MEDICAL FAIR ASIA PRESS RELEASES

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October 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press Contact:

Anne Meerboth-Maltz
Tel. (312) 781-5185
Fax (312) 781-5188
E-mail: ameerboth@mdna.com

Messe Düsseldorf North America
150 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 2920
Chicago, IL 60601


RECORD EXHIBITOR AND VISITOR PARTICIPATION AT MEDICAL FAIR ASIA 2014

The recent staging of MEDICAL FAIR ASIA, International Exhibition on Hospital, Diagnostic, Pharmaceutical, Medical & Rehabilitation Equipment & Supplies, was a sell-out success, reaffirming its position as Asia’s premier medical exhibition. With a 50% increase in exhibitor participation this year, 800 companies from 35 countries showcased the latest medical technologies at Suntec Singapore. The 10,780 trade visitors - 40% of which came from outside of Singapore – represent a 20% rise in visitor attendance compared to the 2012 event. MEDICAL FAIR ASIA 2014 also attracted a strong line-up of government level delegations and hospital management personnel from Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Turkey and Vietnam. In addition to the individual exhibitors, 15 country group exhibits from Austria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, UK and the USA.

“MEDICAL FAIR ASIA’s continuing and growing importance to the region and beyond has been demonstrated by the success of this year’s exhibition which continues to attract an increasing number of companies looking to do business in Asia as the region’s healthcare sector continues on a robust growth path,” stated Gernot Ringling, Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf Asia.

“The introduction of new initiatives such as the m-Health showcase focusing on ICT innovations and a business matching service with more than 55% of exhibitors participating in the program as well as visits to medical facilities organized as part of the concurrently run Singapore Medical & Healthcare Conference, have played a significant role in providing value-added benefits for the exhibition which we hope to expand for the 2016 edition,” he added.

For German company Vereinigte Papierwarenfabriken GmbH, MEDICAL FAIR ASIA is “a very important exhibition in Asia and has international appeal. We have received a lot of good contacts and expect positive results, and we’ll be here again in 2016,” said Area Sales Manager Manfred Blunk.

Dennis Tan, Business Development Director of Singapore based ITS Science & Medical, agreed: “It was a very good platform for us to advertise our services and products and it’s a great meeting point for all our customers to come here and visit us and understand this new technology.”

For JETRO (Japan External Trade Association) and its eleven exhibiting companies, Mr. Yukihide Nakayama, the organizer of the Japanese pavilion, remarked: “MEDICAL FAIR ASIA 2014 is the right platform and we have seen many companies from various countries, particularly from India, Malaysia and Thailand and have had many successful business meetings here.”

m-Health showcase - a look into the future of healthcare

Anticipating the next evolution in healthcare and the industry’s shift to a more patient-centric approach, the m-Health showcase at MEDICAL FAIR ASIA 2014 introduced new technologies including telemedicine, digital and wireless healthcare applications as well as home-care monitoring devices and breakthrough innovations in rehabilitation. “This is our first time in Singapore and we are surprised by the great interest in our products. We have chosen to be here at MEDICAL FAIR ASIA as we believe the Asian market is a big and strategic market and the event provides great opportunities,” reported Daniel Tsanov, Chief Executive Officer of Bulgarian exhibitor Technical Innovations.

For Dr. Johnson Lu, Managing Director of Singapore based company Neurostyle, “the m-Health platform was a unique showcase and was able to bring many quality visitors from different countries and definitely met our expectations.”

For Hippus NV, the m-Health showcase provided the ideal opportunity to tap into the Singapore and Asian market: “We are really happy to be here and with the number of contacts and new leads we gained from Singapore, China, and the Philippines. We will definitely be back in two years’ time,” noted Dr. Sjoerd W. Eisma.

Country group exhibits from Canada and Thailand

For the first time MEDICAL FAIR ASIA featured Canadian exhibitors, with seven companies across various sectors: B+H Architects, Covalon Technologies, Leafsprout Technologies, Mobilewellbeing, Nutralab and Otosim as well as the Canadian group organizer from its Ministry of Economic Development Trade and Employment.

For MobileWellbeing, MEDICAL FAIR ASIA 2014 provided the perfect stage to promote their patient monitoring systems to hospital and homecare health providers in Asia. “We had many interested visitors who asked for various product demonstrations and we have gained great experience as a first time participant,” said its President and Chief Executive Officer Rajiv Muradia.

This year also marked a strong Thai participation under the auspices of the Thai National Innovation Agency which included eight companies. According to Kant Weerakant, Design and Solutions Manager for the National Innovation Agency, “Singapore proved to be the right platform to showcase Thai innovations and to promote the made-in-Thailand brand since the right profile of customers can be found at this exhibition.”

Visitors at MEDICAL FAIR ASIA were equally pleased with their participation. First time attendee Khairil Anuar Khalid, Senior Manager at Faber Group Berhad, was impressed with the representation of companies, products and services which spanned across four continents. “We also saw a good number of Asian companies exhibiting alongside the European countries. It is truly a meeting point for the medical industry and this will benefit the ASEAN medical sector even further.” For returning visitor Cesar O. Salazar, President of Surgico Phils Inc., “there were many new products and innovations on display. The exhibition floor was buzzing with discussions between exhibitors and visitors and this is truly the place to be for the medical industry. The organizers have done a good job in organizing a well presented exhibition.”

Co-located Conference

Held concurrently with MEDICAL FAIR ASIA 2014, the Singapore Medical & Healthcare Conference with the topic “New Paradigms in Healthcare” featured speakers presenting cutting edge advancements in Singapore’s medical and health care sector, ranging from innovations in healthcare funding to next-generation healthcare technology. Presentations included Google Glass and its application in healthcare. The 223 delegates also visited three leading healthcare facilities in Singapore – Fortis Surgical Hospital, Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital and the NUHS Advanced Surgical Training Centre.

The next staging of MEDICAL FAIR ASIA will take place from August 31 - September 2, 2016 in Singapore. For further information on visiting or exhibiting at MEDICAL FAIR ASIA 2016, contact Messe Düsseldorf North America, 150 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2920, Chicago, IL 60601. Telephone: (312) 781-5180; Fax: (312) 781-5188; E-mail: info@mdna.com; Visit our web site http://www.mdna.com; Subscribe to our blog http://blog.mdna.com; Follow us on twitter at http://twitter.com/Medical_MDNA

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