His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group, has officially opened Arab Heath and Medlab Middle East Exhibition and Congress 2021, today, Monday 21 June.

Under the show theme of ‘United by business, driving the industry forward, the co-located events will welcome more than 20,000 attendees during the four-day healthcare and laboratory showcases, which take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 21 – 24 June. 

A total of 1,500 exhibitors from 62 countries will be present showcasing the latest innovation and new technology as the healthcare sector bounces back following the challenges of COVID-19.

Commenting on the opening of the exhibition, Wouter Molman, Executive Vice President for Informa Markets, said: “As the largest exhibitions for the healthcare and laboratory industry in the MENA region, we have an integral role to play in developing the healthcare sector at both a regional level and also globally. 

“Last year, Arab Health and Medlab Middle Eastgenerated more than AED 3.7 billion worth of business during the 2020 edition of the show, denoting a 3.7% year-on-year increase. The exhibitions also contributed millions to the Dubai economy through direct and indirect spending from visitors and exhibitors.

“The past 18 months have impacted every sector of business in the world, none more so than the healthcare industry. Having the opportunity to return to a live, in-person event will be instrumental in supporting recovery.” 

Companies showcasing their latest innovations, including Arab Health’s official artificial intelligence (AI) partner Canon Medical, the event’s official AI sponsor, will highlight a range of solutions, including a new Automation Platform for HIT, the latest ultrasound technologies, and the company’s Advanced Intelligent Clear-IQ Engine forboth CT and MR.

Kentaro Suzuki, Medical Division Manager, Canon Middle East, said: “Canon Medical will continue to invest in the UAE and the Middle East, as it is a key region for our business, and we have already built a range of important and high-profile partnerships in the region. 

“Participants who attend Arab Health will get to see firsthand the evolution of diagnostic imaging technologies. Nothing matches the experience of exploring these innovations up close and personal, which is why we are proud to be leading a range of live demonstrations that will showcase the productivity, operational, and workflow benefits of our solutions. 

“Last but not least, on behalf of Canon Medical, we would like to thank the UAE Government for controlling the pandemic and making the UAE one of the safest countriesin the world to live.”

A range of conferences will take place as part of Arab Health Congress today, including two new conferences, Public Health and Pharma & Drug Discovery. Returning tracks include Radiology, Obs & Gyn, Surgery, and PMR. In addition, the Medlab Middle East Congress agenda begins today with Laboratory Management and Haematology.

Both events feature several keynote speeches and scientific lectures, industry briefings, product demonstrations and networking opportunities, as well as a series of pre-arranged one-to-one meetings, with an emphasis on creating lasting relationships.

A virtual showcase of Arab Health and Medlab Middle Eastwill continue until 22 July.

Both exhibitions started at 10am today, Monday, 21 Juneand conclude at 5pm Thursday, 24 June.