DUBAI Medlab Middle East, the MENA region’s largest medical laboratory exhibition and congress, will now take place from 21-24 June 2021 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.
Coinciding with Arab Health, the co-located event is set to bring the global healthcare community together under the show theme of ‘United by Business’. A host of countries have already confirmed their participation at Medlab Middle East and include the UK, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Israel, Korea, Poland, Spain and the US.
A range of key laboratory and trade professionals from across the region are expected to attend the live and in-person event. It will feature a range of keynote speeches and scientific lectures, industry briefings, product demonstrations and networking opportunities, as well as a series of pre-arranged one-to-one meetings, with an emphasis on creating lasting relationships.
Tom Coleman, Exhibition Director for Informa Markets, said: “Bringing these premier healthcare events together will make it easier for the healthcare industry to reconnect, establish new contacts and most importantly, do business. This will be further endorsed by a series of online events which will enable attendees from anywhere in the world to participate utilising their valuable time most effectively.”
“The event will also underscore the tireless work the medical laboratory and healthcare communities have undertaken in the ongoing fight against COVID-19. We want to highlight our appreciation of these people and celebrate what they have achieved in such a short period of time.”
Underscoring the confidence within the industry and the increased demand from laboratory professionals to participate in a physical event, several companies and health authorities will be exhibiting at in June. The UAE Ministry for Health and Prevention, the College of American Pathologists, Abbott Laboratories, Horiba, Randox Laboratories, Euroimmun, BioVender Group, Seegene, Stago and Erba Group have all confirmed thus far.
This sentiment was echoed by Ahmad Jeradi, COO, Advanced Technology Company, who said: “Ensuring the safety of our team was a crucial element in our decision to participate at Medlab Middle East this year. I’m confident that everything that could be done, has been done to ensure this is the case, and we now look forward to meeting and doing business with those in the laboratory industry for the first time in over a year.”
Last year, before travel restrictions and country-wide lockdowns, the event attracted over 23,000 professional visitors from over 140 countries and over 3,800 delegates. A total of 14 country pavilions were present at the 2020 edition of the show.
“Medlab Middle East has developed a 20-year pedigree in the medical laboratory sector and is, without doubt, the leader in its field. We will be utilising those years of experience to showcase the industry once more by bringing together key decision-makers in an innovative way and looking to the future of this critically important sector,” said Coleman.
The event will feature eight Continuing Medical Education (CME) conferences during the live and in-person event and as part of the show’s online element. New to the 2021 conference programme is a dedicated focus on COVID-19 which will address the latest scientific findings on the virus and discuss its impact on health in the region.
These will be complemented by returning accredited conferences: Laboratory Management, Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Microbiology, Histopathology, Molecular & Genomic Diagnostics, Haematology and Blood Transfusion.
A series of medical specialty days have also been scheduled, with experts presenting the latest advancements in specific clinical specialties, including multi-omics, genetics, and stem cells.
“In the month preceding the live event in Dubai, Medlab Middle East will host a range of dedicated online focus days to allow participants to find the correct person to meet and do business. These will include online trade focus days, which will allow participants to showcase their latest products and technical advancements while connecting them directly to the most relevant people interested in their range of products,” concluded Coleman. The online platform will remain available in the month after the event for all participants to continue to make connections and secure deals.