Day 3 represents the gathering of high-ranking executives and public officials, business leaders, and health executives from the United States.
Francesco Fino, the Manager and Founding Partner of Medical Motion, starts the morning of September 7th moderating the Attracting International Patients panel.
Next, José Manuel Vargas, President of the Dominican Association of Health Risk Administrators (ARS), sits with local insurance executives to discuss the Innovations in the Insurance Market panel.
After a short coffee break, Dr. Hassan Sharif, President and Chief Operating Officer, WorldCare International, hosts a lecture titled Collaboration: Present and Future of Global Health, along with Dr. Richard Heinzl, Global Medical Director, WorldCare International, Inc.
Just before noon, Joel Santos leads “The Importance of Health and Wellness Tourism in the Hospitality Industry panel.“
Santos is the president of the Association of Hotels and Tourism in the Dominican Republic, Asonahores, and a strong supporter of diversifying the tourism offer in the country.
To top things out, the Mayor of Santo Domingo, David Collado, is set after Mr. Santos to keynote the Role of the Mayor’s Office for the Development of a Health and Wellness Destination.
After the mayor’s speech, the event opens the Banco Popular Private Investment Lunch, a meeting that promotes innovation, public-private alliances and creating investment opportunities in new projects related to Medical Travel, retirement tourism and free trade zones for medical devices. Details below.
Check out the agenda for day 3 of the 4th International Health and Wellness Congress:
Day 3 (September 7th)
- 08:30 AM – 09:30 AM
Panel: Attracting International Patients. Moderator: Mr. Francesco Fino, Managing Director of Medical Motion.
Panelists: Mr. Tracy McManamon, CEO, One Source Benefits; Ms. Laura Rodríguez, President, Surgi Coordinator; Ms. Julie Conner, CEO and Co-Founder GLOBAL Medical Tourism Facilitators; Ms. Yudy Obando, Managing Director, Medical Travel Consulting Worldwide
- 09:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Panel: Innovations in the Insurance Market. Moderator: Mr. José Manuel Vargas, President, Dominican Association of Health Risk Administrators.
Panelists: Mr. Andrés Mejía, Executive Vice-President and General Manager, ARS PALIC Salud; Mr. Carlos Romero, Executive President, MultiSeguros; Mr. José Zapata, Executive Vice-President, Humano Seguros.
- 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM
- Coffee break/networking
La Fiesta Theater / Booth Area
- 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Collaboration: Present and Future of Global Health. Dr. Hassan Sharif, President and Chief Operating Officer, WorldCare International, Inc.
- Dr. Richard Heinzl, Global Medical Director, WorldCare International, Inc.
- 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Panel: The Importance of Health and Wellness Tourism in the Hospitality Industry. Moderator: Mr. Joel Santos. President, Association of Hotels and Tourism in the Dominican Republic, Asonahores.
Panelists: Mr. Fausto Fernández, Deputy Minister of International Cooperation at the Ministry of Tourism; Mr. Simón Suárez, Vice-President of Institutional Relations and Projects, Punta Cana Group; Mr. Mitchell Musa, President, Association of Receptive Tourism Operators.
- 12:30 PM – 01:00 PM
Role of the Mayor’s Office for the Development of a Health and Wellness Destination
Mr. David Collado, Mayor of the National District.
Banco Popular Private Lunch
- 01:30 PM – 01:40 PM
Dr. Alejandro Cambiaso Rathe, M.D., MBA / President and Founder, Dominican Health Tourism Association
- 01:40 PM – 02:00 PM
Facilities for Local and International Investment in the Dominican Republic
Mr. Marius De León / Executive Director, Center for Export and Investment of the Dominican Republic (CEI-RD).
- 02:00 PM – 02:20 PM
Financial Products and Investor Support
Mr. Juan Manuel Martín de Oliva / Vice-President Tourism Sector, Banco Popular Dominicano.
- 02:20 PM – 03:20 PM
Panel: Free Trade Zones as a Platform for Investment and Development of Medical Devices Companies. Moderator: Mrs. Luisa Fernández Durán / Executive Director, National Council of Free Zones for Exportation of the Dominican Republic (CNZFE).
- Panelists: Mr. José Manuel Torres, Executive Vice-President, Dominican Association of Free Trade Zones (ADOZONA); Mr. Gerardo Coto, Plant Manager, Baxter Healthcare; Mr. Rafael Piantini, Human Resources Manager, PIISA Industrial Park; Mr. Paolo Tolari, Senior Manufacturing Director, Medtronic.
- 03:20 PM – 04:00 PM
Presentation of New Projects
- 04:00 PM – 04:10 PM