(PRWEB) October 25, 2011
Bringing the world's leading pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies together in New York City, the 1st Annual Korea-US HT Partnerships will commence at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York Times Square on Thursday, October 27th at 9 a.m. The event is organized by the Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI) and the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA).
KHIDI, a government agency in the Republic of Korea affiliated with the nation’s Ministry of Health and Welfare, established its USA branch office in 2008 in order to promote cooperation among global healthcare technology (HT) industries. While co-organizing this year with KOTRA New York, the event is designed to enhance collaboration amid organizations involved in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industries both in the U.S. and Korea, the event aims to effectively facilitate discussion of future business partnerships, particularly in the areas of investment opportunities, technology transfers, and the conduct of R&D.
More than 200 global health industry professionals are expected to attend, including not only senior-level representatives but also government officials such as Ambassador Young-Mok Kim. Leaders from Korea include those heading prominent multinational pharmaceutical and medical device companies such as Hanmi Pharmaceutical, SK Life Science, HanAll BioPharma Co, Ltd., and Infinitt North America Inc. From the U.S., representatives from Pfizer, Novartis, Sanofi-Aventis, and Braco Diagnostics Inc. have also confirmed attendance.
“We are looking forward to the event this year,” said Director General of KHIDI USA, Do-Hyun Cho, when asked to comment about the upcoming conference. “We expect that the discussions begun here will become the fodder for many successful global partnerships in the future.”
The conference offers informative seminars, company presentations, and networking luncheons in addition to one-on-one business partnership meeting opportunities. Attendance to the event is open to those invited free of charge. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from speakers of diverse backgrounds and experiences from both Korea and the United States with the array of seminars ranging from healthcare investing, to research and development strategies, to device regulations.
RSVP is required at the event website where a relevant attendee list and programming schedule are updated periodically. Company fact sheets and meeting arrangements can also be completed online. For more information, contact the event organizer, Lara Back, at KHIDI USA.
Contact Persons :
Lara Back, Event Project Manager
The Korea Health Industry Development Institute USA (KHIDI USA) is a government-funded institution based in New York City to support innovation and to promote international cooperation among health and medical industries.