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TMCNet:  Hessen Trade & Invest participates at the HIMSS (Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society) Annual Conference, March 4-6, 2013, New Orleans, LA

[February 28, 2013]

Hessen Trade & Invest participates at the HIMSS (Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society) Annual Conference, March 4-6, 2013, New Orleans, LA

NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--

Hessen Trade & Invest's U.S. Office will participate for the first time at the HIMSS, March 4-6, 2013, in New Orleans, LA, to meet with Healthcare-IT companies interested in establishing a presence or partnerships in Europe. With over 1,100 exhibiting companies, HIMSS is exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. HIMSS is an excellent match for Germany's state of Hessen as a leader in Medical Technology and Information Technology.

Hessen's central position in Europe and Frankfurt International Airport, continental Europe's Center for Finance, makes it an optimal location for international business. Companies benefit from an extremely innovative and a productive work environment with highly skilled professionals. Health-IT companies have tremendous opportunities in Grmany with its aging population. Their client-bases and demand for inventive and effective products will increase in order to keep down Germany's cost of quality healthcare. According to OECD Health Data 2012, Germany will see a 2.8% increase in annual average expenditure in healthcare during 2012-2016 and a forecast of about �335 billion expenditure by 2016.

Hessen's medical technology sector has 20,000 employees and 1,100 companies, 100+ scientific institutions, and 32 Technology/Incubator Centers located mostly in the Hessian cities of Darmstadt, Giessen and Kassel. Its Health-IT industry is comprised of small innovative technology developers to international corporations, such as Fresenius, B. Braun Melsungen AG and Abbott Diagnostics and Mechatronic AG, which traditionally invest more than the average in research and development. Also, Hessen has about 94,000 employees at more than 10,000 IT companies such Software AG, Computer Associates, Avaya, Cisco Systems (News - Alert), and Dell.

Meet with Hessen Trade & Invest, the state economic development agency that offers cost-free and confidential services to support companies to establish a presence or a partnership�in Hessen. If you are interested in an introductory meeting at the HIMSS 2013, please contact Kristina.Garcia@htai.de.

Hessen Trade & Invest is the state economic development agency that offers cost-free and confidential services to support companies to successfully�establish a presence�in Hessen, Germany. We provide economic and industry data and introductions to companies, associations�and institutions in Germany.


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