Colombia | Life Sciences & Health Mission

Interested in taking your business to the next level in the Colombian healthcare market? Join the Life Sciences & Health Mission to Bogotá, Colombia. This mission, which will take place from 18-21 October 2022, offers the perfect opportunity to reconnect with important stakeholders and key decision-makers.

This mission is part of a multi-annual public-private program on co-creating integrated care between Colombia and the Netherlands. This has been made possible by Holland House Colombia and the “Partners for International Business (PIB), named WeCareColombia. The LSH PIB WeCareColombia is a three-year cooperation between the Dutch government and a cluster of Dutch companies and knowledge institutes.

Latest trends and developments

Since June 19 Colombia has elected a new president, Gustavo Petro, which is the first left president of the country. His approach, regarding Colombia’s healthcare system, will focus on cost containment, prevention, equality and technology integration/interoperability. To do so, comprehensive and integrated networks are now being created to provide opportunities to develop initiatives that could contribute to improving healthcare provision, such as the implementation of the Digital Health Roadmap for the coming 10 years.

Also, Colombia’s regulatory framework has been undergoing several changes, such as the implementation of the Decreto 441. This decree provides a legal basis regarding the negotiation process to minimize the information asymmetry and to facilitate supervision and tracing.

Both developments provide new opportunities to provide highly innovative healthcare solutions, stimulating the collaboration between Colombia and the Netherlands.

What to expect?

This mission will provide excellent opportunities to reconnect with relevant business contacts. The program is still under development but will include the following elements:

  • Site visits in Bogotá, e.g. to public- and private hospitals, health units, universities, insurers/EPS etc.
  • Individual matchmaking
  • Networking events

To increase the quality and success of the mission, individual intake meetings will be organized to prepare for the matchmaking. After registration, you will receive more details.

Is this mission relevant for you?

The LSH mission is relevant for companies and knowledge institutes active in the Dutch Life Sciences and Health sector, in particular for those in the following fields:

  • eHealth and Digital Health Solutions
  • Screening programmes
  • Public health
  • Value-based healthcare
  • Health access

Note: In favour of the scope and quality of the mission, we reserve the right to accept or decline participants who do not belong to the relevant target group for this mission

Participation fee

The participation fee is €750,- (excl. VAT) per person, per organisation.

This fee includes participation in the collective programme, collective local transport and local support by organizing parties. Costs for travel, accommodation, meals, translators and individual transportation are not included. We will be travelling on the 17th and 21st of October 2022.

Register today!

If you want to be part of the Dutch LSH delegation, please register before September 12th 2022 by filling in the online application form.

Do you have any questions about the program or logistics and financial matters? We are happy to help. For more information, please contact:

Datum: 18 oktober 2022 t/m 21 oktober 2022
Locatie: Colombia