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News for: December 2016

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Trade Fair - SHOWTIME at Arab Health 2017

The U.S. Commercial Service, in cooperation with Kallman Worldwide, is pleased to announce that we will also be offering our SHOWTIME complimentary service at Arab Health 2017. This will be an opportunity for participating U.S. companies to meet one-on-one with our Embassy Industry Commercial Experts and Commercial Diplomats to discuss the particular markets in the MEA region that they represent. Our staff will work with you to consider your market entry/expansion strategy as well as to see what support and/or services we might be able to offer you to help you achieve your goals and objectives in the market.

Markets represented by our Embassy Industry Commercial Experts and Commercial Diplomats:

  • Ethiopia                          
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Pakistan

SHOWTIME at Arab Health 2017

If you have any questions, please contact SHOWTIME lead William Toerpe at

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Webinar- Opportunities in China’s Medical Device Market

The medical device market is one of China’s fastest growing industry sectors.  In fact, within the last decade, it had an average growth rate of 20%, and in 2013, it surpassed Japan to become the second largest medical device market in the world.  In 2014, the market scale of the medical device market reached around RMB256 billion (roughly USD43 billion), an increase of 21% when compared to 2013, with more than 76 percent of market demand coming from hospitals. With a growing aging population and increasing health awareness, there is a great potential for the medical device industry in China. 

Webinar Topics:

  • An overview of The China Medical Device Market (Latest research here)
  • Is your product ready for the China Market? Hear an overview of the current regulatory requirements that must be met to successfully enter the China market.
  • How to protect your IPR when exporting medical devices to China
  • The 2017 CMEF Show and opportunities for U.S. Companies

 Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Time: 8:00pm – 9:00pm (Eastern)
Cost: $35
Registration: Click Here
Questions: (612) 348-1644 or (727) 893-3738

International Patient Day: Saving Lives Through American Innovation

In March 2017, several U.S. Commercial Service offices around the globe will host International Patient Day programs, where foreign government regulators and high level officials will see the personal impact U.S. medical technology has on their local population. International Patient Day seeks to build the human connection through sharing personal stories of how U.S. technology is improving lives in their country.  

  • When:  March 2017
  • Where:  Various countries around the globe.

Program:  Each country’s program will feature presentations from local doctors and patients who will talk about how US technologies have improved their lives. A networking reception where regulators can speak with US healthcare technology firms will follow these presentations.
Marketing Partnership OpportunityInternational Patient Day will provide marketing partners with valuable exposure to and engagement with foreign government regulators and
other critical decision makers. Marketing partners will be responsible for:

  • Locating a doctor or patient in the target country who uses your company’s technology and would be willing to speak at the International Patient Day. 
  •  Attending the local International Patient Day to discuss new technology or answer questions.

For more information on the marketing partnership opportunity, please contact Melissa Grosso at or 860-638-6955.

Trade Fair - conhIT

U.S. Commercial Service Germany, Messe Berlin and the German Association of Health IT Vendors (bvitg) are organizing a USA Pavilion for U.S. companies at the conhIT 2017, in Berlin, April 25-27.

 As the trendsetter for HealthIT in Germany and Europe, conhIT is Europe’s leading event for eHealth and in its 10th year. The opening ceremony, complementary conference program and on-the-floor workshops offer excellent networking and sales opportunities with German government officials and industry leadership for U.S. Health IT exporters.

conhIT statistics: 9,000+  international trade visitors (78% DECISION MAKERS, 40% from HOSPITALS), 450+ exhibitors from Health IT, total display area of more than 160,000 sq. ft. (15.000 sq.m.)

  • When: April 25-27, 2017
  • Where: Berlin, Germany
  • Application deadline: The application deadline for the USA Pavilion is February 10, 2017. Applications received after the deadline will be considered as time and space permits.
  • Cost: from $1,000 for a shared Counter Slot with 2 chairs, or $2,500 for your own open floor space.
  • Learn more/register:

For more information, visit: or contact: Anette Salama,; or Ursula Baumann,

Trade Fair - China International Medical Equipment Fair (CMEF) and the CORPORATE EXECUTIVE OFFICE (CEO) PROGRAM

The CEO is a specific area on the trade show floor located within the USA Pavilion that is subdivided into meeting space (with tables and chairs, one set per each U.S. company), business center (internet access, small desk, etc.) and small lounge/seating area. The program is an alternative to the traditional trade show booth and offers a unique, cost-effective way for companies to participate in the largest medical equipment exhibition in Asia. Through participation companies will receive:

-- Semi-private meeting space in CEO pavilion (part of overall U.S.A. Pavilion). Space will include table, 4-chairs and complimentary internet access
-- Shared office center with receptionist and hospitality service
-- Pre-show promotion across China
-- On-site assistant to help navigate CMEF experience
-- Travel/Logistics guidance

  • When: May 15-18, 2017
  • Where: Shanghai, China
  • Application deadline: Rolling until filled
  • Cost: $4,250

Questions/Registration: (612) 348-1644 or (727) 893-3738

Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC)   

The pre-eminent Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC) series is recognized as a vital cornerstone for all constituents of the healthcare and biotechnology community and considered an exceptional forum for the exchange of information about the latest advances and topics in technology, clinical implementation, research, and the regulatory and reimbursement sectors. Learn first-hand from the experts in precision medicine: recognized leaders and innovators, top researchers, medical professionals, and more, catalyzing cross-functional fertilization and collaboration. PMWC is co-hosted by Stanford Health Care, UCSF, Intermountain Healthcare,  Duke Health, and Duke University and covers all facets of Precision Medicine including current hot topics like immunotherapy, the Precision Medicine Initiative (All of US), liquid biopsy, the human microbiome, big data, and cancer & companion diagnostics.

  • When: January 22-25, 2017
  • Where: Mountain View, California
  • Cost: $1,300 by December 6; $2,500 by January 22

For more information and to register, please visit: PMWC2017 Silicon Valley

Trade Fair - CEO Program for U.S. Companies at MEDICA 2017

MEDICA 2017 is the largest and most prestigious medical technology show in the world, with over 5,000 exhibitors (including the Compamed/medical manufacturing segment), and over 127,000 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 "trade only" visitors from 135 countries; meet the potential partners, agents, distributors and buyers; and close business deals without the expense of an exhibition booth.

  • When:  November 13-16, 2017 (Monday – Thursday)
  • Where:  Dusseldorf, Germany
  • Application deadline:  August 14, 2017 (unless sold out sooner)
  • Cost: $6,200 regular space or $7,200 for premium space

For more information, contact:  Leandro Solorzano (Fort Lauderdale) or Anette Salama (Dusseldorf/Germany).

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Trade Missions

2017 Trade Mission and Business Development Conference to Central America/Central America Webinar Series

 The U.S. Commercial Service is organizing a Trade Mission to Central America, in conjunction with the Trade Americas – Opportunities in Central America Business Development Conference on March 26-31, 2017.  The Mission has been approved and posted in the Federal Register.  The mission is open to U.S. companies from a cross-section of industries but is strongly focused on companies representing Central America’s lead industries for U.S. exports and investment . 

Central America Webinar Series                 

The U.S. Commercial Service will be organizing a webinar series highlighting business opportunities in each Central American country, scheduled from December 14 through  February 1. Each webinar will provide a market overview and highlight one export topic that will help to advance U.S. exports to the Central America region

To learn more and to registervisit here

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U.S. Supplier Directory in El Salvador

The U.S. Commercial Service El Salvador is offering U.S. exporters the opportunity to gain valuable market insights and potential business leads from El Salvador by participating in the U.S. Supplier Directory 2017, which will be launched during the U.S. EXPO & Conference in March 2017. In addition, U.S. exporters can have virtual meetings with potential business partners.  

  • When: March 2017
  • Where:  El Salvador
  • Application deadline: February 3, 2017
  • Cost: $300 (Directory ONLY), $500 (Directory + virtual meetings)

For more information, please contact:

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New Export Resources

Our New Exporting Video Series Can Help Small Businesses Do Big Things.

Each year, U.S. companies export well over two trillion dollars of goods and services. If you want your business to get in on the action, it’s important to figure out the best way to expand to new markets. The U.S. Commercial Service is launching a new Exporting Basics video series covering six critical topics to help companies succeed internationally. The first two topics can be viewed here:

Additional exporting resources can be found here.

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China City & Industry Report: A Guide for U.S. Exporters

China's emerging markets account for more than 50 percent of China's U.S. imports. Our recently released "2017 China City and Industry Report" looks closely at 19 of China's commercially important cities and 16 of its best prospect industries for U.S. exporters, including Medical Devices. Access the report here to gain valuable market knowledge as you consider entering or expanding your China business.

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Did You Know...?

You Might Qualify for a President's "E-Award" for Excellence in Exporting!

The President’s “E” Award was initiated by Executive Order of President John F. Kennedy in 1961 and has been presented annually ever since. The President's “E” Award affords suitable recognition to persons, firms, or organizations which contribute significantly in the effort to increase U.S. exports. There are two types of “E” Awards.

·       The President's “E” Award for Exports is awarded to a firm or organization that has made significant contributions to the increase of American exports.

·       The President's “E” Award for Export Service is awarded to organizations that may or may not export directly, but which assist or facilitate export activities.

Winners of the “E” Award are authorized to fly the blue and white banner, to display the accompanying certificate of commendation which is signed by the Secretary of Commerce in the name and by the authority of the President, to wear and issue to employees an “E” lapel pin, and to refer to the award in their advertising.

Applications will be accepted between November 1st, 2016 and January 20th, 2017. 

To register for the call please contact

For more information on this award please

Find more trade resources here.

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