Economic Mission to Colombia with Life Sciences & Health Programme


Lead by Prime Minister Rutte & Minister Bruins (Medical care & Sport) on the 25th until 29th of November in Bogotá & Calí.

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A specific Life Sciences & Health programme will be organised, with Dutch participants in the fields of eHealth, Medical Devices, Hospital Build, Design & Equipment, Public Health, Mobility & Vitality and Academic Cooperation. The programme provides targeted access to decision makers, hospitals, agents, distributors and knowledge partners. Colombia has proven to be a success story for those taking a leap into this quickly developing and expanding healthcare sector. Want to know why?

  • 10 Reasons why to join us to Colombia, read more.
  • Success stories of Dutch LSH companies entering the Colombian market, story 1 & story 2.

The Netherlands and Colombia have a comparable health system and high-quality hospitals.

It is expected that the LSH sector in Colombia will grow strongly in the coming years, especially when it comes to the expansion of hospitals. This offers opportunities in the area of hospital design, build and equipment, but also for the development of eHealth and mobile solutions in rural areas.

Trading partner and customer

50% of medical tourism in Colombia comes from the Kingdom of the Netherlands. This makes the Kingdom not only an interesting trading partner, but also a Colombian health customer, reason for the Colombians to look closely to developments and innovations in the Dutch health sector.

What to expect?

Seminars and networking events, field visits, individual matchmaking, trade dinners and signing ceremonies in the presence of high level Dutch and Colombian (healthcare) stakeholders.


Participation costs € 950 per organization (maximum 2 participants). With more than 2 participants per organization you pay € 475 per additional participant. Each participant registers separately.
Travel and accommodation costs are on your own account. The arrangement of individual matchmaking is included, any costs in the context of individual matchmaking (such as individual transport) are on own account. A travel agency has been asked to put together a travel arrangement.


Registration is open until Monday 24 September. You can register through, the main organizer for this event, via this link.

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