International Adventures for Carbon Black
It’s hard to believe that we are a quarter way through 2015 already! 2015 has seen a number of firsts for the Carbon Black team. In January, we attended Arab Health in Dubai, UAE as part of the delegation on the Scottish Development International stand, which is the first time Carbon Black has been displayed outwith the UK.
Arab Health is the premier healthcare event in the UAE, attracting healthcare professionals and organisations from around the world. The Carbon Black team spent four very busy and exciting days showing Carbon Black to potential international customers the very first time, and generated a lot of interest in the wheelchair, from both customers and potential international distributors - opening up the very real possibility that Carbon Black will be available in the UAE later this year.
Our attendance also generated a lot of media interest in Carbon Black, with Carbon Black being the only UK company to receive full page coverage in the Arab Health event newspaper, the Daily Dose. While at Arab Health, the Carbon Black team also met with The Right Hon Earl Howe, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Quality who was very interested in Carbon Black and the story behind the company.
Next up was Carbon Black’s first ever trip to America. Every week we receive literally hundreds of requests to bring Carbon Black to the USA, and we are delighted that we finally made the trip in 2015! We have experienced a tremendous amount of support from our American friends since the very beginning of the Carbon Black journey, and it was a great privilege to visit California and thank some of them for that support in person.
During the trip, the Carbon Black team spent 2 days in San Francisco, carrying out private demonstrations to potential customers, as well as visiting the VA Palo Alto, before heading to Los Angeles to attend AbiltiesExpo, the ‘go-to source’ for people with disabilities, their families, seniors, veterans and healthcare professionals. With our application for FDA approval now underway, it was the ideal time to meet with potential customers and distributors, and the trip resulted in Carbon Black making their first sales to American customers!
We are now hoping to make a return trip to America later this year.
Looking forward, the Carbon Black team are proud to announce that they have been invited to attend this year’s WIREDHealth event in London on 24th April. The one-day event, exploring the future of healthcare is organised by the people behind WIRED magazine, and is a showcase for extraordinary innovators using technology to re-imagine the health sector. To be invited to showcase Carbon Black at such a prestigious is a great achievement for the Carbon Black team, and we are looking forward to attending.