Manchester: China Healthcare & Life Sciences Roadshow 2015, 1 July 2015

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Working with key partners through a series of events across the country, the China Healthcare & Life Sciences Roadshow 2015 - facilitated by the GREAT Britain Campaign and organised by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), Healthcare UK and the China-Britain Business Council - will highlight to UK organisations the extensive work that has been done to identify and scope the opportunities in the healthcare sector in China. 

Outline programme*

9:00 – 09:30 Registration / Coffee & Tea
09:30 – 10:00    

 Opening Remarks

  • Clive Drinkwater, Regional Director, UK Trade & Investment North West;
  • Zhou Haicheng, Vice Consul-General, Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Manchester;
  • Brian Gallagher, Minister-Counsellor and Campaign Strategy Director for Life Sciences, Health and Social Care for China, UK Trade & Investment China, British Embassy Beijing;

To include: 

  • The strategic context for the healthcare & life sciences opportunity in China and China’s healthcare reform programme. 
  • The structure of the China healthcare market and how we engage with partners – National and Provincial Authorities, Health Bureaux etc
  • The different types of project owners (State Owned Enterprises, public & private organisations)
  • How projects can be accessed by UK companies.
10:00 – 11:50  

 Main areas of focus and the support available for UK organisations

 Introduced by Ian Cranshaw, Director China, Healthcare UK

 Update from Healthcare UK & overview of its activities in the main focus areas

  To include:

  • Sub-sector market profile; the demand; the UK offer; successes and challenges
  • Overview of project types
  • Project examples

With insight from:

  • Chris Born, Specialist, Healthcare UK
  • Madhukar Bose, Specialist, Healthcare UK
  • Phil Dowrick, Specialist & Healthcare Projects Manager, High Value Opportunities (Hospital Solutions), UKTI
  • Elaine Taylor-Whilde, CEO, Nine Health CIC

With a break 11.00 - 11.10​ 

11:50 – 12:30    

 Assessing the market in China and the pipeline

  • Simon Mellon, Consul, Trade and Investment and Assistant Director, Life Sciences, Health and Social Care, UK Trade & Investment China, British Consulate General, Chongqing;

​ To include:

  • Examples of live projects
  • Opportunities for consortia and operators
  • Addressing concerns & challenges
  • Support available to UK companies in China
  • Next steps

 With input from:

  • Chris Cotton, Director, China-Britain Business Council
  • Sile Ryan, China Healthcare Specialist, Healthcare UK;
  • Lingbo Wu, Trade and Investment Manager, UKTI Shanghai;​
  • Ms, Yue Cai, Director of Strategic Cooperation Department, China Creation Holdings Group Co., Ltd.
  • Mr. Wang Yan, Strategic Cooperation Department – Manager,  China Creation Holdings Group Co., Ltd.  
  • Ms. Deng Su,  Assistant to GM & Translator, Chongqing China Creation Properties Co., Ltd.; 
12:30 – 13:30      Lunch & networking
13:30 – 14:00   

 Case Study

  • Intellectual Property (IP) & China: The landscape is changing for healthcare & life sciences -  Dr Jonathan Stafford, Chartered Patent Attorney for Marks & Clerk LLP
14:00 – 14:10

 Summary & call to action

  •  Brian Gallagher
14:10 – 15:30      

 Overview of opportunities in the Life Science sector

  • Kevin Wilson, Life Science Specialist, UK Trade & Investment – Medtech;
  • Alan Muir, Assistant Director Life Sciences, British Embassy Beijing – Biotechnology
14:10 – 16:00       One-to-One meetings with the specialists

* This programme is subject to alteration


July 1st, 2015 9:00 AM   to   4:00 PM

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