Starting in Dubai on Monday (Jan 25th), Arab Health 2016 is attracting a record number of UK clinicians, clinics and healthcare technology companies.
The last twenty five years have seen the stature of Arab Health grow enormously, especially among medtech companies who use the event to showcase their offerings. As is the case with its European equivalent, Medica, the show is big enough and generic enough to justify cross-industry pavilions organised by such as the Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI). By being under one roof this means such shows are not only the hunting ground for larger entities, a mixture of established and newcomer SMEs being able to get their point across without breaking the bank on a stand-alone exhibit. Such is the appeal that this years numbers look bigger than ever.
The centrepiece of the ABHI UK pavilion will be a state-of-the-art operating theatre, equipped with advanced UK technology. In it, visitors will be able to watch Britain’s best surgeons in action. This surgical “stage” celebrates world-class collaborations between healthcare providers, clinicians and healthcare technology companies.
The UK is a world leader in healthcare innovation and is home to some of the world’s most innovative medical technology SMEs, multinationals and leading R&D centres generating £18.1 billion of turnover each year. There are currently 3,268 medical technology companies based in the UK, employing 88,000 people.
Peter Ellingworth, Chief Executive of the ABHI, said: “We are extremely excited to be travelling to the Middle East, with what is our largest ever delegation of UK exhibitors.
“The UK is a key player in the drive to improve patient care around the world through the development and implementation of new technologies. We have a vibrant, diverse and highly innovative medical technology industry, which has cemented our reputation as a global leader.”