Hospital Infrastructure India – Growing stronger and bigger with participation from leading companies
Sept.- Oct., 2011
The only dedicated event of its kind in India that will feature products & technology from leading healthcare infrastructure companies from India and abroad.
There is a significant gap between the demand and supply in the hospital infrastructure sector. Through HII event we would be offering our exhibitors, visitors and the industry at large, a professional platform to develop and consolidate their business contacts within the healthcare industry says Guru Prasath, Group Exhibition Director, Informa Exhibitions India and organizers of HII.
Following on the success of last edition, Hospital Infrastructure India (HII) – India’s premier international exhibition and conference on hospital infrastructure, planning, supplies and healthcare development - will be held this year at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai from 14 – 16 December 2011.
Q. What is your outlook on the hospital infrastructure sector in India?
According to industry reports, the Indian healthcare sector is expected to grow at 23% annually to become a USD 77 billion industry by 2012. The Healthcare infrastructure expenditure is expected to touch USD 14.2 billion by 2013. The demand for hospital beds in India is expected to be around 2.8 million by 2014 to match the global average of 3 beds per 1000 population from the present 0.7 beds.
Hence, there is a clear gap between the demand and supply, as far as the healthcare infrastructure sector is concerned. At HII it is our endeavor to help minimize that gap.
Q. What are the challenges and opportunities for hospitals in India and what role does HII event play in this?
The challenges are huge. There is a need to improve physical hospital infrastructure, developing new infrastructure of global standards. Also issues like infection control in hospitals, educating doctors on hospital architecture planning, managing medical equipments demands, delivering telemedicine solutions in rural areas, conducting cost-effective clinical trials in India. In order to meet these challenges, we are already seeing many expansion plans from existing hospitals, besides major investment plans announced by the government & private players.
At HII, our aim is to bring together the senior healthcare decision makers from public & private hospitals, hospital administrators and other key professionals within this sector along with the hospital suppliers, hospital planners/consultants/ architects, medical equipment manufacturers, infrastructure providers and others, all under one roof.
We had an overwhelming response in 2010 from visitors and arguably HII today is well positioned as a must attend event for everyone in healthcare industry.
Q. The last HII 2010 edition attracted some very prominent participants like Sony, L & T, Armstrong World, Everest, HKS, BurtHill and so on - what is new for this edition and what are your expectations?
With more than 80% of our past exhibitors having already re-booked for 2011 we are very strongly positioned to offer a strong ROI to our participants this year too. The event is slated to grow by 20% both in terms of exhibitors & space occupancy. Out of the space sold so far, we already have over 25% new exhibitors this time.
There will be special features like product demonstrations, workshops, seminar forums as well as technical conferences touching upon infrastructure component of healthcare business.
For more information visit the website www.hospitalinfra-india.com or call +91 22 4020 3341.