Record number of exhibitors at Medica 2011
15 November 2011
From 16-19 November 2011, the attention of health and medical
professionals from around the world will once again focus on Düsseldorf,
as the world's largest medical trade fair, MEDICA 2011, World Forum for
Medicine, and COMPAMED 2011 get underway.
Both of the exhibitions report a record number of participants,
with 4,571 exhibitors from 62 different countries registered for
MEDICA 2011. Meanwhile, COMPAMED, which has taken place in parallel
to MEDICA since 1992 (COMPAMED runs from 16 - 18 November 2011)
boasts 627 exhibitors from 40 different countries this year. In
total, MEDICA and COMPAMED 2011 will once again fill all 19 halls at
the Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre.
Three quarters of the MEDICA exhibitors are from outside Germany
and account for 60% of the total floor area reserved. The greatest
demand for space at MEDICA 2011 was from German exhibitors (approx.
46,190 m²) followed by Italy (approx. 11,126 m²), China (6,726 m²),
the USA (5,950 m²), the United Kingdom (4,890 m²), France (4,457 m²)
and the Netherlands (3,172 m²).
“These facts and figures not only reflect the highly
international nature of MEDICA, but also that of the market as a
whole. It is characterised by a great degree of global exchange of
goods and international competition between vendors. More than half
of the medical devices, products and instruments produced worldwide
are made for export”, emphasises Joachim Schäfer, Managing Director
of Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, highlighting MEDICA's importance as a
central international hub of supply and demand.
New highlights on the MEDICA 2011 programme
A visit to MEDICA 2011 will be enough to convince any expert on
the medical industry of the capacity for innovation in the medical
technology industry. The topics presented are clearly structured by
product group to cover the full product range, systems and services
for the provision of medical care in doctors' surgeries and
hospitals, from laboratory technology and diagnostics to
physiotherapy equipment and consumables and from electromedicine and
medical technology to information and communication technology.
COMPAMED in Halls 8a and 8b
COMPAMED 2011 will take place in parallel to MEDICA 2011. At the
leading international trade fair for the suppliers' market in
medical manufacturing, which will take place from 16 - 18 November
2011, some 627 exhibitors from 40 different countries will present a
broad range of new materials, components, intermediate products and
services including complete contract manufacturing for the medical
Two integral technical forums, organised by the professional
association for microtechnology, IVAM, (in Hall 8a) and the trade
magazine Devicemed (in Hall 8b) will round off the show with a
number of lectures, many of which will be in English.
The halls will be open each day from 10:00 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.,
and until 5:00 p.m. on the Saturday (MEDICA only).
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