Arab Health 2022 in Review

Given the postponement to much of the international events calendar over the past two years, it was a pleasure to return to Dubai's exhibition halls in January 2022, where the region's largest healthcare event, Arab Health, returned in-person.

This meant that the ABHI UK Pavilion was back, and joining us were a diverse mix of over 100 UK companies, hospitals and national partners, supplying a range of high-quality HealthTech and healthcare services.

The ABHI UK Pavilion was officially opened by Simon Penney, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for the Middle East and Her Majesty’s Consul General to Dubai, who spent time visiting our companies to discuss the role of HealthTech in advancing trade with the region.  

 

ABHI Chair, Philip Kennedy and Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for the Middle East and Her Majesty’s Consul General to Dubai, Simon Penney, cut the ribbon to officially open the ABHI UK Pavilion at Arab Health 2022.

The Pavilion also played host to a programme of live lectures, fireside chats from global leaders, and surgical simulations courtesy of some of the UK's top surgeons. Highlights included:

  • Professor Shafi Ahmed, who, in an exhibition world first, explored the capabilities of the metaverse, and how it has the potential to shape the future of surgical education. 
  • Dr Emad Fawzy, a consultant anaesthetist at the flagship Sheikh Khalifa Medical City in Abu Dhabi, who, in demonstrating Medovate's SAFIRA® regional anaesthesia technology, was able to detail his experience of introducing the product into clinical practice.
  • A fireside chat between Professor Shafi Ahmed, former NASA astronaut Scott Parazynski and Henry Pinchbeck, CEO and Co-Founder of 3D LifePrints, for a discussion on the future of healthcare, space and 3D printing, and how extreme environments drive innovation. 
  • A live surgical procedure from Tom Routledge, Consultant Thoracic Surgeon at Guy's and St Thomas Hospital in London, saw him perform a right RATS (robotic assisted thoracic surgery) lower lobectomy and lymph node dissection procedure. 

 

A live demo from cutting-edge surgeon, Professor Shafi Ahmed

We were also delighted to see many of our exhibitors utilising the platform of the ABHI UK Pavilion to launch a variety of new products into the market, with companies such as P3 Medical, OES Medical and Abtrace just some of the exhibitors showcasing new innovations whilst at Arab Health, and taking advantage of the PR support we are able to offer companies. 

 

"Phenomenal partnership and support in exposure for our company. We are having a fantastic experience here with ABHI."  
Gina Mehmert, Kheiron Medical Technologies
"We are delighted with the location and very pleased with the footfall. Nice staff, great facilities and, overall, we are very pleased with the experience. We will be back next year!"
Stephen Kilbane, Westfield Medical

 

The ABHI UK Pavilion is the largest, most visible UK group at the show, and welcomes a range of high-quality HealthTech, and healthcare, providers. Planning for 2023 is already well underway, and to reserve your place on the ABHI UK Pavilion, contact michelle.michelucci@abhi.org.uk today. 

 

Take a virtual tour of the ABHI UK Pavilion at Arab Health 2022.