Given the on-going ban on large scale events in Bangkok, which is still marked a dark red zone in Thailand, coupled with varied quarantine requirements for returning international travellers, the organiser of the 2022 edition of Medical Fair Thailand has been cancelled.
“Given that it is impossible to predict how the situation will develop in the coming months despite falling Covid-19 cases in Thailand and ramped up vaccination efforts, cancelling rather than rescheduling the exhibition was the most feasible option due to the staging of Medical Fair Asia and Medical Manufacturing Asia in Singapore next year,” said the organiser, Messe Dűsseldorf Asia.
The Thai show had been rescheduled to February 2022 and will now return from 13-15 Sep 2023.
Now, the focus has shifted to Medical Fair Asia and Medical Manufacturing Asia, to be co-located at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, from 31 Aug-2 Sep 2022.
Gernot Ringling, Managing Director, Messe Dűsseldorf Asia, commented: “Considering the time frame, with a little over four months to the exhibition, international exhibitors will need to start making preparations now. 90% of exhibitors come from abroad, while on the visitor front more than 40%, thus with this in mind and to avoid potential economic and health risks, we felt it was in the best interest of all participants involved to move Medical Fair Thailand to 2023.”
Medical Fair Asia 2022 will continue to present both a physical and online edition of the exhibition thus ensuring event security as well as extensive participation opportunities for all involved, says the organiser.
Daphne Yeo, Senior Project Manager, medical and healthcare portfolio at Messe Dűsseldorf Asia, stated: “The decision to cancel was a difficult one, and required a careful and open dialogue with industry partners, representative offices and exhibitors. We look forward to welcoming the global medical and healthcare community to Medical Fair Asia in Singapore next year against a backdrop of greater market confidence and optimistic travel conditions.”