International Meeting Point OTWorld
The Congress involves many distinguished delegates and its attendance list reads like a Whos Who of the sector. 550 exhibitors from around 40 countries will present their development work.
International experts in their field attend World Congress: Distinguished international keynote speakers will talk, at OTWorld, on their specialist work in the Congresss core disciplines: orthotics, prosthetics and orthopaedic footwear technology. In the topics selected, such as phantom pain, the biomechanics of diabetic foot, cosmetic socket technology and obesity, the ground will be laid for the artificial aids of tomorrow. The specialists will show, in memorable and practically based presentations, how given illnesses are treated and what kinds of treatment are possible. Specialist knowledge and know-how will be provided by, amongst others, Marlo Ortiz from the Ortiz International S.A. de C.V. in Mexico or Professor Christopher Nester from the University of Salford in Great Britain.
Trade show – the world Nr. 1: In addition to the well-known German suppliers, there are many outstanding international exhibitors who will be meeting up at OTWorld 2016 in order to maintain their stake in the rapid technical developments in the field. They include Basko Healthcare from the Netherlands, Freedom Innovations and Fillauer from the USA, the French companies Proteor and Rodin4D, as well as Endolite Chas. Blatchford & Sons Ltd. and Ortho Europe from Great Britain. Other countries represented include, for example, Canada, China, Iceland, Japan, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Taiwan, and the Czech Republic. Over and above these, there are planned presentations by numerous companies from all over the world at joint stands, including those of France, Spain and the USA.
Dialogue on a global level: It is specifically this interdisciplinary and international exchange of knowledge that is one of the trademarks of OTWorld. That is why the German Federation of Orthopaedic Technicians Guilds (Bundesinnungsverband für Orthopädie.Technik – BIV-OT) is hosting the platform for the sectors professional associations and educational institutions – the "Global Networking Area" yet again. Personal contacts are very much to the fore at the joint stand of the sectors international associations. This attractively designed stand affords the international scientific communities and professional associations the opportunity to introduce themselves and their work and to provide information about the health-care structures, the possibilities for initial and further training and various events in their own individual countries. Trade visitors from all over the world can come together here to make new contacts, to network and to exchange ideas and experiences.
Photo: Leipzig Messe GmbH/ Christian Krause