Business leaders from 11 Michigan companies will join the Michigan Economic Development Corporation at the 2016 Arab Health Exhibition and Congress, taking place Jan. 25-28 in Dubai.
“MEDC is pleased to be participating in this year’s Arab Health show,” said MEDC Chief Executive Officer Steve Arwood. “Michigan companies are well-positioned to respond to the fast-growing demand for health care products and services in the Middle East, and this year’s show provides an excellent opportunity to showcase Michigan technologies and know-how.”
The Arab Health Exhibition and Congress is the Middle East’s largest and world’s second largest healthcare congress and exhibition. The 2016 exhibition will showcase more than 4,000 companies exhibiting their latest innovations to more than 130,000 healthcare professionals attending from 163 countries.
Seven companies will be joining MEDC’s Arab Health for Michigan in the U.S. Pavilion, where they will be exhibiting their products and services. Those companies are:
- AvaSure (Belmont) – Medical software for the nursing profession
- BioPro (Port Huron) – Designer and manufacturer of high quality joint replacement implants and surgical devices
- IQ Designs, Inc. (Manistique) – Manufacturer of filling and other machinery for the medical diagnostics and food-related industries
- Infection Prevention Technologies (Auburn Hills) – Manufacturer of medical robots that disinfect surfaces using ultraviolet technology
- MedTest (Canton) – Marketer of clinical diagnostic products
- Michigan Instruments (Grand Rapids) – Manufacturer of “Thumper,” a CPR device that delivers consistent, flawless chest compressions and ventilation
- Sun Med Medical Solutions (Grand Rapids) – Global supplier of airway management products
In addition, two companies will receive customized matchmaking services that will include appointments with pre-qualified prospective partners, distributors, and buyers, pre-market research, individual consultations and country briefings. Those companies are Infection Prevention Technologies (also participating as an exhibitor) and Mt. Clemens-based Hydra-Lock, a manufacturer of hydraulic tool holding technology.
This is the fourth year MEDC has led a group of businesses to Arab Health. Companies that participated in 2015 report a total of $2.6 million in increased sales as a result of attending Arab Health.
Infection Prevention Technologies’ director of marketing Chris Batts said with the help of MEDC, the company has more than 20 pre-qualified meetings with potential customers during its time at Arab Health.
“Key objectives for Infection Prevention Technologies are to expand our distribution channels in the MENA and Middle Eastern geographies, as well as increase the awareness of our NextGen UV™ brand of disinfection robots in the healthcare market,” Batts said. “There’s no question that Arab Health is an extremely cost effective vehicle to achieve these goals.”
MEDC International Trade Managers Emily Tucker and Chris Bosio will be hosting the Michigan Pavilion. They will provide sales and networking support for the participating companies along with promoting Pure Michigan as the ideal place to work and play.
MEDC’s International Trade Program is committed to increasing Michigan’s exporting opportunities by helping businesses identify and enter key emerging foreign markets. In FY2015, companies participating in the program reported $342 million in facilitated export sales to 126 countries.
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