MMA 2014: Biennial industry show to boost further Singapore’s medical manufacturing

Following the government’s announcement that it is investing S$500 million over 5 years in a bid to boost Singapore’s advanced manufacturing technologies (which include those for 3D printing), the Medical Manufacturing Asia (MMA) 2014 will complement this move. The biennial show, returning for its second edition from 9 to 11 September 2014 at Suntec , Singapore , will bring together highly-qualified specialists and industry peers to engage and cross-share the latest developments, new research and medical technology and medical manufacturing applications. It will also feature a two-day conference on the topic of Additive Manufacturing (AM), more commonly known as 3D printing.

Co-organised by the Singapore Precision Engineering and Tooling Association (SPETA) and Messe Düsseldorf Asia (a subsidiary of Messe Düsseldorf in Germany), and in collaboration with the International Enterprise (IE)Singapore and SPRING Singapore, MMA 2014 will be held alongside another medical and healthcare event , Medical Fair Asia.

SPETA is a trade association representing locally registered companies engaged in the manufacturing of moulds and dies, jigs and fixtures, metal stamping, metal castings, plastic and rubber mouldings, precision machining, photonic and semi-conductor equipment, aerospace, automotive and medical parts, as well as in providing services related to the precision engineering industry

According to the organisers, MMA 2014 comes on the back of a standout showing at its inaugural edition in 2012 where it drew 144 exhibitors from 21 countries, with close to 90% of exhibitors affirming their satisfaction at the internationality and quality of visitors present at the trade fair.

“Co-locating two stellar trade fairs was a move that simply made sense. The unique equality of both shows are a perfect match, serving not just to enhance brand exposure for all participating exhibitors, but to create an exciting business playground where all parties have the opportunity to establish a strong business presence in the Asian marketplace, gaining a foothold in the fast growing medical and med tech industry”, says SC Koh, Executive Director, SPETA.

With Singapore poised to be the medical hub in Asia, MMA 2014 looks set to establish itself as the premier trade fair for the rapidly developing medical technology and manufacturing sector for the region, an industry that has proven resilient in the face of a challenging global economic climate.

On the domestic front, MMA 2014 continues to enjoy strong industry participation through support from SPETA, IE Singapore and SPRING Singapore, which collectively have galvanised local exhibitor signup and enquiries that have exceeded expectations, say the organisers.

On the other hand, Germany-headquartered IVAM, an international association comprising of companies and institutes in the field of micro technology, nanotechnology, advanced materials, and optics & photonics, likewise returns to MMA, following its successful participation at the inaugural edition. With a dedicated pavilion, IVAM will pave the way for its partner organisations to showcase the latest product innovations and tap into the increasingly sophisticated medical sector in Asia. IVAM will be in distinguished company, with returning nations Austria and Germany having confirmed their country pavilion status.

Augmenting this year’s MMA is the Global Asia Trade Exchange (GATE) 14 Medical Technology, an IE Singapore initiative, in partnership with SPETA. GATE14 Medical Technology is a premier procurement event that connects global buyers with Singapore’s medical device companies and suppliers whose offerings include end-to-end precision engineering assembly, product design and development, production and assembly, and prototype testing, to supply chain and distribution services.

More information on the latest edition of Medical Manufacturing Asia (MMA), the 2-day Conference, and the GATE 14 Medical Technology are available from


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