MEDI EXPO: Health care for the future 🏥
The day was bright and the weather was hot. Daegu heat is sure to make you want to eat a lot of ice cream. With that said, eating that much ice cream and can cause havoc on one’s health. Luckily for me, I was able to participate in the MEDI Expo Korea 2019 exhibition.
The event was organized by Daegu Medical Tourism Promotion Institute, National Develop Institute of Korean Medicine, Daegu Dental association and KOTRA. With that said, it was the first time I ever saw the EXPO fully utilized. Meaning that the entire exhibition was open and all the conference rooms on the ground floor were open for this event. It was one seamless room.
My motivation to attend this event was due to the fact I attended two years ago. I also wrote an article back then. I wanted to see what had changed, and how things may have been improved. I could certainly admit that has been great improvements. From rest areas, food trucks, VIP rooms, lounges, and business meeting zones.
The general gist for this expo is based on professionals in the field, buyers, and academics to come together and share their resources and knowledge. I was informed that the MEDI expo also hosts seminars related to specific fields. Some of the booths covered skin care, medical equipment, healthy food supplements, medical tourism to name a few.
I was able to visit almost every booth and fully understand what the entire MEDI Expo was about. I felt it was more of a networking event for businesses to sell their products to doctors or dentists and also allow the general public to come close to cutting edge technology. Some booths encouraged visitors to part take in activities.
At the same time, I got my photo taken too. 😊
I was invited to sit inside a chair. At first, I was not interested, but then I changed my mind because the sales clerk told me that I could stay inside for 1 minute or more. It was my choice. So then I felt relaxed. I moved closer to the chair, took off my shoes, and bag. Sat down, was told to put my feet up and relax. The clerk then placed headphones around my ear. Though I did not sit in that chair a long time. The moment I removed myself, I felt a strange sensation. The idea of that chair was to lower any stress and relax me. Upon removing myself, I really did feel light headed.😴
I also participated in throwing darts.🎯 Usually, when you throw darts, you are supposed to hit a target or a certain point range. Though, I thought I had won. I was not given any prize from both IBK and Daegu Medical Tourism. I think it would have been better if they made it clear for any international visitors what the rules might be. All in all, I did have fun though.
I would also like to add that vending machines were near the entrance of the halls. In case you got thirsty. Also, there were plenty of rest areas scattered at the back too. I assume these were in place for exhibitors and any VIP`s that attended the Medi Expo.
Medi EXPO 2019 seemed to place more emphasis on business. Which is good, if you are seeking to acquire medical equipment or learn about the new technology in the field. I was most impressed with the dental technology and equipment. I was amazed at how the dentists have these advanced tools to ensure their patients receive top end treatment, which has now reminded me to go check with a dentist.
I am glad you enjoyed reading this, and remember to always look after your health.
🔹 Medi Expo: 21st June till 23rd June 2019
🔹 Entrance Fee: 7,000 KRW (Free if you register online)
🔹 DAEGU EXCO Address: 10 Exco-ro, Buk-gu, Daegu, 41515, South Korea.