MEDICA 2019 and COMPAMED 2019 begin

Nov. 19, 2019

From Monday, November 18 thru Thursday, November 21, the entire medical world and health care sector will once again meet in Düsseldorf, Germany, with a record participation of 5,500 exhibitors from 69 countries. The world’s largest and leading medical trade fair expects visitors from 170 countries. 

“Three quarters of the exhibition space has been booked by international participants. After Germany, the largest share of bookings come from China, Italy, the USA and South Korea, and then we already see bookings from Turkey, followed by France and Great Britain,” explains Horst Giesen, Global Portfolio Director Health & Medical Technologies at Messe Düsseldorf. Accordingly, Horst Giesen sees that MEDICA is well-positioned across international borders. "No other event in the world offers such a comprehensive, international offer of innovations that covers the entire spectrum of needs for outpatient and inpatient care,” says Horst Giesen. 

This year, once more in parallel to MEDICA, COMPAMED will take place for the 28th time, with around 800 exhibitors (in Halls 8a + 8b). COMPAMED, a supplier trade fair, has become the ultimate hotspot for complex high-tech solutions and services throughout the entire value-added chain for the medical technology industry and is now the international leading event in its segment. 

This time, the increasing digitalization of processes in health care that directly includes the patient is once more a leading topic. This prevailing trend will not only be represented by exhibitor innovations at MEDICA 2019 but is also reflected in the programs of the accompanying conferences and forums. 

The main focal points at MEDICA are: Electromedicine / medical technology (approx. 2,500 exhibitors), laboratory technology / diagnostics, physiotherapy / orthopedic technology, commodities and consumables, information and communication technology, medical furniture and specialist furnishings for hospitals and practices. 

Along with digital health applications and the medical technology, many start-ups will take part. The number of start-ups at MEDICA has grown constantly over the past few years, making this event the international top spot in the start-up arena too. Now, several hundred young and mostly digitally driven companies come to Düsseldorf to present their innovations to the international specialist audience. 

Information and all programs for the forums and accompanying conferences at MEDICA 2019 can be found online at: / 

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