Record number of exhibitors at Medica 2011

15 November 2011

From 16-19 November 2011, the attention of health and medical professionals from around the world will once again focus on Düsseldorf, as the world's largest medical trade fair, MEDICA 2011, World Forum for Medicine, and COMPAMED 2011 get underway.

Both of the exhibitions report a record number of participants, with 4,571 exhibitors from 62 different countries registered for MEDICA 2011. Meanwhile, COMPAMED, which has taken place in parallel to MEDICA since 1992 (COMPAMED runs from 16 - 18 November 2011) boasts 627 exhibitors from 40 different countries this year. In total, MEDICA and COMPAMED 2011 will once again fill all 19 halls at the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre.

Three quarters of the MEDICA exhibitors are from outside Germany and account for 60% of the total floor area reserved. The greatest demand for space at MEDICA 2011 was from German exhibitors (approx. 46,190 m²) followed by Italy (approx. 11,126 m²), China (6,726 m²), the USA (5,950 m²), the United Kingdom (4,890 m²), France (4,457 m²) and the Netherlands (3,172 m²).

“These facts and figures not only reflect the highly international nature of MEDICA, but also that of the market as a whole. It is characterised by a great degree of global exchange of goods and international competition between vendors. More than half of the medical devices, products and instruments produced worldwide are made for export”, emphasises Joachim Schäfer, Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, highlighting MEDICA's importance as a central international hub of supply and demand.

New highlights on the MEDICA 2011 programme

A visit to MEDICA 2011 will be enough to convince any expert on the medical industry of the capacity for innovation in the medical technology industry. The topics presented are clearly structured by product group to cover the full product range, systems and services for the provision of medical care in doctors' surgeries and hospitals, from laboratory technology and diagnostics to physiotherapy equipment and consumables and from electromedicine and medical technology to information and communication technology.

COMPAMED in Halls 8a and 8b

COMPAMED 2011 will take place in parallel to MEDICA 2011. At the leading international trade fair for the suppliers' market in medical manufacturing, which will take place from 16 - 18 November 2011, some 627 exhibitors from 40 different countries will present a broad range of new materials, components, intermediate products and services including complete contract manufacturing for the medical technology industry.

Two integral technical forums, organised by the professional association for microtechnology, IVAM, (in Hall 8a) and the trade magazine Devicemed (in Hall 8b) will round off the show with a number of lectures, many of which will be in English.

The halls will be open each day from 10:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m., and until 5:00 p.m. on the Saturday (MEDICA only).

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