Taiwanese to hold healthcare meeting

A group of Taiwanese businesses are holding a healthcare industry meeting on August 8 as they urge local healthcare industry stakeholders to join them, an official of the Mindanao Business Council (MinBC) said yesterday.

At the weekly Wednesdays @ Habi at Kape – Abreeza, Rolando Torres, MinBC executive director, said the event, spearheaded by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) in partnership with his organization, is expected to gather about 60 local companies in the healthcare business.

The event will be held at Seda Hotel.

Torres said among those expected to join are those from other areas outside of thecity, particularly those from the Cotabato provinces, Sarangani, General Santos City and parts of Northern Mindanao.

Taiwanese companies, he added, will present modern health facilities and services from their country. Aside from this, there will be business matching between the local companies and the visitors, aside from the usual panel discussions.

“They’re bringing in the top 10 health industry players in Taiwan,” said Torres, adding that among those expected to arrive are pharmaceutical companies, bio-tech innovators, and the key hospitals in Taiwan.

Although the event will be largely participated by private healthcare institutions, Torres said his organization has also invited large government health centers including Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC).

The Taiwanese investors, he added, will also visit some medical facilities including the SPMC and the Davao Medical School Foundation (DMSF). However, the Davao Doctors Hospital has yet to confirm if they can accommodate for the site visit.

The Department of Tourism and the City Health Office has been also invited for the meeting to provide an avenue for potential partnership with the Taiwan health industry.

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