2017 Busan International Medical Tourism Convention

Sep.1(Fri) ~ 2(Sat) 2017, 2A Hall, Exhibition Center 1 / BEXCO, Busan, Korea

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Dear all medical tourists and medical tourism service facilitators

The Eighth Busan International Medical Tourism Convention will be held in BEXCO, Busan, Korea, for 2 days, from 1 to 2 September 2017.

Busan, Korea’s second largest city is well known for its advanced medical infrastructures such as 4 university medical centers, 27 general hospitals and 4,800 clinics. This harbor city is surrounded by beautiful nature and has many tourist attractions like Haeundae beach, Taejongdae sea-cliff, and Jagalchi market.

Thanks to colorful events such as Busan International Film Festival, Busan International Fireworks Festival, and Busan Sea Festival, the city already has a strong presence in the Northeast Asian medical tourism market.

As you know well, today we are facing an increasing life expectancy and aging population almost worldwide. Also, we have witnessed a rapid growth in the global medical tourism market in recent years. To this end, many of local players are looking for new opportunities in international setting.

In today’s medical tourism market, an increasing number of cities are competeing for patients from around the world, and it is important to create a global presence for a city. The Busan International Medical Tourism Convention is truly the largest healthcare event in Korea. This year’s event, celebrating its eighth, will be brightened by approximately 100 medical service providers and tourism agencies (with 180 exhibition booths) and sixty thousand visitors from thirteen countries including China, U.S.A, Vietnam, Kazakhstan, and Japan.

Attempting to become one of the three-Asian medical tourist destinations, Busan offers a wide range of marketing and promotion packages in eight exhibition zones - [Medical Tourism], [Medical Service Experience], [Medical Industry], [Medical Beauty], [International Medical Service], [Well-ness], [Medical Tourism Cluster], [Job Fair], and [Concurrent Event], and a variety of concurrent events such as academic conference, familiarization tour program, and medical service experience program.

We welcome all of you to the Busan International Medical Tourism Convention 2017! Please, join us and share your wisdom and catch your business opportunities.

Thank you very much.

Suh Byung-soo
Mayor, Busan Metropolitan City

An Byeong-gil
President, Busan Ilbo (Busan Daily Newspaper)