Guild national president George Tambassis has welcomed delegates to the Chinese complementary health product Expo, being held in Melbourne.
He is expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding between the Guild and the China Medical Pharmaceutical Material Association tonight at the Expo’s formal dinner.
The China-Australia-New Zealand Complementary Health Product Expo is expected to be attended by more than 400 Chinese pharmacy owners representing a $300 billion industry.
“As the body which represents community pharmacy across Australia, the Guild is delighted to make welcome our friends and colleagues from the vast pharmacy and pharmaceutical industry of China,” Tambassis said today in welcoming the delegates.
“As an organisation, the Guild’s aim is to represent our pharmacy owner members, but also to maximise the benefit our pharmacies can contribute to the health of Australians.
“And I know that patient health and welfare is also a priority of our colleagues and counterparts from China.”
He says the MoU will allow the two groups to “work together for mutual benefit and for the benefit of health care consumers in both our countries”.
Image: George Tambassis interviewed by ABC TV News at the Expo