11 Aug 2006
Medical & Health Care to become Hong Kong's focus next week
|(From left to right) Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong Baptist Hospital, Dr. Hak Fai Chiu, Executive Director of Communications & Clinical Operations of Matilda International Hospital, Ms Linda Burgoyne, Assistant Medical Superintendent of Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital, Dr. Kwong Kwok Hay, Managing Director of China Promotion Ltd., Mr Andrew Kay, TDC's Senior Exhibitions Manager, Mr Johnny Wan, Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Private Hospitals Association, Dr Alan Lau, Chief Hospital Manager & Medical Director of Union Hospital, Dr Anthony Lee, Senior Manager, Marketing & Communication of Siemens Ltd., Ms Karen Au and General Manager, HK & Taiwan (Consumer Healthcare) of Pfizer Corporation Hong Kong Limited, Ms Petty Ho.|
The 1st Hong Kong International Medical and Health Care Fair will be staged at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from August 17 - 21, 2006.
A total of 115 exhibitors from 15 countries and regions will be showcasing a variety of products and services, including health care products and medical equipment, dental care products, equipment and accessories, laboratory equipment and a wide range of health care services (such as consumer health, elderly care, dental care, hospital service, medical centre, physiotherapy, speech and hearing therapy, health insurance).
In addition to Hong Kong participants, exhibitors also include those from Belgium, Canada, the Chinese mainland, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Korea, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States.
The fair is jointly organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (TDC) and China Promotion Limited.
TDC's Senior Exhibitions Manager, Johnny Wan is confident that the fair will become an annual must-visit event for those in the medical and health care industry. "With Hong Kong's international business network and close ties with the Chinese mainland, the city is an ideal platform for promoting medical and health care products and services," added Mr. Wan.
China Promotion Ltd.'s Managing Director, Andrew Kay said the fair would provide immense business opportunities for the local medical and health care sectors.
"Hong Kong has a robust medical and healthcare equipment industry, renowned for its efficient supply services and stringent quality control," said Mr. Kay. "In addition to successful OEM business, a number of Hong Kong firms are developing their brands. This fair at the heart of the city will definitely bring exposure of the industry to world buyers."
In order to connect exhibitors with buyers and potential partners, the fair organisers have arranged missions comprising of buyers from Canada, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and the Chinese mainland to visit the fair.
Customised business matching appointments have been set up between exhibitors and trade visitors. Leading insurance companies and travel agencies have already registered with the TDC to meet health care service providers at the fairground to explore cooperation opportunities.
In addition to business, the fair is also a useful platform for education. A "Hong Kong Virtual Hospital", sponsored by the Hong Kong Private Hospitals Association will be set up at the fair to keep visitors abreast with the latest medical technology. This section will feature 3 major themes: Maternity Care, Show window of Minimally Invasive Surgeries and The World of Medical Imaging. The public can take a closer look of the latest medical technology and advanced facilities inside an operation room.
Trade visitors can visit the fair on August 17 (Thu) and 18 (Fri), when the Trade Zone inside the fair will be opened to trade visitors only. The public is welcome to visit the other parts of the fair on these two days, and have full access to all zones from August 19 to 21.
For press enquiries, please contact Katherine Chan of the TDC's Corporate Communication Department at 2584 4537.