Invest Northern Ireland Partner with ABHI at ARAB HEALTH 2020


Invest Northern Ireland is delighted to be hosting a Northern Ireland stand on the ABHI UK Pavilion at Arab Health 2020; the largest healthcare exhibition in the Middle East.

Partnering with the UK’s leading HealthTech trade body, ABHI, Invest Northern Ireland will host a variety of companies at the global medical trade fair, to showcase the countries thriving life and health sciences sector.

Over 250 companies operate in the sector, from niche start-ups to global companies. These companies are focused on creating significant advances in the fields of pharma, diagnostics, personalised medicine, connected health and medical devices, built on regional clinical expertise in the areas of oncology, cardiology and respiratory.  

The region has a strong reputation for innovation in the health technology sector and today researchers are at the forefront of convergent technology in the areas of health data analytics, machine learning and diagnostics. Global companies located in Northern Ireland include Armstrong Medical, Philips Healthcare, Stryker, Terumo, Bemis Healthcare, and Randox.

Grainne McVeigh, Director of Life Sciences from Invest Northern Ireland said: “As the economic development agency for Northern Ireland, our role is to help Northern Ireland companies export their products into global markets, with support of our extensive network of overseas offices, including an office in Dubai. We are delighted to be at Arab Health on the ABHI UK Pavilion to showcase the many innovations Northern Ireland has to offer.

Paul Benton, Managing Director, International, ABHI added: “Northern Ireland is home to a wealth of innovative companies, as well internationally recognised universities, such as Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University, both renowned for world-leading research in biomedical sciences. It is an honour to be partnering with them in the Middle East to showcase this expertise on a global stage.”

Arab Health takes place 27 January – 30 January 2020 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE. Throughout the show, Invest Northern Ireland will be located on the ABHI UK Pavilion - hall 2 E50.

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