2016 MEDICAL FAIR ASIA Moves to New Venue, Collocates with New Conference
In 2016, MEDICAL FAIR ASIA, 11th Exhibition on Hospital, Diagnostic, Pharmaceutical, Medical & Rehabilitation Equipment & Supplies, will be held at a new venue: the Sands Expo & Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands Singapore from Aug. 31-Sept. 2.
Also new will be the first staging of the MEDICINE + SPORTS CONFERENCE ASIA, scheduled Sept. 1.
The conference is jointly organized by Messe Düsseldorf Asia (also organizer of MEDICAL FAIR ASIA) and Navispace AG, with the support from the founding cooperation partners Sports Medical Association Singapore (SMAS), Exercise is Medicine Singapore (EiMS), FIMS (International Sports Medicine Association) and WT Wearable Technologies Group.
Founded in 2013 at MEDICA, the leading international medical trade fair held annually in Düsseldorf, Germany, the internationally established MEDICINE + SPORTS CONFERENCE regularly attracts renowned speakers and high-level attendees from around the world.
The inaugural Asian edition of the conference will feature prominent speakers discussing topics such as physical activity as a key to disease prevention, defining health and fitness guidelines, creating the right activity programs for athletes and non-athletes, vital data and performance monitoring, digital systems in elite and recreational sports as well as new digital solutions such as new activity trackers, monitoring devices and other health gadgets.
The conference will also focus on relevant healthcare challenges in the Southeast Asia region.
“Over the years, we have seen sports medicine advance by leaps and bounds worldwide, making it important for stakeholders and industry players in this region to remain at the forefront of the latest innovations and to address the most prominent healthcare challenges,” said Gernot Ringling, managing director of Messe Düsseldorf Asia
He added, “I am very excited for Messe Düsseldorf Asia to partner with Navispace AG in bringing MEDICINE + SPORTS CONFERENCE to Asia for the first time. This will enhance the experience of all our delegates at MEDICAL FAIR ASIA 2016 and add significant value to the event. MEDICAL FAIR ASIA is proud to host the inaugural Asian edition of MEDICINE + SPORTS CONFERENCE.”
About 1,000 exhibitors from 45 countries, 20 national pavilions and country groups and 15,000 qualified trade buyers and decision makers are expected to participate in MEDICAL FAIR ASIA 2016.
Geared towards the medical technology and medical manufacturing sector, MEDICAL MANUFACTURING ASIA will also run concurrently and is jointly organized by Messe Düsseldorf Asia and the Singapore Precision Engineering & Technology Association (SPETA).
“It is most appropriate and timely that we base the Asian edition of MEDICINE + SPORTS CONFERENCE at MEDICAL FAIR ASIA, the hallmark event for Asia’s medical and healthcare sector,” said Dr . Sonja Sulzmaier, managing partner of Navispace AG.
She added, “Healthcare investment and the emphasis on sports medicine are shifting towards Asia, particularly in the Southeast Asia region. It is imperative to facilitate the right dialogue and networking platform to discuss how technology and innovation in this sector can help address some of the region’s healthcare challenges. We are confident that this inaugural conference will deliver valuable opportunities for discussions and development of solutions to meet the challenges of the fast changing healthcare landscape in this region."