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Title KIMES 2017 Press Release IP
Date 2017-03-18 View 4657

Smarter, Easier, Healthier


The Choice of over 70,000 visitors

30,000 Global products in One Place


The Largest Medical and Hospital Equipment Exhibition in Korea!!

The 33rd Korea International Medical & Hospital Equipment Show (KIMES; Seoul) took place from March 16 to March 19, 2017, at the COEX exhibition center (Seoul, Korea), under the theme of "Smarter, Easier, Healthier."


The 2017 show attracted 1,292 companies from 41 countries including the United States, Germany, England, Japan, China, Italy, and Taiwan, introducing 30,000 medical advances, including a variety of medical services, a range of diagnostic apparatus'', medical examination equipment, traditional oriental medical equipment, hospital information systems, physical therapy devices, surgical and dental equipment, and medical equipment for vets. Pharmaceutical devices, physiotherapy apparatus, ophthalmic care technology, disposables, and many other fields were also represented.


The largest medical trade fair in Northeast Asia filled 38,500sqm of exhibition space, representing a wide range of products by 579 Korean manufacturers, 125 from the United States, 62 from Japan, 88 from Germany, 154 from China, and many other international manufacturers. The show highlights the increasingly important role played by Korean domestic companies such as Samsung, Listem, DK Medical, BIT Computer, InBody. In addition, the presence of world leading brands such as GE Healthcare, Philips, Toshiba Medical, Shimadzu, Fuji Film, attracted visitors from all over Asia.


KIMES 2017 also offers diverse educational conferences and an international forum for medical professionals. Over 180 seminars are held, covering diverse topics that included government policies on the medical devices market, innovative technologies and their implementation in medical devices, and financial technology for healthcare. The Korean International Academic Conference of Radiological Technology and the Seoul Physical Therapy Association annual conference were also held concomitantly.