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May 2018

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


During the MEDICA trade fair last November in Düsseldorf, Germany, Corferias Bogotá CEO Andrés Lopez Valderrama and Messe Düsseldorf CEO Werner M. Dornscheidt signed a contract of strategic partnership, welcoming MEDITECH International Health Fair into the MEDICAlliance family of international trade shows.

Held in Bogotá, Colombia every two years, MEDITECH is the most important trade show for the medical industry in the Andean Region, Central America and the Caribbean. The sixth edition of MEDITECH will be held from July 3 - 6, 2018. The last staging of MEDITECH in 2016 attracted 9,873 trade visitors and featured nearly 200 exhibiting companies.

The trade fair will bring together all stakeholders in the healthcare supply chain, showcasing the products and services required by hospitals and clinics. Exhibit categories will include medical, surgical, laboratory, orthopedic, rehabilitation and physiotherapy equipment, hospital construction and furniture as well as software, IT and services related to the industry, waste management and hospital management consulting.

With nearly 50 million inhabitants Colombia is the world’s third largest Spanish-speaking country, Latin America’s third largest population, and the region’s fourth largest economy measured by GDP. Colombia’s market for medical technology is the fourth-largest in Latin America, importing more than 85% of the medical equipment with an estimated value of US$ 955 million. The country also has the most extensive health insurance system and medical financial protection in Latin America. Meditech 2018 is an ideal platform for international companies to enter this market and exhibitors from Brazil, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Malaysia, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan and the U.S. will participate.

A special showcase at Meditech 2018 will be the High-Tech in Hospitals Experiences Center (CEATH), with an admissions area, surgery room and patient room for visitors to interact with the equipment, supplies and machinery used in these areas.

The exhibits will be supported by the XIII International Congress of Hospitals and Clinics (July 4 – 5). Topics will address changes and priorities of the healthcare sector, the future of hospital management worldwide and the use of information technologies and data to improve health services. For the first time, a symposium will present successful solutions for the hospital sector prior to the conference. Meditech will also feature the 5th ACHC National Safe Hospital Award.

Juan Carlos Giraldo Valencia, General Director of the Colombian Association of Hospitals and Clinics (ACHC), stated: “Meditech will provide an opportunity to analyze the international perspective of the health sector and to learn about the worldwide developments and how the technology in the healthcare industry is transforming. The trade fair we will also show the main challenges for the future. It will be a comprehensive exhibition of products and services showcased by exhibitors from all over the world."

According to Marcela Sánchez, Project Manager of Meditech 2018, visitors will be professionals from the healthcare sector, managers of healthcare institutions, representatives from government entities, scientific societies, academic institutions as well as goods and services suppliers.

For further information on visiting or exhibiting at Meditech 2018, 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

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