Last week the Arab Health 2012 was held. This is the largest medical products and services show in the Middle East (second only to Medica in the world). The show welcomed around 200 U.S. exhibitors, including 150 in the USA Pavilion. Ambassador Michael Corbin and Acting Minister of Health HE Abdul Rahman Al Owais participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony.
In a program organized by Christian Koschil of the Chicago U.S. Export Assistance Center and Lisa Huot of the Trade Fair Certification Office, Commercial Sepcialists from the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia (Riyadh and Dhahran), Oman, and Bahrain counseled U.S. exhibitors. Steve Miller of the Office of Service Industries brought a delegation of nine America hospitals under the University HealthSystem Consortium Market Development Cooperative Program. There was also presence from representatives from the U.S. Census Bureau. William Bostic, Jr. and Richard Preuss counseled U.S. exhibitors on how to use U.S. trade data. Over $20 million in export successes were recorded at the show.
What a success!