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Discover Global Markets: Healthcare Connections

September 13-15 | Seattle (Bellevue), WA

Join the U.S. Commercial Service for an international business conference designed to connect U.S. businesses to global healthcare opportunities!

  • Pre-schedule one-on-one meetings with U.S. Commercial Diplomats from over 20 countries worldwide for customized market insight
  • Meet more than 20 international buyers
  • Network with trade experts, industry pros and fellow exporters
  • Participate in dynamic panel sessions 

Register now! http://2016.export.gov/discoverglobalmarkets/healthcareconnections/index.asp

Questions? Contact Tembi Secrist

Trade Events

Webinar - Doing Business with the United National Development Programme (UNDP) 

Thursday, August 4, 2016, 2:00-3:00 pm EST

Free Webinar, but registration is Required: Please visit  http://1.usa.gov/1Ubs9Oe

 Mr. Dominic Grace, Director, Office of Sourcing and Operations at UNDP, will present an overview of UNDP procurement opportunities.  One of the largest procurers in the UN System, UNDP spends about $2 billion annually on development activities in 177 countries around the world.  Mr. Grace will review UNDP’s mandates and explain how they impact the programme’s buying needs.

 Both webinars will include a short introduction to United Nations Global Marketplace (UNGM www.ungm.org), the UN’s central portal for vendor registration and procurement notices.

Webinar - Business Opportunities in the Pacific Rim

Join the U.S. Commercial Service for a series of five complimentary webinars focusing on business opportunities in leading and emerging Pacific Rim markets that are included in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). 

The webinars will focus on the 11 TPP countries and will cover:

  • The top sectors for U.S. exports and the associated tariff reductions under TPP
  • Additional new market access benefits for U.S. manufacturers and service providers
  • Current investment and business climate

Series Schedule:

    Webinar - Health IT Market Trends and Opportunities in Brazil

    The US Commercial Service at the US Consulate in Sao Paulo Brazil will hold a Webinar on Health IT Market Trends and Opportunities in Brazil.  Some of Brazil’s leading hospital executives and thought leaders will share their vision of the future of the health care sector and how health IT will transform the sector. 

    • When: August 16, 2016 1:00-2:30PM EST
    • Where: At your desk!
    • Cost: US$35  
    • More Information: Click here

     Register Now!

    Trade Fair - World of Beauty and Spa Prague, Czech Republic, Opportunity

    U.S. Commercial Service offer U.S. cosmetics manufacturers an opportunity to find partners in the Czech Republic through programs around the World of Beauty and Spa Fair (WOBS) Prague on September 9-10, 2016. WOBS is a key cosmetics trade in the Czech Republic attracting over 16,000 visitors. U.S. Commercial service helps promote and arrange meetings with potential partners for U.S. companies looking for business at the Czech market as well as companies already having their partner by offering them a pavilion space or by highlighting brands participating in the U.S. Beauty Brands Club.

    • When:  September 9-10, 2016
    • Where: Prague, Czech Republic
    • Application Deadline: Pavilion space and matchmaking meetings deadline is June 30. Catalog fair option deadline is July 27, 2016.
    • Cost: Pavilion space and matchmaking meetings cost is $1,400. Catalog fair cost is $200 ($25 for any extra brand)

    For more information, visit: http://export.gov/czechrepublic/forms/wobs/index.asp

    Conference - Join the US Department of Commerce at the 10th Annual Health 2.0 Conference in Silicon Valley

     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 international markets and learn about global opportunities.

    Companies and partners working with the US Department of Commerce receive a discounted rate ($1,350) using this code USCOMM for Standard Admission.  Register here. Start-ups get a special rate ($599) using our code USCOMMSU.  Start-up registration.  

    Webinar - The European Medical Device Market & MEDICA 2016

    Learn more about the European medical device market, and how to make your time at the world’s largest medical technology event MEDICA as productive as possible. We will discuss European medical device regulations, provide a general overview of the market, address logistics issues, and discuss the specifics of MEDICA for first-time attendees, experienced attendees, and companies interested in the event for future years.

    • When: October 5, 2016 / 12.00 pm U.S. Eastern Time
    • Who should attend: All U.S. exporters interested in the European medical device market; current and future MEDICA exhibitors.
    • Cost: Free

    To registerClick Here 

    Trade Fair - Join the U.S. Delegation at HealthAchieve 2016, Canada’s signature medical conference and exhibition for over 90 years.

     Attendance at HealthAchieve 2016 is a unique opportunity to meet key Canadian healthcare focused businesses, as well as federal and provincial government contacts. With over 6,000 specialists, 300 organizations and 200 world renowned speakers, the latest innovations and technologies in the Canadian medical device and health IT industries will be presented.  U.S. participants will benefit from complimentary show floor access, presentations on Canada’s healthcare procurement and regulatory requirements and targeted one-on-one appointments.  

    • When: November 6th-9th, 2016
    • Where: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    • Application deadline: The application deadline will be Wednesday August 31st, 2016
    • Cost: $1,500 for up to two participants

     For more information: Click here  

    Trade Fair - CEO Program for U.S. Companies at MEDICA 2016

    MEDICA 2016 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 14-17, 2016 (Monday – Thursday)
    ·         Where:  Dusseldorf, Germany
    ·         Application deadline:  August 12, 2016 (unless sold out sooner)
    ·         Cost: $6,000  

    For more information, contact: Cindy Ma (Oakland); Leandro Solorzano (Fort Lauderdale) or Anette Salama (Dusseldorf/Germany) or visit here.

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    Trade Missions

    Trade Mission

    Join a World Class Cadre of U.S. Health IT Executives at the 3rd Annual Health IT Trade Mission to Brazil!

    The US Commercial Service at the US Consulate in Sao Paulo Brazil is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Health IT Trade Mission to Brazil September 26-30. This high impact business focused mission will enable U.S. companies to build their businesses in one of the world’s largest health care markets.

    Read what past participating executives are saying about this program: http://export.gov/brazil/industryhighlights/healthit/eg_br_101346.asp

    • When: September 26-30, 2016
    • Where: Sao Paulo and Recife, Brazil
    • Trade Mission info: Click here 


    Business Development Mission to China

    The U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews, in cooperation with the U.S. Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services Mary Wakefield, will lead this trade mission, which seeks to provide U.S. firms and trade associations with access to Chinese Health Officials and the Chinese healthcare market while also assisting U.S. companies in the creation of business partnerships and export opportunities. It will include senior representatives from various U.S. firms and trade associations that provide high-end, innovative medical devices, healthcare IT equipment, pharmaceuticals, healthcare services, hospital and senior care management solutions, and medical education or 

    • When: October 16-21, 2016
    • Where: Beijing and Chongqing, China
    • Application deadline: The application deadline for this mission will be Friday, July 15, 2016. Applications received after the deadline will be considered as time and space permits.
    • Cost: $13,500 for large firms, $10,500 for a small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), $3,500 each additional firm representative (large firm or SME)

     For more information, visit:  http://export.gov/china/healthcaretrademission/

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    Trade Leads

    Mauritius:  Tenders for - ENT hospital, anesthetic drugs, pediatric formulations, anti-infective injections

    New Zealand: Operating Room theater tables

    Philippines: Intravenous Bags

    Philippines: Partner for medical diagnostics company to open in drug and grocery stores

    El Salvador: Body bags

    Libya: Vascular grafts, fogarty catheters, vascular patches, various drugs, liner stapler

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

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    Country Spotlight: South Africa

    South Africa

    Healthcare in South Africa is divided into two categories—the public and private sector. The public sector focuses mostly on basic primary healthcare, whereas highly specialized, high tech health services are found in the private sector.

     Around 11 percent of the government’s total budget is spent on public health, which is allocated and spent by the nine provinces. Quality and standards of these services varies from province to province.

    South Africa burden of disease is considerable. National priority is given to programs for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and increasingly, non-communicable and lifestyle diseases such as diabetes and coronary disease. The Health Department has also singled out the improvement of maternal health. 

    The private sector, which spends roughly the same amount as the public sector—± USD 1.4 billion on about 17 percent of the population, is run largely on commercial lines and caters to middle and high income earners who are generally members of a medical insurance. Most health professionals in South Africa are found in the private sector. This sector boasts high quality facilities and state-of-the-art equipment.

    Read more about South Africa and 75 other country spotlights in our 2016 Healthcare Technology Resource Guide.

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