MEDICA & COMPAMED:  meeting point for the medical world 

Exhibitors, visitors and medical representatives from all over the world will come together again at the world’s biggest leading medical trade fair, held from 18 – 21 November. International bookings account for three-quarters of the some 5,000+ exhibitors taking part. We are expecting to see trade visitors from more than 170 countries. The individual themed focal points are clearly structured to fit the halls and include: Electromedicine / medical technology (approx. 2,500 exhibitors), laboratory technology / diagnostics, physiotherapy / orthopaedic technology, commodities and consumables, information and communication technology, medical furniture and specialist furnishings for hospitals and practices. MEDICA and the 42nd German Hospital Conference, which takes place in parallel, will be opened by Jens Spahn, the German Federal Minister of Health. 

This year, the 28th COMPAMED will be held in parallel to MEDICA. COMPAMED will number almost 800 exhibitors. 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.

The increasing digitalisation of processes in the healthcare economy will remain a top theme this year. This prevailing trend will not only be represented by exhibitor innovations at the MEDICA, but is also reflected in the programmes of the accompanying conferences and forums. 

These conferences and forums include the MEDICA HEALTH IT FORUM (on IT topics such as big data, artificial intelligence and cyber security), the MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM (hardware and software solutions for connected healthcare) and the MEDICA MEDICINE & SPORTS CONFERENCE, held entirely in English, which takes a look at the use of applications which are used in close proximity to the body and wearables for monitoring vital signs. 

This year, we have reshuffled the location of the themes in the trade fair halls. Due to the increasing convergence of software and hardware, especially in the fields of medical technology, the MEDICA information and communication technology segment will be moved from Hall 15 to Hall 13, where it is directly connected to the halls for medical technology and electromedicine. The exhibitors in the laboratory technology & diagnostics area will be placed in the newly built Hall 1 for the first time ever. 


MEDICA & COMPAMED at a glance:

Opening times: 18 – 21 November (10 am–6 pm)

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