Messe Düsseldorf North America - Trade Show Daily

Discover Your World at CARAVAN SALON 2013

Posted by Anne Meerboth-Maltz on Wed, Jul 17, 2013 @ 10:25 AM


Want To Have Some Fun
on Four Wheels?

All-wheel vehicles are becoming increasingly popular, and now is your chance to see why! At this year’s
CARAVAN SALON DÜSSELDORF 2013 - The No. 1 Show for Motor Homes and Caravans, the special “Off-Road” show will give visitors the opportunity to test drive ATV’s in the outdoor area on a specially built obstacle course.
  describe the image  











If you aren’t that daring, you can opt to be driven as a passenger across an adventure course.  But that wouldn’t be half the fun….

describe the image     And if that’s not enough, the “Dream Tour Cinema” show will whet your appetite for RV travel in exotic locations on four different continents: Asia (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, India, Iran and Pakistan), Southeast Asia (Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, Timor and Vietnam), South America (Iguazu Falls, Andean passes, Atacama Desert), and the U.S. (“Route 66” from Chicago to Los Angeles). So much to see – so little time!
  

 

CARAVAN SALON will be held from August 31 – September 8, 2013 (trade visitor day on August 30) at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.  Overall, some 570 exhibitors from 25 countries will present a wide range of mobile homes and RVs as well as accessories. From small and simple RVs for two people to compact vans and campers, from family RVs and alcove motor homes to luxury motor homes – the possibilities at CARAVAN SALON are virtually unlimited.

Entrance passes can be purchased online at www.caravan-salon.com for 13 Euros (1-day ticket) or 20 Euros (2-day ticket).

Make your next vacation a real adventure - come to CARAVAN SALON and be inspired.

Oh, and enjoy the ride!

Topics: Messe Duesseldorf, Düsseldorf, International Trade Shows, RV, caravans, CARAVAN SALON, caravanning, RVs, RV trade show

From the WORLD OF MEDICA™: MEDICAL WORLD AMERICAS 2014

Posted by Ryan Klemm on Wed, Jun 12, 2013 @ 13:11 PM

“When will MEDICA establish a foothold in the United States?”

This has actually been a fairly common question overhead often over the years as those in the medical equipment field have pondered their trade show choices in the North American market.  Historically, medical trade shows in the United States have always been primarily divided into events focused on a particular specialized vertical segments of the industry or region they serve.

Conversely, for over 40 years, MEDICA – World Forum for Medicine – has successfully pursued an alternative strategy of assembling medical equipment suppliers and manufacturers from all fields and has become the world’s largest and leading medical industry event, annually featuring around 4,500 exhibitors and attracting on average 130,000+ visitors from around the world.   describe the image
                   The USA Pavilion at MEDICA in Düsseldorf

 

 

After many years and much diligent market research, Messe Düsseldorf North America has now partnered with the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau (GHCVB) and world-renowned Texas Medical Center (TMC) to launch the inaugural staging of MEDICAL WORLD AMERICAS!  To be held April 28-30, 2014 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas USA – the WORLD OF MEDICA will finally offer an unprecedented business forum for the North American professional medical community that until now has not been offered in the United States.

describe the image
Texas Medical Center in Houston
                                                                                                                              Texas Medical Center is the largest medical center in the world, comprising 14 hospitals and 2 specialty institutions, 3 medical schools, 6 nursing schools, and schools of dentistry, public health, pharmacy and virtually all health-related careers.  Its 52 member institutions make up a work force of 106,000 and are highly regarded as leaders in their specialties.  

MEDICAL WORLD AMERICAS will give attendees the chance to efficiently source a variety of medical products from many sectors, from prevention and diagnostics to therapy and rehabilitation.  The exposition will also provide a platform for business, connecting delegates with the vendors and resources that can accommodate their needs.

While the entire industry spectrum will be represented on the show floor, for the first staging of this trade fair, medical professionals from six key disciplines will be targeted:  Medical Equipment and Device Purchasing, Infection Control, Oncology, Cardiology, Hospital Occupational Health and Safety, and Hospital Disaster Readiness.

The accompanying conference program also promises to provide detailed perspective for the industry, highlighting current and future trends for in-patient and out-patient care.  Content is under development by specialists and faculty members from the Texas Medical Center system, with member institutions including the University of Texas MD Anderson, the Texas Heart Institute and Baylor College of Medicine – all ranked very highly in their respective specialties by U.S. News and World Report.         describe the image
                  George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston
 

But in the meantime, exhibitor registration is now open! 
Visit www.medicalworldamericas.com for details, updates, and all information related to this exciting and promising event!

Topics: medical, medical equipment, medical trade show, medical trade fair, Medical World Americas, Houston, Texas, Texas Medical Center, GHCVB

Sao Paulo, Brazil: Redefined

Posted by Ryan Klemm on Fri, Apr 12, 2013 @ 15:43 PM

A few weeks ago there was an absorbing article by New York Times travel columnist Simon Romero, raving about the urban gentrification of Brazil’s largest city, São Paulo.

He pointed out in years past that this metropolis of 20 million was intimidating, some areas decaying, and an aura of pervasive poverty and crime. But in the past 10 years, this city named after Saint Paul has undergone an amazing transformation. With the country’s ongoing unparalleled economic expansion, the rapidly expanding middle class has rediscovered the city as a place for living, work, and recreation.   describe the image  

Noticeably, waves of immigrants from elsewhere in the Americas, and from as far away as Europe, Africa, and Asia are making their way in as well to carve their niche into Paulistan society, bringing with them rich heritage and new vigor every society needs to grow and move forward.

This is the perfect metaphor for what has been occurring within the medical industry in Brazil as well. As more and more Brazilians have prospered, the demand for ever better medical care has logically increased as well. Brazil’s market for medical technology grew by almost 18% in 2011 and has achieved a volume of US$ 7.6 billion. In 2011, the importation value of medical equipment and products from abroad was placed at US$ 3.03 billion, over 40% of total consumption!

Hospitalar 2013, International Fair of Products, Equipment, Services and Technology for Hospitals, Laboratories, Pharmacies, Health Clinics and Medical Offices has now for 20 years been the country’s leading international medical trade fair, serving as the perfect platform for overseas companies to enter this thriving and growing market. From the US and Canada alone nearly 60 companies will be on hand presenting their latest technologies and products – of which over a third will participate in the North American Pavilion, organized and produced by Messe Düsseldorf North America.

Annually, Hospitalar has featured around 1,300 exhibitors and enjoyed over 90,000 trade visits – making it not only Latin America’s largest and leading medical industry trade show, but one of the largest in the world.

So why not check out São Paulo and see for yourself all of the exciting developments, not just within the medical sector, but the vibrancy of the city.

And just a tip: If you go there and want one of the most fantastic dining experiences ever, visit Mocoto Restaurante & Cachaçaria. The young chef there, Rodrigo Oliveira, is pushing the envelope of Brazilian cuisine and raising it to new and exciting levels, much like everywhere in Brazil these days.

Topics: medical, medical equipment, trade show, international medical trade fair, North American Pavilion, Brazil, Sao Paulo, Hospitalar, Messe Dusseldorf North America

Cheers! Gan Bay! Kanpai! Gun Bae!

Posted by Anne Meerboth-Maltz on Tue, Jan 29, 2013 @ 10:43 AM

Younger Asian Wine Drinkers Drive Growth in Five Key Markets

According the new “Asia – Opportunities in China and beyond” survey of the British market research institute Wine Intelligence, China will remain the most attractive Asian market for wine exporters in the next five years. But the wine industry should also take advantage of opportunities in Japan, South Korea, Singapore and even Taiwan – the other key Asian countries studied in the report.     describe the image  

The results are based on extensive qualitative and quantitative research with consumers, importers and distributors across Asia. This survey about Asian wine markets was commissioned by Messe Düsseldorf, organizer ProWein, International Trade Fair Wines and Spirits, held annually in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Although all five markets differ substantially - it would be a mistake for the wine industry to consider Asia as a single cultural entity - there are some trends and characteristics that can be observed across the continent. The new ProWein study shows that the trend towards every day, affordable imports is evident across Asia as wine gets away from its image of being purely a luxury product and becomes more attractive to younger consumers. They in particular like wine as part of their lifestyles and show a real interest in understanding it better. The on-trade is often the best way to target these consumers.

describe the image                                China’s spectacular growth is likely to continue due to improved ranges in supermarkets and more affordable pricing. Consumers are associating imported wine with sophistication and wellbeing and the number of imported wine drinkers is expected to increase well beyond the current 19 million.   

In Japan, much of the market growth is being driven by the off-trade, as consumers turn away from the on-trade for economic reasons. Wine is increasingly part of a meal for Japanese families as they embrace more Western-style eating habits. With 47 million regular wine drinkers, Japan is a relatively mature market for wine, with younger consumers regarding wine as a trendy drink and more open to “experiment” than older Japanese wine drinkers.

In South Korea too, growth is coming from younger people. The market has a huge capacity for growth: wine accounts for just 20% of drinks sales and is regarded by many Koreans as a special-occasion beverage. But the market has been growing steadily since 2000, particularly when it comes to Chilean imports and sparkling wines.

Singapore is the smallest of the five markets but the wine industry here is already buoyant, with an increasingly knowledgeable population keen to learn more about wine. Strong brand identity and high volumes are often the key to success in this geographically limited market.

Taiwan is a more problematic market for wine exports than the other Asian countries. There are more barriers facing the wine industry, including a ban on internet sales, high taxes and few English language speakers. The high price of wine and lack of female drinkers are also factors that limit opportunities in Taiwan. But again, younger consumers are showing an interest in wine and helping it to not be regarded as a prestige product.

The upcoming ProWine trade fair in Shanghai (organized by Messe Düsseldorf Shanghai and China International Exhibitions) is the ideal venue to get access to this lucrative Asian wine market. From November 13 - 15, 2013, ProWine China will offer both international and domestic producers of quality wines and spirits a platform, thereby giving Chinese retailers and importers a comprehensive overview and the opportunity for productive business contacts. A diverse supporting program consisting of tastings and seminars will complement the exhibits. With ProWine China, Messe Düsseldorf brings the successful concept of Düsseldorf ProWein to China.

Topics: Messe Düsseldorf, International Trade Shows, wine, wine and spirits, wine show, alcohol, trade fair, China, Shanghai

A Great Opportunity for Medical Technology Suppliers

Posted by Anne Meerboth-Maltz on Fri, Oct 5, 2012 @ 15:50 PM

Patients Expect More Personalized Medical Care
for their Money

The health care industry sees medical technology as an especially innovative, promising growth "field". In no other area does the general population welcome the increase in technology more than in modern medical technology. The majority considers developments in preventive medicine, diagnosis and treatment as positive and at the same time, due their ever increasing share of medical expenses, they expect a high degree of therapy benefit and personalized treatment.

The efforts to provide "tailor-made" therapy for patients when it comes to medical technology and medicine will be impressively demonstrated by more than 4,500 exhibitors at the world's largest medical trade fair - MEDICA 2012 (November 14 - 17 in Düsseldorf, Germany) - and the concurrently staged COMPAMED 2012 (November 14 - 16), International Trade Fair – High tech solutions for medical technology, with over 600 exhibitors.   Medica11 2805J  

The globally unique combination of MEDICA and COMPAMED represents the entire process chain, displaying the complete range of medical products, devices and instruments and show how the close cooperation between suppliers (COMPAMED exhibitors) and "medtech" companies (MEDICA exhibitors) is advancing the development of new procedures, devices and products for personalized patient care.

Stay competitive and attend Compamed and Medica 2012 this November! You will be amazed by all the latest developments for personalized patient care – be it molecular genetic testing, biochip technology, printed electronics or BioMEMS.

Topics: Germany, MEDICA, medical, medical components, medical equipment, medical supplies, Messe Duesseldorf, Düsseldorf, medical trade show, medical trade fair, international medical trade fair, Compamed, Medical Device Manufacturing

Health Apps will target 500 million users by 2015 - MEDICA 2012

Posted by Anne Meerboth-Maltz on Thu, Sep 20, 2012 @ 12:18 PM

Mobile devices have the potential to become powerful medial tools thanks to the continued development of health and wellness apps – a sector which is expected to have 500 million users by 2015. Always on the forefront when it comes to medical innovations is MEDICA, the leading international medical trade fair held annually in Düsseldorf, Germany (www.medica-tradefair.com). To promote the further progress of medical apps, MEDICA recently partnered with AppCircus, the world’s largest travelling showcase of apps, to launch the “AppCircus on Health with MEDICA” online competition to find the best health and wellness apps. So far, four apps have been chosen to compete at the event:

                       Blogphoto3
    
 

Doctoralia allows users to quickly locate medical professionals and centers, check the opinions of other users, filter searches according to specialties or insurance companies and arrange appointments online.

PhysioForm brings together some of the most recent innovations for tablets and smart phones for patients, physiotherapists and personal trainers. The app helps the physiotherapist or trainer to get a better understanding of their clients’ needs with information in real time to help them to achieve their health and fitness goals.

VitaDock is a solution for tracking vital data for diabetes, hypertension/hypotension, fever and obesity, giving the patient the ability to manage and monitor them in one app.

Symptom Tracker is an application for people to monitor their health by keeping a record of any symptoms when they are feeling unwell and share the symptoms with their health care provider which helps them give the patient fast, better, accurate and timely care.

       
BlogPhoto1   So don’t keep it a secret – debut your new app by taking part in this online competition which will continue until the end of October http://appcircus.com/competition/AppCircus-on-Health-with-MEDICA. Both standalone and apps requiring external devices are accepted. Every month a jury of experts as well as a public vote on the website will choose the two apps that will participate in the upcoming AppCircus@MEDICA 2012 (November 16, 2012 in Düsseldorf) where they will all compete to be chosen as the best health app.  


The winner will receive a nomination to the Mobile Premier Awards which will take place in February 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. The deadline for September submissions is September 23, 2012 and end of October 2012 for the October registrations.

Good luck – we hope to see you at MEDICA 2012 from November 14 – 17, 2012 in Düsseldorf, Germany!

 

           BlogPhoto2     

Topics: MEDICA, medical, medical components, medical equipment, medical supplies, Messe Duesseldorf, medical trade show, medical trade fair, App Circus, MEDICA Health IT Forum, Medical Device Manufacturing

Photovoltaics taking big steps towards competitiveness - solarpeq 2012

Posted by Anne Meerboth-Maltz on Wed, Sep 5, 2012 @ 12:17 PM

Following the drop of module prices, solar energy systems cannot get much cheaper for the time being – or so we thought. But the cost reduction potential of photovoltaics is far from exhausted: when it comes to raw materials and components, considerable savings are still possible.

                       solarpeq photo
    

The reason for the rapid price decrease is the tough competition within the PV industry. Chinese manufacturers in particular have invested heavily in new technology and have quickly developed major production facilities. The consequence: massive surplus capacities which are forcing producers to sell their modules in some cases below their production costs.

  solarpeq photo   

For the solar energy industry the price decline is both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, an increasing number of manufacturers worldwide are in the red because due to the high losses caused in the price battle with their Asian competitors. On the other hand, the PV sector is taking giant strides towards competitiveness. According to the standard electricity price formula (with system prices of 1.50 Euro per watt), the kilowatt hour (kWh) can already be produced for 12 Eurocents today. As a result, solar power in Germany is still around four Eurocents more expensive than the kWh produced by conventional gas power and coal power stations, which currently costs about eight Eurocents. Due to lower electricity production costs, PV is already very close to being competitive in countries such as Italy, Spain and the U.S. In many nations of the world, solar energy will therefore no longer be dependent on funding.

But taking the last step towards competitiveness will be tough for the sector. According to a study conducted by the British market research institute IMS Research in early 2011, the price of wafers for example - the preliminary stage of cells - fell by 70% to 30 US cents by the first quarter of 2012. Therefore there is not much downwards range in this key sector of the solar value chain.

 

solarpeq2012 5

 

Nevertheless, there is hope for the solar energy industry. The system level, including inverters, frames and cabling along with installation, still offers great savings potential. Whereas as much as one third of the total costs of a solar project were still accounted for by the so-called Balance-of-System (BOS) costs in 2010, their share is now approximately around half of that.

solarpeq photo

 

            On the raw materials side, the price curve is also clearly moving downwards. Raw materials expert Simon Jäger from the Frankfurt Dekabank estimatesthat the silicone price will reach a new record low of $20 per kilogram in the coming months due to increasing production capacities. By comparison: when the PV boom started five years ago, due to the dramatic increase in demand, 1 kg of silicon on the spot market cost up to $400, in other words 20 times the current amount.

Another approach aimed at reducing costs is offered by so-called alumino-silicate glass, which can be obtained cost effectively from residual materials such as industrial slay, and compared to the previously used raw glass, offers the advantage of coating at high temperatures.

At solarpeq 2012, International Trade Fair for Solar Production Equipment and the concurrently staged glasstec 2012, International Trade Fair for Glass Production – Processing – Products, from October 23 – 26, 2012 in Düsseldorf, Germany, visitors will get a broad overview of the innovations and visions presented by the glass producers. In addition, on October 22 and 23, the “solar meets glass” conference will focus on the interface topics of the glass and solar energy industry and also address the issue of costs.


Topics: glass, glass show, glasstec, solar, solar technology, solarpeq, glass trade fair, glass trade show

Wonderful applications of glass in interior design - glasstec 2012

Posted by Anne Meerboth-Maltz on Fri, Aug 31, 2012 @ 11:23 AM

In interior design, glass is noticeably replacing typical interior materials such as wood and stone. This trend was made possible by new refining technologies and the creativity of the glass refiners regarding product development and marketing. While glass has been a preferred material for façades for a long time, the glass trend in interior design only started in the last 10 years.

Industrial glass producers, refiners and the glass processors are using various approaches to introduce architects and contractors to the unique possibilities offered by glass in interior design and their efforts have been successful - more and more architects and contractors are choosing glass for the interior design of office buildings and private residences.  

                       glasstecinterior resized 600
    
       
glasstecinterior2 resized 600   Without the new production technologies developed by the glass systems engineers, glass would have hardly been able to achieve its current position in interior design. Digital printing in particular has opened up completely new options for glass design as have new laminating technologies.  Laser technology is just getting ready to enter the field of flat glass refinement. In addition to the fairly recent technologies, the classic refining processes such as screen printing, sandblasting and etching continue to offer numerous possibilities to create sophisticated design glass from simple flat glass.  

There are hardly any limits to the creativity of designers, architects and contractors in the design of glass products. Ceilings, floors, room dividers, doors, wall panels, stairs, side rails and furniture made of glass can be individually aligned with the room concepts. Glass products also find a wide area of application in bathrooms and kitchens. Shower stalls and wash basins as well as radiators made of refined glass create a sophisticated ambiance, as do glass cabinet doors, kitchen mirrors, countertops or even entire kitchen fronts.

An excellent overview of the currently available technologies for the production and refining of glass and the entire scope of glass and fittings products and their applications will be presented at glasstec 2012, the leading international trade fair of the glass industry, to be held in Düsseldorf, Germany from October 23 – 26, 2012. www.glasstec-online.com

 

           glasstecinterior1 resized 600     

Topics: glass, glass show, glasstec, glass trade fair, glass trade show, interior design

MEDICA HEALTH IT FORUM with App Circus

Posted by Ryan Klemm on Fri, Jul 13, 2012 @ 10:19 AM

mr bertini welcome1

The market for smart phones and tablet computer Apps is booming.  What appeared to be nothing more than a gimmick even a couple of years ago is now coming of age.  Apps may not only revolutionize the private healthcare market, some of them also have the potential to influence how we deal with medicine at home, in hospitals and in medical practices.

MEDICA 2012 in Düsseldorf (November 14-17) will provide an overview of the latest health industry app trends and some sample applications.

Parallel to exhibits on display, the App Circus will be incorporated as a program element into the accompanying MEDICA HEALTH IT FORUM (organized in cooperation with “dotopen”).  At the App Circus, innovative health apps will be presented by their creators with the goal of bringing developers, start-up companies and the organizations involved in the software development together with potential users and project partners from the medical sector and on the purchasing side.

Industry experts involved in the concept believe that major and exciting opportunities particularly in the areas of prevention and treatment adherence exist, and could be particularly App-ealing to the health insurance industry (lazy pun intended - feel free to groan).  Some examples of App technologies underway:

  • Patient self-adherence to medicine dosage regimens / dosage reminders / medicine compatibilities
  • Patient self-treatment in the home directed remotely by a doctor
  • Hospital, nursing facility, and private practice access to specialized apps to view up to the minute patient information and treatment data
  Apps panthermedia DetlefKrieger 120   

The above examples show how the development of new Apps for the health sector is an exciting and vibrant topic.  The presentations of new solutions will certainly provide plenty to talk about once again at MEDICA 2012.

Visitor entrance tickets for MEDICA 2012 will be available for advance purchase online starting in August 2012 at http://www.medica.de/2130.

available on appstore To download the MEDICA App,
visit http://app.messe-duesseldorf.com/,
or find it at the iTunes App Store!
 

 

 


Topics: MEDICA, medical equipment, Düsseldorf, Messe Düsseldorf, medical trade show, medical trade fair, international medical trade fair, wireless, Messe App, App, App Circus, MEDICA Health IT Forum

Let RehaCare “Pimp” your wheelchair

Posted by Nicole Hakim on Tue, Jul 3, 2012 @ 15:15 PM

A variety of new technology and innovations in the rehabilitation, prevention, integration, and care industries will be displayed at RehaCare; from a GPS system for the blind (http://tinyurl.com/7kdt5d7) to how to drive your wheelchair with your tongue (http://tiny.cc/q4dbgw).

Even though driving a wheelchair with your tongue sounds pretty cool (and gross at the same time), let’s focus on the simple, yet profound structure of a wheelchair.

Mostly consisting of a simple black frame with four wheels and a cushioned seat, wheelchairs may all seem the same to the untrained eye. However, every wheelchair is unique, from the way you use it, how fast you can move, and even to how much you weigh. People must adjust their wheelchair to their needs, and some have even taken it to the next level.

                       DiamondWheelchair
    
       
furry wheelchair
    

Wheelchairs across the country are being “pimped,” just like the cars on the MTV show Pimp My Ride™. They have become bedazzled with diamonds, illuminated with strobe lights, converted into horse drawn carriages, and some even need to shave. You can now buy sparkling rims, diamonds, and fur to adorn your ride. Watch out though because they can cost a pretty penny; one set of “pimped” rims for your wheelchair could cost around $2,000. However, there is no need to spend ridiculous amounts of money on decorations. All you need is some glue, fur, beads, cloth, a stuffed animal horse head, or an idea.

Decorating your wheelchair is a great way to better identify with your vehicle, especially if you are a new user. Wheelchairs become part of your personal appearance, so why not make it fit your personality; add sparkles, fur, or bumper stickers as you see fit. You could make your wheelchair a political statement with bumper stickers, a diamond-studded throne with some glue and jewels, a horse-drawn carriage with a stuffed horse head, or even the abominable snowman with some fur.

 

The purpose of rehabilitation is to minimize the physical impact of a disablement or condition and thus to ensure that clients will return to an active private and working life with the help of appliances or indeed through the provision of specific services or assistance. In accordance with this definition, “pimping” your wheelchair is actually part of the rehabilitation process. It minimizes the impact of the disablement or condition by decreasing the mental separation between the person and the device.

Rehacare is not only for people with “pimped” wheelchairs, but it is also for anyone looking for the most up-to-date information, technology, and equipment in the rehabilitation, prevention, integration, and care industry. Come for a visit October 10-13, 2012 in Düsseldorf, Germany. For more information on RehaCare please visit: http://www.rehacare.com/.

 

            carriage wheelchair     

Topics: rehab, rehab equipment, rehab technology, REHACARE, REHACARE International, rehab trade show, wheelchair, wheelchairs