HEALTHCARE EQUIPMENT, SERVICES, AND TECHNOLOGIES
TRADE MISSION TO EGYPT, JORDAN, AND ISRAEL
(WEST BANK optional)
MAY 16 – 21, 2015
The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, is organizing a healthcare equipment, services, and technologies business development mission to Egypt, Jordan and Israel, with an optional stop in the West Bank, May 16–21, 2015. The purpose of the mission is to introduce representatives from U.S. firms and related trade associations to the region and to promote exports of U.S. healthcare products and services. Delegates will receive market briefings and participate in customized meetings with prospective partners. Companies may also participate in a stop in the West Bank city of Ramallah at an additional cost.
Targeted sectors include:
Why Join the Mission?
To gain greater access to the Egypt, Jordan, and Israel markets by receiving:
o Access to government decision makers
o One-on-one appointments with business contacts, including potential agents, distributors, and partners.
o First-hand market information on the healthcare-related environment in the region to help arm your company with the ability to sustain and expand business in the region
Governments across the Middle East and North Africa are increasingly aware that continual expansion and upgrading of healthcare systems are needed to meet the growing demand of the fast-growing population. The healthcare equipment, services, and technologies sector is one of the fastest growing sectors in Egypt and Jordan, where healthcare expenditure and demand are driven by demographic factors such as population growth and increased life expectancy, as well as higher literacy, an increasing prevalence of lifestyle-related diseases, increased aspirations for better quality healthcare services, greater availability of health insurance, and rising income levels. Israel offers a particularly technologically advanced setting for U.S. companies, with opportunities in both the public and private sectors.
The region’s healthcare spending in 2013 was as follows: Egypt $9.5 billion, Jordan $1 billion and Israel $20 billion. The current state of healthcare infrastructure in the region is not adequate to satisfy existing demand. The healthcare equipment, services, and technologies expansion in the region is expected to grow at an annual rate of 5 - 8% in 2014. The region’s objectives to upgrade healthcare will require purchases of medical equipment/services and renovation of existing hospitals/clinics. Over the next few years, the private sector will play a big role in further realizing the potential in healthcare projects throughout North Africa and the Levant. U.S. companies will benefit from exploring the market at early stages and introducing their advanced technologies.
March 13, 2015
Expenses for travel, lodging, some meals and incidentals will be the responsibility of each mission participant.
International Trade Specialist - Project Officer
U.S. Commercial Service – New Jersey
Tel: 973-645-4682 x 212
Senior Commercial Specialist/NAL Healthcare Team Leader
U.S. Commercial Service – Jordan