Medical Fair Asia and Medical Manufacturing Asia attract 12,700 visitors from different countries

October 4, 2022
	 Medical Fair Asia and Medical Manufacturing Asia

The 14th edition of Medical Fair Asia and 5th edition of Medical Manufacturing Asia this year saw a return to the physical, large-scale format after the digital-only edition in 2020. Held in Singapore, the physical components of the two co-located trade exhibitions for the medical, healthcare and MedTech (medical technology) sectors were a resounding success.

Visitors and exhibitors at the fair able to engage with each other through its AI-powered business-matching system for up to seven days after the physical events had concluded, and by closing time on 9 September, 36,400 online engagements were registered on the digital platform – more than 37% of all visitors came from outside of Singapore, with Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Thailand, and Vietnam being the top five visiting countries.


Gernot Ringling, Managing Director, Messe Düsseldorf Asia (MDA), the organiser of both exhibitions, said, “The exhibitors’ and visitors’ excitement was palpable on the first day of the exhibition, and the energy and activity levels stayed high for all three days. Our exhibitors and delegates were very pleased to be able to return to conducting business face to face, demonstrating that in-person interactions are at the very heart of the MICE industry and vital for the sector’s continued success.”

As the region’s leading business-promoting platform for the healthcare and medical sector, Medical Fair Asia 2022 hosted 19 national pavilions and country groups, including two new national pavilions from Indonesia and Latvia.

According to the organiser of the Latvian pavilion, Jadviga Neimane, Senior Project Manager, Investment and Development Agency of Latvia (LIAA), Medical Fair Asia has proven to be a good platform to introduce Latvian manufacturers to the Asian market.

Meanwhile, the Indonesian national pavilion was organised by the Ministry of Industry, showcasing sophisticated world-class and high-tech equipment developed by local companies to the rest of the region and beyond.

Making a comeback after a four-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Medical Manufacturing Asia hosted 100 MedTech companies from 18 countries and regions, including national and group pavilions from Singapore, Austria, Germany, Japan, and the United States; almost half of the 23 local MedTech companies exhibiting at the Singapore Pavilion were first-time participants.

Medical Manufacturing Asia 2022 was jointly organised by MDA and long-time partner Singapore Precision Engineering & Technology Association (SPETA).

Medical Fair Asia and Medical Manufacturing Asia attract 12,700 visitors

The number and quality of visitors to the exhibition demonstrated the pent-up demand for manufacturing technology in the region, as local companies looked beyond the pandemic and towards adapting their operations to meet future requirements of the healthcare sector.

Highlights at Medical Fair Asia 2022 and Medical Manufacturing Asia 2022 included:

. Community Care Pavilion showcasing products and solutions for non-hospital settings such as elder care facilities, nursing homes and rehabilitation centres.

. The Start-Up Park provides some of the best next-gen start-ups from the regional healthcare scene, as well as opportunities to meet potential investors, buyers, and industry influencers –The Start-Up Podium hosted talks and presentations by a range of key stakeholders including hospitals, the pharmaceutical sector, research and development (R&D), government agencies, industry associations, academia, and more.

. IVAM Marketing Prize Asia, awarded at Medical Manufacturing Asia for the first time. The award celebrates creative and outstanding achievements in medical technology marketing by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Six local companies were shortlisted for the prize which was awarded at the IVAM Forum.

In addition to these was a run of a comprehensive series of industry-focused conferences, seminars, forums, workshops, and a virtual presentation covering a wide-range of topics from Sports Medicine, Wearable Technologies and Medical Devices to Community Care, Pandemic Management, and more. Attendees also enjoyed an exclusive networking opportunity at the end of the programmes.

German exhibitor and organiser of the IVAM Microtechnology Network pavilion, Dr. Thomas Dietrich, Chief Executive Officer, IVAM, said the exhibition was a great platform for European companies to network and build contacts in Singapore. “Singapore is a good hub to do business within the ASEAN region. We have been very surprised at how many visitors we have received and the very promising leads. We will definitely be back in 2024.”

The next editions of Medical Fair Asia and Medical Manufacturing Asia will take place from 11-13 September 2024; Medical Fair Thailand will be held from 13-15 September 2023 at BITEC, Bangkok.

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