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Canadian Med-Tech Mission to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City , Vietnam
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Canadian Med-Tech Mission to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Date: September 16-17, 2019
Location: Ho Chi Minh City , Vietnam
Target Audience: Canadian companies supplying medical devices and providing services for the healthcare industry.
Sector: Life Sciences

Join the Trade Commissioner Service on the Canadian med-tech mission to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – the third largest healthcare market in Southeast Asia where demands of medical devices are on the rise. Nearly 95% of medical devices are imported, mostly from foreign countries such as Japan, Germany, U.S., China and Singapore, accounting for more than 50% of total import values. Now with favorable regulations for medical devices from G7 countries, Vietnamese distributors are diversifying their portfolio by sourcing products from G7 countries, including Canada. Given that the country relies so heavily on imported devices the government tries to limit trade barriers with low import tax rates and no quota restrictions.

The mission will allow you to gain market insights as well as establish business relationships through market briefings, meetings with potential local partners and site visits to key hospitals and industry players.

There are other related events in the region, including the Medical Fair Thailand 2019 (September 11-13 in Bangkok) and Pharmed & Healthcare Vietnam 2019 (September 11-14 in Ho Chi Minh City). Delegates who would like to consider these related events and/or need help with meetings facilitation in Vietnam prior to or after the mission in Ho Chi Minh City, please contact Ms. Kim Long Nguyen.

Event schedule:

Monday, September 16

  • Morning: welcome and market briefings for Canadian companies
  • Afternoon: seminar on "Canadian Med-Tech Capabilities and Business Opportunities"
  • (Presentations and B2B sessions with local partners)

Tuesday, September 17

  • Full day: site visits to local hospitals and industry partners

Register to attend:

  • Register for the mission here by July 19, 2019
  • The registration cost is complimentary, but participants are responsible for their own travel to and accommodations in Vietnam.

Contact information:

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Kim Long Nguyen
Trade Commissioner
Consulate General of Canada - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Why your organization should participate:

  • Develop a first-hand understanding of the opportunities and challenges of doing business in foreign markets
  • Gain insights and market intelligence
  • Increase visibility of your product or service
  • Meet key commercial entities, industry players, and potential buyers, investors and/or partners
  • Participate in networking events
  • Participate in pre-organized business to business meetings
  • Receive on-the-ground assistance from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service

Trade Commissioner(s) involvement:

Activities organized by the Trade Commissioner Service

  • Business-to-business meetings
  • Networking event
  • Seminar
  • Site visits

The Trade Commissioner, Ms. Kim Long Nguyen (, is specializing in the life sciences sector for the Vietnam market and can provide information on this and other local events that you are considering, as well as advice on business development in the region. Services from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service are offered free of charge to Canadian companies and organizations.


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