For Immediate Release
March 15, 2016
The United States Department of Commerce is organizing a U.S. Healthcare Technology and Healthcare Services Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia April 23 – 27 comprising 19 leading U.S. firms and hospitals with stops in Riyadh and Jeddah. The purpose of the mission is to introduce American healthcare technology and services companies to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, identify areas of cooperation, encourage private-public partnership programs, discuss the training and development of future Saudi healthcare professionals, as well as develop cooperation between Saudi and their U.S. counterparts in information technology and health information systems.
Trade mission participants include:
The healthcare mission participants will have direct meetings with Saudi Arabia’s leading healthcare organizations and companies. In addition, the mission will be meeting with various Saudi stakeholders, including government officials to discuss greater cooperation between the public and private sector, cooperation in developing training programs, and also to showcase the latest in healthcare and hospitals’ technology and trends that would be beneficial to the Kingdom as it continues to move forward in diversifying its economy and providing quality healthcare to its people.
The Trade Mission will be visiting Riyadh April 23 – 26 at the same time as the Saudi American Healthcare Forum (SAHF), which will also be held in Riyadh April 25-27, 2016. Both the Trade Mission and the Forum will present an excellent opportunity for companies and healthcare professionals to understand the complexity and depth of collaboration between the United States and Saudi Arabia in the area of healthcare.
“The U.S. and Saudi governments are closely collaborating in the areas of data sharing, research disease surveillance and infection control. Our two countries enjoy the exchange of subject matter experts, and joint training and leadership development to enhance our countries’ capacity to fight biological threats. I strongly encourage companies and healthcare professionals to participate in the Saudi American Healthcare Forum. This is an ideal venue to network with decision makers and representatives from cutting edge U.S. and Saudi healthcare organizations.”
- The Honorable Joseph Westphal, U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
American companies are strategically positioned to partner with Saudi counterparts in various areas, specifically in the provision of cutting edge health technologies, solutions, services and life sciences in general.