Task Force Health Care, together with RVO.nl, the Netherlands Embassy in Bogotá and Holland House Colombia will organize a healthcare visit to Bogotá and Cartagena from 25 to 29 May 2020.
With a population of about 50 million people and an area of 1 109 500 km2 – Colombia is the 4th largest and Latin America’s fastest-growing and most stable economy. In the largest cities, one can receive a very high standard of healthcare. 23 out of 58 best hospitals in Latin America are located in Colombia, with a strong private sector that is willing to invest. Simultaneously, the government is investing millions of USD in the public sector with the aim of increasing overall access to quality care and stimulating healthcare providers to invest in innovative solutions.
The Dutch and Colombian have similar ‘Managed Competition’ health systems, and through four years (2015–2019) of intense bilateral high-level exchanges in healthcare, the Netherlands has been established as the number one reference country for many key stakeholders in Colombia. Both hospitals and health insurers are actively doing business with Dutch companies & organizations, either directly or through local representatives.
The OES International Forum in Cartagena is the main annual event during which key stakeholders from the Colombian healthcare sector come together to discuss quality and safety of care and to get to know international innovative products & solutions. The Netherlands is this year’s selected guest country. This creates an inviting landscape for interested Dutch healthcare companies and knowledge institutes.
Would you like to know more about your opportunities in the Colombian healthcare market? Download the latest Colombia market study. This report was commissioned by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) and was produced by the Task Force Health Care (TFHC) to identify opportunities for the Dutch Life Sciences & Health sector in Colombia. To this end, TFHC matched the Dutch supply of solutions for healthcare with current developments in Colombia’s health systems.
The health mission will provide excellent opportunities to meet new relevant business contacts and to learn more about current developments in the Colombian healthcare sector. You can expect the following program components during the mission.
(Please note that below items may be subject to change)
After registration, you will receive more details concerning the mission and the preparations.
The health mission is relevant for Dutch companies and knowledge institutes active in the LSH sector who want to explore, enter or strengthen current activities in the Colombian health care sector. In particular for those in the following fields:
The Participation fee is € 1.400,- (excl. VAT) per person, per organization (excl. travel & stay). You will receive a suggested plan for travel and stay after registration.
If you want to be a part of the delegation please register before 27 March, 2020. Please click on the button below for the online application form.
Task Force Health Care (TFHC) invites you to participate in a seminar and meet & greet with a Colombian delegation of high-level decision-makers with a special focus on Healthy Ageing & Senior Care in Colombia and the Netherlands. The seminar is highly relevant if you are interested in joining the Life Sciences & Health Visit and Holland Lounge in Colombia.
We look forward to seeing on the 16th of April from 09:30 – 13:00 (including network lunch), The Netherlands, exact location to be announced. Please click here for more information & pre-registration (free-of-charge).
Task Force Health Care
Suze Kruisheer, Programme Manager Latin America
T +31 (0) 702 199 000
Datum: 17 januari 2020