Germany: Top Choice for U.S. Medical Technology – Webinar

Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Time: noon EDT/ 11 a.m. CDT/ 9 a.m. PDT
Place: Online webinar on your computer
Fee: $75 per person

Join the U.S. Commercial Service’s webinar to gain expertise in using Germany as your gateway into the European Union as well as understanding the reimbursement challenges faced by American companies selling to the German Healthcare Market. The German Healthcare Market is the largest in Europe. It was 11.6 % of GDP (2009); employed 5.4 million people; and accounted for expenditures of € 278.3 billion in 2009. According to the German Medical Technology Association (BVMed), the medical devices segment employed 170,000 and generated expenditures of
€ 25 billion in 2009.

Webinar Overview
Presenters will discuss the benefits of starting with Germany versus the United Kingdom, even though Americans share heritage and language with Britain. In addition, current market issues, trends and opportunities as well as market entry strategies will be addressed. A comprehensive review of the German reimbursement practices and procedures is also included. Finally, an American exporter will share their experience in Germany and the European Union. Following the presentations, there will be an open question and answer period.

Scope
Discussion will include diagnostics, medical devices, medical equipment, instruments and disposables as well as dental equipment and supplies. Pharmaceuticals will not be included.

Presenters
Mr. Edmund Hain, Managing Director,BCNI, http://www.bcni-llc.com
Mr. Michael Ehlebracht, DMI-Systems AG, http://www.dmi-systems.de

Registration
For online registration, please click here

For direct e-mail inquiries, please contact Pompeya Lambrecht at Pompeya.Lambrecht@trade.gov or Julia Zorzi at Julia.Zorzi@trade.gov Via phone, Pompeya can be reached at 602.277.5223 and Julia at 412.644.2817.

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