The 6th Edition of the European Health Tourism Industry Summit is behind us. This prestigious event took place in the European Parliament in Brussels, on Thursday 8 December.
Health as the new currency as the leading theme, the event brought together the most important European and world tourism institutions (EP, UNWTO, WTTC, ETC, ESPA, EHTA, UEHP), the best health tourism experts and new partners from around the world.
MEP István Ujhelyi and his team hosted the event in European Parliament and offered us tremendous support. Unique opportunity to discuss the most relevant health tourism topics with MEPs, old and new partners, colleagues and friends.
Many thanks to all the speakers, partners and participants. Thank you for bringing us all closer to achieving common goals and connecting in developing the future of health tourism. Only by sharing knowledge, experiences and ideas we can grow and achieve our goals.
Speakers at the conference
Thank you for sharing your valuable insights with us!
István Ujhelyi, Member of European Parliament
Julia Simpson, President & CEO, World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)
Jordi Solé, Member of the European Parliament
Elena Kountoura, Member of the European Parliament
Alessandra Priante, Regional Director for Europe, World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)
Eduardo Santander, CEO, European Travel Commission (ETC)
Thomas Segretain, Policy Officer, Tourism Unit, DG GROW, European Commission: „Co-implementation of the transition pathway for tourism“
Lav Agarwal, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, India
David Boucher, Chief Partnership Officer, Bumrungrad International Hospital Bangkok, Thailand
Ivana Kolar, Director, European HTI Summit
Csilla Mezősi, Secretary-General, European Spas Association (ESPA)
Simone Zagrodnik, Executive Director, European Historic Thermal Towns Association (EHTTA)
Jan Fluxa, Deputy Minister of Regional Development of the Czech Republic, the EP’s presiding country at the time of the event.
Special thanks to ESPA as Organizational Partner, the Croatian National Tourism Board as Event Partner and Croatian Airlines as an official Airline Partner and the Foundation of Healthcare and Wellness Promotion, India as the official EHTI Summit Networking Partner. Thanks so much for all your support.
For many years, HTI events have gathered organizations and delegates from more than fifty countries, high-level public officials and professionals in medical, thermal and wellness tourism. We look forward to being your host once again.