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Medtrade – Focus on Day Two

October 2, 2017

ATLANTA – The middle day at Medtrade (Tuesday, Oct 24) is quite simply—packed. The Show kicks off at 8:00 a.m. with the AAHomecare Washington Update and Power Panel, concluding at 9:45 a.m. After that, the Expo Floor reveals its countless products at 10:00 a.m. sharp, staying open this year until 5:00 p.m.

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“We do have educational sessions on Tuesday [day two] but they don’t start until 2:15 p.m.,” says Kevin Gaffney, group show director, Medtrade. “That’s a good four hours with no conflicts, just a pure opportunity to immerse yourself in the products that can help you expand your business.”

After the show floor closes, consider attending the Stand Up for HomecareFundraising Event, which starts at 5:30 p.m. and takes place at the Skylounge at the Glenn Hotel. Click Here to read more about the event.

Only three weeks remain until Medtrade convenes Oct 23-25, 2017, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Medtrade is the Fall edition of the nation’s premiere HME trade show. With discount pricing, providers can still save money over day-of-show rates. It’s a wise investment, because the motivation, inspiration, and product ideas from Medtrade can lead to success.

Attendees asked for more “town hall” like sessions, fewer “lecture style” presentations, and more panel discussions (including competitors in some cases!). Organizers introduced the new format at Medtrade Spring 2017, and surveys came back overwhelmingly positive. 

The Medtrade 2017 program will incorporate these changes and also have some sessions with a new seating arrangement to encourage more interaction and discussion among attendees. Conference sessions are open to attendees with a conference pass (not expo), unless the session is indicated as open to all.

Like last year, workshops and educational sessions will take place on Monday (Oct 23), with additional educational sessions on Tuesday (Oct 24) and Wednesday (Oct 25). Show floor hours will be 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday (Oct 24) and Wednesday (Oct 25).

The show will end Wednesday evening with a special event on the show floor designed to increase exhibitor/attendee engagement. “Providers should also know that Show Floor passes can be obtained for FREE,” adds Gaffney. “All you need to do is call up an exhibitor (see list at and ask. The Conference Pass, on the other hand, is available at Discount Rates until Oct 22. If you want to save money, it’s the way to go.”