The “Digital Healthcare Fair 2018” kicked off its four-day run at KINTEX in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, on Thursday. Hosted by Link Factory, this is the first annual opening of the convention.
Gyeonggi Province, Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI), and Noom Korea will participate as sponsors of the event, while the Korean Doctors' Weekly, Korea Biomedical Review’s sister paper, will serve as the convention’s media partner.
The event will focus on four areas – diagnosis, care, treatment, and new medicine/new technology – in the form of business-to-business or business-to-consumer. Exhibitors will also cover beauty-skin care, sports-fitness, and health-functional foods.
|Participants attend the “T he role of health insurance and private insurance companies in Digital Health Era” session held during the Digital Healthcare Fair 2018 at KINTEX in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, Friday.|
In particular, the exhibition has already begun to offer opportunities for local firms to talk with overseas buyers to export their goods on the opening day. The organizers have invited various domestic medical device distributor, as well as 21 importers from seven countries -- China, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, India and Hong Kong.
From Friday to Sunday, various companies such as Microsoft, Noom, AllLiveC and HBA will hold seminars with subjects ranging from digital healthcare startups to the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the future of hospitals.
“We believe that the fair is meaningful as it is the first digital healthcare exhibition in Korea,” a Link Factory official said. “We plan to hold the convention annually.”
The company expects that the number of participating companies will increase as the domestic healthcare industry grows, he added.
Opening hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., through Saturday, and the convention will run until 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.