Asia presents interesting opportunities for medical device manufacturers.
Countries such as China, India, and Indonesia are rapidly expanding their healthcare infrastructure, driving the demand for medical equipment, while emerging nations such as Vietnam and Philippines hold significant potential.
Nonetheless, accessing growth in Asian markets presents its own set of challenges.
It is a diverse region with varied systems of political governance, language and economy. Navigating the complex regulatory environ- ment, complying with local requirements and being able to launch products effectively in the different markets can be difficult, particularly for small and medium-sized companies.
Therefore, understanding the market, develop- ing the right strategy and choosing the right partner is extremely important. Companies must be prepared to adopt different business models and customize their products for the Asian market. Local partners can help to overcome regulatory hurdles and set up the right distribution networks, while box-builders can help to localize manufacturing supply chains and be co-partners to innovate for the Asian market.
Meet with experts, opinion leaders. Get in- sights about the latest opportunities, trends, and strategies and share your experience and your learnings with business partners from all over the world.
Date: Tuesday September 27, 2016 13:00 – approx. 18:00
• Medical Device companies • Opinion leaders
• Start-up companies
• Scientific institutions • Media
13:00 Arrival and registration
Moderation: Danielle Giroud, World Medical Device Organization
Terence Gan, President (Europe), Singapore Economic Development Board and Alexander Hagemann, CEO, Cicor Group
13:40 Challenges all along the value chain Alexander Hagemann, CEO, Cicor Group
14:00 Why Chinese copies are good for your company ACUTRONIC Medical Systems AG, Thomas Aebischer, CEO
14:20 The more questions you ask, the more different answers you will get Ypsomed, Ulrike Bauer, Senior Vice President Marketing & Sales Delivery Systems
14:40 Podium Discussion – questions to ask when outsourcing Medical Devices ACUTRONIC Medical Systems AG, Thomas Aebischer, CEO
Ypsomed, Ulrike Bauer, Senior Vice President Marketing & Sales Delivery Systems Cicor Group, Philippe Koller, Vice President Marketing & Sales
15:10 Networking break
15:40 Market entry strategies in APAC
DKSH Management (Thailand) Limited, Medical Device & Diagnostics Healthcare, Josep Sitjes Heras, Business Development Director Asia
16:00 Turning regulatory challenges into opportunities
MD-Clinicals & WMDO, Lausanne – Beijing, Danielle Giroud, Co-Founder, CEO
16:20 Supporting the growth of medtech companies in Asia: Singapore’s strategies EDB Singapore Economic Development Board, Kelly Lai, Director
16:40 Podium Discussion – Building the right products and business models for Asia DKSH, Josep Sitjes Heras, Business Development Director Asia
EDB, Kelly Lai, Director
Ayoxxa Biosystems, Dr. Andreas Schmidt, CEO and Co-founder
17:15 Networking and drinks reception