By Houda Mzioudet.
Tripoli, 19 September 2013:
The 10th Libya Healthcare exhibition 2013 kicked off rather promisingly for the 300 international companies from . . .[restrict]14 countries, with the lion’s share of exhibitors for Turkish companies. There was, however, a very timid presence for French healthcare companies for this year’ edition, despite the fair’s success, according to both organisers and participants. The exhibition ran from 10 to 12 September 2013.
With a low turnout from French companies in this year’s Healthcare Exhibition, according to Thomas Fernandez, General Manager and founder of the French-Libyan Health Society (FLHS), France needed more boost in fostering cooperation with Libya in the health sector, French healthcare specialists said.
Fernandez, nonetheless, praised the organization and professional level that the exhibition has reached this year, he stressed to the Libya Herald.
“The main reason for such a low turnout is insecurity, of course,” Fernandez stated with a tint of disappointment.
“Of the 1,000 contacts that UBIFRANCE (the French Export Promoting Agency) has registered for the Healthcare Exhibition, only six turned up for the event. This is not because the Libyan market is not interesting to French health care specialists, but media hype did not help. They know that Libya needs reconstruction,” Fernandez further stressed.
For the full version of this article see the forthcoming October/November edition of Libya Herald’s Business Eye magazine. [/restrict]