ATLANTA – This week’s Medtrade Monday features a look back at the images from Medtrade West in Phoenix earlier this month. The photos tell a story. We had great energy out on the Expo floor, people were glad to be back, and enthusiasm was high. It really felt like people were firing on all cylinders.
It’s an exciting time for the show, without a doubt. Just in case you have not heard; Starting in 2023, Medtrade East and Medtrade West will be uniting into one show—one event. It will be simply be called Medtrade with no need for regional or seasonal modifiers. The plan is to have one show in a central part of the country at a time that makes the most sense for attendees.
We did not take this decision lightly, and we believe it’s the right move. The decision generated quite a buzz at Medtrade West, and we heard from a lot of exhibitors and attendees. The old adage is true that you can’t please everybody, but the overwhelming majority agreed with the decision. Bill Fredericks, an attendee who made the trip from Millbury, Mass., may have expressed it best when he said, “I can’t wait to see all this energy consolidated into one show. It will be huge.” I may be biased, but I tend to agree.
But first things first…we are full steam ahead for Medtrade East, scheduled for Oct 24-26, 2022 at our familiar home at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Far from simply looking ahead to 2023, we are putting our energies into having a great show. Medtrade will not be returning to Atlanta in 2023, and we will likely reveal the central location for the one Medtrade when we convene in Georgia. I look forward to seeing you there and in 2023.
York Schwab is show director, Medtrade.