Originally posted on November 7, 2018 @ 11:38 am
From 1st issue
Global Healthcare Conference was held between 21-22 May 2019 at one of London’s most prestigious business meeting venues, the Institute of Directors (IoD), in cooperation with the Private Hospitals and Health Institutions Association (OHSAD) and the Turkish-British Chamber of Commerce and Industry (TBCCI).
The Conference brought together Turkey’s prestigious healthcare providers with British private health institutions, National Health Service (NHS) officials and medical travel agencies. Main themes of the two-day international event were the collaboration opportunities between the UK and Turkey, especially in the fields of aesthetics, IVF, dental & maxillofacial treatment, thermal health & wellbeing and transplants.
Among the attendees of the conference were Turkey’s London Ambassador Ümit Yalçın, counsellor at the Turkish Embassy in London Ahenk Dereli, chief commercial counsellor at the Turkish Embassy in London Süleyman Beşli and the CEO of Laingbuisson International Limited Keith Pollard. Ambassador Yalçın emphasised the growing economic collaboration between Turkey and the UK. “The infrastructure of the health sector and health services in Turkey is very strong. Therefore, to receive health services, British people will choose Turkey”, he said.
Opportunities in the Post-Brexit Era
In the panel sessions, the legal and financial opportunities that Brexit process could offer in the field of healthcare services were also discussed. Dr Ali Demirbağ, head of ITSEB (Association of Turkish Speaking Health Professionals in the UK), said that the collaboration efforts should go beyond the governmental level.
The conference was attended by more than 15 hospitals from Turkey, including Acıbadem Hospital, İstanbul Surgery, International Esthetics, Lifemed, Elser, Medipol, Liv Hospital, Neolife, Dent35, Güven Hospital, Koç University Hospital, Okan University Hospital and Turkey’s International Health Services Joint Stock Company (USHAŞ).
Chief trade counsellor Süleyman Beşli, chairman of TBCCI Emma Edhem, director of TBCCI Yavuz Sökmen, the CEO of Ekspoturk Beşir Kemal Sahin, director of Global Business Management Nuri Bulgurcu, Liv Hospital Group General Coordinator Meri İştiroti and USHAŞ officials were among the speakers of the 2-day conference.