2017 MED Week Conference

Sunday, October 22, 2017  to Wednesday, October 25, 2017

The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) to celebrate Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week in partnership with the NMSDC at the 2017 NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange.

The 2017 National MED Week celebration, recognized at the NMSDC Conference, will feature several Powered by MBDA workshops and seminars that focus on federal programs and recognize the 35th Annual National MED Week Award Winners in Detroit, Michigan

2017 FIME International Medical Trade Fair – Florida


The Florida International Medical Expo – FIME – now in its 27th year is the largest medical trade fair across the Americas.

The exhibition will welcome over 22,000 medical and trade professionals from North, Central and South America, as well as international professionals to do business with 1,500+ national and international companies showcasing new and refurbished medical and hospital equipment, technology, products and supplies.

Alongside the exhibition, FIME 2017 also introduces:

Dealer & Distributor Wall
A dedicated wall onsite and now an online, digital platform offering dealers / distributors / agents the opportunity to publicise the products / services they are seeking, with their contact info. Exhibitors in possession of the products / services sought after can then get in touch directly to arrange a meeting onsite.

MEDLAB Americas
Welcoming MEDLAB to FIME, a proven successful exhibition and conference model on an international scale. With year-on-year growth within the MEDLAB portfolio, from the Middle East, to Asia and Africa, MEDLAB Americas comes into play to satisfy the incessant demand for a broad medical laboratory expo in the Americas.

CME-accredited Conferences
Offering 3 multi-disciplinary conference tracks in the field of laboratory medicine and diagnostics, focusing specifically on Clinical Microbiology, Point of Care Testing (POCT) and Haematology.

Specifically designed to educate and inform dealers / distributors / agents on how to monetize their medical device marketing and thus sales, and maintain consistent with medical device access and regulation. Combined with a dedicated focus on 3D printing and technological innovations to enable profitable patient outcomes.

This year, FIME will be hosted at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida from August 8-10, 2017.

Discover Global Markets: Healthcare Connections 2016

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 – Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Westin Bellevue
600 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, Washington 98004
United States
Tel:(425) 638-1000

Connect to global healthcare opportunities, regulatory developments, and market intelligence via panels, executive meetings, and networking

REGISTER TODAY for the best opportunity to schedule meetings with U.S. Commercial Diplomats and Specialists from 20+ markets.

– Find new opportunities
– Overcome challenges
– Obtain market knowledge

At Discover Global Markets: Healthcare Connections in Seattle, learn about export opportunities and market trends by meeting with in-country experts in a broad range of industries associated with healthcare and life sciences sectors, including:

Air ambulances Medical devices
Big data Medical travel
Cosmetics Medical vehicles
Diagnostic equipment Pharmaceuticals
Global health Refurbished medical equipment
Hospital design and construction Supplements
Hospital linens and other textiles Telemedicine
Hospital furniture Training and certification programs
Medical billing systems/software Veterinary products

Register today to pre-schedule your meetings with experts from among the countries listed below. Meetings are arranged on a first-come first-served basis, so don’t wait!

A participant from a previous Discover Global Markets healthcare forum had this to say:
“The industry-focused conference allows participants to address very specific issues, challenges and opportunities with the in-country specialist that is intimately familiar with that sector. This is a very high-value opportunity…The participant is actually getting both industry and geographic insight when they are talking with the in-country healthcare sector specialist.” – S. Renner, St. Paul, MN

Who Should Attend?
C-level executives responsible for understanding the global outlook for the industry and upcoming market opportunities
Sales and marketing professionals responsible for acting quickly on market demands, foreign tenders, and trade leads
Regulatory professionals responsible for understanding country approval frameworks
Investors and professional advisors

Questions about Discover Global Markets: Healthcare Connections?

Questions: Bob Deane at Bob.Deane@trade.gov
Event Questions: Tembi Secrist at Tembi.Secrist@trade.gov
or visit the website export.gov for more information.

U.S. News & World Report Announces the 2016–17 Best Hospitals

U.S. News & World Report released its 27th annual Best Hospitals rankings to help patients make more informed health care decisions on August 2, 2016. U.S. News compared nearly 5,000 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions.

This year the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is No. 1 on the Honor Roll, which has been expanded to highlight 20 hospitals delivering exceptional treatment across multiple areas of care. The Cleveland Clinic is No. 2, followed by Massachusetts General Hospital at No. 3. U.S. News also recognized 504 Best Regional Hospitals in states and metro areas.

In the specialty rankings, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is No. 1 in cancer, the Cleveland Clinic is No. 1 in cardiology heart surgery and the Hospital for Special Surgery is No. 1 in orthopedics. A total of 153 hospitals were nationally ranked in at least one specialty.

2016–17 Best Hospitals Honor Roll

1. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
2. Cleveland Clinic
3. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
4. Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
5. UCLA Medical Center
6. New York-Presbyterian University
Hospital of Columbia and Cornell
7. UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco
8. Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago
9. Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian, Philadelphia
10. NYU Langone Medical Center
11. Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University, St. Louis
12. UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside, Pittsburgh
13. Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
14. Stanford Health Care-Stanford Hospital, Stanford, Calif.
15. Mount Sinai Hospital, New York
16. Duke University Hospital, Durham, N.C.
17. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
18. University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Ann Arbor
19. Houston Methodist Hospital
20. University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora

The Best Hospitals methodologies include objective measures such as patient survival, number of patients, infection, adequacy of nurse staffing and more. Methodology updates made for 2016-17 include:

U.S. News evaluated hospitals in four new areas: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, colon cancer surgery and lung cancer surgery. Read more.

U.S. News made further adjustments to account for the socioeconomic mix of patients treated at hospitals. As a result, a hospital will not be negatively impacted if it sees large numbers of low-income patients. Read more.

U.S. News credited hospitals that voluntarily make key data public in cardiology & heart surgery. The change reduced the weight reputation has in the specialty. 

How to Become a Vendor for the US Department of Health & Human Services

August 25, 2016
8:30 am – 1:00 pm
Liberty Hall Corporate Center
1085 Morris Ave.
Union, NJ 07083

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services. With 11 operating divisions and over 300 programs, HHS purchases a vast array of services and products from small and disadvantaged businesses.

Disadvantaged Business Utilization offers a comprehensive outreach program to assist small businesses in identifying and bidding on appropriate contracts.

Attend this free workshop to get started.

The Essentials of Government Contracting

Monitoring and responding to solicitations, processing paperwork, writing proposals, pricing your services/products – government contracting can be overwhelming, no matter the agency.

This highly interactive session will help you make sense of what’s really important and how to keep on track. Bring your questions and share your experiences – you’ll come away better prepared!

The Entry Process

July 20, 2016
8:30 AM to 11:30 AM PDT

Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel
601 S. Palos Verdes St.
San Pedro, CA 90731

On December 31, 2016, imports regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA) will need to be processed in a paperless system. Preparing for this change is important in order to prevent delays in clearance.

This event is sponsored by the Port of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and the Los Angeles World Airports at no cost to you.

To learn how to navigate the Entry Process to Reduce Delays!

2016 FIME International Medical Trade Fair and Congress USA

August 2-4, 2016
Miami Beach Convention Center
Miami, Florida

Now in its 26th year, FIME is the largest medical trade exhibition in the Western Hemisphere, serving the entirety of the North, Central and South American regions. FIME’s primary focus is across four medical industry sectors: technology, products and supplies, services and equipment.

26 Years of Success. 20,000+ Visitors. 1,500+ Exhibitors. 15+ Country Pavillions.

FIME Exhibitors Include: 

Hospital Suppliers

Disposable Products Suppliers
HME/DME Home Care Suppliers
Surgical Suppliers
Diagnostic Suppliers
Laboratory Suppliers
Long Term Care Suppliers
Emergency Medical Suppliers
Medical Technology Providers
Dental Suppliers
Rehabilitation Product Suppliers
Orthopedic Product Suppliers
Imaging Suppliers
Medical Services Providers
Biomedical Product Suppliers
Pharmaceutical Suppliers

Exhibit to:

Generate sales leads
Build relationships with prospects
Advance the sales cycle
Meet spread-out buying teams at one time
Recruit new distribution
Enter untapped market

Build your brand
Increase awareness
Interview clients
Generate publicity

Launch new products
Survey attendees about new product ideas
Research competitor’s products and messaging

Keep up on industry trends
Meet with key clients
Meet with key business partners
Build the business profitability
Form new business networks