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One Week Until Medtrade Spring

February 22, 2016

LAS VEGAS – Medtrade Spring is just seven days away, and it’s not too late to plan a trip to Las Vegas. This year’s show is scheduled for Feb 29-March 2, 2016, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

Each day at Medtrade Spring is packed, starting with a full selection of 60- and 90-minute sessions on day one, plus three workshops and a Fitter’s Course. Much like last year, educational sessions are designed to minimize overlap with Expo Floor time.

“There are also limited seats still available for our four networking events,” says Kevin Gaffney, group show director. “These events are often the ‘wild cards’ at Medtrade Spring, because people form friendships, get great advice, and learn from peers—as well as being inspired by speakers. It’s all in a less structured environment that fosters open communication. It’s a great way to maximize the benefit of your trade show experience.”

The four Networking Events planned for Medtrade Spring are: 1) Audit Happy Hour; 2) Power Lunch (pictured); 3) AAHomecare’s Stand Up for Homecare Reception; and 4) The HME Breakfast Club. Check www.medtradespring.com for more info about all things Medtrade Spring.

Boost Your Caretailing IQ
LAS VEGAS – Ideas in Caretail, sponsored by VGM Retail Services and KC Store Fixtures, is an area designed to show how successful healthcare retailers care about their patients. That kind of caring demands a new term—one that combines care and retail.

Ideas in Caretail: Point-of-Purchase & Small Spaces, will showcase point-of-purchase (POP) displays that are either vendor supplied, or racks that providers can fill with their choice of products to create a custom POP display. All displays will be provided by KC Store Fixtures.

These options are also great for businesses that lack retail space but can benefit by adding a product line or creating a display with complementary products. Learn what display options are available for the retail environment by visiting Ideas in Caretail.

Strong Sleep/Respiratory Presence at Medtrade Spring
LAS VEGAS – With one week remaining until the start of Medtrade Spring, exhibitor sign-ups under the sleep/respiratory category are strong (see chart). Exhibitors such as San Diego-based ResMed are preparing for the show (scheduled for Feb 29-March 2 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas) on the heels of considerable momentum thanks to strong revenue numbers.

ResMed recently announced results for its quarter ended December 31, 2015. Revenue for the quarter was $454.5 million, a 7% increase compared with the quarter ended December 31, 2014; this is a 13 percent increase on a constant currency basis.  

“We remain focused on delivering strong long-term growth from our sleep-disordered breathing and respiratory care businesses. Our team continued to deliver double-digit constant currency growth this quarter,” said Mick Farrell, ResMed’s CEO. “Our Americas region was a significant contributor this quarter, as our customers continued to show their strong preference for our offerings, including Air Solutions cloud-based software, AirSense devices, and AirFit patient interface systems.

“We have expanded our respiratory care business into the field of long-term oxygen therapy,” added Farrell. “Last week we announced a definitive agreement to acquire Inova Labs in Austin, Texas. This will add portable oxygen concentrators, complementing our non-invasive ventilators, and providing yet another ResMed therapy option for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD.”

“The respiratory sector at Medtrade Spring reflects a vital category for so many providers who are making plans to attend the show,” adds Kevin Gaffney, group show director, Medtrade. “Government policy has not made things easy for oxygen and sleep providers, but Medtrade Spring will be a great place to learn about the latest technologies, techniques, and tips to improve the respiratory business. Go to www.medtradespring.com to check out the educational sessions, and Click Here to register for Medtrade Spring. I hope to see you there.”

The following is a concise lineup of show floor availability, educational session times, and networking opportunities (highlighted in red):

Monday • February 29
• 10:00 am – 10:30 am – First – Time Attendee Orientation
• 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Workshops
• 10:30 am – 11:30 am – Educational Conference Sessions
• 1:00 pm -2:30 pm – Educational Conference Sessions
• 2:45 pm – 4:15 pm – Educational Conference Sessions
• 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm – Educational Conference Sessions
• 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm – Innovative Retail Product Awards
• 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm – The Audit “Happy” Hour (Networking Session)

Tuesday, March 1
• 8:00 am – 9:45 am – AAHomecare’s Washington Update
• 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Expo Hall Open
• 11:45 am – 1:15 pm – Power Lunch
• 2:45 pm- 3:45 pm – Educational Conference Sessions  
• 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Educational Conference Sessions
• 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm – AAHomecare’s Stand Up For Homecare Reception

Wednesday, March 2
• 9:00 am – 10:30 am – HME Breakfast Club
• 10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Expo Hall Open

Click Here to register for Medtrade Spring and/or add networking/workshops to an existing registration.

Use #MedtradeSpring16 for all show-related social media.