New Features

New features at our upcoming GHE in Riyadh

Get ready to experience the future of healthcare and invest in health. This year’s event is set to take your experience to a new level with our never-been-done-before features and WOW factors. 

22 - 24 October 2024

Riyadh Convention & Exhibition Centre, Malham, Saudi Arabia

New and Enhanced for 2024

AI-driven Diagnostic Challenge Booths

Booths where doctors can test their diagnostic skills against AI algorithms, using real case studies. Providing a learning tool and a way to showcase the advancement in AI diagnostics.

Matchmaking Zones 

Fostering collaborations that shape the future of healthcare, the new matchmaking zone will provide an opportunity for exhibitors, investors and start-ups to network.

Start-up Competition

The enhanced start-up competition will increase the total prize money.

Deals Hub

Enhancing the MOU signing area to a Deals Hub for governments and exhibitors, encouraging companies in advance to sign deals on-site at the show.

Innovation Zone

After a hugely successful rollout of the Innovation Zone in 2023, we’ll be reintroducing this element in 2024, better than before.

You can be at the centre of innovation and cutting-edge technology and contribute to the transformation of healthcare. Join trailblazers, visionaries, industry experts and tech titans from around the globe to reveal their latest insights, future predictions and revolutionary medical and technological breakthroughs.

Innov8 Start-up Competition

The Innov8 competition was another brilliant success last year, awarding a total of SAR 350,000 to three fantastic healthcare pioneers who are disrupting the industry with ground-breaking ideas and solutions for the future of healthcare.

The pitch competition:

20 start-ups will be required to pitch their innovative ideas on stage and in front of a panel of judges, made up of industry leaders, investors, government officials and entrepreneurs who will determine the winners.

Areas of interest:

  • Clinical intelligence and enablement
  • Screening and diagnostics
  • Virtual care delivery
  • Disease management
  • Drug discovery
  • Good health and well-being
  • Medical Device
  • Optimizing healthcare costs
  • Automation
  • Primary and urgent care


The format:

2 Rounds, with 10 start-ups in each:

  • Day 1 – Group 1: 10 Start-ups
  • Day 2 – Group 2: 10 Start-ups
  • Day 3 – Final: Pitch-Off – (Top 6 Finalists)

3 minutes to pitch and 5 minutes of Q&A with the judges

Top 6 finalists will compete in the finale on 24 October

1 winner will be announced along with the second and third runner-ups.



Grand Prize

The winner of Innov8 Talks 2023, will not only get the recognition and the once in a lifetime opportunity to present their innovation to the international healthcare community but will also receive prize money of SAR 200,000

Your exhibition stand

A complimentary exhibition stand at the 2025 Global Health Exhibition


Gain access to a 3 month mentorship programme at the Regulatory Sandbox at SEHA Virtual Hospital and Innovation Enablement Centre at Ministry of Health

Exclusive interview   

An exclusive interview with the Omnia Health Insight

Runners-up will receive:

Second place – SAR 100,000

Third place – SAR 50,000


Submit your application by the 15th September 2024.

Health Investment Zone

Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 outlines healthcare as a critical pillar for development, setting ambitious goals and strategies to enhance healthcare access and quality. The kingdom is also witnessing a surge in domestic demand for high-quality healthcare services due to rapid population growth and increased life expectancy.

Vision 2030 emphasizes finding effective solutions, with the government actively leveraging digital technologies and embracing privatization, ensuring accessibility, quality, and affordability of healthcare. To achieve these objectives and build a world-class healthcare infrastructure, the government has committed a substantial $66 billion investment, positioning Saudi Arabia as a major player in health tourism and a global healthcare powerhouse in the industry


The objective of the Health Investment Zone is to illustrate the investor journey, and to provide a platform to highlight and discuss the latest regulations, government initiatives and developments that are shaping the healthcare sector in Saudi Arabia.

Key topics:

  • Vision 2030: Roadmap for healthcare landscape and investment in Saudi     
  • Private equity’s bet on healthcare – a global perspective
  • Leveraging privatization to enhance Saudi Arabia's healthcare system
  • The power of digital transformation and Public private partnerships


Target audience:

  • C-level (CEO, CIO, CMO)
  • Chief Investment Officer
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Healthcare executives and professionals
  • Investors
  • Government officials
  • Healthcare policy experts and consultants

The Health Investment Zone is based on the theme ‘Invest in Health’ and consisted of 17 sessions with 28 speakers, including 18 C-Level investors in last year's event which resulted in $880.5m MOUs signed and compromised of 400+ investors attending.

Don’t miss out on being involved in the future of healthcare in 2024