Canon Communications has announced that in 2010 it will launch three DesignMed events dedicated to the constantly evolving and highly innovative medical electronic imaging, diagnostics, and interventional device industry sectors.Electronics Design News (EDN)magazine, recently acquired by Canon, will sponsor the events.
The DesignMed series will
co-locate with Canon’s established Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M)
shows in the U.S.
and MEDTEC shows elsewhere around the world. In 2010, the pairings will be with
MEDTEC Japan in Yokohama, MEDTEC China in Shanghai and MD&M
Midwest in Rosemont (Chicago). In 2011, the franchise is expected to expand to
additional Canon medical events around the world.
“The conferences at DesignMed
will bring to medical electronics OEMs the very latest in emerging electronics
to allow for smaller, faster, smarter, and more precise imaging and diagnostic
tools for healthcare providers. In the wake of a changing electronics industry
landscape, medical is now a focus for leading suppliers, and medical electronic
device designers are going to really benefit,” said Kevin O’Keefe, senior vice president
of Canon’s events division. “The concurrent DesignMed exhibitions will work to
support the great content delivered to delegates in the conference with
hands-on, face-to-face meetings with top suppliers.”
Valued at nearly $60 billion
worldwide in 2009, the lucrative medical electronics sector is a key target for
major electronics suppliers faced with declining return on their investments in
other electronics sectors that have moved into the cost-driven commodity arena.
“It is gratifying that our
acquisition ofEDNcould be instrumental in bringing global electronics suppliers - the
publication’s advertisers - together with Canon’s worldwide medical
manufacturing audience,” said Canon’s CEO Charles McCurdy. “The result should
be even stronger, more-vibrant MD&M and MEDTEC events, significant new
business for ourEDNcustomers and a wave of new medical electronics device technology for
healthcare providers - a winning proposition all around.”
For more information, visitwww.cancom.com.