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December 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Anne Meerboth-Maltz
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STRONG INTERNATIONAL INTEREST IN MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND 2015

With 7,226 trade visitors from 59 countries and 600 exhibitors from 42 nations, the global reach of MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND 2015, 7th International Exhibition on Hospital, Diagnostic, Pharmaceutical, Medical & Rehabilitation Equipment & Supplies, was confirmed at the recent staging in Bangkok. The show featured 15 national pavilions and country groups from Austria, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, UK and for the first time from the U.S., Italy and Turkey. The internationality of the exhibition was further reflected in the number of visitors - an increase of 13% compared to the last edition in 2013. A total of 34% of all visitors came from overseas, mainly from ASEAN countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines and Vietnam, as well as other Asian countries including China, India, Japan and Taiwan. The 3-day exhibition focused on hospital, diagnostic, pharmaceutical, medical and rehabilitation equipment and supplies.

Thai visitor participation increased by 17%, which included visiting delegations from more than 60 hospitals from across Bangkok and surrounding provinces. “The diverse range of products from various countries is very impressive and I would certainly encourage my colleagues from the hospital sector to visit this exhibition,” stated first-time attendee Watcharin Boonshuwong, Chief of Patient Care Services, Praram 9 Hospital, Bangkok.

In her opening address, Dr. Atchaka Sibunruang, Thailand’s Minister of Industry, underscored the importance of MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND as a reflection of the fast paced growth in the medical and healthcare industry: “The exhibition is a significant event for the modernization and development of the medical and healthcare industry for Thailand and the Southeast Asian region and an important step for Thailand to prepare local personnel and professionals in the field to be ready for the integration of the region under the AEC (ASEAN Economic Community).”

For many exhibiting companies, particularly small and medium sized firms, the resounding sentiment was the relevance of MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND as a platform to enter the ASEAN market and to introduce their latest technologies. Michael Richardson, Senior Vice President of the US company Perry Baromedical, said: “The Southeast Asian market is becoming more significant, which is why we have come to the exhibition to increase our network and meet with existing and new distributors in the region. The number of visitors, sales leads and new contacts from Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Singapore that we have been able to generate has been excellent.”

Brandt Lee, Export Manager of Malaysian exhibitor LKL Advance Metaltech Sdn Bhd, added: “There have been some very interesting leads generated at the event – which we seldom get at other medical shows. Thailand may prove to be the centralized hub for the ASEAN and Pacific region.”

For long time exhibitor and renowned medical vehicle solution provider Dlouhy, Wolfgang Binder, Director of Sales, commented: “The size of the exhibition has grown very much, allowing us to present our latest developments and improved products to existing as well as new customers from Thailand and across the Southeast Asian region. We had a very good experience at the 7th edition and will be back again in 2017!”

The ability to connect exhibitors with relevant distributors, suppliers and agents and catering to the different solutions and visitor needs across the various healthcare channels, made MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND an important sourcing platform. 4,500 meeting requests were made through the business matching program alone.

The exhibits on the show floor were complemented my an ancillary program consisting of seminars, forums, conferences and technical presentations such as the CIO Forum organized by the Thai Medical Informatics Association, the seminar on Electro-magnetic Waves organized by the Thai Association for Medical Instrumentation and the seminar on Biomedical Engineering Technology organized by The Thailand Center of Excellence for Life Sciences. The 2nd Advanced Rehab Technology Conference (ARTeC) jointly organized by Messe Düsseldorf Asia, the Royal College of Physiatrists of Thailand and the Thai Rehabilitation Medicine Association, featured a seminar on interventional spine care led by Dr. David J. Kennedy and Dr. Matthew Smuck from the Stanford University Medical Center. A parallel conference track included hands-on workshops on musculoskeletal sonography on the wrist, elbow and hip, led by Dr. Chueh-Hung Wu and Dr. Yi-Chian Wang from the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the National Hospital Taipei in Taiwan.

“This time we have gathered more rehab specialist doctors at the conference and we hope to keep this growing stronger over the years to become a regular academic conference held at MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND,” reported Dr. Waree Chira-Adisai, President of the Thai Rehabilitation Medicine Association, on the success of the ARTeC Conference:

The next edition of MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND will be held in 2017. For further information on visiting or exhibiting at MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND 2017, 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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