Events

Outside of our publishing efforts, Rodman Media has become a leading event organizer, developing conferences and trade shows that successfully bring together the industries that we serve.

Upcoming Rodman Media Event Schedule

ODT Forum April 11, 2019 FedEx Institute of Technology | Univeristy of Memphis, TN

Focusing on the design, development, and manufacture of orthopedic devices, instruments, and implants coupled with a keen awareness of challenges associated with the space, Orthopedic Design and Technology’s conference series—the ODT Forum—returns to Memphis as a high-level networking and educational event. These highly informative symposiums address critical issues impacting multiple stakeholders within the industry. Graciously hosted by the FedEx Institute of Technology on the grounds of the University of Memphis, this year’s Forum will simultaneously highlight the appeal of the region for orthopedic technology development while tackling a number of the most significant issues for today’s orthopedic manufacturers.

Against the backdrop of such an impressive location, this interactive networking and educational event will partner local experts with out-of-state industry thought leaders—OEMs, contract manufacturers, suppliers, consultants, members of the investment community, and academia—for a unique forum to discuss critical industry topics and offer tools to compete and grow in today’s challenging business climate.

For questions, please contact Howard Revitch, group publisher, at 201-880-2243 or hrevitch@rodmanmedia.com, or Sean Fenske, editor-in-chief, at sfenske@rodmanmedia.com.

2019 Contracting and Outsourcing Conference and Tabletop Exhibition September 26-27 | Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick, NJ

With approximately 400 attendees, a sold out exhibit hall, and a line-up of insightful industry speakers, the 17th Annual Contracting & Outsourcing Conference was again a success. Networking was a constant throughout the day, whether it was inside the exhibit hall, during lunch, or at the networking cocktail reception.

Several lucky attendees and exhibitors walked away with grand prizes including a $1,500 Visa gift card, an Apple iWatch, an Apple iPad Pro, and many more giveaways provided by our conference sponsors.

The 18th Annual Contracting & Outsourcing Conference & Tabletop Exhibition will be held September 26-27, 2019 at Hyatt Regency New Brunswick, NJ, located in the heart of New Jersey’s pharmaceutical industry. The two-day conference and one-day exhibition on September 26th provides the perfect venue for easy, informal discussions for manufacturing, packaging, laboratory services and more! The tabletop exhibition will be held one day only on Thursday, September 26th with an additional half day of sessions held on Friday, September 27th.

2019 Exhibitor Registration Open: http://www.cvent.com/d/wbqtk3/4W $1995.00 reserves a 2×6 foot draped tabletop (NO Floor Displays) and includes 2 complimentary full meeting registrations. Electricity is included. Breakfast, lunch and the cocktail reception are also included with your registration. Additional booth personnel is $295 per registration. (limit is two extra booth personnel per exhibitor, maximum 4 people).

MPO Summit 2019, Silicon Valley, October 3-4

Focusing on the world of outsourcing for medical device manufacturing coupled with a keen awareness of innovation in the space, Medical Product Outsourcing’s conference series—the MPO Summit—has provided the medtech industry with the most comprehensive programs for more than 10 years. These highly informative symposiums address critical issues impacting multiple stakeholders within the industry. In 2019, the MPO Summit arrives in Silicon Valley, an epicenter for innovative development across multiple industries. Graciously hosted by the Marriott San Francisco Waterfront Hotel, this year’s Summit will simultaneously highlight the appeal of the region for medtech while tackling a number of the most significant issues for today’s medical device companies.

Against the backdrop of such an impressive location, this interactive networking and educational event will partner local experts with out-of-state industry thought leaders—OEMs, contract manufacturers, suppliers, consultants, members of the investment community, and academia—for a unique forum to discuss critical industry topics and offer tools to compete and grow in today’s challenging business climate.

For questions, please contact Howard Revitch, group publisher, at 201-880-2243 or hrevitch@rodmanmedia.com, or Sean Fenske, editor-in-chief, at sfenske@rodmanmedia.com.

Electronic and Conductive Ink Conference, October 16-18, The Drake Hotel, Oakbrook, IL

Electronic and conductive inks are a critical element in the fast-growing field of flexible and printed electronics. Estimated at $2 billion in annual sales, electronic and conductive inks and materials are found in a wide range of applications, from photovoltaics and flexible displays to sensors, wearables and smart packaging. Major brands such as Ralph Lauren, L’Oreal and GE, to name a few, are successfully incorporating electronic and conductive inks into their products.

As the flexible and printed electronics market expands in areas such as the Internet of Things, so too will the need for electronic and conductive inks. Printed Electronics Now estimates that by 2022, the market will reach more than $2.5 billion. Other analysts place the market even higher; Grand View Research predicts the market to reach $4.37 billion by 2024.

Electronic and conductive inks provide the connectivity that these systems demand, whether the ink is inkjet printed onto a flexible display or screenprinted onto a sensor or a solar cell. These inks and materials are already a major market, and it will grow further as new applications emerge.

It is time for a major global technical conference that only focuses on this emerging market. The conference will be sponsored by the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM) and Rodman Media, which produces Ink World and Printed Electronics Now. The conference will feature experts in the field of electronic and conductive inks, as well as allied fields such as equipment, researchers and end-users. Join us to learn about the opportunities ahead for electronic and conductive inks.

This conference will highlight the different technologies, including silver and copper to carbon nanotubes and more; how equipment manufacturers are deploying these inks; and what the end-use customer is seeking.

The potential applications for the flexible and printed electronics industry appear to be virtually endless, and electronic and conductive inks are essential to this fast-growing technology.