International Programs

The MedTech Conference welcomes international delegations from over 30 countries. Program features include sessions for the globally-minded, seminars for those interested in doing business in the U.S., networking events to help you expand your contact base and more. Here’s your global agenda:

Sunday, September 22, 2019
U.S. Market Access Seminar
12:30 PM – 5:00 PM, Room 156C
Sponsored by McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Please be aware that lunch will not be served. This event is closed to the press. The U.S. Market Access Seminar is a pre-program for international delegates attending The MedTech Conference. It will address key issues for non-U.S. companies seeking to launch products in the U.S. market. Instructors will cover regulatory and reimbursement pathways as well as perspectives about the changing landscapes in each of these areas in the U.S.

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International Reception
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Legal Seafood Harborside, 250 Northern Ave., Boston
Sponsored by Government of Québec
Following the U.S. Market Access Seminar, delegates are invited to proceed to Boston landmark Legal Seafood Harborside to mix and mingle with key members of the local medtech community. Open to all conference registrants.

Monday, September 23

MedTech as IT
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM, Room 156 AB

Revolutionizing the Silver Economy
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM, Room 156 AB

Tuesday, September 24

Global Markets: Where to Invest?
2:15 PM – 3:45 PM, Exhibit Hall, Solutions Showcase Stage
Deciding where to invest regionally requires understanding a variety of factors, depending on the type of investment and new market opportunities you want to establish for your company. Regional markets all have competitive advantages that you might not know about. During this program, you will hear a series of 14-minute power presentations outlining the investment incentives available in various regions of the world. Oh, the places you’ll go!

2:15 PM Developments in Latin America
2:30 PM Costa Rica
2:45 PM Finland
3:00 PM India
3:15 PM Guangzhou

Innovations in Global Health
AdvaMed is proud to partner with TeamFund and Duke University’s Innovations in Health program to produce a series of presentations highlighting health technologies designed for under-resourced populations. Join us for these programs that put patients’ needs first:

Global Health Innovator Award
Tuesday, September 24, 3:45 p.m.

TEAMFund was launched with the vision that the entire medtech sector might come together to find ways to connect the people most in need of care with the innovations and technologies that can save and transform their lives. This year’s $50,000 award will be the third that TEAMFund has sponsored and presented at The MedTech Conference in recognition of an early-stage medtech company that has a novel, appropriate and sustainable medical device for the world’s low-resource and resource-constrained populations. Looking ahead to 2020 and beyond, TEAMFund seeks to fulfill the essential work of:

  • Research into disease burden and community-specific needs in low-resource settings;
  • Provision of advisory support of medtech innovators attempting to serve low-resource communities;
  • Development and implementation of impact measurement tools to assess the efficacy of medtech innovations;
  • Programmatic research tied to innovation;
  • Catalyze others to invest; and
  • Provide grant support to foster a broader ecosystem of medtech innovations and private sector investment.
  • For more information, please visit

SME Medtech Innovations That Are Transforming Health Care in the U.S. and Abroad
Monday, September 23, 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM, Room 157 A

Global Health Meetup
Monday, September 23, 2:45 PM – 3:15 PM, Meetup Zone
Join your peers with similar projects and interests and hear a brief presentation from Duke University’s Innovations in Health. The IiH program is spearheading a comprehensive study about the needs, pipeline, challenges & opportunities associated with technology development for under-resourced populations.  The study is funded by the Gates Foundation and preliminary findings will be shared during the meet-up.

Thursday, September 26
MetroWest MedTech Tour
Join us to see innovation at work in Boston’s MetroWest!

Be sure to browse the entire program for sessions focusing on China, Europe, Latin America and more!