MEDICA – World Forum for Medicine

North Entrance of the Düsseldorf Fairgrounds, Germany

MEDICA

International Trade Fair with Forums and Conferences

13 – 16 November 2017

City: Düsseldorf, Germany
Venue: Exhibition Centre and Congress Center, Düsseldorf, Germany

Organiser: Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
Established: 1969
Global Project Director: Horst Giesen

Contact

Paolo Bonvecchio

Telephone: +49 211 4560 483
Fax: +49 211 4560 87483

Impressions gallery

North Entrance of the Düsseldorf Fairgrounds, Germany
People in the midst of discussion in the trade fair halls
Keynote speaker at DiMiMED – International Conference on Disaster and Military Medicine
Federal health minister, Herbert Gröhe in discussion at the MEDICA ECON FORUM by TK
Various product innovations from the Heath IT sector
Impressions from the MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM
Wearable Technologies represent a great focus.
Many innovations in the field of Wearable Technologies
People in the midst of discussion in the trade fair halls
View of the trade fair halls

Profile data

Main product groups
  • Electromedical equipment/medical technology
  • Laboratory equipment/diagnostics
  • Physiotherapy/orthopaedic technology
  • Commodities and consumer goods
  • Information and communication technology

Visitor target groups

  • General practitioners
  • Hospital doctors
  • Hospital managers
  • Hospital nursing staff
  • Hospital technical managers
  • Laboratory managers
  • Physiotherapists
  • Medical trade
  • Medical industry
  • Medical assistants (hospital, doctor’s surgery, laboratory)
  • Hospital operators

Statistics

Item

2014

2015

2016

Total exhibitors

4,831

4,977

5,119

Domestic

1,073

1,056

1,024

Foreign

3,756

3,921

4,095

Countries

67

70

70

Total net exhibition area (m²)

118,096

116,738

115,004

Total visitors

128,524

130,123

127,781

Key economic data 2015 to 2017* for Germany

Real change in % in comparison with previous year
* 2017: Forecast; Source: Germany Trade & Invest, www.gtai.com
GDP 2015-2017
Gross capital investment 2015–2017
Export (only goods)

Market Data for "Medical Technology" (Source: SPECTARIS e.V.)

in Mio EURO (2015)

Market volume

28,400

Export

19,200

Outline data (Source: Statistisches Bundesamt)

Value (year)

Number of inhabitants (million)

81.6 (2015)

Population increase (% p.a.)

0.7 (2015)

Average life expectancy at birth (years)

80.6 (2014)

Proportion of health expenditure to GDP (%)

11.2 (2014)

Doctors / 100,000 inhabitants

412 (2014)

Hospital beds / 100,000 inhabitants

618 (2014)

Future prospects for “Medical Technology”

In 2015, manufacturers of medical technology in Germany achieved a new record turnover, totalling 28.4 billion euros (an increase of 11.6 per cent in comparison with 2014). In this respect, home business, which totalled 9.2 billion euros, was almost 13 per cent higher than the last year‘s value, while business abroad increased by 11 per cent to reach 19.2 billion euros. The low value of the euro, low oil prices and expansionist monetary policy also served to boost global demand. The outlook for 2016 is also optimistic. In particular, further increases are expected in the turnover abroad. Despite a possible slowing of the market development in China, the prospects for Asia are generally assessed as being positive; further growth is also expected for the business with North America.

Sources: Germany Trade & Invest, www.gtai.com
SPECTARIS, BVMed Branchenbericht Medizintechnologien 2015 (Industry report of medical technology 2015)

Further information:   www.zvei.de   I   www.spectaris.de   I   www.bvmed.de