Businesses have a chance to join the Midlands Engine mission to Arab Health in January 2017

The Midlands Engine initiative , which aims to boost economic growth across the region through
enhanced trade and investment, is offering businesses a chance to meet thousands of key contacts at
Arab Health, the largest healthcare event in the Middle East, in January 2017

Arab Health is the second largest healthcare exhibition and congress in the world and the largest in the Middle East.

Taking place at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Dubai from 29th January to 2nd February 2017, it offers an excellent platform on which to build relationships within the healthcare industry, to showcase progress and achievement in the sector and to explore new opportunities with stakeholders in the healthcare field.

Over 4,000 exhibitors attended Arab Health in 2016, with more than 75,000 healthcare professionals visiting from 70 countries around the world. Visitor numbers are expected to reach 101,000+ in 2017, with over 160 UK exhibitors expected at the UK Pavilion alone.

By joining the Midlands Engine Group led by experienced Midlands based trade advisers, you will be able to visit the show and participate in pre-arranged one-to-one meetings with overseas commercial advisers and buyers. You will also have the opportunity to take part in the additional activity arranged by DIT, including a networking reception and several optional site visits. 

Register your interest today at We expect interest in this market visit to be high so please note that your place is not guaranteed until you receive confirmation. For any other enquiries, contact the Department for International Trade (formerly UKTI) East Midlands
on 0345 052 4001.

A commitment fee of £160 + VAT for all delegates will cover some in-market event costs, but delegates need to meet their own flight and accommodation costs. The market visit is open to all Midlands exporters, and if you are an SME you may be eligible for a travel grant of £450.


Saturday 28th January Outward flight from Birmingham to Dubai

Sunday 29th January (am) Option to visit HAAD (Health Authority Abu Dhabi) and SEHA
(Abu Dhabi Health Services Company)

Sunday 29th January (pm) Option to visit DHCC (Dubai Healthcare City)

Monday 30th January (am) In market briefing, pre-arranged one-to-one meetings with commercial advisers and buyers

Monday 30th January (pm) Evening networking event

Tuesday 31 January Delegates free to arrange meetings, evening networking event

Wednesday 1 February Delegates free to arrange meetings

Thursday 2 February Delegates free to arrange meetings

Friday 3 February Fly back to UK or delegates free to travel to other destinations or remain in Dubai to visit Medlab, the world's largest attended laboratory exhibition and conference