Discover Global Markets:  Healthcare/Life Sciences
  • Highlighted Countries:
  • Greece                                                                 

Keynote Speakers
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Omar Ishrak,

CEO, Medtronic

Congressman Erik Paulsen,

U.S. House of Representatives

Stephen Hull,

Principal, Hull & Associates

 

Agenda
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Monday, November 17

 

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Conference Registration and Continental Breakfast

   

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Opening and Welcome

  • Thomas McGinty, Director, U.S. Field Operations, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Congressman Erik Paulsen, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Senator Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Senate - Invited
   

9:00 – 10:25 a.m.

Plenary Session: Markets of Opportunity

  • Dr. John Pournoor, International Government Markets, 3M
  • UHG, Speaker TBA
  • Tom Foley, Principal, Deloitte Consulting
  • Additional Speakers TBA

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10:35 – 11:30 a.m.

Breakout Sessions / One-on-One Consultations*

 

Track A: Markets of Interest—Country Outlook, Canada & Mexico

  • Connie Irrera, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Consulate General, Montreal, Canada
  • Alicia Herrera, Commercial Specialist, U.S Embassy, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Paul Hansen, Trade Commissionner, U.S Consulate General of Canada in Minneapolis

Track B: Markets of Interest—Country Outlook, Brazil

  • Jefferson Oliveira, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Consulate General, Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Vivek Bhargava, Founder, Global Footprints
 

Track C: Regulations, Directives, & Standards—Protecting Your IPR in the Global Marketplace

  • Kathleen Murphy, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP – Invited
 

Track D: Connected Health & Finance

  • Speakers TBA

11:40 – 12:35 p.m.

Breakout Sessions / One-on-One Consultations*

 

Track A: Markets of Interest—Country Outlook, Colombia & Argentina

  • Paola Lugari, Commerce Specialist, U.S Embassy, Bogota, D.C., Colombia
  • Liliana Paz, Commercial Specialist, U.S Embassy, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Track B: Markets of Interest—Country Outlook, China

  • Angela Han, Commercial Specialist, U.S Consulate General, Guangzhou, China
  • Bill Sanders, Trade Advisor, Braumiller Consulting Group, LLC
  • Robert M. Oberlies, Officer, Frederickson & Byron, P.A.
 

Track C: Regulations, Directives, & Standards—Standards Harmonization With the EU

  • Susana Getman, Market Access and Compliance Specialist, U.S Mission to the E.U., Brussels, Belgium
  • Bryan O’Byrne, TANC, Export and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce

Track D: Connected Health & Finance—Electronic Records in the Global Marketplace

  • Additional Speakers TBA
   

12:45– 2:20 p.m.

Lunch Served

   

1:20 – 2:20 p.m.

Keynote Address: Medical Products in the Developing World

  • Additional Speakers TBA

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions / One-on-One Consultations*

 

Track A: Markets of Interest—Country Outlook, Turkey

  • Ebru Olcay, Commercial Specialist, US Embassy, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Additional Speakers TBA

Track B: Markets of Interest—Country Outlook, Russia

  • Miguel Hernandez, Commercial Officer, U.S Embassy, Moscow, Russia
  • Christo Linardakis, Senior Counsel, Braumiller Law Group, PLLC
 

Track C: Relevance of Trade Agreements to the Life Sciences or Medtech Industry

  • Bryan O’ Byrne, TANC, Export & Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Brian Woodward, TANC, Export & Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Dr. Trevor Gunn, Managing Director, International Relations, Medtronic
 

Track D: Connected Health & Finance—Interoperability in the Healthcare Ecosystem

  • Laura Elan, Program Manager and Global Service Line Leader, UL
  • Additional Speakers TBA

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.

Refreshment & Exhibit Break

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions / One-on-One Consultations*

 

Track A: Markets of Interest—Country Outlook, Japan and Vietnam

  • Stephen Anderson, Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy, Tokyo, Japan
  • Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - Invited

Track B: Markets of Interest—Country Outlook, India

  • Manjushree Phookan, Sr. Commercial Specialist & Office Director, U.S Consulate General, Bangalore, India
  • Abby Pratt, Vice President, Global Strategy & Analysis, AdvaMed
 

Track C: Regulations, Directives, & Standards—CE-Marking: Issues to Consider Before Starting Compliance

  • Yvonne Halpaus, QNET LLC
  • John Cadwalader, Worldwide Innovations & Technologies, Inc.
 

Track D: Connected Health & Finance—Use of Big Data in the Global Marketplace

  • Additional Speakers TBA
   

5:00 p.m.

End of Meetings for Day 1

   

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Networking Reception

   

Tuesday, November 18

 

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

   

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

Opening Comments

  • Shaye Mandle, President & CEO, LifeScience Alley
   

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.

Plenary Session: Global Reimbursements

 
  • Stephen Hull, Principal, Hull & Associates

9:45 – 10:00 a.m.

Break

   

10:00 – 10:55 a.m.

Breakout Sessions / One-on-One Consultations*

 

Track A: Markets of Interest—Country Outlook, EU, Greece and Nordic Region

  • Susana Getman, Market Access and Compliance Specialist, U.S Mission to the E.U., Brussels, Belgium
  • Betty Alexandropoulou, Commercial Specialist, U.S Consulate General, Athens, Greece
  • Britt Hestenes, Commercial Specialist, U.S Embassy Oslo, Norway

Track B: Markets of Interest—Country Outlook, Saudi Arabia

  • Erik Hunt, Deputy Counsellor and Commercial Attaché, U.S Embassy, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Tom Foley, Principal, Deloitte Consulting
  • Additional Speakers TBA
 

Track C: Regulations, Directives, & Standards—In Vitro Diagnostics

  • Mari Meyer, Director of Regulatory Affairs, DiaSorin – Invited
  • Robert Di Tullio, Di Tullio Consulting
  • Chris Bushmann, Surmodics - Invited
 

Track D: Connected Health & Finance

  • Additional Speakers TBA

11:05 – 12:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions / One-on-One Consultations*

 

Track A: Markets of Interest—Country Outlook, South Korea & Australia

  • Yoonshil Chay, Sr. Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy, Seoul, South Korea
  • Monique Roos, Commercial Specialist, Australia
  • Paul Katzfey, VP of Sales and Marketing, Brownmed

Track B: Markets of Interest—Country Outlook, South Africa, Kenya, & Nigeria

  • Felicity Nagel, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Consulate General, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Humphrey Lilech, Senior Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Chamberlain Eke, Commercial Specialist, U.S. Consulate General, Lagos, Nigeria
 

Track C: Regulations, Directives, & Standards—Supplements and Cosmetics: Regulations and Claims in the Global Marketplace

  • Susana Getman, Market Access and Compliance Specialist, U.S Mission to the E.U., Brussels, Belgium
  • Bob Klepinski, Regulatory Attorney, Fredrikson & Byron P.A. – Invited
  • Monica Feldman, Global Head of Consumer Health, EuroMonitor
  • Philip Pittsford, International Sales Director, NOW Foods - Invited
 

Track D: Connected Health: International Operations 101

  • Theresa Holl, Radius
  • Additional Speakers TBA

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch Served

   

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Keynote Address: Activating your International Markets

  • Omar Ishrak, CEO, Medtronic
   

1:30 p.m.

Conference Concludes

   
  • One-on-One Consultations are each 20 minutes long and will be held nearby at the same time as the Breakout Sessions. Please refer to your individual appointment schedule.
  • In the Breakout Sessions, you can choose any session from the following three tracks:
  • Track A: Markets of Interest—Health technology specialists from U.S. embassies and consulates around the world will highlight industry opportunities in their respective markets and answer your questions about export potential in the industry.
  • Track B: Markets of Interest— Health technology specialists from U.S. embassies and consulates in Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa, and Saudi Arabia will talk about their markets and answer your questions.
  • Track C: International Regulations, Directives, & Standards—Learn about health technology regulations in specific markets, the change of directives in the European Union, and the global harmonization standards that impact your global business.
  • Track D: Connected Health & Finance in the Global Marketplace—Discover the growing opportunities in health IT, telemedicine, and mHealth, as well as resources to help your financial growth..

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