With 2800 Visitors from 40 countries, ASGH and Hong Kong International Medical and Healthcare Fair Organized Successfully

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Hong Kong’s status as a healthcare innovation hub has been boosted through agreements signed during the third International Healthcare Week, organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). The event brought together global healthcare leaders, medical product and service traders, start-ups, and investors to discuss the latest developments and trending topics in the healthcare industry.

The Asia Summit on Global Health (ASGH) and the Hong Kong International Medical and Healthcare Fair (Medical Fair) concluded successfully, attracting over 2,800 participants from 40 countries and regions and welcoming over 12,000 buyers from 60 countries and regions, respectively. The events facilitated cross-sector collaboration through 360+ deal-making sessions and 650+ business matching meetings.

Dr Peter K N Lam, Chairman of the HKTDC, highlighted the importance of innovation, collaboration, and inclusion in addressing global health issues such as ageing populations, novel infectious diseases, and climate-related health threats. He emphasized that Hong Kong’s position as a leading hub for medical innovation is evident in the success of the ASGH and Medical Fair.

The Summit featured over 80 experts, researchers, medical professionals, business leaders, investors, and representatives from the healthcare industry worldwide. They engaged in discussions on forward-looking issues such as healthcare innovation, innovative drugs, China’s healthcare development, healthcare investment prospects, and healthcare insurance.

Prof Lo Chung-mau, Secretary for Health of the Hong Kong SAR, emphasized Hong Kong’s commitment to reforming its medical product registration and innovating biomedical research in the coming decade. He expressed confidence that Hong Kong will overcome challenges and achieve its goal of developing into a health and medical innovation hub.

Prof Roger Kornberg, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2006, highlighted the latest biotech advancements and emphasized the importance of financial support for research. He noted that the Hong Kong government’s recent announcement of a HK$6 billion investment in a research centre for fundamental studies is a good beginning but should not end there. He also stressed the importance of creating opportunities for young people to gain early independence and pursue their curiosity in order to achieve success.

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