SAUDI Health Exhibition & Conferences 2014, the largest healthcare event in Saudi Arabia, continues to generate strong interest from leading healthcare companies in local, regional, and global markets, with more premier industry leaders expressing their plan to participate in this year’s international show.

To date, nine major healthcare organisations have confirmed their sponsorship of the event including Rakaa Medical Company as the diamond sponsor and Siemens Saudi Arabia, Salehiya Medical, Dräger Saudi Arabia, Nawah Healthcare, Care and Planning for Hospital Co Ltd, Mediserv-Medical Supplies and Services Co, GE Healthcare and Saudi German Hospitals as platinum sponsors. The exhibition takes place from May 19 to 21 at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Held under the patronage of the Saudi Ministry of Health and supported by the Saudi Food and Drug Authority as the main partner and the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Council of Health Services and Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Humanitarian City as strategic partners, the second Saudi Health Exhibition & Conferences is jointly organised by Riyadh Exhibitions Company and Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions.

More than 300 regional and international healthcare stakeholders, dealers, distributors, suppliers, and service providers will gather at the three-day event to showcase their products, latest technologies, and services to the growing Saudi audience of healthcare professionals and service providers. It will also serve as a venue for the participants to learn, network, and create business opportunities.

Fahad Al Athel, deputy general manager, Riyadh Exhibitions Company, said: “We are expecting a larger number of participants this year with companies from more than 20 nations, including Canada, China, France, Germany, Korea, Pakistan, Taiwan, Turkey, the UK, and the US, signing up for the show. Encouraged by the 30 per cent increase in participation over 2013’s edition, the show is witnessing additional interest both from industry stakeholders and specialised visitors.”

This year’s show will feature nine CME-accredited conferences to highlight significant health issues in the kingdom as well as the wider region. These topics include nursing, hospital management, medical laboratory, cardiology and technical management of radiology as well as the future of radiology in Saudi Arabia, nuclear medicine, rehabilitation and the future of Saudi Arabia’s healthcare sector.