MEDICA 2021 and COMPAMED 2021 to be held as in-person events

Aug. 6, 2021

Preparations are now in place for MEDICA 2021, the world’s largest medical trade fair, and COMPAMED 2021, an international event for medical technology suppliers, to take place concurrently in person from November 15 – 18, 2021 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.

In a recent survey conducted for MEDICA of several thousand international visitors at previous MEDICA + COMPAMED stagings, three quarters stated their intention to visit this year’s trade fairs in person.

The medical technology industry is equally positive about the two trade fairs. “Our partners and the trade associations stand firmly behind the trade fairs and appreciate the value of in-person events. The exhibitors are very interested in participating and are delighted to see all of the important industry decision makers and exchange ideas in real life again in Düsseldorf, after so many months of exclusively digital contact with business partners and potential customers,” commented Erhard Wienkamp, Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf, based on his many conversations with participants.

At MEDICA and COMPAMED 2021, exhibitors will present their comprehensive portfolios of medical products, devices and instruments, including all stages in their development, production and distribution processes.

Based on the experience with both trade fairs held completely virtually in November 2020 (with a total of 45,000 unique users from around 170 nations and 405,000 page views) due to the COVID-19 pandemic, program components that are in particularly high demand will not only be offered on site but will also be accessible online via a simple ticketing system.

This applies for the forums which are integrated into the themed segments of the trade fair such as the MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM (including the MEDICA Start-up COMPETITION and the Healthcare Innovation World Cup), the MEDICA HEALTH IT FORUM, the MEDICA TECH FORUM, the MEDICA LABMED FORUM and the MEDICA ECON FORUM by Messe Düsseldorf and the Techniker Krankenkasse. At COMPAMED, the following forums are on the agenda: the COMPAMED HIGH-TECH FORUM by IVAM with a special focus on the microtechnology and nanotechnology sectors as well as the COMPAMED SUPPLIERS FORUM by DeviceMed, with focus on the entire development and manufacturing field.

These highlights will be accompanied by numerous stage programs in the middle of the trade show action. Participants with the relevant tickets can follow these lectures and discussions simultaneous via livestream at and

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