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Adriatic Health and Tourism Investment Forum 2017 Adriatic Health and Tourism Investment Forum 2017

American investors attracted to Croatian health tourism

By  Oct 06, 2017

The Adriatic Health and Tourism Investment Forum 2017, which is to be held from the 12th to the 13th of October at the Sheraton Hotel in Zagreb, has attracted the attention of numerous foreign entrepreneurs interested in expanding their business empires to Croatia.

Organizers of the Forum will present the current projects and existing offer of health tourism, health infrastructure, and tourist facilities and open the possibility of expanding the content by implementing medical elements in order to extend the season.

The Forum will gather local and foreign investors, developers, tour operators, agencies, medical and finance companies. Among them is a famous American investor, entrepreneur and developer Jeff Blackard who has once again expressed his interest in Croatia as a destination for his business.

Besides his business achievements, his rich career and numerous investments, Blackard is also known for his unique project called ‘’Adriatica’’.

Thrilled with Croatia and a way of life at Supetar on the island of Bra─Ź, Blackard made a replica of the whole village in the American city of McKinney in Texas trying to reproduce the look and feel of a southern Croatian village.

Apart from Blackard, Dr John Raffetto, the founder and the president of Ambassador Care from Washington, the company intended to providing services to the silver generation will also attend the forum. Raffetto is also a co-founder of the American-Adriatic Health company, in which, together with partners from Croatia, wants to position health tourism as a core business.

Among many others, the Forum partners are Croatian and regional clusters of health tourism, the Association of Croatian-American experts from the US, the Chinese Southeast European Business Association (CSEBA) and a renowned international hospital building group Total Alliance Health Partners International (TAHPI).