Coming up in 2013, mobile health technologies remain a hot topic at CES and GSMA Mobile World Congress, while Health 2.0 expands to India and the Middle East. Also Arab Health Expo expects its largest crowd ever in Dubai, while natural and organic products draw in thousands of visitors at mega-shows BioFach and Vivaness.
International Consumer Electronics Show (CES)
Las Vegas, Nevada, US
Medical, fitness, and health technological innovations will be on display in January at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Every year the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) features thousands of exhibitors and attracts some 120,000 attendees.
Arab Health Expo
Now in its 38th year, Arab Health Expo is an international business networking event among healthcare, medical, and science professionals held at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre. The event expects to draw more than more than 830,000 visitors from 142 countries, including pavilions for Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
BioFach & Vivaness
Exhibition Centre, Nuremberg, Germany
BioFach is the oldest and largest trade fair dedicated to organic products, and in 2013 it continues to extend from food products into holistic health and wellness through its partnership with the Vivaness event. BioFach and Vivaness expect to attract some 45,000 visitors in an exhibition space of nearly more than 89,000 m2. The event has a global presence with events in Shanghai, Sao Paolo, Tokyo, Bangalore, and Baltimore.
GSMA Mobile World Congress
GSMA Mobile World Congress, a four-day event dedicated to cutting-edge mobile technology, will feature a GSMA Mobile Health program, focusing on remote monitoring, wellness, and assisted living technologies. A full program of conferences, keynotes, and panel discussions runs alongside an exhibition of the hottest new products and concept designs from the top mobile companies in the field. In 2012, more than 67,000 industry members from 200 countries attended the event.
Natural Products Expo West
Anaheim, California, US
Now in its 33rd year, the Natural Products Expo West is one of the largest natural, organic and healthy products trade shows and conventions in the world, alongside Vivaness, with more than 55,000 industry professional attending last year's event. More than 3,000 exhibits from over 1,900 different companies showcasing the newest products in natural and specialty foods, organic, health and beauty, natural living, supplements and pet products. Its sister show, the 27th Natural Products Expo East, runs September 25-28, in Baltimore, Maryland. Natural Products Expo Asia, in its 11th year in 2013, is being held in Hong Kong August 29-31.
Natural & Organic Products Europe
The only trade show for natural and organic products in the UK, the Natural & Organic Products Europe, now in its 16th year, showcases natural, organic, biodynamic, fair trade, artisan, and sustainable products -- from beauty and supplements to sports nutrition to pure ingredients. While not nearly as large as Natural Products Expo West or Vivaness, the show annually attracts trade buyers from across the world, expands every year, and expects a crowd of more than 9,000 this year.
CTIA Wireless 2013
Las Vegas, US
CTIA expects to welcome more than 1,000 exhibitors and more than 40,000 spectators in its new home in Las Vegas in 2013. While the show covers wireless and converged communications, wireless broadband, mobile web computing and data industries, the Wireless Health Pavilion will present the latest offerings from companies providing health products, applications, and managing networks for both professionals and consumer. While Mobile World Congress puts the emphasis on consumer devices, CTIA is all about the technologies that power them, including Location Based Services (LBS), Smart Energy, Wireless Health, and Cloud Computing.
September 29-October 2
Silicon Valley, CA, US
This event is devoted to cutting-edge innovation in health technology has grown in size, moving to Santa Clara and drawing in around 9,000 visitors. This year the event expands to include Health 2.0 Middle East in Dubai, January 27-28, and Bangalore, February 8-9. Similar events around the globe include Med-e-Tel, TechCrunch Disrupt, and eTELEMED.