IFP Iraq, Sesam, and Zenith have announced their alliance to launch the Iraq Healthcare Conference 2013, which will take place on May 27 and 28 at the Erbil International Fair Ground.
Under the auspices of the Ministry of Health in the Kurdistan Regional Government and Ministry of Health of Iraq in Baghdad, and with the combined skills, expertise and reputation of three frontrunners in the trade fair and conference organizing industry, the Iraq Healthcare Conference 2013 is expected to be the largest specialized conference of its kind in Iraq, addressing all aspects of the Iraqi healthcare sector, which has an estimated value of $6 billion.
Boris Ritter, General Manager of Sesam, expressed how pleased he is to be embarking on this mission, “We are very excited about contributing to the launch of the largest health conference in Iraq, in partnership with International Fairs & Promotions (IFP) – Iraq. We are expecting to make this event the go-to destination for healthcare specialists by providing them with the opportunity to network with industry professionals, discover new techniques and technologies, and identify the abundant business opportunities in Iraq’s healthcare sector. Our experience in organizing specialized regional events, along with the vast relations our partners have acquired over the years, will guarantee the success of this event”.
While commenting on this promising plan, Dr. Rekawt Hama Rashid, Minister of Health of the Kurdistan Regional Government, ensured that “The organizers of the Iraq Healthcare Conference are committed to carrying out all the sessions in this highly acclaimed conference, which will cover all the recent medical developments,” adding that “the organizers will focus on the latest international studies, techniques and technologies in the world of medicine in order to enhance the knowledge and skills of those present.” To further demonstrate the scientific importance of this event that Minister Rashid mentioned in his statement, supporting the conference are the Cambridge Academy for Higher Education (CAHE), a dedicated healthcare and pharmaceutical research institution, and Iraq Health, a non-governmental, non-profit, think-tank organization, seeking to improve health in Iraq.
Speaking on behalf of International Fairs & Promotions (IFP Iraq), the conference’s Project Manager, George Gorayeb, mentioned, “This show’s upcoming edition will be an excellent benchmark following the massive success of the past four years. Breaking numbers in 2012, the Iraq Healthcare Conference gathered over 8000 professional visitors and 150 exhibitors from 17 countries.” Gorayeb also added, “We are confident that through the event’s past triumphs, and our partners’ expertise in organizing conferences, this year’s edition will provide an ideal platform for healthcare professionals and experts seeking to enhance their presence in the market, and facilitate direct communication with a large number of top decision makers from Iraq’s public and private sectors in the Kurdistan region and all other districts of Iraq.”
The conference will be held over two days during which many internationally-renowned speakers – including professors and experts such as Salman Rawaf, Professor of Public Health at the Imperial College in London – will be discussing the future of the healthcare industry in the region, as well as prospects in medical services, pharmaceuticals, and medical insurance in Iraq, in addition to many other issues.