The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) concluded its annual MedTech Conference, a three day, in-person event. The MedTech Conference says it broke attendance, and international representation records in promoting the ideas, partnerships, and innovations that serve patients worldwide.
“The house was packed, the energy was high, and the opportunities to connect and grow as a critical part of the health care sector were incredible,” says Scott Whitaker, president and CEO of AdvaMed. “I hope all who attended went back home, full of new ideas to get back to what they do best: improving and saving the lives of patients around the world.”
The MedTech Conference attracted 3,400-plus attendees, a new record, from 45 countries, also a new record, to participate in more than 100 sessions led by 400-plus leaders from across medtech, business, and government, the association says. A record number of qualified investors—well over 200—attended to seek out breakout medtech devices for their potential funding.
“The appetite for connection, whether for investment, partnership, or simply inspiration, was stronger than ever this year,” says Ray Briscuso, AdvaMed executive vice president, Conferences and Events. “We all come away with renewed energy to top even the records we broke this week.”
The MedTech Conference included exhibits featuring the latest medical technology; CEO Unplugged sessions with leadership insights; patient stories; expert panel discussions; and speakers including former Secretary of Defense, General James N. Mattis; Robert Califf, MD, commissioner of the FDA; Brian Moynihan, chair and chief executive officer, Bank of America; Mike Mahoney, chairman and chief executive officer of Boston Scientific; Ashley McEvoy, executive vice president, worldwide chairman, MedTech, Johnson & Johnson; Derek Herrera, founder and CEO of Bright Uro and president and chairman of MedTechVets; and Mike Minogue, chairman, president, and CEO of Abiomed and chairman of the AdvaMed board of directors.
In 2023, The MedTech Conference will be in Anaheim, Calif., Oct. 9-11, building on the successes of this year’s Investor Forum, with continued focus on bringing investors and innovators together for collaboration.
Last year, AdvaMed announced that the 2024 The MedTech Conference will be hosted in Toronto, a decision spurred by the robust Canadian presence at the conference over the past several years and enduring partnerships with Canadian medical technology organizations, including Medtech Canada.
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