|By Business Wire||
|September 11, 2012 04:00 AM EDT||
Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) executives will speak at a September 19 event in the southern Germany technology center of Nuremberg to highlight U.S. market-entry strategies for European medical technology companies. About 100 executives and entrepreneurs are expected to attend the event.
The seminar, “Market Access: USA for German MedTech Companies,” is being organized by Forum MedTech Pharma e.V., an association with more than 600 member institutions from the science and public health industry from Germany and 13 other countries in Europe, Asia and the Americas. The forum is based in Nuremberg and is part of Bayern Innovativ GmbH, the technology trade association for the German state of Bavaria.
Günther Stodiek, director of the FCEDA’s European office in Munich, will speak on practical steps for market entry in the United States and how the FCEDA can help companies entering the market. FCEDA business development manager Jatinder Kaur Khosla will speak about Fairfax County as a potential location for European health-care companies interested in the U.S. market. Click here for more information about the event in English and here for more information in German.
“Europe is home to world-class medical device and technology companies, and Fairfax County stands ready to use its office in Munich to help these companies understand the U.S. market and Fairfax County as a gateway to the market,” said Gerald L. Gordon, Ph.D., president and CEO of the FCEDA. “We appreciate the opportunity to work with Forum MedTech Pharma and Bayern Innovativ on this event.”
“After an extremely successful cooperation with Fairfax County EDA in 2006, we look forward to another productive workshop for the German and Austrian medical device industry,” said Dr. Matthias Schier, project manager for internationalization at Forum MedTech Pharma.
Almost 400 foreign-owned companies, including more than 200 from European countries, have a presence in Fairfax County. The FCEDA has had an office in Germany since 2000 and an office in London since 1998 to work with European companies interested in expanding in the U.S.
Time magazine called Fairfax County, just outside Washington, D.C., “one of the great economic success stories of our time.” Business growth helps Fairfax County fund the nation’s top-rated school system and library, park, public safety and human services that contribute to the quality of life of residents. Fairfax County offers businesses a state-of-the-art telecommunications infrastructure, access to global markets through Washington Dulles International Airport and a well-educated workforce.
The award-winning Fairfax County Economic Development Authority promotes Fairfax County as one of the world’s best business centers. The FCEDA offers site location and business development assistance, and connections with county and state government agencies, to help companies locate and expand in Fairfax County. In addition to its headquarters in Tysons Corner, Fairfax County’s largest business district, the FCEDA maintains marketing offices in six important global business centers: Bangalore, London, Los Angeles, Munich, Seoul and Tel Aviv.