Minister for Health Care leads Swedish delegation to China

On April 19-23, 2015 Sweden’s new Minister for Health Care, Public Health and Sport Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Gabriel Wikström, will be visiting China with a delegation.

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Photo: Kristian Pohl/Government Offices of Sweden

Through a mix of meetings with key stakeholders from national and local levels, study visits and seminars, Swedish companies will have the opportunity to present their solutions and build a foundation for future business with Chinese actors from both public and private sector. The cities visited during the trip are: Beijing, Nanjing and Shanghai.

The delegation trip is organised by Swecare and Business Sweden in cooperation with the Ministry of Social Affairs, the Swedish Embassy in Beijing and the Swedish Consulate General in Shanghai.

Based on a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of health care signed by China and Sweden in 2006, the cooperation between the two countries has intensified. China continues showing a great interest in “the Swedish model” and in combination with the growing market and the strong economy this offers great opportunities for Swedish companies.

On the tentative programme: Study visit to hospital/CDPF/Community Health Center (Beijing), Sino-Swedish seminar “Value based health care” (Beijing + Nanjing), Heyrobics-pass along with the staff of the Embassy of Sweden, workshop with the Chinese State Food and Drug Administration (CFDA), round table discussion with Shanghai Health Care Bureau + study visit to hospital/Community Health Center.

On the evening of Wednesday April 22, members of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce also have the chance to meet and mingle with the Gabriel Wikström, who will introduce the new government as well as recent developments in Sino-Swedish relations.

Swecare is a unique platform where academia, public and private sector join forces toward enhanced export and internationalization of Swedish health care and life science. Swecare acts as a door opener for companies and organizations looking to access ministerial speaking partners, business contacts or collaborators.

International delegation trips are one of Swecare’s core activities. Destinations are determined by the needs member organizations and the Swedish government’s international agenda. The trips are often carried out together with Swedish ministers or ambassadors.

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