MEDICA is one of the world's leading trade fairs for the medical industry. Held annually in the trade fair complex Messe Düsseldorf, the event brings in thousands of exhibitors from more than seventy countries to Germany. At MEDICA they show their latest medical devices, products and systems for outpatient and stationary care. The exhibition's focus is on medical technology/electronic medicine, laboratory technology, diagnostics, orthopedic technology, and information and communication technology, including health-related services. In addition to the exhibits, forums on top issues are part of the established offering. Each year the MEDICA is held in tandem with COMPAMED, the international trade fair for components, precursor products and raw materials for use in medical devices and products. As it did in 2016, the initiative Health – Made in Germany will be hosting a diplomats' tour of the upcoming MEDICA.