MEDICAL FAIR ASIA and MEDICAL MANUFACTURING ASIA 2012: Media Presentation Invitation – 28 Aug, 10am,

From 12 to 14 September 2012, Singapore will welcome two international trade exhibitions dedicated to the medical technology and healthcare sectors. The 9th edition of MEDICAL FAIR ASIA (MFA) and the inaugural edition of MEDICAL MANUFACTURING ASIA (MMA) come at a time when Singapore’s medical and health care performance has seen exciting developments with Singapore’s medtech sector tripling its manufacturing output to S$4.3 billion in 2011 compared to S$1.5 billion in 2000.
MEDICAL FAIR ASIA, organised by Messe Düsseldorf Asia, is currently the largest medical and health care trade exhibition in Singapore and Southeast Asia, and has been successfully held biennially since its inception in 1997. More than a decade on, the exhibition continues to attract an increasing number of visitors with this year’s exhibition expecting some 10,000 visitors from more than 30 countries. This year also features a 50% expansion in floor space as well as 11 national pavilions and country groups.
The inaugural edition of MEDICAL MANUFACTURING ASIA, jointly organised by Messe Düsseldorf Asia and the Singapore Precision Engineering and Tooling Association (SPETA), in collaboration with International Enterprise (IE) Singapore and SPRING Singapore will present some 150 international suppliers, global technology players and buyers to Singapore, while also providing the ideal stage for local companies to showcase on an international platform as they highlight the capabilities of Singapore’s precision engineering sector supporting the medtech industry.
We would like to invite you to join us at the media presentation for MEDICAL FAIR ASIA 2012 and the inaugural MEDICAL MANUFACTURING ASIA, where some participating exhibitors and national pavilion organisers will be present for interviews. These include local companies such as Racer Technology, Fong’s Engineering, SP Manufacturing, First Engineering and Lifeline Corporation. 
Date      :  28 August 2012, Tuesday
Venue    :  South Ballroom, Level 2, Conrad Centennial Singapore 
Address :  2 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038982
Time      :  10.00am – 11.30am 
10.00am            Media Registration with breakfast reception
10.30am            Welcome and presentation on MFA & MMA 2012
by Gernot Ringling, Managing Director, Messe Düsseldorf Asia      
10.45am            Opening remarks
by Dr Ricky Souw
Chairman, Singapore Precision Engineering and Tooling Association (SPETA)
                        Shift in Global Medtech Landscape
                        by Ng Thye Ann, Divisional Director for Technology Business, IE Singapore
                        Serving New Growth Markets
                        by John Lu, Deputy Director of Manufacturing & Engineering, SPRING Singapore
11.00am            Interviews
11.30am            End 
For more information, please contact Zarina Ann Muhammad at (65) 6332 9624 or Please RSVP to Zarina by 24 August 2012, Wednesday.
Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you soon.
Best regards,
Teresa Chua
Senior Marketing Communications Executive
Messe Düsseldorf Asia Pte Ltd
3 HarbourFront Place,
#09-02 HarbourFront Tower Two
Singapore 099254
Telephone: (65) 63329621  
Telefax: (65) 63329655