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15 Years of Medtec Europe in Stuttgart

Happy birthday, Medtec Europe, John van der Falk, Anne Schumacher, Ulrich Kromer, Stefan Lohnert; photo provided by Messe Stuttgart

International medical technology exhibition certified as a sustainable event – Organiser hails close collaborative relationship with Messe Stuttgart

Fifteen years of Medtec Europe – that calls for a celebration! Luckily, Messe Stuttgart and the Amsterdam-based event organiser UBM EMEA had plenty of festivities planned for this year’s exhibition on 12-14 April 2016. In honour of the event’s 15th anniversary, Messe Stuttgart president Ulrich Kromer presented its organisers with a cake. “It’s fantastic to have had Medtec Europe, which is recognised around the world as one of the leading events in medical technology, here at Messe Stuttgart for so many years”, Kromer declared.

This international trade fair and convention has brought the European medical device manufacturing industry together at Messe Stuttgart every year since 2002. With the 2016 edition offering around 30,000 square metres of gross exhibition space, some 630 exhibitors took the opportunity to present their devices, other products, and services.

Particularly intriguing was the Innovation Lab, an interactive conference format that focused on futuristic subjects like miniaturisation, the biologisation of medical devices, molecular diagnostics, and much more besides.

A total of 30 young entrepreneurs also had the chance to show what they could do at the Medtec Europe Start-up Academy. Finally, an extensive convention programme presented throughout Messe Stuttgart’s halls rounded out the event.  

The international event organiser UBM also takes the Medtec exhibition to other locations around the world, including in China. Maintaining high standards of sustainability is one of the company’s top priorities. In Messe Stuttgart, UBM has a like-minded partner that hardly needed persuading to provide proactive support.

“Receiving ISO 20121 certification for the third time has enabled us to advertise Medtec Europe as a sustainably managed event, which is also crucial to our business”, points out Anne Schumacher, brand director at UBM EMEA. “The criteria this certification requires are quite stringent, but the Guest Events team from Messe Stuttgart provided us with outstanding support in meeting them.”

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