Global health expo kicks off in Qingdao

By Zhang Jiaqi
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The 2019 Global Health Expo of the Boao Forum for Asia opened in Qingdao, Shandong province, on June 10, 2019. [Photo by Meng Xianyu/]

Many international companies are taking an active part in the 2019 Global Health Expo of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), seeing great potential and room for growth in China's health industry, BFA secretary general Li Baodong on Monday said at the opening ceremony of the event being held in Qingdao, Shandong province. 

During the expo covering an area of 20,000 sq. m. at the Qingdao Cosmopolitan Exposition site, over 200 companies and organizations from around the world engaged in online healthcare, telemedicine, medical equipment development, health examination, and other health-related sectors, are promoting their products and services. 

The expo aims to build a signature and authoritative platform for governments, companies in the health industry, academic circles and others to communicate efficiently, Li said. 

According to his introduction, the expo features a comprehensive exhibition hall to showcase the development of Chinese and international health companies, as well as an exhibition hall especially for over 100 Shandong health companies. 

As one of the most high-profile events in the health field in China, the exposition is being held on the sidelines of the first BFA Global Health Forum. 

Medical and health professionals, company representatives, experts and scholars, hospital leaders and staff, as well as former and incumbent government officials from all over the world are attending the twin events. 

China not only serves as an important market for global health products, but also has boosted innovations in many areas of medicine and healthcare, Jenny Shipley, former prime minister of New Zealand, said at the expo opening ceremony. 

In recent years, Qingdao has actively promoted integration of medical resources and aged-care resources as a pilot demonstration city. 

According to Sun Jiye, vice governor of Shandong province, this move not only provides a new engine for the city's economy, but is also helping to enhance people's wellbeing. 

The three-day expo is open to the general public free of charge. With healthcare products and services, portable and wearable devices and even green food on display, visitors can gain healthcare knowledge while experiencing the most up-to-date health equipment. 

The expo is organized by the Boao Forum for Asia and Shandong provincial government.

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