World Forum for Medicine & International Trade Fairand Congress (MEDICA2013)
The high number of international visitors has providedmedical device technology providers as well as their suppliers at MEDICA andCOMPAMED with tailwinds for propping up their export business. Those puttingtheir business on a particularly broad footing across country borders find iteasier to compensate for an unclear market and safety situation in specificcountries,” says Joachim Schafer, Managing Director at Messe Dusseldorf,summing up events in the halls of the world’s biggest medical trade fair and ofthe leading international trade fair for suppliers’ products in medicalmanufacture after four days. The 4,831 exhibitors at MEDICA as well as the 724exhibitors at COMPAMED gave the again almost 132,000 visitors impressive proofof the benefit of their product innovations and wealth of ideas forhigh-quality and affordable health care. Approx. 84,000 visitors came fromabroad travelling from some 120 countries to Dusseldorf.
Explaining trends Marcus Kuhlmann, Head of the MedicalTechnology Association in SPECTARIS, the German Hightech Industry Association,says: “This year we expect turnover at the 1,200 Germany medical technologymanufacturers to exceed EUR 25 billion for the first Page 2 / 5 time, withgrowth abroad developing more strongly than it is on the domestic market.Exports account for 68%”. In view of the trade fair business Kuhlmannemphasises: “MEDICA continues to be an outstanding possibility for companies topresent themselves and their products and is therefore a “must”.”