Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32A D V A M E D 2 0 1 6 A N N U A L R E P O R T 26 MEDTECH’S SIGNATURE EVENT AdvaMed’s 10th annual conference and exhibition was our best and largest ever! Held in Minneapolis, the conference showcased Minnesota’s innovative medical technology cluster, one of the largest medtech hubs in the world, and drew over 2,650 attendees – 15% greater than last year and 8% above our previous record. The conference also featured its largest-ever exhibit hall with 174 booths, achieved its highest-ever number of sponsors at 96, and set a new record of over 1,200 business development meetings – a 32% increase over last year! Attendees representing over 900 companies and stakeholder groups from 27 countries – including those from small, medium and large companies; local, national and international governments; academia; and the financial community – were once again drawn by the conference’s unmatched educational, networking and business development opportunities. Highlights included 44 world-class educational panels ad- dressing key regulatory, reimbursement, legal and compliance, business development and finance, and international issues, with compelling topics ranging from cybersecurity and digital health, to molecular diagnostics development and clinical trial design. Through such popular offerings as the CEOs Unplugged Series and AdvaMed Accel Leadership Seminar, attendees had unfettered access to some of the key executives and decision makers in our diverse and dynamic industry. For the second year in a row, the conference hosted the Innovation Showcase and MedTech Innovator awards finals. After a highly competitive process, 48 emerging growth companies were selected to present during the Innovation Showcase, giving attendees, potential investors and partners a compelling glimpse of the latest cutting-edge medical u A D V A M E D 2 0 1 6 Sharing insights on the future of health care are (from left to right) plenary speakers Deborah DiSanzo, general manager, IBM Watson Health; Omar Ishrak, chairman and CEO of Medtronic; John Noseworthy, president and CEO of the Mayo Clinic; and Richard Migliori, executive vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer, UnitedHealth Group. Minnesota Congressman Erik Paulsen addresses AdvaMed 2016 attendees and accepts the Association’s MedTech Innovation Congressional Award. Green Sun Medical’s Jamie Haggard, CEO (at right), and Paul Thompson, chief strategic officer (at left), accept cash prizes on behalf of their company, including the MedTech Innovator grand prize.