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UK HealthTech Set to Benefit from Enhanced Trading Opportunities as ABHI Informa Markets Partnership Announced

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In a boost to the support available to UK HealthTech businesses, ABHI has signed an exclusive agreement with Informa Markets to become their sole UK business partner for their global healthcare portfolio of trade shows.  

Informa Markets delivers hundreds of major, branded business-to-business events each year, and ABHI, the UK’s leading HealthTech Trade Association, has hosted national pavilions at expos for over two decades. By bringing their respective capabilities together, the partnership will see enhanced UK Pavilions across key global healthcare events from January 2024.  

With ABHI and Informa Markets jointly curating these UK Pavilions, the collaboration will provide UK companies with an unparalleled platform to network, share ideas, and expand their reach into international markets.  

Paul Benton, Managing Director, International said: “The UK has such a rich tradition of healthcare breakthroughs, and we have so many innovative businesses that are well placed to bring their technologies to global markets, that will ultimately benefit patients around the world. To provide those companies with the right level of support and exposure, the UK needs a strong and consistent presence at the world’s major healthcare shows, and there is no better partner than Informa Markets who can provide that platform. This strategic collaboration will deliver regular opportunities for UK HealthTech businesses to showcase their innovations across different markets, whilst also promoting the UK’s brand and its association with medical excellence.” 

The partnership aligns with both ABHI's and Informa Markets' shared vision of advancing the HealthTech industry by fostering collaboration, innovation, and growth. Companies are poised to benefit from Informa Markets' expertise in global event organisation and ABHI's deep industry insights and connections into the UK’s wider healthcare ecosystem. The result will be a powerful showcase of UK’s strengths. 

Solenne Singer, Group Director at Informa Markets said: "Informa Markets is excited to join forces with ABHI to create an exceptional platform for UK HealthTech companies. We have worked together for many years, and the content they are able to deliver at shows like Arab Health really bring a thought-leadership quality to their pavilions, as well as being a strong demonstration of their network and demonstrating initiatives that are happening within the UK. We are particularly excited to bring such showcases to our portfolio of healthcare shows." 

The agreement will see ABHI deliver UK Pavilions at: 

  • Arab Health, Dubai, UAE. January/February
  • Medlab Middle East, Dubai, UAE. February
  • Medic West Africa, Lagos, Nigeria. April
  • FIME, Miami Beach, USA. June
  • Medlab Asia and Asia Health, Bangkok, Thailand. July
  • Medic East Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. September
  • Global Health Exhibition, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. October
  • Africa Health, Cape Town, South Africa. October 

ABHI will also continue to deliver UK Pavilions at MEDICA, in Germany, China Medical Equipment Fair (CMEF) and HLTH Europe, Amsterdam. 

Informa's Solenne Singer and ABHI's Peter Ellingworth sign the exclusive UK business partnership.



About ABHI 

ABHI is the UK’s leading industry association for health technology (HealthTech).

ABHI supports the HealthTech community to save and enhance lives. Members, including both multinationals and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), supply products from syringes and wound dressings to surgical robots, diagnostics and digitally enhanced technologies. We represent the industry to stakeholders, such as the government, NHS and regulators. HealthTech plays a key role in supporting delivery of healthcare and is a significant contributor to the UK’s economic growth. HealthTech is the largest employer in the broader Life Sciences sector, employing 154,000 people in 4,465 companies, with a combined turnover of £34.3bn. The industry has enjoyed growth of around 5% in recent years. ABHI’s 400 members account for approximately 80% of the sector by value.