Med-tech innovation expo

Rapid News Group has announced the decision to reschedule Med-Tech Innovation Expo, the UK’s flagship event for the medical device industry, to June 2021 to protect the wellbeing of its exhibitors and visitors.

The annual event brings together designers, engineers, innovators and manufacturers from across healthcare sectors to explore new ideas and technologies, as well as source products from over 300 exhibiting companies.

Originally rescheduled for the 29th-30th of September 2020, the exhibition will now take place from 29th-30th of June 2021, but at the same event location – the NEC in Birmingham.

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According to Rapid News Group, the decision to postpone the event comes as a result of the unprecedented times the event industry finds itself in as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic.

In an official statement about the new show dates, Rapid News Group said: “The rescheduling of the show reflects the highest regard Rapid News Group places on the health, safety, and wellbeing of its exhibitors and visitors. It also provides an appropriate solution to the uncertainties surrounding large events in the coming months.”

Visitors to the show in 2021 can look forward to a comprehensive conference programme delivered across three stages, each dedicated to enhancing a visit through the imparting of knowledge, insight and learning.

There will also be a host of interactive features, pavilions and networking events including a meetings programme and learning seminars.

Duncan Wood, CEO of Rapid News Group, said: “Clearly uncertainties around large gatherings and public events are still very much at the forefront of everyone’s minds. By rescheduling Med-Tech Innovation Expo to 2021 we are first and foremost ensuring the safety of our exhibitors and attendees whilst also striving to preserve the success of the event and the return on investment that our exhibitors deserve.

“We are grateful to the NEC for working alongside us to identify a dateline which we believe will work for the great majority of our exhibitors and I must also recognise the support of our key associations who have been steadfast in their support.

“We will continue in earnest with our preparations for the show to ensure it returns in 2021 bigger and better and with renewed vigour as the market recovers from the challenges and difficulties presented by the current climate.”

Med-Tech Innovation Expo 2021 will now take place from 29th-30th of June 2021 in Hall 2 at the NEC in Birmingham, UK.

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