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Health Care Fair to Display the Latest Medical Technology
Fair Spotlights Hong Kong's Emergence as Asia's Health Care Hub

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Highlights of the 2nd Hong Kong International Medical and Health Care Fair, which opens next week, were featured at a press briefing today. A number of the organisers and exhibitors were on hand to talk to the media, including (left to right ): Dr Chi Ming Wong, Medical Superintendent of St Teresa's Hospital and representative of St Paul's Hospital; Dr Anthony Lee, Chief Hospital Manager and Medical Director at Union Hospital; Lynne Fung, General Manager of Communications and Project Development at Matilda International Hospital; Raymond Yip, Assistant Executive Director of the TDC; Dr Joseph Chan, Assistant Medical Superintendent of the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital; Dr Alan Lau, Chairman of the Hong Kong Private Hospitals Association; Dr Hak Fai Chiu, Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Baptist Hospital; and Dr Richard Kay, Director of China Promotion Ltd.
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Check your blood-oxygen saturation levels and pulse rate with the Fingertip Pulse Oximeter, just one of the high-tech medical marvels that will be featured at the fair.
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With the help of Endoscopic Ultrasonography (EUS), specialists can diagnose cancer at an early stage, helping patients get treatment in good time

August 9, 2007 - The latest medical and health care products and services from around the world will be on display at the 2nd Hong Kong International Medical and Health Care Fair, August 16-20, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

More than 110 international exhibitors will take part in the fair, which will be held concurrently with the International Conference and Exhibition of the Modernization of Chinese Medicine and Health Products (ICMCM) and Food Expo. Last year, more than 5,000 trade and 114,000 public visitors visited the medical and health care fair.

"Asia is witnessing an increasing demand for health care products and services," said Raymond Yip, Assistant Executive Director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (TDC), speaking at today's press briefing. "The Hong Kong International Medical and Health Care Fair responds to this need, serving as a product and technology show window as well as a medical information exchange platform."

"Hong Kong's reputation for providing quality medical services and its close association with the Chinese mainland has enabled it to become the region's medical hub," said Andrew Kay, Managing Director of China Promotion Ltd, which organised the fair in conjunction with the TDC. "The medical sector in the region is investing heavily to provide state-of-the-art medical and dental services, hospitals, care facilities for the elderly and other health institutions," Mr Kay added.

Fair highlights include the Hong Kong Virtual Hospital. Sponsored by the Hong Kong Private Hospitals Association and several private hospitals, this educational display will give visitors a fascinating look at the latest hospital technology. Displays will include: Body Explorer: Endoscopy and Echocardiography, Inside Pathology Lab, Orthopaedic Showcase, New Horizons in Minimally Invasive Surgery, and Heart & Gut (Minimally Invasive) Centre.

The fair will be divided into several product zones: Research and Development, Medical and Health Care Equipment, Medical and Health Care Services, Medical and Disposable Supplies, Health Care and Personal Care Products, and Hospital Services. A trade hall will be set up to promote information exchange between exhibitors and buyers. Limited to trade visitors for the first two days (August 16-17), the hall will open to the public August 18-20.


Exhibitors this year come from 20 countries and regions: Hong Kong, Australia, the British Virgin Islands, Canada, the Chinese mainland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States. Nine hospitals in Taipei will come together in one pavilion. In addition, the Taipei World Trade Center will organise a medical cooperation forum with the TDC on August 17.

A variety of public forums will be held during the fair, providing the latest health information on such topics as coronary disease, dental care, children's vision and general eye care.

Also attending today's press briefing were: Dr Richard Kay, Director of China Promotion Ltd; Dr Alan Lau, Chairman of the Hong Kong Private Hospitals Association; Dr Hak Fai Chiu, Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong Baptist Hospital; Dr Joseph Chan, Assistant Medical Superintendent of the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital; Lynne Fung, General Manager of Communications and Project Development at Matilda International Hospital; Dr Chi Ming Wong, Medical Superintendent of St. Teresa's Hospital and the representative of St. Paul's Hospital; and Dr Anthony Lee, Chief Hospital Manager and Medical Director at Union Hospital.

Fair websites
Hong Kong International Medical & Health Care Fair:
http://www.hkmedicalhealthcarefair.com

Food Expo: http://www.hkfoodexpo.com
ICMCM: http://www.icmcm.com

Media enquiries
Please contact the TDC's Media & Public Affairs Department:

Lyann Li
Tel: (852) 2584 4525
Email: lyann.my.li@tdc.org.hk

Katherine Chan
Tel: (852) 2584 4537
Email: katherine.cm.chan@tdc.org.hk

About the TDC
Established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (TDC) is the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based traders, manufacturers and service providers. With more than 40 offices worldwide, including 12 in the Chinese mainland, the TDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and Asia. The TDC also organises trade fairs and business missions to connect companies with opportunities in Hong Kong and the mainland, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and online. For more information, please visit www.tdctrade.com

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