More dynamic, more digital and more networked than ever
The medical industry is taking strides into the future. If you want to be in peak condition for taking on the challenges of tomorrow, you need to keep your finger on the pulse. Companies, opinion leaders, decision makers and experts in various fields including science and research need a common platform to communicate and conduct business across countries.
For almost 50 years, MEDICA has provided this platform. The trade fair also acts as an indicator for the activity of the global medical market: Exhibitors, visitors and media representatives from all over the world will come together again at the world’s biggest leading medical trade fair, held from 18 to 21 November 2019 in Düsseldorf. International bookings from more than 60 countries account for three-quarters of the 5,000+ exhibitors who are taking part once again. Visitors will travel to Düsseldorf from around 170 countries.
The outlook is also excellent for the supplier trade fair COMPAMED, which takes place alongside MEDICA. Since it began in 1992, this trade fair has developed into a veritable hotspot for presenting high-tech solutions for medical technology manufacturing and is the international leading event in its field. Once again, Halls 8a and 8b will be at full capacity with at least 800 exhibitors from around 40 countries, among them a thrilling range of go-getting small companies, established mid-sized companies and renowned corporations – just like at MEDICA.
Trendsetters for pace setters
Any company that sees themselves as a trendsetter for the medical technology industry, an industry that, above all others, is driven by innovation, needs to be creative and constantly reinvent itself – just like MEDICA. We continually develop new programme elements and cooperate closely with strong partners from the professional field of medical technology to turn these new elements into indispensable parts of the event.
Digital health and medical technology come together
At MEDICA 2019, we are once again offering something new: we have re-ordered the structure with regard to the thematic allocation of the halls. The MEDICA segment for information and communication technology will be shifted from Hall 15 to Hall 13 so that it has a direct connection to the halls for medical technology and electromedicine (Halls 9 to 14).
This is the logical consequence of the development of the market and industry needs. Digitalisation in medicine is forging ahead at great speed and is also bringing about huge changes in both product development and business processes. Today, we are focusing less on healthcare IT as an isolated discipline and are gravitating more towards digital health, specifically as part of an overarching digital transformation. This concerns all product and sales areas, particularly the convergence of software and hardware in medical technology and electromedicine, from app-controlled wearables to units for mobile and stationary imaging to robotic systems for surgery and information systems at patients’ bedsides.
The communication and information platforms MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM and the MEDICA HEALTH IT FORUM will also be located in Hall 13 in the future. These forums both attract a lot of attention and are established audience magnets with sessions and presentations on all of the relevant digital healthcare trends.
The MEDICA START-UP PARK will also move to Hall 13 as its content fits well here, along with the big joint stand for the wearables technology show and the joint stand for the ENTSCHEIDERFABRIK. Best practice projects for digitalisation of clinics are showcased here.
Halls 15 to 17 are dedicated to national and international joint ventures, with the main focus being on medical technology and electromedicine.
The MEDICA ECON FORUM, organised in cooperation with the Techniker Krankenkasse (a German health insurance company) remains a firm fixture in the programme as a platform for healthcare policy dialogue, as does the MEDICA TECH FORUM which deals with market-relevant themes on high-tech trends, created in close cooperation with industry associations SPECTARIS and ZVEI.
The above-mentioned items and examples show: MEDICA 2019 and COMPAMED 2019 have a lot of highlights on offer once again. A trip to Düsseldorf is a must for those who wish to stay up to date!