of the event include 

  • The implementation of the EU directive on cross-border healthcare and the position of European private hospitals.
  • Buying and selling healthcare across borders: opportunities and obstacles.
  • Stellar healthcare service that attracts new business by innovative medical treatments.
  • Facing the problem of a lack of a suitably skilled workforce.
  • Cyberknife – 12 years experience of Iatropolis radiological surgery.
  • Hello # How is your @ and how to communicate.
  • Clinic reputation = clinic revenue
  • Patients’ experience – a key to efficient and effective business.
  • The patient will see you now – telemedicine and the transformation of medical travel. 
  • Ensuring continuum of care worldwide.
  • Future of harmless cancer treatment.


The second day has an equally absorbing range of presentations and discussions:

  • Creating a consistent approach to a high-quality patient experience.
  • Creating the next dimension customer experience and anticipation of patients’ expectations: drawing conclusions from fertility patients.
  • New trend – bringing the doctor to the patient and creating affordable practice. 
  • Overview of the medical tourism market of Russia and CIS – patients’ preference for treatment abroad. 
  • Preventative health and reconnection with nature.
  • Development of health tourism – quality management strategy for foreign patients/guests.
  • Why do international patients choose one-stop clinics? Understanding the strategy of patient care now and in the future.
  • Building a diverse cross-border network for the international patient group.
  • Making medical tourism sustainable by getting more patients from your enquiries. 


Among the very international speakers, Croatia is also represented by Bagatin Clinic CEO Ognjen Bagatin, who has been spearheading Croatia’s drive to put itself on the global health tourism map. A Zagreb clinic already with an excellent international reputation, Bagatin last week officially opened in Split, a huge step for health tourism in Croatia, and one which many tourists flying into Split this summer will be taking advantage of.  


TCN has managed to secure a few tickets for the two-day conference, at a price of 600 euro including VAT if you book no later than this Friday. If you are interested in more information, contact us at [email protected].

With the main conference over, it is time to get to work. The third day of the event is given over to B2B networking, as Euro Events explain: 


B2B Meetings are an essential way of building long term business relations with other professionals from your field. Medical Tourism Conference.

B2B Workshop is gathering worldwide top important players of the medical tourism conference, including: health insurance companies, travel agents, tour operators and facilitators, among others.

With pre-scheduled meetings, you will get the opportunity to interact with more 30+ companies that are looking to expand their business network.

We are welcoming you in Zagreb, Croatia – one of the most popular destinations for Medical Tourism, with more than 18  million tourists per year. Come and see the benefit of what this country can offer you.

For more information on the B2B workshop, click here.

For the latest news from Croatia’s medical tourism story, visit the dedicated TCN page




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