ATLANTA – Registration numbers tracked ahead leading up to Medtrade Spring at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, and most everyone who registered ending up making the trip. “We had great energy on the show floor and lots of knowledge-hungry attendees at workshops and educational sessions,” said Mark Lind, associate show director. “Coming into the show we were slightly ahead of last year, and strong on-site registration pushed qualified attendance—meaning actual HME providers—to an 11% year-over-year increase for the combined Conference and Expo.”
“I’m very new to the industry, and it was my first time going to any Medtrade show,” said Christopher Simila (pictured, maroon jacket), CEO, Good Life Medical Supply, Newport Beach, Calif. “I loved the Audit Happy Hour where I got a chance to speak with Pam Colbert [attorney at Brown & Fortunato], who was fantastic. I went to Medtrade Spring specifically to learn. Business conditions have cleared out many people [through closures] and now is the best time to get into the HME industry. I look forward to going to Medtrade.”
Providers who missed the show in Vegas (even those who didn’t) are turning their attention to the upcoming Medtrade, where organizers hope to build on the double digit attendance increase enjoyed at Medtrade Spring. “The only way to do that is to make sure the show offers real value and is a worthwhile investment for attendees,” said Kevin Gaffney, vice president and group show director. “We intend to do just that.”
Exhibitors and attendees will have another chance to attend the nation’s premiere HME-focused trade show when Medtrade convenes Oct 21-23, 2019, in Atlanta. Watch Medtrade Monday for SmartSaver Rates that offer maximum savings on the nation’s largest HME-focused trade show.