MEDICA, the worldâ€™s largest medical trade show, is once again in 2008 the central market platform for the medical equipment industry. Marking its 40th anniversary, this world forum of medicine is set to match the two previous yearsâ€™ record numbers: from November 19 â€“ 22, over 4,300 exhibitors from 66 countries will present their products on
Clearly structured, with each market segment assigned its own exhibition hall, MEDICA 2008 once again covers the entire range of medical equipment needs in practices and hospitals. It features products in the following areas: electromedicine / medical technology, laboratory equipment / diagnostics, physiotherapy / orthopedic technology, medical commodities and consumer goods, information and communication technology, textiles, medical furniture, and building technology.
Important cornerstones of MEDICA - in addition to exhibitor offerings, theme parks, and forums such as MEDICA MEDIA (telemedicine / medical IT in Hall 16), MEDICA VISION (innovation forum of research institutes and universities in Hall 3) and the Physiotherapy Forum (Hall 5) - include the MEDICA Congress as Germanyâ€™s largest interdisciplinary development forum for healthcare professionals (with about 200 certified seminars and courses), and the German Hospital Conference.
Parallel to MEDICA, COMPAMED, the leading international trade show for suppliers to the medical manufacturing market, will be held from November 19 â€“ 21, 2008. Featuring 519 exhibitors from 30 countries, it will significantly exceed the previous yearâ€™s record (450 exhibitors) and continue its dynamic expansion in Halls
MEDICA and COMPAMED 2008 together will occupy the entire exhibition site (19 halls). Both shows can be attended on the same ticket.
Electronic patient records make inroads
A hot topic at MEDICA 2008 will be rapid development in the networking of healthcare players using new applications, especially medical information technology.