Exhibitor Resource Center
Welcome to the Medtrade 2017 Exhibitor Resource Center! This area of the website is for current exhibitors only, and is to be used to manage the exhibiting process and help you maximize your return on investment. We encourage you to check back often for updates and additional information.
If you are interested in exhibiting, learn more here.
The information in your Medtrade Connect profile will be pulled for use in the printed show directory. You MUST log in to Medtrade Connect and complete your profile, including selecting your product categories and entering your company’s description. This information is currently viewable online by attendees so completing your profile earlier will give you more exposure by turning up in attendees’ searches. Profiles must be completed by close of business on September 8, 2017 to be included in the printed onsite directory.
To advertise in directory, contact Shannon Benjamin at (678) 904-4441.
To advertise in the Show Daily, contact Rick Rector at (207) 846-0600 ext.267.
Free Expo Pass – Invite your customers to spend time with you in Atlanta by offering them a complimentary Medtrade Expo Pass. Email it out or include in mailings/deliveries. It’s simple and there’s no cost to you! Each Medtrade exhibitor has a unique code for free expo passes. Find the code by logging into exhibitor badge registration and scroll down to bottom of the home page.
Landing Page – As an exhibitor at Medtrade, we have created a free landing page for you to use in your pre-show promotions. Generate awareness of your presence at Medtrade by linking to this page in social media posts, web ads, email, and more! Exhibitors who have 5 or more attendees register through their landing page or by using their free expo pass code (above) will be entered into a drawing to win their choice of a) a free directory ad*, b) an email to attendees*, or c) a Medtrade Monday interview and banner ad in the post-show issue. Exhibitors contracted prior to August 2 have a page built for them already and were emailed links on August 3. If you do not have this email, you can request your landing page link here If you contracted after this date, please request your landing page here.
* Exhibitor to supply ad or HTML file. Directory ad due Sept 29
Turnkey Postcard Program – Invite your customers and prospects to visit your booth at Medtrade! Promote your brand/products, invite buyers to schedule meetings, visit your booth, order show specials, and buy. There is an option available to mail to pre-registered attendees as well. Printing, postage and mailing included. Learn more at MedtradeDirect.com.
From building product awareness to increasing sales, becoming an official show sponsor and/or advertiser will further enhance your presence among the hundreds of exhibitors at Medtrade. Gain additional exposure by purchasing one of the high-profile and high-value sponsorship packages to stand out among your competition. Be sure to check out the new closing reception and cash giveaway sponsorship opportunities!
New Product Pavilion
The most visited spot at Medtrade is the New Product Pavilion, sponsored by HomeCare magazine. Over 99% of attendees at last year’s show walked through the pavilion, all trying to achieve their #1 goal at the show of finding new products. Attendees will vote on their favorite new product and three winners will be crowned. Products are viewable online before and after the show, the pavilion will receive pre-show promotion and press coverage, and the winning products will receive post-show press coverage. Just let your account executive know you’re interested and they’ll help get you signed up. The deadline to enter is October 6th. View policies and procedures
Innovative HME Retail Product Awards
These biannual awards, sponsored by HomeCare magazine, honor the best in HME retail products. Products will be reviewed by judges prior to Medtrade, and the top 8 will advance to an onsite judging round. These top 8 products will be presented to attendees in the retail awards conference session, then voting will take place to determine the top 3 winners. Winners are announced first day of expo and will receive award for display in booth as well as post-show media coverage. Entries due September 29th. View rules, entry form, and contract.
Ideas in Caretail
Show Medtrade attendees your product on display as they would appear in a retail showroom at Medtrade’s Ideas in Caretailing product display. VGM Retail (in coordination with Medtrade and KC Fixtures) is setting up a Caretailing Showroom on the Medtrade expo floor and we want your product represented! Choose from several options and be part of showcasing your product in our professional looking showroom display.
Contact Jim Greatorex from VGM Retail Services at Jim.Greatorex@VGM.com or 207-232-9744 for further information.
ATTENDEE BADGE CHANGE NOTICE – Effective 2014 and forward
Medtrade badges will no longer contain barcodes. They will have a QR code with limited data, but full data can be acquired via cloud. If you use your own scanning device, this will affect you. To access demographic data, prior to the show you will need to log in to the Experient exhibitor portal and find the product entitled “Developer’s Kit for Real Time Data (RTS)”. If you rent scanning units through Experient, you will have new options to choose from, including an app for phone or tablets. Please log into exhibitor badge registration for more information.
View eight suggestions that will help us all cross-promote Medtrade 2017!
Look for this seal when placing service orders for Medtrade – only Official Medtrade vendors will identify themselves with the Official Vendor seal. Put your trust in those companies who are here to help you have the best Medtrade experience possible, and look for the seal before placing any orders. Medtrade guarantees the products and service you will receive from our official vendors.
View list here.
ATTN: We have been notified of hotel reservation companies, directory companies, and list rental companies positioning themselves as Medtrade partners.
- Our official hotel vendor for Medtrade is OnPeak.
- Our official show directory is produced by us. Your listing will be pulled from your Medtrade Connect profile.
- Directory ads are placed through Advantage Media.
- Lead retrieval units are available through our registration partner, Experient.
- Attendee email lists can only be rented from us.
- Our direct mail list vendor is MedtradeDirect.com
Unauthorized Housing Companies Contacting Exhibitors & Attendees
Please be vigilant if approached by any company or service other than OnPeak, Medtrade’s Official Housing Provider, that implies or claims to be an official housing provider of Medtrade. We have been made aware of other housing companies or travel agencies that may be aggressively pursuing you, or your company, to book your guest rooms through their company at supposedly significant discounts. Medtrade has NO affiliation with these organizations and in no way endorses their services.
The priority points system is used as a basis for space assignment for Medtrade and Medtrade Spring and is designed to reward past support/advocacy of the Medtrade events.
Any company, who is exhibiting in the current show or has exhibited in any of the past six shows, is qualified for priority placement. Exhibitors in the current show will be given a priority meeting time at that show. Notice of meeting date/time will be sent to the company contact prior to the show.
Book your hotel through our official Housing partner, OnPeak, and earn extra priority points! For every room you book through OnPeak your company will earn one additional priority point which will be added to your overall total. Book 4 rooms and earn 4 points, book 40 rooms and earn 40 points!
The mission of the Medtrade Exhibitor Advisory Board (XAB) is to assist in the growth of the Medtrade Exposition with continued support to exhibiting companies and Medtrade management. XAB representatives serve as experts for fielding questions and providing resources and initiatives for the continued success of the exposition and those who are participating.