Start date: 21/07/2020 11:00

End date: 21/07/2020 12:00

Venue: Webinar

Open for: All


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China Healthcare & Life Sciences opportunities: Achieving success in market

Supported Event

July 21
Join us and the Midlands Engine for a comprehensive look at Healthcare & Life Sciences in China, recent developments and what it means for UK companies looking to export in this fast-growing area.

China’s Healthcare market is now the second largest in the World. The sector faces a wide range of challenges: ongoing urban and rural disparity; an increasingly ageing population and the rising burden of non-communicable diseases. These difficulties, in line with continued improvement of living standards and rising household disposable incomes provide opportunities for UK companies seeking to grow their business in the country.
The Chinese government is firmly committed to healthcare development and remains a key part of the National Strategy, as demonstrated by the Healthy China 2030 planning outline with an ever liberalising approach to market and regulatory access. This was well evidenced in 2017 for example, with 50% of China’s $52 billion medical device market accounted for by imports. The UK’s capabilities in healthcare-related goods and services provide an ideal match for China’s national healthcare objective.

Who should join:

UK company’s engaged in pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotech, CROs, medtech, service / training providers
This webinar is the first step in a new HCLS China programme run by CBBC and the Midlands Engine that will potentially culminate in an online matchmaking session with Chinese buyers later this year. We are looking for Midlands companies with real potential, who are interested in starting or developing exports to China. Participating companies will be invited to attend a private online meeting with our CBBC HCLS sector lead to discuss their business in relation to China. Other online events covering the practicalities of doing business in China will follow over the coming weeks.
To help us understand more about your company, the support you will require and to register your interest please complete a short online form HERE

Webinar agenda:
11:00 - Presentation by Jamie Shaw
  • An overview of China’s Healthcare Sector
  • Step by step guide for UK businesses seeking to sell in China; top tips and navigating barriers to entry
11:40 - Panel Session with panelists Pat Howland and Mike Reid, moderated by Jamie Shaw
  • First-hand insight and experiences from two companies already successfully in the Chinese market. 
12:00 - Q&A

12:15 - Close


Pat Howland
Pat joined the company in 1985.  She has worked in a variety of roles across the company in Sales, Business Development and Strategic Marketing.  These roles have been backed up by completing a Physics degree in 2000.  Pat’s current role focusses on understanding markets, developing and implementing strategies across the RF Power.  Over the last 10 years, she has worked closely with the Teledyne e2v team in Beijing to develop and grow the business with customers and hospitals in the radiotherapy and the security markets.

Mike Reid

Mike is Executive Chair and founder of Care Visions. Care Visions is a small to mid-size company in U.K. social care provision, and in China has been operating as a WOFE in the healthy ageing and dementia therapy arena since 2014
Mike’s career started in Investment Banking in New York with Salomon Brothers in 1987; he then created and ran proprietary arbitrage businesses for Credit Suisse and then Nomura in Tokyo and London till 1998. 
Mike founded Care Visions in 1998 to address the opportunities and challenges in the 21st Century by creating and deliver new methods of care and interventions for both the young and the old.
Mike like many others, is currently enjoying his lockdown break from hairdressers! 

Jamie Shaw

Jamie Shaw is a China Market Business Adviser and Healthcare / Life Sciences Sector Lead for the China-Britain Business Council, helping to support and advise businesses on their Chinese export strategies.  Jamie has extensive experience of working in China, previously based in Shenzhen he was an Account Manager within the Patient Monitoring & Life Support Division for Mindray, a global player and the country’s largest medical device manufacturer.