MEDICA 2021 and COMPAMED 2021 to feature live and digital platforms in November

May 6, 2021

The mid-November date (November 15 – 18, 2021) remains set this year for MEDICA 2021 global medical trade fair, and the concurrently held COMPAMED 2021 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Preparations for this international event for medical technology suppliers are in full swing. Exhibitor registrations to date confirm the high interest of suppliers to showcase innovations along the industry's entire value chain and for the complete workflow of modern healthcare at the fairgrounds.

Due to the increased need for consultation as a result of the pandemic, the exhibitor registration phase has been extended until the beginning of May, immediately followed by the hall planning phase. Based on customer feedback, Erhard Wienkamp, Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf, is looking forward to the upcoming events.

Numerous start-up companies will again present themselves at MEDICA 2021 since the trade fair has been the catalyst for many success stories over the past few years. International stakeholders and the movers and shakers of the healthcare industry are always represented here but also healthcare accelerator program investors, family offices and well-known venture capital funds. The MEDICA START-UP PARK has established itself as a central meeting point for the creative start-up scene, where start-ups can participate at attractive conditions.

As a result of the pandemic, Messe Düsseldorf is significantly expanding its digital offers, which also applies to MEDICA and COMPAMED. The digital offers will be expanded and combined with the live on-site program. Based on the experience with the events held completely virtually in November 2020 due to the pandemic (but still drew a total of 45,000 unique users and 405,000 page views), program components that are in high demand will be offered both online and on-site and will be accessible and viewable via a simply structured ticketing system. This also applies to the forums which are integrated into the themed segments of the trade fairs, such as the MEDICA CONNECTED HEALTHCARE FORUM (including the MEDICA Start-up COMPETITION and the Healthcare Innovation World Cup), MEDICA HEALTH IT FORUM, MEDICA TECH FORUM, MEDICA LABMED FORUM and the MEDICA ECON FORUM, organized by Messe Düsseldorf and the Techniker Krankenkasse (TK, a German health insurance fund). At COMPAMED 2021, the following forums are on the schedule: the COMPAMED HIGH-TECH FORUM by IVAM with its special focus on microtechnology and nanotechnology and the COMPAMED SUPPLIERS FORUM by DeviceMed, which reflects the entire field of development and manufacturing. These highlights will be accompanied by a stage program in the center of the trade fair. Ticket holders can follow the lectures and discussions live via the MEDICA and COMPAMED portals.

With regard to the accompanying conferences and congresses, there is also a choice between on-site or virtual participation. This applies to the 44th German Hospital Conference, the leading event for the directors and managing executives of German hospitals, as well as two English-language conferences that address an international professional audience: The Disaster and Defense Medicine Conference DiMiMED and the MEDICA MEDICINE + SPORTS CONFERENCE.

COMPAMED has the release.