For more comprehensive insights into the 2017 MPO Summit event, check out the real-time notes taken and published during the sessions by MPO managing editor Michael Barbella. You can review those by clicking here.
A series of moments from this year's event on display.
The Marriott Marquis Marina San Diego offered a beautiful setting for the 2017 event.
Bryan Hughes (left), director of P&M Corporate Finance, and Randall Sword, principal at RidgeRunner Advisors, got the Summit started with an overview of the state of the industry.
Chris Oleksy, founder and CEO of Oleksy Enterprises and Next Life Medical, as well as the CEO of Emergent Respiratory, provided an intriguing comparison of the devastated financial industry of 2008 with the potential healthcare supply chain in 2020.
Networking breaks throughout the event allow for new relationships to be formed between all levels of the medical device manufacturing industry.
The MPO editorial team takes a moment to conduct video interviews with speakers to get a few additional insights on their presentations.
An attendee inquires about the capabilities of one of the many tabletop sponsors who were on hand to address manufacturing challenges.
During the Make vs. Buy panel, Alex Porion (right), senior commodity manager of global sourcing at Boston Scientific, offers his perspective in response to an attendee’s question as Paul Orlando, vice president of external operations for Olympus Surgical Technologies America, and Jessica Lenhardt, Sr. director at Teleflex Medical OEM, look on.
During lunch, most attendees enjoyed a fabulous spread while others continued to establish connections within the midday networking break.
Howard Revitch (left), group publisher of MPO & ODT and organizer of the MPO Summit, finds a brief moment to catch up with an industry executive in attendance.
An MPO Summit attendee listens intently during one of the sessions during Day 1.
Networking breaks provide opportunities for attendees to discuss issues they are facing, comment on the session content, and make valuable new connections.
Day 2 speaker, Dr. Bryce G. Rutter (center right), founder and CEO of the Metaphase Design Group, takes a moment to peruse the event sponsors’ offerings.
B. Braun Medical OEM’s Tom Black introduces the final session of Day 1—an illustration of a successful outsourcing relationship.
George Diamantoni, CEO, manager, and chairman of the board at Hip Innovation Technology, explains why he sought an outsourcing partner for his company as Linda Braddon, Ph.D. (left), president of Secure BioMed Evaluations, Bryan Brosseau (right), regulatory, quality, and technical support at Secure BioMed Evaluations, and Nnamdi Njoku (center right), senior business director, Pelvic Health Minimally Invasive Therapies at Medtronic, listen.
Day 2 panelist, William Pratt (center), VP of operations and director of creative design at Kinamed, toasts to a success first day of the 2017 MPO Summit with a couple of attendees.
Winding down during the evening reception, attendees got a chance to enjoy the wonderful atmosphere the poolside setting permitted while still having the opportunity to increase their industry contacts.
The evening reception was a perfect close to the Summit's first day, as attendees speculated on what the conference agenda on Day 2 would offer.