MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND to cancel 2022 edition in Bangkok

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MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND will not be staged next year as planned and will return from 13 – 15 Sep 2023. Focus shifts to MEDICAL FAIR ASIA and MEDICAL MANUFACTURING ASIA, to be co-located at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, from 31 Aug – 2 Sep 2022.

The   on-going   ban   on   large   scale events   in   Bangkok,   which   is   still   marked   a   dark   red   zone   in   Thailand, coupled   with   varied   quarantine   requirements   for   returning   international travellers,   has   made   it   extremely   challenging   for   stakeholders   to   plan their   participation   with   confidence   and   certainty.   Given   that   it   is impossible to predict how the situation will develop in the coming months despite falling COVID-19 cases in Thailand and ramped up vaccination efforts, cancelling the 2022 edition of MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND rather than rescheduling the exhibition was the most feasible option due to the staging of MEDICAL FAIR ASIA and MEDICAL MANUFACTURING ASIA in Singapore.

Mr Gernot Ringling, Managing   Director,   Messe   Dusseldorf   Asia, commented: “Considering the time frame, with a little over four months to the   exhibition,   international   exhibitors   will   need   to   start   making preparations now. 90 percent of exhibitors come from abroad, while on the visitor front more than 40 percent, thus with this in mind and to avoid potential economic and health risks, we felt it was in the best interest of all   participants   involved   to   move   MEDICAL   FAIR   THAILAND   to   2023.

However, we will continue our efforts to offer our exhibitors and visitors a business platform and gateway to Southeast Asia that is highly effective and tailored to all our current needs, and focus on a stronger showcase and   enhanced   edition   of   MEDICAL   FAIR   ASIA   in   2022   which   will   co-locate with MEDICAL MANUFACTURING ASIA, to be held in Singapore.”

“We believe that with this announcement ahead of time, it will benefit all attendees and pave the way for better planning and stronger participation at MEDICAL FAIR ASIA 2022, as the world transits to the endemic stage of COVID-19 by Q3 2022,” Mr Ringling added MEDICAL FAIR ASIA 2022 will continue to present both a physical and online   edition   of   the   exhibition   thus   ensuring  event   security   as   well   as extensive participation opportunities for all involved.

Ms   Daphne   Yeo,   Senior   Project   Manager,   medical   and   healthcare portfolio   at   Messe   Dusseldorf   Asia,   stated:   “The   decision   to   cancel MEDICAL   FAIR   THAILAND   2022   was   a   difficult   one,   and   required   a careful and open dialogue  with industry partners, representative offices and exhibitors. Fortunately, we have been able to make our decisions in agreement and are very thankful for the encouragement and support from all   involved.   We   look   forward   to   welcoming   the   global   medical   and healthcare   community  to  MEDICAL   FAIR   ASIA   in   Singapore   next   year against   a   backdrop   of   greater   market   confidence   and   optimistic   travel conditions,   to   deliver   customer   expectations   and   performance   success with a highly relevant, innovative and future-ready trade fair.”

Both   MEDICAL   FAIR   THAILAND   and   MEDICAL   FAIR   ASIA   are   the region’s leading medical and healthcare exhibitions and industry sourcing platforms.   Its   targeted   exhibitor   and   visitor   portfolio,   international representation, and importance have helped position the trade fairs as a firm annual fixture, alternating between Singapore and Bangkok, serving the region’s medical and healthcare sector.

About MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND

Established   since   2003,   MEDICAL   FAIR   THAILAND   continues   to   grow from   strength  to strength as  Southeast  Asia’s   leading  trade  fair   for   the medical and healthcare industry. With a focus on equipment and supplies for   the   hospital,   diagnostic,   pharmaceutical,   medical   and   rehabilitation sectors, the exhibition is well recognised as an international medical and healthcare event for networking, sourcing, procurement, and knowledge exchange.   Organised   by   Messe   Düsseldorf   Asia,   MEDICAL   FAIR THAILAND is part of the globally recognised MEDICAlliance network of trade   fairs   under   the   Messe   Düsseldorf   group –with   presence   also   in Bogotá,   Moscow,   Mumbai,   New   Delhi,   São   Paulo,   Suzhou   and Singapore.

About Messe Düsseldorf Asia

Messe Düsseldorf Asia is a subsidiary of Messe Düsseldorf in Germany, one of the world’s leading trade fair organisers, responsible for organising more   than   20   global   No.   1   exhibitions   in   various   industries   including medicine  and  health,  specifically  MEDICA,  COMPAMED  and REHACARE   INTERNATIONAL   held   in   Düsseldorf,   Germany.   With extensive   expertise   in   organising   trade   fairs   in   Southeast   Asia,   Messe Düsseldorf Asia has developed a portfolio of numerous trade fairs in the region since 1995.