Health & Care Innovation Expo: Meet Our Expert

Attending Health and Care Innovation Expo in Manchester and wondering what opportunities the Japanese market has for your company?

Meet our UKTI Japan Senior Trade Adviser to discuss the healthcare and medical devices market in Japan at NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo 2014. Get advice on market entry by booking a 1-to-1 meeting here.

UK healthcare and medical devices companies looking to enter the Japanese market will have an opportunity to meet with Japan-based Life Sciences Senior Trade Adviser, Kaori Arai, at NHS Health and Care Innovation Expo in Manchester on 3 - 4 March 2014. 

Kaori will be available for 1-to-1 meetings to discuss market potential in Japan and how UKTI Japan can assist your company in market entry.

Please see here for full details of Health and Care Innovation Expo 2014

The Japan Market

Japan has the second largest healthcare market in the world with a national medical expenditure of £256 billion in 2012 which showed a record-high in terms of both level and growth rate. Due to the fast ageing population, the demand for unique, sophisticated and highly technical assistive and care products has been on the rise.

The Japanese medical devices market is also the world's second largest worth approx. £16 billion in 2011, 44.4% of which is reliant on imported products. The Japanese government has placed an importance on growing healthcare and medical industries under the government’s growth strategy.

A review of the Pharmaceutical Affairs Law (PAL) is in process, which is expected to ease some of the complicated regulatory procedures and this will work favourably to British medical devices suppliers.

Opportunities exist with advanced and innovative products in areas such as: R&D and technology out-licensing, diagnostics systems and equipment, novel medical treatments, preventive healthcare and infection control related products.

How To Meet Kaori

UK companies interested in meeting with Kaori, please register your interest below to arrange a meeting.

Contact Details

Event Organiser
UK Trade and Investment Japan
Main Contact
Kaori Arai

Event Details

View by Timezone: UK Time | Japan Time
3-4 March 2014
3-4 March 2014
10am - 5pm | 20-30 minute time slots | UK time
10am - 5pm | 20-30 minute time slots | UK time

Manchester Central, Petersfield, M2 3GX, UK