Middle East Public Health Trade Mission Detailed Event Information For Middle East Public Health Trade Mission
Middle East Public Health Trade Mission -- Architectural/Constr./Engineering SVC, Health Care Services, Laboratory Scientific Instruments, Medical Eq., Water Resources Eq./Services
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Location/Date: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 06/05/2010 - 06/10/2010
Event Summary:
To help U.S. firms leverage opportunities in these markets, a senior-level Department official will lead this trade mission to Riyadh and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; and Doha, Qatar.

This mission will focus on two important public health issues: (1) patient healthcare and (2) water and waste management. The mission will provide an excellent venue for U.S. companies to promote equipment, services, and technologies in a range of public health sectors, including hospital and clinical laboratory equipment; pharmaceuticals; health care technologies; public health education; hospital construction and design; IT software; and waste management including medical waste; incinerators, bio-mass technology, recycling and integrated solid waste management services, water and sewage treatment plants; water desalinization and water distribution.

Why the Middle East?

Major Push in Public Health

• Increasing populations and rapid urbanization in recent years are creating strong demand for healthcare, and water and waste management.

Patient Healthcare

• Both countries are upgrading and expanding hospitals and increasing the focus on healthcare for their populations. Public and private sector healthcare systems are seeking a wide range of healthcare technologies and solutions.

Water and Waste Management

• With water tables decreasing, water resources are in critical demand. Both countries need to invest billions of dollars in water and waste management over the next 20 years.

During the mission, participants will receive:

A) briefings on public health markets in each city visited;

B) introductions to potential agents/ distributors, facility administrators, and purchasing managers through group events;

C) site visits if applicable;

D) one-on-one meetings tailored to each firm's interests; and

E) meetings with local business representatives and government officials, as appropriate.

Jeanne Townsend, Baltimore
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 410-962-4518
Lisa Huot, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-2796