Webinars

The following is a partial list of Webinars hosted by the U.S. Commercial Service Healthcare Team:

Entering China Via E-Commerce: 101 for the Cosmetics & Personal Care IndustriesFebruary 8, 2018

At $45 billion in sales in 2015, China’s cosmetics market is among the top five globally.  With 20% annual growth, its predicted to be the largest national market for cosmetics and personal care products by 2021.  Chinese consumers are interested in the latest trends, with hot markets including skin care, children’s and natural products.  U.S. companies seeking to enter China often start in e-commerce, given the opportunity to test the market and to build brand awareness.

Online sales of cosmetics represent over a quarter China’s market, and command a higher market share in premium and imported products.  Join the U.S. Department of Commerce for an introduction to the China cosmetics e-commerce marketplace and one of the many Chinese e-commerce platforms seeking U.S. cosmetics brands. 

Date: February 8, 2017
Time: 6 pm EST, 3 pm EST
Registration Fee: $25

For more information and to register: 
https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/event/editWebReg.do?SmartCode=8QBM

Featured Speakers:

Sheyna Horowitz, Senior Merchandising Manager, Food, Baby & Home Categories, VIPshop

A New York Stock Exchange listed company, VIPshop is one of the largest e-commerce companies in China, with over 60 million active online consumers in 2017.  Sheyna will discuss VIP’s program to partner with U.S. companies seeking to enter China. Sheyna has a long history in the retail industry, having worked in Merchandising with Target, Ross Dress for Less, the Home Depot and Amazon.

Frank Joseph, Commercial Officer, Shanghai, China

Frank has served nearly 20 years with the U.S. Department of Commerce, including 11 in China.  Based at the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai, Frank assists U.S. firms to develop strategies that navigate China’s unique business environment. In his first tenure in China from 2007 to 2011, he advised China’s largest e-commerce platform Alibaba when it first sought to source from U.S. firms.  Frank will discuss China’s e-commerce landscape and considerations for U.S. companies as they seek to enter the Chinese market.

James Bledsoe, Director, E-Commerce Innovation Center

The eCommerce Innovation Lab (EIL) is a national-level office within the U.S. Department of Commerce, under the U.S. Commercial Service, created to provide U.S. exporters with cross-border ecommerce education and materials with the goal of increasing U.S. exports. More can be found at http://export.gov  James will provide an overview of the center and the services it offers U.S. companies new to international e-commerce

For questions about this event contact:

Tracy Gerstle

International Trade Specialist
Office of Materials Industries
U.S. Department of Commerce | International Trade Administration
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW  Room 10010
Tel: 202-482-0810
Tracy.Gerstle@trade.gov

Recent and Archived Webinars:

  • Opportunities in China’s Medical Device Market – December 13, 2017
    The medical device market in China is the second largest in the world, and averages 20% growth. Join us for an overview of the market including regulatory requirements, learn how to protect your IPR when exporting to China, and hear about opportunities for exhibiting U.S. companies at the 2018 CMEF Show.
  • Success in the European Medical Device Market and Medica 2017 – October 4, 2017
    Medical device sales in the EU account for $122.5 billion (€95 billion) in yearly revenue – one-third of the global market. During this Webinar, you will hear from several experts in areas including insurance company reimbursement, logistics, and key market trends. As a bonus, you will receive information about how to make Medica, the world’s largest medical device show, a success for your company.
  • Webinar Recording - Success in the European Medical Device Market & Medica 2016 – October 2016
    Useful information on the medical device market in Europe and the Medica trade show, as prepared by our U.S. Commercial Service office in Dusseldorf, Germany.
  • Success in the European Medical Device Market and Medica 2016 – October 5, 2016
    Come prepared and listen to several experts in the areas of EU medical device regulations, insurance company reimbursement, logistics, and key market trends. Medical device sales in the EU account for $122.5 billion (€95 billion) in yearly revenue – one-third of the global market. This webinar is designed for both Medica exhibitors and non-exhibitors. Complete details on the event may be found in a pdf file here: http://bit.ly/2b5lhoO or register online at http://tinyurl.com/medicaldevicereg.
  • eHealth Week Webinar – April 18, 2016
    eHealth week (June 8-10, 2016), the largest gathering of the European eHealth community, took place in Amsterdam, featuring innovative e-health solutions, high-level government officials, industry executives, and civil society representatives from around Europe will gather in Amsterdam in June. In support of U.S. companies attending eHealth Week, the U.S. Commercial Service offered several optional programs available to you upon request, including a flat 10% discount rate on the conference registration, an exclusive invitation to a VIP Reception, one-on-one meetings with country specialists, country briefings, and much more! A webinar was held on April 18 at 8:00 am pacific/11:00 am eastern time. For more information contact Audrey Goldsmith at Audrey.Goldsmith@trade.gov.
  • Healthcare Industry Opportunities in South Eastern Europe: Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania and Serbia – April 19, 2016
    Croatia, Bulgaria, Serbia, and Romania are in the process of achieving structural reforms in healthcare. The U.S. Commercial Service held a no-cost webinar to discuss how these reforms are taking place and to help companies learn market entry strategies. For questions please contact Crystal Mills, Crystal.Mills@trade.gov, tel: (504) 589-6547.

  • Opportunities in China’s Medical Device Market – March 3, 2016
    The medical device market is one of China’s fastest growing industries, and in 2013, it surpassed Japan to become the second largest medical device market in the world. The U.S. Commercial Service provided an overview of the China medical device market focusing on product readiness, the regulatory environment, how to successfully enter the market, protecting your Intellectual Property, opportunities around the 2016 CMEF Show, and more. Any questions contact David Edmiston, David.Edmiston@trade.gov, tel: 612-348-1644.
  • Opportunities in the Asian Medical Device Markets – February 25, 2016
    Asia is a market of growing opportunity. This webinar, presented by Pacific Bridge Medical, outlined business and regulatory trends in China, Japan, India, and other Asian markets. Any questions contact Shelby Peterson, Shelby.Peterson@trade.gov, tel: 801-524-3091.
  • Healthcare Market Trends and Opportunities in Saudi Arabia & Kuwait – December 9, 2015
    The U.S. Commercial Service offices in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait held a webinar to discuss their respective healthcare markets, specifically trends and opportunities in hospital operation and management, education and training services, eHealth and Health Information Systems. Government officials and private sector experts shared their visions for the current and future direction of the healthcare sector, given that both the Saudi Arabian and Kuwaiti governments are heavily investing in this sector. The U.S. Commercial Service also shared information about a planned healthcare trade mission to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait April 23-28, 2016. For more information, contact LeeAnne Haworth, LeeAnne.Haworth@trade.gov, tel:412-644-2816.


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