Hong Kong is facing a number of growing challenges due to its rapidly aging population, increasing threat of non-communicable diseases, rising public expectation of healthcare services and escalating medical costs. By 2064, the elderly population will reach 2.6M, accounting for 36% of the total population. The demand for elderly-related goods and services will hence keep on increasing. To tackle the challenges of an ageing population, Hong Kong has been increasing its expenditure on elderly care over the past years. With no tariff, VAT nor sales tax on medical devices, no specific legislative control over importation and sales of medical products and no mandatory registration for medical devices, Hong Kong is among the easiest entry points to the Asian market.
In collaboration with Nordic Innovation House (NIH), Business Sweden Hong Kong is arranging a Virtual Meet-the-Buyer Event during 3-5 November 2021 for Nordic elderly-care related companies. Through the event, participants can gain hands-on knowledge about the Hong Kong elderly care market and explore business opportunities by virtual B2B meetings with potential partners / buyers. Participants can join virtually for the Summit part of the Gerontech and Innovation Expo Summit (GIES) - first large-scale expo and summit in Hong Kong organised by the government to showcase the latest Gerontechnology products and solutions. Participating companies may potentially get listed as an exhibitor on the GIES website and showcase products at the GIES. A 6-months basic membership at NIH-HK will also be offered to each participating company
Date: 3-5 November 2021
Please contact Carrie Chan for more information. Last day to register is September, 8.