Fireside Chat: Opportunities and Challenges in the Chinese Medtech landscape

For this Fireside Chat, Dr. Urs Mattes will tackle the topic of Medtech in China, elaborating on a case study from the dental industry.

Event Details


swissnex China office
22F, Building A, Far East International Plaza, 319 XianXia Road, Shanghai, China


June 04, 2019 from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm Asia/Shanghai (UTC+08:00)

For this edition of the FiresideChat, we welcome Dr. Urs Mattes who will tackle the topic of Medtech specialties. Medtech is a heterogenous field with many specialites and not every specialty is successful in China ; some prosper, some do not. He will take the opportunity of the FiresideChat to elaborate on a case study from the dental industry and conduct discussion with the audience.

Urs Mattes is a General Management Executive with more than 20 years of cross-functional expertise in profit and non-profit life science companies throughout Asia-Pacific, Europe and Middle East.

He has been Board Member of several medical and non-medical Swiss companies and successively occupied the position of Managing Director Mathys Bettlach Ltd China & Hong Kong, based in Shanghai, Director of AO Asia-Pacific, based in Hong Kong and Managing Director Synthes China and Japan, based in Shanghai. He is now the Director Asia-Pacific at Cendres+Metaux SA.

Urs Mattes is also the author of the book Yin and Yang Your Health and has published many scientific and marketing articles.

The Fireside Chat is a format where we invite seasoned Swiss speakers to share their insightful experiences in China. This presentation , hosted at swissnex China, is a collaboration between SwissCham, UZH Alumni Shanghai and swissnex China.



18:30 – Registration / Opening word

19:00 – Presentation by Dr. Urs Mattes

20:00 – Q&A Discussion

20:30 – Networking Reception

21:30 – End