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AfPP annual Congress and Exhibition

AfPP annual Congress and Exhibition: Realising Potential

(8–11 October 2007, Harrogate)

On Target previews a key commercial event for the medical devices and equipment sector.

The theme of the Association for Perioperative Practice’s 43rd Annual Congress is ‘Realising Potential’. This theme operates on many different levels, from individual delegates realising their own potential in clinical practice to medtech exhibitors realising their potential through increased sales and swelling contact books.

Around 3000 visitors are expected to attend the Exhibition at the Harrogate International Centre, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, the largest of its kind outside the US. 1000 of these will also attend the Congress educational sessions. The Exhibition has already confirmed bookings for over 150 exhibitors.

The Congress includes an afternoon (on Tuesday 9th October) dedicated to healthcare procurement, with leading names in purchasing and supplies. The four principal speakers are:

• Ian Shepherd – Chief Executive of the Resource Collaborative Procurement Hub
• Karen Ray – Clinical Procurement Specialist at Rotherham Foundation Trust
• Ian Poxon – Chair of the National Network of Clinical Procurement Specialists
• Elaine Alsop – Business Manager for Operating Theatres at NHS Supply Chain.

They will be speaking on a range of subjects including integrated procurement, clinical perspective in purchasing, and working with commercial partners to increase efficiency.

Each exhibiting company is provided with two free Congress passes that can be used to attend any of the sessions. Further passes are available for purchase; you can order an application form by e-mailing lindsay.cooke@afpp.org.uk, or book by visiting www.afpp.org.uk and following the Congress 2007 links.

Quotes from AfPP’s 2006 Exhibition

“A high-quality exhibition attracting good delegates. An automatic choice on our exhibition calendar.” – C. Lawes, Sales Director, Proact Medical

“AfPP is one of five major exhibitions Vernon-Carus attend annually. Over the years we have found AfPP to be the most dependable in its organisation and quality of attendees and delegates.” – Tim Eaglen, Marketing and Communications Manager, Vernon- Carus

AfPP 2006 Exhibition facts

77% of visitors have an influence on purchasing decisions. 50% of the audience were either first-time or second-time attendees. 10,000 square feet of Exhibition space were used. 1,894 bed spaces were taken in Harrogate and surrounding areas.


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