People in the midst of discussion



Autumn 2018

City: Houston, Texas, USA
Venue: George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas, USA

Messe Düsseldorf North America/
The Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau/Texas Medical Center
Established: 2014
Project management: Ryan Klemm


Ryan Klemm

Telephone: +1 312 621-5832
Fax: +1 312 781-5188

Impressions Gallery

Image: Opening Medical World Americas 2014
Trade fair hall impressions
Packed walkways at the MEDICAL WORLD AMERICAS
People in the midst of discussion
People in the midst of discussion at product stands
Trade fair hall impressions
People in the midst of discussion at product stands
People in the midst of discussion
Trade fair hall impressions
Medical World Americas (MWA) is a medical education conference across all disciplines, held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, USA. MWA is a unique forum that fosters collaboration among clinical and administrative professionals from the public and private sectors and the world of academia who are committed to setting new standards in innovation for patient care and operational efficiency. It is a conference created for doctors, nurses, physicians’ assistants, administrators, researchers, academics and manufacturers to have an equal voice in shaping the future of healthcare – by improving patient care and outcomes through preventative strategies, innovative technologies, emerging therapies and new treatment approaches. Participants at MWA can also earn CEUs (continuing education credits). Additionally, group tours of some of the world’s preeminent medical facilities at the nearby Texas Medical Center are also offered to allow participants an opportunity to see first-hand how those organizations are optimizing solutions and innovations to advance healthcare.

Analysis of delegates

  • CEO/president/owner/partner
  • Hospital Administrators/C-Suite
  • Primary care and family practice physicians
  • Residents/fellows
  • Internists
  • Nurses/nurse practitioners
  • Physician assistants
  • Allied health professionals
  • Students
  • Academia


Key economic data 2014 to 2016* for the USA

Real change in % in comparison with previous year
*2016: Forecast
GDP 2014-2016
Gross capital investment 2014–2016
Export (only goods)

Market Data for "Medical Technology"

in Mio Euro (2014)

Market volume




Outline data

Value (year)

Number of inhabitants (million)

324.0 (2016)

Population increase (% p.a.)

0.82 (2016)

Average life expectancy at birth (years)

79.4 (2015)

Proportion of health expenditure to GDP (%)

18.1 (2016)

Doctors / 100,000 inhabitants

283 (2012)

Hospital beds / 100,000 inhabitants

299 (2012)

Future prospects for “Medical Technology”

The biggest market for medical technology in the world, with an annual turnover volume of approximately 140 billion US dollars, is growing on a continuous basis by around 5 – 6 per cent every year. Over a third is covered by imports. The key drivers of the demand are baby boomers with high purchasing power, whose demand for medical technology continues to increase as they grow older. The healthcare reforms of the Obama administration, which have reduced the proportion of citizens with no health insurance from approximately 19 per cent to 9 per cent, have also led to additional growth. The areas of orthopaedic and cardiovascular technology have created further potential for sales, particularly imaging equipment and products for treating diabetes. Increased opportunities have resulted from decentralised concepts of care and the use of healthcare IT.

Source: Germany Trade & Invest,