Switzerland is the country with the highest density of companies working for the medical industry in the world. This translates as approximately 1,400 companies, generating over 48,000 jobs. More than 60% of these companies work on the production side. All of these manufacturers are found within an 150-kilometre radius of one of Switzerland’s – and Europe’s – historical centres of microtechnology.
It is the natural home of Medisiams, a trade fair which brings together the expertise of the microtechnology and medical industry.
“We are an event located at the heart of the microtechnology region. In Switzerland, there are three medical areas, the Berne-Bienne-Moutier region, the Geneva region and the Zurich region. So, in these terms, we could not be better placed” says M. Schmid, director of Medisiams.
Medisiams’ strength is its precise focus on production for the medical industry. Francis Koller, president of Siams, tells us: “For this year’s fair, we have decided to concentrate even more closely on microtechnology for the medical sector”. The result of this focus is that finished products destined for the medical sector will disappear from the lists… and therefore from the exhibition halls.
A logical concentration… and a response to a trend
With the positive experience of organising Siams and therefore a complete understanding of the world of microtechnology, the organisers of Medisiams had a large base of expertise to fall back on. After two years during which the fair did not have a clear focus, the decision was taken to voluntarily reduce the number of exhibitors and concentrate on a specific domain. Medisiams is the trade fair for microtechnology in the medical sector. At a time when managers of companies are incredibly busy and when a visit to an exhibition must be as efficient as possible, a specialist fair, focused and of a manageable size, is an important thing to offer. For those working in production for the medical sector, looking for production equipment, skills or subcontractors in this field, a visit to Medisiams guarantees the best return on investment in terms of time.
At the heart of the market
Medisiams is perfectly placed in the centre of this very important market. Situated on the border between the French and German speaking parts of the country, it brings together all Switzerland’s players in the medical microtechnology industry. With 40% of participation coming from the German-speaking side, this location ensures that all Swiss companies in this field are represented. Mr. Schmid, director of the Siams and Medisiams fairs says: “At Medisiams, the barrier between the two linguistic regions does not exist. Professionals from both German- and French-speaking Switzerland know that this move to Moutier is a profitable one that will provide them with a quality experience”. Asked about the geographic location of the event, he replied: “We are a united event located at the heart of the microtechnology region. In Switzerland, there are three medical areas, the Berne-Bienne-Moutier region, the Geneva region and the Zurich region. So, in these terms, we could not be better placed”.
Medisiams at a glance
- 4 days to discover (or rediscover) expertise in medical microtechnology
- Dates: 3 -6 May 2011
- Opening hours: Every day from 09:00 to 17:30
- Location: Moutier, Forum de l’Arc
- Exhibitors: Approximately 180
- Focus: Microtechnology and production in the medical sector
Do you work in the medical industry? Do the reasons given above for visiting the fair appeal to you? Put these dates in your diary and request your free entry pass from [email protected] today.
Are you interested in exhibiting? A few places are still available.
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