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Medtrade Spring takes on dual role

Products, new and familiar, remain focus

LAS VEGAS – By co-locating with the Environments for Aging Expo & Conference, Medtrade Spring 2017 is essentially doubling its offerings to attendees at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, Feb. 27-March 1.

Drive DeVilbiss bows out of Medtrade Spring

Company says it’s rethinking its marketing strategy

LAS VEGAS – Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare has had one of the busiest and liveliest booths at Medtrade Springs past, but not this year.

Medtrade strives to help providers with new normal


Since taking over the helm of Medtrade eight years ago, Show Director Kevin Gaffney has become a serious student of the HME industry’s challenges while also assuming the role of professor in creating an educational syllabus that benefits the provider community.

At Medtrade Spring, attendees in search of opportunity


LAS VEGAS – Foot traffic was down slightly and there were fewer exhibitors at Medtrade Spring last week, but the mood was upbeat, say show organizers.

Talking audits over cocktails


If there are any two words that are incompatible in the HME industry, it’s “audit” and “happy.” Except when they are combined for the Audit Happy Hour at Medtrade Spring in Las Vegas.

Spring show 'serious' biz


While every expense in a highly cost-sensitive HME environment should rightly be scrutinized, the thing to keep your eye on: return on investment, says Medtrade Spring Group Director Kevin Gaffney. The Feb.

New audience, new ideas

‘Many attendees are relatively new to the industry, unencumbered by knowing how it ‘used to be'

If there’s one trend that is influencing the Medtrade Education Advisory Board’s programming decisions it is this: Many, if not most, show attendees have been coming to Medtrade for five years or less.

Spring show generates ‘positive vibe’


LAS VEGAS – Attendance was up and the energy was high at last week’s Medtrade Spring, say show organizers.

Jump into Medtrade Spring


LAS VEGAS – Medtrade Spring attendees should expect a banquet of new products, seminars and activities when the show convenes March 30 through April 1 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, organizers say.