LAS VEGAS – There are 56 new companies making their presence known (see top story in today’s Medtrade Monday) at Medtrade Spring, but most exhibitors are long-time supporters of the nation’s premiere HME trade show.
Philips Respironics (Booth #706) is one of the many exhibitors that will once again have a large presence on the Expo Floor at Medtrade Spring, scheduled for March 10-12 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.
Medtrade Monday chatted with Erik Hollander, vice president and chief marketing officer for the Murrysville, Pa-based company to assess the mood and expectations prior to the show, which starts in just 41 days. Click Here to Register for Attendance.
Medtrade Monday: Why do you believe Medtrade Spring is still relevant in 2014?
Erik Hollander, vice president and chief marketing officer for Philips Respironics: Medtrade Spring offers a valuable opportunity for home care providers and stakeholders to gather and discuss the industry issues that are changing the business of home care. The show sets the stage for conversations that can lead to progressive changes that move the HME industry and patient care forward.
Medtrade Monday: Last year was rough for many DME providers, but what about the sleep/DME industry gives you optimism these days?
Hollander: We believe that strong collaboration between DMEs and providers of innovative solutions, like Philips Respironics, is essential as the future of the HME industry takes shape. While there are many challenges facing the industry right now, through events such as Medtrade Spring, key HME thought leaders can connect, share advice, and uncover new ways to thrive in this changing environment.”
Medtrade Monday: What would you say to those providers who may still be on the fence about coming to Medtrade Spring?
Hollander: To those who are wavering in their decision to attend Medtrade Spring, we’d offer the reminder that this show provides a premier opportunity for the exchange of ideas with fellow HME providers, caregivers and manufacturers. Not only is it an opportunity to connect with peers, thought leaders, and distributors, it’s also a chance for HMEs to see the latest product offerings that can enable greater efficiency and new retail and expanded care options.
As Allies in Better Sleep and Breathing, Philips Respironics is looking forward to speaking with home care providers at Medtrade Spring and discussing how we can work in harmony to produce solutions that can lead to healthier patients, healthier practices, and healthier businesses.