The Aegean Health Tourism Summit was performed on 22nd February at Balçova Kaya Thermal Hotel with the organization of ClinicTurkey and IGEME.

At the summit, Izmir Provincial Directorate of Health, administrators of both public and private hospitals and shareholders of leading tourism and health sectors in Turkey health tourism sector came together.

At the summit, which was organized for taking action of qualified activities of health tourism, closing the current account deficit and branding in Izmir Health Tourism, Izmir’s leading people in health tourism shared their views. Approaching to 2023, it was indicated that, the Google Digital applications, which is compliant Industry 4.0, will contribute to branding in health tourism in the field of marketing and publicity.

In his opening speech, General Manager of IGEME Mr Murat IŞIK indicated that Istanbul is the pioneer in health tourism and Health tourism vision meetings are held to contribute to the sector in the Aegean region with the arrangements will be made in Izmir. At the Aegeon Health Tourism Summit, the common idea of the participants who came from Istanbul was that Turkey will take the first place in the World by carrying out joints projects Istanbul health tourism and Izmir.

Vice President of Izmir Provincial Directorate of Health, Mr Gökhan Eyüboğlu informed that there are very few private hospitals that do not have health tourism authorization certificate and 15 hospitals amongst the public hospitals received health tourism authorization certificate. In his speech, he said that qualified personnel are selected for the public hospitals and this personnel have received foreign language training.

President of IZSATU Mr Bülent Cinel indicated that our country’s health tourism goal in 2023 is making a contribution to the health sector by evaluating both domestic and international sectors, with neutral sharing as an NGO.

International Patient Coordinator of Acıbadem, Mr Idris Sarıaydın said: “40.000 health tourists were treated annually with the publicity and marketing activities which carried out in Izmir. He indicated that productivity incorporate quality is increased with institutional digital reputation management and financial statistical analysis.

Google trainer Mr Özgür Deniz Aydın mentioned the importance of corporate reputation management, which is carried out with digital marketing, in the field of publicity and marketing.

At the Aegean Health Tourism Summit, the need for qualified employees in health tourism and the importance of purpose for quality and efficiency in projects was emphasized.