From 16 – 19 November, 130,000 specialist visitors from around 120 nations came to Düsseldorf (previous year: 128,500). The portion of international visitors amounted to just over 50 percent, a strikingly large number came from the foreign markets of the USA, Latin America and especially from Iran and countries located in the Arabic-speaking regions.
Pennsylvania’s Office of International Business Development (OIBD) recently participated at the MEDICA show in Düsseldorf, Germany to help Pennsylvania companies promote their products and services. MEDICA is the world's largest trade fair for medicine and medical technology. This year, 10 PA companies--5 of which are World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia members--and one in-state partner exhibited in the Pennsylvania pavilion. The Pennsylvania delegation included:
*World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia Members
This year’s exhibitors estimate that over the next year they could generate more than $6 million in export sales as a result of their participation at MEDICA 2015.
Through OIBD, Pennsylvania has participated in MEDICA every year since 1990. The Pennsylvania pavilion provides an opportunity for small and medium-sized companies to exhibit at this prominent trade show without the high cost. Over the years, MEDICA has proven to be an excellent platform for promoting Pennsylvania companies and is now one of OIBD’s most successful trade shows.