17th World Congress and International Exhibition
5 - 8 October 2019
Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
The two-yearly World Congress presented by the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics (ISPO) in 2019 will take place in Kobe, Hyogo (Japan) with the theme "Basics to Bionics".
The Congress offers internationally the most important opportunity for professional development for physicians, therapists, technicians, and engineers involved in the care of patients in need of prosthetic, orthotic, mobility, and assistive devices.
The International Congress and Exhibition applies to orthopedic and orthopedic shoe technicians, rehabilitation technicians, doctors, therapists, dealers and engineers from around the world to find out about the latest innovations and developments in prosthetics and orthopedics industry.
The ISPO International is an interdisciplinary organization working worldwide. It commits itself in favor of supporting and coordinating science and research, as well as further training and practice in the field of prosthetics and orthotics supply and rehabilitation of handicapped persons.
The World Congress in Japan is the ideal chance to enter the World's second largest medical market. Caused by the number of more than 100 attendance figures from various countries, it even adresses a wider region. Therefore exhibitors and customers from the whole world can get in contact.
Additional information and updates can be found at www.ispo-congress.com.
Market profile and the regions character
Kobe in Japan was selected the venue for a reason. Due to the steadily ageing population and a growth in chronic illnesses, the country has the second largest market for medical products and services worldwide. Increasing health-care expenditure and an import rate on medical equipment of nearly 50% make Japan a vivid and interesting market. The healthcare system is considered very innovative – Japan contributed essentially to the development of robotics.