Under the patronage of the KSA Ministry of Health, the focus on digital health and transformation will be front and centre at Global Health Exhibition 2022, as the country’s leading healthcare exhibition returns for a live in-person edition from 09 to 11 October 2022 at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Centre (RICEC). Under the theme of ‘A new era of healthcare in KSA’, attendees from across the kingdom and abroad are expected to visit the three-day event that will showcase the latest in healthcare tech as well as host high-level accredited conferences.
Over 250 local and international exhibitors from more than 30 countries will showcase the latest healthcare innovations and solutions, right from state-of-the-art medical imaging equipment to disposables. The show will also feature the ‘Medical Lab Zone’, highlighting the most up-to-date medical laboratory technologies and advancements in genomic sequencing, AI, and machine learning.
In addition, the Leaders Forum, part of the Global Health Congress, will feature inspiring sessions with speakers putting the spotlight on factors driving the digitalisation of healthcare in KSA.
Visitors will also be able to interact with Sophia, the first intelligent humanoid robot, who was granted citizenship of Saudi Arabia in 2016. She said: “This beautiful country is like a second home to me. AI is very important for the future of healthcare. I believe great things will come from humans and robots working together in the spirit of fellowship. It’s all about making human lives better. I’m here to help."
Furthermore, the start-up competition, Innov8 Talks, will take place on day 3 of the event and will offer aspiring start-ups the opportunity to perform live product demonstrations of their game-changing innovations. Over three rounds, entrepreneurs will pitch how their solutions will address current gaps and redefine healthcare to an audience of investors.
The event is being hosted by Informa Markets, organisers of well-known healthcare exhibitions such as Arab Health in the UAE and Florida International Medical Expo (FIME) in the U.S.
Mohamed Sabri, Strategic Partnerships Drirector from Informa Markets highlighted: “We are excited to be back in person and meet with KSA’s healthcare community. Established as a must-attend event in the Kingdom, Global Health attracts regional and international healthcare professionals who value the power of learning, face-to-face networking and business. We look forward to bringing together hospitals, governments and innovators looking to deliver the next generation of healthcare services under one roof.”
As part of Informa's commitment to providing the highest hygiene and safety levels, the event will take place under the protocols introduced via the company’s Informa AllSecure health and safety mandate. The enhanced measures include 35 guidelines covering all aspects of cleaning and hygiene, social distancing measures, and the use of PPE, screening, and a track and trace in conjunction with local authorities.