FAQ

  1. Whom can I contact with specific questions?
  2. When and where is AdvaMed 2014: The MedTech Conference being held?
  3. What are my options for level of attendance/participation/access?
  4. How can I become a speaker? What speaking opportunities are available?
  5. What is MedTech Partnering and how does it work?
  6. How do I become an exhibitor?
  7. I would like to make a press announcement at or around the time of the conference; do you have any recommendations?
  8. Can I plan a separate dinner or reception for my colleagues at AdvaMed 2014?
  9. How do I ship materials to the convention center?
  10. Do you provide a list of conference attendees?
  11. How do I become an AdvaMed member?
  12. When and where is AdvaMed 2015 being held?

1. Whom can I contact with specific questions?

If you have any questions about AdvaMed 2014: The MedTech Conference that you cannot find below or on our website, or if you would like to speak to someone to get more information, please contact the appropriate email address below:

AdvaMed 2014
44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel: +1.202.434.7213 / Fax: +1.800.442.2318

Advertising Opportunities - [email protected]

Business Development (MedTech Partnering and Company Presentations) - [email protected]

Exhibit Information and Sponsorship Opportunities – [email protected]

General Inquiries - [email protected]

Logistics & Hotel - [email protected]

Media & Press Conferences (Supporting Media Partners) - [email protected]

Panels & Panelists - [email protected]

Registration - [email protected]

Supporting Partner Organizations - [email protected]

If you have questions about AdvaMed, the Advanced Medical Technology Association, please contact:

AdvaMed
701 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W., Suite 800
Washington, DC 20004
Tel: +1.202.783.8700 / Fax: +1.202.783.8750

General Inquiries – [email protected]
Membership – [email protected]

2. When and where is AdvaMed 2014: The MedTech Conference being held?

AdvaMed 2014 will take place October 6-8, 2014 at the McCormick Place Convention Center located at 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60616. Please click here to see a map with the location of McCormick Place.

3. What are my options for level of attendance/participation/access?

Full Access: Access to all Plenary Sessions, Panel Sessions, Company Presentations and the Exhibit Hall. The Exhibit Hall includes the CEOs Unplugged Series and Receptions. Speakers with a one-day pass receive full access for the day that they speak.

Exhibit Hall Only: Access to the Exhibit Hall (including the CEOs Unplugged Series and Receptions), Company Presentations and Sector MeetUps. Access does not include Plenary Sessions or Panel Sessions

MedTech Partnering is open to all attendees.

Please click here for more information on registration.

4. How can I become a speaker? What speaking opportunities are available?

We have two types of speakers at AdvaMed 2014 aside from our keynote speakers.

Moderators/Panelists

Our 75-minute educational panels are composed of one moderator and three panelists that come from accepted panel proposals. Speaker suggestions must accompany a panel proposal; we do not accept stand-alone speaker suggestions. Moderators and panelists receive a complimentary registration for the day of their panel. Click here to submit a panel proposal with suggested speakers and to learn more about the panel proposal process.

Company Presenter

Company Presenters must submit an application to make a business development presentation to strategic investors and other potential partners. If selected, Company Presenters much register for the conference as well as pay an $800 presenting fee for a 9-minute time slot. Company Presentations are open to both large and small companies. Click here for more information.

5. What is MedTech Partnering and how does it work?

By joining the MedTech Partnering community, you will be able to meet, converse, share ideas and schedule on-site meetings with other attendees, speakers, exhibitors and sponsors. Jump-start your networking months before the conference happens. Click here to learn more about MedTech Partnering.

6. How do I become an exhibitor?

MedTech companies, service providers and other industry stakeholders may purchase exhibit space for AdvaMed 2014. Applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Conference management is responsible for making assignments and priority is given to AdvaMed 2014 sponsors and returning exhibitors. To reserve a space, please complete the Application & Contract for Sponsorship & Exhibit Space. Full payment is due with the Application & Contract in order to guarantee a space. Click here to learn more about exhibiting and/or download a copy of our Exhibitor Application & Contract.

7. I would like to make a press announcement at or around the time of the conference; do you have any recommendations?

Yes, we will have an on-site location for a limited number of press conferences and expect anywhere from 50-100 media to be in attendance. Please consider making your news announcements at AdvaMed 2014. If you would like to find out more about this or other appropriate media opportunities please contact [email protected] to discuss this further.

8. Can I plan a separate dinner or reception for my colleagues at AdvaMed 2014?

We are happy to recommend restaurants and/or other nearby venues if you would like to plan a separate dinner and/or reception for colleagues coming to town. We will also share our conference schedule with you to ensure that your event does not conflict with conference programming that your colleagues may want to attend.

9. How do I ship materials to the convention center?

Sponsors and exhibitors are allowed to ship certain materials to McCormick Place but must work with conference management for instructions. Please note that for all shipments received at McCormick Place, a material handling fee will be charged based on current labor and union rates. All other conference attendees are not permitted to ship materials to convention center. Anything that you bring into McCormick Place (luggage, bags, etc.) must be carried without the help of a dolly and must be made in one trip. Small packages may be sent to your hotel, according to the hotel’s policy. Please contact them for more details.

Please contact [email protected] to receive specific shipping instructions if you are sponsoring or exhibiting at AdvaMed 2014.

10. Do you provide a list of conference attendees?

No. We will provide a PDF list of attending companies, upon request, but do not provide names and/or contact details. The best source for a list of attendees is our MedTech Partnering system.

We encourage you to notify your own list of business colleagues of your attendance at AdvaMed 2014 and to provide a profile and participate in MedTech Partnering to maximize your business development and networking opportunities. Click here for more details about MedTech Partnering. 

11. How do I become an AdvaMed member?

For more information about AdvaMed Memberships and/or to become an AdvaMed member, please visit AdvaMed's Membership Page. You may also contact the Membership Department at +1.202.434.7236 or [email protected]. We will send you more information about AdvaMed, a membership application and a dues schedule. Member dues are based on the previous year's annual domestic sales of medical technology products.

Companies with domestic sales less than $30 million may submit a membership application online and may pay by credit card.

12. When and where is AdvaMed 2015 being held?

AdvaMed 2015 will take place October 5-7, 2015 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California.