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April 2018

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Anne Meerboth-Maltz
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The recent staging of MEDICAL FAIR INDIA, India’s No. 1 Trade Fair for Hospitals, Health Centers and Clinics, impressively continued its growth and kept pace with the positive trend in the industry. A total of 12,350 trade visitors come to the Bombay Convention & Exhibition Center in Mumbai to see the health care innovations and current trends showcased by 551 exhibitors.

“This means that the number of visitors has gone up yet again by 15% compared to the event at the same location two years ago. Exhibitors stated that they were very satisfied with the quality of the visitors and their demands. Rising incomes, population growth and increasing health consciousness all result in steady market growth and a call for improved health care. This is also reflected by the development of MEDICAL FAIR INDIA. It is not only a platform for supply and demand. It is also about joint ventures for product development, manufacturing and sales,” said Thomas Schlitt, Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf India.

There are currently only about 60 national medical device technology producers and the majority of medical products and technologies are imported. This opens up excellent business opportunities for international companies and they need to closely cooperate with Indian partners in order to meet the challenges specific to the Indian market. Simon Bensassi, International Sales Director of Surgival (Spain), commented: “This was the first time we participated at MEDICAL FAIR INDIA. We have reached many high-quality visitors. What was especially important to us was gaining insights into the Indian market. Who are the decision-makers? What about the government and what about pricing? How much is invested and where? These were questions we had interesting conversations about.”

Brian Krawczyk, Director of Global Business Development at VIA Global Health (U.S.), added: “To us this was an extremely useful event for finding good distribution partners in India.” John Mason, Sales Director at Seers Medical (Great Britain), remarked: “There was a very good mixture of visitors from both private and public health care. Visitors come from all over the country. We will also take part in MEDICAL FAIR INDIA 2019 in New Delhi.”

“The Indian market is developing at a fast pace and it is very important for us to get a foot in the door here and learn to understand the market. In addition to Indian visitors we also succeeded in making contacts in Bangladesh, China and even Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates,” reported Karina Yamamoto, Trade Promotion Coordinator at the Brazilian Manufacturers’ Association ABIMO.

The MEDICAL FAIR INDIA 2018 exhibits were complemented by an ancillary program. CLIN LAB INDIA, a conference with exhibition organized by Scherago and Messe Düsseldorf India, focused on molecular diagnostics, point-of-care applications and immune-biological laboratory medicine. The increasing digitalization of medicine was the topic at the “International Conference on Digital Health and Medical Equipment” by Voice of Healthcare while the Lounge Area “FTR4H” (Future for Health) provided a platform for the creative start-up community.

MEDICAL FAIR INDIA is held annually, alternating between Mumbai and New Delhi. Focal ranges include medical products and medical device technology, laboratory technology and diagnostics, equipment and furnishings for hospitals and health centers as well as health IT and mobile health solutions

Visitors include decision-makers from the medical field (physicians and medical professionals), hospital managers, representatives from the medical trade, science and research sector as well as architects and building planners.

The next MEDICAL FAIR INDIA will be held from February 21 – 23, 2019 at the Pragati Exhibition Center in New Delhi. For further information on visiting or exhibiting at MEDICAL FAIR INDIA 2019, contact Messe Düsseldorf North America, 150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2920, Chicago, IL 60601. Telephone: (312) 781-5180; Fax: (312) 781-5188; E-mail:; Visit and; Follow us on twitter at

MEDICAL FAIR INDIA is part of Messe Düsseldorf’s “MEDICAlliance” program of regional and international medical trade fairs organized around the globe. Organized by Messe Düsseldorf India, a subsidiary of Messe Düsseldorf, MEDICAL FAIR INDIA has the support of MEDICA, the leading international trade fair for the sector

MEDICAL FAIR INDIA 2018 Exhibitor Statements:

Alvin Wong, Sales Team, Yuwell Medical Group (China):
“We already took part in MEDICAL FAIR INDIA several times. The quality of buyers has constantly increased and we perceived an increasing demand for high-quality to high-end solutions. Price is no longer the only decisive factor in negotiations. We are satisfied with the organization of the event overall and the quality of the visitors.”

Philip McKee, Sales Manager, Biopanda Reagents (Great Britain):
“MEDICAL FAIR INDIA has exceeded our expectations. In the conversations at the stand we have learnt a lot about the Indian market. There is great potential and we actually need a complete sales team just for India.”

Y. Xiao Feng, Sales Director, Jiecang Linear Motion (China):
“The trade fair proved to be very successful for us. We welcomed many new customers to our stand and had very good conversations. The organization of the trade fair is also top-notch.”

Natália Barros, Export Analyst, Ortho Pauher (Brazil):
“We succeeded in achieving our trade fair targets and made numerous interesting contacts. Now we are excited to see what will come of it.”

Jose O. Flosi, Export Manager, Fanem (Brazil):
“For us MEDICAL FAIR INDIA is important to present ourselves in India and to also see how our competitors are pitching themselves.”

Kedar Medhi, Innovation Lead Bangalore Hub Philips HealthWorks (India):
“Our partnership with ‘FTR4H@Mumbai’ provided an opportunity to exchange ideas with pioneers in Digital Health. The interaction with start-up entrepreneurs and players serving as a link for the exchange between companies, universities and mentors made for an exciting dialogue on current trends and projects.”

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