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News for: October 2015

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Event Highlight

Arab Health Webinar!

Join the US Commercial Service for a webinar that will help you identify and understand opportunities available to you at Arab Health 2016.  US Commercial Service Senior Commercial Officers from the Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia will provide a market briefing of the healthcare technologies sector in their respective regions.  Representatives from Kallman Worldwide and Sherago International will provide critical details on the Arab Health and MEDLAB show.   Join this webinar to gain insights on how to take advantage of this trade show! 

  • When:                  Tuesday, November 3, 2015
  • Time:                    11:00AM Eastern/8:00AM Pacific
  • Where:                Your computer!
  • Cost:                      $25

Registration:      http://1.usa.gov/1PZBBmz

Trade Events

Health 2.0

Health 2.0 Conferences are the leading showcases of cutting-edge innovation transforming the health care system worldwide. Health 2.0 covers the cloud, web, mobile, and platforms technology revolution that is innovating every sector of health care.  Meet US Commercial Service healthcare specialists from select European markets and learn about global opportunities

Exporters receive a discounted rate of 30% for Standard Admission.  

  • When: October 4-7, 2015
  • Where: Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA
  • Cost: 30% Discount Available!
  • More information:  Jetta DeNend at Jetta.DeNend@trade.gov 

BioJapan 2015 World Business Forum

Japan’s premier bio trade event, BioJapan 2015 will be held in Japan in October.  BioJapan is organized by “all-Japan” associations and entities such as Japan Bioindustry Association (JBA) and Japan Health Sciences Foundation, Forum for Innovative Regenerative Medicine.  CS Japan works closely with JBA and BioJapan to provide partnering services. Pre-registration of this service now opens, and the organizer expects over 8,000 partnering meetings this year with global and domestic key bio-industry players ranging from drug and drug discovery, chemicals, cosmetics and finance.  CS Japan will also maintain a business information booth to support U.S. exhibitors/visitors on site as well as promote CS services and other team events.  

  • When: October 14-16, 2015
  • Where: Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Exhibitor Application:  Booth space is almost sold out with just few booths left. If interested, please contact the organizer from the link provided below.
  • Partnering Registration Fee: JPY60,000 (incl. tax) per account (entity) – can register as a visitor too.
  • Registration Fee: JPY 60,000 (incl. tax) per registered entity. Booth costs (before 8% VAT): Trial booth for first timer – JPY190,000; University & TLO only – JPY100,000
  • For more information: http://www.icsexpo.jp/biojapan/
  • For registration information: http://ymlp.com/zGZorR; https://biojapan2015.icsbizmatch.jp/en/Registration

For questions, please contact Chris Ono (chris.ono@trade.gov)

9th Sino-U.S. Symposium on Medicine: Big Data in Healthcare

Stanford Medicine is honored to host the 9th Sino-U.S. Symposium on Medicine in the 21st Century, an event that brings together leaders in government, health care, and academia from the U.S. and China to spark collaborations and share insights regarding opportunities and challenges in biomedicine today. Exchange ideas and share insights about how best to use large-scale computing and data analysis to improve human health, with a focus on developing the partnerships and collaborations needed to put these ideas to work.

  • When: October 15-16, 2015
  • Where: Stanford, California
  •  Registration Fee: $295.
  • For more information: http://stan.md/1JRLlNY

Catalog Fair Partner Search at the Effective Hospital 2015 Conference

Effective hospital Conference is an annual event which attracts over 500 participants ranging from hospital directors, medical universities, key state institutions representatives and insurance companies to distributors. In 2015, the conference will celebrate its tenth edition. It will take place on November 24 – 25, 2015 at the Clarion Congress Hotel in Prague, Czech Republic. U.S. Commercial Service has been working with the conference organizer for several years. In 2015, we are launching a catalog fair partner search project at the conference for the first time. By participating in a catalogue fair the U.S. companies will receive: * Pre-conference outreach to Czech distributors. * Product information display at the Conference. * On-line promotion on U.S. Commercial Service web pages. * Results report from the outreach and conference collecting feedback on the product and potential partnership opportunities. * Post-show follow-up and market information.

  • When: November 15, 2015
  • Where: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Application deadline: October 19, 2015
  • Cost: $200 USD

For more information visit: http://1.usa.gov/1UEDgiB

CEO Program for U.S. Companies at MEDICA 2015

MEDICA 2015 is the largest and most prestigious medical technology show in the world, with over 5,500 exhibitors (incl. the Compamed/medical manufacturing segment), and over 132,000 international visitors in 19 halls on the Dusseldorf fairgrounds.  The U.S. Commercial Service's Corporate Executive Office (CEO) Program provides a unique way for U.S. firms to optimize their participation in this show.  Showcase your products and services to over 132,000 "trade only" visitors from 110 countries; meet the potential partners, agents, distributors and buyers; and close business deals without the expense of an exhibition booth.

·         When:  November 16-19, 2015 (Monday – Thursday)
·         Where:  Dusseldorf, Germany
·         Application deadline:  August 17, 2015 (unless sold out sooner)
·         Cost: $6,000  

For more information, contact: Sandra Campbell (Tampa Bay) Sandra.Campbell@trade.gov; Cindy Ma (Oakland) Cindy.Ma@trade.gov or Anette Salama (Dusseldorf/Germany) Anette.Salama@trade.gov or visit:  http://go.usa.gov/h8Wz

2015 Taiwan International Medical Exhibition & Conference on Gerontology & Geriatric Care

The show attracts decision makers from hospitals, nursing homes care homes as well government and associations for the care and wellbeing of older people, and companies which have products that serve the needs of the elderly. Taiwan faces a tremendous demographic change. The 65+ generation will increase from 11.5% to 20.0% by 2025. Therefore the Demand in Taiwan for Senior Aid and Lifestyle products grows rapidly.

·       When: Nov 26-28, 2015
·       Where: Kaohsiung Exhibition Center, Taiwan
·       Space Application, Visitors Pre-Registration, Cost: Contact CS Kaohsiung - Daphne Fan for details (Daphne.Fan@trade.gov)

For more information, visit: http://www.geriatriccareasia.com/

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Trade Missions

Healthcare Technology & Hospital Information Services Trade Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait

 The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA), with support from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and organizers of the Saudi-American Healthcare Forum (SAHF) is organizing a Healthcare Technology & Hospital Information Services Trade Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait from April 23 – 28, 2016. The mission is timed to take place during the Saudi-American Healthcare Forum (SAHF), an exclusive event dedicated to building new relationships, fostering existing partnerships, and exchanging best practices between the United States and the Middle East. The purpose of the mission is to introduce U.S. firms to the rapidly expanding healthcare sectors in these two countries and to assist U.S. companies in pursuing opportunities in this sector.

  • When: April 23-28, 2016
  • Where: Riyadh and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Application deadline: The application deadline for this mission will be Friday, February 12, 2015. Applications received after the February 12th deadline will be considered as time and space permits.
  • Cost: $3,740 for small firms or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), $4,470 for large companies, and $750 for each additional representative.

 For more information, contact:  LeeAnne Haworth, 412-644-2816, LeeAnne.Haworth@trade.gov

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Trade Leads

Vietnam: Ambulance cars and IT solutions for the Emergency Medical Service

Slovakia: Health IT tender coming early October for patients electronic ID cards

To respond to these trade leads, please contact your local trade specialist.

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Country Spotlight: Turkey

Turkey has a population of 81 million people and is a growing market for medical technologies and healthcare services. The Ministry of Health (MOH) is the largest provider of healthcare and the only public provider of preventive services in Turkey. At a national level, MOH is responsible for the country’s health policy and health services. In fiscal year (FY) 2014, TL 18.6 Billion (approximately $9 billion) was allocated to the Ministry’s budget, which is an increase of 10% in TL terms compared to FY 2013. Turkish medical equipment market is approximately $3 billion and has been growing at the rate of 5-10% every year since 2002. 90% of the products used are imported. Turkey and region will continue to be an attractive market for advanced and innovative American products,

Read more about Turkey and 66 other country spotlights in our 2015 Healthcare Technology Resource Guide.

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