Arab Health has underscored its position as the epicenter of healthcare trade and reaffirmed its support for global businesses and governments by securing 2.8 billion dirhams worth of healthcare industry-related contracts according to a GRS Explori Exhibitor Survey during the 2022 edition, which was held in Dubai in January.
The exhibition, which welcomed over 53,000 attendees from 184 countries, played an integral role in supporting UAE Government initiatives such as ‘Make it in the Emirates’, a platform for developing the UAE’s industrial sector and enhancing its role in the national economy by focusing on 11 priority sectors, including pharmaceuticals and medical technology.
“Arab Health 2022 not only cements the UAE’s position as an integral place for the healthcare industry to do business, but it also underscores the importance of the event for a global healthcare audience,” said Ross Williams, Exhibition Director for Informa Markets.
The 2023 edition of Arab Health will return to the Dubai World Trade Centre from 30 January – 2 February under the show theme of Innovation and Sustainability in Healthcare. Exhibitor companies are also anticipated to rise, increasing from 2,828 to over 3,000 from 70 countries.
Arab Health will feature nine product sectors, showcasing the latest technology and innovations in disposables, orthopedics, healthcare, general services, imaging, medical devices, IT, wellness and prevention, and infrastructure and assets.
Rounding out the product sectors is the Transformation Zone, which will include start-up companies and innovators showcasing their latest products and talking about the future at the Transformation Talks, as well as Product Showcase and the popular Innov8 Talks, which will provide start-ups and entrepreneurs from around the world with the opportunity to present their healthcare innovations to a panel of industry experts and potential investors.
A total of 10 Continuing Medical Education (CME) conferences will take place during the four days of Arab Health 2023, welcoming an anticipated 3,200 delegates and 550 international speakers. Internal Medicine, Paediatrics, and Anaesthesia and Pain Management are new additions to the conferences this year. Popular returning tracks include Obs & Gyne, Orthopaedics, Total Radiology, Surgery, Emergency Medicine, and Quality Management.
Under sustainability themes, Informa Markets has introduced the ‘Better Stands’ initiative, which will encourage exhibitors to move away from disposable exhibition stands and ensure all core elements, such as walls, archways, and counters, are constructed in a way where they can be reused. Arab Health will also be powered by renewable energy.
The event will be supported by a host of government entities, including the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention, the Government of Dubai, the Dubai Health Authority, the Department of Health, and the Dubai Healthcare City Authority.