SOURCE: Canon Communications

Canon Communications

April 20, 2009 10:47 ET

Canon Communications Successfully Launches New Medical Manufacturing Trade Show in Japan

Reflecting the Ongoing Strength of the Global Medical Technology Sector, Company Expects MEDTEC Japan to Double in Size in 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - April 20, 2009) - Canon Communications today announced that its first-ever MEDTEC Japan show brought together 4,500 visitors and 106 exhibiting companies on April 7-8 in the Pacifico Yokohama Convention Center. This 40:1 attendee-to-exhibitor ratio is more than twice the level of Canon's strongest and longest running shows.

"Because the medical technology sector globally remains so strong, even in an uncertain economy for many other industries, trade shows take on increased importance as a marketing tool that puts suppliers face-to-face with their customers on a time- and cost-effective basis," said Charles G. McCurdy, Chairman and CEO of Canon Communications. "And because Canon is the leading business-to-business media provider in the medical technology sector through its unique blend of trade shows, publications, electronic media and data base resources, MEDTEC is the strongest brand in global trade shows serving the needs of medical manufacturers. Demonstrating this, exhibitors at MEDTEC Japan came from throughout North America, Europe, and Asia."

Canon produces 11 medical design and manufacturing shows around the world that attract over 5,000 exhibitors and occupy nearly one million net square feet of exhibit space, including MEDTEC-branded shows in Japan, Germany, the U.K., Ireland and China.

Exhibitor and visitor reaction to MEDTEC Japan has been so universally positive that Canon expects the next edition -- scheduled for April 15-16, 2010 -- to at least double in size to more than 250 exhibitors, according to Kevin O'Keefe, Senior Vice-President of Canon's events division. "The Japanese medical manufacturing market is second only to the U.S. market in size and consistent growth. In addition, the Japanese manufacturing sector is changing, with mainstays like automotive and electronics sufficiently diminished that, perhaps for the first time, major corporations are fully focused on medical manufacturing as a new market to enter, and in a big way."

About Canon Communications

Canon Communications LLC, a portfolio company of Apprise Media LLC, is the leading producer of trade events, publications, and electronic media for the EUR 2 trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry, including medical device, packaging, design engineering, process technology, automated assembly, electronics, quality control, and plastics processing.

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