MedTech & Healthcare KSA Expansion Workshops

Ministry of Investment Saudi Arabia and Department of International Trade in association with GTM Global and Think Direct
21st & 22nd Sept 2021, 09:00 - 13:00 BST / 11:00 - 15:00 KSA Time

Think Direct
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Tuesday 21st Sept 2021
09:00 - 13:00 BST / 11:00 - 15:00 KSA Time

Wednesday 22nd Sept 2021
09:00 - 13:00 BST / 11:00 - 15:00 KSA Time


Zoom with breakout room sessions


One-to-one consultations tailored to your needs

Land & Expand Your MedTech / Healthcare Solutions in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is expected to be the largest healthcare market in the GCC with an expected population growth of 3 million over the next 5 years. This, combined with an ageing population putting more burden on the healthcare system, will increase the need to expand, enhance technology and increase access to healthcare. The opportunities for UK digital and technology healthcare providers to support this demand are exponential.

Join us at this online, breakout-room workshop to connect with partners from the Saudi and UK government plus specialist in-country advisers from private hospitals, insurance groups, telecoms and technology infrastructure partners.

You will learn about compliance and regulatory networks necessary to set-up and sustain operations in KSA and select UK commercial partners, increasing opportunities and mitigating risk.

Why Should You Attend

bespoke advice on all things 'international expansion' relevant to your sector

Sector Connections & Opportunities

  • Engage with dedicated in-country healthcare specialists to find local partners, JVs and appropriate incubator programmes
  • Meet regional investment bodies to access equity opportunities and crowd funding
  • Access Regional telecoms and tech infrastructure partners to quickly support and grow your solutions
  • Understand the Regulatory, Tax, Banking, Payments and Grant opportunities to sustain and nurture your digital growth

Biz Development

Routes to market, channel partners, strategic sales, corporate ventures...


Offices, staff, payroll, HR, warehousing, manufacture, logistics, agreements...


Regulatory & legislative compliance, sales taxes, legal, accounting, reporting...


Investment, debt finance, grants, state aid, R&D tax relief, banking, Fx...

State Aid & Support

Economic Development Organisations & FDI, State benefits & incentives...

The Event

Tailored with you in mind

Who Should Attend

This event is for founders and C-suite executives of MedTech and Healthcare scaleups, actively looking to expand internationally.

The Format

A series of 30 minute 1-2-1 consultations with experts in different aspects of international trade tailored for your specific needs and scheduled over a 2 to 3 hour period.

Tailored To Your Needs

We'll contact you ahead of the event to understand your business status, needs & interests, so we can schedule your consultations with relevant advisors.

Event Mentors

Key global expansion experts

Get bespoke advice and guidance from regional healthcare specialists, investment bodies, infrastructure partners and critical in-country service providers, covering legal, accounting, operational, HR & financial considerations.

Abdulaziz Alghifaili

International Office Director, Northern Europe, Ministry of Investment Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

The Ministry of Investment Saudi Arabia MISA is the Saudi Government Entity responsible for the attraction, development and enhancement of investment in the Kingdom.

Zubair Sobani

Founder & CEO, Think Direct

ThinkDirect is a direct marketing company with focus on digital marketing. Currently focusing on KSA and plan to expand in other GCC countries.

Omar Butt

Director, Vita Health Care Solutions

Omar assists in commercialising healthcare enterprise and aligning industry with healthcare providers to support spread and adoption of new technology or best practice.

Hassan Chaudhury

Digital Health Specialist - Healthcare UK, DIT

For start-ups and scale-ups, I offer simple advice and mentorship on strategy and narrative, proposition development, UK navigation, plans for international expansion, introductions and connections plus clear commercial thinking.

Dr Pramod Prabhakaran

Faculty and Health Tech Advisor, National Association of Primary Care (NAPC)

Specialising in elderly care, with a focus on dementia and other cognitive disorders, neuropsychiatric and functional disorders.

Martin McGovern

Fractional Chief Marketing Officer, gigCMO

Martin is a creative brand marketer with a track record of success with some of the World’s leading financial services companies including Barclays, Merrill Lynch, BlackRock and Standard Life. He has delivered marketing growth strategies in North America, Europe, Africa & Middle East, and the Asia Pacific.

Ulka Athalye

Fractional Chief Marketing Officer, gigCMO

Ulka works with businesses that want to maximise their revenues, expand into new markets or revive existing markets; with over two decades of global strategic marketing.

Mark Magnacca

Founder & CEO, gigCMO

Mark has over 30 years of business experience in senior leadership roles across a diverse range of industries. He recognises the biggest challenge of many established businesses and scale ups is getting access to the right talent at the right time.

Rasha Ezzeddine

Fractional Chief Marketing Officer, gigCMO

Rasha has global experience spanning Europe, Africa and Middle East. She has spent over 10 years working for leading banks in the Gulf, creating their digital channels, increasing their digital footprint, and enabling digital transformation. Her expertise runs across government, technology, banking, telecoms, manufacturing and beverage industries.

Lorraine O’Connor

CEO Whisperer, gigCMO

Lorraine has worked for the some of the largest players in the healthcare and luxury sector including General Healthcare Group, BMI Healthcare, HCA International, Cosmesurge, Insignia Group of companies and Emirates Healthcare. She has launched businesses and supported clients in refining their strategies and taking advantage of the new opportunities in evolving global healthcare channels.

Sandy Findlay

Innovation Funding, Partnerships Director, ABGi

ABGI-UK is an international consulting group, working to accelerate our clients’ innovation activity by identifying and securing appropriate sources of funding: grants • tax incentives • commercial funding.

Jenny Scott

General Manager, The UK International Healthcare Management Association

Jenny is highly experienced, energetic and motivated leader with a breadth of expertise and knowledge in international consultancy, specialised healthcare commissioning and strategic programme management, evidenced through successful completion of a number of large scale transformational initiatives.



You're in good company

I wanted to say a huge thank you for organising the extremely informative webinar yesterday. With the wide-spectrum of specialists, from the UK and USA, providing extremely useful advice and guidance on VC and business setup in the States, I was inspired to setup our operation in the USA.

Charanjit Randhawa

Chief Executive Officer, Epcot Career Solutions Limited

Thank you for connecting so many good people, the exchange with everyone was worthwhile and put the US market into context.

Elizabeth Jones

Founder, Real Good Ketchup

In a little under two hours I had discussions with eight mentors who really opened my eyes to the many business critical issues and challenges that need addressing. I also came away with a much deeper understanding of why businesses succeed or fail in their overseas pursuits.

Spencer Brace

Director, XenZone

About GTM Global

GTM Global connects UK scale-up brands in digital and tech to a designated panel of experts from government, trade bodies and commercial partners to provide on-going advice and guidance on go-to-market strategy and international expansion planning.

  • Advice and guidance from experts in international trade
  • Export readiness audits and market research reports
  • Access to a network of in-country specialists and trade partners
  • Go-to-market strategy development and market expansion planning
  • Compliance, regulatory and risk management planning
  • In-country distribution, sales and business development services
  • Access to overseas EDOs, accelerator programs and government support
  • Funding via an international network of investors and VCs
  • Curated promotions and offers for businesses transacting overseas

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MedTech & Healthcare KSA Expansion Workshops

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