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Hong Kong: Hotspot for Swiss Medtech

Hong Kong relies heavily on imports to satisfy its medical equipment needs since the city’s medical equipment production is low. Switzerland is regarded as a country with quality healthcare and a reliable partner in medical sciences.

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Hong Kong relies heavily on imports to satisfy its medical equipment needs since the city’s medical equipment production is low

Hong Kong as a gateway to China

Hong Kong has always been a trendsetter, especially to its neighbor – Mainland China. The strength of its own local industry has allowed it to become a major reference point when it comes to medical technology, health care and dental technology. Hong Kong also offers close proximity to manufacturing capabilities in Shenzhen and Guangdong-HK-Macau bay areas. 
Following formats and/or collaborations are an excellent starting point for fact finding, market analysis, partner search, and marketing activities: 

  • Medtech Forum Asia Pacific 2018
  • Optical Fair
  • Start Me Up Festival
  • China Med
  • Medical Devices and Supply Fair
  • Medtec China

Elderly Care in Medtech Focus

By 2043, 36% of Hong Kong’s population is expected to be 65 or above, 10% will be 85 and above. Since 1990, elderly healthcare spending has risen by 525%. The Hong Kong government is looking for creative solutions or strategies for elderly care and there is a demand for elderly-related services which will definitely keep increasing. Switzerland is well recognized locally for its high quality retirement centers – a great potential for market entry. 

Opportunities in the sector

  • Technologies that prevent elderly diseases.
  • Technologies that treat or reduce disability/diseases caused by aging.
  • Elderly care related products.
  • Home care services and equipment.
  • Retirement centers, hospitality, nursing rehabilitation services. 
  • Digital platform to support medical device and equipment

How you can benefit from these opportunities

If you would like to further evaluate the opportunities related to the Hong Kong medtech-market or find out more about doing business in Hong Kong, please get in touch with Daniel Bont, Senior Consultant for Hong Kong & China. Contact now!

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