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Cross-Border Business Forum

August 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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Binational Healthcare & Medical Tourism

Cali-Baja is a vibrant and thriving binational region where thousands of people cross the border every day for both work and leisure. This flow of workforce and tourists makes access to high-quality health care on both sides of the border vital to our regional economy.

In addition to accessing healthcare services where you live or work, some are seeking out physicians or procedures specifically in Baja. In fact, more than one million Americans cross the border to Baja California every year for healthcare.  What draws them there?  Some lack suitable insurance to cover their needs in the U.S., some have insurance that covers the cost of treatment in Mexico, some make the trip for reasons related to culture and language, some seek state-of-the-art technology only available in Mexico, and some go simply because the quality of care you receive for the price justifies a day in Tijuana.

Our August 2nd forum will focus on the topic of binational healthcare and medical tourism and aim to answer a few key questions:

  • What programs and partnerships are in place to provide healthcare to our binational population?
  • What are the trends in medical tourism, how is it developing?
  • What is the future of binational healthcare and what role does / can the government play in its development?

About the Cross-Border Business Forums

With a $230 billion economy, the Cali-Baja Mega-Region represents a tremendous growth opportunity for all industries, including manufacturing, biotech, agriculture, clean tech, and more. Through the Cross-Border Business Forums, the Chamber provides business leaders the essential knowledge and resources needed to thrive within the binational marketplace.

Meetings are held quarterly, and alternate between the San Diego Regional Chamber office and the Club de Empresarios in Tijuana.

Registration is open to Chamber members and those considering membership. If you are not yet a Chamber member, please contact Member Relations Manager, Courtney Gant at or (619) 544-1392, to discuss membership opportunities or to register as a guest.

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Event Details

Date: August 2, 2017
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am


San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce (Boardroom)
402 W. Broadway, Ste. 1000
San Diego, CA 92101
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Parking Information:
Metered parking or pay lots are recommended. Unfortunately, we cannot validate parking.

Contact Details:
Courtney Gant
Phone: 619-544-1392



Thank You to our Sponsors

Title Sponsor:

SIMNSA is a U.S. licensed health care provider and the largest private health care delivery system in Baja California.  With more than 400 participating physicians covering all specialties of medicine they provide services to over 100,000 individuals, mostly employees of U.S. based companies and many with a home and family in Baja California.

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August 2, 2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Courtney Gant


San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce Boardroom
402 West Broadway, Suite 1000
San Diego, 92101 United States
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