Growth opportunities for Swiss Medical Device Companies in Japan

Dec 19, 2014

JETRO will hold an informative seminar on Japanese healthcare and medtech market on February 12, 2015 at Schweizerhof hotel, in Bern.

Japan is the world’s second largest market for medical technology products. With forecasts showing that nearly half of the Japanese population will be over 65 years old by 2050, the Japanese market is a very attractive and promising market for Swiss companies which are willing to invest long term. The last two years under Abenomics have given positive impulse with new regulations to facilitate the access for foreign companies to the Japanese medtech market. This event will serve as an introduction to the Japanese medtech market and provide you with up to date information on recent trend and opportunities, and brings you together with real Japan experts. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to gain fresh and value added insights about Japan medtech sector.

Partners: S-GE, Medical Cluster, SJCC, ConCep+

13:15 Registration
13:45 Opening remarks
Mr.Koichiro Nakamura, Director General, JETRO Switzerland
13:50 Welcome address
H.E.Ryuhei Maeda, Ambassador of Japan to Switzerland
14:00 The Japanese Medtech Market: overview and keys to success
Mr.Martin Stricker, Director, Member of the Board, G&S, Tokyo
14:45 Practical considerations for Swiss companies in Japan
Mr.Charles Ochsner, Lawyer, CH Project Management Ltd, Tokyo
15:30 Success story of Swiss and /or Japanese companies (TBC)
Short coffee break
16:45 JETRO and its services
Mr.Koichiro Nakamura, Director General of JETRO Switzerland
17:00 S-GE and its services
Mr.Stefan Barny, Senior consultant Japan, S-GE
17:15 Panel discussion “The keys to success in the Japanese medical market”
Preceded by a presentation of the report: “Swiss Medical Technology Industry 2014”
Moderator: Mr.Beatus Hofrichter, co-author of the report, ConCep+
Discussion among the speakers and Q&A with the floor
18:15 Networking apéro
19:15 End of the seminar

Please register no later than February 6th, 2015 by e-mailing Nathalie Cornier:
The seminar will be held in English, it is free of charge but registration is compulsory, seats are limited.