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Jeff Blackard


Jeff Blackard

"My name is Jeff Blackard and I am the president and CEO of Blackard Global. We are development real estate company but we build villages. In past 20 years I have a passion about Croatia. I’ve build a small village to honour a Croatian people “ADRIATICA”."

They asked me very specifically what I think the future of coastline is and about health tourism and the issue is a little bit bigger than that. Obviously, Croatia needs to create a longer season and they are a lot of way of doing that. Building the new hotels is not enough. In my mind I can see new little villages on the coastline... I’ve always been promoting that we have to figure out the way to build a world class golf course on the coastline and in conjunction with that… we need that to start hitting the coast all year around I can see a series of villages all the way, up and down the Adriatic coast, close to airports… I can see the whole coastline having the medical treatment and world class hospitals as part of it, but a part of a whole entire village – may have a two or three thousand people living in the village, whether timeshare, villas or people who actually live there – but they have to integrate with other villages along the coastline. Just like the location near Sibenik I visited recently. That would extend the season on 11 or 12 months. That’s Croatia s desire. That’s my desire too. I have been looking for 15 years to develop the project here. Thank you for having me over video link at the conference, and sorry I couldn’t make it this year, but I look forward to the next year edition and to be at the AHT Invest Forum 2018 personally!

Registration fee

Date to 31/05/2019 from 1/06/2019 to 19/10/2019 on desk 20/10/2019
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450,00 €

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The auspices of the President of the Republic of Croatia

  • Predsjednica

    The patronage of the President of the Republic of Croatia

    "I am very glad that with the intention of empowering the Croatian economy you decided to organize business event dedicated to the synergy of health and tourism. Therefore, I am therefore delighted to accept the patronage of the second edition of the AHT Invest Forum with belief that it will again successfully gather the competent stakeholders from the tourism and health industry in order also to strength the position of Croatia and the Croatian Adriatic as a desirable full-time tourism and investment destination."

    KOLINDA GRABAR-KITAROVIC, The President of the Republic of Croatia


    • Global Health Travel Council
    • Njemačka asocijacija medicinskog wellnessa
    • Klaster Zagreb
    • Slovenian spas
    • Udruženje banja Srbije
    • Hrvatska udruga poslodavaca

      Technological partner

      • Ericsson


        • Ministry of Tourism
        • HTZ
        • Grad Zgreb
        • Ministarstvo zdravstva
        • Hrvatska zajednica županija

          Panel sponsor

          • Tarkett

            Media patrons

            • Medix


              • Health Card

                Silver sponsor

              • DONAT Mg Logotip

                Bronze sponzor

              • Resources for leisure assets
              • Tarkett
              • Horwath HTL
              • SAVA Hotels & Resorts

                Bronze sponzor