Dec 27, 2014
At the MEDICAL WORLD AMERICAS (MWA) 2015 conference and expo, industry leaders will collaboratively discuss the Ebola outbreak that has plagued primarily West Africa and other pressing health care challenges, lessons learned and breakthrough innovations they can implement immediately. “MWA 2015 is convening experts who are on the front line of transforming how we practice medicine,” said Robert Robbins, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Texas Medical Center and Chairman of the MWA Executive Committee. He added, “From the man who led the response to the Ebola outbreak in Texas, to… more
Dec 26, 2014
By Benjamin Rabe and Alexa Newman Partnering with the right anchor exhibitor for your trade show can set the tone for your entire event. Dynamic sponsors bring excitement to the show floor. They attract other exhibitors and, most importantly, they engage attendees. Plus, the non-dues revenue streams boost your organization’s bottom line. To grow your relationship with an anchor exhibitor, you’ll have to be willing to try new tactics, even take a few risks. We saw this recently when three of our client organizations set out to change their approaches. By thinking creatively, being flexible and… more
Oct 28, 2014
The recent staging of REHACARE 2014, International Trade Fair and Congress “Self-determined Living”, closed in Düsseldorf, Germany to positive results. A total of 51,250 trade visitors, people affected and their families came to gather information about innovative assistive technologies presented by 902 exhibitors from 36 countries. This marks a slight visitor increase, compared with the staging in 2012, the closest year in attendee patterns. According to a survey, 96 percent of the REHACARE 2014 attendees were pleased with the trade fair and its product ranges. “Ageing societies, rising… more
Oct 28, 2014
Keynote sessions will focus on challenges and opportunities in manufacturing operations and pharmaceutical packaging at Pharma Expo, which will be collocated with PACK EXPO International, on tap Nov. 2-5 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.  The show, a joint venture of PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies and the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE), will feature the keynote addresses as highlights of the Pharma EXPO conference program that will feature presentations about issues and trends that affect all facets of the pharmaceutical industry… more
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