AMSTERDAM, May 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --
A marketplace for innovation, a source of inspiration and a trend barometer. The leading B2B tradeshow in the European medical technology industry, Medtec Europe 2018 offered more business opportunities and education than ever.
Boasting an abundance of excellent, high quality visitors, post-event analysis showed that more than 64% of the attendees had purchasing power, with approximately 23% having C-suite roles - an ideal mix to generate promising leads at more than 500 stands. More than 6,000 attendees from over 80 nations used the three-day trade show to discover innovative new products and solutions, attend high-quality sessions and network with their peers. Show organizer UBM recorded almost 950 on-site meetings arranged via Medtec Europe's dedicated match-making platform. Furthermore, the show offered a great traffic density on the show floor.
Bernd Maisenhölder, Marketing Director at Iftest AG, stated: "Medtec Europe has been a great experience: the talks, the people, the networking opportunities were excellent. Medtec Europe is a great event to network and meet new people". Uwe Winzen, General Manager at Lubrizol Lifesciences, added: "It's one of my favourite shows: we have highly valuable one-to-one time with our customers and very good interactions. Medtec Europe has the right set of people to talk to".
Key players such as Multivac, Bosch Healthcare solutions, KOCH Pac-Systeme, Euroflex, Freudenberg Medical, and many more, presented innovative new products and solutions. KOCH Pac-Systeme for instance offered a live demonstration of the Blister Machine KBS-KF. Designed for the forming, filling and sealing of blisters, whether made out of flexible film or eco-friendly, mono-material PET with an inserted card; sealed as a stand-up blister or a clamshell, the Blister Machine KBS-KF ensures high output for a wide variety of products. In addition, small and medium companies and first-time exhibitors such as Colorcon, Hexagon or Selenium Medical used Medtec Europe as a platform to further expand their brand.
Value adding features
This year's Medtec Europe once again offered a variety of features and attractions, including more than 55 on-site seminars, covering everything from digitalization and connected health to regulatory issues. Trending topics such as 3D Printing, Connected Devices, and Digital Transformation were put under the spotlight.
In the Smart Health and Smart Manufacturing Insight Theatres, attendees were able to learn from keynote speakers from Orange, Nelson Laboratories, Deloitte, Strategyn, Iftest, AAMI, Hogan Lovells, Activoris and many more. Furthermore, the highly-attended Breakfast Meeting provided in-depth insights into the interpretation and application of the new EU Medical Device Regulation ahead of the 2019 deadline.
With the second Medical Device Manufacturing Conference, organized in partnership with Frauenhofer IPA and Messe Stuttgart, show organizer UBM EMEA offered detailed insights into significant changes within the medtech market in relation to process and assembly, due to a growing requirement for more customized solutions. In addition, Martin Pattera, Managing Partner at Strategyn led a workshop focused on "Customer-Centric Innovation in Med Tech" and shared highly-valuable insights into a hands-on navigation instrument for your customer-centric innovation. Last but not least, a new initiative in collaboration with VDI offered 35 young medtech professionals the opportunity to meet, network and develop skills and knowledge. With 800 attendees, the conference program reached an outstanding number.
In addition, several very promising start-ups taking part in the Start-up Academy used Medtec Europe as a platform to develop their brand. Many of them made great connections to achieve their investment needs. Focusing on everything from eye-care to AI diagnostics, some of the most brilliant innovators in medtech presented their innovations to the judges, who picked Neuro Device Lab as the winner. Neuro Device Lab presented an integrated system for enhancing rehabilitation of speech disorders in the form of portable, transcranial electrical stimulator (headset). This innovation will make a great impact on patients' health with safe, accessible and effective therapy.
Medtec Europe will return as MedtecLIVE in Nürnberg in 2019
Next year, MedtecLIVE will open its doors on May 21 in Nuremberg for three days, combining the strongest elements of both Medtec Europe and MT-Connect. Sharing the general enthusiasm for the joint-venture, Medtec Europe Brand Director Anne Schumacher said: "Together with our partner MesseNürnberg, we are already looking forward to 2019 and will do our utmost to arrange a top-class agenda. MedtecLIVE will be the key meeting place for European and international manufacturers and decision makers in the medtech industry. "
Through exhibitions, conferences and online communities, Medtec brings together more than 50,000 medical professionals each year to network, identify business opportunities and expand the global market. Medtec hosts events in Europe, Japan, China and USA. Medtec also provides an online buyer & supplier directory at qmed.com.
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About UBM EMEA
UBM EMEA connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote their brands, and expand their market. Through premier brands such as Medtec, CPhI, TFM, Internet World, IFSEC, MD&M, Cruise Shipping Miami, the Concrete Show, and many others, UBM EMEA exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications, Websites, and training and certification programs are an integral part of the marketing plans of companies across more than 20 industry sectors.
The UBM plc. annual schedule of medical events includes:
MD&M West (06 - 08 February 2018)
Medtec Europe (17 - 19 April, 2018)
Medtec Japan (18 - 20 April 2018)
BIOMED Boston (18 - 19 April 2018)
Medtec China (26 - 27 September 2018)
About the NürnbergMesse Group
NürnbergMesse is one of the 15 largest exhibition companies in the world. Its portfolio covers some 120 national and international exhibitions and congresses and approximately 40 sponsored pavilions at the Nuremberg location and worldwide. Every year, over 30,000 exhibitors (international share: 41%) and up to 1.4 million visitors (international share of trade visitors: 24%) participate in the own, partner and guest events. NürnbergMesse has subsidiaries in China, North America, Brazil, Italy and India. The group also has a network of about 50 representatives operating in over 100 countries.
UBM EMEA is committed to the continual improvement of sustainability
To ensure long term profitability, UBM EMEA aims to be a leader in sustainable business, aligning all key business decisions with our sustainability strategy. UBM EMEA sees it as fundamental that we are conscious of the impact that our actions have on the environment and the communities in which we operate. UBM EMEA strives to manage its impact by ensuring that the principles of sustainability are at the core of all our activities. A corner stone to our journey towards sustainability is our certification to the ISO 20121 Sustainable Event Management System. UBM EMEA is one of the first major organisers to successfully implement and certify our sustainable event management system against the International Standard ISO 20121.
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