SHANGHAI, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center will once again host MEDTEC China this coming September 25-26. And this year, the Exhibition of Design and Manufacturing Technology for Medical Device Manufacturers in China is all set to rise to new levels in terms of scale and quality, as well as location. This year's event will grace Hall 2 of the site that hosted the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, which is located at the easily accessible and prominent ground floor level close to the China Pavilion. The show floor will play host to a record 220 direct exhibitors representing more than 400 brands, while net space has grown by 15% compared with the previous show.
Eight years on from its debut in Shanghai, MEDTEC China has firmly established itself as the leading forum for the fast-growing medical device manufacturing industry in China, as evidenced by the turnout at MEDTEC China 2012. Two-hundred-and-five medical device manufacturing and development-related solution suppliers representing 360 brands exhibited at MEDTEC China in 2012. The show hosted a record 7,239 qualified visitors from leading medical device manufacturers such as BD Diagnostics, B. Braun Medical, Stryker, Siemens, Covidien, Microport Medical and Philips. The conference program, meanwhile, attracted 450 delegates.
And if satisfaction levels are anything to go by, the event is proving second to none. Fully 43% of visitors confirmed that they represented a company with plans for purchasing within 12 months, with an average $261,800 involved in their purchase plans. This translates to $156 million of planned purchases.
Exhibitors were thus highly satisfied with the quality of these visitors. Commented Russ Sabac, Technical Sales Manager at exhibitor Brunk Industries, "My experience at MEDTEC China 2012 was productive and [I found it to be a] very satisfying show. The visitors and leads were numerous, as the show was the busiest show of the many that Brunk Industries exhibits at each year. The venue was pleasant and more conveniently located for multiple reasons. We received RFQs for various stamped parts before I even returned home. Overall the experience was very good and I hope the show continues to grow and keep providing opportunities to grow our business with the many good companies in China."
If your company is serious about playing a primary role in China's growing medical device manufacturing sector, mark these dates on your calendar: 25-26 September 2013. During these two days, the ninth edition of MEDTEC China will open its doors to an industry that has recorded double-digit growth rates for the past 12 years. In 2011, the medical device market was valued at RMB120 billion and it is forecast to grow to more than RMB300 billion by 2015 based on current growth rates and the relatively low level of penetration of devices compared with developed overseas markets.
Exhibitor Update: Strong Commitment Once Again
Eighty percentof the floor space for MEDTEC China 2013 was pre-booked before the conclusion of the 2013 event, and indications are that it will once again prove to be a bumper event. To date, around 160 medical device industry companies have signed up for the event. Reconfirming their presence at this year's show are long-term supporters 3M China, ATS Automation, Avery Dennison, Bluestar Silicones, DSM Biomedical, Ensinger, Evonik Industries, Fort Wayne Metals, HnG Medical, Johnson Matthey, Laserage Technology, Mikron, Parker Hannifin, PolyOne, Qosina, Tornos and Zeus.
Returning for the second time to the show are Baumann Springs, Lifeguard Medical Technology, Pro-Tech Precision Mold, and Suzhou Autovak Automation Equipment. Debutant exhibitors include Dow Corning, Noanix, Billerud, SABIC Innovative Plastics and Cincinnati Test Systems.
New-look Conference Program Adds Exhibitor Seminars on Show Floor, Dedicated Venue for Innovation and Technology Forum
As with previous MEDTEC events in China, the 2013 edition will once again co-host conference and seminar events that add value to a visit to the exhibition proper. The highlight of this year's conference program is still the MDiT Forum, which has proved popular at other MEDTEC events throughout the world.
The MDiT (Medical Device Innovation and Technology) Forum is specifically designed to offer the latest strategy and technical information to key technical management. At MEDTEC China 2013, the MDiT forum will be presented in module mode and cover the following topics:
- Medical device market outlook
- R&D trends
- New materials and their applications
- Medical packaging innovations and sterilization processes
- Polymer and metal processing
This year, the forum will take place at a dedicated venue away from, yet at the same time accessible from, the show floor to ensure a conference-like atmosphere and maximize the opportunity to listen closely to presentations. A separate venue on the show floor, meanwhile, will offer exhibitors the opportunity to deliver presentations regarding their products, services and solutions.
For more information about the MEDTEC China exhibition and conference, please visit www.medtecchina.com.
About the Organisers
A World Leader in Medical Device Communications, UBM Canon, the leading B-to-B media company dedicated exclusively to the global $3 trillion advanced manufacturing sector and part of the UBM Group, helps support the flow of information, commerce and innovation in sophisticated segments such as medical devices and pharmaceutical development. UBM Canon also addresses cutting-edge developments in broader areas of advanced engineering design and manufacturing including manufacturing processes and packaging.
UBM Canon's portfolio of events for the healthcare manufacturing sectors includes MD&M, MEDTEC, BIOMEDevice, and Pharmapack. UBM Canon also publishes a multitude of industry magazines, including Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry, Medical Product Manufacturing News, European Medical Device Technology, China Medical Device Manufacturer and Japan Medical Design & Manufacturing Technology. With this unique media portfolio, UBM Canon is able to connect over 3,500 medical device industry suppliers with more than 100,000 design and manufacturing professionals every year.
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