I’ve been lucky to visit the Southeast Asian island-nation of Singapore a couple of times, and came home impressed by the friendliness of its citizens, the orderliness of its society, the gleaming sky scrapers, and its forward thinking approach to business.
|However, as a born and raised Chicagoan, I couldn’t get over just how hot I felt there the entire time. Perched near the equator, temperatures hover around the low 90s the entire year, equally during the daytime and night, and the humidity – oh, the humanity humidity!
To combat the incessant heat, I came to appreciate a refreshing local libation, known the world over as the Singapore Sling – a dandy cocktail created about a hundred years ago by an ingenious fellow named Ngiam Tong Boon, working at the Long Bar of the renowned Raffles Hotel. If you find yourself in town, I’d highly recommend it.
...but I digress.
But the country is also hot for another reason:
Singapore is taking the lead as one of Asia’s fastest-growing medical device markets. It has established itself as a trusted and competitive location for leading medical technology companies to design, test-bed, manufacture and launch innovative products for Asia and beyond. The country has in fact emerged as a leading site in Asia for global medical technology companies to carry out key activities ranging from value engineering and medical device innovation to commercial manufacturing and regional headquarter functions. Currently, there are more than 30 leading biomedical science companies that have established their regional or global headquarters and manufacturing bases here.
To meet the demands of this fast-growing and dynamic market, the trade exhibition on medical technology manufacturing, MEDICAL MANUFACTURING ASIA 2012 is being launched (September 12-14, 2012)! Jointly organized by Messe Düsseldorf Asia and the Singapore Precision Engineering & Tooling Association (SPETA), the show will be held in conjunction with the long-running trade show duo MEDICAL FAIR ASIA and OS+H Asia.
MEDICAL MANUFACTURING ASIA 2012 will showcase the complete process chain for medical devices, presenting a full comprehensive multitude of components, materials and solutions for the medical engineering industry. The show is expected to attract strong participation from some 150 leading international market leaders from 20 countries as well as 5,000 quality trade visitors from across Asia and beyond.
The exhibition is supported by Messe Düsseldorf in Germany, organizer of COMPAMED, the world’s leading international trade fair for suppliers of the medical manufacturing industry. And leveraging on Messe Düsseldorf’s expertise in staging the world’s largest and most established medical technology exhibition, MEDICA, the biennial MEDICAL MANUFACTURING ASIA promises to be a key meeting place for industry professionals to network, discover new innovations, learn emerging trends and do business.
It’s a hot opportunity, and perfect excuse to grab a cool Singapore Sling while you’re at it!