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INTERNATIONAL THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON EXHIBITIONS AND CONFERENCES Covid-19 has had a profound impact on the way we do business and interact personally. Numerous exhibitions and conferences throughout 2020 were cancelled or postponed as result of countries around the world going in to ‘lock down’. The paramount consideration of Medilink UK in relation to our overseas events programme has always been the safety and security of our clients and employees. In that regard Medilink has pushed and supported the cancellation and postponement of a large number of events around the world. After careful and extensive consideration, the decision was made to support the Medica 2020 and Arab Health 2021 exhibitions. These projects have been exceptionally popular in terms of bookings throughout the year as companies look forward to a return to some form of ‘business as usual’. Medilink will continue to constantly evaluate these events but for now we look forward to welcoming back both old and new clients to the two most prominent life sciences exhibitions in the world. MEDILINK APPOINTED DIT NORTHERN POWERHOUSE STRATEGIC SECTOR LEAD Medilink North of England’s International Director, Tom Elliott, has been appointed to the role of DIT Healthcare and Life Sciences Specialist for the Northern Powerhouse, working with and on behalf of Healthcare, Life Science, Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical businesses. The role will help shape the development and provide delivery for a strategic sector plan, engaging key companies across the North of England, developing commercial relationships for the region with overseas agencies, governments and wider stakeholders. The role will link into existing DIT networks, sector and regional specialists to provide a greater link across the Northern region, after life sciences being identified as one of the key sectors in which the Northern Powerhouse excels, and is part of the UK Government’s ‘levelling up’ agenda. Tom said, “This new role for Medilink will mean that we can support the sector even further alongside DIT across the Northern Powerhouse, something which will be important in recovering and driving the economy, post Covid-19 and beyond.” MEDICA, 16 – 19 NOVEMBER 2020, DÜSSELDORF Whether you are a new or experienced exporter, a manufacturer or service provider, booking your exhibition stand on the Medilink UK pavilion at Medica, the world’s largest medical technology and life sciences exhibition, can offer a range of opportunities for your business. At this event, you have the unique chance to showcase your products and services to a range of global healthcare professionals, providing your company with a competitive advantage by being part of a high-quality, UKbranded pavilion in a great location. Medilink’s International Team will work with you to advise the best exhibition stand option for your event goals, ensuring maximum return on investment and objectives. Alongside this, the team offer a full spectrum of support for exhibitors, ranging from pre-event assistance, competitive accommodation travel and freight rates, refreshments and onsite support to ensure that you have a stress-free exhibiting experience. Funding is available for eligible companies (through the Tradeshow Access Programme) and our partners, World First, can also help companies to secure preferential exchange rates. To book your place at Medica 2020 before exhibitions stands sell out, or for further information, please contact our International Team: on 0114 232 9272 or at international@medilink.co.uk. HOW CAN MEDILINK’S INTERNATIONAL TEAM BENEFIT YOU? Alongside the International Team’s exceptional support and access to world leading trade missions and exhibitions, Medilink also offers short term additional resourcing to achieve international objectives such as: • Export staff, maternity and sickness cover • Market access projects • Distributor identification and targeting • Market identification and market entry strategy • Regulatory process clarification and support • International project management • Exhibition stand staffing To discuss Medilink’s exhibition schedule or wider international services, please get in touch with the team today, on: international@medilink.co.uk / 0114 232 9272. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR FEEDBACK ON MEDILINK NEWS, PLEASE CONTACT: connect@medilink.co.uk WWW.MEDILINK.CO.UK