About 2,000 business and healthcare professionals from around the globe are arriving in Tel Aviv today for tonight’s kickoff of the three-day MEDinISRAEL Conference and Exhibition.

Israeli cybersecurity solutions; on-site diagnostic tools; virtual and augmented reality for training, treatment and rehabilitation; technologies to drive hospital efficiency; and multidisciplinary advanced manufacturing solutions are to be showcased at MEDinISRAEL to the global high-tech community, venture capitalists, healthcare policymakers, medical device importers and distributors, hospital administrators and other stakeholders.

There will be 120 startups and exhibitors, plus representatives from 300 Israel companies. Altogether, Israel boasts more than 1,300 active life-sciences companies and 500 medical device exporters. In 2015, life-sciences exports from Israel reached $8.5 billion.

MEDinISRAEL 2017 is initiated and organized by the Israel Export Institute in cooperation with the Ministry of Economy and Industry, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

“Our intention is to embrace exciting technologies such as wearable devices and mApps to gather data assets, and artificial intelligence to make sense of it,” said Israel Export Institute Chairman Ramzi Gabbay, who’s also chairing the conference.

Approximately 1,600 business meetings are expected to take place during the conference. Expert panels will discuss relevant trends in Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa, Latin America and the United States.

An innovation competition will end with an award ceremony on March 8.
On Thursday, participants will have the opportunity to visit Rambam Healthcare Campus in Haifa, Rabin Medical Center in Petah Tikva or Assuta Medical Center in Tel Aviv to see the latest technology in use, along with sightseeing tours.