The International Healthcare Exhibition and Forum for Saudi Arabia
MEDEXPO Saudi Arabia was held under the patronage of HRH Prince Mishaal bin Majed bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Jeddah, and supported by the Ministry of Health. It is an international healthcare exhibition and forum in the kingdom focusing on a wide array of health sectors, including Medical, Dentistry, Ophthalmology, Laboratories, Pharmaceutical & Bio-Technology and Medical Tourism. The exhibition attracted visitors from the GCC countries (Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain & Oman) and the wider Middle East region.
According to the last fiscal budget, the Government has allocated additional funds to the tune of SAR 16 Billion (US$ 4.32 Billion) which made the total budget allocation to reach SAR 84.7 Billion (US$ 22.87 Billion) towards healthcare and social services in 2012.
Saudi Arabia represents one of the most lucrative destinations for healthcare professionals globally. Due to the high prevalence of lifestyle diseases including obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases, the spending on pharmaceuticals, hospital services and medical devices will increase considerably in the future.