Medica 2018

When top decision-makers in the healthcare business meet in Düsseldorf in the middle of November at the world's leading medical trade fair, MEDICA 2018, they will once again be greeted by over 5,000 exhibitors from almost 70 countries, as consistent partners who are enthusiastic about innovation and offer tailored solutions for outpatient and clinical care. Digital transformation remains at the top of everyone’s list this year. It is shaping the health economy worldwide and changes both processes and business models alike.  A significant strength of the MEDICA is that it not only presents solutions for individual medical specialist disciplines in one place over a few days, but also takes on the complete workflow of patient treatment. The individual focal points are clearly structured according to hall and include: Electromedicine / medical technology (approx. 2,500 exhibitors), laboratory technology / diagnostics, physiotherapy / orthopaedic technology, commodities and consumables, information and communication technology, medical furniture and specialist furnishings for hospitals and practices.  This year, once more in parallel to the MEDICA, COMPAMED will take place for the 27th time with approx. 800 exhibitors (Halls 8a and 8b). A while ago, the items presented here would have generally included simple parts, components and equipment for technical devices and medical products, but today, COMPAMED is a hotspot for complex high-tech solutions such as innovative materials, microtechnology and nanotechnology.   Over the previous years, MEDICA and COMPAMED have regularly received between 120,000 and 130,000 visitors between them annually, with around 60% of these visitors coming from outside Germany. This year, the German Federal Minister of Health, Jens Spahn, will be among the visitors. On November 12, he will open MEDICA 2018 and the 41st German Hospital Conference, which takes place in parallel.  Together, MEDICA and COMPAMED take over the entirety of Düsseldorf's exhibition centre. They exclusively address professional visitors.  Opening times: 10:00 am - 18:00 pm / 12 – 15 November 2018  Information online: /