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Medtrade Spring: Providers in search of answers

April 19, 2019Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

LAS VEGAS - Competitive bidding was top of mind for many attendees at Medtrade Spring, where a workshop on the upcoming changes in Round 2021 drew a standing room only crowd, say show organizers. Attendance, overall, was up 11% compared to last year, they say. “When (changes to the bid program) happen, we get a lot of interest in the conference as it relates to bidding,” said Kevin Gaffney, vice president and group show director. “We've spent the last couple of years focusing...

2019, Attendance, Competitive Bidding, Medtrade

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Medtrade Show Daily

Live from Medtrade: More exhibitors, more products, more attendees

October 16, 2018Liz Beaulieu, Editor

ATLANTA - The show floor at Medtrade on Tuesday was bustling, with the number of exhibitors up 4% over last year and the number of attendees set to meet or exceed goals.Of the exhibitors, 60 were companies exhibiting for the first time and 25 were “dark accounts” or companies that haven't exhibited in a few years, says Kevin Gaffney, group show director.“(Bottom line), attendees have more products to choose from than last year,” he said.It was too early for attendance figures...

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Medtrade Spring enters new era

March 30, 2018Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas may be known as Disneyland for grownups, but at last week's Medtrade Spring, the mood was all business. With competitive bidding's devastating effect on the HME industry, the number of attendees and exhibitors at the show has thinned, but those who were there had their sleeves rolled up, says Show Director Kevin Gaffney. “They had some good conversations,” he said. “Everybody would like to see more people on the floor, but the companies that are...

Attendance, Medtrade, Retail

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Also Noted

MAMES conference packs crowd

October 18, 2017HME News Staff

WELCH, Minn. - This year's fall conference of the Midwest Association for Medical Equipment Services & Supplies saw a 40% spike in attendance compared to last year's, the state association reports. The 2017 MAMES Fall Excellence in HME Conference, which concluded Oct. 6, also saw a perfect 4.0 score from attendees. “While the addition of MAMES members (from Wisconsin) accounted for almost half of the increase in attendance, we were still up over 20%,” said Rose Schafhauser, executive...

Association, Attendance, Meeting

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More optimism, less caution at Medtrade

October 28, 2015Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

ATLANTA - Traffic was steady on the Medtrade show floor on Tuesday, and attendees and exhibitors alike were smiling.“It looks good, feels good, feels different,” said Kevin Gaffney, group show director. “People seem less cautious and more optimistic. They are dealing with this bidding thing and figuring it out.”It's the expansion of bid pricing to rural areas that brought Tara Ellington from Alaska to Atlanta.“It's super important for us to talk to people who have been...

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Show opens: Smaller, but still strategic

October 8, 2013Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

OCCC - To no one's surprise, the atmosphere on the first day of  Medtrade 2013 was reserved. Still, show organizers remain optimistic.“We expected attendance to be down, but it's better than what we expected,” said Kevin Gaffney, group show director for Medtrade. “I think people understand where the industry is.”This year's show features more than 200 educational sessions and 560 exhibitors.Floor traffic was heaviest at booths where the focus was on collecting every dollar....

Attendance, Medtrade, Show Dailies

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