Tennessee Trade Mission
Known for its top-class whiskies, music and automobiles, “made in Tennessee” carries weight. Yet this onus on high-quality craftsmanship isn’t just restricted to a few industries, medical equipment and supplies are the state’s largest export, totalling $3.34 billion in 2017 alone. In fact, Nashville alone plays host to 250,000 jobs in healthcare management: its $39B economic impact four times that of the music industry. Partner this with the fact that Tennessee is the birthplace of HCA, the pioneering for-profit hospital concept that today numbers more than 250 healthcare companies, and healthcare is integral to the region.
Boasting a greater employment concentration for the healthcare and medical devices sector compared to both the Southeast and the US, Tennessee is supported by world-class research capabilities, including the Vanderbilt University and the University of Memphis, both of whom are investing heavily in their digital healthcare programmes. Unsurprisingly then, the state’s leading cities of Memphis and Nashville are seeing unprecedented growth. A pro-business environment, high-quality living and an unparalleled creative community mean more and more of the world’s most respected brands are choosing to make Tennessee their home.
This week-long mission will introduce you to the leaders from across this highly developed ecosystem, including hospital systems, accelerators, business chambers and professional service companies. It is a prime opportunity to make key connections to support your market entry and drive operations within the US.
Cost: £1,500 ABHI member and £2,000 Non ABHI member (excludes flights and accommodation)
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The four pillars set out by ABHI provide a foundation that underpins the prosperity of the medical technology industry in its role of supporting the NHS, and I look forward to working with ABHILord Phillip Hunt (Opposition front-bench spokesman on health, House of Lords )