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    Medic West Africa To Make September Return in Nigeria, Focus on Healthcare Innovation

    West Africa’s largest healthcare trade exhibition to take place on 7-9 September 2022 at Landmark Center, Lagos.

    Medic West Africa Exhibition and Conference, the biggest gathering of healthcare trade professionals in the West African region, will be making a long-awaited in-person return to Landmark Center in Lagos, Nigeria, on 7-9 September 2022.

    Organised by Informa Markets, the 9th edition of the show will bring together healthcare equipment manufacturers, distributors, procurement professionals, dealers, medical practitioners, and regulators. More than 5,000 healthcare professionals are expected to attend, with 150 exhibitors representing 32 countries taking part. Addressing post-pandemic market needs, the event will furthermore see the addition of a dedicated space for laboratory professionals for the first time, “Medlab Area”.

    Amogh Wadwalkar, Exhibition Manager, Medic West Africa, said “Medic West Africa is the premier healthcare exhibition and conference platform showcasing global healthcare technologies and innovations in support of healthcare solutions in Nigeria and West Africa.

    We look forward to connecting all parties in the healthcare ecosystem as the one-stop shop for all healthcare sourcing and procurement needs in the region, and to unveil the latest innovations in healthcare technology - needed for the urgent transformation of our health infrastructures.”

    Among the scheduled exhibitors are leading local and international industry players such as GE Healthcare West Africa, Siemens Healthineers, DCL Laboratories, Erba Manheim, Alpha Specialties, Qiagen, Abbott, and Standard Electro Medical Equipment Company (SEMED). Products and services on display will include state-of-the-art imaging equipment, laboratory and IVD technology, developments in surgery, advances in prosthetics, cost-effective disposables, among many others.

    In addition, Medic West Africa is set to play host to several interactive sessions, leveraging the expertise of key players in the industry on topical issues for the advancement of the healthcare industry.

    Cynthia Makarutse, Senior Conference Producer, Medic West Africa, explained: “In collaboration with Nigerian healthcare societies, Medic West Africa conferences will promote dialogue on key stakeholder issues for the advancement of the industry. We connect government stakeholders with leading commercial entities to deliver solutions on topical issues and challenges facing healthcare professionals in West Africa. The conference will focus on key post-pandemic outcomes such as innovation and disruption, health equity and workforce resilience. It is the pre-eminent event for healthcare professionals who value the power of knowledge-sharing, networking, and business”.

    Key discussions will occur in the following planned conferences:

    Healthcare Leadership Conference – ‘Leveraging disruption in healthcare – opportunities & challenges in technology’, in partnership with the Healthcare Federation of Nigeria.

    Quality Management Conference -- ‘Human Resource for Healthcare: Building an efficient and resilient workforce’, in partnership with the Society for Quality in Healthcare in Nigeria.

    Healthcare Business Conference -- ‘Consumer-Driven Healthcare Innovations (CDHIs) - Data, Devices and Digital Health Solutions’, in partnership with Healthcare Leadership Academy.

    Access to Healthcare Conference -- ‘COVID – A socioeconomic phenomenon’, in partnership with Bey Health.

    Attendance at the Medic West Africa trade exhibition is free for healthcare and trade professionals. For more information, please visit www.medicwestafrica.com.

    Frequently asked questionS

    What is Medic West Africa?

    Medic West Africa is the premier healthcare trade event and conference platform in the region that connects local and international health sector players such as manufacturers and service providers with clinicians, procurement professionals, dealers, and distributors. Medic West Africa was established to showcase the latest innovations in healthcare technology to industry players- from state-of-the-art imaging equipment to the most cost-effective disposables; developments in surgery to advances in prosthetics. It also acts as a platform for key stakeholders to engage in interactive sessions and deliberate on the innovations and opportunities available to the healthcare sector.

    How many companies are exhibiting at this year’s edition?

    From global manufacturers to established device suppliers, all the biggest names in the industry are gearing up to interact, network and conduct business during the event. There will be over 150 exhibiting companies representing 32 countries including China, Egypt, Germany, United Arab Emirates, South Korea, Nigeria, etc. Exhibitors include GE Healthcare West Africa, DCL Laboratories, Erba Manheim, Alpha Specialties, Qiagen, Abbott, and Standard Electro Medical Equipment Company (SEMED).

    How many healthcare experts are you expecting at this year’ exhibition and conference?

    From distributors, key government officials to senior end-users, the 2022 edition of Medic West Africa is set to welcome over 4,500+ trade professionals, medical practitioners, and other parties in the healthcare ecosystem seeking the latest innovations available. Long established as the pre-eminent event in the region, Medic West Africa attracts regional healthcare professionals who value the power of knowledge-sharing, networking, and business.

    When and where will the conference and exhibition take place?

    The 2022 edition of Medic West Africa is scheduled for the 7th - 9th September 2022 at Landmark Center, Lagos, Nigeria. The event will operate according to the below schedule:

    • Wednesday - 7 Sept 2022   - 10AM-5PM
    • Thursday -  8 Sept 2022     - 10AM-5PM
    • Friday -  9 Sept 2022          - 10AM-4PM

    How will the event advance the healthcare sector of Nigeria

    Medic West Africa aims to connect and engage with representatives of all stakeholder parties in the health sector, offering the opportunity to explore the latest technological advancements within the industry and participate in leading conversations to enable advancement for the sector. It provides a platform for buyers, sellers, and middlemen from across the globe to discover the opportunities in West Africa’s rapidly growing health sector.

    What are some of the topics that will be discussed during the sessions?

    The 3-day event is scheduled to host several interactive sessions, leveraging the expertise of key players in the industry on topical issues for the advancement of the healthcare industry. Key discussions will occur in the following planned conferences:

    • Healthcare Leadership Conference – ‘Leveraging disruption in healthcare – opportunities & challenges in technology’ in partnership with the Healthcare Federation of Nigeria.
    • Quality Management Conference -- ‘Human Resource for Healthcare: Building an efficient and resilient workforce’ in partnership with the Society for Quality in Healthcare in Nigeria.
    • Healthcare Business Conference -- ‘Consumer-Driven Healthcare Innovations (CDHIs)- Data, Devices and Digital Health Solutions’ in partnership with Healthcare Leadership Academy.
    • Access to Healthcare Conference -- ‘COVID – A socioeconomic phenomenon’ in partnership with Bey Health.

    Who are the partners supporting this year’s edition?

    Medic West Africa exhibition and conference is supported by numerous trade associations, governmental agencies, and industry partners. For the 2022 edition, key partners include:

    • Platinum partners: GE Healthcare and Siemens Healthineers.
    • Gold partners: DCL Laboratory Products Ltd and Erba Mannheim,
    • Silver partners: Alpha Specialties, Qiagen, and SEMED.
    • Media Partners: Connect Nigeria, Everything Radiography International, Health Management.org, and Med Brief Africa.

    What are the benefits of exhibiting at the Medic West Africa?

    Exhibitors at the Medic West Africa will access a platform to showcase breakthrough technological innovations and their capacity to offer solutions that plague the healthcare sector in Nigeria. Exhibitors are offered the opportunity to network with the top distributors, investors, financial institutions, decision-makers, dealers, and small and medium-sized merchants in Africa's health sector, displaying their latest products and services expected to revolutionize the industry.

    What is the primary goal of the event?

    Medic West Africa prides itself as the leading healthcare business platform in the West African region. Connecting manufacturers and service providers and clinicians, procurement professionals, dealers and distributors is the primary goal of the event. As the leading business platform of healthcare product manufacturers and service providers, Medic West Africa is the one-stop shop for all healthcare sourcing and procurement needs in the region.

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