The medical technology trade fair T4M will not take place as a face-to-face event in Stuttgart this year. Those responsible and partners regretfully decided to do this in order to create planning security for everyone involved.
Many discussions and evaluations preceded the decisions, but now the decision is on the table: T4M - Technology for Medical Devices will not take place in 2021. As Messe Stuttgart informed all exhibitors and partners on March 18, this decision was made at the request of the industry together with the trade fair advisory board and the ideal sponsors Swiss Medtech and VDMA Medical Technology Working Group. "We regret the development. Due to the risk areas throughout Europe, the associated travel restrictions and quarantine regulations, holding an in-person trade fair in June is unfortunately now unrealistic for the medical technology industry and the economic risk is too high," says Niklas Kuczaty, Managing Director of the VDMA Medical Technology Working Group. For a long time one held on to a date in the first half of the year in the hope that the date after the Pentecost holidays would bring a higher probability of implementation and thus more planning security.
No digital trade fair, but other T4M activities
Kuczaty, who also represents a joint stand with over 30 companies with the VDMA working group for medical technology, continues: "The trade fair advisory board and the industry are behind the decision to hold T4M 2022 again as a face-to-face event at Messe Stuttgart." The last few months have clearly shown that that online trade fairs can contribute to problem solving and customer benefits, but are difficult in medical technology. After detailed examination and consultation with the industry, Messe Stuttgart decided against digitally depicting a physical trade fair for medical technology. All the energy will be used and the T4M - Technology for Medical Devices brand will continue to be charged with individual, targeted activities. What these can look like in concrete terms has not yet been communicated.
The next regular T4M trade fair in Stuttgart is scheduled to take place in 2022. A specific date has not yet been announced.
Source: Message from medtech-zwo from March 18.03.2021th, XNUMX