April 11, 2018 - The Global Global Health Travel Council (GHTC), founded in 2013, consider Croatia as a serious destination for health tourism, waht was confirmed also by the appointment of Dr. Miljenko Bura, the president of Zagreb's health tourism Cluster and long-term expert ion this field , for the Vice President of that organization.
Dr. Bura was invitied by the founder and honorary president of the organization, Mr. Emin Cakmak and participated at the Annual General Assembly in Antalya that took place from 6th until 8th April , which was part of the 2nd World Congress of Health and Sports Hestoreux.
GHTC is the world's largest organisation for promoting health tourism and improving the conditions of this growing branch in all Member States, which at this time are 58.
"Croatia has been reckoned for 10 years as an advocate of the need to harmonise the criteria for regulating the conditions of health tourism, which is of great importance. I am glad we are recognised internationally and globally and that we will have support for the further development of health tourism in the right direction, "Dr Bura said after returning from Turkey.
"The Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Craft recognizes the importance of the development of health tourism, its extraordinary potential and a positive impact on the economy of the Republic of Croatia. We support all the efforts made for the Republic of Croatia can most effectively present its potentials and be recognized by investors in the field of health tourism. "Martina Dalić, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister
BRUSSELS REPORT: ADRIATIC HEALTH TOURISM PLATFORM IS A PART OF THE PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON EU FUNDS IN THE AREA OF COHESION
Followed by the recently held meetings in Brussels the Medical Group defined the proposal for the Adriatic Region's Development as a health tourism destination named: Adriatic Health Tourism Platform. One was uploaded to the Public Consultation on EU Funds in the Area of Cohesion. Now, The Programme is to be introduced to the countries of the region after which they will be invited to support the Program and be actively included. The Adriatic Health Tourism program and the proposals related will be considered in the process of creating the next financial framework of the EU and projects that can be by the EU money.
The program is covering the countries of the Adriatic region and comes as contribution to enlarge and provide the investments projects from health tourism to come to realisation.
The program will be presented to the 2nd AHT Invest Forum in October. We are bringing new details soon…stay tuned
The Croatian County Association recognized the AHT INVEST Forum as a place where its members and interested parties can present their interests, found useful information and partners.
Withing the Forum Programme will also talk about the role of Counties and the moves the county leaders are taking ted the regional units - counties that have turned to investments in tourism, health tourism and high-quality healthcare infrastructure. Spa presentations and Silver Resorts projects, concepts of preventive healthcare programs such as medical wellness can attract new capital and projects that are profitable, sustainable and active all year long.
Come and find out which destinations are ready to come up with new projects and investment in a modern health and tourism infrastructure that will thrive on its citizens and their guests.
The new issue of the oldest German monthly magazine „Berlin Magazine“ is bringing the big interview with Miljenko Bura, MD.Ph.D, a Consultant and President of Zagreb's Health Tourism Cluster and founder and initiator of the Adriatic Health and Tourism Investment Forum (AHT INVEST FORUM) Dr. Bura was a guest speaker on 4th Annual Conference on Medical Tourism in Berlin.
In his interwiev, Dr. Bura highlighted the importance of using tools that link the health tourism services and advised to use it more (e.g. Health Card, which was also the Sponsor of the Conference).
Also, he stress out the facts on the development of the Adriatichealth platform, that is actively involved in the creation of conditions for Adriatic region become the destination for full-time stay of the guests (especially the Silver generation) and moreover to attract the investment projects in helath inrastructure and health tourism.
In Berlin, the 4th Annual Conference on Medical Tourism was officially opened. In addition to numerous well-known experts, Dr. Miljenko Bura, a consultant and President of Zagreb's Health Tourism Cluster, was invited as the invited speaker. Among others, Dr. Bura emphasized in his presentation the importance of using tools that link the health tourism service and encourage their use. In this sense, the Health Card is presented - at the same time a Partnership Conference. Dr Bura will use his stay in Berlin to develop and improve the Adriatic Health platform.
„The Ministry of Tourism is pleased to accept the Patronage on the 2AHT INVEST FORUM 2018 and look forward to another succesfull business event...“ Gari Cappelli, minister
On Friday, February 2nd, at the session of the Executive Board of the Croatian County Community, MG has officially presented their services and activities to the county mayors and other representatives of the state ministries, cities and some business entities. Pointing out to the possibility for each county to redirect or develop more intensively in health tourism projects, health infrastructure and full-time tourism that has the regional significance, this was the opportunity to get familiar with the vision and actual projects of the company.
The possibilities for co-operation and joint activities has been open open, both in the preparation and presentation of the each county at the 2nd AHT INVEST FORUM 2018, which will take place from 10 to 12 October 2018 in Zagreb as well as in the specific resources that particular county already has.
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It is our great pleasure to continue the coopration with the very respectful organization and Dr. Luzt Lungwitz, who supported us in 2017 and who we are very much looking forward to work with.
DR. MILJENKO BURA ON CROATIAN TELEVISION IN THE NEWS AND GUEST OF THE TOPIC OF THE DAY:'' HEALTH TOURISM CAN BECOME CROATIAN CASH COW ''
At this moment, the health tourism brings around 300 million euros per year. Nevertheless, it could do much more. Since January 1st, the new Law on Provision of Tourism Services came into force, but still, there are many things that left undefined. What is the reason for that and what we should do to make more than a billion euros per year out of this tourism branch, answered within Croatian TV „Topic of the day“, dr. Miljenko Bura Zagreb Health Tourism Cluster of the President and Marcel Medak, President of the Health Tourism Club at Croatian Economy Chamber.
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January, 25th 2018 – Dr. Miljenko Bura, a promoter of the concept of full-time tourism, with a focus on healthcare, met yesterday in Brussels a representative of the EU Commission Cabinet, the Regional Policy Committee and Development, Mr. Aurelio Cecilio, Head of Unit for Bulgaria, Croatia and Slovenia in the Directorate General Regional and Urban Policy within European Commission.
DR.BURA INVITED TO EU PARLIAMENT TO SPEAK ON LUNCH DEBATE : Healthy Nutrition Standard: Croatian Solution for the Catering industry in Europe?”
On 24 January 2018 from 12:30-14:00 at Members Salon in EU Parliament at Brusseles, the lunch debate on healthy nutrition solutions will take place, hosted by MEPs Renate Sommer (EPP) and Marijana Petir (EPP).
Many chronic non-infectious diseases are closely linked to the diet of citizens or require specific dietary needs. For patients, however, it is often difficult to realize these needs, particularly when they eat out. Introducing standards of nutrition for different health issues / dietary needs with “personalized” meals in the catering sector might therefore be a helpful solution for consumers.
The stakeholders in Croatia with support of Croatian health ministry established an Association which has developed such a scheme and extended activities on the European level preparing the organisation “Healthy nutrition-Europe”. During the lunch debate, representatives of Healthy Nutrition Standard will present the nutrition scheme and explain the certification and control procedures.
Dr. Bura will also meet EU bodies relevant for the health and tourism development in the Adriatic Region, and open the door to new partnerships for organisation of the 2nd AHT INVEST FORUM which will take place in October in Zagreb.
LEARN HOW THE LEADING EXPERTS ARE DEALING WITH CHALLENGES IN MEDICAL TOURISM - HEALTH CARD; OFFICIAL PARTNER OF CONFERENCE IN BERLIN!
This important event will provide strategic solutions and answers to the latest tents in the rapidly expanding medical tourism industry!
At the conference, medical tourism will discuss and examine the latest trends, challenges and innovations with the aim of increasing cross-border patients and their presence on a global scale.
They will offer strategic solutions and approaches through which medical travel professionals will be able to develop effective approaches to attracting foreign patients and provide the best possible service.
The conference will be opened by Dr. Miljenko Bura, a consultant and president of the Zagreb health tourism cluster.
Learn how leading experts face the challenges of medical tourism!
More about the conference can be found at http://euro-events.co/4th-annual-medical-tourism-ce-conference/
Dr. Miljenko Bura: Health tourism in Croatia can employ two hundred thousand people!
HEALTH INFRASTRUCTURE, SILVER ECONOMY AND MEDICAL WELLNESS are directions that health tourism in Croatia and the region should head to. Actually the process already started and we are now, slowly but moving on from the existing, massive and very much not attractive tourism, to a new structured and well metodical one, ready and open to offer and serve the best quality resources we have.
IQCURE® joined the Forum as the Main Sponsor with intention to present their business, programs and know-how; also the Forum will be an opportunity to open new business projects and share their business plans.
Would you like to know what is "healthness suits" and how to reach it? IQCURE Better Life d.o.o. , the MAIN SPONSOR of the Investment Forum of Health and Tourism Adriatic Region 2017 has the answers.
The goal of the Pasman Resort Project is development of top-quality and attractive tourist destination of the highest category with innovative marketing concept that should enable sustainable tourist development on the Island of Pašman with preserving natural characteristics of the area and respecting local tradition and cultural heritage.
THE MEDICAL EDUCATION COMMISSION HAS CATEGORIZED AND RATED THE ADRIATIC HEALTH AND TOURISM INVESTMENT FORUM 2017
The Medical Education Commission has categorized and rated the Adriatic health and tourism investment forum 2017., as a home symposium with international participation. Active participants were awarded 10 points, and passive participants were awarded 8 points.
The Association of Foreign Investors (FICs) was founded in January 2012 by eleven companies whose intention was to start constructive dialogue with the Government and other stakeholders in Croatia on how to improve the current unfavorable business climate in Croatia, which has a bad impact on domestic and foreign foreign companies.
HEALTH CARD PARTNERS HAVE A SECURED 20% DISCOUNT FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE INVESTMENT FORUM OF HEALTH AND TOURISM!
As a silver sponsor, Health Card partners have a secured 20% discount for participation in the Investment forum of a health and tourism!
FORUM'S SPEAKER: CONNIE LI, CEO, ZHONGYA HOLDING LTD, CHINA ABOUT CHINESE INVESTMENTS IN CROATIAN TOURISM AND HEALTH FEATURES – KRAPINSKE SPA AND MORE
Currently is a chairwoman and legal representative for 5 companies – 2 of which have established partnerships with Hebei Provincial Government focused on the development of international relationships, modernization and commercialization of local enterprises.
MEDICAL WELLNESS WORKSHOP – UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO GET INTO DETAILS OF THE MEDICAL WELLNESS INOVATION Wednesday, 11/10 REGISTER NOW! No additinal costs
Thanks to the huge interest on this topic, we organize the WORKSHOP ON MEDICAL WELLNESS, scheduled for Wednesday, October 11th.
CSEBA - the business networking association for Chinese investments in Croatia and neighbouring countries together with its Partner, the Medical Group ltd will present the new Chinese investments in Croatia and also announce the forthcoming projects Chinese business representatives are interested in.
MEDICAL WELLNESS ATTRACTS THE TOURISTS ALL YEAR LONG! WHAT IS THE MEDICAL WELLNESS, HOW TO INCORPORATE ITS CONTENTS IN ACCOMODATION CAPACITIES AND POSITIVE STORIES FROM OUR EU NEIGHBOURS?
Medical Wellness is becoming a must-have content within the quality touristic offer. We are bringing the great experts from Germany, Austria and Slovenia to speak about their positive experiences and excellent results that MW brought out.
Tahpi, an international specialist in health facility planning and architecture is the new Forum Partner (by Medical Group ltd as their partners in Croatia).
Along with the President of th Republic of Croatia, Mrs Kolinda Grabar Kitarović, the official Patronage of the Forum was also taken over by two ministries in Croatia - the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Health.
Mr EMIN CAKMAK, Founder and First Member of Turkey's Council for Health Tourism speaks at the Investment Forum of Health and Tourism in Zagreb on the Organized Concept of Turkey's Health Tourism and How did they achieved that
"I am very pleased for the intention of empowering the Croatian economy, you have decided to prepare a symposium dedicated to the synergy of healthcare and tourism."
ADRIATIC HEALTH AND TOURISM INVESTMENT FORUM TO BE ANNOUNCED AT THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF CROATIAN AMERICAN PROFESSIONALS IN CHICAGO FROM 11 TO 13 MAY
THE ASSOCIATION OF CROATIAN-AMERICAN PROFESSIONALS on its annual conference scheduled for 11-13 May will host Dr Miljenko Bura as a key note speaker on health tourism topic.