By Sami Zaptia.
London, 1 February 2020:
A healthcare conference will be held in London to address the immediate requirements and future prospects of the Libyan healthcare sector between 24-25 March, the Libyan British Business Council (LBBC) reports.
The conference will be informed by a sector in market feasibility study funded by the UK Department for International Trade (DIT).
The LBBC reports that conference discussions will include pharmaceutical manufacture and supply, medical training, hospital equipment including surgical instruments and consumables, healthcare IT and other areas of interest to those attending from the UK and Libya.
The programme will also discuss the political and security context for healthcare supply and identify ways to address and minimise risk and ensure payment for goods and services supplied.
The second day of the programme (25 March 2020) will focus on follow on B2B meetings to discuss business opportunities and partnerships identified at the conference.
The conference follows on from a healthcare workshop held in Tunis on 19 November 2019 as part of the programme of an LBBC Business Delegation. The report of the workshop and the list of participants records that Libyan public and private sector attendees registered their keen interest in doing business with UK suppliers of medicines, equipment and services, the LBBC revealed.
The LBBC reports that the Libyan market appetite for healthcare products is high and is currently served by a range of European and regional suppliers, and although Libyan consumers place a premium on UK products, they reportedly complain that these products are scarce, if not absent from the market.
The event is organized by the LBBC, the UK International Healthcare Management Association (UKIHMA) and the UK Department for International Trade (DIT).