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April 2017

Press Contact:

Anne Meerboth-Maltz
Tel. (312) 781-5185
Fax (312) 781-5188

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


After its recent debut at SXSW 2017, Future for Health (FTR4H) will be an integral part of MEDICA 2017, the world's leading international trade fair for medical products and technology, held from November 13 – 16, 2017 in Düsseldorf, Germany. FTR4H is an international platform and think tank driving the digital health ecosystem and explores how digital transformation (mobile, IoT, data) affects the healthcare industry.

A special feature for U.S. companies will be the FTR4H LAB within the USA Pavilion in hall 16, organized by Messe Düsseldorf North America (the U.S. subsidiary of the MEDICA organizer). Designated work stations are offered, complete with wireless Internet/business hot spot access, company logo and wall graphics, literature rack, storage cabinet and wall-to-wall carpeting. Participants have access to interpreter and hostess services, the exhibitor lounge with snacks and refreshments as well as on-site support personnel with technical supervision. Daily stand cleaning and overnight security is also included.

Tom Mitchell, President of Messe Düsseldorf North America (MDNA), stated: “MDNA has organized the USA participations at MEDICA for many years. Since the U.S. is the world’s most important market for digital health, giving US companies the opportunity to show their advancements to a worldwide audience at an initiative like FTR4H is more timely than ever.”

Every year more than 5,000 exhibitors from over 70 countries and 127,000 visitors from around the globe participate in MEDICA. When it comes to digitalization of healthcare, MEDICA has taken a leading role, especially with the MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM and the MEDICA App COMPETITION. Future for Health (FTR4H) is a logical next step. With its network of events around the world, MEDICA and FTR4H is uniquely poised to be a leading forum in this ever-changing atmosphere.

For further information on participating in the FTR4H LAB within the USA Pavilion at MEDICA 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:; Visit our web site; Subscribe to our blog; Follow us on twitter at @FTR4H

Messe Dusseldorf North America Located at 150 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 2920, Chicago, IL. Phone: 312-781-5180. .