MedtecLive has a packed programme awaiting its visitors at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg from 21-23 May 2019.
Alexander Stein, director of MedtecLive said: “At the heart will be our exhibitors. Together with the many product presentations at the exhibition forum, the Innovation Market Place with its start-ups, guided tours of the event, and a fascinating Breakfast Meeting on all aspects of Brexit will be genuine highlights that help make MedtecLIVE unique.”
The international MedTech Summit congress will reflect the pathway from suppliers and manufacturers to diagnostic and therapeutic applications. A Partnering Event creates space for direct dialogues between manufacturers and potential customers. And CARAT, the international conference on applied x-ray technology, held on the first day of the event, will be a further high point in parallel with Europe’s second-largest medical technology exhibition.
400 exhibitors from 27 countries will be at MedtecLive – from supplier businesses to manufacturers, marketers, and downstream stages in the process such as packaging.
The presentations at the exhibition forums each day will provide insights into the latest industry topics of interest. Input from strong partner entities has created a programme that will share expert knowledge on all aspects of the challenges facing the medical technology industry.
A panel discussion organized by ZVEI (Zentralverband Elektrotechnik – und Elektronikindustrie e.V., the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association) will look at “Cybersecurity in the medtech industry.”
At the MedtecLive “Start-up Contest,” supported by EIT Health, Medical Valley EMN and VCLS Neighborhood, start-ups will have the opportunity to present their future-oriented innovations. Ken Block Consulting explains how “International market access” works. Publisher Konradin Verlag looks at two topics of current importance, under the headings of “Career – skills shortage” and “Materials”. Digital association Bitkom will focus on a popular topic with its presentation “AI-based medical devices – new solutions and challenges”. VDI is another presenter taking two spots at the event, with “Management of hygienically relevant areas in medical facilities” and “Medical SPICE”. A session by VDE will also cover “Medical Software”. The MDR will be viewed from two angles: Hogan Lovells will look at the new regulation from a legal perspective in “Medical Device Regulation MDR”, and a session by Voisin Consulting will consider “Specific applications of MDR.” Brainport Industries/Medizintechnik Holland offers a country presentation with “Focus Netherlands,” and Life Science Austria will present opportunities and partnerships in Germany’s southern neighbour in its “Focus Austria.”
Stein added: “We have undertaken to address the future topics facing the industry. The future of the medical technology industry in Europe will be very strongly affected by Brexit.”
On Thursday 23 May, the Breakfast Meeting will look at Brexit and the latest developments relating to Britain’s departure from the EU, with a specific focus on how companies can best accommodate the scenarios that will apply at the time, and what the repercussions and opportunities will be for business with partners from the UK.