UBM announced today the continuation of its strategy to ensure Medtec Europe is the preeminent, stand alone, European-focussed, medical technology platform by deciding to integrate Medtec Ireland and Medtec Europe. This is part of a long-term plan to integrate all domestic European events into one main event covering the whole of the European market, providing both exhibitors and visitors with a much stronger commercial proposition. This strategic move will provide even more networking opportunities for the medical technology industry across Europe, combined with a strong offering of content during the event and across the whole year.
Medtec Ireland, one of the longest standing pure medical design and manufacturing events, successfully brought together more than 700 attendees over two days at this year’s event. However, from 2018, Medtec Europe will become the focal point for the full spectrum of the medical technology industry across Europe. This up-tiering approach has been successfully used before with Medtec UK, Medtec France, and Medtec Italy, resulting in an average increase in visitor numbers from these markets at Medtec Europe of 22.5%. Furthermore, there has been increased interest and attendance at Medtec Europe by Irish visitors, making the focus on Medtec Europe in line with industry trends.
Medtec Europe 2018 will bring together leading experts, buyers and sellers from across the medical technology industry, with companies from the UK and Ireland receiving special visibility with a dedicated pavilion.
"This year's Medtec Ireland was a great success and a real opportunity for attendees to upskill on the big topics that are driving the industry, both locally and globally," said Anne Schumacher, Brand Director, Medtec. "We've seen continued interest from Irish visitors to Medtec Europe and, as a valued partner for our customers, it was a natural step to consolidate our activities and meet the needs and aspiration for a true, European event. Making Medtec Europe the prime location for the medical technology industry will ensure that our partners in Ireland and across Europe have opportunities to reach into bigger networks while providing an attractive value proposition. With increased visitors from across markets, Medtec Europe will facilitate collaboration and commercialisation opportunities that will drive the medical technology industry forward."
Medtec Europe 2018 will take place in Stuttgart on 17-19 April 2018. As one of the most exciting sectors of the Industry, one key element of Medtec Europe 2018 will be Smart Health innovations. The industry is developing a need for digitalisation and smart solutions throughout all segments of the medical device production chain and there will be live demonstrations, expert speaking sessions, and exhibitors focussing on this sector.
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About Medtec Europe
Medtec Europe is the preeminent medical technology platform showcasing the key trends and insights across the entire supply chain of the medical technology industry. Medtec Europe brings together companies in the medical device supply chain in order to share ideas, meet partners, and discover, experience and source products & services from all stages of production in order to create the next generation of medical devices.
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&A, 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:
- Medtec Europe (17 - 19 April 2018)
- Medtec Japan (18 - 20 April 2018)
- BIOMED Boston (18 - 19 April 2018)
- Medtec China (2019)
- MD&M West (6 - 8 February 2018)
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.