After the announcement that Medtrade East and Medtrade West shows will be consolidated into one annual event, prospective attendees were curious: when and where would Medtrade 2023 occur? 

“The suspense is over and the contract has been signed,” says York Schwab, show director, in a release. “Medtrade will head to Dallas and take place March 28-30, 2023.” 

The medical equipment trade event will take place at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in downtown Dallas. 

“Switching to one show per year was motivated by feedback from attendees and exhibitors,” Schwab says. “Moving the show to Dallas is part of the same equation. Dallas is centrally located with reasonably priced lodging, exhibitor-friendly rules, first-rate transportation, great restaurants, and lots of non-stop flights arriving from countless cities.” 

Sarah Varner, vice president of marketing at Medtrade, says in a release, “Our mission is to stage events that unite the HME [home medical equipment] industry, and having one annual event will bring together buyers, sellers, and educators under one roof for the ultimate product and information sourcing event. The move to one show is exciting and Dallas is a wonderful location. Attendees and exhibitors wanted Dallas more than any other city, and we have responded.” 

The 2023 show will simply be called “Medtrade” and will not include additional modifiers that deal with regions or seasons. According to Schwab, the three-day show is designed to pack a lot of information and products into a cozy timeframe. “Time is money and we believe three days offer tremendous value for people who are looking to get out of the office, but not for too long,” he says. “The main takeaway is that the majority of attendees and exhibitors wanted one central show as a rallying point for the industry. They wanted it in Dallas and they wanted it in the spring to properly launch the new year. We listened, and we are looking forward to a new era in 2023.” 

Meanwhile, Medtrade East (Oct 24-26 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta) will proceed as scheduled. Registration is open for Medtrade East, and SmartSaver rates are in effect through July 1.

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