Weekly health and fitness agenda: Arab Health conference

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Coming up, more than 66,000 international attendees are expected to gather in Dubai for the Arab Health conference. Also, next month: the second annual International Fitness Week.

36th Arab Health
January 24-27
Dubai, UAE

Now in its 36th year, Arab Health is an international business networking event among healthcare, medical, and science professionals held at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre. The event is expected to draw more than 66,000 attendees and 2,700 exhibitors from 60 countries, including pavilions for Japan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. The event is unique in its focus of drawing an international community to Dubai's fast-growing health market, with more than 30 percent of last year's exhibitors and attendees from outside the Gulf States.

2nd International Fitness Week
February 1-7

The second annual International Fitness Week presented by Fitness First, an international fitness club, with a range of partners including Fitness Industry Association and the British Olympic Association. Health activities will be taking place in 12 different countries throughout Europe and Asia. While the site is not yet updated, stay tuned to internationalfitnessweek.com to find out what is taking place near you or learn more on how to create a healthier lifestyle.


February 1-3

IMAGINA is a software and 3D technology event in Europe that honors innovation within the 3D industry. In 2011 IMAGINA will embrace a new sector: the use of 3D in health care. Attendees will be able to watch and participate in conferences, round table discussions, meetings, workshops, 3D demonstrations and special events with businesses involved in creating 3D solutions for future technologies. A similar but smaller conference on 3D technology, 3D Days, is held in the Netherlands in November. 

25th GSMA Mobile World Congress
February 14-17
Barcelona, Spain

GSMA Mobile World Congress, a four-day event dedicated to cutting-edge mobile technology, will feature a GSMA Mobile Health program, focusing on remote monitoring, wellness, and assisted living technologies. A full program of conferences, keynotes, and panel discussions runs alongside an exhibition of the hottest new products and concept designs from the top mobile companies in the field. 1,300 exhibitors and 50,000 industry members from 200 countries are expected in 2011. Tickets range from €4,999 for a platinum executive pass to €649 for a visitor pass. A standard gold pass, allowing access to all exhibitions, conferences, and networking opportunities, is priced at €2,699.

22nd BioFach & 5th Vivaness
February 16-19
Exhibition Centre, Nuremberg, Germany

BioFach is the oldest and largest trade fair dedicated to organic products and will this year extend from food products into holistic health and wellness through its partnership with the Vivaness event. The event is larger in scope and size than the other comparable European organic and natural ingredients trade fair, Food Ingredients Europe and Natural Ingredients Expo, which is being held at the end of November in France. Last year's BioFach and Vivaness event attracted 2,557 exhibitors and nearly 44,000 visitors in an exhibition space of 89,000 square meters. The event has a global presence with events in Shanghai, Sao Paolo, Tokyo, Mumbai, and Baltimore. Vivaness will showcase over 200 exhibitors with products ranging from natural cosmetics and body care to natural medicines and household products. Day tickets for both are €30.