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Trade Mission to 2017 Zhejiang Medical Expo

May 25, 2017

Turnpike Trade Mission
Zhejiang Medical Equipment Expo/Health Services Promotion Expo
Zhejiang Province, China
September 10-17, 2017

Hangzhou ExpoThe Hangzhou International Expo Center will be the main venue for the 2017 Health Expo in Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province.(Photo/Xinhua)

The state trade association members of the Turnpike Partnership and their members are invited to participate in a trade mission to Zhejiang Province, China. Coordinated by the Indiana Health Industry Forum (IHIF) and their agent in China, Pacific World Trade (PWT), the mission will attend the “2017 Health Expo”, a joint meeting of the Zhejiang Medical Equipment Expo and the Health Services Promotion Expo. The exhibition and conference will be held in the newly appointed G-20 conference center in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.

Mission Focus

Expo 2

The Medical Products Exhibition provides procurement units across many different hospital and healthcare facility levels with an efficient and convenient platform
for viewing new devices and technologies.

This mission will focus on making introductions and developing commercial partnerships in China for U.S. companies engaged in the design, development, appointment/outfitting of hospitals and healthcare facilities, and related training and services.

  • Facility design and operation
  • Digital technologies
  • Hospital Equipment and Supplies
  • Training (healthcare and equipment)
  • Services

Mission Services
Companies participating in the mission will be provided with 1:1 meetings coordinated by PWT and the Zhejiang Health Services Promotion Council, a presentation opportunity to conference attendees, and participation in a Turnpike booth at the Expo.

September 10 – Depart US
September 11 – Arrive in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province.
September 12 – Briefing/reception, potential for pre-arranged meetings/tours
September 13 – 16 – 2017 Healthcare Expo: exhibition, presentations, meetings
September 17 – Return to U.S.
*subject to change depending on availability

Mission fees and registration
Delegates are responsible for their own travel/accommodation arrangements. There will be a reserved block of hotel rooms for the mission, near the exhibition center. PWT will provide assistance with letters of invitation for visas, and have staff available on the ground in China. Other anticipated costs may include in-country transportation and translation services.

Mission participation fee: $2,995/organization*
*Mission fee subject to change. Rate includes shared costs for a 3mX3m Turnpike exhibition booth and rental of facilities for company presentations. Requires a minimum of four company participants.

Registration Deadline: August 1, 2017
For more information or to register for the mission, please contact the Indiana Health Industry Forum at  Download Mission Brochure.  Download 2017 ZIHIE Brochure.

About Zhejiang: Zhejiang province is located on the southeast coast of China, to the south of Shanghai. It is divided into eleven prefecture-level divisions, nine prefecture level cities and two sub-provincial cities (the capital city of Hangzhou and city of Ningbo). Zhejiang is considered a relatively wealthy province and has been consistently in the top 5 out of 34 provinces in terms of nominal total GDP and GDP per capita. In 2015, it contributed 7% of China’s total GDP. Zhejiang has a population of 55 million people with 1,049 hospitals across the province.

Zhejiang province is the largest consumer of medical devices in China and serves as a “showcase” for the total market. 30,000 professionals will attend the Expo. The annual transaction value at the Expo is over $175 million or about 20% of the total market value.

About the Conference: After two successful ZIHIE Expos, in September 2017, a more comprehensive and innovative Expo will be held at the new Hangzhou International Expo Center. With hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of their products and services from across the world, ZIHIE has become the largest health brand exposition for Zhejiang province. 800 hospitals will be represented by executive staff as part of the provincial Hospital Association annual meeting.

About IHIF/PWT: The Indiana Health Industry Forum and Pacific World Trade work together to help Indiana health science companies explore market opportunities in China and specifically work with governmental and private organizations in Zhejiang Province, Indiana’s sister-state. Leveraging the 30+ year relationship PWT has fostered on behalf of Indiana, combined with export guidance and counseling, member companies of IHIF can be assured of a well-researched and supported introduction to the Chinese market.

About the Turnpike Partnership: The Turnpike Partnership is an international network of health science industry associations focused on patient-driven public policy and innovation services. The Turnpike Partnership brings together health science associations and their members with industry leaders, research universities, startup companies, mentors, and related national trade associations. The Turnpike model erases geo-political boundaries and focuses on getting innovation in front of the people who can connect it most quickly to patients. Organized and led at the state/grassroots level, the Partnership provides a collaborative, viable, sustainable business model and support system.

IHIF Signs Partnership Agreement With Scottish Lifesciences Association

May 17, 2017

 Builds New Market Opportunities for State Industry Members

Contact: Kristin Jones, IHIF, +1-317-752-9809

(Indianapolis,IN USA and Edinburgh, Scotland UK- May 16, 2017) — The Indiana Health Industry Forum (IHIF) and the Scottish Lifesciences Association (SLA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to share member benefits between the two organizations.  IHIF and SLA share the same essential vision with regards to creation and maintenance of an environment that nurtures and supports life sciences companies.  The objectives are to foster innovation and valuable, dynamic links between US-based member companies of IHIF and Scotland-based member companies of SLA.


According to Scott Johnstone, CEO of the SLA, “IHIF and SLA intend to represent the USA and EU to each other as practical for the mutual benefit of our organizations and our member companies.  Through this relationship, we intend to increase the visibility, sales, investment, regulation, and innovation prospects for our member companies”.


Both organizations are members of the multi-state Turnpike Partnership, an innovation-driven network of resources and organizations built to support and enhance the life sciences industry. Scotland is a key international partner with a life sciences cluster of similar size and scope to Indiana’s.


Building on an already strong trade relationship, “IHIF and SLA were able to come together through the Turnpike Partnership and build an alliance that will directly benefit our members”, said Kristin Jones, President and CEO of IHIF.  “The partnership with SLA is a further expansion of our international network and will give our members strategic access to UK and European markets at a time of dynamic change.  We also look forward to working with members of SLA as they build their business networks and explore opportunities in the U.S.”


The MOU was signed at the 2017 Derby Summit, an annual event for the Kentucky Life Sciences Council.  The Scottish delegation also visited Boston and IHIF representatives attended the May 11 Spring Members Meeting for the SLA in Glasgow, Scotland.


About SLA

With 135 member companies and organisations, the SLA is the voice of Scotland’s vibrant life sciences industries to investors, NHSScotland, the Scottish and UK Governments, and the wider community.  The SLA is driven by and network with its members through 14 Special Interest Groups and 4 sub-groups.  The SLA helps to grow members’ businesses, and engage with the NHS and Government to grow the life sciences sector in Scotland.


For more information:


About IHIF

IHIF is a statewide trade association representing Indiana’s health science business community.  The diverse members of the Indiana Health Industry Forum generate the collective voice of the state’s health and life science industry.  Our mission is to connect key stakeholders to: enhance business networks, advocate for member interests, develop workforce skills, and provide strategic vision in the interest of growing the state’s health industry economy and reputation.


For more information:


Kristin Jones (IHIF) and Scott Johnstone (SLA) sign agreement to trade member services.


Thomas Medical Receives Indy Chamber GoGlobal Grant to Support Export Growth

June 3, 2016


[Indianapolis] — Thomas Medical has been awarded one of the Indy Chamber’s first GoGlobal grants, a new program in partnership with JPMorgan Chase to recognize and support the efforts of local employers to begin or expand exporting activity. To earn the competitive grant, Thomas Medical shared specific, practical plans to increase international sales over the next year.

“Thomas Medical is thrilled to be awarded a GoGlobal Grant from the Indy Chamber,” said Ben Ovenden, Sales Manager for Thomas Medical. “The incremental expenses associated with export growth can be prohibitive for smaller companies, so reaping the benefits of exporting, such as job growth, can seem daunting. Support like the Indy Chamber’s Global Indy Initiative goes a long way to keeping local companies on the global market.”

The grant announcement was made at the Indy Chamber’s 2016 World Trade Day, an annual event highlighting the impact of global trade and investment in the Indianapolis region. Exports and foreign investment support more than 100,000 local jobs, with Indianapolis companies selling nearly $15 billion in goods and services outside the U.S. last year.

“Indy ranks 23rd out of the 100 largest metro areas in total exports, but the successful exporters in our community are far outnumbered by companies who aren’t taking advantage of global opportunities,” said Michael Huber, president and CEO of the Indy Chamber. “With the support of JPMorgan Chase, the GoGlobal grant program will help businesses explore new markets and find new customers around the world – and inspire others to follow suit.”


Thomas Medical will use the grant funds to participate in the annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), July 3-6 in Helsinki, Finland.

The GoGlobal Grant awards are part of the Indy Chamber’s Global Indy initiative, which exists to encourage the Indy metro’s companies to engage in global opportunities through export support and facilitating foreign direct investment activity.

For more information about the GoGlobal Grant awards, visit

Hospitalar 2016

February 8, 2016

Event Summary
The 22nd annual editon of HOSPITALAR takes place May 17‐20, 2016 in São Paulo,
Brazil. HOSPITALAR is an internatonal trade fair for products, equipment, services,
and technology for hospitals, health clinics, and laboratories. The show is the most
complete and specialized healthcare fair in Brazil and North America. The fair is
considered as the premier platorm for new technologies, representng a great
opportunity to learn about innovatve products and services for hospitals, health
clinics, and laboratories.
HOSPITALAR is a mult‐sector trade fair, featuring 1,250 Brazilian and internatonal
exhibitors, launching products or services and meetng potental and already
existng clients. Exclusively dedicated to healthcare professionals, HOSPITALAR 2015
received over 98,000 visitors, including 1500 foreign buyers, among doctors, nurses,
PTs, administrators, distributors and other professionals interested in the health
care area, coming from all over Brazil and Latn America.

The U.S. Commercial Service will be offering Gold Key Services (GKS) to U.S.
companies attending the show.

Learn More

IHIF Welcomes Mindray for First Discovery Days Program

January 7, 2016


Momentum Logo June 2014

Discovery Days

February 17-18, 2016

Mindray logo


The Indiana Health Industry Forum is pleased to announce that we have finalized dates for a company visit to Indiana by Mindray.   IHIF will be hosting company representatives here in Indianapolis on February 17th -18th for our first Discovery Days program!  Mindray representatives are interested in meeting Indiana businesses working in two areas: 1) in-vitro diagnostics and 2) assistive technologies, including health IT applications.  They are interested in meeting with both companies with established products looking to expand their market into China as well as identifying novel technologies that could use a developmental partner.   Mindray offers investment capital, assistance with CFDA approval, and joint venture opportunities.

About Mindray Medical International

Mindray was founded in 1991 in Shenzhen, China, with a mission to deliver high-quality, competitively priced medical devices to make healthcare more accessible and affordable around the world. Over the last 17 years, we have become a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices in China with a rapidly growing international presence. We are expanding our distribution network, sales and sales support staff to bring our products closer to end users. We currently have 29 local sales and service offices in China, as well as sales and service subsidiaries in Amsterdam, Istanbul, London, Mexico City, Moscow, Mumbai, Sao Paulo, Seattle, Toronto and Vancouver.   For more information, please visit

Apply to meet

If you have technologies or know of companies that may be interested in meeting with Mindray’s technology development representatives, please let us know!  IHIF is working to identify a pool of potential companies/technologies and then, working with Mindray, we’ll put together a short list of invitees to a 1-on-1 meeting with them here in Indianapolis.   Please submit a short (1 page) description of the company/technology to get things started.    Please submit descriptions to IHIF at   We will begin notifying accepted applicants by January 20th.

IHIF Announces Trade Mission to Zhejiang International Health Services Expo

September 21, 2015
Join IHIF and members of Indiana’s medical equipment sector on a trade mission to participate in the Zhejiang International Health Services Expoin Hangzhou, China, November 12-14 and participate in pre-arranged meetings with potential partners in the region.
About the Expo
Zhejiang World Trade Exhibition Center, Hangzhou
November 12-14, 2015
Expecting 350+ exhibitors and 20,000 attendees
  • Exhibitors include: non-government investment to health services, PPP model medical facilities, commercial health insurance plans, elder-care, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) healthcare, tourism,sports and culture related healthcare projects.
  • Health information and products exhibition includes: all kinds of wearable health devices,telemedicine systems, portable medical equipment & supplies, and electronic medical devices, etc.
  • Health services industry and health services pillar industry products exhibition includes: newly developed pharmaceuticals,medical equipment and devices, Zhejiang featured TCM products, healthy food, health sport accessories and elder-care products, etc.
About the Mission
Through IHIF’s exclusive partnership with the Zhejiang Health Services Promotion Council (HSP), IHIF members will receive exhibition space in the IHIF booth, pre-arranged meetings with potential regional partners, and an opportunity to network with the 500+ members of the HSP.
Mission Participation Fee: $1,500* – payable to Indiana Health Industry Forum
* Does not include airfare/lodging/meals
* IHIF has reserved a block of rooms at the Hangzhou Hyatt available to mission participants
* Catalog participation option: $500
Mission Agenda:
November 9/10 – Depart Indiana/Arrive in Hangzhou, China
November 11 – Meetings and booth set-up
November 12-14 – Zhejiang International Health Services Expo
Private meetings arranged by HSP
November 15 – Return to Indiana
(Optional) Additional meetings may arranged Monday-Tuesday, November 16-17, through Pacific World Trade.  Additional fees may apply.

Registration deadline and requirements:

Please respond by October 5 – provide names of attendees and indicate whether you will be shipping products for display in the booth.  Participants will need to have business cards and materials in Mandarin.  IHIF/PWT can assist with translation and printing of brochures and cards (fees may apply).

For more information or to register, please contact:

Kristin Jones, IHIF
Learn more about IHIF’s Partnership with the Zhejiang Health Services Promotion Council

In-Bound China Hospital Delegation Date Change – Now October 2015

July 31, 2015

IHIF/HSP China Partnership September In-Bound Delegation Visit

IHIF will be welcoming the second delegation of hospital administrators from Zhejiang Province in October.  The visit was postponed due to some travel issues. Open to IHIF Members, this is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the current state of the Chinese healthcare system and to introduce your company to the heads of six large hospitals from the province. This group is interested in learning about new medical technologies and getting a better understanding of hospital administration practices in the U.S.   IHIF Membership Applications are available at If you are interested in participating or have questions, please e-mail  Location and time/date confirmation will be announced separately.
Delegation to include:
  • Mr. Liqin Jiang ,Vice President, The Second Hospital of Jiaxing
  • Mr. Zheng’an Wang, Vice President, The First Hospital of Jiaxing
  • Mr. Shaowen Yin, President, The Second People’s Hospital of Linhai
  • Mr. Zhilong Yang,Vice President, The First People’s Hospital of Pinghu
  • Mr. Laihua Shen, Vice President, Jiaxing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Md. Weidong Weng, Director, Department of medical administration, Tongde Hospital of Zhejiang Province

Learn more about IHIF’s Partnership with the  Zhejiang Health Services Promotion Council

US Department of Commerce Announces Series of International Health IT Events

July 31, 2015

Webinars, Trade Missions and Events – 2015 & 2016

  • Brazil Health IT Webinar (June 3, 2015 1:00-2:30PM EST)
    • Description: The US Commercial Service at the US Consulate in Sao Paulo Brazil will held a Webinar to discuss Health IT Market Trends and Opportunities in Brazil. Some of Brazil’s leading hospital executives will share their vision of the future of the health care sector and how health IT will transform the sector.  Webinar attendees will also hear from leading thinkers about the state of the Brazilian health care sector.
    • More info at


  • 2nd Annual Health IT Trade Mission to Brazil (August 17-20, 2015)
    • Description: The Health IT Business Development and Technology Mission aims to learn first-hand about Brazil’s emerging health IT market, policies and business opportunities; showcase your company’s technology to senior-level public and private health care officials and potential partners; access and network with Brazil’s health IT policy makers, thought leaders and entrepreneurs; and contribute to the development of a big emerging market. Approximately twenty innovative U.S. Health IT companies are expected to participate as mission delegates.
    • More info at
    • Contacts:
      • Everett Wakai | | 55-11-3250-5402
      • Jefferson Oliveira | | 55-11-3250-5136
      • Patricia Marega | | 55-11-3250-5482
  • Health 2.0 Santa Clara, CA (October 4-7, 2015)
  • Description: Health 2.0 heads back to Silicon Valley to examine how another year has impacted and changed health care technology. Health 2.0 Conferences are the leading showcases of cutting-edge innovation transforming the health care system worldwide. Health 2.0 covers the cloud, web, mobile, and platforms technology revolution that is innovating every sector of health care. At the Eighth Annual Fall Conference (2014), over 2,100 attendees gathered to watch several major product launches, hear groundbreaking announcements, and see more than 180 live technology demos. In 2015, they expect an even larger crowd from the worlds of technology, health plans, providers, pharma, government, finance, and more to:
    • Experience the most comprehensive line-up of technology innovation,
    • Discuss the latest changes in health care,
    • Watch the best new startups debut during Launch! ,
    • Meet leading thinkers, participate in fascinating discussions, & be where health care and technology leaders network and get business done, and
    • Meet US Commercial Service healthcare specialists from select European markets and learn about global opportunities
  • As a partner of Health 2.0, the US Department of Commerce has arranged a discounted rate of $1,350 for attendees or groups (30% discount) using this code 13509F for Standard Admission.  Please register here or contact us for more details.
  • For Start-Ups: Start-ups get a special rate at Health 2.0 and starts-ups working with the US Department of Commerce can benefit from an deeper discounted rate of $799 using our code TRADE9F.  All start-up registrations are monitored. Start-up registration.
  • More info at
  • Contact:
  • Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2016 (February 29 – March 4)
    • Description: Every year, the HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition showcases the newest technologies, trends, and solutions in health IT, but these three pillars of the Conference (Education, Exhibition, and Networking) remain the same. Exceptional education, world-class speakers, cutting-edge health IT products, and powerful networking are hallmarks of this industry-leading conference. More than 300 education programs feature keynotes, thought leader sessions, roundtable discussions and e-sessions, plus preconference symposia and workshops.
    • More info at
  • Connecting Healthcare IT (conhIT) 2016 (April 19-21, 2016)
    • Description: From 19 to 21 April 2016 manufacturers, users and representatives from the political and scientific communities find out about the latest industry developments, share information and learn from each other’s’ experiences at conhIT. The full range of Health IT is presented at conhIT. All trade visitors will intensify their business contacts and expand their knowledge. conhIT is the leading Health IT event in Europe.
    • More info at
    • Contacts:
      • Mathias Koeckeritz | | +49 (0)30-8305-1910
      • Dorothea Baxter at conhIT’s U.S. sales office

IHIF/HSP China Partnership July In-Bound Delegation Visit 

June 10, 2015

Representatives from the Zhejiang Health Services Promotion Council (HSP), IHIF’s partner organization in China, will be visiting Indiana in mid-July.  IHIF is seeking companies with an interest in exploring potential relationships in China or businesses in the medical device and hospital equipment sectors that would like to meet with the delegation members.

The delegation is expected to arrive in Indiana in mid-July, although exact dates have not yet been set.  The delegation is expected to include:

  • Ms. Jingyi Feng, Director, Clinical Engineering Department, The First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine
  • Ms. Yueqiu Yu, Deputy Director, Department of Finance and Audit, Health and Family Planning Commission of Zhejiang Province Deputy Director
  • Mr. Zhikang Wang, Director, Clinical Engineering Department, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine
  • Mr. Ge Chen, Director, Equipment and Material Management Center, Ningbo First Hospital
  • Mr. Jun Ye, Vice President, Hangzhou Municipal Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Mr. Linan Mao, Deputy Director/Interpreter, Zhejiang Provincial Center for International Medical & Health Cooperation

Also visiting Indiana later in the year:


Mindray was founded in 1991 in Shenzhen, China, with a mission to deliver high-quality, competitively priced medical devices to make healthcare more accessible and affordable around the world. Over the last 17 years, we have become a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices in China with a rapidly growing international presence.  Today, Mindray North America manufactures products found throughout the hospital, and are largely focused in the areas of anesthesia, emergency medicine and critical care. Medical facilities that count on our products can be found in over 80 countries across the world.

If you would like to meet with the members of the Zhejiang delegation in July or with Mindray, please contact IHIF at

Learn more about IHIF’s Partnership with the  Zhejiang Health Services Promotion Council