Canada hosts leading medical technology conference
North America’s largest medical technology conference, The MedTech Conference, will bring more than 1,400 companies and 3,000 delegates from 40 countries to Toronto from October 5‑7, 2020. This marks the first time the conference will be held outside of the United States.
“This is a strong vote of confidence from U.S. industry representatives and a critical opportunity to showcase Canada’s leadership in medical technology,” says Allan Edwards, Trade Commissioner and Industry Liaison (Medical Technologies) at Global Affairs Canada.
Canada has the eighth largest medical technology industry in the world, valued at US $6.8 billion and comprising more than 1,500 companies. Toronto sits at the midpoint of North America’s second largest life sciences corridor and is home to 16 of the world’s top 25 medical technology companies, making it a strategic choice for the 2020 MedTech Conference.
“This is an opportunity to highlight the tremendous things happening in the Canadian medtech marketplace—the world‑class R&D, advanced manufacturing, innovative start‑up scene—and to really show the world that Canada is one of the best places for medtech investment and research,” says Brian Lewis, President and CEO of MedTech Canada.
“For companies looking to grow their business, explore partnerships or find investment opportunities, the level of access cannot be understated.”
October 5‑7, 2020
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front St. W., Toronto, Ontario
Who should attend
Representatives from the medical technology industry, including CEOs, executive management, regulatory affairs, legal, healthcare compliance, sales and government relations.
The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) will be on hand to make warm introductions to potential international partners and facilitate B2B meetings. Attendees can choose from more than 100 sessions and presentations delivered by close to 400 speakers.
“The conference agenda is packed with speeches and panels led by industry experts speaking about regulatory changes worldwide, new technological synergies, marketing strategies and any other important global developments,” adds Edwards.
Montreal‑based digital health firm Chronometriq attends MedTech every year to generate sales leads and meet partners. Founded in 2012, Chronometriq has developed technology platforms that improve access to healthcare, reduce wait times and help clinics operate more efficiently at lower cost.
Chronometriq is expanding in the U.S. thanks to its participation in the Canadian Technology Accelerator in Boston and its partnership with the U.S. healthcare data giant Ellkay. The company recently raised $20 million in series B funding to fuel growth in North America and beyond.
“We started out as five guys in a garage, so our growth has been about building partnerships with big companies,” says Rem Richard, Head of Growth and Co‑Founder at Chronometriq. “MedTech gives us the opportunity to talk to big players and showcase our products. It has a huge return on investment for us.”
“It’s great that they’re holding the next MedTech in Toronto. The quality of Canadian healthcare start‑ups is certainly at the international level,” says Richard.
“MedTech is an excellent opportunity for international investors to spot promising Canadian companies. The event promises to be mutually beneficial for companies across Canada, the U.S. and beyond.”
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