The fair marks an exciting time as it is the largest to date with over 1000 exhibitors from 50 countries. ​In his opening speech, Dr Koh Poh Koon Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry emphasized the favourable business climate that Singapore provides for medtech companies to expand their operations in the Asia-Pacific region. The industry is growing steadily, since year 2000 the output of Singapore medtech production have seen a sixfold increase. The presence of two leading Hungarian companies, Medicor Elektronika Zrt. and Klimex Medical Kft. showcased the innovations in Hungarian medical equipment production. The representatives of the companies had promising meetings with Singaporean and international partners. The Embassy of Hungary was represented by the diplomats of the Economic Section.