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Mentor Means Business – Conference and Networking

5 October 2020 - 6 October 2020
2 days


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The Northeast Ohio region is home to some of the leading medical institutions in the United States, including the Cleveland Clinic, and the region has developed one of the nation’s most important biomedical clusters.

Over 700 biomedical firms are located there, including over 400 medical device manufacturers specializing in imaging, neuro-stimulation, orthopaedics, cardiovascular, and sterilization.  Among these are world leaders such as General Electric Healthcare, Siemens, Toshiba, Hitachi, Philips Healthcare, and STERIS.  STERIS Corporation was founded in Mentor in 1985. Today, STERIS is a global leader in infection prevention, contamination control, surgical and critical care technologies, and more.  Other top Mentor biomedical companies include Volk Optical, Frantz Medical Group, SourceOne Merry X-Ray Corporation, and Integrated Medical Solutions.

Internationally recognized clinical research institutions, including the prestigious Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, and Case Western Reserve University, provide Mentor biomedical and med-tech companies a world-class platform for research, design, and innovation.

Ohio’s commitment to supporting investment in the biotech industry and these centres of excellence and innovation have driven Ohio’s biomedical industry to grow by 59% since the year 2000, now employing over 80,000 experienced workers.

Mentor, Ohio is strategically located in the heart of this cluster and ready to assist international biomedical and MedTech companies to invest for success.

On 5 October 2020, we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to learn more about the advantages of doing business in Northeast Ohio and the City of Mentor by participating in a virtual conference focused on Ohio’s Medtech innovation corridor.

Conference activities include:

  • Discussion with experienced legal advisors on setting up your US business operations and positioning your company for success in the North American market.
  • Guidance from high-level US hospital system personnel on the particulars of getting your products and services into the US healthcare system.
  • Direct interaction and potential dialogue with US companies and officials that can help you bring your products and services into the United States.

For more information, contact the Department of Planning and Development at business@cityofmentor.com or visit www.mentormeansbusiness.com.

To register for the conference, click here


8:30 AM EDT / 13.30 BST / 14.30 EST
Welcome and Presentation

Northeast Ohio and the City of Mentor – Discovering the competitive advantage for international companies, particularly in the biomedical and medtech sector, impacts of COVID-19.

9:15 AM EDT / 14.15 BST / 15.15 EST
Setting up your US business operation – things to keep in mind, effective strategies, and pitfalls to consider
     Howard Goulden, Howard Kennedy
Steven Howard Roth, Associate, Roetzel and Andress

10:00 AM EDT / 15.00 BST / 16.00 EST     
Brief Break

10:10 AM EDT / 15.10 BST / 16.1- EST
The Healthcare/BioTech/MedTech Ecosystem in the US/State of Ohio
       Tyler Allchin, Director, Healthcare, JobsOhio

10:35AM EDT / 15.15 BST / 16.15 EST      
Accessing the business operations of US medical centres, strategies for success.
     David Sylvan, President, UH Ventures, University Hospitals Cleveland Clinic Personnel

11:15AM EDT / 16.00 BST / 17.00 EST      
Panel Discussion

Doing business in biomedical/medtech in the United States, particularly in a COVID and post-COVID environment
       Steve Norton, STERIS Corporation
Justin Bloyd, RB Sigma
Keith Fawdington and Jon Snyder, UVAMED/Rainbow Trays
Dr. Rouzet Agaiby, EG Technology

11:45AM EDT / 16.45 BST / 17.45 EST      
Cleveland Clinic UK Operations from London
     Travis Laird, Chief Business Operations Officer

12:00PM EDT/17.00 BST/18.00 EST
Medilink Midlands Virtual Autumn Networking
Opportunity to talk real-time with biomedical and medtech companies from both sides of the Atlantic.

12:30PM EDT / 17.30 BST / 18.30 EST
Closing remarks

Tuesday, 6 October

9:00AM EDT / 2:00PM BST / 3:00PM EST

Cleveland Clinic Innovation Summit 2020 – Virtual

Register at https://innovations.clevelandclinic.org/Summit/Overview.aspx

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