5th Annual Medical Device Strategic Sourcing Conference

May 2-3, 2019 | Atlanta, GA
Crowne Plaza Atlanta Midtown
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“I thought the conference was excellent!  Having a conference tailored to one discipline made each panel and contact relevant.”

Director, Compliance & Legal Affairs

“Great insight to hear payer perspective in contracting and account management and the changing healthcare landscape.”

Channel Liaison

“It was definitely an excellent well-rounded opportunity to meet new people, get new ideas, and get an in-depth education on what’s to come with the FDA collaborations.”

Quality Engineer
Centurion Medical Products

“It was very well organized event and high quality, the fact to have an IVD track was also interesting. Thanks, I will recommend the Q1 event!”

Regulatory Affairs – EMEA Regional Head

“The organization and support staff were fantastic! I’m looking forward to next year.”

Global Business Project Lead

About the Conference:

Executives responsible for Strategic Sourcing and Direct Procurement in the medical device industry face an uncertain future as evolving tariffs place a considerable level of uncertainty on current as well as future contracting decisions. Of equal interest is the current shift of supplier bases from the Chinese market to India, as well as a further interest in engaging US based component suppliers. Ultimately, sourcing executives look to maintain margins for the enterprise while at the same time securing the highest possible quality products and maintaining strong partnerships with a consolidated supplier base.

Topics to Be Addressed:

  • Best Practices in Supplier Change Management Processes
  • Impact of Supplier Consolidation on Component Sourcing
  • Effective Implementation of Sourcing & Procurement Technology
  • Using ISO 13485 Qualification Systems for New Suppliers
  • Discussions Surrounding Impact of Tariffs & Appropriate Reactions

Program Highlights:

  • Direct Regulatory Interpretation from FDA & Notified Bodies
  • Global-Centric Content Focused on Holistic Supplier QA
  • Procurement & Sourcing Perspectives to Balance Quality
  • Heavy Industry Participation for Wide Ranging Perspectives


75 Attendees

All attendees come directly from medical device companies

Distinguished Presenters

20 Speakers


Networking time is built into the agenda to allow industry peers to connect and exchange ideas

Open Dialogue and Group Share

Each presentation is followed by 10-15 minutes of open dialogue for questions and exchange of best practices