Once a year, the threads of international medical technology come together in Düsseldorf, bringing together people from around the world who use MEDICA for their business and to meet relevant target audiences: international top decision-makers, experts and trade visitors. After all, is where solutions for numerous specialist fields of medicine and the complete patient treatment process are concentrated at a single time and place. In other words, the ideal surroundings for companies to enter into game-changing business relationships whose consequences are felt not only in all fields of the health sector but in all regions of the world. Of the 123,500 trade visitors who came to MEDICA in 2017, more than 60 percent travelled from 130 different nations. But when it comes to internationality, the companies shaped up just as well: a large share of the 5,100 exhibitors included participations from 66 countries.
The engine that drives medical development is a large pool of ideas – such as can be found every year in the COMPAMED, the leading international event for the suppliers’ market for medical technology that is held at the same time as MEDICA. The interaction of both industries leads to innovative synergies: medical technology demands innovations that are competently supplied by the creative suppliers’ industry. In 2017 almost 800 COMPAMED exhibitors guaranteed a lively exchange between the visitors and exhibitors at both trade fairs.