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|Orthopaedie+Rehatechnik 2012 -- Health Care Services, Medical Eq.|
ORTHOPAEDIE+REHATECHNIK is the orthopedic and rehabilitation industry's leading event worldwide. The event takes place every two years and combines the presentation of innovations and new products at the trade fair with further professional training of the highest international quality. One in three visitors to the show is either solely or jointly responsible for purchasing and procurement decisions. 58% of visitors do not attend another trade show or congress on a related topic. With 21,200 visitors from 108 countries ORTHOPAEDIE+REHATECHNIK 2010 reconfirmed its outstanding position worldwide. The show counted 554 exhibitors from 45 countries on over 40,000 sqm exhibit space.
Exhibitor areas at ORTHOPAEDIE+REHATECHNIK at a glance:
Orthopaedic (/ ~ shoe) technology Rehabilitation technology
Surgical supplies and medical technology
Medical and technical information Workshop and shop fittings
As exhibitors you will enjoy the following advantages:
The exceptionally high regard in which the event is held worldwide the level of expertise and status of the trade visitors good results for the acquisition of new customers internationally unique opportunities for further professional training in the World Congress, which draws specialists from all over the world to Leipzig.
SERVICE: A U.S. Pavilion is organized by Kallman Associates, please see http://www.kallmanexpo.com, for more information. The U.S. Commercial Service will support all U.S. exhibitors with its Exhibitor Support Program, please view http://www.buyusa.gov/germany/en/reha.html and will have a BIO-Business Information Office within the U.S. Pavilion. The U.S. Commercial Service in Germany offers a wide range of support services to American exporters wishing to do business in Germany. Dusseldorf-based Senior Commercial Specialist Anette Salama will attend the show to meet U.S. exhibitors and provide market counseling.
American executives exhibiting at Ortho+Reha 2012, or simply visiting the show, should feel free to contact Ms. Salama with questions about the fair, or about doing business in Germany. Senior Commercial Specialist Anette Salama can be reached by email at Anette.email@example.com
IMPORTANT NOTE ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS (IPR): The U.S. Commercial Service in Germany is proactively engaged in defending American companies against counterfeit and copyright infringement. IPR is an important part of corporate value and international competitiveness. U.S. trademark, design and patent rights do not of themselves provide protection in Germany or the rest of the European Union (EU); U.S. companies must protect their IPR here in Europe.
It is possible to register in countries individually or, for EU-wide trademark and design protection, there are a Community Trademark (CTM) and Registered Community Design (RCD). These provide a single right that protects industrial design or trademark in the entire 25-nation EU mega-market of 450 million people. Both national trademarks and the CTM can be registered through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The U.S. Commercial Service can provide information on EU-wide protection for IPR and defend IPR in Europe at trade fairs. More information is available on our website:
Please also visit our website to obtain info about U.S. Commercial Service programs and services designed to help U.S. exporters succeed in the German and European markets, and about VAT recovery procedures:
|Anette Salama, Dusseldorf|
Senior Commercial Specialist
|Jerry Kallman, Kallman Associates|