Over 430 exhibitors from 23 countries in Europe and the world were on site in Stuttgart from 3 to 5 May 2022. A successful start after two years of almost no attendance events and the opportunity for personal dialogue.
The international orientation and the mapping of the entire value chain in the medtech industry, with a clear focus on manufacturing, have made the trade fair an attractive meeting place, with exchange and knowledge gain at its core. Because in addition to networking, the top topics of the industry were also on the agenda in discussions and a large number of sessions: from digitalisation to regulatory affairs to production and processes.
In the fair forum there were discussions, presentations and award ceremonies for start-ups and talents in the industry on all three days.
A complete production line proved to be a visitor magnet. In the centre of the hall, the interaction of the individual exhibitors became vivid for the visitors, the entire production process up to sterile packaging could be understood by example, and regulatory requirements, e.g. labelling, could be vividly explained. For this purpose, manufacturing companies from their area of expertise joined forces. This made the complexity of the production process visible. The guided tours every 30 minutes were always well attended.
Very well frequented guided tours offered visitors a compact overview of important key topics such as start-ups, automation of medical device manufacturing or regional clusters.