The Italian Healthcare Eco-System for China, April 12


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Dear Members and Friends,

The China-Italy Chamber of Commerce (CICC) in collaboration with its Healthcare Working Group (HCWG) and the Italian Trade Agency (ITA), is pleased to invite you to the upcoming event Italian Healthcare Eco-system for China. It will be held offline on April 12, 2024, from 3:00 pm (Beijing time), at the China International Medical Equipment Fair (CMEF) in Shanghai.


Fostering international collaboration and knowledge exchange is essential for driving innovation and advancing healthcare solutions. With this in mind, we propose a seminar that aims to introduce Chinese companies to the Italian healthcare ecosystem. This seminar will serve as a platform to highlight the strengths and opportunities within the Italian healthcare sector while facilitating networking and partnership opportunities between Chinese and Italian healthcare entities.


Italy boasts a world-renowned healthcare system that consistently ranks highly in global assessments. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Italy's healthcare system ranks among the top 10 in the world for overall performance. Bloomberg Healthcare Efficiency Index 2022 classified the Italian Healthcare System at the fourth place. These rankings underscore Italy's commitment to delivering high-quality healthcare services to its citizens and position the country as an attractive destination for international collaboration and investment in healthcare.


The Italian healthcare ecosystem comprises several sub-sectors, each characterized by excellence and innovation.


Pharmaceutical sector

In 2022 Italy was the 6th biggest producer of pharmaceuticals and Italian pharmaceutical companies have made significant advancements in areas such as diagnostic imaging, oncology, neurology, and rare diseases, positioning themselves as key players in the global pharmaceutical landscape.


Medical device industry

Italy's medical device industry is renowned for its cutting-edge technologies and innovative solutions. Italian medical device companies are recognized for their expertise in areas such as diagnostics and minimally invasive surgery, offering state-of-the-art products that meet the highest international standards.



In the field of education, Italy is home to prestigious medical schools and research institutions that attract students and scholars from around the world. These institutions offer comprehensive training programs and conduct groundbreaking research in areas such as biomedicine, biotechnology, and healthcare management, contributing to the advancement of medical knowledge and innovation.


Medical Tourism

Furthermore, Italy has emerged as a leading destination for medical tourism, offering world-class healthcare services coupled with cultural attractions and scenic landscapes. Italian hospitals and clinics provide a wide range of medical treatments and procedures, attracting patients from across the globe seeking high-quality care in a desirable setting.


Overall, the seminar will provide Chinese companies with valuable insights into the Italian healthcare ecosystem, highlighting its strengths, opportunities, and potential for collaboration.


By fostering dialogue and partnership between Chinese and Italian healthcare stakeholders, we aim to drive mutual growth and innovation in the global healthcare industry.




  • Date: 12 April, 2024
  • Time: 3-5 pm (Beijing Time)
  • Language: English
  • Format: offline
  • Venue: National Convention and Exhibition Center, International Stage, Hall 5.2
  • Address: No. 333 Songze Avenue, Qingpu District, Shanghai. 上海市 青浦区 崧泽大道 333号
  • Ticket: Free for both CICC members and non-members





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The event will be held within the fair, so you will also need to register for CMEF  in order to get the badge the enter! To register for the fair please scan the qr-code in the flyer below:




About China International Medical Equipment Fair (CMEF)

The China International Medical Equipment Fair (CMEF) is a world leading medical and health technology platform, provides a comprehensive display of technological advancements and solutions from across the entire medical industry chain. CMEF is dedicated to industry trends, technological innovation, and fostering future business opportunities and development, contributing to the global advancement of the medical industry.


Concurrent events include the International Manufacturing and Components Design Show (ICMD), Intelligent Health China (IHC), International Emergency, Rescue & Safe China (ERSC), China International Rehabilitation and Personal Health Show (CRS), the China International Elderly Care and Nursing Show (CECN), the China International Home Care Exhibition (Lifecare), and Animal Health China (AHC).


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The 89th China International Medical Equipment Expo

Exploring Italy's Presence at the 89th China International Medical Equipment Fair


The China International Medical Device Expo (CMEF) provides a platform for medical device manufacturers, distributors and healthcare professionals to gather and explore the latest advances in the field. The Italian Trade Agency along with the Consulate General of Italy in Shanghai will organize a pavilion from leading Italian medical device companies at the 89th China International Medical Equipment Fair (CMEF) from April 11 to 14, 2024. With more than 5000 global medical device field enterprises, industry professionals to exchange industry development and build bridges.

Organized by ITA, the Italian National Pavilion, consisting of 12 leading Italian medical device companies, will showcase cutting-edge medical technologies aimed at enhancing and improving overall medical outcomes, while underlining Italy's commitment to global cooperation and innovation exchange.



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About Healthcare Working Group (HCWG)

The HCWG includes all the companies working in the healthcare sector, such as manufacturing companies of medical equipment, devices or pharmaceutical products and supply of IT solutions. The initiative to create a network of companies operating in the healthcare sector was activated by the Embassy of Italy in the P.R.C.

The first tangible result of this initiative was the publication of "Pacchetto di cooperazione sino-italiana", presented at Chinese counterparts during the visit of the Italian Minister of Economic Development, Flavio Zanonato, in January 2014. The HCWG is committed to promote awareness of the know-how and quality of Italian products and companies in the healthcare sector in China and to share industry information between operators to maximize business opportunities.

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