September 29, 2017

Athens selected as the venue for the IMTJ Medical Travel Summit 2018

Conference in Athens in May 2018 will bring together key opinion leaders and senior executives to debate the challenges faced by the developing medical tourism sector

The IMTJ Medical Travel Summit 2018 will take place in Athens from May 21st to May 24th, 2018. The Summit is supported by Elitour, the official Greek Medical Tourism Council, an initiative of hospital groups and companies from health, transport, tourism, insurance and advertising, covering the whole spectrum of medical tourism services throughout Greece. It is the first successful collective effort aiming to introduce and integrate Greece in the international healthcare tourism map as a premier destination.

The IMTJ Summit is a high-level event aimed at senior decision makers involved in the medical tourism and international patient market. The early optimism and hype around “medical tourism” have failed to deliver on the promise. Stories of “exponential growth” have attracted numerous entrants into the industry but few have thrived, and many are seeking a way to deliver sustainable growth. The philosophy of “If we build it, they will come” has meant that in some destinations, the supply of healthcare facilities has outstripped the expectations of demand. The IMTJ Medical Travel Summit will bring together the best people in the sector to share their knowledge and experience and ensure the long-term development of this industry.

The event in Athens combines four key elements:

  • The IMTJ Medical Travel Summit brings together key opinion leaders and senior executives involved in medical tourism and healthcare businesses across the world.
  • The IMTJ Medical Travel Awards celebrate the success of the leading players in medical tourism.
  • The IMTJ Marketplace provides exhibitors with a great opportunity to meet new customers.
  • B2B Meetings bring together buyers of medical travel and international patient services with providers and suppliers who are seeking new business opportunities and sources of patient referral.

Earlybird rates are available now. Special reduced rates are on offer for delegates from academic and research institutions.

Argo Travel has been selected as the official travel partner / PCO for the IMTJ Medical Travel Summit and Awards.

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About IMTJ

The International Medical Travel Journal ( provides insight into the medical travel and medical tourism sector. IMTJ was established in 2007 in response to the increasing interest in medical travel and medical tourism. It embraces many of the themes that challenge healthcare providers across the world – insurance, accreditation, marketing and promotion, quality, patient safety, levels of care and experience in treating international patients.

IMTJ is independent of the associations and special interest groups that have come aboard the medical tourism bandwagon. Our aim is to create a central focus for information, resources and opinion on medical travel for those involved in the industry, anywhere in the world.

The internationalisation of healthcare through health tourism is at the heart of IMTJ. Patients are becoming healthcare consumers and in many countries, patient choice is being extended to surgery and treatment provided by international hospitals and clinics. By sharing expertise, knowledge, and views about the health travel industry, IMTJ helps to ensure that patient expectations are met, and that the industry maintains a high reputation.

The International Medical Travel Journal (IMTJ) is owned and managed by Intuition Communication, a specialist publisher of consumer and business-to-business information on private healthcare and medical travel. The company also operates a consumer facing portal for medical tourism – Treatment Abroad.