Companies to seize US market thanks to pioneering joint LEP project

Published 20th April 2012 at 2:04pm

Regional organisations are set to benefit from healthcare investments and trade opportunities in the US through a pioneering new project, Sheffield and Leeds City Region’s Local Enterprise Partnerships are combining forces to attract healthcare investments and trade opportunities across their regional boundaries.

Private sector professionals from the two city regions will team up to pitch for business at OMTEC in Chicago – the 8th Annual Orthopaedic Manufacturing and Technology Exposition and Conference. The visit is being supported by UKTI and Medilink with a visit package available for any Yorkshire companies wanting to take part.

The conference will be an opportunity to show international orthopaedic manufacturers the investment opportunities that the city regions can offer. Sheffield and Leeds City Regions both have very strong orthopaedic healthcare sectors and the areas are home to a number of key companies, experts and academics in this specialist field.

OMTEC is considered to be a key event for healthcare suppliers that want to expand or break into the international orthopaedic market. The conference includes educational sessions and workshops which are designed to create networking opportunities with global orthopaedic decision-makers.

Neil Garner, Chair of the SCR LEP Healthcare Sector Group said, “Sheffield and Leeds City Region LEPs are proud to be able to work together with healthcare professionals to promote our offer to a growing global market.

“This is a unique opportunity for healthcare professionals to develop international connections and business leads.”

Neil McLean, Chair of the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Board said, “We are pleased to be able to combine forces with the Sheffield City Region to present an extremely competitive proposition to healthcare decision makers from around the world.

“We are confident that this partnership project will pave the way for further joint LEP projects in the future.”

The event will take place in Chicago on 13 and 14 June 2012. Businesses wishing to find out more can contact Peter Wheeler at Medilink on 0114 232 9273 or email p.wheeler@medilink.co.uk

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