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Colombia | Life Sciences & Health Trade Mission

december 15, 2021

Colombia | Life Sciences & Health Trade Mission

February 21, 2022 – February 24, 2022

Interested in taking your business to the next level in the Colombian healthcare market? Join the trade mission on Life Sciences and Health. This trade mission, which will take place from 21-24 February 2022 in Bogotá and Cali, offers the perfect opportunity to reconnect with important stakeholders and key decision-makers.

This mission is part of a multi-year approach that has been made possible by Holland House Colombia and the “Partners in International Business” (PIB) named WeCareColombia. The LSH PIB WeCareColombia is a three-year cooperation between the Dutch government and a cluster of Dutch companies and knowledge institutes. 

Latest trends and developments of Colombia’s healthcare system for 2022 

The Colombian health system has been named the best in Latin America and is ranked 22nd worldwide by the World Health Organization. Nevertheless, the country is working on strategies to close the gap between urban and rural/remote areas, facing challenges such as efficiency and financial sustainability. Taking into account the sectorial environment and macroeconomic growth expected in 2022, the health system is likely to be under significant pressure due to an ageing society and increasing demand. Therefore, comprehensive and integrated networks are now being created to provide opportunities to develop initiatives that could contribute to improving healthcare provision, such as the implementation of the Digital Health Roadmap for the coming 10 years. This, in combination with the fact that the Netherlands has a comparable health system to Colombia, leads to new opportunities to provide highly innovative healthcare solutions.  

What to expect?

This trade mission will provide excellent opportunities to reconnect with relevant business contacts and to learn more about the latest trends and developments of the Colombian Life Sciences & Health sector. You can expect the following program components during the mission. 

(Please note that below items may be subject to change) 

  • Introduction to the Colombian healthcare market. 
  • Collective visits to relevant LSH stakeholders; such as public- and private hospitals, health units, universities, insurers/EPS etc. 
  • Technical seminars/roundtables in two of Colombia’s main LSH cities: Bogotá and Cali. 
  • Networking reception where you can meet and invite (new) local business contacts. 
  • Individual matchmaking, including up to 6-8 customized appointments with potential clients and/or partners. 
  • Knowledge sharing and possible cooperation with participants within the Dutch LSH Delegation. 
  • Presence and support from the Task Force Health Care and the Holland House Colombia. 

To increase the quality and success of the mission, individual intake meetings will be organised to prepare for matchmaking. After registration, you will receive more details. 

Preliminary programme 

The programme will be updated in the coming months. We will take into account the input of participating organisations. 

Is this mission relevant for you? 

The LSH mission is relevant for companies and knowledge institutes active in the Dutch Life Sciences and Health sector, in particular for those in the following fields: 

  •  eHealth and Digital Health Solutions 
  • Screening programmes 
  • Public health 
  • Value-based healthcare 
  • Health access 

Note: In favour of the scope and quality of the mission, we reserve the right to accept or decline participants who do not belong to the relevant target group for this mission 

Participation fee 

The participation fee is € 750,- (excl. VAT) per person, per organisation.  

This fee includes participation in the collective programme, collective local transport and local support by organizing parties. Costs for travel, accommodation, meals, translators and individual transportation are not included. We will be travelling on the 20th and 24th (in the evening) of February 2022. 

Register today! 

If you want to be part of the Dutch LSH delegation, please register before December 17th 2021.REGISTER HERE

COVID-19 clause
Due to rapid developments with regard to COVID-19, there is a risk that the mission cannot take place on the planned date. If the travel advice changes, the mission will be postponed.  Do you have any questions about the programme or logistics and financial matters? We are happy to help. For more information, please contact Lotte Hendriks,, +31(6) 820 63 608  

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