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January 30, 2018

U.S. Consul General Paul R. Malik Opens Florida Pavilion at Arab Health 2018

Florida recognized as first U.S. state to participate at Arab Health

ORLANDO, Fla. (January 30, 2018) – U.S. Consul General Paul R. Malik participated in the Florida Pavilion opening ceremony this week at Arab Health. Florida was recognized as the first U.S. state to participate at the show 12 years ago, and this year is again the state with the largest presence. There are 19 exhibitors in the Florida Pavilion and 11 others outside of the pavilion.

Manny Mencia, senior vice president of international trade & development for EFI said, “We have been attending this show for more than a decade and our presence gets stronger every year. This year there are 30 Florida companies in total at the show. That makes a big impression on everyone who attends Arab Health and healthcare leaders from around the world take notice. That kind of perception translates to success for the state and the companies in attendance.”

Following the 2017 Arab Health event, small businesses that exhibited in the Florida Pavilion reported $148.7 million in total projected export sales, including nearly $17.8 million in actual sales. The 2017 show attracted nearly 103,000 participants from 68 countries with 40 country pavilions, including medical staff, hospital management and dealer distributors.

Arab Health attracts decision-makers from the region’s healthcare sector and is the largest healthcare event in the Middle East. The 2018 edition of the event is expected to welcome more than 4,200 exhibiting companies and more than 100,000 attendees from 150 countries.

Enterprise Florida is hosting the Florida Pavilion at Arab Health. Companies exhibiting in the Pavilion include:


Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) is a partnership between Florida’s businesses and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for Florida. EFI facilitates job growth through recruitment and retention, international trade and exporting, promotion of sporting events, and capital funding programs to assist small and minority businesses. EFI launched “Florida – The Future is Here” to promote the state as the nation’s premier business destination.