The Maryland Department of Commerce is leading a delegation of Maryland companies this week to Arab Health 2016, the world’s second largest healthcare exhibition. Held in Dubai, this is the third year Commerce has exhibited at the trade show, promoting the state’s healthcare assets as well as a number of small and mid-size companies to a global audience.
“The Arab Health show is truly a unique opportunity to reach the decision makers of many of the world’s largest healthcare companies and let them know that Maryland is open for business,” said Commerce Secretary Mike Gill. “With more than 4,000 exhibitors from around the globe, this show is also critical to any Maryland healthcare company looking to market their products and services to new, overseas customers.”
The seven Maryland companies traveling to Arab Health this year include AirBoss Defense (Landover); Gould Fiber Optics (Millersville); IOB Medical (Gaithersburg); Life Science Products (Chestertown); Man & Machine (Landover); Pevco Systems (Middle River); and Safe Chain Solutions (Cambridge).
IOB Medical, which has traveled with the Maryland delegation to Arab Health for three years, generated more than $38,000 in new sales from the show.
“Through our participation in this exhibition, we have gained exposure in the Middle Eastern healthcare market, as well as many new customers. Commerce has played an integral role in helping our small company gain international recognition,” said Joe Shia, Vice President of IOB Medical.