Informa Exhibitions, the region’s leading healthcare exhibitions organiser, has announced that Medic West Africa will be returning to the Eko Hotel Convention Centre in Lagos, Nigeria, from 10 - 12 October 2018. As well as being the only healthcare trade event in the region that has the support of numerous trade associations as well as government agencies such as the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Health, Healthcare Federation of Nigeria, and the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control, more than 280 regional and international exhibitors from 25 countries will be present at the 2018 edition of the show.
With hundreds of the latest healthcare and laboratory products and services on display throughout the three-day showcase, the 4,200 expected attendees - ranging from dealers and distributers, buyers, laboratory specialists and healthcare professionals - will have the opportunity to stay up-to-date with contemporary innovations and new technologies in the healthcare market.
According to the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission, a myriad of investment opportunities exists across the healthcare value chain in Nigeria. Investors interested in taking advantage of these opportunities will benefit from taking a long-term view of the market and develop their understanding of the dynamics of healthcare investment in the developing countries of West Africa.
Ryan Sanderson, Exhibition Director, Medic West Africa, said: “Rapid urbanisation, the growing burden of infectious diseases and increased healthcare coverage are all factors playing into the impetus to transform the healthcare infrastructure in Nigeria. Public-Private Partnerships are now becoming increasingly more important as the number of new and refurbished healthcare facilities grows and the specialist healthcare needs of the population evolve. Medic West Africa is an ideal B2B platform for all stakeholders from West Africa to come together under one roof to facilitate this change.”
Prof. Issac Adewole, Honourable Federal Minister of Health, Lagos State, Nigeria, said about the event: “Medic West Africa is a premier platform for progressing and developing the healthcare industry in the region.”
Education and knowledge sharing is one of the core principals of Medic West Africa. Attendees will be invited to attend six leadership, business and educational conferences and free-to-attend master classes. Offering CPD-accreditation, the congress offers attendees an opportunity to network, discuss and deliberate with leadership from West African Ministries, authorities, healthcare providers, distributors and solution providers.
Meanwhile, on the first day, On the opening day, Medic West Africa will host the Healthcare Financing Conference in partnership with the Healthcare Federation of Nigeria focusing on policy reform, guidelines, project announcements and legislation within public-private partnerships in West Africa’s healthcare systems.
This year, the flagship Leaders in Healthcare Conference, held in association with the Federal Ministry of Health on the second day of the event, will focus on Universal Health Coverage and the impact of the government-led Economic Recovery and Growth Plan for the healthcare sector in Nigeria.
In addition to this, attendees at the Quality in Healthcare Conference will hear from key experts from across the region on how to innovate, collaborate and ultimately drive quality throughout healthcare facilities, not only in Nigeria, but also throughout West Africa. Held in association with the Society for Quality in Healthcare in Nigeria, this conference offers 5 CPD credits.
The Medic West Africa trade exhibition is free to attend for healthcare and trade professionals. For more information, please visit www.medicwestafrica.com