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December 16, 2010

Global Business Development Center Announced; mdi Consultants Inc. to anchor turnkey solution for companies building U.S. presence

Global Business Development Center Announced; mdi Consultants Inc. to anchor turnkey solution for companies building U.S. presence
by Nashville Health Care Council | Dec 16, 2010

DALLAS – Market Center Management Company, the management company of leading trade centers and trade events around the world, today announced the creation of a Global Business Development Center within the Nashville Medical Trade Center, opening in 2013.  The 5,000 square foot Center will be the first permanent service center in the United States for companies seeking a turnkey solution for entry into the U.S. healthcare marketplace.  Its broad service offerings will include showroom and display space planning, regulation and compliance consulting, and marketing support.

As the global development of healthcare products and services continues to expand, the United States is a highly desirable yet complex business channel for medical enterprises outside the United States seeking to enter the world’s largest marketplace.

Serving as the anchor tenant of the Global Business Development Center will be mdi Consultants Inc., a New York based company offering a full range of specialized business development services for domestic and international healthcare companies.

mdi Consultants Inc. and the Global Business Assistance Center will work together to provide discounted services including regulatory and compliance assistance, product lab testing, quality system compliance, reimbursement assistance and business development aid to international exhibitors in the trade center.

“Guiding innovations developed by international healthcare suppliers into the U.S. healthcare marketplace efficiently and cost effectively is a critical component of the trade center,” said Bill Winsor, president and CEO of Market Center Management Company.   “This Center represents a game-changer for companies seeking efficient entry into the U.S. marketplace.  mdi’s decades of experience helping global companies achieve and maintain compliance with governing agencies such as the FDA will be a unique and highly desirable service for our customers.”

In addition to the unique service offerings from mdi Consultants Inc., the Center will provide access to the following programs:

  • Permanent showroom and international pavilion space planning
  • Education and training on diverse business topics such as regulations, compliance, and distribution
  • Matchmaking services linking new companies with business agents and U.S. partners
  • Targeted access to key industry decision makers
  • Options for participation in dozens of trade events to be hosted in the trade center
  • Access to a considerable base of venture capital sources with a track record of support for emerging companies
  • Branding, merchandising and marketing communications services

“We look forward to providing our customized services in the Nashville Medical Trade Center,” said Alan P. Schwartz, executive vice president of mdi Consultants Inc.  “The ability to assist innovative companies inside a permanent marketplace is a tremendous value. For international companies seeking to enter the U.S. market and for domestic companies seeking efficient testing and regulatory compliance, our extensive track record of success is unmatched.”

mdi Consultants Inc. has assisted global companies in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa including MicroLife, Onbo, Mindray, Ambu A/S, diagnostica Stago, getemed Medizin and many others gain and maintain market approval in the often complex U.S. regulatory system.

Complementing the Global Business Development Center will be international showroom pavilions showcasing the latest healthcare innovations from countries around the world.  The international pavilions will provide immediate access to the U.S. marketplace in flexible display spaces supported by the services of the Global Business Development Center.

Market Center Management Company has recently been engaged with specific government and trade organizations as well as leading companies in more than 10 countries interested in showroom space within the trade center.  The value for these emerging international healthcare supply partners is a permanent presence in a year-round center of healthcare ideas and innovation attracting an estimated 160,000 industry visitors a year.

Additional discussions with educational institutions, associations, societies and private companies regarding other service partnerships continue.  Meanwhile, the Nashville Medical Trade Center enjoys broad support from a range of GPO’s, IDN’s and other industry stakeholders.

The Nashville Medical Trade Center, opening in 2013, is a 1.5 million square foot healthcare marketplace that unifies for the first time permanent showrooms, temporary exhibition space, and education and training facilities.  The result is a comprehensive global marketplace for healthcare products, solutions, services, and education.

About MCMC
Market Center Management Company (MCMC) is an international wholesale trade center and tradeshow management company based in Dallas, Texas.  MCMC and its owner, Crow Holdings, own or manage trade centers and tradeshows on three continents – Asia (ShanghaiMart), Europe (Brussels International Trade Mart), and North America (Dallas Market Center), totaling more than 10 million square feet, more than any other single international company.  Within the MCMC trade centers and tradeshows, customers from around the globe source products directly from manufacturers including home furnishings, gifts, decorative accessories and lighting to textiles, fashion accessories and apparel.  The dozens of trade events each year hosted by MCMC are attended by hundreds of thousands of customers from all 50 states and more than 78 countries.  MCMC’s website is available at www.marketcentermanagement.com.

About mdi
mdi Consultants, Inc. is a leader in providing consulting services to the healthcare industry worldwide. We have extensive expertise in helping medical device, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and food companies achieve compliance with U.S., European and Canadian regulations.   For more information visit www.mdiconsultants.com

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