Thursday, 4th of November 2021

Welcome speeches

09:45 – 10:00

Part I – Medical Tourism From The US Perspective

10:00 – 11:30

  1. Jeana Havidich, M.D., MS, Lecturer of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, USA “Capitalizing on our Strengths:  An update from the American Croatian Professionals Association Medical Tourism Task Force”
  2. Steven Pavletic, M.D. MS, President of the Association of Croatian American Professionals (ACAP) and Medical Oncologist, Bethesda, Maryland, USA “Travel to get health – US and Croatia parallels”
  3. Mario Skugor, M.D. FACE, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine CCLCM of CWRU and Director of Education – Cleveland Clinic, USA “COVID and medical tourism”
  4. Mladen Golubic, M.D., PhD, Medical Director at the Center for Integrative Health and Wellness and Professor of Clinical Family and Community Medicine, University of Cincinnati, USA „Planting the seeds of self-care while vacationing“
  5. Joško Brkić, Global Brand Manager at JGL d.d., Croatia “A drop of inspiration turned into a sea of goodness”
  6. Questions and Answers 

11:30-12:00 – Break

Part II – Competitiveness of The Tourist Destination Through The Diversity of The Tourist Offer

12:00 – 13:30

  1. Jan de Jong, Co-founder of Webpower Adria, CROP and DNA Croatia, The Netherlands „Croatia – the land of opportunity“
  2. Velimir Šonje, CEO of Arhivanalitika, Croatia „Croatian tourism and airlines: A missed opportunity?“
  3. Emir Haskić, Managing Director at B4Sport Camps d.o.o., Slovenia „Tourism and sport; the advantages of sport destinations“
  4. Vladimir Miholjević, Director of CRO Race, Croatia “Professional cycling team’s training camps – synergy with destination”
  5. Questions and Answers 


15:30 – 16:45 Workshop “Destination Development in Medical Tourism” 

20:00 Dinner and party

Friday, 5th of November 2021

Part III – Facilitating Medical Tourism

10:00 – 11:30

  1. Arnis Krasovskis, Director of Medrefund LTD UK, UK „European Cross Border Healthcare directive after Brexit“
  2. Christian Fadi El-Khouri, Director of International Business and Head of Consulting at the MESC International Patient Service, Germany „Medical Tourism Stakeholder Management“
  3. Maria Princivalle, Founder & CEO of BookingsMed, Italy „Italian Market trends and Bookingsmed“
  4. Dorotea Bralić, MA, Quality and Corporate Communication Manager at Rident Polyclinic, Croatia “Rident: Dental Tourism Development and New Challenges”
  5. Murat Kucukkaya, Managing Director of Middle East – Africa at Joint Commission International, UAE “The Accreditation in Healthcare
  6. Questions and answers

11:30 – 12:00 – Break

Part IV – New Trends in Medical Tourism

12:00 – 13:30

  1. Branimir Blajić,Founder of Best Hospitality Solutions, Croatia “Fresh and local food in hospitality business – myth or reality?”
  2. Jean-Guy de Gabriacfounder of World Wellness Weekend, France “Let’s Make a World of a Difference”
  3. Prim. Vlasta Brozičević, M.D. specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation, rheumatology, Head of department and Member of the Board at Polyclinic Terme, Croatia “Game Changer in Health and Wellbeing Holistic Solutions”
  4. Daniela Butorac, Head of the Department of Health Tourism and Scientific Research at Thalassotherapia Crikvenica, Croatia “Tradition as a Trend”
  5. Questions and answers

15:00 – 19:00 Crikvenica Vinodol Riviera destination tour with wine tasting in the Pavlomir Tasting Room 

+ B2B Meetings with Italian agencies