For the second time, medical technology has place of honour in the Bernese Jura (Switzerland). From 10th to 13 March 2009, Moutier will play host to the mediSIAMS fair. Here we look at the first event and the future.
Off to a first success
In March 2007 with little over 200 exhibitors and nearly 5000 visitors, the first edition of this specialist biennial fair held all its promises. For example, almost 500 visitors from ‘research and development’ departments found answers to some of their questions in terms of machining and/or finished products intended for the medical sector. For a first event, the international dimension was a source of great satisfaction for the organizers as just under 300 people came from France, 150 from Germany, 80 from Italy, 65 from Sweden, 53 from the United Kingdom and 30 from Spain, to list only the major foreign markets. The organizers, on the back of their experience in the medical sector and in micro technology with SIAMS generated a considerable success with the first show and decided to set up the second event.
A second edition with something extra
With a very slight increase in the number of exhibitors but 3500 m2 of floor space, nearly 30% more than previously, mediSIAMS 2009 looks like an essential event for the beginning of the year. As far as other medical fairs as concerned, mediSIAMS positions itself as a medical ‘micro technology’ event where the ambition is to meet the requirements of the sector’s players in terms of precision and quality. The mediSIAMS fair works closely with the Medical Cluster of the Canton of Berne (Switzerland) to ensure the fair is perfectly in tune with the needs of businesses in this sector.
A program of conferences with added value will be offered to visitors in order for them to achieve a better understanding of the sector, which is as demanding as it is rewarding.
“Yes, we have our competitors, but who doesn’t these days? It’s up to us to emphasize the quality of mediSIAMS. Exhibitors and visitors will be our best ambassadors,” says Pierre-Yves Schmid.
Eurotec will be fully involved in the show to offer added value through technical articles, information and first-hand clues for the future of that field. For companies that decides not to exhibit, we offer also a superb plattform through the magazine to be there all the same as eurotec will be widely distributed during the show!