• OPENING REMARKS from the Minister of Health of Botswana 8:30 am – 8:50 am
  • VIP Roundtable Discussion (Invitation Only - Covering the Following Topics) 8:50 am – 12:30 pm
    • The Future of Healthcare Free Zones, Medical Tourism Zones and Medical Cities

      Governments are investing in and developing Healthcare Clusters and Medical Tourism Zones (Healthcare Free Zones) which have a significant impact on the local economy while providing economic incentives for foreign direct investment. A major goal of such projects is to build capacity and improve the delivery of health services across the region. It also requires hospitality partners to deliver compatible services for health and wellness. This session will present several case studies in free trade zones and open discussion about the sustainability of such project. Understanding both the needs of foreign investors and the hosting country is an important part of creating the right incentives and attraction for investment as well as developing the right partnerships for development.

    • Investment Opportunities in Medical Tourism

      Travel for your procedure, but stay home for your follow up treatment. By investing in local facilities and developing local expertise to deliver personalized care and follow up treatment for patients many destinations can succeed in developing themselves as medical tourism destinations. However, collaboration and consensus is the key to success as well as the implementation of best practices for the entire patient care continuum. Discuss how hospitality ties to healthcare and the opportunities for health and hospitality providers in becoming a part of the entire care continuum for traveling patients. Such programs not only raise the delivery of services for traveling patients, but positively impact the quality of services delivered to the local population.

    • Cluster Development for Health and Hospitality

      Where do we go from here? Medical tourism is valued at a US $1bn industry and growing. This session is designed to look at the future of medical tourism and where countries like Botswana and the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa fit into this market as a provider or buyer of services. Investors seeking new opportunities seek rock solid returns as well as assured end to end delivery of services. Investment in sophisticated technology will not only improve the healthcare and hospitality services for locals, but also give a country the potential to transform itself into leading medical tourism destination regionally, and then perhaps globally. South Africa is ranked on the medical tourism index. Who will be next?

    • The Value of Training, Certification and Accreditation

      Communication of your quality is key. This will session will examine the different certification programs available and explain how they can not only improve the services that you provide, but also increase your bottom-line.

    • Using Technology for Healthcare and Hospitality Development Projects

      Coordination of care, streamlined logistics and clinical care support are key to a seamless patient experience. How can technology accelerate that framework? The right health IT infrastructure can support a successful global health network and enable consistent, secure connectivity. It can also improve real-time access to information and drive greater engagement among patients and their care coordination teams. Discuss how new technology solutions are being deployed to support this growing industry.

    • Symposium Closing Seminars. Botswana Tourism Organization (Minister of Tourism)

    • Centers of Excellence in Healthcare in Sub-Saharan Africa - University of Botswana School of Medicine as a model to be the next Healthcare Hub

  • Next Steps, Conclusion And Closing Remarks 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
  • TRADE MISSION TOUR (Invitation only) 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
  • B2B Meetings 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm