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CONFERENCE TRADE FAIR MEETINGS

Where the experts meet

World Medtech Forum Lucerne September 17 to 19 2013

Organizing Partners

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

MARKET VOLUME

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.

EMPLOYMENT

More than 51,000 jobs

EXPORT SECTOR

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 – 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-

Managing director

dee. So plan your trip to Lucerne now, organize your schedule and

Fabienne Meyerhans

consider how you and your company can play a part in shaping

Project manager

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

QUESTION

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.

YES

80%

No

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 –

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

al organizations.

and industrial settings and the venue for 40

The WMTF offers lasting benefits to experts

specialist presentations – 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


CON FERENCE

Gain insights into managing the new global challenges.

MEETI NGS

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


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SCI ENTI FIC AN D RESEARCH I NSTITUTES

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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

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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

CONTACT

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 fabienne.meyerhans@messeluzern.ch

SALES

get activities off the ground.

Thessa Rauber thessa.rauber@messeluzern.ch

TELEPHONE

+41 (0)41 318 37 00

NEXT STEPS

In 2013 the fair will again run for three days and

bition center’s very own station in a matter of

will include a congress with the successful

minutes.

DEC EMB ER 21, 2012

Our mission is not only to showcase every

Early-bird deadline

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 – 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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