MEDICA and COMPAMED 2020 to be launched as 'virtual.MEDICA' and 'virtual.COMPAMED' with three focal areas
MEDICA 2020 and COMPAMED 2020, the world-leading information and communication platforms for the medical technology industry and supplier industry for the medical technology industry, will take place entirely online from 16 to 19 November 2020. Within the framework of 'virtual.MEDICA' and 'virtual.COMPAMED', decision-makers from all sectors of the healthcare industry can then expect a comprehensive range of products and services at https://virtual.medica.de and https://virtual.compamed.de consisting of three focal areas: The Conference Area (conference and forum program), the Exhibition Space (for exhibitors and product innovations) and theNetworking Plaza (networking/ matchmaking).
"Our hygiene and infection protection plan was positively received by the exhibitors and the successive relaxations of the international travel rules in early summer meant that we had realistic hopes that both trade fairs would be able to be held successfully and safely. The development of the global pandemic must now, however, be re-evaluated. Against the backdrop of a multitude of travel limitations and considering the very international demographic of MEDICA and COMPAMED in terms of both exhibitors and visitors, we must now focus solely on the virtual format this year", explains Wolfram Diener, Chairman and CEO of Messe Düsseldorf. "The essence of the MEDICA and COMPAMED brand is global broadcasting for exhibitors and visitors. This central core is still present this year, just not in the form of an event that demands physical presence, due to the pandemic. With our comprehensive virtual marketplace and high-profile program elements, we are laying the foundations now to gain a joint headstart in 2021, in line with the situation", says Wolfram Diener.
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