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China Life Sciences Market Access Roadshow 2018

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Join Department for International Trade to discuss the opportunity for UK medical technology and pharmaceutical companies to learn the latest about the Chinese life science market, including the opportunities, challenges (and mitigations), and the various routes to market.


China Context:

  • Rapidly growing economy
  • Changing demographics (wealth, lifestyles and age)
  • Increasing/healthcare disease burden
  • Strong government focus on healthcare and rapidly growing government and private spend.

Following the Prime Minister’s recent visit to China, there is a greater impetus for trade between the UK and China. In this context, and the context of recent progressive changes seen in the Chinese life science market, UK Department for International Trade is organising a series of seminars. These events will feature expert speakers on important topics for UK businesses considering exports, operations and investments with China. There will be opportunities for 1-2-1 meetings with China based, life science focused DIT staff and also a delegation of Chinese life science businesses (Week 1 only). Attendees will also receive a DIT/CBBC pack of market research reports aligned to the seminar topics.

08:30-09:00 Arrival & Registration
09:00-09:15 Welcome & Introductions
09:15-09:45 Health Environment, Regulatory, CFDA Update

Kevin Holland DIT Minister-Counsellor & Director for Life Sciences,
Health and Social Care in China, UK Embassy Beijing

09:45-10:15 China Life Science Opportunities

Simon Mellon, HM Consul, Assistant Director South China - Life
Sciences, Health and Social Care UK Consulate Guangzhou

10:15-10:45 Coffee break/Networking
10:45-11:15 IP protection in China, Graham Burnett-Hall (Lon) & Jonathan Stafford (Man)
Patent & Intellectual Property Experts, Marks and Clerk
11:15-11:45 UK company case study, Learnings from experience TBC
11:45-12:15 Begin or grow your activity in China – Support available to UK business
(Speakers from DIT, UKEF, CBBC)
12:15 Chinese Business Delegates Arrive (please see draft list of attendees attached)
12:15-13:30 Lunch/networking
13:30-15:30 Chinese company introductions & 1-2-1 business matching
15:30 Event Close