Executive Director Medical Tourism - Woburn, MA

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Company Overview

World Congress offers unique conferences and events in healthcare and pharmaceutical that are unmatched by any other organizer. Through our educationally focused events, we convene CEOs and senior-level executives from all segments of the healthcare and life sciences industries to exchange ideas, discuss market trends, and explore solutions to the most pressing challenges facing a variety of roles within these organizations.  World Congress is now expanding its reach into the area of Medical Tourism and is seeking an Executive Director to build this new division.

Please note:  This is not a meeting planning (logistics focused) opportunity.  This is a market research, content-focused position.  The Executive Director will research industry trends and create agenda for B2B conferences in the area of medical tourism.

Position Description

The Executive Director will manage and launch a new portfolio of products in the area of Medical Tourism & Travel. Medical Tourism is the process of traveling, many times outside the country of residence, to receive medical care.  Medical tourism is now gaining attention from all parties involved in health care; the patients, providers, policy-makers, insurers and the media.   Today patients are demanding more transparency prior to making their decisions on where to receive care, and many times, after they have viewed the data surrounding costs and outcomes, they may not choose the nearest medical facility and instead elect to travel to receive their care.

The right candidate is entrepreneurial and will have a displayed a passion for the conference and events industry, and possesses a strong track record of producing world class events within the conference industry.

Responsibilities

  • Creating and implementing the strategic direction of the new conference division
  • Full P & L Responsibility for the Medical Tourism Portfolio
  • Conference Agenda and Content Creation
  • Assessing industry trends to build commercially viable conferences

Salary: $130K+

Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum of 3 years conference production experience
  • Superior phone research skills
  • Executive Level Writing and Communication
  • Project management skills -  excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities and meet multiple deadlines
  • Commercial understanding of the conference vertical
  • High energy and the ability to succeed amidst multiple deadlines

Benefits and Perks

All employees rate a prospective employer using their own personal set of criteria based upon what is important to them.  While we realize we cannot be "all things to all people", we strive to exceed employee's expectations and offer a wide variety of benefits, flexibility, remote work opportunities, cash and non-cash rewards and most importantly create an environment where employees are financially rewarded, feel appreciated and most importantly, respected.

We don't just offer the standards; Health, Dental, Disability, Life and 401(k) and know that our employees want, and deserve more.  Therefore, in addition to the standards, employees at World Congress are offered the opportunity to participate in Health Savings Accounts, Flexible Spending Accounts, Pre-Tax reimbursement accounts for qualified day care expenses, Student Loan Repayment program, Verizon cell phone discounts, membership to Legal Shield for legal advice, Pre-Tax Transportation reimbursement accounts, employee assistance programs, concierge dry cleaning services and in-house meals prepared for them via our Wellness Lunch program. 

Finally, we also offer a free membership in a comprehensive Wellness Program via our wellness partner, Heath 180.  This membership gives our employees access to a wellness portal where they can set health goals, monitor their progress, sign up for free flu shots, receive a full Biometric screening at no cost and much more.  

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