Whether you attend as an exhibitor, for education, or to advance your business, medical technology conferences offer great opportunities to network, stay current on industry trends, and inspire your team. Among the many MedTech conferences you could put on your 2019 calendar, these 10 stand out as the best investments of your time and resources. Make sure to register early – and don’t forget to book your hotel!
February 5 - 7, 2019
Anaheim Convention Center | Anaheim, CA
MD&M West is the largest Medtech conference in North America. More than 1,900 suppliers will be exhibiting solutions in contract manufacturing, manufacturing equipment, automation, device components, and materials. If you are searching for a specific component — or just inspiration for your next project — MD&M West’s exhibit hall is a great place to look. It’s also a golden opportunity to find collaborators and partners.
The 2019 conference will focus on 3D printing and smart manufacturing, with more than 30 hours of free education and conference sessions devoted to using cutting-edge technology to increase productivity and reduce costs.
Expo passes are free with some restrictions. All-access, full conference passes start at $599.
February 11 - 15, 2019
Orange County Convention Center | Orlando, FL
More than 45,000 health IT professionals, clinicians, executives, and suppliers from all over the world will gather in Orlando this spring for HIMSS19. Attendees can choose from education sessions that span topics from improving patient outcomes to blockchain technology applications, and this 2019 keynote speakers include bestselling author and public health leader Atul Gawande, MD, Premier President and CEO Susan DeVore, and two-time SXSW Innovation Award Winner Mick Ebeling, CEO of Not Impossible Labs.
Few shows can compare to the breadth and excitement of the HIMSS exhibition, with everyone from top healthcare solutions providers to innovative startups networking with the industry.
Registration is $825 for HIMSS members who register early and $1,225 for standard registration; non-members pay $1,055 before December 3, 2018, and $1,325 for standard registration. Packages are also available.
March 27 - 31, 2019
Colorado Convention Center & Hyatt Regency | Denver, CO
If you provide medical lasers and energy-based technologies, you will want to exhibit at (or at least attend) ASLMS 2019. The event draws clinicians, scientists, and health care professionals from around the world working in the field of laser medicine. ASLMS features abstract sessions in which research is presented by scientists, students, and other innovators.
Exhibitor space fees, which include conference and exhibition hall badges, start at $3,220 for those who register by January 7, 2019.
April 15 - 18, 2019
Graduate Minneapolis & McNamara Alumni Center | Minneapolis, MN
This is the world’s largest premiere medical devices conference, presented by the University of Minnesota’s Earl E. Baker Medical Devices Center, the College of Science and Engineer and the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
The DMD Conference brings together world-class medical device designers, researchers, manufacturers and other industry professionals to explore innovations in medical device design.
Registration opens January 1, 2019. One-day rate is $400, three-day rate is $750.
April 23 - 24, 2019
Ritz-Carlton Chicago | Chicago, IL
MedCity INVEST connects investors and corporate business development executives with C-level executives from healthcare startups in biopharma, diagnostics, medical device, health IT, and related services.
In addition to valuable networking opportunities, the preliminary agenda for 2019’s conference includes ample education opportunities centered around the healthcare industry and sessions focused on funding.
Early registration is available through December 11, 2018 for only $595. After that, the full registration cost is $1,095.
May 15 - 16, 2019
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina | San Diego, CA
The 10x Medical Device Conference is an event designed especially for medical device professionals and thought leaders, marketing and business development. The agenda is packed with valuable ideas for professionals at all experience levels, covering topics such as the sales process, marketing medical devices, and forming valuable partnerships.
Registration for the keynote and reception only is $95 in advance, while registration for workshops is $895 and registration for “the works” is $2,195.
May 15 - 16, 2019
Boston Convention & Exhibition Center | Boston, MA
BIOMEDevice Boston, an MD&M Event, is presented in partnership with the Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC). This conference, located in the heart of New England’s Medtech industry, offers engineers, managers, and directors two days of education on R&D and product development and connects you with 4,500 engineers and executives, as well as over 450 leading suppliers.
Expo passes are free, with some restrictions; conference passes start at $399.
June 7 - 10, 2019
Huntington Convention Center & Global Center for Health Innovation | Cleveland, OH
The AAMI Conference & Expo is getting a new brand in 2019: The AAMI Exchange. Organizers say the name reflects the event’s objectives of exchanging knowledge and enabling relationship exchanges. AAMI Exchange will also introduce new programs, including additional programming for industry professionals.
The event brings together 3,000 engineers, technicians, cybersecurity professionals, sterilization experts, hospital administrators and managers with solution providers.
Full-conference registration is available for a discounted cost of $750 for AAMI members who register by March 20, 2019. Nonmember early registration is available for $950. Registration costs increase to $850 and $1,050, respectively, after March 20.
June 26 - 28, 2019
Miami Beach Convention Center | Miami Beach, FL
The large FIME exhibition — with upwards of 1,400 exhibitors from 42 countries — attracts senior healthcare decision makers, healthcare sales and marketing reps, and medical professionals, making it a great opportunity to exhibit your MedTech device. More than 24,000 healthcare professionals attended in 2018 to source products and medical services.
For information about exhibiting and pricing, complete FIME’s online form.
November 18 - 21, 2019
Düsseldorf Trade Fair Centre | Dusseldorf, Germany
MEDICA is the world’s largest event for the healthcare industry with over 125,000 attendees. The upcoming 2018 event, planned for November 12 - 15, features more than 5,000 exhibitors from 70 countries displaying and demonstrating a comprehensive array of products including laboratory technology, physiotherapy, orthopedic technology, commodities, consumables, electrotherapy, and healthcare IT. MEDICA covers the entire spectrum of informational and educational topics relevant to healthcare, from business and research to politics.
Keep an eye on the MEDICA website for developing details about registration and agendas for the 2019 conference.
Meet Face to Face
In addition to offering networking and education opportunities, conferences are also potential meeting places. With healthcare professionals’ and solutions providers’ busy schedules sometimes making appointments difficult to confirm, conferences can create an opportunity for you and your prospects to be at the same place at the same time – often in a more relaxed atmosphere than the usual day-to-day.
If you’re attending any of these conferences, consider sending out an email to prospects or clients in the area to let them know you’ll be in town. Successful meetings can result in even more conference attendance ROI for your MedTech products or services.
So, where are you going in 2019? You can catch Carevoyance at HIMSS19 and the 10x Medical Device Conference, with more appearances to come!
About the Author
Carevoyance contributor Bernadette Wilson of B Wilson Marketing Communications is an experienced journalist, writer, editor, and B2B marketer, specializing in content for technology companies.