Today marked the official opening of Medlab Middle East by H.H. Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of Dubai Health, at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Running until February 8, the event stands as the region’s premier laboratory exhibition and congress, contributing significantly to the advancement of laboratory medicine globally.
Anticipating over 30,000 attendees, Medlab Middle East 2024 boasts more than 900 exhibiting companies from 40 countries, presenting cutting-edge innovations across eight product categories. These categories encompass Disposables and Consumer Goods, Emergency Medicine, Imaging and Diagnostics, Healthcare and General Services, IT, Laboratory, Medical Equipment and Devices, and Pharma and Nutrition.
Tom Coleman, Senior Exhibition Director, Medlab Series, Informa Markets, highlighted the success of the previous year, with AED1.9 billion in deals secured. Expecting a 20% increase in visitor numbers this year, Coleman expressed excitement about new additions enhancing knowledge-sharing and business-building opportunities.
In a commitment to innovation, Medlab Middle East introduces the NextGen Medicine Zone and Conference in partnership with EXPRESSMED Diagnostics and Research. Encompassing 1,500 sqm of exhibition space with over 100 exhibitors, the NextGen Medicine Zone aligns with the new NextGen Medicine track added to the Medlab Middle East Congress.
The Medlab Middle East Congress, the region’s only multi-disciplinary congress, offers 12 CME-accredited live in-person conferences led by 130 laboratory industry experts. The conference tracks include NextGen Medicine, Laboratory Management, Lab Quality Management, Clinical Chemistry, Immunology, Haematology, Clinical Microbiology, Clinical Genomic Interpretation, Blood Transfusion Medicine, Histapathology, Future of Lab, and Sustainability in the Lab.
On the opening morning, Frost & Sullivan hosted a Think Tank on ‘Strategic Investments and Growth Opportunities: Reshaping the Future of Laboratories and Diagnostics Industry in the Middle East.’ Attended by industry leaders from Abbott, Randox, Thermo Fisher Scientific, and Cleveland Clinic, the discussion focused on key drivers, challenges, and future technologies in the laboratories and diagnostics sectors.
Dr. Bernie Croal, President-Elect of The Royal College of Pathologists in the UK, discussed ‘strategies to ensure that lab testing is focused and safe’ at the Laboratory Management Conference. Meanwhile, Dr. Lubna AlZadjali, Consultant Hematopathologist from the Sultan Qaboos Comprehensive Cancer Centre in Muscat, addressed Haematology laboratory information systems at the Haematology Conference.
Medlab Middle East unfolds in Za’abeel Halls 1-7 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, featuring renowned brands such as Abbott, Beckman Coulter, Purelab, and the Gulf Scientific Corporation. The exhibition promises a platform for global manufacturers and established laboratory suppliers to showcase their latest offerings.