Going global

UK HealthTech Pioneers Reunite at Arab Health 2022

January 7, 2022

After a hiatus last year, we are delighted that the Association of British HealthTech Industries (ABHI) UK Pavilion in collaboration with the Department for International Trade (DIT) is heading back to Arab Health in January 2022. 

The exhibition – the largest event of its kind in the Middle East – will showcase more than 4,000 companies exhibiting their latest innovations to more than 130,000 healthcare professionals attending from 163 countries.

Technology and innovation are set to take centre stage at this year’s Arab Health, where the global healthcare industry is set to unite again from 24-27 January 2022 under the theme ‘United by business, forging ahead’.

Taking place at the Dubai World Trade Centre, the exhibition and congress provides an unrivalled platform for the world’s leading manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors to meet the medical and scientific community from the Middle East and beyond.

New to 2022, DIT and the ABHI will be combining programmes and hosting one stand supporting UK companies in their international strategies for the MENA markets. 

The Pavilion will highlight how UK developments are transforming the lives of patients and clinicians across the globe.

As usual, the centrepiece will be a simulated operating theatre, which will bring together leading UK hospitals and clinicians to showcase surgical procedures using the latest medical technologies. The ABHI Operating Theatre, housed in the ABHI support stand, will provide a platform for world-class UK clinicians to showcase their skills and leading providers to engage and educate visitors.

Thousands of medical products and solutions which are changing the healthcare landscape will also be on display throughout four days, from state-of-the-art imaging equipment to the most cost-effective disposables, to the latest developments in surgery and advances in prosthetics.

The show is dedicated to helping create meaningful connections and support innovation in healthcare, bringing the healthcare industry together to learn, network and trade – things that have been drastically impacted by the advent of COVID-19 and the hold on exhibitions that was put in place across the globe due to lockdown measures over the last two years.

Nonetheless, the event went ahead in 2021, albeit with strict health and safety measures in place, and conversations, though in-person, taking place behind masks. In light of the pandemic, the show – which was one of the first in-person exhibitions to take place in Dubai this year – was postponed to June, but still managed to attract an impressive 2,500 companies from 85 countries. A marked exception was the delegation from the UK. This year, however, promises to be different.ABHI


by Gwyn Tudor