Medical Fair Asia 2016 Sets New Attendance Records

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Chicago, IL – The Medical Fair Asia 2016, organized byMesse Düsseldorf Asia, announced that the 11th biennial show set records for the number of exhibitors and attendees at its most recent event in Singapore. The show, which includes hospital, diagnostic, pharmaceutical, medical and rehabilitation equipment and supplies, was staged in Singapore Aug. 31-Sept. 2 at the new Sands Expo and Convention Center/Marina Bay Sands. Messe Düsseldorf Asia, a subsidiary of Messe Düsseldorf Germany, has organized the Medical Fair since 1995.

The event, which was co-located with Medical Manufacturing Asia for the third time, drew 12,000 attendees, 40% of whom came from abroad. In addition, there were 830 exhibitors from 40 countries at this year’s event. The event was 30% larger than the previous edition in 2014. Seventeen countries also showcased their own abilities to host medical events through country pavilions, including the US. First-time participants with country pavilions included Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

Nasser M. Alrashed of Saudi Export Development Authority told Medical Fair Asia organizers that “Southeast Asia is an emerging market and one that everyone should target, which is why we have decided to participate.” Alrashed added that the event was a “gateway for our companies to enter these new markets.”

According to the 2015 Deloitte Global Health Outlook, healthcare spending in Asia and Australasia was expected to increase an average of 8.1% between 2014 and 2018, while in the Middle East and Africa, an average annual increase of 8.7% was expected for the same time period.

New to the overall event this year were related conferences held in conjunction with the show: Medical Fair Asia Medicine + Sports Conference with a focus on disease prevention, the Disaster and Military Medicine (DiMiMED) Asia Conference that addressed medical response to a variety of natural disasters and disease control; and the Medical Innovation and Technology Forum, which focused on preventive and rehabilitative medicine. That forum was the first such technology conference held in conjunction with Medical Fair Asia.

The next Medical Fair Asia is slated for Singapore in 2018 at the same location. Dates were not yet determined at press time.

Reach Messe Düsseldorf North America at (312) 781-5185 or ameerboth@mdna.com