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Life science innovators invited to join UK government at world’s largest medical trade fair



UK life sciences innovators keen to build their global business and showcase UK expertise to major international buyers are invited to join the Department for International Trade (DIT) at MEDICA – the world’s largest event for the medical sector.

This year, the UK’s Department for International Trade has joined forces with leading health tech industry association the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) to increase the visibility of UK companies at the world-leading event.

the four-day exhibition presents a prime opportunity for market leaders and pioneering start-ups to showcase their latest products, technologies and services to key buyers from across the globe and forge, enrich and strengthen business relationships.

Aphrodite Spanou, Interim Director for Science & Technology, said:

“Join us at Medica 2022, as we follow last year’s success with a larger in person event, showcasing UK innovation and research as we are committed to strengthening our leading position as a global science and technology superpower.

“The UK has a thriving MedTech environment producing efficacious, effective and safe solutions that reduce costs and improve quality.

“That’s why the UK, one of the world’s most advanced patient centric medical technology innovators, is one of the top destinations for investment in Europe. We are delighted to invite you to learn how DIT help your company.”

MEDICA is a global exhibition, attracting around 121,000 visitors from more than 120 countries every year who meet in its halls in Düsseldorf to explore industry innovations and trends.

Export-ready businesses looking to access expert advice and support to grow their global business are encouraged to apply by September 15  to attend this year’s show as part of the DIT delegation.

Delegates will benefit from a comprehensive suite of support before, during and after the event, helping them raise their profile, make valuable connections and accelerate their international ambitions.

All companies benefit from 1-2-1 meetings with DIT officers, as well as networking advice, pre-event market briefings and attendance at key DIT networking events.

This year’s joint DIT & ABHI UK Pavilion stand will also provide a unique opportunity for innovators to join UK Government in showcasing the strengths of UK HealthTech and innovation on the international stage.

Michelle Michelucci, International Manager, ABHI said:

“We are proud to be working closely with DIT, to offer an extensive programme of support to help businesses demonstrate their life-changing innovations, technologies and services, connect with key buyers, and join a unique delegation comprising of the most forward-thinking companies within the industry.

“We look forward to supporting them in driving forward their international ambitions and showcasing to the world that the UK is open for business.”

Companies joining DIT at this year’s exhibition will benefit from a low cost, high value package which will help them secure deals and widen networks, gain access to industry and market experts, and raise their profile – and overall, get the most value out of exhibiting.

This includes:

  • Opportunities to book 1-2-1s with UK delegates and commercial officers
  • Access to ABHI & DIT’s stand to hold your meetings
  • Attendance to DIT breakfast briefings and networking events
  • Opportunity to attend the UK in-market networking reception
  • Promotion on the ABHI & DIT stand, attendance at DIT networking events and post- event follow
  • DIT will be hosting a series of Market Briefing sessions from the 13th to the 16th of September, by colleagues at Post from around the globe, these sessions will be recorded and made available online for colleagues to access if unable to make the live events which include time for Q&A.

With availability of the packages limited, UK companies looking to raise their international profile and join DIT at MEDICA are invited to apply today to secure their stand.

For more information and to apply, head over to: https://eu.eventscloud.com/website/8717/home/

MEDICA takes place from November 14-17 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The ABHI & DIT UK Pavilion will be located in Hall 16, stand J42.

All UK activity from MEDICA is also captured on the UK Healthcare Pavilion virtual platform. This is an opportunity to discover and connect with innovative UK life sciences companies, hospitals, clinics and key organisations.

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