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His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, opens Arab Health and Medlab Middle East
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21 June 2021: His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, has officially opened Arab Heath and Medlab Middle East Exhibition and Congress 2021, today, Monday 21 June.
Under the show theme of ‘United by business, driving the industry forward’, the co-located events will welcome more than 20,000 attendees during the four-day healthcare and laboratory showcases, which take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 21 – 24 June.
A total of 1,500 exhibitors from 62 countries will be present showcasing the latest innovation and new technology as the healthcare sector bounces back following the challenges of COVID-19.
Commenting on the opening of the exhibition, Wouter Molman, Executive Vice President for Informa Markets, said: “As the largest exhibitions for the healthcare and laboratory industry in the MENA region, we have an integral role to play in developing the healthcare sector at both a regional level and also globally.
“Last year, Arab Health and Medlab Middle East generated more than AED 3.7 billion worth of business during the 2020 edition of the show, denoting a 3.7% year-on-year increase. The exhibitions also contributed millions to the Dubai economy through direct and indirect spending from visitors and exhibitors.
“The past 18 months have impacted every sector of business in the world, none more so than the healthcare industry. Having the opportunity to return to a live, in-person event will be instrumental in supporting recovery.”
Companies showcasing their latest innovations, including Arab Health's official artificial intelligence (AI) partner Canon Medical, the event's official AI sponsor, will highlight a range of solutions, including a new Automation Platform for HIT, the latest ultrasound technologies, and the company’s Advanced Intelligent Clear-IQ Engine for both CT and MR.
Kentaro Suzuki, Medical Division Manager, Canon Middle East, said: “Canon Medical will continue to invest in the UAE and the Middle East, as it is a key region for our business, and we have already built a range of important and high-profile partnerships in the region.
“Participants who attend Arab Health will get to see firsthand the evolution of diagnostic imaging technologies. Nothing matches the experience of exploring these innovations up close and personal, which is why we are proud to be leading a range of live demonstrations that will showcase the productivity, operational, and workflow benefits of our solutions.
“Last but not least, on behalf of Canon Medical, we would like to thank the UAE Government for controlling the pandemic and making the UAE one of the safest countries in the world to live.”
A range of conferences will take place as part of Arab Health Congress today, including two new conferences, Public Health and Pharma & Drug Discovery. Returning tracks include Radiology, Obs & Gyn, Surgery, and PMR. In addition, the Medlab Middle East Congress agenda begins today with Laboratory Management and Haematology.
Both events feature several 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.
A virtual showcase of Arab Health and Medlab Middle East will continue until 22 July.
Both exhibitions started at 10am today, Monday, 21 June and conclude at 5pm Thursday, 24 June.
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About Medlab Middle East
As the MENA region's most prominent medical laboratory exhibition and congress, Medlab Middle East plays a crucial role in developing the value of laboratory medicine in reshaping the future of diagnostics by providing a platform for laboratory industry leaders, including manufacturers, dealers and distributors, to share best practice, showcase innovations, collaborate and network.
Medlab Middle East stems from 15 years of growth alongside the MENA region's largest healthcare event, Arab Health. Moving into its 5th year as a stand-alone show, this annual medical laboratory meeting brings together exhibitors and attendees from over 140+ countries
Medlab Middle East will take place from 21 – 24 June 2021 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE. A digital event will occur from 23 May – 22 July 2021.
Twitter: @MedlabSeries #myMedlab
LinkedIn: Medlab Middle East
About Arab Health
Arab Health is the largest healthcare event in the Middle East and is organised by Informa Markets. Established 46 years ago, Arab Health provides a platform for the world’s leading manufacturers, wholesalers, and distributors to meet the medical and scientific community in the Middle East and subcontinent.
Arab Health Congress is reputed for delivering the highest quality Continuing Medical Education (CME) Conferences to medical professionals in the region.
Arab Health 2021 will take place from 21-24 June 2021 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates and in a digital event format from 23 May-22 July 2021.
Twitter: @Arab_Health #ArabHealth
Linkedin: Arab Health Forum