Saudi Arabia to host global health exhibition

Over 500 Saudi-based and international companies will showcase latest advances in health services, pharmaceuticals, training and education, and medical device technologies


More than 10,000 industry professionals from across the globe are expected to take part in the upcoming Global Health Exhibition, a premier healthcare networking platform in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Launched by Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions, the organisers of Arab Health, in collaboration with XS Conferences and Exhibitions, the event will take place from September 10 to 12 at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center.

Over 500 Saudi-based and international exhibiting companies will showcase the latest advances in health services, pharmaceuticals, training and education, and medical device technologies.

Peter Hall, president, Informa Middle East said: "Diminishing market access barriers for foreign investment, coupled with huge investment in healthcare infrastructure, has positioned Saudi Arabia as a top-tier market for medical device manufacturers, services providers, and dealers and distributers from across the globe.

“Through the launch of Global Health Exhibition, companies now have an opportunity to promote their products and services to a whole new audience of buyers and make significant inroads into the Saudi market."

As the largest and fastest growing healthcare market in the region, healthcare spend in the Kingdom is estimated to reach $40 billion by 2020. Currently, 87 of the 150 major healthcare infrastructure projects in the GCC due for completion in 2021 are in Saudi Arabia.

Meshal Al Rubiaan Ministry of Health spokesman said: "The objectives set out by the 'National Transformation Program 2020', part of the Kingdom's Vision 2030, has enabled the Ministry to cultivate a favourable atmosphere to attract private healthcare providers and investors from abroad. We will continue to work closely with our strategic partners to support important economic trade platforms such as Global Health Exhibition that promote and facilitate the achievement of that vision."

The exhibition will also attract world-class leaders and experts in the healthcare industry to support our objective to share knowledge and experience.

Over the three-day event, the exhibition will also offer multi-disciplinary congress that aims to build world-class healthcare practices and standards for the Kingdom. The conference programme will have specific focuses on Healthcare Transformation, Healthcare Investment & Finance, Technology & Innovation, Public Health and eHealth.        

"The Global Health Exhibition congress is a key component of the event as it aims to delve deeper into worldwide advancements and best practices in healthcare industry with an emphasis on the Vision 2030 to identify the immense opportunities represented for healthcare advancements in Saudi Arabia,” said  Adel Abdel Shakor, CEO of XS Conferences and Exhibitions.

“From emerging health disruptive and innovative trend, to the impactful change at the public health and policy level, the congress will explore ways to transform and adopt current healthcare landscape for better utilise existing system's capacity and capabilities in the hospitals and healthcare centres, and enhance the quality of preventive and therapeutic healthcare services," he added.- TradeArabia News Service

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