I.R. Iran Ardabil Province hosted 2nd Conference on Health Tourism for ECO Countries


Following the approval of the ECO calendar of 2019 events, by the 29th meeting of the Regional Planning Council (in Tehran, Iran, 2018-December 17 -20) and the 11th  ECO Tourism Committee (in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 2018-December 12), the 2nd international health tourism Confobition of ECO countries was held in Ardebil, Iran, Mohaghegh Ardabili University (MAU) and Ardabil Exhibition Center.

The official opening for the ECO Confobition took place at 09:30 on Thursday, 18 June 2019. The formal sessions of the meetings were held daily from 08:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. and from 02:00 p.m. to 08:00 p.m.


The Second Conference of Health Tourism for Economic Cooperation Organization countries has kicked off in the North Western city of Ardabil at Mohaghegh Ardabili university by ECO CCI Secretary General's speech.

The 3-day event which commenced on Tuesday has been attended by more than 100 Iranian and foreign participants. ECO CCI Secretary General Adem Kula said in the opening ceremony that Tourism is among the ever growing industries of the world and the field of Health tourism is the focus of attention in ECO.

Referring to presence of non-ECO representatives at the event, Adem Kula stressed the fact that the city of Ardabil can be host of the international events. The Second Conference of Health Tourism for Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) countries is aimed at introducing Iran's capabilities and potentials in the field of tourism while focusing on Health tourism and medical tourism.

the 2nd International Health Tourism Confobition of ECO countries took place in Ardebil, Iran at the Ardabil International Exhibition Center, Mohaghegh Ardabili University (MAU) with participation of 8 countries.

After the successful completion of the ECO International Health Tourism Confobition in August 2015, they are back with the 2nd Edition 2019 as one of the most comprehensive international health tourism Confobitions in the health tourism industry, the largest health tourism event of ECO countries and the number one meeting point for senior level executives and top professionals specialists from ECO countries and the Middle East in the field of health tourism.

TOBB Member of the Board, Öztürk Oran Participated to the Event

The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) Board Member Öztürk Oran attended the Economic Cooperation Organization 2nd Health Tourism Conference and Exhibition held in Ardabil. On 19 June, 2019.

In his speech at the conference, Mr. Oran shared the views of TOBB and then visited the exhibition and received information about the health tourism developments in Ardabil.

Same day, Öztürk Oran also met with Akbar Behnamju, the governor of Ardabil Province of the Islamic Republic of Iran and shared information for mutual cooperation between Turkish and Iranian business people.