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Top 500 firms set for Saudi health expo

RIYADH, May 16, 2018

More than 500 regional and international companies will showcase their latest advances in health services, pharmaceuticals, training and education, and medical device technologies, at the Global Health Exhibition, being held in Saudi Arabia this year.

Under the patronage of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health, Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions, the organisers of Arab Health, in collaboration with XS Conferences and Exhibitions, has announced the launch of the event, the kingdom’s premier healthcare platform for the global market to meet and network with the Saudi healthcare sector pioneers and officials.

The exhibition is being held in line with "Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030", aimed to transform the kingdom’s healthcare sector and develop strategic partnership programmes with local and multinationals institutions, firms and experts, said a statement from the organsiers.

The event will take place from September 10 to 12, at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center, in Riyadh.

According to 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 the 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,” he said.

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 the exhibition that promotes and facilitates the achievement of that vision,” he said.

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

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 and finance, technology and innovation, public health and eHealth, said a statement.        

XS Conferences and Exhibitions CEO Adel Abdel Shakor said: “The 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.”

“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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