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Arab Health 2020: Where the world of healthcare meets

Article-Arab Health 2020: Where the world of healthcare meets

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The 45th edition of the annual exhibition will open the doors in 2020 with a revamped look.

Arab Health, the annual industry-defining platform where the healthcare industry meets to do business with new customers and develop relationships with their existing clients, will be split into 8 sectors according to main product categories for 2020. The exhibition, combined with accredited medical conferences, has continued to grow and bring investment and new technologies into the Middle Eastern healthcare community for 45 years.

Taking place between 27 to 30 January 2020, at the Dubai World Trade Centre and Conrad Dubai Hotel, the free to attend show has established itself as an important platform to conduct healthcare business in the MENA region. This is illustrated in the fact that the upcoming edition of the event is expected to welcome over 4,250 exhibiting companies, 55,000 attendees from 159 countries, over 5,350 delegates, and will host 37 country pavilions and 15 conferences.

Since it was established, Arab Health has showcased the latest innovations in healthcare, from state-of-the-art imaging equipment to some of the most cost-effective disposables, to developments in surgery as well as advances in prosthetics. The exhibition has defined itself as the one-stop-shop for all healthcare sourcing and procurement needs by bringing a variety of healthcare product manufacturers and service providers under one roof with thousands of products to explore.

The show is the largest gathering of healthcare and trade professionals in the MENA region and is the perfect place to meet new customers and develop relationships with existing clients from across the globe. It allows companies to increase their international presence, generate new business, network with industry leaders and potential buyers and showcase products to an engaged audience.

Furthermore, many exhibitors benefit from market testing that they carry out while exhibiting to gain general and healthcare industry opinion about their offerings. Companies also use this opportunity to stay abreast of the industry’s latest trends and advancements and keep ahead of the competition in one of the fastest-growing medical destinations.

Arab Health provides a beneficial experience for all dealer and distributor job functions – from senior management of larger organisations that are looking to connect with key industry players, sales and business development professionals tasked with expanding their product portfolios and entrepreneurs hoping to source the next ‘big product’ to supply in their country.


For 2020, the Arab Health exhibition show floor will be split into sectors according to main product categories to improve the show floor navigation thus enhancing visitor experience. This move has been made to increase traffic within the halls by attracting a relevant audience interested in a particular product category, thereby increasing quality leads.

The show floor will be divided into the following sectors: Medical equipment and devices, disposables and consumer goods, imaging and diagnostics, preventive and post-diagnostic treatments, healthcare and general services, healthcare infrastructure and assets, IT systems and solutions, and orthopaedics and physiotherapy/rehabilitation.

Arab Health Congress

Healthcare professionals can improve their knowledge and skills through educational opportunities available at the event through conferences, workshops and training sessions. A wide variety of dedicated Continuing Medical Education (CME) accredited conferences provide professionals with the opportunity for growth in multiple fields and disciplinaries.

The upcoming edition will feature 14 CME conferences, 1 non-accredited educational forum, 400 plus international and regional speakers, and over 5,300 delegates.

With the aim of bridging the gap in medical knowledge, these carefully designed conferences will upgrade attendee knowledge through immersive educational tracks and provide the very latest updates and insights into cutting-edge procedures, techniques and skills. The sessions will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre and the Conrad Dubai Hotel.

For instance, the newly introduced Midwifery Conference will focus on the contemporary role of the Midwife and will present an excellent opportunity to explore the challenges presented within this profession. Some of the other newly introduced accredited conferences include GI Endoscopy, Patient Experience, Primary Care, Anaesthesia and Pain Management, and Physical, Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine.

Returning for its 20th edition is Arab Health’s Total Radiology Conference, which is a four-day scientific meeting, will shed light on the latest advances in medical imaging, accurate imaging diagnosis and improvement of care quality for radiology patients. While the 12th edition of the Obs & Gyne Conference is a four-day multi-focus event highlighting the fields of general Obs & Gyne as well as reproductive health, maternal health, minimally invasive surgery, foetal medicine, gyne-oncology and imaging. The agenda features local and international speakers providing the latest updates in the treatment, management and diagnoses of a range of disorders.

Construction is a trending topic in the healthcare sector with numerous projects being planned or under construction throughout the GCC. The ageing population, market competition, and the need to continually raise the bar in the delivery of care have kept healthcare organisations vigilant. While balancing these dynamics with financial resources has proven to be challenging, companies are confidently forging ahead with initiatives that are benefiting the entire sector. Arab Health will be hosting the Healthcare Infrastructure Conference this year to draw attention to the future of the healthcare infrastructure industry. The complimentary four-day non-CME conference will cover essential topics such as public, private partnerships, specialised healthcare facilities, healthcare facility accreditation and will provide crucial updates about healthcare projects in the GCC.

The upcoming edition will feature 14 CME conferences, 1 non-accredited educational forum, 400 plus international and regional speakers, and over 5,300 delegates.

Innovation Zone and Innov8 Talks

Innovation is taking centre stage in healthcare and everyone right from start-ups to small companies and larger tech and pharmaceuticals, are getting involved in bringing new technologies to the market. These innovations are being designed to improve the quality of care while lowering costs and speeding up the time to diagnose and treat a patient.

After a successful run at Arab Health 2019, the Innovation Zone will be back again in 2020. It is a dedicated area for visitors to immerse themselves in the latest healthcare innovations. The zone comprises of two key sections – Innovation Showcase and Innov8 Talks.

The Innov8 Talks will be returning with new content, products and pitches and will be a great place to share new ideas and discuss how innovations can be brought to life. Over 32 companies will be participating at the upcoming edition.

The concept behind Innov8 Talks is that each company will have 8 minutes to pitch their innovative concept to a panel of judges. Companies can be as creative and engaging as possible to showcase their innovative product. The stage gives participants a chance to share how they can improve the healthcare industry to an audience of potential investors, and to network with a wide selection of industry experts. The keynote speech will be given by Dr. Maulik Majmudar, Chief Medical Officer, Amazon.

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