Elderly Care Mission | China


From 6 – 11 May 2018 the Dutch Embassy in Beijing, the Dutch consulate in Guangzhou and Task Force Health Care (TFHC), will organize an elderly care Mission to China, led by Director General of Longterm Care Mr. Kees van der Burg.

China has a growing elderly population, the country has 230 million elderly and that number is climbing rapidly. Adequate operators and trained nurses, as well as smart and safe home and community care solutions are lacking. This provides opportunities for Dutch elderly care companies, providers, knowledge institutes and innovators to engage with China on its challenges in elderly care.

The Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Chinese Ministry of Health, to further cooperate on Elderly Care. Elderly care is a priority for the Chinese government and it has installed a National Elderly Care Committee. This Committee has a vision for longterm care, with homecare at the base, community based care second and institutional care for support. In order to professionalise the Chinese Elderly Care, the central government encourages international parties to collaborate.

Task Force Health Care works with a dedicated consortium towards Sino-Dutch cooperation on Elderly Care who, supported by the Dutch government, make this mission possible.

The Mission
The aim of the mission is to get introduced into the Chinese Elderly Care sector and look for cooperation with Chinese Elderly Care organisations.

The mission will consist of a visit to Guangzhou in combination with participation on a Holland Pavilion at the China International Senior Service Expo in Beijing.

The China International Senior Service Expo (CISSE) in Beijing is the main fair for elderly care in the country. TFHC will organise a Holland Lounge at the trade fair where all organisations can present themselves. Seminars and networking activities will be organised at the fair, to position the Netherlands elderly care sector and seek cooperation with the Chinese Elderly Care sector.

What can you expect?
The mission to China provides excellent opportunities to get acquainted with the Chinese Elderly Care sector and seek new opportunities for cooperation. The programme will consist of a two-day visit to Guangzhou and participation in the China International Senior Service Expo in Beijing. You can expect the following program components during the mission:

(Please note that below items may be subject to change)

  • Collective visits to relevant Elderly Care stakeholders in Guangzhou; such as Elderly Care facilities, Government;
  • Sino-Dutch Elderly Conference in Guangzhou including bilateral meetings;
  • Knowledge Sharing and possibly cooperation with participants within the Dutch Elderly Care Delegation;
  • Presence and support from the Task Force Health Care Asia, the Dutch Embassy in Beijing. The Dutch Consulate in Guangzhou and the Dutch Ministry of Health Welfare & Sports;
  • Participation with a poster  presentation on the Holland Lounge at the China International Senior Service Expo (CISSE) in Beijing (contracting additional space is optional);
  • Networking events at the CISSE, such as seminars and receptions.

Participation fee

  • €1600,- (excl VAT)

Discounts apply for:

  • PIB Elderly Care China partners will pay a fee of: €950
  • TFHC Asia partners will pay a fee of: €1200
  • TFHC partners will pay a fee of: €1400

A 50% discount will apply if you register a second participant from the same company.

Please note! Costs for travel, accommodation, meals, translators and individual transportation are not included in the participation fee.

Deadline for registration is the 9th of March

For more information and registration click here.

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