Sep 26, 2011

Fifteen thousand attendees gathered for the National Society for Histotechnology’s 37th Annual Symposium and Convention Sept. 16-21 at the Duke Energy Convention Center.

The attendees also used nearly 5,000 hotel room nights, according to the Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau officials.

Before the convention kicked off, Dan Lincoln, president and CEO of the Cincinnati USA CVB, said, “Our region has worked hard to create a welcoming destination where visitors can not only enjoy themselves, but also engage in important work and exchange of ideas… more

Jun 19, 2011

From May 24-27 in Sao Paulo, 90,000 attendees and 1,250 exhibitors representing companies from 34 countries 34 countries flocked to the HOSPITALAR 2011 - International Fair of Products, Equipment, Services and Technology for Hospitals, Laboratories, Pharmacies, Health Clinics and Medical Offices.

The attendees were mainly from directors and administrators of hospitals, nurses, doctors, distributors, manufacturers and international buyers.

The showfloor stretched 82,000 square meters at the Expo Center Norte, with a 10-percent increase in the area occupied by foreign… more

Jun 19, 2011

Three months before Germany-based Messe Duesseldorf’s MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND, International Exhibition on Hospital, Diagnostic, Pharmaceutical, Medical & Rehabilitation Equipment & Supplies even kicks off, the showfloor is on track to be 30-percent bigger than last year’s show.

The increase in exhibitors at MEDICAL FAIR THAILAND, on tap Sept. 14-16 at Bangkok’s Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, indicates “improved confidence in Asia’s expanding medical and health care industry as well as a rising interest in the diverse aspects of… more

Jun 19, 2011

Capitalizing on the success of Mexico as a burgeoning medical tourism destination, the First National Congress of Medical Tourism will launch in Cancun and Rivera Maya next year.

The Medical Tourism Association of Cancun and Riviera Maya, together with the Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Cancun Hotel Association and the Riviera Maya tourism board, will promote the Mexican Caribbean as the new medical tourism destination in Latin America at the World Medical Tourism Congress to be held this October in Chicago.

At the World Medical Tourism Congress, 10… more

Jun 19, 2011

More than 5,000 attendees are expected to take part in the American Society of Association Executives’ Annual Meeting & Exposition Aug. 6-9 in St. Louis, with some of those participants coming from local medical associations, such as Optimists International, American Optometric Association and American Association of Orthodontists.

“Association professionals and meeting planners call ASAE the ‘Super Bowl’ of conventions, and that is a very valid comparison,” said Kathleen “Kitty” Ratcliffe, president of the St. Louis Convention… more