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Medtrade Show Daily

Going beyond 'survival'

September 3, 2019John Andrews

While the unspoken theme for Medtrade has been “survival” over the past few years, show organizers want to inspire attendees and exhibitors to think in terms of business success at this year's gathering, says Kevin Gaffney, vice president and group show director.As people make their way to the Oct. 21-23 show at the Georgia World Congress Center, Gaffney said he wants them to be filled with optimism and hope about the industry's future.“Fear can be a motivator, but in the final...

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Medtrade West

Warm climate awaits

April 1, 2019John Andrews

LAS VEGAS -- The expectation is for sunny and warm conditions—at least from a weather perspective. But what about the HME industry forecast? Based on the content available at Medtrade Spring 2019 Conference & Expo, April 16-18, at the Mandalay Bay, show organizers are hoping attendees will find a pleasant climate to improve their business.Show director Kevin Gaffney has been in charge of both Medtrade shows for many years and continues to focus on creating an experience that makes the trip...

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Editorial

Medtrade Spring 2019: All Future, No Past

April 1, 2019Guest Commentary

LAS VEGAS - If you're reading this issue of HME News at Medtrade Spring in Las Vegas, welcome to the show. We recognize that you've spent time, money and effort to make it to the Nevada desert, and we believe you made the right choice.If you received this issue in the mail prior to the April 16 start of the show, yes, you can still register at a low rate. It's a great excuse to make a Vegas road trip (or book a cheap flight), and an even better excuse to truly focus on your business for a solid three...

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Gaffney assumes vice president duties

December 19, 2018HME News Staff

ATLANTA - Medtrade Group Show Director Kevin Gaffney's role will expand to include vice president duties. Gaffney has planned and executed more than 35 trade shows in a career spanning 25 years. In addition to Medtrade and Medtrade Spring, he is also group show director for four other shows: Environments for Aging; Construction SuperConference; HealthCare Design; and Hospitality Design. “People thought the Internet would kill trade shows, but it's really made them more important than ever,”...

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Medtrade West

Medtrade Spring preview: Smaller show is Vegas ace

March 16, 2018John Andrews

LAS VEGAS - While the basic format for Medtrade Spring 2018 remains the same, the HME exposition at the Mandalay Bay on March 28-29 is counting on its Las Vegas ace-in-the-hole to give attendees their money's worth.“Because Medtrade Spring is a smaller show, it leads to even greater opportunities to tap into the wisdom and expertise of our presenters,” Show Director Kevin Gaffney said about the Vegas poker-themed advantage. “These presenters are on the lookout for new ideas...

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News

Medtrade 2017: A shorter, but upbeat and refreshing, show

October 27, 2017Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

ATLANTA - The mood at Medtrade 2017 was palpably up, say show organizers.While attendance was down slightly, it was in line with projections and it was to be expected now that competitive bidding has forced about 40% of providers to close their doors, says Kevin Gaffney, group show director.“(The mood) was significantly better than last year, to the point where I can feel it,” he said. “There's progress being made (on a number of industry issues) and good things are happening.”This...

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Medtrade Show Daily

Fall show unites industry

September 22, 2017Kelly Bothum

Medtrade is a day shorter this year than previous shows, but its organizers say the compressed schedule provides a sharper focus for attendees seeking new HME products, educational workshops and, just as importantly, some needed industry unity.“At Medtrade, you learn that you are not alone,” said Kevin Gaffney, Medtrade's group show director.“Fellow HME providers are going through tough times and many are learning to succeed despite those tough times.”A mix of new and familiar...

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Medtrade offers discount for early registration

June 9, 2017HME News Staff

ATLANTA - Early registration for Medtrade opens Monday, June 12. This year's show takes place Oct. 23-25 at the Georgia World Congress Center. In May, show organizers announced that they were shortening the show from four days to three, with extended hours for the show floor. Registering early saves up to $75 on the expo and more than $200 on the conference, according to a press release. “Demand for HME will continue to skyrocket, and Medtrade can help providers by giving them the tools they...

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Fall show on 'track'

April 28, 2017HME News Staff

ATLANTA - Booth sales for Medtrade, which takes place Oct. 23-26 at the Georgia World Conference Center, are on track, show organizers say. Exhibitors such as Tennessee-based ramp manufacturer American Access are returning after a two-year absence, ready to tap into renewed industry optimism, according to a press release. “After the positive vibe from Medtrade Spring and renewed hope for regulatory change in Washington, we are optimistic,” said Kevin Gaffney, group show director, in the...

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Medtrade West

Medtrade Spring takes on dual role

January 27, 2017John Andrews

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.The inaugural side-by-side exposition makes sense from several angles, says Group Show Director Kevin Gaffney—both shows are owned by Emerald Expositions, there is synergy between them and having them both in the same place provides convenience for all involved.The EFA conference,...

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