KIMES 2017, The Largest Medical Equipment Hospital Facility Exhibition In Korea, Held at COEX
[ eunjung yu 2017-03-16 ]  

The '33rd International Medical Device & Hospital Equipment Exhibition (KIMES 2017)' will be held today (16th) at the COEX Exhibition Hall (COEX) in Samseong-dong, Seoul, to promote the national health, medical science, and vitalization of medical and hospital related industries.

KIMES 2017, which is co-hosted by EandEx Korea(president : Choonghan Kim), Kmdica(president : Jaehwa Lee), Korea Medical Devices Industry Association(president : Hwi Hwang) and sponsored by related organization and bureau including Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, Seoul City, KOTRA, Korea Health Industry Development Institute, Korea Medical Association, Korea Hospital Association, Korea Medical Women's Association, Korea Nursing Association, Korea Medical Devices Sales Association, Korea Medical Engineering Association, etc, was held at COEX 1st, 3rd floor and grand ball room, total size of 38,500㎡.

KIMES 2017, which will be held under the theme of "Smarter, Easier, Healthier", includes 579 domestic manufacturers, 125 companies in the US, 154 companies in China, 88 companies in Germany, 62 companies in Japan, 58 companies in Taiwan, 24 companies in the UK, Switzerland and 22 companies from 41 countries participated in the exhibition to show about 30,000 items including advanced medical devices, hospital facilities, medical information systems, healthcare rehabilitation devices and medical related goods.

In particular, Samsung Electronics / Samsung Medison, DK Medi-Cal System, Lestem, Medien International, Alpine Medical System, SG Healthcare, as well as GE Healthcare, Philips, Toshiba Medical, Shimadzu and Fuji Film , JBM, which produces medical packaging machine, Daesung Reef of physiotherapy device, Stratec, LUTRONIC, laser treatment machine, Lung Medical, Insung Medical Co., Ltd. And other domestic and foreign companies participated.

In addition, KIMES 2017 will show robotic medical devices that have received much attention worldwide. In KIMES 2017, a wide range of products can be seen from domestic and overseas manufacturers including medicinal clean sterilization robots, artificial joint surgery robots, walking assist robots, and robot rehabilitation systems. 15 seminars will be held to share 3D printer technology and use cases in the medical field. In addition to 3D printing parts used for various cancer operations and endoscopic tail cap used in hospitals, Various 3D printing parts can be consulted directly.

During the exhibition period, it is expected that 76,000 Koreans and over 3,500 foreign buyers from 80 countries will visit. Through this exhibition, KRW 1.9 trillion in domestic consultation and over $ 560 million export consultation will be held. By reaffirming excellence, it will contribute greatly to the export substitution effect as well as the export increase.

The main exhibition areas are 207 medical examination and diagnosis devices, 62 clinical and inspection devices, 82 radiation-related devices, 140 surgical-related devices, 122 treatment-related devices, 220 rehabilitation medicine and physiotherapy devices, 22 ophthalmologic devices , 23 dental equipment, 43 central supply room equipment, 120 hospital equipment and emergency equipment, 38 medical information systems, 8 herbal devices, 224 skin care and health related devices, pharmaceuticals, medical components, Medical products and other healthcare companies showed a lot of new products reflecting the recent changes in the medical environment.

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For convenience and strengthening of exhibition, Hall A of the 1st floor is "Cure and Medical Information", Hall B, Grand Ballroom and Lobby are "Healthcare and Rehabilitation Facilities," and Hall C, Hall 3 of the 3rd floor. "Inspection and Diagnostic Institution", and Hall D "Diagnosis and Hospital Facilities". In addition, Hall A4 room has been increasingly interested in "medical equipment parts special" was established.

In order to improve the level of international medical equipment and hospital equipment exhibition and to promote the medical equipment industry, the KIMES exhibition this year has uncovered the beneficiaries who contributed to the development of the medical equipment industry and export, (2 persons), and the Food and Drug Safety Director (2 people), and the KIMES award ceremony will be held.

Following this year, the Global Biomedical Plaza (GBMP 2017) will be held in conjunction with KIMES during KIMES. GBMP, the 10th meeting this year, will be held at Hall E, Coex, 3rd floor, from 16th to 17th, which is a representative conference / presentation session of KOTRA-sponsored medical biotechnology field. Over 250 buyers / clients from overseas buyers, 250 companies from domestic companies / institutions participated in the KIMES period.

In addition, in conjunction with the EU Gateway Healthcare Medical Technology Excellence Fair, which will be held at the COEX Intercontinental Hotel on March 14-15, the exhibition will host technical briefings and technical information exchange as well as attracting delegations from Indonesia and Vietnam. It provided a forum for counseling, inviting medical leaders, government officials and hospital personnel from each country to provide opportunities to show improved medical care in Korea.

During the exhibition, the COEX conference center will be holding a key note lecture by Andrew Norden (IBM Watson Health CHO) on March 16, 307, titled "What is the Future of the Healthcare Industry? , The International Seminar on Radiology, and the Seoul Physical Therapy Society Conference will be held on a total of 180 themes. The seminar will be held on March 16 It is anticipated that it will be possible to provide high-quality medical information to specialists and medical people through the process from 19 days to 19 days.

In the domestic municipality, participated in the joint hall of Wonju city, Gyeongsangnam-do, Chungcheongbuk-do, Daegu city, Gumi city, Gwangju metropolitan city, etc. The Pavilion of the foreign countries participated in USA, Germany, China, Taiwan, Pakistan and Austria. It seems to be able to provide.

In particular, KIMES 2017 will establish and operate a special building for the first time this year, in order to revitalize the industry by helping companies to enter the global market through collaboration between companies with creative technology capabilities through the Beauty Care Special Section.

The KIMES Secretariat provides "free foreigners interpreter center" at the entrance of each KIMES exhibition hall for foreign buyers visiting KIMES. It is free for transportation between Seoul Station / Yongsan Station, Songpa Tancheon Parking Lot and COEX Shuttle bus also operates.

In order to contribute to the development of the medical industry through the training of the related departments and the recruitment of excellent talents as the largest exhibition related to domestic medical care, KIMES has been continuously operating the "KIMES Scholarship System" for undergraduate medical engineering students.

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