Health week in Azerbaijan
The opening ceremony of the 17th Azerbaijan International Healthcare Exhibition (BIHE), which involved 124 companies from 19 countries representing more than one hundred famous brands, took place today at Baku Expo Centre. The 6th International Stomatology Exhibition and the International Beauty and Aesthetic Medicine Exhibition, “Beauty Azerbaijan 2011”, which is celebrating its fifth anniversary, opened in parallel with BIHE. The main event in the region's healthcare sector this year was the continuation of Azerbaijan’s “Health Week”.
Speaking at the official opening ceremony, Mr Mammadali Efendiev, the chairman of the National Confederation of Entrepreneurs’ (Employers’) Organizations of Azerbaijan Republic, and Mrs Rena Aliyeva, President of the Azerbaijan Stomatological Association, stressed the importance of this event in light of the current economic and social development of Azerbaijan, which is also making waves in the field of medicine. The country needs the latest medical equipment and technology in the health industry and BIHE provides a unique opportunity to demonstrate the modern world’s achievements in the industry and annually contributes greatly to the development of this sector.
During the VIP tour the guests and visitors were shown the latest developments from leading companies in Azerbaijan, Germany, Latvia, Russia, Turkey and the Ukraine, among others. Forty per cent of the exhibition space is given over to regular participants in the exhibition, which include Labservis (Azerbaijan), Akgun Software (Turkey) and Amico (Russia). This is the second year in a row that the Bavarian National Group (Germany) is participating in this event. The combination of the three exhibitions means that a wide range of medical goods and services is represented: medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, hygiene products, dental equipment, professional cosmetics, body and hair care products, equipment for beauty salons and much more is available here. This is the second time that there has been an "Innovation Zone" at the exhibition, and it comprises 35% of the total exhibition space.
A workshop entitled "Treatment in Germany", which is dedicated to the options for prevention, diagnosis and treatment at the University Hospital of Freiburg will be held tomorrow, 14 September, at 14.00 as part of the exhibition.
The partners of all exhibitions in 2011 are AZAL, Azerfon-Vodafone, Greenwich Travel Club, Caspel and Caucasus Point Hotel. The organizers of the exhibition are the British ITE Group PLC and Iteca Caspian LLC, its partner in the Caucasus.
We invite you to visit the exhibition and to plunge into the world of new products and innovations on offer.
The exhibition closes on 15 September.