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In pictures: 5 things to know about the Arab Health 2020 Exhibition

Arab Health, the largest exhibition for healthcare and trade professionals in the MENA region, which is being held at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

In pictures: 5 things to know about the Arab Health 2020 Exhibition

From January 27-30, more than 1,000 new exhibitors will participate in the 45th edition of Arab Health, with a total of 4,250 exhibitors.

In pictures: 5 things to know about the Arab Health 2020 Exhibition

Advancing the medical field

Arab Health is the largest gathering of healthcare and trade professionals in the MENA region. The four-day event will welcome more than 4,250 exhibiting companies from around the world, and will showcase the vital role technology play on improving diagnosis and treatment.

In pictures: 5 things to know about the Arab Health 2020 Exhibition

Growing demand

The healthcare sector in the region is witnessing a phase of significant growth. A recent report by Fitch Solutions suggests that the MENA region’s healthcare market is projected to grow from $185.5bn in 2019 to $243.6bn through to 2023, with an 11.7 percent CAGR.

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In pictures: 5 things to know about the Arab Health 2020 Exhibition

Staying competitive

Healthcare is among the most important sectors in the region, and attendees could use the event as an opportunity to stay abreast of the industry’s latest trends and advancements and keep ahead of the competition in one of the fastest growing medical destinations.

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In pictures: 5 things to know about the Arab Health 2020 Exhibition

Government participation

It is expected that 41 percent of the attendees are key figures from government entities and hospitals and 26 percent are dealers and distributors in the medical field. The event will also host conferences with the aim of facilitating the advancement of healthcare in the region.

In pictures: 5 things to know about the Arab Health 2020 Exhibition

Private sector’s role

With regional governments attempting to diversify their economies, the private sector is likely to take on some of the healthcare burden. In line with these predictions, Al Masah Capital data suggests that the MENA healthcare market will be worth $144bn by 2020.