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Simply attending the right medical device conference can be a game-changer for those who work in the industry. You may strike up a new partnership, make valuable peer connections and of course, acquire important new knowledge on product, quality, regulatory and other industry trends that you can relay back to your company.

Our list of top medical conferences to attend in 2020 contains some events we regularly attend ourselves and others we’ve heard positive feedback about through our trusted partner network.

It's time to get out your calendar for the new year and decide, which medical device conferences will you attend in 2020?

 

THE GREENLIGHT GURU TRUE QUALITY ROADSHOW 2020

February - july

After a successful 2019 tour, Greenlight Guru is coming to 8 cities in 2020 for our second ever international conference series of The Greenlight Guru True Quality Roadshow. 

The Greenlight Guru True Quality Roadshow 2020 provides an exclusive opportunity for medical device professionals to connect with other professionals from your local community. Attendees will also share an intimate experience with industry thought leaders, such as Greenlight Guru founder and VP of QA/RA Jon Speer, during our Fireside Chat session. 

Don't miss your chance to gain exclusive access into the current state of the medical device industry, regulatory trends and updates, and best practices in attaining True Quality. To learn more and reserve your spot on our 2020 conference tour, visit the official page of The Greenlight Guru True Quality Roadshow 2020.

 

FREE DOWNLOAD: Get a printable schedule of all 2020 conferences that you can save and reference at a later date (or share with a colleague) by clicking here.

 

1. J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

JANUARY 13 - 16, SAN FRANCISCO, CA

J.P. Morgan’s annual healthcare conference is a banner event in the industry. Heading into its 38th year, the conference is the largest and most informative healthcare investment symposium in the industry.

They expect more than 10,000 attendees in 2020, and over 450 private and public companies represented. At the time of writing this, keynotes have not been announced, but they’re usually of high quality. Past speakers have included Bill Gates, Joe Biden, and Anne Wojcicki. You can also expect to find thousands of investors from around the world, and companies ranging from startups to those with more than $300 billion in market cap.

 

2. Greenlight Guru True Quality Roadshow San Jose

FEBRUARY, San Jose, CA

Join the Greenlight Guru team and San Jose's top medical device quality, regulatory, engineering professionals for learning, networking, drinks, and hors d'oeuvres.

Finish the evening with our panel discussion on the State of Medical Device in 2020, and a live recording of The Global Medical Device Podcast: where today's brightest minds in the medical device industry go to get their most useful and actionable insider knowledge, direct from some of the world's leading medical device experts and companies.

 

3. MD&M West

FEBRUARY 11 - 13, ANAHEIM, CA

Meet the Greenlight Guru Team at Booth #832. You can schedule a 1:1 meeting here.

MD&M West is North America’s largest MedTech event. It is described as the place “where serious professionals find the technologies, education, and connections to stay ahead in the global medical manufacturing community.”

Heading into its 35th year, highlights of the conference include spotlights on 3D printing and smart manufacturing. It’s also an opportunity to expand your professional network, explore career opportunities, and find lasting partners to help you get further, faster.

 

4. EU Medical Device And Diagnostic Quality Management Conference

FEBRUARY 12 - 13, Brussels, Belgium

The 3rd annual EU Medical Device and Diagnostic Quality Management Conference is a multi-stream event aimed at building excellence in quality management. This year’s event will feature attendees from 150 MedTech companies and will focus on product quality and supplier quality management.

 

5. Emerging MedTech Summit 2020

FEBRUARY 18 - 20, Dana Point, CA

Greenlight Guru is proud to be a sponsor of the Emerging Medtech Summit.

The Emerging Medtech Summit, hosted by LSI, will be held February 18-20, 2020 at The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel in Dana Point CA. The event has a single mission: to bring together the most innovative medtech startups, active investors, and strategic buyers to deal-make, collaborate, and forecast the future of medtech.

The meeting will be kicked off with a keynote presentation from Christopher Velis (Founder Miraki Innovation, Co-founder Auris Health, acquired by J&J for $5B in February 2019).  Chris will share the amazing story of Auris Health and discuss “The Next Quantum Leaps in Medtech.” The event showcases 80 pre-screened venture backed medtech startups that are seeking exposure to major strategics, venture capital and other investors. Attendees in include major strategics such as Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Abbott, GE Healthcare amongst others. 

EMERGING MEDTECH SUMMIT 2020

 

6. The Greenlight Guru True Quality Roadshow Houston

FEBRUARY 26th, Houston, TX

Join the Greenlight Guru team and Houston's top medical device quality, regulatory, engineering professionals for learning, networking, drinks, and hors d'oeuvres at TMC Innovation Center.

Finish the evening with our panel discussion on the State of Medical Device in 2020, and a live recording of The Global Medical Device Podcast: where today's brightest minds in the medical device industry go to get their most useful and actionable insider knowledge, direct from some of the world's leading medical device experts and companies.

 

7. UCLA Annual Medical Device Partnering Conference

March 3, Los Angeles, CA

The 7th Annual UCLA Medical Device Partnering Conference hosted by UCLA Technology Development Group provides a unique opportunity for UCLA inventors, investors, and industry executives to establish new relationships for furthering innovation.

The conference will feature industry and venture capital panels, and showcase recent developments from some of Southern California's leading research institutions, as well as provide ample time for networking.

 

8. HIMSS20

March 9 - 13, ORLANDO, FL

HIMSS is an annual conference that brings together 40,000+ health IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world. You will have the opportunity to learn, meet and network over a range of health information and technology topics.

The 2020 conference features keynote speakers such as Chris Christie, former governor of New Jersey, and Gianrico Farrugia, President and CEO of the Mayo Clinic.

 

9. The Greenlight Guru True Quality Roadshow New York

March, New York, NY

The Greenlight Guru team is coming to New York City in March 2020. Join us and New York's' top medical device quality, regulatory, engineering professionals for learning, networking, drinks, and hors d'oeuvres.

Finish the evening with our panel discussion on the State of Medical Device in 2020, and a live recording of The Global Medical Device Podcast: where today's brightest minds in the medical device industry go to get their most useful and actionable insider knowledge, direct from some of the world's leading medical device experts and companies.

 

10. DeviceTalks Minnesota

March 23 - 24, Minnesota, MN

DeviceTalks is an industry-leading event that connects professionals in engineering, product development, and commercialization to discuss best practices in the MedTech industry. The conference comes to Minnesota in March.

 

11. 17th Annual World Health Care Congress

March 29 - April 1, Washington dc

WHCC20 brings together global thought leaders and key decision-makers from all sectors of the health care ecosystem to connect, learn, and share best practices in an elite networking forum resulting in an exchange of valuable strategies. The conference features C-level keynote discussions with an estimated 1,200 people in attendance.

 

12. MedtecLIVE

March 31 - April 2, Nuremburg, Germany

This second annual conference combines European powerhouse conferences, Medtec Europe and MT-CONNECT. It is billed as THE medical technology event in Europe, targeting the entire medical technology supply chain, from prototyping to full-scale manufacturing and processes. The program is packed with summits and exhibitions and should have something for virtually anyone in the industry.

 

13. The Greenlight Guru True Quality Roadshow Boston

April, Boston, MA

After a big True Quality Roadshow in Boston 2019, the the Greenlight Guru team plans to return in April 2020. Join us and Boston's top medical device quality, regulatory, engineering professionals for learning, networking, drinks, and hors d'oeuvres. 

Finish the evening with our panel discussion on the State of Medical Device in 2020, and a live recording of The Global Medical Device Podcast: where today's brightest minds in the medical device industry go to get their most useful and actionable insider knowledge, direct from some of the world's leading medical device experts and companies.

 

14. Med-Tech Innovation Expo

April 1 - 2, Birmingham, UK

Med-Tech Innovation Expo is the UK & Ireland’s leading event for medical design and manufacturing technology. Experience live demonstrations of the latest machines, technology, products and services while networking with 4,000+ designers, engineers, innovators and manufacturers from across the medical and healthcare sector.

 

15. Design of Medical Devices Conference

April 6 - 9, Minneapolis, MN

The Design of Medical Devices Conference provides a national forum to bring together top medical device innovators. In its 18th year, this MedTech conference includes industry experts as keynote and featured speakers, plus four days of workshops, symposiums, scientific poster sessions and technical/scientific sessions.

 

16. 10x Medical Device Conference

April 15 - 16, San Diego, CA

10x Medical Device Conference is the cross-functional event where the entire medical device ecosystem convenes to grow your skills, network, and profit. It’s designed to foster strong professional relationships among medical device players eager to learn smarter ways to do things with industry-leading resources.

This medical device event is geared equally for senior and junior level professionals in the medical device industry.

 

17. MedCity INVEST

April 21 - 22, Chicago, IL

MedCity INVEST is the premier national healthcare investing conference based in the Midwest, uniting active investors with corporate business development executives to facilitate investment opportunities with the most promising healthcare startups.

More than 300 venture capitalists, angel investors, prominent industry executives, innovative thought leaders and more will attend.

 

 

18. The Greenlight Guru True Quality Roadshow Dublin

April 20, Dublin, Ireland

 
Our first international roadshow event is coming to Ireland in 2020. Join the Greenlight Guru team and Dublin's top medical device quality, regulatory, engineering professionals for learning, networking, drinks, and hors d'oeuvres. 
 

Finish the evening with our panel discussion on the State of Medical Device in 2020, and a live recording of The Global Medical Device Podcast: where today's brightest minds in the medical device industry go to get their most useful and actionable insider knowledge, direct from some of the world's leading medical device experts and companies.

 

19. Medtech Strategist Innovation Summit Dublin 2020

April 21 - 23, Dublin, Ireland

The 7th annual Innovation Summit Dublin 2020 is recognized as the leading medical technology investment forum in Europe where more than 500 leading experts, innovators and key decision-makers gather to discuss the critical challenges facing the ever-evolving medical device industry throughout the world.

This networking event and informative conference has been attended by over 4,000 medtech executives and includes 3 full days of panel discussions and keynote presentations dedicated to exploring the needs, opportunities and challenges facing the global MedTech community.

 

20. The Greenlight Guru True Quality Roadshow Minneapolis

May, Minneapolis, MN

The Greenlight Guru team is returning to Minneapolis in May 2020. Join us and Minneapolis' top medical device quality, regulatory, engineering professionals for learning, networking, drinks, and hors d'oeuvres. 

Finish the evening with our panel discussion on the State of Medical Device in 2020, and a live recording of The Global Medical Device Podcast: where today's brightest minds in the medical device industry go to get their most useful and actionable insider knowledge, direct from some of the world's leading medical device experts and companies.

 

21. World Conference On Quality And Improvement

May 3 - 6, Columbus, OH

This is ASQ’s flagship conference and attracts more than 2500 attendees from 45+ countries. The aim is to gain knowledge, improvement methodologies, quality tools, best practices, and networking contacts. The 2020 theme is focused on digital transformation.

 

22. FDA/Xavier MedCon Conference 2020

May 5 - 8, Cincinnati, OH

Greenlight Guru is proud to be a sponsor of Xavier Medcon.

This conference is a collaboration between the FDA and Xavier Health, bringing the global medical device community together to openly discuss the most pressing issues facing our industry. You have the opportunity to influence decisions and have your voice heard as you interact with leading FDA officials and field investigators, along with global industry experts. Topics this year include things like supply chain performance and data integrity.

 

23. BIOMEDevice Boston

May 6 - 7, Boston, MA

BIOMEDevice Boston connects you with more than 4,500 engineers and executives — and more than 450 leading suppliers — across New England's thriving MedTech industry.

In partnership with the Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC), BIOMEDevice Boston is a powerful end-to-end industry showcase covering today's emerging biomedical trends and innovations. Explore the full spectrum of cutting-edge solutions you need to make faster, cheaper, and smarter medical products at the most comprehensive industry event in the region.

 

24. Southeast MedTech Forum 2020

May 19 - 20, Raleigh, NC

Southeast MedTech Forum 2020 is a strategic conference aimed at creating an intimate forum for MedTech founders, CEOs, and investors to connect companies with sources of funding. The agenda is custom designed to deliver actionable insights into the ever-changing MedTech industry.

 

25. The MedTech Forum & The Global Medtech Compliance Conference (GMTCC)

May 25 - 27, Berlin, Germany

The MedTech Forum is one of the largest health and medical technology industry conferences in Europe and a key event since 2007. Join industry leaders, leading innovators and investors to discuss the future opportunities in the medical technology sector.

 

26. The Greenlight Guru True Quality Roadshow San Francisco

June, San Francisco, CA

After a sold out San Francisco True Quality Roadshow in 2019, the the Greenlight Guru team plans to return in June 2020. Join us and San Francisco's top medical device quality, regulatory, engineering professionals for learning, networking, drinks, and hors d'oeuvres. 

Finish the evening with our panel discussion on the State of Medical Device in 2020, and a live recording of The Global Medical Device Podcast: where today's brightest minds in the medical device industry go to get their most useful and actionable insider knowledge, direct from some of the world's leading medical device experts and companies.

 

27. OMTEC 2020

June 9 - 11, Chicago, IL

OMTEC is the world's only conference exclusively serving the orthopedic industry. With 15 years under our belt, we are honored that OMTEC is now recognized internationally as a "must attend" event. A loyal contingent of procurement, supply chain, operations, research and development and executive-level attendees, as well as business development, regulatory, quality and clinical affairs professionals, unite to learn, debate, share, connect and make things happen.

Tom Rish, medical device guru at Greenlight Guru, will be a featured speaker at this event, alongside other industry experts who will be discussing emerging trends of orthopedic manufacturing and technology.

 

27. MD&M East

June 9 - 11, New York, NY

Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East is the largest and longest-running MedTech event on the East Coast. Medical device engineers, R&D managers, and executives from across the Northeast and beyond rely on this event to stay on top of the latest industry advancements, including first looks at innovations yet to hit the market.

At MD&M East, you'll source from the region's largest collection of cutting-edge suppliers, deepen your expertise with free, conference-level education, and network with thousands of professionals who can help you advance your projects – and your career.

 

28. AAMI

June 12 - 15, New Orleans, LA

AAMI is the premier conference for healthcare technology management. It is attended by more than 2,300 biomedical equipment technicians, clinical engineers, and others who manage or support medical devices for healthcare institutions.

Educational sessions focus on practical solutions for the challenges that attendees face in their work every day. The Expo provides an opportunity to see the latest technologies from many of the world's leading medical-equipment manufacturers and service providers.

 

29. MedTech Conference

June 16 - 17, Minneapolis, MN

In its 19th year, the MedTech Conference, formerly known as the MedTech Investing Conference, will bring together investors, executives, and entrepreneurs from across the US and around the world. The tightly packed, daylong event centers on the primary forces that make MedTech work. Panels will cover critical issues facing startups including valuations, financing, business models, reimbursement, and exit opportunities.

 

30. WSGR Medical Device Conference

June 18 - 19, San Francisco, CA

This year's Wilson Sonsini Annual Medical Device Conference will focus on understanding the challenges facing the current Medtech startup landscape, and the strategies that are emerging to respond to these challenges.

In a series of topical panels presented over the course of one day, you will hear from industry CEOs, venture capitalists, industry strategists, investment bankers, and market analysts.

 

31. MedTech Summit Dublin

June 22 - 26, Dublin, Ireland

This conference features 700+ medical device, diagnostic and combination product experts and 20+ Competent Authority & Notified Body representatives with over 300 companies in attendance. The event this year is focused on developments and best practices in implementing EU MDR and EMEA.

 

32. MedFIT

June 30 - July 1, Grenoble, France

MedFIT is the leading European business convention dedicated to innovation partnerships in the fields of medical technology, diagnostics and digital health sector. With 700 international participants from over 25 countries, MedFIT aims to connect attendees with international key innovators in the MedTech, diagnostic, and digital health sectors and build partnerships in the public and private sectors.

 

33. The GREENLIGHT GURU TRUE QUALITY ROADSHOW CHICAGO

July 16, Chicago, IL

Join the Greenlight Guru team and Chicago's top medical device quality, regulatory, engineering professionals for learning, networking, drinks, and hors d'oeuvres. 

Finish the evening with our panel discussion on the State of Medical Device in 2020, and a live recording of The Global Medical Device Podcast: where today's brightest minds in the medical device industry go to get their most useful and actionable insider knowledge, direct from some of the world's leading medical device experts and companies.

 

34. Xavier AI Summit

August 25 - 27, Cincinnati, OH

Greenlight Guru is proud to be a sponsor of Xavier AI Summit.

Xavier Health’s AI Summit always provides great insights into industry use of AI and where the future is headed. At the time of writing this, the 2020 location is to be confirmed, so save the date!

 

35. RAPS Convergence

September 12 - 15, San Antonio, TX

Join the only conference focused exclusively on regulatory for the healthcare products industry. Find new ways to examine and solve regulatory challenges, network with the best regulatory professionals in the world, and get the latest, most up-to-date industry knowledge.

Network with the brightest minds in regulatory and hear from representatives from health authorities such as the FDA, EMA, Health Canada and more.

 

36. Asia Pacific MedTech Forum

September 14 - 16, Singapore

This year’s Asia Pacific MedTech Forum will feature a Connected Care Showcase, taking delegates through the patient journey from the operating room, to the hospital ward to the connected home.

Join us for a highly charged event of curated sessions, demos, exhibits and networking. Whether you’re looking to gain deeper insights from leading experts and thought leaders; stay up-to-date with the most recent trends, network with the region’s leaders, spark business partnerships, or discover the latest product innovations, you cannot miss the fifth Asia Pacific MedTech Forum.

 

37. Medtec China

September 14 - 16, Shanghai, China

The 16th Medtec China is a premier manufacturing and sourcing event for medical device manufacturers in China. Leading suppliers from many countries throughout the world attend and the target visitor profile comprises senior management, R&D engineers, production engineers and QA professionals who are searching for components, materials, technologies and solutions for their production lines.

 

38. DeviceTalks Boston

September 23 - 25, Boston, MA

DeviceTalks is an industry-leading event series for medical technology professionals, designed to amplify the stories behind life-saving technologies and provide exclusive insight into the world of medical devices.

 

40. The MedTech Conference Powered by AdvaMed

October 5 - 7, Toronto, Canada

Greenlight Guru is proud to be a host sponsor of The Medtech Conference Powered by AdvaMed.

This is the leading MedTech Conference in North America, bringing more than 3000 attendees from 35+ countries. It features over 300 speakers, more than 100 sessions and presentations and over 1600 MedTech Connect meetings.

With world-class educational opportunities and networking, diverse attendees and some top policy-makers, this is a premier event for anyone in the medical device industry.

 

41. American Medical Device (AMD) Summit

October 19 - 20, Chicago, IL

Join the discussion with over 250 of your industry peers, exploring challenges and opportunities in medical device development, quality management, speed to commercialization, and regulatory harmonization. Hear first-hand case studies and walk away with strategic insights to streamline processes, optimize development, design, decrease risk, improve speed to market, reduce costs, and remain compliant in a rapidly evolving landscape.

 

42. MD&M Minneapolis

October 28 - 29, Minneapolis, MN

Billed as the Midwest’s largest Medtech event, Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) Minneapolis is where serious professionals find the technologies, education, and connections needed to thrive in the Medtech community.

There are over 5000 attendees and 60+ speakers. The 2020 event is geared towards solutions in sustainable plastics, smart packaging, biocompatible materials, 3D printing, and IoT.

 

43. Exponential Medicine

November 9 - 12, San Diego, CA

Exponential Medicine is an immersive, hands-on program focused on the implications of breakthrough developments such as 3D printing, robotics, augmented intelligence, machine learning, bioinformatics, and more. Rapidly developing technologies are discussed in the context of the current explosions of digital information, big data, and connected, on-demand, distributed healthcare.

Designed for the clinicians, innovators, investors, executives, and makers driving progress in smart ways, this event gathers world-class faculty, organizations, and startups from across the biomedical and technology spectrum to present an engaging series of faculty talks, interviews, hands-on experiences, demos and in-depth exploration of what’s currently in the labs, what’s evolving clinically, and what game changing technologies are emerging in the next 2 to 10 years.

 

44. MEDICA

November 16 - 19, Düsseldorf, Germany

MEDICA is the world’s largest event for the medical sector. For more than 40 years it has been firmly established on every expert’s calendar. There are many reasons why MEDICA is so unique. Firstly, the event is the largest medical trade fair in the world – in 2016 it attracted more than 5,100 exhibitors from 70 countries in 17 halls.

Furthermore, each year, leading individuals from the fields of business, research, and politics grace this top-class event with their presence — naturally alongside tens of thousands of national and international experts and decision-makers from the sector, such as yourself. An extensive exhibition and an ambitious program — which together present the entire spectrum of innovations for outpatient and clinical care — await you in Düsseldorf.

 

45. DeviceTalks West

December 09 - 10, Santa Clara, CA

Silicon Valley's Premier Event for MedTech Professionals. Whether it's mHealth or the Internet of Things (IoT), BIOMEDevice San Jose showcases emerging trends and innovations that will set the tone for the BioMed industry in 2019 and beyond. The conference offers training on digital device trends and exploring effective ways to overcome barriers to market entry, all in a two-day Connected Health Device Development Summit.

With thousands of attendees, more than 300 leading exhibitors, and numerous thought leaders set to meet face-to-face, BIOMEDevice San Jose is a must-attend opportunity for MedTech professionals to accelerate industry knowledge and network.

 

46. BIOMEDEVICE SAN JOSE

DECEMBER 9 - 10, SAN JOSE, CA

Silicon Valley's Premier Event for MedTech Professionals. Whether it's mHealth or the Internet of Things (IoT), BIOMEDevice San Jose showcases emerging trends and innovations that will set the tone for the BioMed industry in 2020 and beyond.

With thousands of attendees, more than 300 leading exhibitors, and numerous thought leaders set to meet face-to-face, BIOMEDevice San Jose is where you can explore advancements in healthcare and discover engineering medical device technologies for minimally invasive surgery, cardiovascular health, diagnostics, therapeutic applications, and more.

FREE DOWNLOAD: Get a printable schedule of all 2020 conferences that you can save and reference at a later date (or share with a colleague) by clicking here.


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