Virtual MedtecLIVE and MedtecSUMMIT Newsroom
4,573 visitors from 50 countries at the MedtecLIVE 2019 exhibition, about 600 congress delegates at both MedTech Summit and the applied x-ray technology conference CARAT, and more than 400 exhibitors, half of them from 31 different countries: an impressive summary of the event that premiered at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg from 21 to 23 May 2019. “The high quality of the discussions and the intensive, high-level networking are two aspects that exhibitors praised highly on numerous occasions,” comments Alexander Stein, Director MedtecLIVE at NürnbergMesse. “And we got exactly what we wanted to achieve in collaboration with Forum MedTech Pharma and the combination of exhibition and congresses: a medical technology platform for top-level discussions.” MedtecLIVE thus launched as the second-largest meeting place for the industry in Europe, and with a strong international focus.
At the B2B matchmaking event “Partnering”, businesses met for about 500 discussions arranged in advance. In addition to these opportunities to prepare the way for specific deals, MedtecLIVE also provided a forum for discussing the major themes affecting the medical technology sector: the almost unanimous view of the industry that the lead time to implement the European MDR – by May 2020 – is too short for SMEs in particular, and that the costs for re-certifying established medical products are completely disproportionate to any potential benefits. More than 80 presentations at the MedtecLIVE exhibition forums and 75 contributions at the MedTech Summit looked at these regulatory questions and many other technological, medical and business-related topics of current interest to the medical technology sector.
The next MedtecLIVE will be held at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg from 31 March to 2 April 2020.
About MedtecLIVE and MedTech Summit
MedtecLIVE is a leading networking platform for the international medical technology community. The trade exhibition’s offering covers the full process chain in the production of medical engineering equipment, from prototypes to ready-for-market products. Leading companies, associations and institutions will engage in networking at MedtecLIVE to cultivate contacts, share ideas and create new innovations. At the prestigious MedTech Summit Congress & Partnering, experts and scientists will discuss future industry trends on an interdisciplinary basis. The exhibition organizer is MedtecLIVE GmbH, a joint venture of NürnbergMesse and UBM. The MedTech Summit is organized by the Bavarian State Ministry for Economic Affairs, Energy and Technology, and run by Bayern Innovativ. Forum MedTech Pharma e.V. is the honorary sponsor of MedtecLIVE and MedTech Summit.