GALWAY, Ireland, November 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
With a substantial growth of 19 percent in visitor numbers and a fully booked exhibition area, Medtec Ireland closed its gates on 5 October, 2016.
With this, the B2B trade show with the longest tradition in Ireland, was able to confirm its position as independent satellite of Europe's leading trade show of the medical device industry, Medtec Europe in Stuttgart.
This year's event focused strongly on innovations, support mechanisms for start up companies and on vivid international exchange. This approach to display latest product innovations and solutions along the entire supply and production chain of medical devices resulted in a diverse range of international exhibitors and attendees.
Most foreign exhibitors and visitors were from Germany, Canada and France, but decision makers from Russia and Libya were also present.
Not least as a result of the fact, that the organizer UBM has completed its marketing team with German, English and French native speakers.
As expected, one of the main topics discussed was how the industry will react on the challenges induced by Brexit and on its influence on the British and Irish Medtec market.
Anne Schumacher, Brand Director Medtec concludes, "The special path that we are following with Medtec Ireland within our portfolio, of course received some tailwind by the recent developments in the British economic region. Excellent re-booking figures for next year's event give us an indication of the boost we are receiving in the aftermath of Brexit."
"Apart from that, the two European trade shows feed each other. In 2016, we have registered 31% more visitors from UK and 29% more visitors from Ireland. This effect is visible in the opposite direction as well," Schumacher concludes.
German engineering companies like Kiefel GmbH, Koerting Nachf. Wilhelm Steeger GmbH & Co. KG and ET Elastomer Technik GmbH were part of this year's exhibition in Galway.
"All eyes on Stuttgart now" was the message at the end of this year's Medtec Ireland.
After successfully conducting Medtec Ireland, UBM now is looking forward to the 16th Medtec Europe, to be held 4-6 October, 2017 in Stuttgart.
And the European Medical Technology flagship already promises to be the largest Medtec Europe ever conducted.
Most certainly as a result of the geographical expansion is the increased number of many companies from European core markets such as Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland and the UK, exhibiting at Medtec 2017 for the first time, next to exhibitors from emerging markets like Russia and Tunisia.
Apart from reaching out internationally, the continuous growth and diversification of the provided content is a vital part of the Medtec strategy.
The clear focus lies on innovations in medical devices and solutions.
Aside from features like the Innovation Tours, the organizer has further developed and expanded the "Start-Up Academy", a competition for young innovative Medtec companies.
The Start-Up Academy winner benefits from free exhibition space, 2000 Euro and a mentoring program.
Medtec Europe is known as the "trade show with the personal added value" and this concept will be endorsed even more dedicatedly with the coming show. For three days, Medtec offers a comprehensive educational agenda, developed in close corporation with leading German institutions and partners, such as VDMA. Especially for engineers in R&D and automation can use their time efficiently between education, networking and business generation.
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Medtec Europe is one of the leading B2B trade shows for medical devices and components in Europe, providing direct access to newest medical technologies and solutions along the entire supply chain of medical device development and production.
Excellent learning opportunities and diverse possibilities for matchmaking and networking within and between the different segments complement the Medtec Experience and draw over 6500 visitors and over 600 exhibitors from 64 countries each year.
Medtec Europe, is going to be held for the 16th time, from April 4-6 2017 in Stuttgart, Germany.
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