Business delegation to South Africa – Focus on health and medtech

  • From 16 October 2023 to 20 October 2023
  • Johannesburg and Cape Town
  • Organisation : S-GE, Swiss Business Hub South Africa, CCIG

Discover the evolving healthcare landscape in South Africa during a business delegation, coorganized by Switzerland Global Enterprise, the Swiss Business Hub Southern Africa and the Geneva Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services.

The country's healthcare sector is undergoing significant changes, creating opportunities and challenges in the medical devices and health technology market. With a quadruple disease burden and disparities between the private and public sectors, innovative solutions are needed. The proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) programme aims to achieve universal healthcare coverage, offering potential advantages and better access to healthcare services. This business trip provides a unique opportunity to understand the South African healthcare market and explore the Medtech industry dynamics.

Scheduled for 16-20 October 2023, the trip includes networking opportunities, company visits, and entrance to the Africa Health Conference, the largest healthcare fair in the region, as well as receptions hosted by the Swiss Ambassador to South Africa and the Swiss General Consul in Cape Town. The delegation will go to Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape Town, providing participants with a comprehensive overview of the South African Medtech sector. Special break-out sessions are planned for CCIG participants with interests broader than Medtech (refer to programme below).

This is a draft programme is subject to change. It will be fine-tuned to the needs of the participating companies. 

Programme :

Day 0 │ Sunday, 15h October 2023│ Johannesburg
Individual arrival and transfer to the hotel

Check-In hotel 

Day 1 │ Monday, 16h October 2023│ Johannesburg

- Welcome Briefing & Economic Overview and Business Framework Conditions in South Africa
“Introduction to the South African healthcare market”: Presentation on the regulatory environment and market entry requirements for the Medtech Sector 
- Deep-dive session Healthcare and Medtech with sector expert

- Exchange with Academia & Government
- Networking dinner at the Residence of Switzerland with local stakeholders in the health sector

Day 2│ Tuesday, 17th October 2023│ Johannesburg

- Visit Africa Health Conference 
- B2B Matchmaking sessions, On-on-one meetings with potentials customers, partners and distributors (extra module not included in the price)
- Forum NHI Overview by Dr Nicolas Crisp with Swiss and South African business community

Day 3│ Wednesday 18th October 2023│ Johannesburg

- Sector specific workshop or presentation on relevant topics, e.g. NHI, digital health 
Company visit
Flight to Cape Town

- Delegation Dinner 

Day 4│ Thursday, 19th October 2023│ Cape Town

- Business Breakfast Session
- Visit headquarters Mediclinic Stellenbosch / Site visit to a healthcare facility followed by wine tasting / lunch
- Session focused on the African Continental Free Trade Area
- Reception at the Residence of the Consul General of Switzerland

Day 5│ Friday, 20th October 2023│ Cape Town

- Focus: Innovation and Sustainability
Mid-day end of programme


Those interested in taking part in this delegation are requested to register by September 4, 2023.

Pricing :

  • CCIG Members: CHF 3’271
  • S-GE Gold Members: CHF 3’267
  • S-GE Silber Members: CHF 3’391
  • Non-Members: CHF 3’453

(Prices excl. VAT)

Included in the participation fee are:

  • All activities included in the group programme
  • Local transportation for all activities and events within the group programme
  • Airport pick-up Sunday, 15 October 2023 (Johannesburg) and transfer back to the airport on Friday, 20 October 2023 (Cape Town)
  • Single occupancy standard hotel accommodation for five nights (4 Star)
  • Check-in Sunday, 15 October, 14:00
  • Check-out Friday, 20 October, 08:00
  • Breakfast, lunches, and dinners as per program
  • Domestic flight (return flight Johannesburg-Cape Town)

A deposit of 50 percent is required with the order. In the event of a participation of fewer than eight (8) persons, we reserve the right to cancel the trip and refund the costs.


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