MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND 2017 reflects strong growth of region’s medical industry

From September 6 – 8, 2017, the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center in Bangkok will again host MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND, 8th International Exhibition on Hospital, Diagnostic, Pharmaceutical, Medical & Rehabilitation Equipment & Supplies.

This year’s edition is set to be its largest, with more than 700 international exhibitors expected. A total of 17 national and country pavilions will present more than 5,000 state-of-the-art medical and healthcare products, equipment and solutions to a targeted audience of 10,000 medical and healthcare professionals. For the first time, Russia, India and the European Union will have country group exhibits at MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND.
Organized by Messe Düsseldorf Asia, the subsidiary of Messe Düsseldorf in Germany, MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND 2017 is part of the company’s “World of Medica” portfolio. 
The trade fair is the ideal platform for the dynamic marketplace of Thailand and Southeast Asia. Since its start in 2003, MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND has developed into the region’s No. 1 medical and healthcare event. With every event, the international participation is increasing, reflecting the growth of Thailand and the Southeast Asian region’s medical and healthcare industry.  Leading the first participation at the exhibition with an official Indian national pavilion, Mr. Rajiv Nath from the Forum Coordinator for the Association of Indian Medical Device Industry (AiMED) commented: “MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND 2017 provides Indian companies with an unparalleled opportunity to leverage on the potential of Southeast Asia’s booming medical and healthcare industry. We are excited to be leading our members to this biggest regional platform, to connect and create strong bonds with businesses from around the region and all over the world.” Also debuting at MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND 2017 will be the European Union pavilion. Dr. Michael Pulch, Ambassador, European Union Delegation to Singapore, stated: “This presents an excellent opportunity for European companies specializing in healthcare and medical technologies. As Thailand is one of the leading Southeast Asian countries in the medical technologies industry, the participation of companies from the European Union at MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND 2017 will allow them to reach, connect and network with the right audience.”

Gernot Ringling, Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf Asia, added: “With Thailand’s dynamic positioning as a leading medical and healthcare hub, which is being further enhanced as the country goes into full gear with Thailand 4.0, value creation and innovation will take centre stage. MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND 2017 will focus on rehabilitative care and connected healthcare, such as digital healthcare equipment and solutions as well as wearable technologies that are rapidly transforming the market. The technologies and innovations on display will contribute to the exhibition’s success as the most important resource and business platform for both international and regional suppliers from the medical and healthcare sectors, bringing together a truly global showcase of the best medical and healthcare devices, services and innovative solutions for both in-and out-patient and rehabilitative care.”

Thailand 4.0, as an economic model, is aiming to transform Thailand into an innovation-driven economy achieving upper-income status – with an emphasis on promoting technology, creativity and innovation in focused industries and changing from a production-based to a service-based economy. The medical and healthcare sectors have been selected alongside ten target industries as growth engines where additional policies will encourage further investment and development in the near future.
The exhibits will be complemented by an informative ancillary programme. The Advanced Rehab Technology Conference (ARTeC) 2017 on September 6 & 7 will focus on the theme of “Robotics for Mobility: Quality of Life for the Ageing World.” The conference will explore a series of topics on robotic rehabilitation from analysis to design and intervention, robots for balance and gait training and a symposium on locomotion robotic training for neurorehabilitation. Renowned leaders and industry experts from the U.S., Japan, Singapore and Thailand will participate, including Hermano Igo Krebs, Principal Research Scientist from the Mechanical Engineering Department at MIT. The two-day conference is jointly organized by the Royal College of Physiatrists of Thailand, the Thai Rehabilitation Medicine Association and Messe Düsseldorf Asia. The Dysphagia workshop on September 7 will address difficulties in swallowing – particularly for the elderly and offer evaluation and management programmes, indirect therapies and future rehabilitation treatments.

In addition, comprehensive and user-friendly business matching services dedicated to helping businesses identify and screen potential partners will be available for all exhibitors and visitors to find new partners and suppliers. This free service is particularly useful for companies looking to expand their business in the Southeast Asian region or to connect with international companies.