Hainan “Boao Hope City”

Hainan “Boao Hope City”: Unique opportunities for Swiss Healthcare companies to enter the Chinese market

Find out how to benefit from China’s international medical tourism pilot zone at the Hainan Free Trade Port 

Hainan’s “Boao Hope City” offers international medtech and pharmaceutical companies faster access to the Chinese market. This webinar introduces China’s medical tourism pilot zone and explains its potential for Swiss companies.

Join us online for an introduction to the Boao Lecheng International Medical Tourism Pilot Zone at China’s Hainan Free Trade Port. 

Known as “Boao Hope City”, the zone has preferential policies that enable international medtech and pharmaceutical companies to import foreign-approved drugs and medical devices that have not yet been approved in China. Healthcare products that are urgently needed for real-world clinical settings can thereby gain fast-track entry to the Chinese market.

Discover the advantages for Swiss companies and hear first-hand experiences

During this event representatives from the Hainan Free Trade Port and “Boao Hope City” will explain the preferential policies and other key facts about the pilot zone. The various advantages will be discussed, including how real-world clinical data collected in the zone can be used by foreign companies to apply for regulatory approval in China (NMPA). 

Participants will also hear first-hand experience from two Swiss healthcare companies, Novartis Group (China) and Staar Surgical, that have already tapped into this lucrative market.

The webinar is complemented by an extensive fact sheet and will be followed by a Fact-Finding Mission to Hainan in April 2022.




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Target audience Swiss and Liechtenstein companies
Organizer Switzerland Global Enterprise
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Cost of participating free of charge

You will receive your login details for the webinar by email one day before the webinar at 2pm (CET) and again on the day of the webinar at 8am (CET).





Yves Morath, Head of Swiss Business Hub China

Introduction to Hainan Free Trade Port

HUANG Cui, Chief Representative of Hainan Provincial Bureau of International Economic Development (Hainan IEDB)

Introduction to Boao Lecheng International Medical Tourism Pilot Zone: Policies and Advantages for Overseas Companies

Peter A. Bootsma, Official Representative of Boao Hope City

Experience Sharing Novartis Group (China)

CHEN Xiaojing, Senior Vice President at Novartis Group (China)

Experience Sharing Staar Surgicial China

FU Qizhi, General Manager of Staar Surgical China

Panel discussion with Speakers

Moderated by Yves Morath, Head of Swiss Business Hub China


Closing remarks & Announcement of Fact Finding Mission



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