3rd CEEC-China Health Ministers’ Meeting | 18-20 June 2017 | Budapest, Hungary

Dear Visitor,
Dear Reader,

Varga MihályHungary is deeply honoured that Budapest can host the Gateway to Health exhibition and the related conference.

The health industry, which has been one of the most dynamically developing economic sectors, has been characterized -- besides fierce global market competition -- by strong demand for international cooperation that is also necessary for research and development, the success of the pharmaceuticals industry and the introduction of new technologies.

This exhibition is a great opportunity for participants to present health industry results and achievements as well as plans for the future. In addition, this event also serves as a networking forum for partners who can thus multiply the chances of success.

Hungary’s foreign policy has been following a new direction for years: we want to bolster economic relations with Asian countries, the economies of which have managed to expand even during the crisis years. Under this policy, we place special emphasis on fostering financial and economic relations with the People’s Republic of China. This exhibition implies, given the high number of participants from the Central and Eastern European region, that more and more countries are joining us in these efforts.

As an open economy and as part of the CEE region, which is increasingly regarded as the driving engine of the EU, it is in Hungary’s best interest to facilitate cooperation in, among others, the health industry.

Hungary’s pharmaceuticals production and research sectors, which have deep historic roots, indisputably belong to global market leaders.

We are one of the first countries with industrialized medicine production, and in the 1920s the country was one of the six largest producers in the world. Nowadays, Hungary is among the leading developers and researchers of new medicines.

In terms of value added per capita, in Hungary the pharmaceuticals sector ranks as third, while 80 percent of the industry’s output is produced for export.

In addition, this is our most innovative sector, which receives 40 percent of R&D expenditures. However, Hungary is also famous for medical equipment and devices manufacturers, biotech enterprises and health tourism.

Thanks to dynamic economic growth, the outlook for the Hungarian health industry is also highly favourable. It has to be noted that the Government of Hungary has prioritized the support of innovative industries, and Hungary has world class innovation and R&D centres at academic and university levels. This human capital has been instrumental in the decision of multinational companies to bring their R&D bases to the country.

Congratulations to the event’s organizers for the wonderful job they have done in order to realize the Gateway to Health exhibition.

I wish every exhibitor and visitor a great, fruitful time and I hope this event will create several trade, cooperation and R&D ties between the CEE countries and the People’s Republic of China.

Budapest, May 2017


Mihály Varga



3rd CEEC-CHINA HEALTH MINISTERS’ MEETING

“GATEWAY TO HEALTH” AND THE 16 CEEC HEALTH ECONOMY CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION

19-20 June 2017

The health sector is a significant global growth sector with innovations and connections between countries. In this market the strong existing and future international cooperation indicates a great proactive change in the research and innovation activities of the new, high-tech health industry products. The cooperation in the field of health and health industry is an important part in Hungary’s international relations. There is a great potential in cooperation and trade in the areas of pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology, medical technology and the related IT solutions.

Hungary and most of the CEE countries have made a transition from state-controlled economies to open, free-market economies since 1990. CEE became one of the fastest growing regions of the world before the economic crisis. Since then the region has worked to regain its economic growth. Hungary has long traditions, outstanding conditions and internationally known references in the field of health industry. Our pharmaceutical industry is regarded as one of the leaders in the region, and we have a very good research background from genomics to infobionics. One of the most traditional Hungarian industries is medical technology.

To further economic cooperation with the region, the fifth “16+1” Summit between China and 16 CEE countries concluded on November 5, in Riga, Latvia where Chinese authorities played a key role in closing new deals. China-CEE cooperation is an initiative similar to other Chinese market penetration strategies, but also one of the main platforms aimed at enhancing multilateral cooperation within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative. This initiative, a modern Silk Road, promotes the economic integration of China, Asia, and Europe by improving infrastructure and increasing trade and investment.

Our primary goal is to promote cooperation between China and CEEC in the field of health industry. The health economy sector is growing at an extremely fast rate worldwide, with intensifying international relations. The strong cooperation on this global market will lead to remarkable results in science, in development of high-tech equipment and in research developments.

The planned exhibition with its national stands provides an excellent opportunity for China and the 16 CEE countries to present their co-operation, research, development and innovation expertise in the fields of pharmaceuticals, medical technology, Industry 4.0., new technologies, medical and health tourism, as well as education. There are great opportunities for cooperation between knowledge centres (academic, research institutions), governments (local, provincial and state), enterprises and manufacturing bases – especially for pharmaceutical, medical technological, biotechnological companies that provide business services dedicated to drug developments.

Working languages of the event: Hungarian, Chinese and English

Conference and Exhibition on Health Economy

19 June 2017 (Monday)


Health Economy Trade Exhibition-Professional day
Location: Millenáris Building „B”
Press: the ceremony is open to the press
Language: Hungarian-English-Chinese consecutive interpretation will be provided

14.00 - 17.00 Professional Day
B2B Meetings
Image films


20 June 2017 (Tuesday)

Venue: Millenáris Building „B” and „D” in Budapest
Languages: Hungarian, English, Chinese consecutive interpretation will be provided

8:15 – 9:00 Arrival of delegations, registration
Venue: Millenáris Building
9:00 – 9:45 Tour of the exhibition for the members of the official delegations
Venue: Millenáris Building „B”
Conference opening ceremony
Venue: Millenáris Building „D”
Press: the celebration is open to the press

10:00 – 10:20 Opening speech of Mr. Mihály Varga Minister for National Economy of Hungary
10:20 – 10:40 Welcoming address of Ms. Li Bin, Minister of National Health and Family Planning Commission of People’s Republic of China
10:40 – 11:10 Ceremonial signing of cooperation documents
Family photo
11:10 – 12:20 Round table discussion 1 – Opportunities for cooperation in the field of health economy and financial possibilities
Venue: Millenáris Building „D”

Section president:
Mr. István Lepsényi State Secretary for Economic Development and Regulation of the Ministry for National Economy of Hungary
Section co-president:
Mr. Zhang Gang, Vice President of BOC Budapest (tbc)
11:10 – 11:20 Welcoming addresses of the section-presidents 2 x 5 Mins.
11:20 – 12:20 Panelists:
Mr. Vojin Mijatović, Deputy Minister of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Mr. Yang Hongwei, Deputy Director-General, China National Health Development Research Center, NHFPC, P.R. China
Mr. Xu Hongtao, Director-General, Jangsu Taizhou Municipal Commission of Health and Family Planning Commission
Mr. Kamalabadi Farzam, Senior Vice President, Bright Oceans Corporation, P.R.C.
Mr. Zoltán Urbán, Director-General Eximbank Ltd.,

Proposed topics:

Finding the most expedient financial techniques of co-operation - relating to China and the 16 CEE countries - is an essential prerequisite for innovative industrial development. The CEE is one of China‘s most important economic and trading partners and the final destination of China’s flagship initiative, the New Silk Road. Beijing has invested significant effort in building a new entry point into Europe through the central and eastern European (CEE) countries – in particular, through the 16+1 framework.
The Bank of China plays a highly important role in the CEE region. Renminbi (RMB) could become an international reserve currency, thus it could receive diversification benefit and guarantee favourable return rates. The Hungarian EXIM Bank and the similar institutions of other CEE countries play an important role in the export-import between CEE countries and China. The CEE countries intend to enhance and expand their cooperative efforts in the field of health economy and establish joint scientific programs in the field of RDI that could improve the health industry of the region.

12:20 – 13:20 Lunch break
13:20 – 13:30 Opening speech of Mr. Zoltán Ónodi-Szűcs State Secretary for Health Care, Ministry of Human Capacities of Hungary
13:30 – 13:40 Welcoming address Mr. Zhou Jian, Deputy Director General of IHECC, NHFPC, P.R. China
Venue: Millenáris Building „D”
13:40 – 14:50 Round table discussion 2 – R&D and Innovation in Health Economy
Venue: Millenáris Building „D”
Section president:
Mr. Gyula Péter Szigeti, Vice President for Research and Development, National Research, Development and Innovation Office
Section co-president:
Mr. Li Ning, Chief Development Officer, BGI
13:40 – 13:50 Opening remarks of the section presidents 2 x 5 Mins.
13:50 – 14:50 Panelists:
Mr. Zhang Dan, Vice President and General Manager of International Business, Neosoft Medical System. P.R. China
Mr. Tan Bo, President, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director, Shenyang Sunshine Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Mr. Imre Kacskovics, Head of Department, Department of Immunology - Eötvös Lóránd University, Project Director at Eötvös Loránd University, FIEK - Molecular Biomarker Research and Service Center
Mr. László Vígh, Research Professor at the Szeged Biological Research Centre, Vice President Pharmapolis Debrecen Innovative Pharmaceutical Cluster

Proposed topics:

The cooperation between the CEE countries and China has significantly evolved over the past five years. Domestic, community and other international resources play a significantly important role in the development of the CEE countries. It is necessary to ensure the competitiveness of Central-Eastern Europe in the future by supporting RDI activities and numerous technological advancements. Fundamental research is also very important and it is necessary to support successful international programmes that have resulted in innovative products.
There are great opportunities for cooperation between knowledge centres (academic, research institutions), governments (local, provincial and state), enterprises and manufacturing bases – especially for pharmaceutical, medical technological, biotechnological companies that provide business services dedicated to drug developments.

14:50 – 15:10 Coffee break
15:10 – 16:20 Round Table Discussion 3 - Health economic aspects related to prevention, treatment and care
Venue: Millenáris, Building „D”
Section president:
Mr. Erik Bogsch, Managing Director, Richter Gedeon Plc.
Section co-president:
Mr. Liang Xiaofeng, Deputy Director General, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention
15.10 - 15.20 Opening remarks of the section president and the section co-president. 2x5 Mins.
15.20 - 16.20 Panelists:
Mr. Fan Ruiwu, Deputy GM, Nanjing Sanhome Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.
Mr. Iztok Altbauer, Managing Director, Spas Association, Slovenia
Mr. Chen Zhen, President, General European Association TCM
Mr. Tamás Szolyák, Deputy Director General, National Institute of Pharmacy and Nutrition

Proposed topics:

With the progress of the social care system and population growth in China, the range of life insurance products has expanded. Sales of pension insurance are growing and could further increase in the future. There is an increasing demand in financial and capital markets and for the diversification of capacities. Our goal is to give priority to co-operations in the fields of sport, health and medical tourism and health prevention. Wellness hotels, spas and pharmaceutical companies – that provide screening tests, health maintenance and prevention programmes (health screening bus by Richter) – help in establishing healthy lifestyles. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in the international programmes could have a stimulating effect in the fields of health maintenance, sport medicine and in different sectors of medicine.

16:20 – 17:30 Round Table Discussion 4 - Healthcare economy and quality management, training and postgraduate training, cooperation between universities and higher education institutions
Venue: Millenáris, Building „D”
Section president:
Mr. Ferenc Oberfrank, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Director, Institute of Experimental Medicine, Association of Hungarian Medical Societies, President Elect
Section co-president:
Mr. Yu Funian, Founder President of the Hungarian Traditional Chinese Medicine Association and the East Central European Traditional Chinese Medicine Association
16.20 - 16.30 Opening remarks of the Section president and the Section co- president. 2x 5 Mins.
16.30 - 17.30 Panelists:
Mrs. Lin Yingqing, First Vice President of International Business, Shanghai MicroPort Medical (Group) Co., Ltd.
Mr. Ma Qiyuan, CEO, Time Medical
Mr. David Balla, Institute of Health Policies, Slovak Ministry of Health
Mr. Zoltán Kaló, Director, Institute of Economics - Eötvös Lóránd University

Proposed topics:

In addition to economic and political cooperation, China and the CEE countries also cooperate in the field of information exchange between think tank type institutes. Process control is becoming increasingly important – by employing of revenue managers – in the operation of institutes, clinics, hospitals – similar to the hotels of health tourism. It is especially important – for the initiative of China and based on the Memorandum of Constitution of China-CEEC Hospital Cooperation Allaince that in the relation of the universities and the hospitals between China and the CEE countries.

17:30 Closing remarks
Mr. Gyula Pomázi, Deputy State Secretary for Economic Development and Regulation
Mr. Zhou Jian, Deputy Director General of IHECC, NHFPC, P.R.C.
Venue: Millenáris Building „D”
19:30 Dinner (Invited Only)
Venue: Larus Restaurant
1124 Budapest, Csörsz street 18/B


Health Economy Trade Exhibition

Time: 20 June 2017.
Venue: Millenáris Building „B”
Address: 1024 Budapest, Kis Rókus Street

20 June 2017 (Tuesday)

09:00 – 09:45 Members of the official delegations visit the exhibition.

Venue: Millenáris, Building „B”
Press: the ceremony is open to the press
Language: Hungarian-English-Chinese will be provided.

The exhibition will be open to the public between 10:00 – 17:30

Podium discussions
12:30 – 13:00 Vermix nutraceutical product introduction - novelty in the worlds dermatology
Venue: Millenáris, Building „B”
Speaker: Ms. Mariann Schild, Vermix
Language: Hungarian
13:00 – 13:30 Confucius Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine at University of Pécs and its Sustainable development
Venue: Millenáris, Building „B”
Speaker: Mr. Mao Hong, professor, director of Confucius Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine at University of Pecs
Language: English
13:30 – 14:00 The role of Slovenia spas in Slovenian health and tourism
Venue: Millenáris, Building „B”
Speaker: Mr. Iztok Altbauer, Managing Director, Spas Association, Slovenia
Language: English
14:00 – 16:30 Greenlight for TCM Products into Europe!
Venue: Millenáris, Building „B”
Speaker: Mr. József Pallos, Hungaropharma Ltd.
Language: English

Promotng Health for All
2017 | 3rd CEEC-China Health Ministers’ Meeting | Budapest, Hungary