Conference date
13 September 2017

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Medical Cluster
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Swiss MedTech Corporations: Getting Things Done in a Fast Changing Environment

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Join us for a seminar focusing on globalization strategies for MedTech corporations

According to a recent “Global Readiness Survey” with 362 executives, only 10% of companies think they have the full complement of capabilities required to win abroad. Midsize companies are particularly vulnerable when they attempt to go global, as they are less nimble than their smaller competitors but lack the scale and systems of larger companies. The overarching picture is clear: a smart strategy is not enough. Winners in going global must also execute better! 1

It is expected that world trade grows more slowly than global output for the third consecutive year. The resurgence of economic nationalism in some parts of the world means World Trade Organization rules will be put to the test. The world’s biggest bilateral trade route (USA-China) is likely to come under pressure. The peripheral Eurozone economies are expected to grow at 2%. India would lead E7 growth at over 7,5%, while Chinese growth would slow to around 6.5% per annum.

In view of the currently fast changing global economic situation, SWISS MEDTECH and marcs group AG are happy to host the second forum addressing issues related to going global. Enjoy multiple opportunities to share your experiences, to learn from others, to get acquainted with new services and tools and last but not least, to build new relations for the benefit of your company.
1 Turpin D, Narasimhan A, Cording M (2016)



Registration fees


Members of the Medical Cluster CHF 160.-
Non-members CHF 200.-
Tabletop exhibition incl. 1 entry CHF 500.-
   
All prices excl. 8% VAT  

The prices above include conference entry, materials, documentation and all meals during the meeting.

Please check our terms & conditions for cancellation fees. A replacement is accepted at any time.
 

Speakers


  Stepping into Asia
Getting successfully involved with Asia requires stamina and courage. Learn how to enter Asian markets from a different viewpoint.
13.15 - 13.45 Victoria C. H. Wang - CEO of RENEW BIOCARE ASIA PACIFIC Ltd., Taipeh - Taiwan
Victoria C H Wang, is a healthcare executive educated in Taiwan, Canada and the US in biological science, business administration and international finance. She offers profound experiences and commitments which empowered her to take on a series of entrepreneurial innovations driving user-centered business models and cross-cultural business strategies. She has led multi-disciplinary collaborations and synergies between different industries and nations with a focus on Asia-Pacific.
Through her educational training and extensive business experiences, she has been a key adviser for industrial transformation groups and governmental policies mainly for Taiwan, China and specific ASEAN regions. In 2014, Victoria has been selected an elite professional manager by the Ministry of Economic Affairs of Taiwan.
 
   
  Mavericks crossing Borders
Many ways lead to international success – learn how differently and effectively this group approaches the globe.
16.30 - 17.00 Ueli Breitschmid - Owner of BREITSCHMID GROUP AG
The BREITSCHMID GROUP involves various companies such as CURADEN Dealership, CURADEN IT Solutions and CURADEN Academy. Oral health pioneer CURADEN AG has subsidiaries and distributors in more than 50 countries. The brand enjoys an excellent reputation for its dental consumables SWISS SMILE and CURAPROX, e.g. dental brushes of which over 100 mio pieces were sold worldwide.
In its home-base Switzerland approx. 250 employees are engaged in providing a full spectrum of oral health products, including dental equipment and practice management systems along the entire value-chain. Breitschmid sees the future of his group in digital dental practices with prevention as a business model. In 2016, the BREITSCHMID GROUP reached a turnover of over CHF 180 million enjoying solid annual growth rates.
 
   
  One plus One equals Synergy
One year after their merger and intense collaboration with Chinese DHI International, learn more about HOCOMA’s new cross-cultural experiences.
 
17.00- 17.30 Gery Colombo - Founder and CEO of HOCOMA AG,
Volketswil - Switzerland
In late 2016, HOCOMA, the world leader of robotic and sensor-based rehabilitation solutions from Switzerland, merged with DIH International, a corporate holding group from Hong Kong with offices in China, Korea, the Netherlands and the US. HOCOMA and DIH share the same vision as a full solution provider for the entire rehabilitation continuum.
Two visionaries from different parts of the world – driven by one shared passion: Reinventing the world of rehabilitation with advanced technologies and improving the lives of patients around the world. HOCOMA employs approx. 150 people from over 25 countries who serve the globe achieving a turnover of more than CHF 30 million.
 

Marketplace

Joint organizers Medical Cluster and marcs group AG are glad to offer a platform addressing questions related to going global. Get familiar with new tools, learn from your industry colleagues and profit from the opportunity to meet specialized medtech experts representing the following markets:





Country experts for China
Since its inception in 1995, CBC has expanded its services to marketing research, business consulting, executive search and marketing services, offering clients a comprehensive service solution for their expansion in Asia.
www.cbcnow.com

 

 



Country experts
for Germany
Denteon provides MedTech expertise in order to develop and implement specific business solutions on marketing, sales and business development. Based on more than twenty years of operative, strategic and entrepreneurial experience, we support medtech firms to establish their business in Germany and/or in European markets.
Having comprehensive experiences and an in-depth market knowledge, in close cooperation with our customers we not only develop business plans and commercial strategies but we are also determined to support their timely implementation. Or as JW Goethe simply stated: „Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do“.

 


 

150 export agents (sub-contracted cross-border business develoment professionals) in 50 countries – the largest private Swiss export promotion network.
www.fargate.com

 



Country experts
for UK

 
Established in 2003, IMA is a Commercial Partner of London & Partners (London Mayor), part of UK Trade and Investment’s Advisory Network (British Government) and has been recognised by Goldman Sachs through their 10,000 Small Business programme as an exciting business with great potential for growth. Our goals are to deliver a hassle free, timely, cost effective and successful landing for clients entering the UK and Europe.
www.managementanswers.co.uk

 



Country experts
for Korea

 
In your search for new business opportunities, KOTRA Zürich will continue to serve as your trustworthy partner. Since its inception in 1972, KOTRA Zürich(Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency) has been committed to promoting mutual prosperity between Korea and Switzerland and Liechtenstein by facilitating commerce and investment.
www.kotra.ch

 



Country experts
for India

 
With 150 expert employees in all corporate divisions across five locations in India, M+V is one of Europe’s leading consultancy and service-provider specialized in assisting European businesses with setup and expansion of structures on the subcontinent. From Market-Entry Consulting & Market Expansion Consulting, Turnaround Consulting, to Finance & Accounting Services – M+V provides customized solutions for a successful Business in India.
www.maiervidorno.com

 


Country experts
for China

 
Affiliated to Ningbo Municipal Commission of Commerce, Ningbo International Investment Promotion Bureau is a government service agency in charge of bilateral investment promotion of Ningbo, committed to attracting international investment and facilitating local companies to invest overseas, and providing companies with premium “one-stop” investment consultation services
www.ningbochina.com

 



Country experts
for Iran

 
NZ is a project execution firm specialized in global collaboration through our global independent talent network. With more than 200 independent professionals, we tackle the most challenging problems across several industries throughout our client’s strategic markets. We do this by insourcing individual professionals while also setting up custom-built teams, overseeing every project with our experienced in-house staff and taking responsibility as program managers and client advisors. www.nzgrp.com