Medtec Europe, which will be held in Stuttgart from March 23 to 25, 2010, continues to grow despite the current economic situation. The number of exhibitors already registered indicates that the trade show is set to be an even greater success than last year’s event. With 80% of the exhibition space already booked, the medical technology trade show is well on its way to meeting its goals for the 2010 event.
Over 11,000 engineers, production specialists, designers and key decision-makers attended Medtec Europe 2009 in early March. Their goal: to find the right suppliers for their needs – and they could choose from around 630 exhibitors. A survey of attendees shows that they found what they were looking for. Gregor Bischkopf, Exhibition Manager at Canon Communications LLC, expects even greater things in March 2010: “The difficult global economic situation has left few industries unaffected. However, we expect stable growth of around 9% in 2009 and 2010 in the global medical technology manufacturing sector. Therefore, we believe that our goals for this event are realistic. We are expecting around 700 exhibitors. And we are pleased that around 80% of available space has already been booked, a good six months before the trade show.”
A world class event
Bischkopf is upbeat about the growing significance of the medical technology trade show: “The event attracted visitors from 32 countries in Europe, the Americas, and Asia. And this trend is set to continue into 2010.” Next year’s event will be staged in halls 4, 6 and 8 of Stuttgart’s exhibition center (Landesmesse Stuttgart). Featured products will include medical device components such as pumps, tubing, motors, and electronic and mechanical parts. Also on show will be CNC machining equipment, packaging technology, software for design and production, equipment for quality assurance, as well as bonding, welding and other associated technologies.
Four theme-based pavilions have now become an important part of the trade show – spotlighting all aspects of automation and assembly, precision mechanical parts, as well as medical packaging and medical plastics technologies. The Innovation Forum in hall 8 is another integral element of the show. It will feature presentations on the latest developments in automation, nanotechnology, and industrial materials, and other areas.
You said synergy?
In 2009, Medtec was held in conjunction with Südtec. This combination was a great hit with exhibitors and visitors alike, and Canon Communications LLC intends to leverage this winning formula again. The trade show for the manufacturing industry in southern Germany attracts international suppliers from a variety of fields. A wide spectrum of products and services will be presented, from metalworking to electronics and plastics, to semi-finished materials, to design and rapid prototyping technologies.
The combination of two events was so successful that a third will be added in 2010. 3C Europe 2010 will showcase a variety of products and services from a related field. 3C stands for “Contamination Control & Cleanroom” Products and targets senior executives and engineers from European businesses and organizations looking to deploy new cleanroom technologies and upgrade or expand existing cleanrooms. Contamination control and cleanroom products are an integral part of the medical technology industry and other related sectors.