CONFERENCE TRADE FAIR MEETINGS
Where the experts meet
World Medtech Forum Lucerne September 17 to 19 2013
S trategic Partners
Finding new solutions together The global medical technology industry is undergoing major change.
SWISS MEDICAL TECH NOLOGY I N DUSTRY
New market access regulations and competitors, relentlessly
intensifying cost pressure and an ever-denser network of statutory requirements mean that companies need to think on their feet.
CHF 12.5 billion in annual sales. The medical technology industry generates more than 2% of Switzerland's GDP.
More than 51,000 jobs
CHF 8.8 billion Source: SMTI 2012
The high growth rates and margins that the
medtech experts from all over the world, a
medtech industry used to enjoy are a thing of
venue where they can talk about the current
the past. Financial pressure in the healthcare
challenges and impending problems and dis-
systems of mature economies is modifying the
cuss new strategies. The aim is to create a plat-
procurement behavior of many customers and
form for exploiting synergies and shared
forcing companies to bring new and innovative
strengths in preparation for the challenges
products to market faster, more cheaply and
ahead. This is a dialog that welcomes not only
with enhanced customer benefits and ever-shor-
manufacturers but also specialized service pro-
ter cycles. Moreover, customers now frequently
viders, technology partners in the supply indus-
want smaller volumes than they did just a few
try and research-oriented university institutes
years ago. At the same time, though, emerging
around the world which are keen to pursue joint
markets present an opportunity to win new cus-
responses to the industry's concerns. Switzer-
tomers. This, however, requires a new market
land is the ideal venue for this global encounter,
entry strategy. There are quite a few companies
because this is where several of the world's big-
that have no coherent answer to the question
gest medtech players develop and manufacture.
"What business model will you be using to earn
They and a diverse range of small and medium-
money five years from now?"
sized medtech companies together represent
In this landscape, the World Medtech Forum
one of the highest densities of medtech excel-
(WMTF) provides a central meeting place for
lence anywhere in the world.
Welcome to Switzerland! "Off to a good start," was how we evaluated the WMTF at the end of September 2012. We are now working with the same team, the same partners, with renewed energy and enthusiasm and the same model to take our vision into the future. The World Medtech Forum is a high-caliber platform for the international medtech sector â€“ made by the industry for the industry and Made in Switzerland! This platform is set to be an integral part of the medtech Peter Biedermann
scene and is open to you as an exhibitor, visitor or congress atten-
dee. So plan your trip to Lucerne now, organize your schedule and
consider how you and your company can play a part in shaping
the forum and using it as a platform for your own business.
Set aside September 17 to 19, 2013 in your diary and start looking forward to a stimulating cocktail of the latest achievements in medical technology, to talking to clever people and to the welcoming atmosphere at the World Medtech Forum Lucerne.
Tailored to your needs The WMTF shows how necessary it is for the global medical
VISITOR SU RVEYS
technology industry to take a comprehensive approach to future
Will you return to the next
using partnership-based networks. A comprehensive forum-based
WMTF in 2013?
model is the only way for us to unite all stake-holders and industry ANSWER
players in a constructive dialogue.
20% Source: Visitor surveys WMTF 2012
Surveys show that exhibitors and visitors alike
event that networks the international medical
appreciate the wide range of topics covered by
technology sector at an institutional level â€“
the forum. The WMTF features the Center of
with the participation of national delegations,
Attention, a platform for exchanging ideas and
chambers of trade and commerce and industri-
transferring knowledge between the academic
and industrial settings and the venue for 40
The WMTF offers lasting benefits to experts
specialist presentations â€“ a concept that com-
from all backgrounds. No matter whether
bines scientific excellence with an internation-
you're an exhibitor participant or visitor, your
al outlook. Other features of the fair include
presence will contribute to shaping this inter-
1-to-1 partnering, Speakers' Corner and the
national venue for the medical technology
Swiss Lounge, the comfortable place to meet
sector. Our task is to make sure that the WMTF
for individual discussions and larger recep-
fulfills your needs and wishes.
tions. Medtech Switzerland, one of the strategic partners, is organizing a parallel management conference that will focus on global trends and the industry's major markets. Experience has shown that there is a real need for an
Gain insights into managing the new global challenges.
Meet decision makers from renowned medical technology companies and make contacts that will drive your business forward.
EXECUTIVE DAY NORTH A MERICAN DAY SOUTH A MERICAN DAY
M AN U FACTU RERS Executives Marketing directors Export managers
WORKSHOPS Global trends and business practices in America
1-TO-1 PARTN ERI NG MEDTECH N IGHT CORPOR ATE EVENTS SWISS LOU NGE
M AN U FACTU RERS SU PPLI ERS SERVICE PROVI DERS SCI ENTI FIC COMMU N ITY I NSTITUTIONAL PARTN ERS FU N DI NG ORGAN IZATIONS
SPECIALIZED SERVICE PROVI DERS O
SCI ENTI FIC AN D RESEARCH I NSTITUTES
M AN U FACTU RERS V S OR I T I S
Production managers Heads of research and development
Find the right partners to make your business successful and learn about new products and services for the medtech industry.
CENTER OF ATTENTION Platform for exchanging ideas and knowledge transfer between the scientific community and industry
Engineers and technicians Technical buyers Quality assurance managers
SPEAKERS CORN ER A selection of presentations from the industry
Qualification and validation specialists
Find all of Switzerland in Lucerne. The city. The lake. The mountains. Whatever you expect from a unique city, Lucerne will top it.
MESSE LUZERN Compact, easy to navigate and accessible via its own railway station.
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TECH NOLOGY PARTN ERS FOR TH E SU PPLY I N DUSTRY
Quality before quantity We select exhibitors very carefully to ensure that visitors to the WMTF find the experts they're looking for to match their specific needs. Exhibitors must have had a successful presence in the market for several years, at least 20% of the products in their portfolio must target the medtech industry, and ideally they should also be certified to ISO 13485.
These quality criteria for exhibitors create a
for hands-on experience of the latest technolo-
more focused presence and ensure that visitors
gy and a chance to talk shop with colleagues, or
looking for an expert partner at the WMTF find
a marketing and sales manager in search of
only the absolute best in the field. We are par-
fresh ideas: the WMTF has got what you need.
ticularly keen to welcome exhibitors offering comprehensive solutions and new products, either alone or in conjunction with partners. At the WMTF, visitors can be confident of meeting only high-caliber exhibitors with specific industry experience. We aim to appeal to all players in the medical technology industry by offering a broad range of information-sharing and discussion options. No matter whether you're a managing director who wants an overview of the state of the art in medtech, a development engineer looking
WMTF 2013: Fit for the future The next WMTF will be taking place from September 17 to 19, 2013
at the request of our partners and industry. Once again they want to use the platform to show what they have to offer, to bring
Do you have any questions? We are glad to be of assistance. PROJECT MANAGER
together the international medical technology community and
Fabienne Meyerhans email@example.com
get activities off the ground.
Thessa Rauber firstname.lastname@example.org
+41 (0)41 318 37 00
In 2013 the fair will again run for three days and
bition centerâ€™s very own station in a matter of
will include a congress with the successful
DEC EMB ER 21, 2012
Our mission is not only to showcase every
Executive Day and a geographical focus on
FEB RUARY 21, 2013
Trade fair seminar
North and South America. By September 2013,
aspect of the medtech supply sector, but to
FEB RUARY 28, 2013
Registration deadline WMTF 2013
the new exhibition and event hall will be ready
bring people together so that they can share
with a total floor area of 10,000 m2 on which to
thoughts and ideas â€“ and on September 17, 2013
welcome visitors and space for 300 exhibitors
everything will be ready for you to do just that.
to showcase their products and services. The
We're looking forward to seeing you!
new, integrated congress area will enable visitors to move easily between the various presentation and workshop events, the Center of Attention, Speakers Corner and the Swiss Lounge and to pick what appeals most from the available options. The fair will be easy to get to by public transport, since by then a regular rail service will be available to whisk visitors directly from Lucerne main station to the exhi-
J IN 2013
September 17 to 19
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