MD EXPO IRVINE a huge success!
The 2017 MD Expo in Irvine, California exceeded expectations with more than 1,000 people in attendance, including representatives from more than 100 industry-leading businesses.
MD Publishing Vice President Kristin Leavoy said the conference even exceeded her high expectations.
“We knew holding an MD Expo in southern California would gain some industry buzz, but we never expected it to draw the numbers it did,” Leavoy explained. “Our pre-registration attendee numbers topped any show to date and our total registration count was over 1,000 for this event. A first for MD Expo!”
Being in beautiful California wasn’t the only factor contributing to the enormous success of the conference.
“I know the location played a role in the success of this event, but I also feel that the incredible educational line-up was a key factor. Add to that a sold-out exhibit hall with world-class vendors, and some of the best networking events the industry has to offer, and clearly, MD Expo has found the ingredients for success,” Leavoy said. “And I think a big shout-out is in order for our vendors and sponsors, without their support, MD Expo would not be able to continue to offer free admission for health care professionals.”
Attendees, exhibitors and educators all commented on the success of the conference with many agreeing that MD Expo Irvine was “the best” yet.
“AUE was very pleased with the turnout at MD Expo 2017 Irvine. The show is always very valuable to us because many of the exhibitors and attendees are OEMs and ISOs, like ourselves, and it provides an excellent chance to further our business-to-business relationships,” said George Hryshchuk, Director of Sales at Advanced Ultrasound Electronics. “But this year, the end-user hospital attendance, and the presence of CMIA members really gave the show, and us, a boost with many great end-user conversations and sales opportunities. I think I have been to almost every MD show, since the very first one, and this was by far the best!”
“This is likely the best attended MD Expo I think I’ve ever been to. I made some really great contacts and overall had a really great time,” Numed Business Development Executive Krista Bryan said.
“I have noticed that this event keeps on growing and growing. More people are attending this event with great participation. Congratulations to the Expo staff for a well-coordinated event,” said Edgardo Garcia Guel, clinical engineering senior manager, Banner Health.
“The MD Expo was excellent. The content was on point and relevant for the attendees. The networking opportunities were excellent,” said Christopher Nowak, Corporate Director, Universal Health Service Inc.
“This was a great show! This show has grown not only in attendance and size, but vendor wise,” Philips Healthcare Manager Dean Skillicorn said. “Great job. It is an asset to all of us! As an HTM professional, I can’t thank MD Expo and TechNation (enough) for all the support in the field!”
Longtime MD Expo attendee Mercy Health Director Regional Clinical Engineering Douglas Dreps enjoyed the Irvine conference and said its success continues the trend of excellent events by MD Publishing.
“I have had the opportunity to attend many MD Expos and Irvine was the best yet! The location and weather was outstanding. The education sessions and vendor expo are the main reasons I attend. I appreciate all the vendors that make these possible. I made some good connections and hope to save my hospitals dollars using vendor solutions I saw,” he said. “To me, the MD Expo is about networking and learning from others. Many can attend the conference at no charge, which is a huge savings. They offered networking, free happy hours, breakfast, lunch and closed the event with a backyard beach party!”
The Reverse Expo is rapidly becoming a can’t miss aspect of the MD Expo for decision makers at health care facilities and businesses. The opportunity for one-on-one interaction continues to impress and link hospitals with the solutions they need from some of the top equipment and service providers in the industry.
The MD Expo Welcome Reception, sponsored by Sodexo, followed the Reverse Expo providing the ideal setting for longer conversations by those who connected at the Reverse Expo. It also served as an oasis for the HTM professionals who participated in the all-day CBET Review as well as a kick off ceremony for those arriving for the next day’s full slate of educational sessions.
The educational sessions and exhibit hall were overflowing on the first full day of the conference. Interest in the conference was so high that additional space was made available to businesses and HTM organizations with smaller booths just outside the exhibit hall.
The high energy of a busy and successful day carried over with an amazing atmosphere for the Happy Hour sponsored by AIV. It seemed as if everybody was adding to their list of industry contacts as they relaxed after a busy day.
The final day of the MD Expo was filled with excitement from the start with a Renovo Solutions-sponsored Keynote Address from John Maurer from The Joint Commission. Maurer discussed hot topics for over an hour and, after a short break, attendees made their way to educational offerings.
The exhibit hall was once again the place to be in the afternoon with a complimentary lunch provided by All Imaging Systems and more opportunities to network. The Door Prize Extravanganza was also a hit.
The grand finale of the 2017 MD Expo was the Beach Bash sponsored by Jordan Health Products, MedWrench and USOC Biomedical. Everyone enjoyed delicious food, tasty beverages and a range of fun games as everyone celebrated a great conference.
The MD Expo’s continued success is assisted by the support of sponsors. The sponsors who helped make MD Expo Irvine a success are Sodexo, DirectMed, USOC Bio-Medical Services, AIV, Renovo Solutions, Pacific Medical, Jordan Health Products, MedWrench, Tech Knowledge Associates, All Imaging Systems, MW Imaging, Alpha Source Inc., Philips, Crothall Healthcare, RPI, TriMedx, Technical Prospects, GE Healthcare, MedWest Surgical Resources, BC technical and CryoSRV.