Arab Health Exhibition & Congress 2016, the Middle East’s largest healthcare event and the second largest in the world, was officially inaugurated on Monday by Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance.
The event will span over four days from January 25-28, 2016 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre and will welcome more than 115,000 attendees to the 41st edition of the show.
The exhibition will showcase more than 4,000 companies exhibiting their latest innovations to visitors attending from 163 countries.
This year promises to upstage previous years by adding 3D printing to the Arab Health agenda in a newly added 3D Medical Printing Conference and a 3D printing zone, a unique open space for all those who are seeking dedicated educational experience about the latest 3D technologies. The evolution of 3D printing is changing the ability doctors have on impacting patients’ lives, it has moved from being theoretical to a reality as major medical advances are witnessed because of this technology.
Humaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority, said: “Dubai is a realistic and excellent model for a highly developed modern city that constantly demonstrates elements of success and excellence. Dubai is the ideal and preferred destination for those looking to set a leadership example and achieve a distinctive healthy experience, as a result, Dubai attracts international and specialised, scientific, and cultural exhibitions, forums and conferences.”
Simon Page, Managing Director, Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions, organisers of Arab Health, said: “Arab Health has become a key event and international platform in the healthcare industry. Over the years we have seen an increase in the number of speakers, exhibitors and attending delegates which showcases the region’s leadership in all aspects of healthcare to a worldwide audience.”
In addition, the 2016 Medlab exhibition will include more than 500 companies exhibiting their latest innovations to more than 30,000 healthcare professionals from 37 countries. Medlab will host 13 country pavilions, further enhancing the range of hospital equipment, medical equipment, medical devices and medical technology on display at the exhibition.