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European Supply – Chain Solutions for Medical Products

October 24, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

U.S. medical device companies are highly regarded globally for their innovations and high-technology products. Investment in medical device research and development more than doubled in recent decades, and research and development investment in the domestic sector remains more than twice the average for all U.S. manufacturers. The global medical devices market offers tremendous opportunity for U.S. manufacturers, as well as significant challenges, for government policymakers seeking to support U.S. export competitiveness in overseas markets.

The United States’ partnership with the Netherlands is its oldest continuous relationship and dates back to the American Revolution. The Netherlands is a geographically small, densely populated country occupying a highly strategic commercial location, with Europe’s largest port, making it the “Gateway to Europe”. Over 170 million consumers (roughly one third of the population of the expanded European Union of 28 Member States) reside within a 300-mile radius of Rotterdam.

1:30 Registration / Networking
2:00 Welcome
Mr. Aaron Poledna, Perkins Coie LLP
2:10 Creating a Logistics Advantage in New Markets
Mr. Eric Klunder, Lynden International
2:40 The Netherlands a Prime Launch Pad to Europe
Ms. Ingrid Vermeer, Holland International Distribution Council
3:10 Challenges of Exporting Medical Devices to Europe and How to Overcome Them
Mr. Stefan Gefter, Aseptico, Inc.
3:40 Questions and Answers
4:00 Adjourn

Eric Klunder, Senior Account Manager, Lynden International
Lynden provides solutions to your transportation and logistics challenges. Our multi-modal capabilities allow you to balance speed and budget by shipping via air, land, or sea.

Ms. Ingrid Vemeer, Sr. Manager Supply Chain Solutions North America, Holland International Distribution Council
Representing and promoting the Dutch logistics industry; specialization in the life sciences sector and home to major EU distribution centers and med tech and pharma multinationals.

Mr. Stefan Gefter, Aseptico, Inc., Director, I-OEM Sales, Aseptico
Aseptico, Inc. manufacturers electric motors for restorative, implant, oral surgery, a endodontic dentistry. The company also produces field dental equipment used by military, public health, nursing home, and humanitarian dental applications and exports around the globe.

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October 24, 2018
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm


Law Offices of Perkins Coie LLP
1201 3rd Avenue, Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98101
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