FICCI launches ‘Virtual Healthcare and Hygiene Expo 2020


Dr Sangita Reddy, President, FICCI announced the launch of ‘Virtual Healthcare and Hygiene Expo 2020’ (VH&H Expo 2020) – a virtual exhibition and conference organised by FICCI from June 22-26. This is the first time that an event will be organised on the virtual platform and digitally accessed by buyers from across the globe. The first edition of VH&H Expo 2020 will consist of five-day comprehensive virtual exhibitions on sectors like AYUSH & Wellness, medical devices, medical textiles and consumables, pharmaceuticals and sanitization. The virtual event will also feature webinars and discuss various issues and opportunities in focus sectors, post Covid-19.

Dr Sangita Reddy, President, FICCI said, “COVID-19 is one of the biggest disasters mankind has ever faced in recent times, bringing disruption to human life worldwide. With no vaccine or treatment currently in place, containment and social distancing has become the only solution to prevent the spread of a highly contagious virus.” “We at FICCI are committed to support and help the Indian business houses, manufacturers so that they generate business and the exports gain momentum. FICCI team is working towards this and I am pleased to announce the first virtual exhibition and conference i.e. Virtual Healthcare & Hygiene Expo 2020 –which will be the first of many such in the pipeline from June 22 – 26, 2020,” Dr Reddy added.

Dilip Chenoy, Secretary General, FICCI said that the chamber will invite buyers from over 120 countries to participate from the comfort of their home-countries to interact live with exhibiting companies. He added that the participants will have an immersive experience and the virtual platform will be close to a conventional exhibition which can’t be organised in the current scenario. “FICCI is also in touch with central and the state governments for their participation in the exhibition,” said Chenoy.

Anurag Sharma, Chair, FICCI AYUSH Committee; Member of Parliament and Director, Shree Baidyanath Ayurved Bhawan, said that in these testing times, AYUSH systems of traditional medicines are playing an important role in supporting the government’s efforts to tackle the crisis. “Ministry of AYUSH also plans to conduct a study to find ‘evidence’ about the efficacy of AYUSH medicines to fight COVID-19. Industry will work towards the goals set by the Prime Minister for AYUSH manufacturers,” he added.

VH&H Expo 2020 will be a unique experience for the participants to interact at the ease of their office or home in these difficult times and get business. The expo will consist of a dedicated virtual exhibition showcasing products and services of over 100 manufacturers. Various webinars and digitally enabled B2B meetings will also be organised between the exhibitors and buyers. During the virtual exhibition, buyers can visit the expo, check exhibitors’ profile, products and can fix meetings and meet them during ‘Live Hours’ from 12 noon-9 pm.