Established by Royal Decree in 2002, the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (also known as TCEB) is a public organization tasked with promoting and developing business events in Thailand. Since 2004, TCEB has worked toward establishing Thailand as Asia's premier business events destination, by providing flexible, service-oriented support to meeting-goers, incentives winners, convention attendees and exhibition participants.
The Association of Private Hospitals of Malaysia (APHM) was established in 1972. It is the sole association representing private hospitals in Malaysia with a current membership of 125 out of the 220 licenced private hospitals.
One of the core objectives of APHM is to develop and maintain a uniformly high standard of patient care, skills, services and professionalism in its member hospitals. APHM has been organising the APHM International Healthcare Conference and Exhibition on an annual basis in Kuala Lumpur since 1993, with tremendous support from the Healthcare Industry.
Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA)
The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) is the national voice for public healthcare in Australia. AHHA undertakes research and advocacy, provides consulting and training services and works towards a vision of an effective, innovative and sustainable health system where all Australians have equitable access to healthcare of the highest standard when and where they need it.
In October 2018, AHHA will bring together hospital and health service leaders in Brisbane, Australia for the 42nd World Hospital Congress and you are invited to join them for discussions on best practice in hospital and healthcare management and delivery of services.
While Australia is known around the world for golden beaches, amazing wildlife and beautiful scenery, it is also a land of invention and innovation. Technological innovations including the electronic pacemaker, disposable syringe, ultrasound, cochlear implant, spray on skin and cervical cancer vaccine were all developed in Australia. Likewise Australia has also pioneered health service delivery including through our famous Royal Flying Doctor Service and through fully digital hospitals. This innovation and more will be on show along with broad global discussions about the future of innovative health service delivery, integrated health care and delivering quality health services in rural and remote areas.
Indian Confederation for Healthcare Accreditation (ICHA)
The Indian Confederation for Healthcare Accreditation (ICHA) is a professionally-owned and driven not-for-profit organisation with the basic aim to strengthen India’s health system. Patient Safety is the hallmark of excellence and ICHA’s chosen path to achieve excellence.
Addressing comprehensively the complexities of health system requires a collaborative team effort of all stakeholders. ICHA is the national multi-stakeholder Confederation of National Associations/ Institutions for establishing validated excellence in healthcare in line with similar bodies in all developed countries. ICHA comprises all stakeholder groups viz. Providers, Receivers and users, Payers and funders and Educators and regulators. Today all the major national associations (41) of Medical (Clinical, Lab, Admin), Nursing, Pharmacy, Therapy, Consumers, Management and Architects are subscribers. All the constituent associations are well established and respected apex bodies.
Technology Promotion Association (Thailand-Japan), or TPA, was officially established on the 24th of January 1973 with the strong intention, co-operation, and sacrifice of the Japanese alumni and those who were trained in Japan with the ABK (the Asia Bunka Kaikan) and AOTS (the Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship) scholarships. Mr. Sommai Huntrakul, the Finance Minister at that time, was the president of the establishing committee. The establishment succeeded with the kind support of Professor Goichi Hozumi, the former president of the board of Japan-Thailand Economic Co-operation Association, of which the objective is to be the centre for promoting knowledge, disseminating and transmitting new technology to Thai personnel for the growth and advancement of the Thai economy and industry.
Thai Medical Device Technology Industry Association
THAIMED was established in 1989 by six founding members and since that time has accumulated a lot of success stories. One such is the establishment of excellent contacts with the MDCD of the Thai FDA thereby enabling THAIMED to provide assistance to members when Free Sales Certificates became a mandatory requirement for the importation of medical devices. Other successes include the lobbying of the Ministry of Finance requesting reductions in import duties and correcting the misclassifications of some medical devices which had led to importers being charged unreasonably high import duties. All of these resulted in health services being made available to the Thai people at lower cost.