Moving the HME Industry Forward


Networking – The Medtrade Wild Card

September 23, 2013

ORLANDO, FL – Products, education, and advocacy are the familiar benefits of attending Medtrade. However, a fourth element of “networking” can be the wild card that adds an unexpected twist.

“The educational session presenters certainly have a whole lot of wisdom,” says Kevin Gaffney, group show director, Medtrade. “However, the person sitting next to you can often be a source of knowledge, and occasionally, an enduring friendship.”

A great place to make new connections, support enhanced advocacy, and welcome the latest inductees to the Homecare Champions Hall of Fame is the Stand Up For Homecare reception on Tuesday, October 8, from 5:30-7:00pm at Baterbys Art Gallery (within close walking distance of the Convention Center). Register now!

With plenty of good food and good conversation, the Stand Up for Homecare reception is the premier networking event for key people in the home care sector at Medtrade.

In addition to the VGM member party and the Beer Garden on the showroom floor, a brand new “Power Lunch” is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct 9, from 11:45 – 1:15. The lunch will cover the following categories:
• Retail HME;
• Legal Issues Roundtable;       
• Mergers & Acquisitions;
• Cash Management/Accounting Efficiencies;
• Regulatory Compliance; and
• Short Term Strategic Planning, Turn Around Strategy

Networking in the virtual world will also be in full swing with “social fan appreciation giveaways” at the show. You’ll find the official rules in the directory at the show, but here’s a hint: like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to start. After that, go ahead and start talking. We’re watching, and some lucky attendees will arrive at Medtrade already winners.

Medtrade takes place Oct 8-10 in Orlando, Fla. To register for Medtrade, or for more information, go to