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6 French companies joined the French Pavilion on the CMEF 2021, from May 13th to 16th in Shanghai.

The pavilion, run by Business France, hosted innovative players, well-established in China, including Airfan (Centrifugal blowers for ventilators and respiratory devices), Bertin Medical Waste (Treatment of biomedical waste), BioMérieux (IVD), Cartolux (Medical devices and sterile packing manufacturing), Handle (Tubes and cannulas), and Thuasne (Orthopedics).

Once again, the French Pavilion on the CMEF was a great success, with plenty of professional visitors, great networking opportunities with partners, clients, prospects, and French Healthcare Alliance’s members in Shanghai.

The French Consul General in Shanghai Benoit Guidée came to visit the pavilion and meet the French companies. He was warmly greeted, and his visit was truly appreciated.

Testimonies from the exhibitors:

Benoit Derinck from Thuasne: “Exhibiting on the CMEF was once again a great opportunity for Thuasne to meet with our partners and to also identify new prospects. We also especially appreciated the great support of the French Healthcare Alliance, through a nice networking event between members and exhibitors to better understand each other’s business models and share best practices too. We were also very honored and glad to welcome the French Consul General in Shanghai on our booth and really appreciated exchanging with him about what we do in China. This is definitely a great way to bring visibility to the French Healthcare offer in China and to promote it at a high level”

Laurent Rouvière from Airfan :The CMEF fair helped AIRFAN to meet their customers and developed new prospects on this demanding ecosystem. Our Chief Representative, M. Chen, was very glad to welcome the French Consul. The gathering with the French Healthcare Alliance’s members and Business France was a nice networking opportunity”.

Wendy Rong from HandleThe French pavilion on the CMEF 2021 was great, we met some old customers and potential clients, we were very glad to welcome the French Consul. It was a successful show.

Yannick Ravier from Cartolux : “A busy exhibition in a context of a booming Chinese Medical Device Sector!”

BioMerieux : “We launched New VITEK solution during the CMEF which is a good occasion to launch a new solution to the public. Prof Chen Erzhen from Ruijing Hospital, Prof Hu Fuping from Huashan Institute of Antibiotics, Mrs Anne Bruant Counsellor of Social & Medical Affairs of the French Embassy participated to the new product launch ceremony together with Haofeng Wang and Vincent Chan, leaders of bioMerieux China. Sincere thanks to the French Embassy and the French Healthcare Alliance for their great support to French healthcare companies in China”

Please scan the QR code below or click here to download the official catalogue of the French Pavilion during the CMEF 2021 and consult the profiles of French exhibitors.