Med-Tech Innovation Expo 2017 Hits Record Attendance
The UK’s annual showcase of medical technology took place in late April to positive reviews from visitors and exhibitors alike.
Under the management of the Rapid News Communications Group for the first time since being acquired in November 2016, Med-Tech Innovation Expo - the only event serving the whole of the £27bn UK and Irish medical technology sector - saw almost 2,000 attendees from 22 different countries visit the Ricoh Arena to speak to over 150 exhibitors and learn from the world class speaker programme on both the Conference and Med-Tech Introducing Stages.
Over 500 visitors attended the conference presentations, produced in association with Medilink UK and Med-Tech Innovation Magazine. Topics ranged from the Internet of Things, research and development, 3D printing in medical technology and patient focus to data-driven methodology, intellectual property law, improvement, working with the NHS, challenges, opportunities and so much more.
Laura Hunt, Marketing Communications Manager at Steris, said “Med-Tech Innovation Expo is an ideal opportunity to meet our UK Customers and new prospects face to face. The central UK location allows for easy access to visitors from across the nation. We look forward to seeing you all next year!” and Baltimore Innovations Chairman, Ted Valentine exclaimed "It’s got its mojo back!"
The Med-Tech Innovation Expo show floor offered unparalleled access to the tools needed for realising ideas across medical device product development, engineering and manufacturing projects. Visitors were delighted with the fantastic array of tech to be seen including a 3D printed vase displayed on the Formlabs stand whose twin was printed live throughout day 1 and Ostling Etchmark’s laser engraving machine etching visitor names onto branded pens before their eyes – a great memory to take home.
Duncan Wood, CEO Rapid News Communications Group, owner of Med-Tech Innovation Expo, said “We are delighted with the response to the first Expo under our new management. We’ve been able to build on the solid foundations laid down by Colin Martin and his team and deliver solid growth on all the key metrics of number of visitors, exhibitors and space sold. This gives us a fantastic platform on which to deliver a bigger, better and more exciting event for the Medical Technology and Healthcare sector in 2018.”
Med-Tech gives us the opportunity to show and discuss the types of services that Boddingtons Plastics can offer to our customers. We've seen really good footfall and had several new leads for new devices. The show has been a great success for us and in fact we've booked for next year already.
MedTech Innovation Expo was a fascinating event that gave us new insight and inspiration into the challenges we face and, more importantly, into the solutions to solve those challenges. We’ve already marked the event on our calendar for next year and we can’t wait to see what progress has been made… and perhaps, more importantly, what progress we can aid with our Aether Engine technology!
It was great to speak at this excellent event, very well attended by the NHS and Industry, well organised and plenty of opportunities for networking. Looking forward to coming again next year!
We’ve managed to get a lot of interest of people... It’s a lot bigger than what we expected, and we’ve managed to find unexpected partnerships with companies we didn’t even know existed. We were here last year but we weren’t exhibiting, and we were impressed with the quality and quantity of exhibitors, so we thought it was worth it this year.