The worldwide medical technology sector is confidently looking to Düsseldorf, Germany. From November 14 – 17, 2022, the internationally leading trade fairs COMPAMED (High tech solutions for medical technology for suppliers) and MEDICA, (World Forum for Medicine) will be held concurrently. Based on the current exhibitor registration numbers, far more companies than last year are expected for both events. At COMPAMED 2022, almost 700 companies from 36 nations will take part; at MEDICA 2022, there will be more than 4,200 exhibitors from 70 nations. This means COMPAMED 2022 is fully booked at its traditional location, trade fair halls 8a and 8b. "The impulse given by a combined COMPAMED and MEDICA is of enormous importance for the industry. Participants from all areas of the healthcare industry right now need direction and a comprehensive overview of reliable supplier options and business partner alternatives that are available quickly,” explains Christian Grosser, Director Health & Medical Technologies at Messe Düsseldorf.
Important elements of the COMPAMED program are the two integrated forums for presentation and discussion: the COMPAMED HIGH-TECH FORUM by IVAM (organized by the IVAM Microtechnology Network) and the COMPAMED SUPPLIERS FORUM by DeviceMed (content supplied by trade magazine DeviceMed). The COMPAMED HIGH-TECH FORUM offers an inside look at current research and development phases of the processes and products presented at COMPAMED, explains technological trends within the sector, and offers information on relevant foreign markets for medical technology. The focus is on the areas of new materials, production techniques, nanotechnology and micro system technology, which will all be presented by qualified specialists and leading experts.
"Europe meets USA – High-Tech for Medical Devices"
On all four days of the trade fair, the forum organized by IVAM in Hall 8a (booth G40) offers an international program. One of the highlights of the forum is the new session on internationalization "Europe meets USA – High-Tech for Medical Devices”, which is aimed at improving cooperation within medical technology between manufacturers of components and devices as well as users from both Europe and the U.S. "The disturbance of our economic relations caused by COVID-19 and the war in Ukraine has shown how fragile our supply chains are. Many of our high-tech companies are looking for closer cooperation with countries with which we share common ethical values, such as the U.S.", says Dr. Thomas R. Dietrich, CEO of IVAM. At the HIGH-TECH FORUM, companies participating in the concurrently held MEDICA 2022 will also present their products and talk about their expectations from component manufacturers.