FAQs

General FAQs

The MedTech Conference 2020 will be held October 5–7, 2020 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, ON.

Organizations from or affiliated with the medtech industry should attend The MedTech Conference. Check out our featured content areas to find content that might appeal to you!

Yes, we are hopeful that we will be able to convene inperson on October 5-7 in Toronto, ON and are planning for a great conference. 

AdvaMed is diligently tracking Public Health Agency of Canada, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines and will take precautionary measures to increase sanitization efforts and minimize the spread of germs. For example, we plan to implement the following provisions among others:

  • Handshake-free meeting
  • Sanitization stations
  • Increased housekeeping services
  • Spacing in session rooms and event areas to accommodate social distancing guidelines
  • Fewer printed programs
  • Sanitizing microphones after each use
  • Increased paramedic presence onsite, armed with a plan to separate and care for attendees and staff who get sick during an event
  • Development of pandemic procedures in accordance with the Toronto Health Department

Yes, we are currently reviewing vendors to accommodate an additional virtual segment to our event. More information will be shared soon.

Registration FAQs

Registration for The MedTech Conference 2020 will open in April 2020.

View our different registration options here.

If you have been asked to speak at The MedTech Conference, you will receive registration instructions from the conference program team. For more information, contact program@advamed.org.

On the Individual registration form and the Exhibitor / Sponsor registration form, promo codes must be applied before selecting a registration type. If you experience any issues, please contact advamed@showcare.com. 

Cancellations requests must be made in writing and sent to advamed@showcare.com. Cancellations will not be accepted by phone or onsite. Cancellations will be acknowledged by email.  

Cancellation Policy 

  • 25% cancellation fee will be assessed on cancellations received by June 26, 2020
  • 50% cancellation fee will be assessed on cancellations received June 27, 2020 through September 4, 2020
  • 100% cancellation fee will be assessed on ALL CANCELLATIONS received after September 4, 2020.
  • Refunds will NOT be given for no shows

Substitution Policy 

Should you be unable to attend The MedTech Conference after purchasing your pass, you may send another member of your organization in your place. 

Substitutions must be made prior to badge pickup, before the original registrant has attended any portion of the conference. 

The original registrant may make a substitution by emailing advamed@showcare.com by September 25, 2020. Starting September 26, 2020 all substitutions must be made onsite and will require hard copy, written permission from the original registrant granting the substitution. 

Badges are nontransferable once printed; swapping or sharing is strictly prohibited. 

Registration will be located on the 600 level of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre South Building.  

Our registration list is not available for purchase. Beware of brokers claiming to have a copy of our attendee list. Emails from The MedTech Conference staff will come from the domain “advamed.org”. If someone contacts you from an unfamiliar domain, please forward the email to conferenceinfo@advamed.org to verify the source. The only way to contact attendees is through our partnering platform, MedTech Connect

Travel & Accommodations FAQs

Individual housing within the AdvaMed group block is available through the registration portal.

Absolutely! Subblock requests must be made in writing and submitted by September 10, 2020Please complete this form and email a copy to grouphousing@showcare.com

Your will automatically be charged for one night’s room and tax on your credit card at the time of booking.

More information on cancellations will be available when housing opens in April 2020.

Yes, you will receive an email directly from the hotel once your room is booked. Please retain this email and your confirmation code for easier check-in upon arrival.

Yes, please contact the hotel directly to change the name on your room. 

Delta Hotel – +1.416.849.1200 

Hilton Toronto – +1.416.869.3456 

Hotel Fairmont Royal York – +1.416.368.2511 

Intercontinental Toronto Centre – +1.416.597.1400 

Marriott Toronto City Centre – +1.416.341.7100 

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre is conveniently located next to Union train station. From there, proceed west on Front Street to the North Building, where you can access the SkyWalk to enter the South Building. 

For more options, please visit:  https://www.mtccc.com/locations/getting-here/from-within-toronto/

The convention centre has 1,700 indoor parking spots located conveniently on-site. Toronto has plenty of choices available for alternate parking, accommodations, restaurants, and attractions. 

PARKING PASS 

  • Show management parking pass (2 consecutive days or more) – $15.00 per day, per pass (inclusive of tax) 
  • Show management parking pass(1 day pass) – $16.00 per day, per pass (inclusive of tax) 
  • Exhibitor “Early Bird” discounted* parking pass (2 consecutive days or more) – $16.00 per day, per pass (inclusive of tax) 
  • Daily parking rates are posted on the website www.mtccc.com/parking

*Early Bird rate expires 14 days prior to first contracted day 

Please note that parking passes are non-refundable. Prices are in CAD. 

For more details, please visit:  https://www.mtccc.com/locations/area-maps

 

Program & Agenda FAQs

An overview of the 2019 conference schedule can be found here. The full 2019 agenda, including sessions, can be accessed here. More information on the 2020 schedule will be available early spring 2020. 

The 2019 program agenda can be found here. The 2020 conference program will be available June 2020.

All session speakers and moderators will be selected through our call for sessions application process. Learn more

Session slide decks from consenting presenters will be emailed to all conference attendees who complete our post-conference survey. Be sure to check your email following the conference to ensure you don’t miss the survey!

Exhibit & Sponsor FAQs

Those interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at The MedTech Conference should visit our Sponsor & Exhibit page or contact sales@advamed.org.

For questions about your sponsorship benefits including logo placements, registration, exhibit booth placement and more, contact sales@advamed.org

MedTech Connect FAQs

MedTech Connect is our partnering platform. Full access attendees get access to our one-to-one meeting scheduling tool ideal for connecting with other attendees during the event. Learn more.

Scheduling one-on-one meetings is a feature available to Full Access attendees. Full Access attendees may access the MedTech Connect portal here.

Scheduling one-on-one meetings is a feature available to Full Access attendees. Full Access attendees may access the MedTech Connect portal here.

Media FAQs

Members of the press must apply for a complimentary conference pass. Applicants will receive an email notifying them whether they’ve been granted a complimentary pass or if more information is needed within 10 business days of submitting the application. The application portal will open in April 2020.

Yes, please consider making your news announcements at The MedTech Conference. We will have an onsite location for a limited number of press conferences and expect anywhere from 25–50 media to be in attendance. For more information, please contact conferenceinfo@advamed.org.

Miscellaneous FAQs

Certainly. We ask that you not conflict with conference programming that your colleagues may want to attend and that you notify us of the event’s details (date, time, location) in case we get questions from your guests. We are also happy to assist with restaurants and/or other nearby venues. Please email conferenceinfo@advamed.org for more information.

We have a limited amount of meeting space available on a first come, first served basis for these types of activities. Please contact conferenceinfo@advamed.org for more information.

Our registration list is not available for purchase. Beware of brokers claiming to have a copy of our attendee list. Emails from The MedTech Conference staff will come from the domain “advamed.org”. If someone contacts you from an unfamiliar domain, please forward the email to conferenceinfo@advamed.org to verify the source. The only way to contact attendees is through our partnering platform, MedTech Connect

The 2020 conference is scheduled for October 5–7, 2020 at the Metro Toronto Convention Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

The 2021 conference is scheduled for September 27–29, 2021 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.