ECR 2023: The cycle of life – imaging industry roundup

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Bhvita Jani
Published: March 15, 2023 In The News

15th March 2023 – Bhvita Jani – Featured on

ECR 2023 circled back to its favorable prepandemic timing of early March, and as expected, attendance increased by 14% compared to the 2022 summer edition. In total, there were 17,262 in-person attendees from 122 countries; however, attendance did not reach prepandemic levels of just over 23,000 attendees.

There was notable presence of new exhibitors on the show floor, such as Chinese vendor United Imaging, as well as an absence of conventional exhibitors, such as Shimadzu and Hologic. Speculation loomed that the disappointment in attendance, as well as the revised layout from ECR 2022, could have resulted in some reluctancy from vendors to commit to taking up large booths, especially as economic headwinds continue to challenge the medical imaging market. Below, we outline some of the leading themes at the show identified by our analyst team.