Medica 2008 - The 25th Medica Business Center

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MEDICA 2008:

The 25th MEDICA BUSINESS CENTER

Almost everyone doing business in the medical field and every visitor to the MEDICA international trade fair knows and values it. For many, it has become a veritable institution in the worldwide medical device technology business: The MEDICA BUSINESS CENTER; the world's largest meeting point for the medical device technology industry. Created originally as a special service for MEDICA exhibitors and visitors by SCHILLINGER (BDU), Laudenbach, a Healthcare Management Consultancy, and Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, this innovation had a stormy history over the years. As befits its status, the MEDICA BUSINESS CENTER today is to be found in the most prestigious location of the entire fair - in Mall 8, at the North Entrance.

In the past 25 years about 20,000 business contacts from over 120 countries all over world have been traded. Milestones of those years have been the very first patents and licenses for biosensors, for example, which were being offered through the MEDICA BUSINESS CENTER in 1984. Also in the early eighties, the know-how for the first minimal invasive surgery products was presented to the industry for the first time. Today, they dominate the surgical instruments market. Very few people are aware that this technique was actually invented in the former Soviet Union. And then there was the late Professor Christian Barnard looking for business partners. The famous heart surgeon had developed a cardio-product for home use and was trying to market it with the full weight of his popularity. It turned out to be not successful at all.

A visit to the MEDICA BUSINESS CENTER is always worthwhile. What consultants SCHILLINGER (BDU) offer here in terms of business contacts year after year has yet to find its equal. This year, they will be presenting around five hundred absolutely brand new business contacts in the field of medical technology and surrounding fields, which they have themselves acquired from over 60 countries - in the form of offers and requests for products, for authorized agents, joint ventures, patents, licenses and services, plus mergers and acquisitions of entire companies. Over the past 25 years, nearly 500 companies seeking a merger or an acquisition, were presented at the MEDICA Business Center. There is such an overwhelming flood of fascinating information available that visitors swarm around the information booths like bees around a honey pot. And many a visitor will spend several hours each day at the fair studying and assessing the business opportunities provided at the MEDICA BUSINESS CENTER. For this reason, when the fair is over, details of all the business contacts are compiled and made available in book form under the name MEDICA BUSINESS REPORT. Those contacts are also available at www.contactsforcontracts.com – a database providing many advantages and highly valuable information of about 1200 contact offers and requests and detailed information about the companies as well as their products. The Premium Account here is subject to charge, for more information please visit www.schillinger.de.

Not to forget the latest product offered by SCHILLINGER (BDU): The World Directory MEDICAL DISTRIBUTORS – the worldwide largest directory of distributors in medical device technology compiling more than 5,000 addresses in more than 100 countries. After two years preparation time, SCHILLINGER (BDU) now presents this valuable work at the MEDICA Business Center to the public. Whether you are looking for a distribution partner in Italy for plastic disposables or a trading company for ECG electrodes in Argentine or perhaps a partner for a joint venture in Australia – here you will find whatever you are looking for! All addresses originate from SCHILLINGER (BDU)’s own business contacts and were checked and verified individually over the past twelve months. The user will have access not only to the complete address and contact data of each company in alphabetical order, he will also be able to search targeted by product, countries and regions as well as contact persons. This makes the World Directory MEDICAL DISTRIBUTORS the perfect guide and indispensable reference work for export and the international business of medical device technology.

At the MEDICA Business Center, SCHILLINGER (BDU) also publishes not only the latest news and information about the labor market, but also the latest, most up-to date offers for positions available with its industrial clients in Germany and abroad. Emphasis here is clearly on vacancies in sales and marketing as well as management and corporate leading positions. On the SCHILLINGER website www.schillinger.de, the largest job exchange for medical device technology in the internet, job seekers will find daily up-dated job offers, an applicant-check-in, the MSC test (Medical Sales Competence test for newcomers in the field), career information, the SCHILLINGER Income Index Medical Device Technology and much more information regarding finding a new and challenging position. Experienced personnel consultants of SCHILLINGER (BDU) are available providing their assistance during MEDICA. This service, by the way, is completely free of charge for jobseekers.

New in the HR business: The cooperation with MedicProfile, a job marketplace especially for all professions around the medical field. MedicProfile will be presented at MEDICA 2008 to the public celebrating its premier at www.medicprofile.de on the first day of the fair. As a special treat, everyone offering a job gets the opportunity during MEDICA to enter his or her job offer in the job portal free of charge! This job portal is open for all vacancies in the field of healthcare, from industry to hospital and physician’s office to fitness studios and gyms, beauty parlors or wellness spas. You are most welcome to learn more about the novel MedicProfile at this year’s MEDICA Business Center.


For further information please contact SCHILLINGER (BDU), Healthcare Management Consultancy Medical Device Technology, P. O. Box 1221, 69521 Laudenbach, Tel.: +49 (0) 6201-98698-0, Fax: +49 (0)6201-98698-99 or Messe Düsseldorf GmbH, P. O. Box 10 10 06, D-40001 Düsseldorf, Tel.: +49 (0)221-45 60 01, Fax: +49 (0)221-45 60 668.
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