Upcoming life science events.
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JUNE 19-22, 2017 • SAN DIEGO, CA
The BIO International Convention is the largest worldwide gathering of the bioscience industry that attracts more than 15,000 attendees from 60 countries. BIO attendees include thousands of leading biotech companies across the globe, top pharma companies, CROs and CMOs, key academic institutions including the major research labs and government agencies and the leading consultants and service companies. The convention features speakers, thousands of exhibitors AND one of the greatest opportunities to make connections quickly and efficiently.
World Forum for Medicine
NOVEMBER 13 – 16, 2017 • DÜSSELDORF GERMANY
MEDICA Düsseldorf is the world’s leading trade fair for the medical industry, featuring more than 5,000 exhibitors, and attracting over 127,000 attendees from some 135 nations including visitors from Asia, Africa, and North America.
- 127,000+ industry professionals
- 85% of attendees have decision-making authority
- 135 countries represented
- 60% of visitors from outside of Germany
- 97% of exhibitors satisfied with business and contacts made
Germany is Europe’s largest medical device market and the world’s third largest medical market, with an annual market size of €30 billion. Thirty percent of Germany’s medical device imports come from U.S. companies. Leading European countries importing Washington medical devices include Germany, the U.K., Ireland, France, the Netherlands, and Italy, with over half a billion dollars worth of medical products exported from Washington State to Europe in 2016.
Find out how you can become part of the Washington State MEDICA delegation.
MEDICA 2017 Washington Exhibitors
ARAB HEALTH EXHIBITION*
JANUARY 29 – FEBRUARY 1, 2018 • DUBAI UAE
Arab Health is the largest gathering of healthcare and trade professionals in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
- 102,000+ industry professionals
- 159 countries participating—a global opportunity
Washington State exported over $48 million in medical and pharmaceutical products to the Middle East in 2016, with the United Arab Emirates seeing a 71% increase over the previous year.
Find out how you can become part of the Washington delegation to Arab Health.
*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.
Life Science In-Depth
$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.