KIMES 2018 : the Korean trade show previews the future of medical devices and technology
The 34th Korea International Medical and Hospital Equipment show held in Seoul last March gathered 1,313 exhibiting companies from 34 countries, including 649 domestic Korean manufacturers over 40,122 sq m of exhibition space. The 4-day event attracted over 73,000 visitors from 92 countries. About 30,000 items of medical equipment, including high tech devices, medical information systems, rehabilitation equipment and healthcare supplies were presented at the show. Over the years, KIMES has succeeded in establishing itself as the leading technology-oriented and most prominent medical exhibition in the whole of the South East Asian region.
In tune with this year‘s theme ‘Think the Future’, a number of exhibitors, mostly domestic, were involved in robotic solutions applied to healthcare, showing a variety of robotic medical devices, for example medical sterilization robots, artificial joint orthopedic surgery robots, walking assistance robots as well as robotic rehabilitation systems. There was even a special rehabilitation robot booth in Hall B.
For the third consecutive edition of the show, the Global Bio & Medical Plaza organized by KOTRA (Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency) provided extra business opportunities for domestic exhibitors by helping to develop commercial and business relationships between foreign and overseas guests and Korean companies.
KIMES is a definite must for international buyers interested in the latest product developments from the particularly dynamic and innovative Korean medical device industry as well as for foreign companies keen to boost their market share in the Korean growing healthcare industry fuelled by increasing consumer demand. KIMES 2019 will take place in Seoul from 14 to 17 March of next year.