Upcoming life science events.

Washington State Trade delegations help companies to identify partners, establish international business relationships, and promote Washington’s industry both nationally and globally.

Medical and pharma exports from Washington State reached almost $3 billion in 2017, making Washington one of the top U.S. states for exports in this industry sector.

Join us as we help the local industry grow. Find out if one of the following Commerce-supported events is right for your company.

MEDICA 2018*

NOV. 12-15, 2018 • Düsseldorf, Germany

Exhibit at the world’s largest medical convention, MEDICA!

  • 123,000+ industry professionals
  • 130 countries represented
  • 63% of visitors from outside of Germany

MEDICA Düsseldorf is the industry’s most comprehensive and largest international medical show in the world, featuring more than 5,000 exhibitors, and attracting hundreds of thousands of attendees from some 130 nations including visitors from Asia, Africa, and North America.

Washington State exported almost $971 million in medical and pharma products to Europe in 2017. Over 33% of Washington’s total exports in this sector went to European countries, including The Netherlands, Germany, France, United Kingdom, and Italy. Europe’s medical market provides excellent opportunities for your company to expand sales overseas

Find out how you can join the Washington delegation to MEDICA.

2018 Exhibitors

Previous MEDICA participants include:

*Indicates STEP Grant eligible events

Washington State’s STEP Export Voucher Program can offer small businesses up to $5,000 reimbursement for qualifying export expenses, including attendance at international trade shows.

2017 MEDICA Directory

More Information

Julie Bennion
Life Science & Global Health
Small Business Export Assistance
Washington State Department of Commerce
Phone: (206) 256-6132
Email: julie.bennion@commerce.wa.gov

 

$5,000 Export Voucher

Washington State’s STEP program can offer small businesses up to $5,000 reimbursement for qualifying export expenses, including attendance at international trade shows. Ask if your company qualifies for a voucher.

“We saw direct results from attending the MEDICA World Forum for Medicine in Germany. Without the assistance of Commerce and the financial support of the STEP Export Voucher, we wouldn’t have been able to attend MEDICA, wouldn’t have met our new distributors for Taiwan (who we met for the first time at MEDICA), and wouldn’t be able to bring our products to the children in these overseas hospitals who need them.”

—Christie Skoorsmith, International Business Manager, SPIO Inc.

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