China’s outbound medical travel is already advanced and continues to develop rapidly. 483,000 people travelled from China for medical tourism in 2015, spending USD6.3 billion on treatment and USD3.4 billion on related travel and accommodation, making this a USD9.7 billion business.

Some patients need treatment overseas because they have serious conditions, such as certain cancers, that cannot be treated in China due to lack of approved drugs, insufficient surgeons with the necessary skills, or lack of technologies.

Others who want treatment overseas may have life-threatening problems such as a serious cardiac condition, which could be treated in China, but they are looking for the best possible care and willing to pay for it.

A third group are seeking other treatments, for example IVF, a knee replacement, cosmetic surgery, dental treatment or intra-ocular lens implants. They want the best available, and they would like to combine their treatment with a unique and memorable travel experience.

And many Chinese health travellers are simply looking for a health check-up or week or two of wellness treatment in a health spa location with surreoundings conducive to relaxation, recuperation and peace of mind.

With average treatment costs paid by Chinese medical tourists ranging from USD1,500 for dental procedures, right up to USD146,000 for oncology treatment, and major destinations ranging from as near as Korea to as far as the United States, Chinese outbound medical travel is already a very exciting trend.

Source: Global Growth Markets

Exhibition – October 2017

As a discerning patient planning to undergo IVF or a surgical procedure, or considering a wellness treatment, with the means to avail yourself of the world’s best quality at your disposal, your first priority is the best possible outcome.

You may be considering medical treatment overseas. You may also want to combine your medical treatment with a business trip or a vacation. A unique travel experience, and a location with surroundings conducive to relaxation, recuperation and peace of mind round out your list of requirements.

Or perhaps you are looking for the best possible medical care for a much loved family member.

MediWorld brings the world of medical tourism to you in Shanghai. Meet and start your private consultation with hospitals, clinics and medical tourism facilitators from leading global medical care destinations including the United States, Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom, Korea, Switzerland, Singapore, Germany, Thailand and more.

The official MediWorld event hotel is the splendid and discreet Portman Ritz-Carlton, Jing’an, Shanghai.

The Club Level features relaxed lounging, internet connection and sumptuous delicacies served throughout the day.

The tranquil Urban Retreat spa features three splendid treatment rooms enriched with contemporary Chinese design elements. Here, a sense of calm infuses every aspect of the experience, from the signature spa treatments to the serene fitness and wellness facilities, making your visit to MediWorld an all-round enriching experience.

Featured therapeutic areas:
  • Anti-aging
  • Birthing
  • Cardiac
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Dentistry
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Fertility / IVF
  • General surgery
  • Health check-up
  • Health spa
  • Neurosurgery
  • Oncology / immunotherapy
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Paediatrics
  • Stem-cell
  • Surrogacy
  • Traditional medicine
  • Transplant
  • Urology
  • Wellness


Business matchmaking

MediWorld is the only event in China where you will meet the world’s best healthcare providers offering global services, international medical tourism facilitators and payers, as well as hotel and travel groups, and others.

Our business matchmaking service ensures you will meet the potential business partners you are looking for, from the right destinations.

An important aspect of the event is our carefully thought-out conference program, featuring world-class speakers. The two days of learning and networking is designed to bring you up to speed on the latest thinking in the industry – both from the business perspective, and on the clinical aspects.

More conference information coming soon

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Colin Yan
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