Discover Global Markets:  Healthcare/Life Sciences
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Keynote Speakers

 

Omar Ishrak
CEO, Medtronic

Congressman Erik Paulsen

U.S. House of Representatives

Bruce H. Andrews

Deputy Secretary of Commerce

Tom Foley

Tom Foley
Principal, Deloitte Consulting

 

Diane M. Willkens

President & CEO, Development Finance International, Inc.

Stephen Hull
Principal, Hull & Associates

 

Agenda

Four Conference Tracks “Vital” to Developing and Implementing Your International Business Strategy

       

Track A:

Track B:

Track C:

Track D:

Health technology specialists from U.S. embassies and consulates around the world will highlight industry opportunities in their respective markets and answer your questions about export potential in the industry.

Health technology specialists from U.S. embassies and consulates in Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa, and Saudi Arabia will talk about their markets and answer your questions.

International Regulations, Directives, & Standards—Learn about health technology regulations in specific markets, the change of directives in the European Union, and the global harmonization standards that impact your global business.

Connected Health & Finance in the Global Marketplace—Discover the growing opportunities in health IT, telemedicine, and mHealth, as well as resources to help your financial growth.

*One-on-One Consultations

Additionally, one-on-one consultations will run concurrently, each 20 minutes long, with the Breakout sessions. Please refer to your individual appointment schedule.

*PDF Presentations

Hyperlinked names below link to a PDF of the presentation they presented at our Discover Global Markets event.

Sunday, November 16

   

4:30–6:00 pm

Pre-Registration

Denmark Commons

   

6:00–8:00 pm

Pre-Conference Reception

FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar (Lobby Level)

Monday, November 17

   

7:30–8:15 am

Conference Registration and Continental Breakfast

   

8:15–8:45 am

Opening & Welcome

Thomas McGinty, Director, U.S. Field Operations, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

Congressman Erik Paulsen, U.S. House of Representatives

Senator Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Senate – (Pre-Recorded Video)

8:45–10:10 am

Opening Plenary Markets of Opportunity

Moderator: Americo “Mack” Tadeu, Deputy Director, Advocacy Center, U.S. Department of Commerce

Jeanette Bankes, Vice President-Global Clinical Research, Boston Scientific

Tom Foley, Principal, Deloitte Consulting

Chad Peel, Optum VP of Global Population Health Solutions

Diane M. Willkens, President & CEO, Development Finance International, Inc.

10:10-10:25 am

Coffee Break

Following the plenary and break, choose from four tracks based on your interests. Additionally, one-on-one consultations with our overseas specialists will run concurrently to these sessions (please refer to your individual appointment schedule).

10:25-11:25 am

Breakout Sessions / One-on-One Consultations*

Canada & Mexico

Paul Hansen, Trade Commissioner, Consulate General of Canada in Minneapolis

Alicia Herrera, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy, Mexico City, Mexico

Connie Irrera, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Consulate General, Montreal, Canada

Brazil

Jefferson Oliveira, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Consulate General, Sao Paulo, Brazil

In Vitro Diagnostics

Robert Di Tullio, Owner, Di Tullio Consulting

Protecting Your IPR and Contracts in the Global Marketplace

Steve Dickinson, Shareholder, Fredrickson & Byron, P.A

Jeffrey R. Stone, Shareholder and Patent Attorney, Winthrop & Weinstine

   

11:35–12:35 pm

Breakout Sessions / One-on-One Consultations

   

Colombia & Argentina

Paola Lugari, Commerce Specialist, U.S. Embassy, Bogota, D.C., Colombia

Liliana Paz, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy, Buenos Aires, Argentina

China

Angela Han, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Consulate General, Guangzhou, China

Robert M. Oberlies, Officer, Fredrickson & Byron, P.A.

Bill Sanders, Trade Advisor, Braumiller Consulting Group, LLC

Can the U.S. and EU Find Points of Agreement

Jack Black, Business Development Manager, DLS Electronic Systems, Inc

Bryan O’Byrne, TANC, Export and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce

Electronic Records in the Global Marketplace

Moderator: Matthew Hein, Industry & Analysis

Michelle Dougherty, American Health Information Management Association

Tom Foley, Principal, Deloitte Consulting

Cortney Nicolato, CPHIT, Vice President of Marketing & Strategy, Get Real Health

12:45–2:20 pm

Luncheon & Keynote Address

Introduction: Sandra Renner, CEO, FasTrack Global Expansion Solutions Inc., and Chair, Minnesota District Export Council

1:20-2:20 pm

Keynote Address: The Role of Technology in Global Medicine

Bruce H. Andrews, Deputy Secretary of Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce

Following the lunch and keynote address, choose from four tracks based on your interests. Additionally, one-on-one consultations with our overseas specialists will run concurrently to these sessions (please refer to your individual appointment schedule).

2:30-3:30 pm

Breakout Sessions / One-on-One Consultations*

   

Japan

Stephen Anderson, Commercial Attaché, U.S. Embassy, Tokyo, Japan

Sarah Walbert, Minnesota Trade Office

Russia

Miguel Hernandez, Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy, Moscow, Russia

Christos Linardakis, Senior Counsel, Braumiller Law Group, PLLC

Trade Agreement Developments: Relevance of Trade Agreements to the Med Tech Industry

Dr. Trevor Gunn, Managing Director, International Relations, Medtronic

Bryan O’ Byrne, TANC, Export & Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce

Brian Woodward, TANC, Export & Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce

Interoperability in the Healthcare Ecosystem

Laura Elan, Program Manager and Global Service Line Leader, UL LLC

   

3:30–4:00 pm

Refreshment Break & Exhibition

4:00-5:00 pm

Breakout Sessions / One-on-One Consultations*

Vietnam &Thailand

Dean Matlack, Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy, Bangkok, Thailand

Melissa McInnis, Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

India

Moderator: Olga Ford, Commercial Officer, U.S. Commercial Service, Northern Virginia, United States

Amy Hariani, Director and Legal Policy Counsel, U.S.-India Business Council

Sathya Prabha, Commercial Specialist, Hyderabad, India

Abby Pratt, Vice President, Global Strategy & Analysis, AdvaMed

CE Marking: Issues to Consider Before Starting Compliance

John Cadwalader, COO, Worldwide Innovations & Technologies, Inc.

Yvonne Halpaus, Owner, QNET LLC

     

5:00 pm

End of Meeting Day 1

   

5:00-7:30 pm

Networking Reception

Tuesday, November 18

   

7:30–8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

   

8:30–9:00 am

Opening Comments
Shaye Mandle, President & CEO, LifeScience Alley

   

9:00–9:45 am

Plenary Session: Global Reimbursements
Stephen Hull, Principal, Hull & Associates

   

9:45-10:00 am

Break

10:00-10:55 am

Breakout Sessions / One-on-One Consultations*

EU, Greece and the Nordic Region

Betty Alexandropoulou, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy, Athens, Greece

Britt Hestenes, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy Oslo, Norway

Saudi Arabia & Turkey

Erik Hunt, Deputy Counsellor and Commercial Attaché, U.S. Embassy, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ebru Olcay, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy, Istanbul, Turkey

Mohammed “Shuja” Shujauddin, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Consulate General, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

International Operations 101

Theresa Holl, Sales Manager, Radius

Financing Opportunities in the Developing World

David Fulton, Head, USA and Canada, IFC

Heather Lanigan, Country Manager – Middle East, North Africa, Europe & Eurasia, U.S. Trade & Development Agency

Michele Shuey, Principal Investment Officer, IFC

     

11:05–12:00 pm

Breakout Sessions / One-on-One Consultations

   

South Korea & Australia

Yoon Shil Chay, Sr. Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy, Seoul, South Korea

Paul Katzfey, VP of Sales and Marketing, Brownmed

Monique Roos, Commercial Specialist, Sydney, Australia

South Africa, Kenya, & Nigeria

Elizabeth Bachini, Senior Manager, Development Finance International Inc.

Chamberlain Eke, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Consulate General, Lagos, Nigeria

Humphrey Lilech, Senior Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy, Nairobi, Kenya

Felicity Nagel, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Consulate General, Johannesburg, South Africa

Supplements and Cosmetics: Regulations and Claims in the Global Marketplace

Moderator: Marie Geiger, Team Leader, EU Standards & Regulatory Division, Department of Commerce

Andy Baechler, Chairman and CEO, Eniya

Monica Feldman, Global Head of Consumer Health, EuroMonitor

Glenda Williams, Director of International Regulatory Affairs, Personal Care Council

International Financial Strategy

Dennis Griffin, Director, Minnesota Region Office, Export-Import Bank

John Novak, Vice President/Manager International Services, Bremer Bank NA

Carlos Sosa, Regional Trade Finance Manager, Small Business Administration

   

12:00–1:30 pm

Lunch Served

Introduction: Judy Rising Reinke, Deputy Director General of the U.S. Commercial Service, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

12:30–1:30 pm

Keynote Address: Activating your International Markets
Omar Ishrak, Chairman & CEO, Medtronic

1:30 pm

Presentation Concludes

1:30 pm–5:00 pm

One-on-One Consultations

   


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