Oct 27, 2014
By Alexa Newman and Benjamin Rabe Exhibitor X has been a staple in your trade show – and your show’s budget – for years. But Steve, the new marketing manager, is questioning his company’s sponsorship next year. “We’re not seeing enough return on investment,” Steve writes in his evaluation. That’s worse-case scenario. Hopefully, you’re already addressing Steve’s concerns before it goes to an eval form. Still, the more your team works on giving sponsors and exhibitors access to your attendees, the more success your show will enjoy. Following are some tips that will help attract and retain… more
Sep 28, 2014
The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), which holds two world congresses each year and brings together thousands of practitioners, recently released the dynamic program for the 22nd Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine, scheduled Dec. 11-13 at the Venetian/Palazzo in Las Vegas. The program features three distinguished key speakers and three full days of innovative cutting-edge information from the fastest growing specialty in healthcare. “We are very excited about the level of enthusiasm we have received from speakers, sponsors and attendees for our annual Winter… more
Sep 28, 2014
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has appointed J. Spargo & Associates, Inc. as its registration, housing, and lead retrieval company for its 2015, 2016, and 2017 Annual Clinical & Scientific Meetings. The event highlights new technology, current clinical dilemmas, and “hot topics” facing those involved in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.  The 2015 Annual Clinical & Scientific Meeting will be held May 2-6 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Founded in 1951 in Chicago, Illinois, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has… more
Sep 28, 2014
In its second year, MEDICAL WORLD AMERICAS conference and expo, on tap April 27-29 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, will bring together clinicians and health care administrative professionals from the public and private sectors, as well as the world of academia. Launched last year as a unique collaboration between Texas Medical Center, Houston First Corporation, the organizers of MEDICA in Germany, and the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau (GHCVB), MWA has partnered with several organizations and lined up leaders in health care as advisors.   For the… more
Sep 27, 2014
By Benjamin Rabe, CEM and Alexa Newman As trade show managers, it’s easy to get focused on the attendee and exhibitor experience at events and lose sight of the members who aren’t able to attend. But by taking some innovative actions, we can include and even engage members who are staying home. The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), a personal membership group of the American Hospital Association (AHA), encountered this issue. ASHE hosts two annual conferences a year, each averaging 2,000 attendees and over 1,000 exhibitors. However, 6,000 members weren’t attending the events… more
Aug 25, 2014
Developers of medical apps will have the opportunity to present their creations live at the App Competition during MEDICA 2014, World Forum for Medicine, to be held Nov. 12-15 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany. MEDICA is billed as the leading international trade fair for the medical sector that attracts more than 4,600 exhibitors and 132,000 visitors from around the globe every year.  A MEDICA expert team will pre-select these app submissions for use in the daily routine of a physician or in the hospital, with 10 developers participating in the competition. The final… more
Aug 25, 2014
MEDICAL WORLD AMERICAS (MWA) will pair up with two collocation partners for the upcoming 2015 conference and expo April 27-29 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. The American College of Healthcare Executives Southeast Texas Chapter (ACHE-SETC) will hold its annual educational meeting at MWA and will integrate into the overall conference programming by offering valuable CEU’s to attendees.  Vendome Group’s Healthcare Design Academy also will collaborate with MWA and offering business intersections between attendees through this collocation. “We are thrilled that… more
Aug 25, 2014
Recent labor changes at the Pennsylvania Convention Center already are paying off, with the Philadelphia-based American Association for Cancer Research selecting its hometown for its 2015, 2019 and 2024 Annual Meetings. The AACR Annual Meeting will take place April 18–22, 2015, at the SMG-managed center and will be the largest meeting held in the city next year.      “Philadelphia was a natural choice for our 2015 Annual Meeting,” said the AACR’s CEO Margaret Foti, PhD, MD (hc). “The city is not only our hometown, but it is also an epicenter for groundbreaking cancer… more
Aug 25, 2014
The District of Columbia Dental Society (DCDS) selected SmithBucklin to provide full-service association management. Founded in 1866, DCDS is the professional dental association of the nation's capital, representing more than 600 dentists, oral surgeons and dental professionals. DCDS promotes the growth of the dental profession through educational programming, advocacy for its members and raising the oral health literacy of the D.C. community. The society is a chapter of the American Dental Association. Doug Fesler, who works for SmithBucklin in the Healthcare + Scientific Industry Practice,… more
Jul 28, 2014
The global medical device industry has grown significantly during the last five years and is projected to reach approximately $302 billion by 2017, with a compound annual growth rate of 6.1 percent.To serve this growing industry, Pharma EXPO 2014, on tap Nov, 2-5 at Chicago’s McCormick Place and collocated with PACK EXPO International, will provide solutions medical device manufacturers can use to enhance efficiency, speed and time to market, and to ensure regulatory compliance.“The U.S. medical device market is currently a $110 billion industry – the largest in the world. There are more than… more