|By ACN Newswire
|May 9, 2014 07:32 AM EDT
Record 240 Exhibitors Take Part in Three-Day Fair
|Hong Kong, May 9 - The fifth edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Medical Devices and Supplies Fair ended today. The three-day fair welcomed 240 exhibitors from all over the world, a new show exhibitor record.|
Hong Kong, May 9, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - The fifth edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Medical Devices and Supplies Fair ended today, attracting more than 9,600 buyers over the fair's three days. That's up 17 per cent over the previous year.
This year's fair showcased the offerings of 240 exhibitors from 14 countries and regions, up nine per cent over last year, and a new exhibitor record for the show.
"The advancement in medical technology and techniques, as well as the world's aging population, is driving demand for medical devices and supplies," said HKTDC Deputy Executive Director Benjamin Chau, who noted that the Rehabilitation and Elderly Care Products zone was among the fair highlights. The HKTDC, he added, organised 36 buying missions from 24 countries and regions, welcoming over 1,200 buying mission members to Hong Kong.
Strong Buyer Traffic
Hong Kong exhibitor Joe Tam, Providence Enterprise's Senior Operation Manager, R&D (Electronics) Department, said visitor traffic was good and so was the buyer response. "Buyers are interested in household medical and healthcare products, and they have asked for in-depth details about product features, prices and cooperation opportunities. Some Middle Eastern and Australian buyers have even shown interest in visiting our factories on the Chinese mainland." Mr Tam expected overall sales this year to rise from 10 per cent to 20 per cent.
Tay Eng Hean, Head, China/Hong Kong, at Singapore's White Rock Medical Company, a first-time exhibitor, was also pleased with the fair. White Rock, which specialises in high-tech medical supplies, featured its patented Alter G Anti-Gravity Treadmill at the fair. "The response has been very positive, and we are in talks with buyers from the Chinese mainland and Europe," said Mr Tay.
Tomas Petrusek, Senior Purchasing Manager of the Czech Republic's Promedica Praha Group, was a first-time fair participant. "I am particularly interested in breathing circuits and laparoscopes supplied by two potential suppliers. I'll ask for their quotations and samples, and then test these medical devices at hospitals before confirming my orders."
Spain's Emergencia 2000 SA is an importer of emergency chairs, health monitors and other products. Company CEO Julian Rodriguez Fernandez said he had found four potential suppliers with the help of the HKTDC's business-matching team and was satisfied with the results.
The fair featured a number of seminars, with industry experts discussing topics ranging from medical device technology to market development and trends. Exhibitor Forums were also held, allowing companies to demonstrate their products and answer buyer enquiries.
The Hospital Authority Convention, held alongside the medical fair, attracted 4,500 medical professionals from around the world. Convention participants brought additional business and networking opportunities for exhibitors.
The Hong Kong International Medical Devices and Supplies Fair was organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and the Hong Kong Medical and Healthcare Device Industries Association.
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