In May 2022, Medical Fair India and AusMedTech mark the resumption of in-person meetings for the India and Australia respectively after a hiatus brought about by the pandemic. Not surprisingly, both shows met with resounding responses of “We get to make connections in person again!”
Medical Fair India 2022
The leading medical trade fair and conference event for the Indian subcontinent, Medical Fair India, attracted a total of 9000 visitors from key sectors of the healthcare industry and 277 exhibitors, including us at Oliver Healthcare Packaging.
One of the sections with robust activities was the corner for AIMED.
With the presence of the Association of Indian Medical Device Industry (AIMED) at Medical Fair, it set the “Make in India” tone to promote overall growth of the Indian Medical Device industry in key areas of development, manufacturing and international distributors.
AusMedtech is Australia’s premier medical technology conference for medtech professional.
More than 125 speakers from the Australian and international medical devices and diagnostics sector came together during the two day conference and contributed to this year’s theme ”Medtech and Manufacturing: Building Global Capability”
Notable keynote addresses include:
Investing in innovation, discovering the next breakthrough - Dr Amanda Caples, Lead Scientist, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, Victorian Government
Medical device regulation update - Adjunct Professor John Skerritt, Deputy Secretary, Health Products Regulation, Australian Department of Health
The role of interoperability in transforming healthcare through COVID and beyond - Dr Vincent McCauley, Chief Medical Officer / Chief Medical Information Officer, Telstra Health
In the third keynote, I was introduced to the phrase “When your Life Depends on Software” . Although digital solutions automate patient information acquisition and access workflows, health data is a challenge to access and share in a secure manner. A lack of interoperability can result in an incomplete understanding of an individual’s or health needs, which can lead to poorer outcomes and higher costs and higher costs.
Another highlight was the ‘Lunch & Learn Reverse-Pitch’ event, a section for Startups and Small Medium Enterprised, supported by Illumina for Startups,. This session offered an innovative approach to pitching with Australia’s leading medtech accelerators and incubators presenting to entrepreneurs, and advising on how to connect with the right programme at the right time.
Both shows had participants eager to discuss trends in 2022 and beyond that will shape the future of healthcare packaging.
Other notable events this year include Medical Manufacturing and Medical Fair 2022 in Singapore in August. With such promising start, I anticipate that future tradeshows and conferences look set to come back strong.