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MEDICA 2017: The Survival Guide

MEDICA 2017: The Survival Guide

The world’s largest medical trade fair, MEDICA, held in Düsseldorf, Germany takes place from 13-16th November 2017. It remains the top event for decision-makers from all over the world, last year attracting nearly more than 125,000 visitors from 120 nations.

Spread across 19 halls in the Messe Düsseldorf, the world’s largest medical trade fair is not for the faint hearted. You’ll need comfortable shoes, deep pockets and a detailed plan of action.

First time attending MEDICA? We’ve got some top tips to help you manage your trip effectively.

Set appointments ahead of time

Do your research so that you meet the right people, in the right place, at the right time. Making contact in advance helps you know when they will be free to talk.

Book your appointment today, contact us here.

Plan your route

Remember there are 19 huge halls, so start planning who you want to know and where you’ve got to go. The MEDICA website has an interactive search portal for registered users, allowing you to see who’s exhibiting, where they are based and their bio.

Check the weather

When you travel to Dusseldorf in November you can expect fog, almost every day rain, with occasional thunderstorms and snow. Be sure to check the weather prior to your travels.

Download the app

Keep track of the latest news, interviews, sweepstakes, videos and photos by downloading the 2017 MEDICA app! Take note of the interactive Site Map feature as it is a must-have for all MEDICA goers.

Join the discussion Don’t miss out on the best bits! Find and follow MEDICA on social media for the latest news and updates from the show. Keep in touch with MEDICA on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube & LinkedIn.



Don’t just listen – join the conversation too, chat to attendees, exhibitors and speakers, let people know you’re there.

Follow up on interactions

It’s good to follow up leads straight away – strike whilst the iron is hot, as the saying goes. That way, conversations you had at the show are still front of mind.

Remember, a lot of interactions take place at these shows, so even if a contact was interested, they’ll need a memory jog. It’s good to get in quick and pick up where you left off.

Save the date

The team will be available to discuss new projects, and will be staging competitions and giving visitors a chance to win FREE Kentish beer.

Want to know more? Browse the MEDICA official website for exhibitor details, program planner and other useful information.


When: 13 - 16 November 2017

Where: Messe Congress Centre, Düsseldorf, Germany

Visit us: Hall 3/Stand H20

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