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U.S. Healthcare Trade Mission to Africa Detailed Event Information For U.S. Healthcare Trade Mission to Africa
U.S. Healthcare Trade Mission to Africa -- Biotechnology, Dental Eq., Health Care Services, Laboratory Scientific Instruments, Medical Eq.
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Location/Date: Johannesburg, South Africa 10/22/2017 - 10/30/2017
Event Summary:
The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration is organizing a U.S. Healthcare Trade Mission to South Africa and Kenya scheduled for October 22-27, 2017.

The mission will help participating U.S. firms and associations/organizations gain market insights, make industry and government contacts, solidify business strategies and advance specific projects with the goal of increasing U.S. healthcare technology and service exports.

The trade mission will commence in Johannesburg, South Africa with a second stop in Nairobi, Kenya. In both locations, participants will receive market briefings from U.S. Commercial Service and industry experts, hold one-on-one business meetings, meet with South African and Kenyan government officials and organizations, and participate in networking events and industry featured tours. Through the customized meetings organized by the U.S. Commercial Service, trade mission participants will have access to top level healthcare decision makers and gain exposure they would not otherwise be able to attain on their own. The goals of the of the mission are as follows:

1. To introduce the delegates to the vibrant South African, Kenyan, and Sub-Saharan African healthcare markets

2. To help participants gain market exposure among South African, Kenyan, and Sub-Sahara African buyers

3. To match participants with business prospects for increasing U.S. exports of goods and technology to South Africa, Kenya, and Sub-Saharan Africa

4. To educate the delegates on how they can leverage government resources and programs to increase their exports

An optional add-on post mission stop will be available on October 30, 2017 for selected mission companies that seem to appropriately fit market opportunities. This additional stop would include customized appointments with pre-screened potential foreign partners in: Ethiopia, Ghana, or Mozambique for an additional fee (space limited).

This U.S. Healthcare Trade Mission is intended to include representatives from various U.S. medical/healthcare industry manufacturers, service providers, associations, and trade organizations. In addition to new-to-market companies, the mission also will assist U.S. companies already doing business in South Africa and Kenya to expand their footprint in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Target sectors holding high potential for U.S companies include:

• Medical equipment/devices

• Laboratory equipment

• Dental equipment

• Emergency equipment

• Imaging and Diagnostic equipment

• Physiotherapy and Orthopedic equipment/devices

• Healthcare information technology

• Products and technologies for other allied health sectors

Why South Africa and Kenya?

U.S. medical devices are highly regarded by the local medical community and often dominate the health landscape. Local distributors are eager to see the latest innovations that are taking hold in the U.S. The region has a growing middle class demanding better access to healthcare, which means that there is always a need for better healthcare treatment and facilities. A growing burden of disease, particularly non-communicable diseases is also an area of focus.


Contacts:
Felicity Nagel, Johannesburg
Commercial Specialist
Phone: 27 11 290 3332
Felicity.Nagel@trade.gov
Michael Waters, Atlanta
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 404-815-1596
Michael.Waters@trade.gov
Michelle Ouellette, Boston
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 617-565-4302
Michelle.Ouellette@trade.gov
Janet Mwangi, Nairobi
Commerce Specialist
Phone: 254203636725
Janet.Mwangi@trade.gov

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