KIMES 2022 will unveil their curtains on the 10th… Converging medical devices and smart healthcare devices at a glance!!

Front view of KIMES 2021 │ Source – KIMES Secretariat

– KIMES 2022 will be held from March 10th (Thurs) to 13th (Sun) at COEX Hall in Samseong-dong, Seoul, with a total size of 40,500 square meters.

– More than 1,200 domestic and foreign companies will participate to display 30,000 items, including state-of-the-art medical devices, hospital facilities, medical information systems, healthcare and rehabilitation devices, and medical-related supplies.

The 37th Korea International Medical & Hospital Equipment Show (KIMES 2022) will be held from March 10th (Thurs) to the 13th (Sun) at the grand ballroom and the entire A, B, C, D halls of COEX in Samseong-dong, Seoul, under the theme of ‘KIMES, Where New Hope Begins’ in order to promote the improvement of public health, the development of medical technology, and the vitalization of medical and hospital-related industries.

KIMES 2022 will be co-organized with Korea E&EX Inc, Korea Medical Devices Industrial Cooperative, and Korea Medical Devices Industry Association, and sponsored by related organizations such as the Ministry of Trade, Industy and Energy, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Ministry of Food and Drug Safety, KOTRA, Korea Health Industry Development Institute, Korean Medical Association, Korean Hospital Association, Korean Medical Women’s Association, Korean Nurses Association, Korea Medical Device Distribution Association, Korea Medical Engineering Association, and Medical News, and will be attended by 1,200 domestic and foreign companies, showcasing around 30,000 items including advanced medical devices, hospital facilities, medical information systems, healthcare/rehabilitation equipment, and medical supplies.

Large corporations, big tech companies, and start-ups have entered beyond the digital healthcare market into the professional medical device market, reflecting the rapidly changing advanced medical industry, and the largest medical equipment exhibition in Korea will be held, covering the entire medical industry, including the explosively growing telemedicine technology, AI, robotic medical equipment, smart hospital/clinic system, big data, skin care, and rehabilitation equipment (based on statistics from the Association of Korean Exhibition Industry in 2021).

Domestic companies such as Samsung Electronics, DK Medical System, Listem, LG Electronics, SG Healthcare, DRGEM, DRTECH, Genoray, as well as global companies such as GE Healthcare and PHILIPS will also be participating with diagnostic imaging equipment, and healthcare-related companies InBody, Selvas Healthcare, and medical information companies Bit Computer, UBcare, Eghis Healthcare, Cenaclesoft, MediBloc, as well as Hanshin Medical, Huons Meditech (sterilizer), DS Maref, StraTek (physical therapy device), Classys, Hironic, Lutronic (laser therapy device), etc. will all participate to represent domestic and foreign medical industries, and exhibit new products that reflect the rapidly changing medical environment due to various issues. In particular, at the KIMES 2022 Medical AI Hall, visitors will get a chance to glimpse the convergence of AI and next-generation medical solution technology from Airs Medical, Waycen, Claripi, and SK, etc.

KIMES 2021 Field Sketch │Source – KIMES Secretariat

Various related events and side events for new medical trends and business environments will be held

According to the exhibition categories, Hall A on the 1st floor is「Treatment and Medical Information Center」, Halls B and D and the Grand Ballroom are「Health Care and Rehabilitation Equipment Institution」, Hall C on the 3rd floor is「Test and Diagnosis Equipment Center」, and Hall D is divided into「Diagnosis and Hospital Facilities Department」.

In particular, MedicomteK 2022 (Medical Components & Medical Technology Korea), which reflects the growing interest in cutting-edge parts and materials as the medical industry expands with converging technology, will be held as a parallel event at COEX Hall D to provide richer exhibition information.

The Global Healthcare & Medical Tourism Conference (Medical Korea 2022, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Korea Health Industry Development Institute), held in parallel to exchange international medical trends and expand global networks, will be held under the theme of ‘Global Healthcare, a New Leap Forward’ and will host online and offline (COEX Grand Ballroom) conferences, seminars and briefings, exhibition and publicity halls, business export consultations, etc.

Every year at the KIMES exhibition there is an award ceremony on the opening day to raise the standard of international medical equipment and hospital equipment exhibitions, and a government award from the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy, Minister of Health and Welfare, and the Minister of Food and Drug Safety, is given to those who contributed to the development of the medical device industry.

The COEX Conference Center provides professional medical information on various topics such as medical trend seminars, medical technology seminars, overseas market development seminars, startup & consulting seminars for medical practitioners, smart healthcare seminars, medical policy briefing sessions and licensing-related seminars to predict and respond to the future medical industry.

In addition, the Seoul Metropolitan Council of the Korean Radiological Technologists Association and the Seoul Metropolitan Council of the Korea Physical Therapy Association will hold an international academic conference that grants completion (training) grades at the COEX exhibition center conference center (4th floor) and the auditorium, respectively, during the exhibition period.

In addition, the ‘KIMES Corona Overcoming Giveaway Event’ will be held during the exhibition period and prizes such as LG Gram laptops (4 people), iPads (4 people), AirPods (8 people), department store gift certificates (200 people), Starbucks gift certificates (400 people) will be drawn and given away on the spot at the event hall in Hall D of the COEX exhibition hall.

KIMES 2021 Quarantine measures│ Source – KIMES Secretariat

GMEP 2022, online/offline export consultation to support domestic companies to develop overseas markets

KIMES, along with KOTRA, will hold the 2022 Global Medical Device Export Consultation (GMEP) online and offline to support domestic companies develop in markets. GMEP is a representative convergence consultation meeting in the medical bio field organized by KOTRA, and will conduct export consultations by matching 300 domestic medical device-related companies and 250 overseas buyers at the export consultation center located in the B Hall lobby of the COEX exhibition hall, for two days from the 10th. In addition, In addition, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of KOTRA’s founding, a large-scale medical device conference will be held at COEX Conference Center 401 on March 10 under the theme of ‘Prospects of the Medical Device Industry in the Era of Digital Transformation’.

The opening hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (However, until 5 p.m. on Sundays), and will also be displayed on Saturdays and Sundays for local medical personnel. The admission fee is 10,000 won, and free admission is available for pre-registration on the KIMES website until March 8 (Tue).

For more information, visit the KIMES 2022 Secretariat website or Korea E&EX, which is the organizer of the exhibition.

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