Since registration opened in mid-September, more than 1,000 exhibitors from 50 countries have already registered for virtual.MEDICA 2020 and virtual.COMPAMED 2020, with 150 exhibitors registering exclusively for virtual.COMPAMED. The exhibitor list and event schedule are now online and free visitor registration is open at https://virtual.medica-tradefair.com and https://virtual.compamed-tradefair.com
“This emphasizes the trust the industry places in their leading events as well as the urgent need for platforms where companies can connect with customers and potential business partners. We have created a stage that is accessible across countries and allows companies to present their latest products and services. And this also provides guidance for top decision-makers in the healthcare industry in these challenging times, by offering a comprehensive overview of reliable delivery options and alternative suppliers,” said Wolfram Diener, President & CEO of Messe Düsseldorf.
This year, MEDICA, the world’s largest and leading medical trade fair, and COMPEMED, the No. 1 international trade fair for suppliers in the medical technology industry, will take place from November 16 - 19.as virtual events due to the COVID-19 pandemic. International online visitors from all areas of healthcare can expect an extensive program, which will consist of three key areas: the Conference Area (conference and forum program), the Exhibition Space (exhibitor and product innovations) and the Networking Plaza (networking/matchmaking).
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Conferences and trends in times of COVID-19
In the Conference Area, a four-hour stream will be run in German and a six-hour stream in English on all event days. The preliminary agenda is now available online and can be accessed via the event data base. It comprises 215 program events and 268 top speakers, including German Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn (16 November 16, 3:00 pm CET) and virologist Prof. Hendrik Streeck (November 18, 12:10 pm CET).
“In particular, the program will offer participants a range of highly relevant topics that are related to COVID-19. We have also integrated program streams for the military medicine conference DiMiMED, the MEDICINE + SPORTS CONFERENCE and the 43rd German Hospital Conference into the Conference Area, and these will, of course, also be held as fully virtual events. We have also included exhibitor web sessions, virtual conferences and events, in which they present their innovations and latest developments,” said Horst Giesen, Global Portfolio Director Health & Medical Technologies at Messe Düsseldorf.