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Governor of Riyadh to Launch the Saudi Health Exhibition & Conference Tomorrow
18 May 2014
His Royal Highness the Governor of Riyadh, Prince Turki bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, will launch tomorrow, at 1 afternoon, the Saudi Health Exhibition & Conference-2014, which are to be held over the period from 19th  to 21st  May, 2014 (corresponding to 20th  to 22nd Rajab, 1434H) at Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center (RICEC). Members from European and other countries across the world will participate in the Conference and Exhibition.
This was announced by His Excellency the Vice Minister of Health for Planning and Development, Dr. Muhammad Hamza Khoshaim, who said: “The conference will touch upon 12 medical topics, with the participation of 40 international lecturers, other 160 lecturers and heads of scientific sessions, in addition to 300 companies and 2.000 representatives”. He also anticipated that the level of participation in the this year's exhibition and conference may exceed that of the past year.
Dr. Khoshaim went on to say, “The exhibition stands out as a new gateway for attracting foreign direct investment to the Kingdom's health sector, thus enabling the local market to benefit from the high experiences of foreign companies in improving the quality of the healthcare services offered to citizens. This exhibition is specialized in medical devices, and it is envisioned to promote partnership between the Ministry of Health and foreign countries in the areas of health services; in terms of opening the door of opportunities for closer cooperation and exchange of experiences, as well as getting acquainted with the best and latest medical practices, products, and technologies, in addition to the world tendencies in the domain of health care. This is expected to develop the Saudi health sector in a manner that satisfies the sought-after aspirations.”
Over and above, Dr. Khoshaim has mentioned that the exhibition will serve as an important forum for building bridges, reinforcing the strategic partnership between the public and private sectors, encouraging the transfer of knowledge and experiences with the most prominent regional and international medical entities.
It is worth mentioning that the exhibition is to be held on an area of 7.500 square meters. As part of the event, 10 conferences, accredited by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCHS), will be held to discuss the topics affecting health care at the local and regional levels, including nursing, successful management of hospitals, medical laboratories, bioengineering, biomedical engineering, cardiology, technical management of radiology centers, nuclear medicine, rehabilitative medicine, and future leaders of the Saudi health sector, in addition to a workshop on the prospects of radiology in the Kingdom. Furthermore, More than 300 regional and international healthcare companies and medical services providers, that is to be added to other agents, contractors and distributors hailing from 35 countries, will take part in this event. In addition, a number of delegations, represented by some European and other world countries, most notably France, Czech Republic and Malaysia, will participate in this exhibition.

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