UK Medical Technology Trade Mission to the China Medical Equipment Fair

Posted on 17 January 2017 (Permalink)

The Department for International Trade, China-Britain Business Council and the Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI) are organising a trade mission to the China Medical Equipment Fair (CMEF).

Participation will provide companies with the opportunity to scope the Chinese market and build on existing contacts. The mission will include meetings with Chinese government agencies, company-partnering opportunities, expert briefings on the market and a hospital visit.

CMEF 2017 is expected to attract 4,000 exhibitors from more than 28 countries and will feature 12 country pavilions. China is one of the world’s biggest markets for life sciences. Its overall medical-technology market alone is estimated to be worth over €36 billion, with annual growth forecast at 20% through to 2018. UK companies interested in taking part in the UK Medical Technology Trade Mission to CMEF 2017 should register their interest now.

Mission participation will enable attendees to benefit from:

  • a visit to a leading hospital in Shanghai
  • expert presentations on securing your IP and reimbursement
  • support from the expert life sciences team based in Shanghai
  • one-to-one partnering meetings with Chinese companies
  • meeting with key Chinese medical/business associations and government organisations
  • use of the UK pavilion at CMEF for business meetings.

CMEF 2017 will showcase a vast array of different medical technologies, including:

  • equipment covering medical electronics, optical, dental, lab, radioactive, ultrasonic, rescue and emergency
  • diagnostic and therapeutic instruments
  • physiotherapy/orthopaedic technology
  • commodities and consumer goods for surgeries/hospitals
  • medical furniture
  • medical magazines and services.

This mission is open to UK life sciences companies interested in (but new to) China, as well as those with existing experience of the Chinese market.

ABHI is introducing a dedicated POD area in 2017, along with stands options. These are aimed at companies wishing to participate in the show for the first time but on a much smaller scale than a stand.

There is no management fee for participating in the mission but you must cover your own flight, hotel and internal transportation costs.

For more information on the mission, please contact John Lownds in the DIT Life Sciences Organisation at or 020 7215 8086. If you wish to exhibit at the show, please contact Sarah Izon at ABHI as soon as possible.