China Healthcare & Life Sciences Roadshow 2015

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Event on: 7 Jul

Date: 7 Jul

Time: 9:00am — 4:00pm

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. 

Location : Pinsent Masons, 1 Park Row, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5AB

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Outline Programme:

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

 Opening Remarks

  • Barry Francis, Partner & Head of Healthcare, Pinsent Masons;
  • Peter Wheeler, International Manager – Medilink Yorkshire & Humber; and Life Sciences Regional Sector Specialist – UKTI Yorkshire;
  • 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
  • Taylor Whiteley, Deputy Director - China, TPP

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:

  • Sile Ryan, China Healthcare Specialist, Healthcare UK;
  • Lingbo Wu, Trade and Investment Manager, UKTI Shanghai;​
12:30 – 13:30      Lunch & networking
13:30 – 14:00   

 Case Study

  •  Senior representative of a local company and/or China based project owner – to be confirmed
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, Life Science Specialist, UK Trade & Investment - Biotechnology.
14:10 – 16:00       One-to-One meetings with the specialists