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KIMES 2022

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

In efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, upcoming events may be cancelled, modified, or postponed. Consult the official event organizer or event website for up-to-date information.

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Date: March 10 to March 13, 2022
Venue: Seoul & Virtual
Location: Seoul, Korea, Republic
Target Audience: Canadian medical devices and digital health companies interested in connecting with Korean medtech companies and institutions for potential business partnerships
Sector: Life sciences

Event Description:

KIMES 2022 (Korea International Medical & Hospital Equipment Show) is one of the largest and leading Korean medical devices event hosted by Korea E&EX Inc, KMDICA (Korea Medical Devices Industrial Cooperative Association) and KMDIA (Korea Medical Devices Industry Association). This virtual trade mission will target to recruit Canadian medical device companies, including those focussing on digital health. The event will take place for 4 days as an offline exhibition which will feature the most up-to-date industry trends and developments.

The Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) at the Embassy of Canada in Korea is organizing a Virtual Trade Mission to KIMES 2022. The TCS will host a Canada Pavilion to represent and showcase participating companies during the event, where around 50,000 visitors are expected. Also, the TCS will organize pre-arranged virtual B2B meetings for participating companies so that they will be able to virtually meet with various leading Korean companies and institutions.

South Korea has the world’s most rapidly aging population, and is expected to become a post-aged society in 2025. This situation generates increasing medical costs and an increasing rate of chronic diseases. Given these trends and Korea’s achievements during the COVID-19 pandemic, Korea’s Life Sciences industry is drawing attention globally and gaining momentum for further growth.

If you are a Canadian medical devices company interested in exploring business opportunities in South Korea, the Virtual Trade Mission to KIMES 2022 will be a great opportunity to explore the market.

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The Trade Commissioner, Jimin Kim, jimin.kim@international.gc.ca, specializes in the Life Sciences sector for the South Korean market and can provide information on this and other local events that you are considering, as well as advice on business development in the region. Services from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service are offered free of charge to Canadian companies and organizations.


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