The IMTJ Medical Travel Summit 2018 2018-02-23T18:13:40+00:00


… one of the world’s oldest cities, a centre for the arts, learning and philosophy.
… the home of Hippocrates, known as the “Father of Modern Medicine”.
… and from May 21-24 2018, the venue for the IMTJ Medical Travel Summit 2018.

The 2018 IMTJ Medical Travel Summit will take place at the 5 star Wyndham Grand in Athens. The IMTJ Medical Travel Summit is a high level event aimed at senior decision makers involved in the medical tourism and international patient market. There are many conferences and congresses that have grown up around the industry; most have failed to deliver the content that delegates want and to address the major issues that face the industry.

Over the past 3 years in Croatia, Madrid and London, we proved that it’s possible to deliver a medical travel event that delivers GREAT value to delegates, sponsors and exhibitors.  Read the FEEDBACK on the 2017 Summit.

We are delighted to be working with the Elitour – the Greek Medical Tourism Council to deliver a successful event in the historic city of Athens in 2018.

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Keith Pollard

IMTJ | Intuition Communication

Josef Woodman

Patients Beyond Borders

Sherene Azli

Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council

Sneh Khemka

Aetna International

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Agenda highlights

Following your arrival in Athens on Monday 21st May, you will be welcomed to the IMTJ Medical Travel Summit at our reception. The agenda highlights are below. View the full agenda to see workshops and timings in greater detail.


  • Time for change… getting medical travel back on track
  • Rain or shine?…. The outlook for medical travel
  • Medical travel… in a perfect world
  • What does the ideal medical travel destination look like?
  • The Destination Cluster… Vanity project or business venture?
  • Does medical travel pay? Measuring return on investment
  • Panel discussion
  • What the patients say – interviews with medical tourists
  • Mapping the customer journey
  • Creating a flawless experience through employee engagement
  • Panel discussion
  • Why don’t people buy? Taking medical travel from market niche to mainstream
  • Low cost, high risk…. Can we change the perception of medical travel?
  • Building your reputation online
  • Turning interest into action and enquiries into sales


Stream 1: 

  • Strategy workshop
  • Destination development workshop
  • Online marketing workshop

Stream 2: 

  • Fertility Travel Forum
  • Facilitator Forum

Stream 3: 

  • Technology showcase
  • Dental Travel Forum
  • Wellness & Thermal Travel Forum

Stream 4: 

  • Market Focus: Russia & CIS
  • Market Focus: The Gulf
  • Market Focus: China

Chaired by Keith Pollard | CEO | Intuition Communication

  • This house believes that… medical travel will make it to the mainstream

The climax of the IMTJ Medical Travel Summit


A selection of tours to hospitals and clinics will be offered.

This tour gives you an opportunity to observe the striking contrasts that make Athens such a fascinating city.

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Having participated since the first IMTJ Summit I am sure that no other organization (than Intuition Communication) is able to organize such a professional event and to bring THE medical travel professionals together in one event. The perfect marketplace for business and exchange with decision makers.

Dr Claudia Mika, Founder & CEO, Temos International

Who said medical travel conferences have to be boring? Speakers who present hard facts – not fluff, practical learnings instead of promotions, and a highly entertaining program makes this the first choice for any medical travel professional looking to move their business forward

Daniel Coulton Shaw, International Clinic Ambassador, Global Clinic Rating

As a Global medical tour operator and provider of neutral second opinions, there is no better industry event at which to meet with industry peers, vendors and potential business partners. The IMTJ Medical Travel Summit provides an excellent opportunity for us to raise our profile and to initiate important business discussions with senior decision makers.

Philipp Graf von Hardenberg, President & CEO, FairmedOnline

The event was very well organised and highly professional and the speakers were carefully selected and presented hard-fought data.

George Soras, Commercial Account Manager, Hygeia Group

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