Leeds and Sheffield city regions at OMTEC 2012

Leeds and Sheffield city regions will be joining forces to pitch for business at OMTEC in Chicago - the 8th Annual Orthopaedic Manufacturing and Technology Exposition and Conference.

The visit is being supported by UK Trade & Investment and Medilink with a visit package available for any Yorkshire companies wanting to take part.

Both city regions have got strengths in the sector and this conference will be an opportunity to showcase investment opportunities to international orthopaedic manufacturers.

OMTEC is a key event for healthcare suppliers that want to expand or break into the international orthopaedic market.

Neil Garner, chairman of the SCR LEP Healthcare Sector Group, said:

"Sheffield and Leeds city region LEPs are proud to be able to work together with healthcare professionals to promote our offer to a growing global market."

Neil McLean, chairman of the Leeds City Region LEP, added:

"We are pleased to be able to combine forces with the Sheffield city region to present an extremely competitive proposition to healthcare decision-makers from around the world.

"We are confident that this partnership project will pave the way for further joint LEP projects in the future."

The event will take place in Chicago on 13 and 14 June 2012. Businesses wishing to find out more can contact Peter Wheeler at Medilink on 0114 232 9273 or email p.wheeler@medilink.co.uk