Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- The focus on technology and sustainability has seen unprecedented demand from exhibitors, with 700 confirmed, up from 350 in 2022.
- More than 20,000 visitors are expected to attend the 22ndedition of the event when it returns to the Dubai World Trade Centre from 6 – 9 February 2023.
Medlab Middle East, the MENA region’s largest medical laboratory exhibition and congress, has confirmed exhibitor space has sold out two months ahead of the show, which returns to the Dubai World Trade Centre from 6 – 9 February.
The latest statistics from the Medlab Middle East organiser, Informa Markets, have revealed that the number of exhibition halls has increased from four to six, with a total of 31,000 sqm of space. More than 350 new exhibitors have been confirmed, taking the total number to over 700, with 180 countries represented, denoting a 100% increase on the 2022 edition of the show. International pavilions have also seen a rise from 11 to 14.
In line with the show’s theme, ‘paving the way for technological advancements and sustainability in laboratory medicine’, a range of exhibitors will be showcasing the latest product ranges in areas including disposables, imaging, IT systems, and medical equipment, amongst others, and has been a contributing factor in the spike in exhibitor numbers.
Tom Coleman, Group Exhibition Director, Informa Markets Healthcare, said, “It has been an incredible year of growth for the medical laboratory industry and Medlab Middle East. This year we will welcome 650 exhibitors from 180 countries, many of whom are making their debut at the event by highlighting the latest technological advances on the market.”
“We are also welcoming back several of our Asian counterparts who have been unable to travel due to restrictions in their home countries as well as stalwarts of the event Abbott, Biomerieux, Beckman Coulter, Randox, illumina, bioMérieux, Randox and Mindray, amongst others.”
In addition to a full line-up of exhibitors on the show floor, Medlab Middle East has announced the launch of its Hosted Buyer programme, which will match exhibitors with senior decision-makers from the healthcare industry. The show floor will also include a series of seminars and workshops designed to allow visitors to learn first-hand about the latest medical laboratory innovations from exhibitors.
The newly launched Labpreneur competition has been created for all promising diagnostic company start-ups to pitch groundbreaking ideas designed to transform the laboratory market to a panel of experts who will announce the winner on the exhibition’s final day.
The Medlab Middle East Congress also returns this year, providing education and solutions to advance laboratory skills and improve laboratory functions to over 5,000 conference delegates. With 12 conferences, the Congress is the largest CME-accredited multi-track medical laboratory congress globally, featuring 130+ local and international speakers.
This year’s conference programme includes eight core lab conference tracks, with a further four new additions addressing Point of Care Testing (POCT), Tech Advances and Clinical Impact, New trends in laboratory medicine, Quality Management in the Lab, and Sustainability in the Lab.
In another first for the event, Medlab Middle East will also showcase a new Entertainment zone – The Village, which will provide a more relaxed environment for networking, situated outside Za’abeel Hall 6