Breakfast Seminar: Health Technology in Hong Kong and Greater Bay Area
Please note that the event has been postponed to 14the December.
Date: 14 December 2023 (Thursday)
Time: 9:00am Finnish time (3:00pm Hong Kong time), length 1,5 hours
Format: Breakfast Seminar
The health technology sector worth more than one billion euros is growing.
Hong Kong’s growing healthcare market offers growth opportunities for Finnish companies
Hong Kong’s growing healthcare market offers growth opportunities for Finnish companies, especially in the field of health technology and digital services. In addition to the local market, Hong Kong can enable the first step into the healthcare market of Greater Bay Area (GBA) and the rest of Asia.
The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) in China, which includes Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, and nine cities in Guangdong province, has a rapidly growing healthcare industry with significant potential. The region has a permanent population of nearly 80 million people with a growing middle class with higher disposable incomes. This demographic shift in the GBA and an increasingly ageing population as well as pandemic influences in China are driving huge demand for high-quality healthcare services.
Hong Kong SAR is strategically designated as the MedTech development hub in the GBA
The “Hong Kong and Macao Medicine and Equipment Connect” policy enables drugs and medical equipment that are already on the Hong Kong market to be used by designated medical institutions in the GBA after approval. In addition, the authorities of Guangdong and Hongkong SAR signed the MoU on Collaboration in the Supervision of the Safety of Medicines and Medical Instruments in the GBA. The local authorities are promoting mutual benefit, joint development and deeper integration of the healthcare industry in the GBA, as well as accelerating the standardisation and internationalisation of the regional healthcare industry.
We are honoured to hear the views of three experts on the following topics:
1. Developing a GBA strategy through Hong Kong, Ms. Sanorita Li, Head of Healthcare, Business Finland China
2. HK Fast Track Option to GBA for Foreign Companies, Mr. Hamish King, CEO, Cisema Hong Kong
3. Practical Tips for IP protection in Hong Kong and China, Ms. Theresa Luk and Mr. Ian Liu, Partners, Deacons Hong Kong
9:00 Introductory words,
– Mr Pertti Mero, Chair of the Finland-Hong Kong Business Association
– Mr Mika Finska, Consul, Trade and Investment, Consulate General of Finland
9:05 Expert presentations
– Developing a GBA strategy through Hong Kong
– HK Fast Track Option to GBA for Foreign Companies
– Practical Tips for IP protection in Hong Kong and China
10:30 End of event
Finland-Hong Kong Business Association, Suomi-Hongkong kauppayhdistys
Consulate General of Finland, Hong Kong More information from: ville.vuorensola(a)chamber.fi
About our Speakers
Ms. Sanorita Li – Business Finland
Sanorita graduated with a MBA degree from the University of Cambridge in the UK. She has worked for a number of European organisations and experienced in promoting business cooperation between Chinese and European enterprises. She is currently the head of the China health industry at Business Finland. Sanorita’s core tasks are to promote Finnish and Chinese medical innovation collaborations in the fields of big health such as digital health, early diagnosis, biotechnology, cancer treatment, gerontechnologies etc.
Mr. Hamish King – Cisema Hong Kong
Hamish King is CEO at Cisema, a regulatory & compliance consultancy for China founded in Munich and Beijing in 2002. A lawyer by training – admitted in Hong Kong and NSW, Australia – Hamish previously worked with UK Magic Circle Firm Linklaters in Hong Kong, and has over 10 years’ experience in the legal and regulatory fields. He has obtained the RAC and CFA qualifications. Regularly writing articles and speaking on China regulatory pathways and registration points, he currently lives in Hong Kong and specializes in NMPA registrations and compliance.
Ms Theresa Luk – Partner, Deacons
Theresa is a Partner in the IP Commercial & Litigation Practice at Deacons. Theresa is qualified as a solicitor in Hong Kong and holds a JD from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a PCLL from Chinese University of Hong Kong. She also obtained an Hon BSc in Life Sciences from the University of Toronto, specialising in Human Biology and Nutritional Science.
Theresa’s practice covers IP protection and enforcement in Hong Kong in the areas of trade mark, patents, registered designs, passing off, copyright, trade secrets and confidential information, company names and domain names and is one of the few lawyers in Hong Kong specialising in patent litigation.
Theresa also advises on a wide range of IP commercial and local law compliance matters relating to clinical trials, advertising, marketing campaigns, product launches, consumer protection, copyright clearance, privacy and personal data protection, sale of goods, product guarantees and trade description and unfair trade practices.
Ms Tracy Li – Partner, Deacons
Tracy is a Partner in the China IP Practice Group of Deacons IP Department. Tracy is qualified as a solicitor in Hong Kong and holds a LLB, a PCLL and a BSS (Government and Laws) from the University of Hong Kong.
Tracy’s practice covers IP protection and enforcement, strategic issues in China relating to portfolio management, brand protection, copyright protection, domain name disputes, anti-counterfeiting, commercial exploitation of IP rights and entertainment related matters.
Tracy has represented many clients in negotiating agreements involving cooperation, co-existence, licensing and assignments of IP assets, as well as advising on IP audits and due diligence for mergers and acquisitions. She also advises extensively on e-commerce issues in China including assisting e-commerce platforms with compliance issues and strengthen platform protection for genuine brand owners.