Planning for the world’s leading medical trade fair, MEDICA 2022 (14 – 17 November) in Düsseldorf, as well as the parallel No. 1 trade fair for the supplier sector of the medical technology industry, COMPAMED 2022, is gathering momentum. The course of exhibitor registrations so far indicates that participation will be above last year’s level (MEDICA 2021: 3033 participations, COMPAMED 2021: 490).
“The medical technology industry needs MEDICA and COMPAMED right now as strong platforms for cross-border exchange, cooperation and business. Because the market is on the move. In certain areas there is increased demand in the wake of the pandemic, for example with regard to point-of-care diagnostics. In addition, companies have an increased need for coordination with supply and manufacturing partners to ensure their own ability to deliver in times of sharply rising prices and scarce components,” says Christian Grosser, Director Health & Medical Technologies at Messe Düsseldorf, listing important reasons for participation in the two leading industry events.
The main segments of the MEDICA trade fair are: Laboratory Technology and Diagnostics, Medical Technology and Electromedicine (Imaging and Diagnostics/ Medical Equipment and Devices), Consumer Goods and Consumables, Physiotherapy and Orthopaedic Technology as well as IT Systems and IT Solutions.
Formats that fit together: trade fair, forums and conferences
The forums integrated into the individual thematic segments of the trade fair provide a link to the exhibitors’ innovations and best practices for their application in everyday medical practice. These include the MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM (on digital networking), the MEDICA HEALTH IT FORUM (on IT topics), the MEDICA TECH FORUM (trends in medical technology) and the MEDICA LABMED FORUM (innovations in laboratory medicine).
The MEDICA conference programme also provides a link to the trend themes of the market and the trade fair. This applies, for example, to the 45th German Hospital Conference as the leading event for the top management of German hospitals, the DiMiMED conference for disaster and defence medicine and the MEDICA MEDICINE + SPORTS CONFERENCE for the international specialist scene in sports medicine and sports science.
Must-attend event for trend updates in the supplier sector
COMPAMED is and will remain the must-attend event in the diaries of all those who want to keep up to date with trends in the upstream development or production stages of the medical technology industry. This is where supplier companies present themselves with a wealth of high-tech and service solutions. Components, microsystems technology, material processing and coatings, additive manufacturing/ 3D printing, manufacturing technology and machines, packaging and services are the main topics, which are also reflected by the programmes of two integrated specialist forums.
In their globally unique combination, MEDICA 2022 and COMPAMED 2022 will once again reflect the entire value and process chain of medical technology and a complete range of medical products, devices and instruments. Both events counted a total of 46,000 trade visitors in 2021 (73 percent international share).
The industry portals MEDICA.de and COMPAMED.de offer a wide range of digital services for preparing and organising an effective stay on site (e.g. interactive hall plans), for networking with companies, as well as extensive reporting on the events during their runtime.