V Medical Tourism Summit in Tamaulipas, Mexico
November 5 – 7, 2014 Opening act featuring the Governor of the State of Tamaulipas, Egidio Torre Cantú, the Secretary of Economic Development and Tourism of Tamaulipas, Mónica González García, authorities from the Reynosa Government, representatives from the different regional clusters, and foreign exhibitors and facilitators.
Argentina was a diamond sponsor with the largest stand at the fair. Foreign buyers were impressed by the quality and professionalism of the medical institutions in our country. Some of these experts and buyers were invited to Buenos Aires last September, and contributed their positive experience.
There is increasing interest in patient referral, both for preventive and outpatient treatments, and for surgical procedures.
Graciela Esponda, International Trade representative at La Posada del Qenti, gave the opening presentation which was the starting point for the summit: “Argentine medical tourism offer, work model articulated between the pubic and the private sector”, where she outlined the advantages of Argentina based on its expertise and quality medical programs, as well as on the diversity of its landscapes, all of which makes for a perfect equation for the medical tourism industry,
The outstanding and ongoing climate of the meetings allows to identify the possibility of having leading foreign experts visit our country with the aim of fostering this form of tourism, which features the most significant increase globally, as per the World Tourism Organization.