COMPAMED is known as one of the world's leading international trade fairs for medical technology and medical supplies. The expert visitors who come to COMPAMED will see the very latest in components, precursor products, and raw materials that are used making medical technology. The event held annually is the place to establish contacts with technical buyers, research and development specialists, production directors, engineers, designers, and distribution and packaging managers. One feature of the show is a special matchmaking system to aid exhibitors and visitors in planning appointments and one-to-one talks. It applies an algorithm and proposes potential business contacts automatically. COMPAMED takes place at the same time as the world's largest medical technology trade show, MEDICA. Holding the two events in parallel gives visitors many opportunities to examine the full production chain of medical products and technologies from beginning to end.