Thailand’s largest medical and healthcare event sells out one month ahead with 50% increase in floor





28 July 2015- MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND2015 reaffirms its leadership position as Thailand’s benchmark event for Southeast Asia’s medical and healthcare industry as it welcomes some 600 companies from 30 countries, as well as a stellar record line-up of15 national pavilions and country groups including Austria, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States of America. With a 50% increase in floorspace, the biennial trade fair is already fully sold out onemonth ahead of its staging at Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre from 10to 12September 2015 in Bangkok.
Mr Gernot Ringling, Managing Director of Messe Düsseldorf Asia said: “Now into its 7th edition, this is the biggest edition of MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND to date. As a comprehensive platform, the trade fair features a full suite of equipment and supplies for the hospital, diagnostic, pharmaceutical, medical and rehabilitation sectors, and continues to expand its coverage to a wider range of medical and healthcare innovations. We are delighted that MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND has reaffirmed its position as the must-attend trade event for manufacturers and suppliers from the medical and healthcare sectors to showcase technology and innovation whilst remaining at the forefront of a competitive marketplace.”
“Over the years, there has been a significant increase in the trade fair’s size and international profile of exhibitors and visitors.  With the launch of new focus themessuch as Digital Healthcare and Rehabilitative Care, along with conferences addressing related issues, these will ensure that the trade fair continues to present the latest medical technology for the industry whilst delivering a rich visitor experience for the region’s medical and healthcare professionals as well as an ideal business platform for manufacturers and distributors,” he added.
The number and spread of the many countries that will be participating in MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND 2015 will provide a genuine international stage for medical and healthcare companies. Reflected strongly on the show floor are cost-effective and high-performance solutions, from an impressive list of exhibitors that extend from manufacturers to suppliers, processors and technology producers. 
Having attracted 35% of its visitors from outside of Thailand in its 2013 edition,MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND 2015 is expecting more than 8,000 trade visitors,not only from Thailand, but also from the whole ASEAN region.
“The global footprint of MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND 2015 will include exhibitors from countries such as Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Turkey, and the traditionally strong representations from the North American and European markets. There are currently over 280 first-time exhibitors from around the world,” said Mr Gernot Ringling.
Special highlights at MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND 2015:
The 2nd edition of ARTeC2015 Advanced RehabTechnology Conference is organized in collaboration with the Royal College of Physiatrists of Thailand, Thai Rehabilitation Medicine Association and Messe Düsseldorf Asia. The multi-disciplinary conference with the theme ‘Advanced Interventions in Musculoskeletal Pain’ will include presentations on diagnostics and therapeutic interventional spine care as well as hands-on workshops on musculoskeletal sonography.
Taking place on 10 and 11 Sept 2015, the 2-day conference features an impressive line-up of speakers including: Dr David J Kennedy, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Stanford University, and Dr Matthew Smuck, Chief Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Stanford University, as well as a host of prominent local and regional industry leaders and experts in their fields.
Organized by the Thai Medical Informatics Association, the Digital Healthcare Forumwill see aglobal high-levelattendance by 400 Chief Information Officers (CIO) and Director-level delegates.  The closed-door forum provides an integrated mindshare platform focusing on the latest technological developments and innovations in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for the healthcare sectors, presenting new options in personal healthcare such as remote, wireless and mobile healthcare, tele-health, telemedicine and other applications and software developments.
Trade visitors can also expect a high-powered series of technical presentations during MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND 2015, conducted by exhibitors. The line-up include presentations on Next-Generation Pack Systems for efficient work-flows by PSP Corporation, products for intensive care and bedridden patients by HHCTIBBIMALZEME and non-surgical spinaldecompression systems by ZhengzhongFeilong Medical Equipment, and many more
With these comprehensive offerings of the latest medical technologies and insightful co-located events, healthcare providers can look forward to a holistic medical and health care experience at MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND 2015. The success of the exhibition is attributed by numerous factors including a dynamic backdrop of booming medical and health care sectors.  Healthcare demand in Southeast Asia is increasing rapidly, driven by population growth rates;Thailand’s health care spending is estimated to rise by 8% a year through to 2018 to reach US$18.7 billion.  
 
Other key growth factors include a growing private health care market with increased demand for quality medical products and services and Thailand’s growing position as one of Asia’s most prominent medical tourism hot spots.  Thailand’s ability to attract medical tourists with its affordability and high quality of services as well as its natural attractions, which lets patients combine medical treatment with a vacation, is a winning combination.
For more details on MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND 2015 please visit 
www.medicalfair-thailand.com
Press Contact:          Exhibitor Contact:
Maria Wesson          Daphne Yeo
Telephone: (65) 6332 9624 Telephone: (65) 6332 9682
maria@mda.com.sg         daphne@mda.com.sg
About Messe Düsseldorf Asia (MDA)
MDA is a subsidiary of Messe Düsseldorf in Germany, one of the world’s leading trade fair organizers, responsible for organizing more than 20 global No. 1 exhibitions in industries including plastics, printing and packaging, and medical and health care – specifically K, drupa, interpack, MEDICA, COMPAMED and A+A held in Düsseldorf, Germany. Since 1995, MDA’s portfolio of trade fairs in Southeast Asia includes: for the plastics and rubber sectors in Thailand (T-PLAS), Vietnam (PLASTICS & RUBBER VIETNAM) and Indonesia (INDOPLAS), the printing and packaging sectors in Thailand (PACK PRINT INTERNATIONAL) and Indonesia (INDOPACK and INDOPRINT), the wire, cable, tube and pipe sectors in Thailand (wire Southeast ASIA and Tube Southeast ASIA), the medical and health care industries in Thailand and Singapore (MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND, MEDICAL FAIR ASIA, MEDICAL MANUFACTURING ASIA) the Workplace Safety & Health sectors in Singapore(OS+H ASIA) and the metal and steel trade industries in Indonesia (indometal).