MEDICA and COMPAMED 2010: Strong Tailwind for Businesses - Closing Report

By Messe Duesseldorf, PRNE
Sunday, November 21, 2010

DUSSELDORF, Germany, November 22, 2010 - The manufacturers of medical technology and medical products have
weathered the phase of economic and financial crisis well, now noticing a
strong tailwind for their businesses and proving a driver for growth with
their innovations. This is the core message to be taken away from the four
days at the world's largest medical fair MEDICA 2010 (17 - 20/11/2010) as
well as from the leading fair for the upstream supply market, COMPAMED 2010
(17 - 19/11/2010). Conducting a tour around the exhibition on 17 November,
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Federal Health Minister Philipp Rösler
were also able to convince themselves of the performance of the medical
technology industry. "MEDICA is an impressive shop window on the health
industry. However, our leading role in the medical business is not known
everywhere. For this reason it is important for this sector to feature
centrestage," explained Chancellor Merkel in her speech.

Alongside this high-ranking visit from members of the political sphere,
visitor numbers also confirmed the highlighted global status of MEDICA and
COMPAMED as leading trade fairs in their sectors. Of the 137,200 visitors -
matching the very good level also achieved last year - 72% were decisively or
significantly involved in decision-making. About half the visitors came from

The medical experts from throughout the world were offered a wealth of
innovations for the entire patient "workflow" in both in and outpatient care
by a record attendance of 4,400 MEDICA exhibitors from 64 nations.

Held in conjunction with MEDICA was COMPAMED, the
international trade fair for the upstream suppliers of the medical industry.
575 exhibitors from 37 nations presented to the over 16,000 visitors a wide
spectrum of technology and service solutions for use in the medical industry
- from new materials, components, primary products, packaging and services
through to complex micro systems and complete contract manufacture.

Next dates for MEDICA in Düsseldorf: 16 - 19/11/2011

Next dates for COMPAMED in Düsseldorf: 16 - 18/11/2011

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    Messe Duesseldorf GmbH
    press department
    Martin-Ulf Koch
    Tel. +49(0)211-4560-444
    FAX +49(0)211-4560-8548

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