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Industry Events

Please see below the full list of external events taking place around the UK

July 2017

Medilink EMPreparing for the general data protection regulation – what you should be doing now

Date: Thursday 20 July

Venue: Shakespeare Martineau offices, Waterfront House, 35 Station Street, Nottingham, NG2 3DQ

Times: 08:30 – 10:30

All businesses need to prepare themselves for when the general data protection regulation (gdpr) comes in to force in 2018 and it will completely change how companies can use their business data.

Join us at this breakfast event for a great opportunity to find out about what you should be doing.

This event will be hosted and presented by one of our patron members; Shakespeare Martineau, the event will specifically include:

  • reasons for the new regulation
  • key concepts provided for by the new regulation
  • differences with data protection act (dpa) regime
  • practical impact on businesses/employers

Places are limited, so please book early

To register for the event click here to complete the online booking form

Enquiries: or call 0115 822 3154

 Medilink UK logoTapping into China – International Trade Workshop


Date: 25th July

Venue: Medilink West Midlands, 4 Greenfield Crescent, Edgbaston, B15 3BE

Delegate Fees: Medilink Members: FREE / Non-Members: £25

This International Trade workshop will provide you with the opportunities and information to make entering the Chinese market possible. The workshop will present a model for how businesses can access the Chinese market whilst keeping risk to a minimum. This model will help to identify appropriate Chinese partners and investors, provide advice and support on the medical sector and give access to office, R&D and manufacturing facilities.

Covered topics will include:

  • An introduction to the Chinese medical sector
  • The drivers (central and regional policy, demographics etc.) behind the expanding medical sector
  • Opportunities for British companies
  • Doing business in China
  • Identifying the support available
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This workshop is designed for: Companies interested in exploring business opportunities in China
Why the Chinese Market?
Presently, the medical/health sector in China is undergoing a transformation in response to; an aging population, a middle class which is increasing in wealth and size and opening up of the Chinese state to western medical technology and approaches. This provides opportunities for British companies, particularly in light of Brexit.
Presentation by: Mark Schneider, West Midlands International Service
Mark has been involved in innovation and knowledge transfer for over 20 years. During that time he managed a number of complex projects and services, involving multi-partners and stakeholders in the UK, Europe and China. He worked in the UK university sector, undertaking business development and knowledge transfer activities, worked with UK businesses, helping them to transfer their technology to Europe and China and provided support and training to European universities interested in developing their commercial activities.
Mark spent 8 years in Luxembourg and Brussels delivering innovation and technology transfer support and training on behalf of the European Commission. Since May 2013 he has been working with partners in China to help organisations within the West Midlands develop business, R&D and civic links with Chinese regions and cities. Much of this work has been financially supported by West Midland local authorities and by DG REGIO.
For more information please contact Vanessa Bailey or Telephone: 0121 452 5630

September 2017

EHPPA Days 2017

Dates: 28 & 29 September

Venue: Centre Etoile Saint Honoré, Paris

The “EHPPA Days 2017”, a European Forum for the Procurement of Health Innovation, will be held on the 28th & 29th September at the Centre Etoile Saint Honoré in Paris.

The Forum is organised by EHPPA, an alliance of non-profit Group Procurement Organisations representing 9 European countries, and the network of French Chamber of Commerce and Industry abroad, CCI France International.

It aims to put public buyers in touch with innovative French and European suppliers in the Healthcare sector. This event will start with a half day conference followed by a day and a half of B2B meetings to provide information on the purchasing practices of the different European public organisations and to identify new business opportunities.

The event will gather more than 250 participants, including around 60 buyers and 15 country experts. It is addressed to start-ups, SMEs, middle-market companies, French and European suppliers offering innovative solutions in every branch of the Health sector: pharmacy, pathology, biomedical engineering, patient management, medical equipment, biotech, e-health & digital support, accommodation, infrastructure & technical services, energy & sustainable development, telecommunication & IT services.

For more information, EHPPA Day 2017 or visit