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The time is right to prepare for Medica 2016, November 14-17, 2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

No other event compares to MEDICA, the world's largest and most prestigious medical technology and equipment show. With 5,500 exhibitors (more than 500 U.S. exhibitors) and 130,000 trade-only visitors from 120 countries, MEDICA opens markets across the globe.

This show traditionally sells out, but you can still be present in a cost effective way through the U.S. Commercial Service's Corporate Executive Office (CEO) program at MEDICA. This CEO offers a unique opportunity to promote your exports and meet customers and qualified distributors from all over Europe and the world at affordable cost. A quick info request about the CEO program is available here.
U.S. Companies interested in participating in the program can register here.

The list of the MEDICA 2016 CEO participants is available here.

Matchmaking with US Exhibitors:  Here is the link to the MEDICA 2016 IFP Export Interest Directory: 

We have 34 U.S. companies registered for the IFP so far (see list below) and we expect that number to grow until the show starts.  To easily find them, they are organized by the same product categories as MEDICA: 



Polygel LLC &

AquiSense Technologies

Theradome Inc.

Health Enterprises


Capricorn Products LLC

ZEUS Scientific

Bionik, Inc.

Ilion Medical Inc

Response Care Inc


B&B Medical Technologies

Alps South

Dynex Technologies, Inc.


Biocompression Systems Inc.& Polygel LLC

BioMedomics, Inc.

GF Health Products, Inc.

Airon Corporation

Firefly Global


Therapeutic Dimensions, Inc

Amfit Inc.

Ohio Medical

Optim LLC

Get Real Health

Infinite Convergence Solutions Inc

Quantimetrix Corporation

X-Link Medical Software Interfacing

Scar Heal, Inc.


CoolSystems Inc dba Game Ready


VR Medical Inc

If you are interested in a meeting, you will be able to mark the companies online that are of interest to you and enter your contact details.  The US firms will then get these contact details and respond with a suggested appointment time.

NOVEMBER 15, 2016

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Investing in the USA –
The American Consulate General in Dusseldorf offers a special event in conjunction with Medica 2016. It will be about “Investment & Business Development Success in the U.S.A.” in cooperation with the following partners: the New York law firm Jones Day, Council of American States in Europe (CASE) members and the visa department of the American Consulate General in Frankfurt. Furthermore, we are happy to hear directly from the CEO Bruce Heugel from B. Braun about their experiences as a German company which is very successful in the U.S. The event is going to include a snack and will take place during Medica 2016 on Tuesday, November 15 from 11 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. at Messe Dusseldorf, North Entrance Area, 1st floor (stairway) in room 211. We would like to welcome you there! The detailed program including the registration form can be found here.

USA-NRW Day – with focus on Minnesota – NRW as well as Minnesota have big research universities, leading producers in the field of medical technology and important industry cluster. Get to know more about two of the most dynamic life-science regions in Germany and the USA and catch up on how investment and business partnerships can be initiated between the biggest global markets for medical technology. Medtronic and 3M will introduce themselves as partners during the seminar and it will be shown how small enterprises can use the cooperation between NRW and Minnesota to exploit new markets. The USA-NRW Day will take place on Wednesday, November 16, from 4 to 7 p.m. in Hall 3, Booth 80 (NRW Booth). The complete program can be found here. If you are interested please register via email to

Welcome USA Reception – Tuesday, November 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Hall 15, Booth E48/E60, Medica Health IT Forum. Informal networking with the 500 U.S. exhibitioners, U.S. states representatives, cluster, associations and multipliers. Please use the registration form which you can find here.

For video references of Medica and our CEO program, please click on the following links:
Clifton Broumand at Medica

Ron Geisler at Medica

Brian O’Connell, Key Surgical, USA Pavilion – Medica

Bruce Greenwood, MA Pavilion – Medica

Country Specialists (Showtime Meetings) – Medica

Tom Mitchell Interview – Medica

To view a recording of our seminar “Success in the European Medical Device Market & Medica 2016” please click here.

Within the framework of MEDICA 2016 the U.S. Commercial Service in Düsseldorf offers a wide range of no-cost services for U.S. exhibitors to support your sales efforts in Germany and Europe before, during and after the event.

At no charge, we will (if you want):

  • conduct pre-show promotion on your behalf via our Europe-wide network at other U.S. Embassies and Consulates to alert international distributors that you will be at the show, and invite them to visit your booth.
  • provide market research (in selected markets) and counseling before, during and after the show.
  • provide information about services we offer to exporters of American-made products, including the possibility to be featured on our official U.S. Commercial Service website in Germany to generate additional business leads, for ad hoc interpreting, market research, follow-up services or logistics assistance.
  • inform you how to protect new designs you may be showing, and to take expedited action against foreign exhibitors who copy your design and trademarks. Please see important information about trademark and design protection at German trade fairs on our website:
  • advice on how to apply for VAT tax refunds. Please see information and forms on our website:
  • introduce you to an International Trade Specialist at your nearest Commerce Department "Export Assistance Center" in the United States, see also
  • B2B - Expand your opportunities at MEDICA 2016 by scheduling meetings with U.S. Suppliers using the U.S. Export Interest Directory Marketplace. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to view U.S. supplier companies and product profiles and schedule meetings with them prior to MEDICA.  Use of this tool will allow you to focus in on meeting with the right suppliers for the products/services you need and will maximize the use of your time at MEDICA.  

1) Once you have created your buyer profile and verified your information, you will be able to search U.S. exhibitors based on your business needs, product categories and more.  

2) When you find an exhibitor with whom you want to meet, you will be able to check their availability and propose a meeting that fits your schedule.  

3) An email will automatically be sent to the supplier, on your behalf, to schedule the meeting at your desired time during MEDICA.

For more information, please contact or

  • The overview of participating U.S. companies for Medica 2016 will be listed here as companies sign up. If you want to register, please contact our Commercial Specialist Anette Salama at .

Or benefit from our other services

  • For our international visitors, we would be happy to arrange for meetings with our U.S. exhibitors. Please sign up by submitting the Foreign Buyer Interest Form.
  • U.S. exhibitors will also get the opportunity to be listed in the U.S. Department of Commerce's online export interest directory for Medica at absolutely no charge, for reference please see the 2015 edition at:
  • We look forward to seeing you at MEDICA 2016
  • Please join us at our U.S. Exhibitor’s Reception on November 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm


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