Nov 24, 2012

The recent staging of Messe Duesseldorf’s MEDICA 2012, International Trade Fair with Congress – World Forum for Medicine, and the collocated COMPAMED 2012, International Trade Fair – High tech solutions for medical technology, attracted 130,600 visitors from 120 countries to Duesseldorf, Germany.

There also were 4,554 exhibitors from 64 nations at MEDICA 2012 that included visitor groups from countries such as South America, North Africa and Asia. 

On the exhibitor side, 74 percent of the MEDICA exhibitors were from nations other than Germany,… more

Nov 24, 2012

During the Cleveland Clinic Innovation Summit at the Hotel InterContinental on the Cleveland Clinic main campus, Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald announced that the Cleveland Clinic and GE Healthcare will be participating as tenants in the under-construction medical mart in downtown Cleveland.

The Cleveland Clinic Innovation Summit brought more than 1,000 physicians, medical company executives and entrepreneurs from across the country to Cleveland.

Thomas Gentile III, president and CEO of GE Healthcare Systems, said the company will use its space at… more

Nov 24, 2012

The Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, the largest gathering of cardiovascular health and care professionals in the country, was held Oct. 27-31, attracting close to 4,000 delegates to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

The event is co-hosted by the Canadian Cardiovascular Society and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and brings together a total of 20 different organizations.

Delegates include physicians, surgeons, researchers, nurses, medical students, and allied health professionals.

The delegates come together to share ideas and debate their work, foster… more

Oct 22, 2012

The Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association will hold its’ first-everChicago-area Association Roundtable Nov. 7 for healthcare association show organizers and exhibition managers. 

The event, usually held during HCEA’s Annual Meeting, now is being offered for the first time as a stand-alone event.

This open discussion forum offers an opportunity for healthcare association professionals to share best practices, make new industry connections and learn about the latest developments in the world of healthcare convention marketing. 

The… more

Oct 21, 2012

Two of Messe Duesseldorf’s recent medical-related shows in Singapore grew in attendance.

The staging of OS+H Asia, 8th Occupational Safety & Health Exhibition for Asia in Singapore concluded with a strong increase in exhibitor and visitor participation: 163 exhibiting companies from 22 countries showcased their products to 5,918 trade visitors - with 20 percent coming from overseas, primarily from Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.

With the more than 15-percent growth in the number of visitors and the distinct increase of exhibitors, this was the highest… more

Oct 21, 2012

More than 700 participants from around the world are expected to attend the Mid-Pacific Conference on Birth and Primal Health Research from Oct. 26-28 at the Hawai‘i Convention Center.

The meeting, which was preceded in February 2010 by the Mid-Atlantic Conference on Birth and Primal Health Research in the Canary Islands, is being held in the Pacific for the first time.

It will feature a lineup of the world’s foremost authorities on prenatal advancements and childbirth, and draw participation from nearly 40 different professions, according to show organizers.… more

Sep 23, 2012

When Reed Exhibitions’ International Vision Expo West recently closed its doors at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, the unaudited tally of eye care professionals attending the event was 12,077, which show management said was on par with last year’s show.

The education program also delivered 350 hours of education and drew 3,868 attendees during the four-day event.

Final, third-party audited numbers will be available in approximately five weeks.

“International Vision Expo West is a healthy, energetic and vibrant event, and the… more

Sep 23, 2012

Messe Duesseldorf North America’s Medical Fair India - 19th International Exhibition and Conference on Diagnostic, Medical Technology, Rehabilitation, Medical Equipment and Components, on tap March 8-10 in New Delhi, is set to feature a U.S. pavilion by the company for the first time.

The three-day show is organized by Messe Duesseldorf, which runs the massive MEDICA exhibition in Duesseldorf, Germany, and its subsidiary Messe Düsseldorf India.

“This U.S. Pavilion provides a cost-effective means for companies to enter into or to expand their business in the… more

Sep 06, 2012

Medical meetings have continued to grow, despite the overall economy and other pressures the sector has faced in recent years.

The Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association recently released its annual list of the top 50 largest U.S. medical meetings held in 2011, and average reported professional attendance increased 3.2 percent from 2010, while average reported total attendance increased 2.2 percent.

These results suggest an uptick in the number of medical professionals deciding to attend these bellwether events, according to HCEA officials.

The… more

Aug 18, 2012

With more than 93 million Americans affected by the disease of obesity, the Obesity Action Coalition will debut a conference – Your Weight Matters – in an effort to provide individuals with comprehensive, unbiased and evidence-based educational information on weight and its impact on health.

The conference will be held Oct. 25-28 in Dallas at the Hilton Anatole.

The conference will feature educational sessions led by the country's leading experts on weight and health on topics such as medically managed weight-loss, metabolic and bariatric surgery, weight… more