IHIF Recruiting for Spring Trade Mission to Zhejiang Province, China

Date:  March 16-26, 2014

Location:  Hangzhou and other Zhejiang cities

China Hosts:  Zhejiang Provincial Health Bureau and Zhejiang Commerce Department

Sponsors: Indiana Health Industry Forum, Pacific World Trade, Inc., US Department of Commerce, Indiana Office, Indiana China Council

The Indiana Health Industry Forum is organizing a spring medical device trade mission to China, March 16 – 27, 2014.  Seeking companies in the hospital equipment, digital health, diagnostics, and laboratory equipment sectors, this mission offers a targeted entry to Zhejiang Province, one of the most progressive provinces in China and Indiana’s sister-state.   Indiana’s long-standing relationship with Zhejiang means that meetings with companies and hospitals will be facilitated directly by the Zhejiang Health Bureau (ZHB), which oversees all aspects of public health in the province and the and Zhejiang Commerce Department.  The mission sponsors are recruiting Indiana businesses interested in attending the Zhejiang International Medical Exhibition and exploring business opportunities in the region.



  • March 16, depart Indianapolis
  • March 17, arrive in Hangzhou
  • March 18, booth set up; meetings with ZJ Health and Commerce
  • March 19-21, exhibition & meetings
  • March 22, free day
  • March 23, travel to Zhejiang cities
  • March 24-25, private meetings, or longer time
  • March 26, depart for USA


About the Zhejiang International Medical Exhibition

  • We have reserved one (1) booth space (currently being held by Zhejiang Health), in a prime location on the show floor.
  • Indiana participants will share the booth space and the cost of the booth
  • Direct sales at exhibition in 2013 – $ 200,000,000
  • Only chance for hospitals to buy equipment and services directly from foreign manufacturers


Additional meetings during the mission will be arranged by ZJ Health / Commerce.   Company participants may also work with the US Department of Commerce’s Gold Key program to identify additional meetings or potential business partners.  Indiana mission participants have also been invited to visit Changchun in the northern Jilin Province.

This mission is an excellent opportunity to explore your company’s business potential in China and offers direct access to Zhejiang Province’s key decision makers in healthcare delivery.

Cost:  Mission participants will be required to cover their own travel, meal and accommodation costs.  Additional mission participation costs will be determined depending on the number of company participants but total expenses should not exceed $8,000.  Businesses should also expect fees for business/travel visas, translation of materials, and shipping.


If you are interested in participating, please contact Kristin Jones, Indiana Health Industry Forum for additional information – kjones@ihif.org .   Notification deadline is December 22.  For assistance with applicable US Department of Commerce programs and resources, please contact the Indiana Office at 317-582-2300.


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