Advanced training included
First-hand expertise was offered this year at 40 seminars covering a wide range of current topics from the health industry. Practical applications of products and regulations, financial management but also political aspects related to the industry attracted a great deal of interest from visitors. Above all, Dr. Roy Kühne, who is a member of the Bundestag, held his audience rapt with his presentation on the intended effect of the new law on health and medical devices, and also provided an outlook of health policy developments over the next legislation period.
An appeal for inclusion
One of this year’s most popular new features was the exhibition of work by the “Group Smirage” studio community. 26 artists from Munich, who work in the workshop for physically handicapped people run by the Pfennigparade Foundation, were invited to exhibit their work on the topic of mobility at the EXPOLIFE and created several moving and impressive exhibition areas, and all for a good cause. Many of the pictures changed hands and the proceeds went in full to the artists’ group. There was also the chance for visitors to win a prize. They were asked to vote for the best picture and at the end of the event it was raffled among everybody who took part.
The great get-together
Without the trade fair party it would not be a proper EXPOLIFE INTERNATIONAL. And so, once again this year the organisers and sponsors invited all visitors and exhibitors to celebrate with them. On the second day of the event, Hall 3 was declared a party zone after 5 pm. The buffet featured regional specialities which were supplemented by refreshing drinks whilst two bands provided musical entertainment for the party guests. The Honky Tonks and the BOPTOWNCATS kept the party bopping and lively until late into the evening. Perfectly arranged by Azh, Hermann Bock, Dietz, EGROH, Medi, Ofa Bamberg, Schein Orthopädie, Sporlastic, Sundo Homecare, Werkmeister and AVR, who worked together superbly to organise the whole thing.
The product innovations of the year
The EXPOLIFE NewsAward is also inextricably linked with this international trade fair. The candidates for the much coveted innovation prize once again occupied the special innovation area and sought the approval of visitors, which they gave using their voting slips, but this year there was a new feature as the three best of the year had not yet been selected by the end of the event. For the first time, visitors can also vote online until 9 May 2017 at www.expolife.de.