The Azerbaijan International Healthcare Exhibition, BIHE 2012 will be held in the capital of Azerbaijan from 27 to 29 September. As the only exhibition in the region in the field of medicine and healthcare, BIHE has become an important meeting place for representatives of public organizations, manufacturers of medical equipment and products, as well as for medical practitioners and specialists. The high status of the exhibition is supported by the fact that since its establishment, BIHE has been held with the support of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Azerbaijan. It is also supported by the Azerbaijan Stomatological Association (ASA), the National Confederation of Entrepreneurs (Employers’) Organizations of Azerbaijan Republic and the Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation (AZPROMO). For the past six years, BIHE has held "UFI Approved Event" status awarded by the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry (UFI), which serves as confirmation of the exhibition’s compliance with international standards.This year, BIHE will gather 107 participants from 16 countries. Companies from Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bangladesh, Belarus, Iran, and Russia will demonstrate the latest technology necessary for and claimed by the modern health care industry. Bangladesh will be represented at the exhibition for the first time this year. In general, 40% of BIHE exhibitors are local companies and 60% are international. This year the range of products presented at the exhibition has greatly expanded. BIHE 2012 presents a wide range of medical products and services: medical and laboratory equipment, pharmaceuticals, disinfectants, orthopaedic products, medical furniture, IT software for hospitals, and medical clothing. Textiles products for medical institutions will be on display at the exhibition. The competition in the pharmaceutical sector will continue between companies from Russia, Iran, Belarus, Syria and Bangladesh. A special feature at BIHE 2012 will be a comprehensive display of clinical facilities. Turkish representatives have shown great interest in this sector, i.e. five therapeutic and diagnostic institutions from Turkey will be taking part in the exhibition. On a separate stand, the Committee for Foreign Economic Relations of Turkey, whose members make up a significant proportion of the clinics in Turkey, will be taking part in this event for the first time in the history of the exhibition. Healthcare Belgium, which was established by the leading Belgian hospitals and is responsible for international cooperation, is also participating for the first time.Two more events, the 7th Azerbaijan International Stomatology Exhibition, Stomatology Azerbaijan 2012, and the 6th Azerbaijan International Beauty and Aesthetic Medicine Exhibition, Beauty Azerbaijan 2012 will be held in parallel with BIHE from 27 to 29 September.As part of Stomatology Azerbaijan 2012 participants will demonstrate the latest technologies in implants and teeth whitening.Thus, this year’s exhibition will once again serve as a platform on which to discuss the prospects of cooperation between the consumers, producers and suppliers of medical devices and drugs, and a unique place at which to showcase current trends in medicine to a wide range of industry experts. This will promote the renewal of treatment facilities with modern diagnostic and treatment equipment, and improve the quality of health care in the country.HB Co Ltd acts as the general sponsor of the exhibition. The exhibition is organized by Iteca Caspian LLC and its partner, ITE Group plc. The partners of the international exhibitions in 2012 include Nar Mobile (as the communications partner), AZAL (as the official Air Carrier), Hilton Baku and Caucasus Point Hotel (as the official hotels), and Greenwich Travel Club (as the official travel agent).