LAS VEGAS – The biannual Innovative HME Retail Product Awards honor HME products that are particularly suited for retail sale. The purpose of the competition is to promote and recognize products that contribute to providers’ bottom lines though cash sales. Early Bird Rates for Medtrade Spring end on Dec 31, 2013. Click Here to register now and save money.
Entries will be judged on their contribution to the quality of life enhancement they will provide to the users and how well they would work in a retail environment. Products will be judged on marketing support provided to suppliers; innovation; functionality; quality/durability; aesthetics/style; environmental sustainability; ease of retail set-up; and pricing.
Five products will be chosen as winners:
1) Winners will be featured in retail products roundtable conference session, The Best New HME Retail/Cash Opportunities, moderated by Jim Greatorex, President of Black Bear Medical, at Medtrade Spring on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Winners will be allotted 5-6 minutes to discuss their product with the audience.
2) Winning products will be featured in the New Product Pavilion on the expo floor.
3) Products will be featured in pre and post-show issues of the Medtrade Monday enewsletter.
4) Company logo will be featured on the Medtrade Spring website.
5) Medtrade PR director will assist in developing appropriate press releases.
First-Time Attendee Orientation
Is it your first time at Medtrade Spring ? As a new attendee, we invite you to Medtrade Spring’s First-Time Attendee Orientation. Grab a cup of coffee and hear tips from Medtrade veterans that will help make your first Medtrade Spring a success. Learn how to get the most out of your expo floor and/or conference experience.
Medtrade Spring Beer Garden
The Beer Garden is open to all attendees and exhibitors and is sponsored by Infopia USA. Hours are Tuesday, March 11 from noon – 4:00 pm.
AAHomecare’s Stand Up for Homecare Fundraiser Reception
Tuesday, March 11 – 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Stand Up for Homecare is a proactive campaign that gets positive, accurate information about the home medical equipment sector into the media and onto Capitol Hill. The campaign has generated positive news reports by national and local media, and mobilized grassroots advocates to contact policymakers. The campaign has also funded research that underscores the value of HME and the credibility of providers. By attending the fundraising reception you can help to expand awareness and appreciation of homecare. The reception is also a major networking event attended by key leaders in the HME community. Read more about the Stand Up for Homecare campaign. Registration is required for this event. Tickets are available through registration.
AAHomecare’s Washington Update
Tuesday, March 11 | 8:30 am – 9:45 am
Learn from and engage with AAHomecare’s team of legislative and regulatory experts on challenges and opportunities dealing with issues including the bidding program, aggressive audits, and documentation requirements for providers. Find out what AAHomecare’s plans are for the future and how the Association will fight for its members as they fight for their businesses. Stay informed, stay involved. AAHomecare speakers to include: Tom Ryan, president, Jay Witter, vice president of government affairs, and Kim Brummett, senior director of regulatory affairs. Sponsored by: HME Business.
Tuesday, March 11 – 11:45 am – 1:15 pm
Real food for thought! Fuel up on lunch and information on one of six topics crucial to making your business survive and thrive. Grab one of the included boxed lunches and head to a table where your moderator will kick-off your roundtable group discussion. Learn from experts, hear from your peers, and take back solutions to your office. Space is limited so sign up early. Tickets are available through registration and you will have your choice of 1 of 6 topics:
Innovative HME Retail Product Awards
Wednesday, March 12 – 9:45 am – 10:45 am
Daily in the New Product Pavilion
The biannual Innovative HME Retail Product Awards honor HME products that are particularly suited for retail sale. The purpose of the competition is to promote and recognize products that contribute to providers’ bottom lines though cash sales. Products will be judged on marketing support provided to suppliers; innovation; functionality; quality/durability; aesthetics/style; environmental sustainability; ease of retail set-up and pricing. Products will be showcased in the New Product Pavilion and in a 6-4-18 session, The Best New Retail/Cash Opportunities on Wed, March 12 @ 9:45 am. This session is open to ALL attendees.