Upcoming International Events in Daegu
■ Asia Pacific Chapter Meeting of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
The 7th Asia Pacific Chapter Meeting of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis, to be held for three days from September 17 (Thu) to 19 (Sat) at Daegu EXCO, will be attended by 1,500 authorities in the field of peritoneal dialysis from 30 Asia-Pacific countries. The meeting will be made up of research presentations and a corporate expo showcasing products from 100 companies.
Through this chapter meeting, Daegu Metropolitan City is expected to further develop and promote Daegu’s international brand image as a “medi-city” and help generate widespread interest in the field of peritoneal dialysis.
■ Daegu Medi Expo
The 2015 Daegu Medi Expo, which will be held from September 18 (Fri) to 20 (Sun) at Daegu EXCO, is the largest local event focused on medical issues. It is a combination of three events: the Medical & Healthcare Expo Korea, the Korean Traditional Medicine Industry Expo, and the Daegu Medical Tour Expo.
Supervised by the Medi-City Daegu Association, the Daegu Medi Expo will consist of 500 booths operated by 250 participating companies, featuring corporate booths of medical device manufacturers, themed event booths, a “smart healthcare” booth, medical supply booths, a health check-up booth, a senior healthcare products booth, and a medical tourism booth.
By hosting several medicine-related events simultaneously, Daegu Metropolitan City hopes to achieve a synergy effect that benefits the city’s brand image. It also plans to continue developing the expo into a specialized medical event that truly showcases Daegu as a “medi-city.”
■ Health Forum and Expo
The 9th Health Forum & Expo, to be held for five days from October 12 (Mon) to 16 (Fri) at Daegu EXCO and Hotel Inter-Burgo EXCO, is an integrated expo consisting of forums in eight different areas, including health, medicine, lifestyle, and beauty, as well as 200 corporate booths (100 Chinese and 100 Korean). The purpose of the expo is the joint development of the medical and health industries in Korea and China through the exchange of products, technologies, and information in health-related fields. Approximately 5,000 people (2,000 Chinese and 3,000 domestic) are expected to participate.
Having been hosted by China thus far, Daegu Metropolitan City is the first Korean city to host this expo. In an effort to promote Korean-Chinese business relations and show Chinese participants the high quality of Korea’s medical standards, Daegu has announced that it is planning to provide medical tours of related medical institutions.
Director Hong Seok-jun of Daegu Metropolitan City’s High-tech Medical Industry Bureau stated, “The international medical events slated to be held starting in September will not only contribute to Daegu’s economy and tourism industry but also play a significant role in promoting local businesses and advancing the R&D of our medical companies by establishing Daegu’s international reputation as a “medi-city.”