SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Advanced Manufacturing Group and the Medical Alley Association (MAA) today announce the continuation of its successful partnership at Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) Minneapolis. The event takes place September 21-22 at the Minneapolis Convention Center and is co-located with five distinct UBM Advanced Manufacturing events: Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Minneapolis, Automation Technology Expo (ATX) Minneapolis, MinnPack, PLASTEC Minneapolis, and Design & Manufacturing Minneapolis. MD&M Minneapolis has been the cornerstone for medtech innovation in the Midwest for over 20 years, and brings more than 600 suppliers and 5,000 industry professionals under one roof.
"The partnership between UBM Advanced Manufacturing Group and the Medical Alley Association benefits the medtech community as a whole with a conference program that focuses on new content designed to drive innovation in the industry. Based in one of the most prominent medtech hubs in the world, the MD&M Minneapolis Conference covers the latest trends in medical design and manufacturing. We are excited to deliver a highly educational conference for an industry that's always on the cusp of new healthcare discoveries," said Stephen Corrick, Senior Vice President of the Advanced Manufacturing Portfolio, UBM Americas.
The partnership between UBM Advanced Manufacturing Group and MAA has brought together an incredible two-day, three-track conference covering topics such as, emerging medical trends and structural heart innovations in addition to prevention and detection in cybersecurity. The topics of the conference tracks include:
- MD&M Track A: Product Development Models Driving Innovation
- MD&M Track B: Structural Heart Opportunities and Challenges
- Industry 4.0: The Building Blocks of a Well-Oiled Smart Plant
- MD&M Track A: Achieving Product Development Goals with Sensors and Data Management
- MD&M Track B: Process Innovations in 3D Printing for Nex-Gen Medical Devices
- Industry 4.0: Smart Strategies for Data Collection and Protection
To find out more about the MD&M Conference visit: http://mdmminn.mddionline.com/conference-mdm
Minnesota's Medical Alley region has proven to have a global footprint, but at the local level, it is a community that is continuously outperforming itself. According to Medical Alley Association's Q2 2016 Investment Report: "Investment in health technology is up 75 percent over the last four years with $227M having been invested in the first half of 2016 alone." The last three years have seen $300M+ investment dollars directed to medical device companies as well as additional dollars funding a more diverse investment portfolio across all health technology sectors.*
"Health technology leaders know Medical Alley as the driver of the evolution of healthcare and manufacturing. We're proud to partner with MD&M and the UBM Advanced Manufacturing Group to further advance this world-class conference and bring the world's medical technology innovators to Medical Alley," stated Shaye Mandle, president and CEO of the Medical Alley Association.
The Medical Alley Association champions and facilitates an environment that enables health technology and care organizations to innovate, succeed and influence the evolution of healthcare. The Association is a state-based member organization that works to promote Minnesota's Medical Alley by influencing policy at the state and federal levels.
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*Source: Medical Alley Association
About Advanced Manufacturing Expos & Conferences
UBM's Advanced Manufacturing portfolio is the leading B-to-B event producer, publisher, and digital media business for the world's $3 trillion advanced, technology-based manufacturing industry. Our print and electronic products deliver trusted information to the advanced manufacturing market and leverage our proprietary 1.3 million name database to connect suppliers with buyers and purchase influencers. We produce more than 50 events and conferences in a dozen countries, connecting manufacturing professionals from around the globe. The Advanced Manufacturing portfolio is organized by UBM Americas, a part of UBM plc (UBM.L), an Events First marketing and communication services business. For more information, visit ubmamericas.com.
About UBM Americas
UBM Americas, a part of UBM plc, is the largest business-to-business events and trade show organizer in the U.S. Through a range of aligned interactive physical and digital environments, UBM Americas increases business effectiveness for both customers and audiences by cultivating meaningful experiences, knowledge and connections. UBM Americas has offices spanning North and South America, and serves a variety of specialist industries with dedicated events and marketing services covering everything from fashion, tech and life sciences to advanced manufacturing, cruise shipping, specialty chemicals, powersports and automotive, concrete, hospitality, cargo transportation and more. For more information, visit: www.ubmamericas.com.
About the Medical Alley Association
The Medical Alley Association is a global leader in industry advocacy, stakeholder connectivity and content delivery which help power the evolution of healthcare in supporting members so they may innovate, succeed and influence the global community. By driving policy, delivering actionable intelligence and connecting members with critical resources, we work to ensure that Minnesota's Medical Alley remains the world's strongest health technology community. The Association's membership and supporting community extends throughout the world, employing more than 300,000 Minnesotans and many more globally. For more information, visit www.medicalalley.org.
SOURCE UBM Americas