MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND 2017, in its 8th edition, has an international participation that is expanding at each instalment. This is representative of the growth and rising attraction that Thailand and the Southeast Asian region holds as a flourishing hub for the medical and healthcare industry. Leading the first time participation at the exhibition with an official Indian national pavilion, Mr Rajiv Nath, the Forum Coordinator for the Association of Indian Medical Device Industry (AiMED), commented: “MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND 2017 provides Indian companies with an unparalleled chance to leverage on the potential of Southeast Asia’s booming medical and healthcare industry. We are excited to be leading our members to this biggest regional platform, to connect and create strong bonds with businesses from around the region and all over the world.” Also debuting at MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND 2017 is the European Union pavilion. Dr Michael Pulch, Ambassador, European Union Delegation to Singapore, said: “This presents an excellent opportunity for European companies specialising in healthcare and medical technologies. As Thailand is one of the leading Southeast Asian countries in the medical technologies industry, the participation of companies from the European Union at MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND 2017 will allow them to reach, connect and network with the right audience.”
Adding on, Mr Gernot Ringling, Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf Asia, said that with Thailand’s dynamic positioning as a leading medical and healthcare hub, which is being further enhanced as the country goes into full gear with Thailand 4.0, value creation and innovation will take centre stage. “On this note, MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND 2017 will focus on Rehabilitative Care and Connected Healthcare, such as digital healthcare equipment and solutions, and wearable technologies that are rapidly transforming the market. The technologies and innovations on show contribute to the exhibition’s success as the most important resource and business platform for both international and regional suppliers from the medical and healthcare sectors, bringing together a truly global showcase of the bestmedical and healthcare devices, services and innovative solutions for both in-and out-patient and rehabilitative care,” said Mr Ringling.
Thailand 4.0, as an economic model, is aiming to transform Thailand into an innovation-driven economy achieving upper-income status; with an emphasis on promoting technology, creativity, and innovation in focused industries and changing from a production-based to a service-based economy. The medical and healthcare sectors have been earmarked alongside ten target industries as growth engines where additional policies to encourage further investment and development will be formulated in the near future.
Keeping abreast of the developments in the region, changing population demographics and future industry trends, MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND 2017 strategically reflects these components alongside the needs of Thailand 4.0. A glance at some special highlights this year also include:
Advanced Rehab Technology Conference (ARTeC) 2017: 6 & 7 September
Now into its 3rd edition, the Advanced Rehab Technology Conference (ARTeC) has grown from strength to strength with this year’s topic centred on the theme of Robotics for Mobility: Quality of Life for the Ageing World. The conference will explore a series of topics on robotic rehabilitation from analysis to design and intervention, robots for balance and gait training and a symposium on locomotion robotic training for neurorehabilitation. It will also feature renowned thought leaders and industry experts from the USA, Japan, Singapore and Thailand including Principal Research Scientist from the Mechanical Engineering Department at MIT, Mr Hermano Igo Krebs. The two-day conference is jointly organised by the Royal College of Physiatrists of Thailand, Thai Rehabilitation
Medicine Association and Messe Düsseldorf Asia.
Dysphagia workshop: 7 September
Held alongside the ARTeC conference is the one-day dysphagia workshop that addresses difficulties in swallowing particularly for the elderly, together with evaluation and management programmes, indirect therapies and future rehabilitation treatments.
Business matching service
A comprehensive and user-friendly suite of business matching services dedicated to helping businesses identify and screen potential partners will be available for all exhibitors and visitors to seek out potential new partners and suppliers. An ideal platform, the free service is particularly useful for businesses looking to expand their footprint into the Southeast Asian region or looking to connect with international companies. As companies were keen to expand their network, the previous edition saw an impressive 4,500 business matching requests.
With an all-inclusive line-up of the latest medical and healthcare innovations on display and industry-leading conferences, seminars and workshops, MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND 2017 is the platform to connect healthcare professionals to the best that the industry has to offer.
More information on MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND 2017 can be found at www.medicalfair-thailand.com
Source: press release MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND