MEDICA 2021 - IN PERSON AGAIN!
Medica 2021 has closed its doors until next year, and we were so pleased to see many of you there! From 15 to 18 November 2021, many convincing innovations as well as an accompanying programme that covered a wide range of topics were presented at the world’s leading information and communication platform for the medical technology industry and its supplier sector.
This year Medica received 46,000 visitors, with an international share of 73 percent, from 150 countries and hosted 3,033 MEDICA exhibitors and 490 COMPAMED exhibitors in Düsseldorf. Throughout the fair a sense of optimism was present as people were finally able to establish new and intensify existing contacts in person.
After last year being only online, this year Medica offered the portals MEDICA.de and COMPAMED.de to allow users to access livestreams to watch the stage programmes of all expert forums that had been integrated into the trade. This blended format has clearly been a success and could be expected to be a permanent feature.
Some of the hot subjects discussed at Medica were the application of the new EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR), how to get back into sports after suffering from long COVID and how to digitise processes in the healthcare system. On the other hand, artificial intelligence, health apps and robotics were also very appreciated at the 10th MEDICA Startup COMPETITION.
You can already save the date for the new edition in 2022, from 14 to 17 November 2022.