1STOverwhelming Response To Maharashtra Health & Wellness Tourism Conference
Medical Value Tourism is estimated to be a 500 billion INR industry in India by 2020. Wellness Tourism has already become a 490 billion INR Industry. The Maharashtra Health & Wellness Tourism Conference (MHWTC) , organised by Pandoza Solutions Pvt Ltd ,held its First Health & Wellness Tourism Stakeholder’s meet recently at Taj Land’s End, Bandra, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. It was a grand symposium bringing together the entire reputed stakeholders from the Health & Wellness Tourism industry of Maharashtra on one common platform. The Event ably facilitated professional opportunities for marketing, business development & networking along with a scope to interact with domain experts from the field of Medical, Dental, AYUSH, Hospitality & Tourism industry for the state of Maharashtra. KPMG was the knowledge partner for this spectacular event and amongst the prominent participants were Reliance Foundation , Alkem Laboratories , Fortis Group and a host of other corporates and business conglomerates.
Jaykumar Rawal, Hon’ble Minister of Tourism, Employment Guarantee Scheme, Goverment of Maharashtra, did the honours for the event along with Padmashri Dr. Ramakant Panda , Jainaba Jague , Ambassador Designate of The Gambia , Dr. Malvika Khadke , Director – Pandoza Solutions Pvt Ltd , Dr. Anil Bankar and Rekha Chaudhary . Speaking on the occasion , Jaykumar Rawal announced that the government has identified two 100 acre plots near Igatpuri that would be built as medical tourism hubs and invited participation from one and hall . He was all praise for the efforts of Pandoza Solutions for organising an event of this stature and size and said that it was very much the need of the hour .
Padmabhushan Dr. Ramakanta Panda, opined, “Nearly fifty thousand people are visiting Maharashtra annually for various other countries, for Medical Treatment and wellness. This essentially means fifty thousand brand ambassadors for promoting medical tourism in Maharashtra and there by other great opportunity for one and all connected to this industry. Further if one takes into accounts their immediate Family and Friends, the number of brand ambassadors is even larger.
Sambhaji Diliprao Patil – Nilangekar , Minister For Skill Development & Labour , Joined the proceedings in the second half and expressed confidence that under the able leadership of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis , medical tourism would touch new heights in Maharashtra . He also assured the audience that all requisite skill development and infrastructure development would match pace with the demands of the industry .
PANDOZA SOLUTIONS PVT LTD was established with a goal of setting a benchmark to build a Brand name for the State of Maharashtra Globally in the sector of Health & Wellness Tourism. Its initiative, The Maharashtra Health & Wellness Tourism Conference (MHWTC) was organised with a mission to optimize the growth potential of this industry for the State of Maharashtra & make it a profitable revenue generating sector.
Speaking on the occasion, Malvika Khadke, Director, Pendoza Solutions Pvt Ltd, stated “I hope that attendees at MHWTC 2018 will go away with a sense of empowerment that they have contributed to the first genuine effort to promote Maharashtra as a leading Medical and Wellness Tourism destination, as well as take away lot of learning’s from the esteemed faculty we have invited. We also want to be the bridge that will provide a clear path to business growth for service providers in Maharashtra by connecting them with international facilitators at this very event. In this regards, this event is just the start point with lots more networking and business opportunities that will come up for stakeholders over the coming months”
Dr. Anil Bankar, PhD Medical Tourism, Assistant Professor, Gulf Medical University, United Arab Emirates and one of the speakers for the event opined “Medical Tourism Education will support to develop ‘Brand Maharashtra’ provide all stakeholders should come together to position Maharashtra as a leading in Medical and Wellness Tourism”
This is one of its kind event saw the participation of leading Hospitals like Reliance, Hinduja, Asian heart hospital,Kokilaben, S H Raheja, Saifee, Sancheti and many others. The Participants also include doctors, Medical Tourism Facilitators, Pharmaceutical Companies, Spa’s & Wellness Centres, Travel Agents, Insurance Companies, Government Representatives, Investors, Tourist Boards, Medical & Wellness Associations, Accreditation Bodies, Hotel & Airlines and Skill Development Institutes