TOP 10 of the world’s biggest medical trade fairs

You are a professional of the healthcare sector and you wish to be informed of the evolution of your market? Find a contractor or develop your contact and partner network ? Professional trade fairs represent many new opportunities, whether you’re a simple visitor or you would like to become an exhibitor. For many major players of the healthcare sector such as pharmaceutical companie, suppliers and service providers, trade fairs can help you to upgrade your hospital or your medical office, develop your R&D department or go deeper into the characteristics of your profession. Allostand presents the TOP 10 of the world biggest medical trade fairs.

1. MEDICA (Germany)

MEDICA is the world leading trade fair for medical technologies. This medical products and technology event is one of the most renowned in the sector, thanks to its historic presence on the market. In fact, it became, within 4 decades, THE reference for healthcare experts. Organized by Messe Düsseldorf, MEDICA welomes every year 5 100 exhibitors and 150 000 visitors.

Next edition: 16-19 November 2020, Düsseldorf – Germany.

MEDICA Düsseldorf

2. IDS Dental (Germany)

IDS is the world leading event of the dental industry. Organized every two years in Cologne, IDS welcomes 2 300 exhibitors on 170 000 sqm of exhibition space and more than 160 000 visitors from 166 countries. The trade fair is organized by GFDI and Koelnmesse.

Next edition: 9-13 March 2021, Cologne – Germany


3. Hospitalar (Brazil)

Organized by the british company Informa, Hospitalar is leading trade fair in Latin America deditcated to medical devices and equipments. Created in 1993, the event gathers suppliers, hospital managers, local and international manufacturers, buyers and health care professionals.
The 2020 edition will welcome around 90 000 visitors et 1 200 exhibitors from 50 countries.

Next edition: 19-22 May 2020, Sao Paulo – Brazil


4. Arab Health (UAE)

Also organized by the british company Informa, Arab Health is the leading medical trade fair in the Middle-East. Beyond many suppliers exhibition stand presenting advanced technologies, this event gathers all kind of health professionals through many conferences and debates. In 2020, Arab Health has welcomed more than 55 000 visitors and 4 200 exhibitors.

Next edition: 1-4 February 2021, Dubai – United Arab Emirates

5. CMEF (China)

CMEF is the chinese professional event dedicated to the medical devices market. This biennal event is a 4 day trade show and is fully dedicated to medical devices. It is a true meeting spot for specialized companies and prescribers. Do not miss to be there if you wish to discover new devices and furnitures oriented for the improvement of operational performance et patient comfort. In 2018, CMEF has welcomed around 3 000 exhibitors and 120 000 visitors.

Next edition: 3-6 June 2020, Shanghai – China.

6. FIME (United-States)

Organized by Informa, FIME is the north american leading event dedicated to the medical equipment market. FIME is one of the most complete professional trade show, because it allows at the same time to obtain documentation on future technologies, find medical furnitures et subscribe to different services for hospitals or small medical offices. With 1 100 exhibitors, FIME is built around conferences and round-tables to discuss about new axes of reflection about the medical sector. If you are a medical supplier, do not miss to reserve a stand to promote your medical devices ! The trade fair welcome around 17 500 visitors.

Next edition: 23-25 June 2020, Miami – United States of America

7. Natural Products Expo West (United-States)

Organized by the british company Informa, Natural Products Expo is the major meeting for professionals working in the natural and organic products sector, including aromatherapy and phytotherapy. The event welcomes around 85 000 visitors and more than 3 500 exhibitors.

Next edition: 4-7 March 2020, Anaheim – United States

8. MD&M West (United-States)

If you are looking for innovative technologies or to empower you knowledge concerning the medical sector, don’t miss this event. Medical Design & Manufacturing West is an inescapable package of interactive presentations, innovating products testing, futuristic solutions for public health issues. You will experience 3 intense and rich days. The trade fair welcomes around 20 000 visitors and 1 900 medical device suppliers.

Next edition: 9-11 February 2021, Anaheim – United States of America

9. CPhl Worlwide (Europe)

Organized by Informa, CPhI is the world leading event dedicated to each stage of the pharmaceutical supply chain. Considered as one of the major event in the pharmaceutical industry. It aims to represent the complete distribution chain of medicinal products. From it gross production to the supply in pharmacies and hospitals. The trade fair welcomes around 45 000 visitors and 2 500 exhibitors.

Next edition: 13-15 October 2020, Milano – Italy

10. Bio International Convention (United-States)

This cutting-edge medical trade fair lasts about a week, during which more than 1 800 exhibitors gather. No less than 16 000 visitors from the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries attend the event. Turned towards innovation, this conference tackles very varied and highly technical subjects. All aim to shape the medicine of the future.

Next edition: 8-11 June 2020, San Diego – United-States

Bonus: SANTEXPO (France)

SANTEXPO (ex Paris Heathcare Week) gathers 4 French leading trade fairs dedicated to the French healthcare ecosystem. All focused on the healthcare sector, and spread on 35 000 sqm: HopitalExpo, GerontHandicapExpo, Health-ITExpo and Salon Infirmier. More than 950 exhibitors and 35 000 visitors atetnd the event every year.

Next edition : 26-28 May 2020, Paris – France

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