The team at RQMIS was very excited to attend the MEDICA Trade Fair for the first time this year in Düsseldorf, Germany. We were invited to participate in the Corporate Executive Office (CEO) Center of the US Pavilion, along with various other companies from the United States.
The CEO Center program is put on by the US Department of Commerce in an effort to bring more international business to the United States.
“MEDICA and COMPAMED are the no. 1 market platforms for international business. Through their exhibitor and visitor numbers, they have confirmed their role as growth drivers for exports. This is in the interests of suppliers, of whom a great deal is currently being demanded in this market environment. Increasing trade restrictions, uncertainty in regard to Brexit, growing pressure on margins and other challenges, including ever more complex approval procedures for medical products, should be mentioned in this context,” says Wolfram Diener, Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf, summing up the trade fair environment. Some 5500 exhibitors at MEDICA and nearly 800 at COMPAMED ensured a new record in participation. Something that was seen as positive particularly from the point of view of the many international exhibitors was the fact that more than 90 per cent of the 121,000 trade visitors have decision-making authority. Two-thirds of the visitors came from abroad, representing some 170 countries.
Of particular interest was seeing the enhanced focus in the areas of robotics, AI, and cybersecurity. It is clear that innovative advances in medical technology is something to look out for this coming year, and luckily RQMIS has the AI, machine learning, and SaMD experience to push forward into the future.
RQMIS will be returning to MEDICA in 2020 and looks forward to seeing all of the cutting-edge medical device innovations that will no doubt be on display. For more information on registering to attend MEDICA 2020, visit medica-tradefair.com