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  • Work and Play at MD&M East and Co-located Design and Manufacturing Events

    May 27, 2015

    Work and Play at MD&M East and Co-located Design and Manufacturing Events

    Santa Monica, CA, May 27, 2015 – MD&M East and its co-located trade events, EastPack, Atlantic Design & Manufacturing, ATX East, PLASTEC East, Quality Expo, and HBA Global, will be at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, June 9-11, 2015. Event producer UBM Canon will provide entertainment and fun to add even more value for visitors attending the largest advanced design and manufacturing event on the East Coast.

    Center Stage
    The Center Stage, booth 2279, free to all attendees, offers a comprehensive schedule of serious talks, such as 10 Ways Innovation, Design, Demographics, and Global Trends will Affect Healthcare in 10 years; and How to Avoid Common Design Mistakes in Prototyping. But interspersed between the serious content on Tuesday, June 9, the show goes all out with the presentation of the 3D Materials Girl of NYC (everything she wears is 3D printed) and a 3D printed drone.

    On Wednesday, June 10, Professor Pythagoras will conduct an engineering trivia game, “Do You Science?” (The Professor, aka Marcus Kincaid, is an Applications Engineer with Nordson Medical.)

    There are also product teardowns on Wednesday and Thursday on the Center Stage for incurable geeks.

    For those looking to expand their network, there will be two Speed Networking events, offering a fun, structured environment for meeting like-minded professionals.

    For more technical presentations, attendees can visit the Tech Theater at Booth 730 on the show floor, also free to all attendees. Presenting companies include: Toxikon Corporation, Nelson Laboratories, CI Medical Technologies, Sciessent, and CADD Edge.

    So no one gets lost – Innovation Tours
    Guided Innovation Tours will depart from the Center Stage, with different topics each day. Tours will be led by experts, who will point out the latest technology and industry trends across the expo hall. Tuesday’s tour will focus on robotics, Wednesday’s tours will investigate 3D printing as well as digital health, and Thursday’s tour will feature innovative suppliers and attendees can vote for the most innovative booth at the show.

    Still on the more serious side
    There will be hundreds of exhibitors showcasing their new products, technologies, and services. In addition, there is a full slate of conference sessions:

    • 3-Day MD&M East Conference

    • 3-Day HBA Global Conference

    • 2-Day Pharmapack North America Conference

    • 2-Day Integrated Quality Management Course (In collaboration with ASQ)

    • 1-Day Industrial Automation: Advancing the Smart Plant

    • 1-Day Innovations in 3D Printing Conference

    • Exclusive Networking & Drinks Reception for Conference Attendees and Speakers! Wednesday, June 10 at 4:00pm (The conference delegates are in for some fun too.)

    And upstairs
    On Tuesday and Wednesday, in the River Pavilion, upstairs from the main expo hall, Pharmapack North America, will feature the very latest in pharma packaging and drug delivery systems.

    Exhibitors get in on the fun
    MD&M Exhibitor Eastman Chemical Company will turn booth 2180 into a batting cage, where attendees can take a mighty swing at a plastic mug, to see if they can break it.

    On Tuesday afternoon, the show will host its first ever Booth Crawl. Attendees will move from booth to booth to meet exhibitors and enjoy light food and drinks—all from the convenience of the show floor.

    For an exciting awards ceremony
    Tuesday afternoon at 4 pm, the ceremony for the Medical Design Excellence Award, (MDEA) will take place in Room 1E15 – 17 of the Javits Convention Center. John Abele, Boston Scientific Cofounder will be honored with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and the winners of the 2015 MDEA awards will be announced.

    Contact:
    Meredith Corley
    UBM Canon PR
    CanonPR@ubm.com

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  • Guided Innovation Tours at Top Advanced Manufacturing Event in Toronto

    May 7, 2015

    Large Exhibition at Toronto Congress Centre to Provide Tour Guides to Navigate Show Floor

    Santa Monica, CA, May 7, 2015 – The upcoming advanced manufacturing event, at the Toronto Congress Centre, June 16-18, 2015, which includes PACKEX Toronto, Canada’s longest-running national packaging exhibition, will now include free Innovation Tours, guided by experts, on specific topics. Each tour will take up to 20 attendees to five or six selected booths, giving them a snapshot view of advances in that particular topic and a chance to talk with exhibitors.

    “Trade events are complex and there is a lot going on,” said Jim Beretta, Event Manager for UBM Canon and leader for the Innovation Tour, Advances in Robotics.” One of the things I like about giving the Innovation Tours is that we know the technologies and the companies, the innovators, and the start-ups, so we can help the attendee see a wide variety of new and innovative technologies quickly and efficiently. We facilitate the conversation between the exhibitors and the attendees.”

    In addition to the Robotics Tour, other topics scheduled for Innovation Tours are Packaging and Powder & Bulk Solids. No reservation is needed, but it is advised that attendees arrive early to secure a headset, in order to hear the tour guide on the sometimes noisy expo floor. Tours depart from the Center Stage, Booth 446.

    Co-located alongside PACKEX Toronto are PLAST-EX, the Canadian event for the plastics industry, and four other UBM Canon specialized design and manufacturing shows, Design & Manufacturing Canada, ATX Canada (for automation technology), PBS Toronto (for powder and bulk solids), and the new Quality Expo.

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  • 3D Printing Conferences at New York Advanced Design & Manufacturing Event

    May 7, 2015

    New Materials and the Latest Techniques Explored at Javits Convention Center

    Santa Monica, CA, May 5, 2015 – 3D printing to personalize surgery is just one of the new techniques that will be covered in the upcoming 3D Printing Conferences at UBM Canon’s long-running East Coast advanced design and manufacturing event, June 9-11, 2015, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.

    3D Printing for All Industries

    On Wednesday, June 10, leading off a day of “Innovations in 3D Printing,” Katie Weimer, Vice President, Medical Devices, Healthcare for 3D Systems Corporation, will present a keynote, in which she will discuss “3D Printing: Changing the Game in Healthcare.” She was responsible for developing Virtual Surgical Planning (VSP) for the company, which allows surgeons to create 3D models to personalize the planning of surgeries, and she also has lead in the development of 3D anatomical modeling and advanced imaging techniques.

    Following her keynote, she will join Erick Wolf, founder of Airwolf 3D, and Justine Trubey, Vice President, Supply Chain for Shapeways, for a panel discussion on “State of the Industry: 3DP and AM Industry Trends and Opportunities on the Horizon,” moderated by Zach Simkin, President of Senvol. These two sessions lead off a full day of 3D printing focus, with “What’s Really New in Materials for 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing,” and  “From Concept to Hybrid Manufacturing: Discovering Workable Scale-Up Strategies,” later that day.

    3D Printing for the Medical Community

    The following day, on Thursday, June 11, the third day of the MD&M conference track will present the day-long “3D Printing for Medical Device Design & Manufacturing,” with sessions delving into materials, tissue engineering, and “The Future of 3D Printing from a Physician’s Perspective,” by Oren M. Tepper, MD, a surgeon in plastic surgery and craniofacial surgery.

    This multi-industry New York event attracts people from a broad range of industries, with segments for industrial design and manufacturing (Atlantic Design & Manufacturing), packaging (EastPack), plastics, (PLASTEC East), automation and robotics (ATX East), quality assurance and management (Quality Expo East), medical device design and manufacturing (MD&M East), health and beauty product and brand development (HBA Global). In addition, the pharmaceuticals packaging show (Pharmapack North America) will be in the Javits’ River Pavilion on June 9-10.

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  • Dean Kamen to Deliver Keynote at BIOMEDevice Boston

    April 29, 2015

    Inventor of the Luke Arm Discusses Robotic Prostheses at the Event’s Center Stage

    Santa Monica, CA – April 29, 2015 – Dean Kamen, inventor and outspoken advocate for science and technology education, will speak on the robotic prosthesis, The Luke Arm, at the upcoming BIOMEDevice Boston event at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, May 6, 2015. Kamen will be the keynote speaker at the complimentary Center Stage in the expo hall. UBM Canon’s BIOMEDevice Boston is co-located with Design and Manufacturing New England, Electronics New England, PLASTEC New England, Quality Expo Showcase and ESC. Attendees at all of these trade events will have the opportunity to hear this free presentation. The keynote is co-sponsored by UBM Canon and the 2015 MassMEDIC Annual Conference as part of Massachusetts Medtech Week.

    The Luke Arm, named after Luke Skywalker, was developed by Kamen and his team at DEKA Research and Development Corp., in Manchester, N.H. This prosthesis, also called the DEKA Arm System, received FDA approval last year. The FDA reports that this is the first approved prosthetic arm that “translates signals from a person’s muscles to perform complex tasks.” The arm allows its wearer multiple simultaneous movements and a delicate, controlled grip. Development of this prosthesis is part of a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program, Revolutionizing Prosthetics, to aide amputees, particularly the many veteran amputees.

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  • LifeScience Alley and MD&M Minneapolis partner for Minnesota Medtech Week

    April 27, 2015

    The combined conference and exhibition will take place November 4-5, 2015, at the Minneapolis Convention Center

    Minneapolis, MN (April 27, 2015)  — Demonstrating the power of partnership within the medtech community, UBM Canon today announced that LifeScience Alley will produce a world class medical technology conference in conjunction with the MD&M Minneapolis event, November 4-5, 2015, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, MN. This combined 2015 Minneapolis event is expected to bring in more than 7,500 manufacturers, suppliers, and business leaders all under one roof, offering a great networking opportunity for the region.

    This new partnership will be a primary focus of Minnesota Medtech Week, celebrating the life-saving innovations coming from this thriving region. For more information on this partnership, please visit: MDMminn.com or lifesciencealley.org.

    “By leveraging the strengths and industry partnerships of LifeScience Alley and MD&M Minneapolis, we plan to bring the Minnesota medical device community the best thought-leading content and supply chain access possible,” said Shaye Mandle, president and CEO of LifeScience Alley.

    Attendees of this conference will receive complimentary access to the entire show floor. At the exhibition, attendees will be able to source the latest design innovations, participate in free networking events, and take advantage of educational opportunities over two full days.

    “As a member of the Minnesota medtech community and a foundational member of LifeScience Alley, it’s exciting to see industry leaders coming together to support our community,” said Rachel Ellingson, vice president, global communications for St. Jude Medical. “This event will continue to emphasize the dominant role Minnesota’s Medical Alley plays in transforming health care for patients, physicians and hospitals around the world.”

    Co-located with the MinnPack, Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis and PLASTEC Minneapolis advanced manufacturing events and the recently added Quality Expo, MD&M Minneapolis is dedicated to bringing together top suppliers under one roof. For more detailed information and to register for MD&M Minneapolis, visit: MDMminn.com.

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  • First Annual Massachusetts Medtech Week Celebrated this May

    April 23, 2015

    BIOMEDevice Boston and MassMEDIC Conference showcase the growing New England medical device industry

    Boston, MA (April 23, 2015) –Recognizing the unique position Massachusetts holds within the global medical device community, two of the most respected organizations in the New England medtech community, BIOMEDevice Boston and the Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC), have partnered to celebrate the region’s medical device industry as part of the 1st Annual Massachusetts Medtech Week. This celebration will take place May 6-7, 2015 at the Boston Convention Center in Boston. For more information on this event, please visit: BIOMEDboston.com.

    Highlights of Massachusetts Medtech Week celebration include:

    • A meeting between Massachusetts Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo and leaders from MassMEDIC and UBM Canon

    • A joint MassMEDIC/BIOMEDevice keynote address by Dean Kamen, Founder of DEKA Research & Development Corporation, on May 6th in the BIOMEDevice Center Stage, open to all event attendees and exhibitors

    • A joint MassMEDIC/BIOMEDevice keynote address by Dean Kamen, Founder of DEKA Research & Development Corporation, on May 6th in the BIOMEDevice Center Stage, open to all event attendees and exhibitors

    • Medical device focused BIOMEDevice Boston content, including sessions on wireless medical devices, medtech design innovation, and 3D printing for medtech

    • The BIOMEDevice Boston exhibition, featuring two full days of networking, product design innovation, and educational opportunities under one roof

    Attendees of BIOMEDevice Boston and the MassMEDIC Conference will also have access to five design and manufacturing expos running alongside each other at the event: Design & Manufacturing New England, Electronics New England, PLASTEC New England, Quality Expo Showcase and the Embedded Systems Demo Hall. For more information and to register for BIOMEDevice Boston, please visit: BIOMEDboston.com .

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  • Top Industry Panel to Discuss the Maker Movement’s Impact on the Medical Industry

    April 23, 2015

    Experts Team Up for UBM Canon Co-located Boston Events

    Santa Monica, CA – April 23, 2015 – Top industry leaders will converge at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, May 6-7, 2015, for the UBM Canon co-located trade shows, BIOMEDevice Boston, Design and Manufacturing New England, Electronics New England, PLASTEC New England, and Quality Expo Showcase. One of the complimentary offerings to attendees is the Center Stage, a presentation theater on the expo floor which will feature a panel discussion, The Maker Movement Meets Medical, exploring ways that individual, independent engineers are impacting the medical industry with their designs. The panel includes:

    • Arvind Anathan, Medical Device Industry Manager, MathWorks

    • Alvin Chen, Lead Engineer & Scientist, VascuLogic LLC

    • Adrian Fernandez, Microcontroller Development Experience Manager, Texas Instruments

    • Harry Paul, Student, Tufts University

    • Moderator, Suzanne Deffree, Executive Editor, EDN

    Following the panel discussion, Deffree will lead an Innovation Tour, escorting interested attendees around the BIOMEDevice expo floor, visiting suppliers relevant to potential makers. From there, tour participants will cross to the Demo Hall for the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC), which is being held onsite at the same time.  Here they will stop at booths providing the inside scoop on their latest innovations that are putting the power of hardware and design into individuals’ hands.

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  • NSF-GFTC and PAC Present Packaging Education at PACKEX Toronto

    April 22, 2015

    Canadian Organizations Offer Sessions at Toronto Event on the Latest Developments in Packaging

    Santa Monica, CA, April 22, 2015 – The NSF-GFTC and PAC, Canada’s packaging consortium, and will be presenting educational sessions at the upcoming PACKEX Toronto event at the Toronto Congress Centre, June 16-18, 2015.

    Experts from NSF-GFTC will make presentations at the free Center Stage, right on the expo hall floor, on Tuesday, June 16th. Carol Zweep, Manager, Packaging & Food Labeling Services, NSF-GFTC, will be speaking on Trends in Packaging, covering consumer demands, safety requirements, and the latest in intelligent packaging. Later that day, Robert Prevander, Global Managing Director, Supply Chain Food Safety, NSF International, and Karen Leacock-Bingham, Senior Project Manager, Consulting & Technical Services, NSF-GFTC, will discuss Packaging Essentials: Minimize Non-Compliance and Maximize Brand Protection.

    On June 17th, PAC will present a day-long conference called, Winning by Design. Speakers include Sandra Farwell, Vice President of Brand Management and Product Development for Walmart, Jason Wadsworth, Sustainability Manager for Wegmans, Mary Dalimonte, Senior Vice President of Merchandising and Commercial Programs, Sobeys, and Martin Gooch, CEO of VCM International. They will present sessions on branding, design innovation, and sustainability in packaging.

    PACKEX Toronto, is Canada’s longest-running national packaging exhibition now in its 37th year. Co-located with this event are  PLAST-EX, the Canadian event for the plastics industry, Design & Manufacturing Canada, ATX Canada (for automation technology), the new PBS Toronto (for powder and bulk solids), and the new Quality Expo.

    Other educational opportunities are available for those attending, in addition to those packaging sessions. Conferences include Revolutionizing the Manufacturing Process Through 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing, Advancing the Smart Plant, including cyber security and the Internet of Things, Troubleshooting Dust, Flow Control, and Conveying for PBS, and a two-day training on Integrated Quality Management, in collaboration with the American Society for Quality (ASQ). Those who attend the full Quality training will receive CEU credits.

     

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  • ASQ Quality Training Joins UBM Canon New York Trade Event

    April 14, 2015

    Integrated Quality Management Workshop to be Offered with CEU Credits

    Santa Monica, CA (April 14, 2015) – ASQ, the American Society for Quality will present an intensive two-day training on Integrated Quality Management at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, June 10-11, 2015. The workshop will familiarize participants with the latest tools and techniques for monitoring and managing best practices in the workplace, and will assist attendees in developing a draft action plan to apply to their operations. The ASQ presentations will be held in conjunction with UBM Canon at their East Coast trade shows taking place at the same venue, June 9-11. The co-located exhibition and conference includes MD&M East, Atlantic Design & Manufacturing, EastPack, ATX East, PLASTEC East, HBA Global, and Quality Expo. In addition, running for two days, June 9-10, is Pharmapack North America.

    These quality management trainings in New York come after a successful ASQ workshop held earlier this year at UBM Canon’s large West event in Anaheim, California in February. In addition, another two-day ASQ workshop will  take place in conjunction with the UBM Canon trade event in Toronto, Ontario, June 16-18, a week after the New York event.  Those who complete any of these two-day courses will receive 1.40 CEUs (Continuing Education Units).

    ASQ, as an organization that calls itself the global voice for quality, promotes quality broadly across all industries.

    “Partnering with UBM Canon just makes sense for ASQ as quality is a vital aspect of the manufacturing industry,” added Annemieke Hytinen, PMP, CMQ/OE Manager, Manufacturing Market & Business Development Manager, ASQ. “ASQ is the leading authority on quality in all fields, organizations and industries.”

    One-day ASQ quality workshops will be offered at the UBM Canon trade events May 6-7, 2015 in Boston, October 13-14, 2015 in Houston, and November 18-19, 2015 in Orlando.

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  • The Global Food & Beverage Packaging Summit returns to Chicago in July

    April 2, 2015

    UBM Canon Conference Event to Include Supplier Showcase

    Santa Monica, CA – April 2, 2015 – The UBM Canon Global Food & Beverage Packaging Summit will be held July 7-8, 2015, this year at the Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile. In addition to conference tracks on Marketing and Brand Strategy, and Production and Engineering, there will be a newly expanded suppliers’ showcase, featuring packaging innovations, technologies, and services.

    The Global Food & Beverage Packaging Summit will include sessions on the latest developments and trends in packaging, such as:

    • Smart Technologies, Intelligent Labels & Sensor Development

    • Weighing the Potential Impact of the Growing Direct-to-Consumer Delivery Movement

    • Clean Label Design in Response to the Demand for Healthy & Honest Products

    • A Wave of Packaging Innovation: How to Commercialize the Next Big Thing

     

    There will be panel discussions on:

    • Collaboration through the Entire Supply Chain to Drive Success & Cost-Effective Packaging Innovation

    • Addressing the Challenge of Satisfying Multiple Age Groups with One Package

    • Emerging Materials and Alternatives for Use in Your Packaging and Products

     

    Sessions on sustainability and global regulations in packaging include:

    • New Materials & Strategies to Cost-Efficiently Enhance Your Sustainability Plan

    • Bio-Based Packaging: Methods and Materials for Reducing Your Package’s Life-Cycle Environmental Performance

    • Effectively Turning Pending FDA Labeling Changes into Your Competitive Advantage

    These and many other topics that are essential in today’s food and beverage packaging will be covered by industry luminaries from leading brands. Conference delegates will be able to pick and choose which sessions they wish to attend, including discussions featuring senior representatives from the Campbell Soup Co., Kraft Foods, Heinz North America, MillerCoors, ScorCreative at Amcor,  Mondelēz International, Organic Valley, Smart Planet Technologies, TetraPak, TricorBraun, and many other top companies.

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  • Conferences on 3D Printing and Wireless Devices to Serve Medical Needs

    April 2, 2015

    Experts Converge to Present Talks and Panels at UBM Canon Boston event

    Santa Monica, CA – April 2, 2015 – Today UBM Canon announces two days of high tech conferences, during their upcoming tradeshows at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, May 6-7, 2015. While the exhibition brings hundreds of suppliers in the fields of electronics (Electronics New England), design and manufacturing (Design and Manufacturing New England), plastics (PLASTEC New England), quality in manufacturing (Quality Expo Showcase), and medical devices (BIOMEDevice Boston), the conferences bring all of these fields together in examinations of how technology is advancing medical devices.

    These technical fields, each with their own emphasis, bring a convergence of the latest technology and expertise to the needs of the medical community. May 6th conference sessions deal with Innovations in 3D Printing for Medical Devices, including Disruptive Innovations in Medical Device Design. Also on that day is a special one-day Quality Workshop, presented by the American Society for Quality (ASQ). On May 7th, there are session on Wireless Medical Devices, and a full day devoted to Innovations in 3D Printing outside of the medical field.

    Some of the expert speakers who will be presenting are listed below. Participating in panel discussions and individual sessions on 3D printing, specifically focusing on the work being done for Medical Devices:

    •  Nadav Sella, Senior Manager of Manufacturing Tools at Stratasys

    •  Stuart Williams, Ph.D., Director, Bioficial Organs ProgramUniversity of Louisville

    •  Severine ZygmontPresident, OPM Biomedical

    Quality workshops will include sessions with:

    • Kim Glover,Manager of Knowledge Management, FMC Technologies, Inc.

    • Mark Ames,President, AQS Management Systems

    Participating in various sessions in the field of Wireless Medical Devices:

    • Nias Puthenveettil, Director of the Chief Technology Office, Cerner Health Services (formerly Siemens Healthcare)

    • Prabhakar Tamirisa, PhD,Senior Principal Scientist, Battery Research & Technology GroupMedtronic Energy and Component Center

    Registration for these conferences is still available at Early Bird prices (until April 4, 2015), at any of the event links in the first paragraph above.

    In addition, the UBM Canon Embedded Systems Conference (ESC), the industry’s largest, most comprehensive technical conference for embedded systems professionals in the United States, also takes place at the same venue.

    For more information or to register for ESC Boston, please visit http://www.embeddedconf.com/boston/

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  • MassMEDIC and BIOMEDevice Boston announce partnership for Massachusetts Medtech Week

    April 1, 2015

    BIOMEDevice Boston will take place May 6-7, 2015 at the Boston Convention Center in Boston

    Santa Monica, CA (2015)  — Bringing together two of the most respected organizations in the New England medtech community, UBM Canon today announced that the Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC) will be holding its 19th annual conference in conjunction with this year’s BIOMEDevice Boston event on the morning of Wednesday, May 6th at the Boston Convention Center.

    This new partnership will be a focus of Massachusetts Medtech Week. For more information and to register for BIOMEDevice Boston, please visit: biomedevice.mddionline.com.

    “For UBM Canon, this partnership with MassMEDIC opens up a world of exciting possibilities as our stronger presence supports the world renowned medtech innovation in the region,” said Stephen Corrick, SVP, Medical Portfolio Director.

    As part of this collaboration, MassMEDIC attendees will have access to a number of new benefits including:

    • Free admittance to the co-located BIOMEDevice Boston exhibition, featuring face-to-face interaction with hundreds of top medical and design and manufacturing suppliers

    • Access to knowledge-building educational sessions and product tear-downs at the Center Stage Theater

    • Ability to participate in the Speed Networking event

    • A private “Innovation Tour” of the exhibition floor

    • A 10% discount to all BIOMEDevice Boston Seminars

    “MassMEDIC is excited to take its partnership with Boston BIOMEDevice and UBM Canon to the next level,” said Thomas J. Sommer, MassMEDIC President.  “Co-locating our annual conference with the show will allow our members to fully participate in the many offerings of Boston BIOMEDevice, including the exhibit hall, the educational sessions and ‘Innovation Tours’, and we’re planning another outstanding  conference with industry and governmental leaders,” he added.

    For more information on how to secure your place at the MassMEDIC Annual Conference, please visit MassMEDIC’s website. Full details and conference registration will be posted shortly.

    BIOMEDevice Boston will take place May 6-7, 2015 at the Boston Convention Center in Boston, MA. Co-located with 3 other advanced manufacturing events and the recently added Quality Expo, BIOMEDevice Boston brings together top suppliers from across New England onto one show floor. Attendees will be able to source the latest design innovations, participate in free networking events, and take advantage of free educational opportunities over two full days.  For more detailed information and to register for BIOMEDevice Boston, visit: biomedevice.mddionline.com.

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  • Six Tradeshows Combine for Advanced Manufacturing Event in Toronto

    March 31, 2015

    The Long-Running PACKEX and PLAST-EX are Joined by Four Other Specialized Shows

    Santa Monica, CA, March 31, 2015 – PACKEX Toronto, Canada’s longest-running national packaging exhibition opens for its 37th edition, alongside PLAST-EX, the Canadian event for the plastics industry, launched 32 years ago.  These two to major events once again join four other UBM Canon specialized design and manufacturing shows, Design & Manufacturing Canada, ATX Canada (for automation technology), the new PBS Toronto (for powder and bulk solids), and the new Quality Expo, all at the Toronto Congress Centre, June 16-18, 2015.

    Major companies from across Canada and around the world will bring their latest products, technologies, and services. The event attracts hundreds of design and product engineers, project managers, C-level executives, and others to make connections and find new technologies and products.

    Diverse educational opportunities are available for those attending. Conference sessions include Revolutionizing the Manufacturing Process Through 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing, Advancing the Smart Plant, including cyber security and the Internet of Things, Troubleshooting Dust, Flow Control, and Conveying for PBS, and a two-day training on Integrated Quality Management, in collaboration with the American Society for Quality (ASQ). Those who attend the full Quality training will receive CEU credits. In addition, PAC, the Canadian Packaging Consortium, will be presenting their PAC Summit, Winning by Design, on June 17, 2015.

    The Center Stage, in the exhibition hall, will offer free keynotes and panel discussions, including speakers from NSF- GFTC (Guelf Food Technology Centre), presenting Trends in Packing and Packaging Essentials: Minimize Non-Compliance & Maximize Brand, both on Tuesday, June 16, 2015.

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  • Expanded and Enriched: The all-new Pharmapack North America comes to New York

    March 26, 2015

    Pharmapack North America will take place June 9-10, 2015 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

    Santa Monica, CA (March 26, 2015) – For today’s pharmaceutical packaging and drug delivery professionals, making substantial in-person connections can be difficult. Addressing these needs, Pharmapack North America is set to debut in the River Pavilion of Jacob K. Javits Convention Center this June 9-10, 2015. With guidance direct from the minds behind Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News (PMP News), the 2-day Pharmapack North America exposition and conference offers an intimate educational and networking experience overlooking the beautiful Hudson River. For more information and to register for Pharmapack North America, please visit: pharmapackna.pmpnews.com.

    New and expanded features at for 2015 include:

    • Top Pharmaceutical Packaging, Materials, and Drug Delivery Suppliers

    • A closer alignment with the highly successful format of Pharmapack Europe

    • Conference, content production, and expert editorial guidance from PMP News

    • New elegant location in the River Pavilion at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center overlooking the Hudson River

    • Network with your peers in a fun, informal environment at the Pharmapack Networking Reception

    • Innovation Gallery celebrating the latest pharmaceutical packaging and drug delivery projects

    • Exclusive networking area and conference venue on the show floor

    • Concierge program for VIP attendees

    Running alongside the 3-day medical-focused MD&M East and manufacturing-focused EastPack events, Pharmapack North America has everything for today’s pharmaceutical manufacturing professionals. As part of the unified New York event, Pharmapack North America attendees will have access to free educational sessions at the Center Stage and Tech Theater, additional networking opportunities at Speed Networking, a behind-the-scenes look at the latest technologies on the show floor with an Innovation Tour, and more.

    For more information and to register for Pharmapack North America, please visit: pharmapackna.pmpnews.com.

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  • MD&M East Returns this June

    March 26, 2015

    MD&M East will take place June 9-11, 2015 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

    Santa Monica, CA (March 26, 2015) – For over 30 years, east coast medtech professionals have gathered at MD&M East to see firsthand the latest innovations in medical device design and to learn and network with the leading minds in the industry. MD&M East returns this June 9-11, 2015, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City for three full days of education, networking, and business development.  For more information and to register for MD&M East, please visit: mdmeast.mddionline.com.

    Returning and expanded features at MD&M East to include:

    • Hundreds of top suppliers demonstrating the latest medical device innovations

    • World-class experts sharing their knowledge on today’s hottest topics at the MD&M East Conference

    • The Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) recognize the most significant advances in medical product design and engineering

    • Exclusive networking opportunities to connect with like-minded professionals at Speed Networking

    • Free educational sessions right on the show floor at the Center Stage & Tech Theater

    • Behind-the-scenes looks at the latest innovations on the show floor with free Innovation Tours

    Attendees of MD&M East will also have access to other 3 day events on the same show floor covering topics including packaging (EastPack), industrial design and manufacturing (Atlantic Design & Manufacturing), plastics (PLASTEC East), automation and robotics (ATX East), quality assurance and management (Quality Expo East), and health and beauty products and brand development (HBA Global). In addition, attendees will also have access to the pharmaceuticals packaging show (Pharmapack North America) held at the Javits’ River Pavilion June 9-10.

    For more information and to register for MD&M East, please visit: mdmeast.mddionline.com.

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  • The Next Generation of Wireless Comes to BIOMEDevice Boston

    March 26, 2015

    The Wireless Medical Devices Conference will be Held May 6, 2015 at the Boston Convention Center

    Santa Monica, CA (March 26, 2015) – At the convergence of health care and wireless technologies, mHealth has become one of the hottest topics in medtech today. This May 6, 2015 at the Boston Convention Center, the leading names in this wireless medtech revolution will come together for the Wireless Medical Devices Conference, part of BIOMEDevice Boston.

    Through panel discussions, Q&A’s, and expert-led presentations, this full day conference will offer attendees the chance to hear about the advances that will be shaping the industry for years to come.  With speakers from DELOITTE CONSULTING, INTEL, MEDTRONIC, PHILIPS HEALTHCARE, SMITH & NEPHEW, STRATASYS, STRYKER, UL, and more, the Wireless Medical Devices Conference will cover the most important topics in mHealth today, including:

    • Product Development Opportunities in a Highly Regulated Environment, Chaired by Byron Mattingly, D., MPH, MBA, Chair-Elect, ASQ Software Division

    • Meeting Platform and Interoperability Requirements, Chaired by Anura S. Fernando, Principal Engineer – Medical Software & Systems Interoperability, UL

    • Big Data and Data Security, Chaired by Michael C. McNeil, Global Products Security and Services, Philips Healthcare

    For more information or to see the complete agenda, please visit the BIOMEDevice Boston Conference page.

    The Wireless Medical Devices Conference pass also provides attendees with complimentary access to the six expos running alongside each other at the event: BIOMEDevice Boston, Design & Manufacturing New England, Electronics New England, PLASTEC New England, Quality Expo Showcase and the Embedded Systems Demo Hall.. From May 6-7, 2015, meet like-minded professionals at Speed Networking, learn about the hottest topics at the Center Stage and Tech Theater, and enter for a chance to win a 3D printer each day of the event. For more information and to register for BIOMEDevice Boston, please visit: biomedevice.mddionline.com.

     

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  • Largest East Coast Advanced Design & Manufacturing Event Brings Industries Together

    March 17, 2015

    Long-Running UBM Canon Event Returns to Javits Center

    Santa Monica, CA, March 17, 2015 – UBM Canon’s long-running East Coast advanced design and manufacturing event attracts people from a broad range of industries, with segments for packaging (EastPack), industrial design and manufacturing (Atlantic Design & Manufacturing), plastics, (PLASTEC East), automation and robotics (ATX East), quality assurance and management (Quality Expo East), medical device design and manufacturing (MD&M East), health and beauty product and brand development (HBA Global). This multi-industry event takes place June 9-11, 2015, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. In addition, the pharmaceuticals packaging show (Pharmapack North America) will be in the Javits’ River Pavilion on June 9-10.

    Hundreds of top companies from across the country and around the world will bring their latest products, technologies, and services, and the event attracts thousands of design and product engineers, project managers, C-level executives, and others to make connections and find new technologies and innovative ideas.

    A major element of the event is the diverse educational opportunities for those attending. Conference sessions include Innovations in 3D printing, cyber security and the Industrial Internet of Things, pharmaceuticals packaging, beauty product development, the three-day MD&M East conference and a two-day training on Integrated Quality Management, in collaboration with the American Society for Quality (ASQ). Those who attend the full Quality training will receive CEU credits.

    The Center Stage, in the exhibition hall, will offer keynotes and panel discussions on hot topics, such as “How to Avoid Common Design Mistakes When Prototyping,” and fun sessions, such as an engineering trivia game and a visit from a 3D printed drone, and the Materials Girl, dressed in all 3D printed materials.

    Speed Networking sessions will take place on June 9 and June 10, also at the Center Stage. In addition, Innovation Tours, guided tours of various booths on a specific topic, such as 3D printing or robotics, will depart from the Center Stage area.

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  • BIOMEDevice Boston Event Enters Its 7th Year

    March 16, 2015

    BIOMEDevice Boston will take place May 6-7, 2015 at the Boston Convention Center

    Santa Monica, CA (March 16, 2015) – Since 2008, BIOMEDevice Boston has hosted some of the brightest minds in the New England medtech community. The BIOMEDevice exposition and educational program returns to New England May 6-7, 2015 at the Boston Convention Center in Boston, MA. Attendees will be able to connect with leading suppliers, participate in free networking events, and take advantage of expert-led educational opportunities over two full days.  For more information and to register for BIOMEDevice Boston, please visit: biomedevice.mddionline.com.

    New and expanded features for 2015 include:

    • Hundreds of leading suppliers and service providers offering fresh insights and solutions

    • Comprehensive education and training sessions on wireless innovations, medical device design, 3D printing, and a full day quality training workshops led by the American Society for Quality

    • The industry’s top experts sharing insights on the hottest topics in two free educational theaters right on the show floor

    • New connections and relationships at a free Speed Networking session

    • Daily 3D printer giveaways

    BIOMEDevice Boston 2015 introduces a number of exciting new partnerships. The Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC) will be holding its 19th annual conference in conjunction with this year’s BIOMEDevice Boston event on the morning of Wednesday, May 6th.  In addition, the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC), the nation’s largest, most comprehensive technical conference for embedded systems professionals, is holding a Boston edition of its conference series at this year’s event.

    Held with 4 other advanced manufacturing events including Design & Manufacturing New England, Electronics New England, PLASTEC New England, and the recently added Quality Expo, BIOMEDevice Boston brings together top suppliers from across New England onto one show floor. For more detailed information and to register for BIOMEDevice Boston, visit: biomedevice.mddionline.com.

     

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  • Nation’s Top Electronics, Manufacturing, and Medtech Events Join Forces in Boston

    February 24, 2015

    Six UBM Canon Events Partner to Connect Embedded Engineers with Leading Electronics Suppliers and Manufacturers

    Santa Monica, CA – February 24, 2015 – Today UBM Canon announces that six top electronics, manufacturing, and medtech tradeshows and conferences will join forces in Boston for a comprehensive co‐located event this spring. Boston, home to Harvard, Boston University, and MIT, has long been a center of electronics and medical research, and electronics and medical device manufacturing has grown substantially around this core. Serving this New England audience, the co‐located events will take place at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, May 6‐7, 2015.

    Returning to Boston after a three‐year absence, the Embedded Systems Conference (ESC), the industry’s largest, most comprehensive technical conference for embedded systems professionals in the United States, now joins five other UBM Canon events at the exposition: Electronics New England, BIOMEDevice Boston, Design & Manufacturing New England, PLASTEC New England, and Quality Expo Showcase.

    These UBM Canon events include dynamic conference sessions relevant to all electronics and manufacturing professionals, with topics including the challenges of wireless technology in medical devices, innovative medical device design, 3D printing, and quality management. This year’s ESC conference will also include a Demo Hall, featuring the latest tools and technologies for designing better embedded systems.

    “These partner events are a perfect match – ESC is a conference for embedded hardware, software, and firmware engineers. And the other UBM Canon shows bring in hundreds of suppliers of electronics components, design systems, plastics materials, and products and technologies for biomedical device manufacturing,” said Nina Brown, Events Director, UBM Canon.

    ESC attendees will receive free admission to all of the UBM Canon expo events in Boston, while all attendees to the UBM Canon expo will receive free access to the ESC Demo Hall, creating a can’t‐miss experience for professionals across industry lines.

    For more information or to register for ESC Boston, please visit

    http://www.embeddedconf.com/boston/

    For more information or to register for Electronics New England, please visit

    http://www.electronics‐new‐england.designnews.com/

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  • 2015 Golden Mousetrap Awards: And The Winners Are …

    February 10, 2015

    Winners Announced at Pacific Design & Manufacturing Event in Anaheim

    Santa Monica, CA (February 10, 2015) – UBM Canon, the world’s leading advanced design and manufacturing industry resource, and Design News, are pleased to announce the winners in the 2015 Golden Mousetrap Awards, a program that celebrates the companies, products, and people who are energizing North American design, engineering, and manufacturing.

    The winners were announced during a ceremony at the Anaheim Marriott, in Anaheim, California, on Tuesday, February 10 at 5:00 pm, hosted by master hacker, engineer, and tech hobbyist Ben Heck, of element14’s The Ben Heck Show. The awards presentation was held in conjunction with the Pacific Design & Manufacturing trade event being held at the Anaheim Convention Center, February 10-12, 2015.

    2015 Golden Mousetrap Winning Products and Manufacturers (alphabetical by category):

    Automation & Control: Controllers

    • Maxim Integrated for MAX11300 (“PIXI”)

    Automation & Control: Drives

    • Control Techniques for Unidrive M

    Automation & Control: Fluid Power Technologies

    • Bosch Rexroth Corp. for Sytronix SVP 7010 variable-speed hydraulic pump drive

    Automation & Control: Industrial Network Technologies

    • Broadcom for XLP900 Series processor

    Automation & Control: Motors and Mechanical Motion Devices

    • Omron Automation and Safety for Delta Robot Series

    Automation & Control: Sensors, Vision Systems, Feedback Devices and Peripherals

    • Bimba Manufacturing for IntelliSense

    Design Tools Hardware & Software: Analysis & Calculation Software

    • Dow Chemical for NWA Focus EMI solution from Northwest Analytics

    Design Tools Hardware & Software: CAD/PDM/PLM Software

    • MSC Software for Apex CAE platform

    Electronics & Test: Analog/Power Management/Control

    • Texas Instruments for LDC1000 inductance-to-digital converter

    Electronics & Test: Components Hardware and Software

    • Broadcom for Wireless Internet Connectivity (WICED) development kit

    Electronics & Test: Embedded Computing/Processing

    • Renesas Electronics America Inc. for RX64M Group of Microcontrollers

    Electronics & Test: Test & Measurement

    • Keysight Technologies Inc. for U5309A 8-bit 8 channels PCle High-Speed Digitizer with On-Board Signal Processing

    Materials & Assembly: 3D-Printing and Rapid Prototyping Materials, Tools, and Services

    • Igus Inc. for iglide Tribo-filament for 3D printing

    Materials & Assembly: Engineering Plastics

    • Piper Plastics Inc. for KyronMAX

    Materials & Assembly: Fastening, Joining & Assembly Components

    • Dow Automotive Systems for BETAMATETM 1630 structural adhesive

    Materials & Assembly: Materials Processing

    • SEALPAC USA for EasyLid packaging system

    Also honored at the ceremony were Babak Parviz for Lifetime Achievement, Manish Bhardwaj as Rising Engineering Star, and Doug Swift, Tyler Reedy, Rob Harvey, and Michael Habel as Gadget Freaks of the Year.

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  • Dean DeBiase to Chair 3D Printing Conference at UBM Canon Event

    February 5, 2015

    Largest Design & Manufacturing Event Features Day-Long Conference on Additive Manufacturing

    Santa Monica, CA – February 5, 2015 – Dean DeBiase has been named chairperson of the Innovations in 3D Printing Conference, taking place February 11, 2015. DeBiase is currently Chairman of 3DP Unlimited, the creators of the 3DP1000 – an open-platform, large-format 3D printer. The Innovations in 3D Printing Conference will take place during UBM Canon Anaheim as well as its eight co-located trade shows, February 10-12 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

    “It’s an exciting time for the 3D printing industry, especially with its expanding uses in additive manufacturing,” said DeBiase. “The Innovations in 3D Printing Conference at this Anaheim event is an outstanding opportunity for industry trailblazers to collaborate and discuss new ways 3D printing can revolutionize manufacturing processes.”

    The 3D printing conference includes sessions with speakers from Stratasys, Autodesk, and Airwolf 3D, in addition to panel discussions featuring numerous experts in the field. As part of Preparing for the 3D Printing Revolution, 3D Printing in Design and Manufacturing will be a case study on how 3D printing can be used to shorten the product cycle.

    In addition to conference sessions, the expo hall will showcase over 2,000 exhibitors during UBM Canon Anaheim and its co-located events: MD&M West, WestPack, ATX West, Pacific Design & Manufacturing, AeroCon, PLASTEC West, Electronics West and Quality Expo.

    Dean DeBiase, Chairman of 3DP Unlimited

    3DP Unlimited, based in Roscoe, Ill., is the creator of the 3DP1000 – an open-platform, large-format 3D printer with a print area 74x larger than the average desktop printer. As Chairman of 3DP Unlimited, Dean DeBiase brings his years of business expertise into the world of 3D printing. 3DP Unlimited is a company of skilled mechatronics engineers who use their world-class expertise in mechatronics and linear motion to design and construct the next generation of the highest quality large format printers in the world. Having personal experience with inconsistent results produced by traditional 3D printer designs, 3DP Unlimited is committed to building on industrial strength linear components, actuators and motors while maintaining affordable flexibility with open source control solutions. www.3dpunlimited.com

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  • Lifetime Achievement in Engineering to be Honored

    January 28, 2015

    Design News to present multiple awards at Pacific Design & Manufacturing Event in February 2015

    Santa Monica, CA (January 28, 2015) – UBM Canon, the world’s leading advanced design and manufacturing industry resource, and Design News, will be announcing three major engineering awards, on February 10, 2015, in addition to their Golden Mousetrap Awards, a program that celebrates the companies, products, and people who are energizing North American design, engineering, and manufacturing.

    Babak Parviz will be honored for Lifetime Achievement, although, at age 40, Parviz still has years of achievement to come. The former professor at the University of Washington came to the world’s attention when, while working for Google, he developed Google Glass, and then the Smart Contact Lens, which can display the wearer’s blood glucose level. He started experimenting with contact lenses as both a display device and a biomedical sensor back when he was still a professor. Parviz surprised many with a move to Amazon last summer, and is in charge of a project that is being kept under wraps at this point. Whatever his new project is, it is likely to be something that will make more people aware of the name Babak Parviz. Parviz is also a keynote speaker at MD&M West, which is co-located with Pacific Design & Manufacturing. He will be speaking about the future of wearable technology.

    In addition, Design News will be presenting an award to the Rising Engineering Star, Manish Bhardwaj, a systems application engineer with Texas Instruments. Bhardwaj, 30, has contributed to the development of a software-based frequency response analyzer for power conversion systems and a reference design for motor control systems. He has also been involved in several solar power developments. The Rising Engineering Star award has been presented for the past three years, in partnership with Mouser Electronics.

    Another award, Gadget Freak of the Year, will be presented to a group of Colorado State University engineering students, who devised a DDV-IP, a robotic remote-controlled drink delivery vehicle. What started as a school project for Doug Swift, Tyler Reedy, Rob Harvey, and Michael Habel, went beyond the class time, but they continued until it all worked. A video of this device in action can be found here. The team receives a $6,000 prize. Gadget Freak is sponsored by Allied Electronics.

    All of these awards will be presented on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel, adjacent to the Anaheim Convention Center, at 5 p.m., in the Platinum 5 Ballroom.

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  • UBM Canon in Partnership with Science@OC to Support STEM Education in Southern California

    January 26, 2015

    STEM Education Day to be held at UBM Canon Advanced Manufacturing Trade Show, Feb 10, 2015 at Anaheim Convention Center

    Santa Monica, CA (January 26, 2015) – UBM Canon and Science@OC have announced their 2015 partnership to promote education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). This will mark the second of a three-year collaboration.  The partnership will also include a STEM Education Day on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at UBM Canon’s Advanced Manufacturing Trade Show at the Anaheim Convention Center next month.

    The collaboration is designed to help educators better understand the quality and vast array of career opportunities available to students who have the math and science skills required by Orange County manufacturers. The program is a part of a long-term approach to address a chronic challenge faced by Orange County manufacturers: finding qualified workers.

    “Science@OC is using a grant from the UBM Foundation to send 25 middle school educators from six Orange County school districts to the exposition and conference,” said Science@OC Executive Director Sue Neuen. “Educators will take a guided tour of the exhibit hall and discuss how to best share these experiences with students and their parents. We believe that educators need to start promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education early to inspire students to be qualified for high paying jobs for the next generation of local manufacturing workers.”

    Middle school teachers who attended the STEM Education Day at the advanced manufacturing trade event in 2014 were surprised by the sheer number of technology and manufacturing companies exhibiting at the event as well as the number of them who told the visiting teachers that they are starved for qualified applicants for their jobs.

    The Southern California Advanced Manufacturing Trade Show, scheduled for February 10-12, 2015, is the largest comprehensive manufacturing exposition and professional development conference on the West Coast.It is an ideal location to provide the connection between educators and manufacturers. The event attracts more than 30,000 participants and includes more than 2,000 exhibits of equipment, products and services in manufacturing, with the following co-located events: Pacific Design & Manufacturing, ATX West, MD&M West, Quality Expo, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, and AeroCon.

    Admission to the expo hall is free for qualified manufacturing industry professionals who pre-register. More information on the trade show can be located here.

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  • ASQ to Join Forces with UBM Canon Events for 2015

    January 21, 2015

    Integrated Quality Management Trainings to be Offered at Six Trade Events

    Santa Monica, CA (January 21, 2015) – ASQ, the American Society for Quality, has signed an agreement with UBM Canon to present intensive one-day and two-day trainings on quality processes and management at six UBM Canon trade events in 2015. The first of these will be at the largest advanced manufacturing event in the country, taking place February 10-12, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

    “Partnering with UBM Canon just makes sense for ASQ as quality is a vital aspect of the manufacturing industry,” added Annemieke Hytinen, PMP, CMQ/OE Manager, Manufacturing Market & Business Development Manager, ASQ. “ASQ is the leading authority on quality in all fields, organizations and industries.”

    In addition to the Anaheim event, two-day Integrated Quality Management trainings will be conducted at the UBM Canon events, in New York June 9-11, and in Toronto June 16-18 . These sessions will familiarize participants with the latest tools and techniques for monitoring and managing best practices in the workplace. Trainings will also assist attendees in developing a draft action plan to apply to their operations. Those who complete the course will receive 1.40 CEUs (Continuing Education Units).

    “Our audience is eager to continue trainings with ASQ. Quality is a huge interest area for all our engineers, not just those with ‘quality’ in their title,” said Pamela L. Moore, SVP, Content & Strategy, UBM Canon.

    One-day ASQ quality workshops will be offered at the UBM Canon events May 6-7, 2015 in Boston, October 13-14, 2015 in Houston, and November 18-19, 2015 in Orlando.

    The Anaheim event launching the ASQ trainings, includes Medical Design & Manufacturing West (MD&M West), now celebrating its 30th year, WestPack, for the packaging industry, ATX West, featuring automation and assembly, Pacific Design & Manufacturing, showcasing the latest technologies, such as 3D printing, PLASTEC West, highlighting the plastics industry, Electronics West, AeroCon, for aviation and aerospace, and the new Quality Expo.

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  • From the New York Knicks to MD&M West: Former NBA Player to Speak at the Nation’s Largest Medtech Event

    January 15, 2015
    Santa Monica, CA (January 15, 2015)  — Continuing a 30 year tradition of bringing together the most interesting voices from throughout the medical device industry, the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West exhibition and conference has announced Jonathan Bender, former NBA player and rising-star in the medtech industry, as a featured speaker for the 2015 event.  Bender’s presentation will take place at noon on February 11, 2015 at the Center Stage, directly on the show floor.  For more information and to register, please visit: mdmwest.mddionline.com.

    After a career ending injury sidelined his time in the NBA, Jonathan Bender turned his attention to finding a practical solution to his ongoing physical rehabilitation. This journey led to the development of his clinically proven JB Intensive Trainer and a successful new career as a medical device designer.

    In addition to Jonathan Bender’s Center Stage presentation, the MD&M West Conference will host thought-leaders from across industry lines discussing the topics most relevant for medical device professionals, including:

    • “Remote patient monitoring devices: the good, the great and the exceptional!” Hear from companies who are making waves in the industry including AliveCor, Covidien, and Sotera Wireless

    • “People power: Biomechanical energy harvesting for portable devices” Presented by Max Donelan, Chief Scientific Officer, Bionic Power, and Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Physiology & Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University

    • “Startup Shark Tank California” Take part in this start-up shark tank competition and meet with sharks from GE Capital, Healthtech Capital, and River Cities Capital Funds

    The MD&M West exhibition and conference will take place February 10-12, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. Conference passes allow all attendees to set their own pace and maximize their time between conference sessions and the expo hall experience. Interested medical industry professionals should register to attend today. For more detailed information on the lineup and to register for MD&M West, visit: mdmwest.mddionline.com.

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  • MD&M West: 30 Years at the Forefront of Medtech Innovation

    January 8, 2015
    Santa Monica, CA (January , 2015) –

    In honor of the 30th anniversary edition of the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West exhibition and conference, UBM Canon has announced an exciting line-up of amazing content and special show features. The nation’s largest medtech event, MD&M West 2015, will bring together thousands of global experts in the medical design field to celebrate the brand’s legacy of promoting innovation across the medical device manufacturing community.

    The highlight of the anniversary celebration is the thirty-year roundtable at the Center Stage, where veteran industry insiders will debate trends that will rock the medical device industry in 2015 and beyond. Speakers scheduled to attend include:

    Stuart Herskovitz, President, Qosina

    Tom Black, Vice President, B. Braun Medical

    Jeffery Nelson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nelson Laboratories

    Brian Nash, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Nusil

    Additional engaging and entertaining content for this year’s event include: a 3D printed drone, former NBA player turned medical device inventor, live product teardowns, guided Innovation Tours of the expo hall, and dedicated Speed Networking sessions right on the show floor. This year will also see the debut of the “Do You Science?” trivia game, where 5 grand prize winners will receive a free Microsoft Surface Tablet, courtesy of Nordson EFD.

    In addition to the vast MD&M West exhibition, attendees will also have full access to the entire co-located Anaheim exhibition and conference. Co-located with 7 other advanced manufacturing events in Anaheim, MD&M West brings together thousands of top suppliers from across the nation onto one show floor. Attendees will be able to source the latest design innovations, participate in free networking events, and take advantage of free educational opportunities over three days.

    Interested medical industry professionals should register to attend today. For more information and to register for MD&M West, visit: mdmwest.mddionline.com.

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Leadership

  • Sally Shankland

    Sally was appointed Chief Executive Officer of UBM Connect in May 2012.  Prior to that appointment, Sally was CEO of UBM Medica US.  Sally joined UBM in 1988 and held successive positions in marketing, sales and management. Sally has led UBM Medica US’s successful transition from a print-based publishing business to its position as one of the leading digital marketing services businesses serving the US healthcare market.

    Sally is a graduate of UBM’s Business Leaders Programme (2001 & 2011) and has completed executive development courses with Harvard Business School and Cornell University.  She graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.A. (Summa Cum Laude, Honors) in Social Science following being educated in Italy and Germany.

  • Brian Field

    Brian Field is Chief Operating Officer of UBM Connect, overseeing product, technology, production and marketing for UBM Connect’s overall business.   Brian has overseen large-scale multimedia product launches and migrations, leading-edge data profiling initiatives and business development efforts.

    He has further experience in traditional broadcast media and leveraging broadcast to benefit digital product in his experience working as the COO of the New Products Group at Turner Broadcasting.

    Brian has had several leadership positions at Omnicom, VOY and StarMedia, where his marketing, deal-making and financial modeling experience were utilized along side of his team building, operations and product skills.  Brian holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University, a M.M. from The Juilliard School, and a B.A. (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from Connecticut College.

  • Margaret Kohler

    Margaret Kohler is the Chief Financial Officer of UBM Americas headquartered in NY. Prior to joining UBM in November 2014, Margaret was the SVP, Global Finance Director at McCann Worldgroup, an Interpublic Company, where she led the corporate finance and FP&A teams. Margaret also managed global client finance on several large clients while at McCann Worldgroup with the focus of building and growing client relationships. Margaret has an accounting background and 20 years’ worth of global finance experience in the Advertising and Media industry. Margaret earned her MBA in finance at Stern NYU, and her Bachelor’s degree in accounting at the State University of New Paltz. Margaret is a Certified Public Accountant.

  • Stacey Lisowski

    Stacey Lisowski has been the SVP, People & Culture of UBM Connect since May 2012. As a strategic business partner and change agent, Stacey focuses on fostering a positive culture through a variety of workforce planning and organizational development activities.

    Since joining UBM in 2007, Stacey has had the opportunity to support People & Culture initiatives across UBM through a series of progressively senior roles, most recently as SVP, People & Culture with UBM Medica Prior to UBM, Stacey practiced her trade within the restaurant industry, ranging from upscale chains to fast casual concepts in Chicago and Washington DC.  In Washington DC, she participated in educational community outreach pilot programs affiliated with the National Restaurant Association, University of Maryland Eastern Shores and the DC school system targeting students interested in careers in the hospitality industry. Stacey holds a BA in Psychology from Ohio University and is certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR).

  • Aharon Shamash

    Aharon Shamash has been the Senior Managing Director of UBM Canon, UBM Medica and UBM Mexico since September 2014. Aharon was previously the CFO of UBM Connect after holding a series of progressively senior positions with UBM. Prior to joining UBM Connect in June 2012, Aharon was the CFO of UBM’s Techinsights division, serving on the Company board of directors and overseeing all aspects of financial management and reporting.

    Aharon joined UBM in 2007 as a Senior Financial Analyst, M&A, working with UBM’s various divisions and leading the financial aspects of acquisitions and divestitures across North and South America. Before coming to UBM, Aharon was a Senior Manager at KPMG LLP, in Melville, NY, providing auditing and consulting services to various clients in the manufacturing, telecommunications and software sectors across the New York metro area.

    Aharon holds a Bachelor of Science, Accounting from the State University of New York at Albany, and is a New York State Certified Public Accountant.

  • Joshua Dome

    Joshua Dome is managing director of UBM Canon overseeing the operational, P&L and strategic direction of the business. Joshua joined Canon in 2000 and has held successive positions in sales, sales leadership, events and portfolio management. He is a results-oriented strategic thinker with a resourceful, analytical and logical approach to problem-solving and decision-making. Joshua is a personable and natural communicator able to persuasively relate complex concepts across a diverse audience. These attributes have supported Joshua’s contributions to the growth of the Canon business over many years. He also supported and led the business while transitioning through the sale of the company to private equity in 2005 and UBM in 2010. He is a graduate of UBM’s Leadership Development Program (2012/2013).

    Joshua holds high regard for making a positive impact on society through personal and social responsibility, and community service. He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Ocean Charter School, a Los Angeles public school using innovative teaching methods to nurture and educate children in a multi-cultural, urban environment.

    Joshua is married with two young children and lives in the Western part of Los Angeles. His personal interests include spending time with family, beach volleyball, mountain biking, motorcycling and flying, but not in an airplane.

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