"The exhibitors expressed great satisfaction with the running of the Medtec exhibition. The new formats have made a significant contribution, and have been greeted with strong approval by visitors. In partnership with UBM, it is now our intention to further optimise and to raise the profile of Medtec in 2017." - Niklas Kuczaty, VDMA
More visitors, more exhibitors and more formats – this was the conclusion reached as this year's Medtec Europe closed its doors on the 14th April.
Summary of the 2016 event
- 6,813 visitors from 72 countries - a 9.5% increase compared to last year
- 620 exhibitors - a 2% increase compared to 2015
- 65% of the exhibition space for 2017 has already been booked (+9% compared to 2015)
- 641 meetings were attended onsite, arranged via our Medtec Meetings Portal
We are committed to constantly improving our event. See below a preview of our plan for 2017:
- Simplified organisation of the trade fair via an improved Online Portal
- Appointment of an Exhibitor Board
- To provide our visitors a 360° supplier offering, we will continue to grow some areas on the show floor as well as add new ones, such as "Logistic Warehousing and Services"
- Further improvement of our marketing activities and close collaboration with well-known organizations in the industry
"The event was excellent for us. We previously didn’t know many of the visitors, but we met exactly the right people. We have made a number of good contacts to follow up and found exactly the support that we need for our customers in Europe and beyond. Medtec Europe is a highly effective event for this market segment, which we will happily visit again." - Brian Reece, CEO & Managing Director of Sheffield Medical Precision
Thank you to all that attended and exhibited in Stuttgart. We will be back again in 2017 from 4th - 6th April.
In the meantime, take a look at our upcoming event, Medtec Ireland.
Medtec Europe continues to assert itself as the must attend event for those within the medical device manufacturing industry. The event provides suppliers with the opportunity to meet with over 6,000 industry specific professionals, it hosts cutting-edge conference quality education and displays dozens of interactive features.
By booking a stand with Medtec Europe, you can take advantage of the number of advertising opportunities before the event takes place. This will raise your company’s profile and encourage attendees to visit to your stand ahead of your competitors.
Medtec Europe is free to attend and brings together medical device companies and advanced technology providers to discuss and share the latest product developments, research and innovations in healthcare. In 2016 the show featured an enhanced education programme showcasing case study led seminars, product demonstrations and panel discussions which have been identified after consultation with an industry advisory board.
Plus features to ease the meeting process with many suppliers available to speak with at the event, see the latest products in action and networking opportunities to meet with peers and colleagues.
Medtec Europe takes place at Messe Stuttgart in Baden-Württemberg, the south-west region in Germany. The region is an internationally renowned centre of excellence for R&D, engineering and manufacturing and host to famous brands such as Bosch, Daimler, SAP, Carl Zeiss, Daimler, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche to name but a few, with many medical technology companies R&D, engineering and manufacturing based in the region.
We have put together an extensive report on the region, which can be found in our Resources section.