PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Some of the world's leading healthcare professionals will convene for the Global Healthcare Investment Symposium to be held concurrently during the 11th Global Expo Botswana (GEB) in Gaborone, Botswana from November 23rd to 26th, 2016 at the Botswana Conference & Exhibition Centre.
This year the major topic of discussion will be around unlocking opportunities for economic growth with particular emphasis on attracting FDI and creating job opportunities in Botswana and Africa as a whole.
Presented by the Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC) in conjunction with the Medical Tourism Association (MTA) and Medical Tourism Botswana, the Symposium will focus on the future of Medical Cities, Development of Regional Centers of Excellence as well as investment opportunities in Medical Tourism. The event will take the form of a VIP round table discussion comprised of dignitaries representing government, NGOs and regional organizations and will target and deliver concrete ideas and plans on how to quickly move forward on regional initiatives and partnerships.
The VIP round table discussion will be followed by visits to local hospitals and medical schools and concluded with B2B meetings with stakeholders in the industry.
"Africa is at the forefront of global healthcare development and investment, and Botswana - with its rapid advancements in medical development through its University Medical School - is at the pinnacle," said Renée-Marie Stephano, President of the Medical Tourism Association.
MTA President Stephano continued, "The influx of global investment should be premised upon disruption and transformation to meet the evolving needs of the health sector; Africa is poised to be what the Asian market was 25 years ago. A fresh perspective to the conversations during this Symposium stands to bring a new realization of partnerships, both public and private to achieve this evolution."
More information about the Symposium may be found at africahealthcareconference.com
About Medical Tourism Association®
The Medical Tourism Association® is the nonprofit trade organization and think tank for the medical tourism and international healthcare industry made up of top experts in international hospitals, healthcare providers, medical travel facilitators, insurance companies, and other affiliates committed to promoting the highest level of quality healthcare to patients in a global environment. www.MedicalTourismAssociation.com
About Medical Tourism Botswana®
Medical Tourism Botswana is the leading medical tourism facilitator in Botswana. Through its partnerships, it dedicates its time to building new business and the development of healthcare investment opportunities and partnerships in Sub-Saharan Africa.
By: Helena Borenius, Global Program Manager
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