Informa confirms FIME to move back to Miami in 2019

Refurbished Miami Beach Convention Center in Florida to welcome back FIME Exhibition & Congress for its 29th edition
 

Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions, the worlds leading publishing and exhibitions company, has announced that the FIME Exhibition & Congress will be making a return to its original host location – the Miami Beach Convention Centre in Florida - in 2019. The show, which is the largest health expo in Americas, will be relocating back to its permanent home in Miami as the venue is expected to complete a $620-million state-of-the-art renovation project by the end of 2018.

Due to the ongoing refurbishment project, FIME Show was temporarily held at the Orange Country Convention Centre in Orlando in Florida in 2016, 2017, and it will also run there for the final time from August 8-10, 2018. Attracting more than 1,200 medical device manufactures from 42 countries, FIME 2018 will also welcome more than 24,200 healthcare trade professionals looking to source products and medical services from across the continent.

According to Gil Alejo, Exhibition Manager, FIME: “Under Informa’s stewardship and strategic direction, FIME has continued to witness a 25% year-on-year growth in visitors numbers, and, with exhibitors already looking to secure their booths for the 2019 edition, our move back to Miami is vital in order to accommodate the increasing scope of the show. It was always the intention to bring FIME back to Miami in 2019 and we look forward to fully utilizing the 500,000 sq. ft. of exhibition space at the Miami Beach Convention Centre to the benefit of our strategic partners, exhibitors and visitors.”

As the “gateway to the Americas”, Miami continues to serve the world’s healthcare business community due to its strategic geographic location and its fast airway connections to Latin America. The city also benefits from a rich social makeup with more than 70% of its inhabitants from multicultural backgrounds. The network of professional contacts that Miami facilitates is geared towards a fruitful business relationship between the Americas. As the 18th largest economy in the world, and with an extensive transpiration system and flourishing trade ecosystem, Florida is the ideal place to reach customers and suppliers anywhere, fast.

For FIME 2019, the primary focus of the show will remain across four industry sectors: medical technology, medical products & supplies, medical services, and medical equipment. Informa also remains committed to expanding the clinical education offering proving industry workshops, conferences and seminars to attending healthcare trade professionals from across the continent.