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Sharing the China Experience


Asia-Pacific Technology Network (APTN) supported by Global Regulatory Services (GRS) arranged an event entitled: "The China life science experience - fiction vs fact". 


The purpose of this event was to gather together some high profile speakers to share their personal experience of working in China, working with the Chinese, or launching a product or a company in China. There has been so much hype about the opportunities in China that we thought it would be useful to to inject some realism and attendees could get it first hand from people who have 'been there and done it'.


As ever, Fasken Martineau were kind enough to provide the venue and refreshments.


Speakers (and their presentation titles) included:


  • Andy King, MNX Global Logistics
  • "Befriending the Dragon, an exercise in patience"
  • Dr Stephen Minger, Chief Scientist, Research and Applied Markets at Life Sciences, GE Healthcare
  • "Doing Science in China – Travels & Travails"
  • Tom Speedy, Corporate Business Manager, Innova Biosciences
  • "Understanding the Chinese Market to Establish an Effective Distribution Network"
  • Dr Elizabeth Hill, Director, China Business Solutions"Healthcare in China today - opportunities and challenges"


It proved to be a great evening.  Not too much in the way of science (which may have been disappointing to some) but still very informative, most enjoyable and, to be honest, a refreshing change!