Asia’s Healthcare Sector to Grow by 5-10 % in 2009, Outperforming the General Economy





The total healthcare market revenue in the Asia Pacific region was US$239.9 billion in 2008, and the industry is expected to grow by 5-10% this year*. Additionally, select growth opportunities exist in the region despite challenges like reduced access to capital and higher interest costs. The Hospital Build Asia Exhibition and Congress 2009 will help hospital administrators and healthcare decision makers identify growth areas, plan and deliver profitable growth even during tough times through insight and strategies presented by global industry thought leaders at the event.

“The healthcare sector in the Asia Pacific region is expected to perform better than developed countries like the US,” said Mr. Andrew Keable, Divisional Director, Life Sciences Division, IIR Asia Pacific. “There are opportunities that companies in Asia can tap into, as well as ways in which they optimize their investments in current and future hospital projects. But healthcare planners, administrators, and decision makers will need industry trends and expert advice to chart their way forward, and Hospital Build Asia Exhibition and Congress 2009 is an excellent platform for them to get all the information they need.” IIR Asia Pacific is the organiser of Hospital Build Asia Exhibition and Congress 2009, which showcases expertise, products, and services to aid the expansion and enhancement of healthcare facilities.

Held from April 1-3, 2009 at the Suntec International Conference and Exhibition Centre, Singapore, the event has two congress highlights that will be highly relevant in today’s business climate.

Hospital Design, Build and Upgrade Congress

The Hospital Design, Build and Upgrade Congress (April 1-2) delivers innovative industry best practices and valuable lessons on planning, building, and sustaining a world-class healthcare facility of the future. Planners, managers, and administrators of hospital construction projects who attend this event will also have a chance to network and exchange ideas with some of the world’s leading architects, engineers, and healthcare administrators.

Topics that will be presented include:
–    Advanced Building Technologies in Hospital Design for Sustainability
–    The New Asian Hospital – Insights from Five Recent Asian Hospital Development     Projects
–    The Patient Room of the Future – Advances, Challenges and Lessons from the     Leading Hospitals of the World
–    The New Paradigm In Healthcare Design

Hospital Management and Maintenance Congress

The Hospital Management and Maintenance Congress (April 2-3) focuses on critical issues that impact the daily administration of healthcare organisations, and offers comprehensive information and lessons on effective healthcare management. Healthcare leaders attending this congress will be exposed to a wide variety of management topics like leadership development, quality and patient safety, human resources, physician relations, facility management, and patient safety and satisfaction.

Topics that will be presented include:
–    Healthcare Management of the Future: What Direction is it Heading
–    Achieving Leadership in Healthcare by Maximising the Relationship Between     Physicians and Management
–    Facilities Management in the 21st Century
–    Trends and Innovation in Healthcare Facility Management

Hospital Build Asia Exhibition and Congress 2009 will present a congress series of eight world-class events with topics covering the core aspects of healthcare operations and management. Another congress highlight is the award-winning Leaders in Healthcare 2009 Congress, which will showcase leading international and regional thought leaders who will share their insight on the future of healthcare in Asia.

For more information, please visit www.hospitalbuildasia.com.

About IIR Asia Pacific

Hospital Build Asia Exhibition and Congress 2009 is organised by IIR Asia Pacific’s IIR Life Sciences Division. Recognised as world leaders in Life Sciences conferences and exhibitions, IIR Life Sciences brings a wealth of knowledge of this category. IIR Life Sciences is also responsible for the success and growth of Arab Health – the event is one of the world’s most important events in the healthcare calendar and it has grown substantially over the last few years with the 2008 edition occupying the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre covering more than 60,000 sqm. Visit www.HospitalBuildAsia.com for more information about Hospital Build Exhibition and Congress 2009.

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