ABOUT HEALTHPACK

 

 


HealthPack is the medical device packaging industry’s trusted, authoritative annual education forum for updating technical knowledge, exploring the leading edge of industry trends and connecting with the who’s who of the industry.

The conference program, developed with the assistance of an advisory committee of veteran professionals working in all corners of the industry, will feature presentations by industry experts responding to the everyday challenges of:

  • Medical device packaging and process engineers

  • Medical device packaging purchasing managers

  • Quality control and regulatory personnel

  • Engineering, product and project managers

  • Global technology and sourcing directors and managers

  • R&D directors and managers

  • Operational excellence directors and managers

  • Material suppliers and converters

  • Material scientists and engineers

  • Technical and marketing managers

  • Contract packagers, testing labs and other service providers

HealthPack also includes a tour or pre-conference interactive session, a tabletop exhibit hall and plenty of networking time. 

Arrive early for a face-to-face meeting of the Institute of Packaging Professionals’ Medical Device Packaging Technical Committee, beginning at 4:00 p.m. March 10 in the conference ballroom. Learn more about the committee.



FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is HealthPack?

Who should attend HealthPack?

Where is HealthPack located?

Where will HealthPack be in 2020?

What’s the schedule for HealthPack 2020?

Who produces HealthPack?

Who else supports the HealthPack conference program?

Will HealthPack offer a discounted hotel room rate for the 2020 conference?

Are there any discounts on the registration rates?

What is the conference refund policy? 

Will transportation to the hotel be provided?

Can I get the presentations made at HealthPack 2019?

How can I contact HealthPack?

 

WHAT IS HEALTHPACK?

HealthPack is an annual education event designed for professionals in the medical device packaging industry. It consists of a conference, exhibit hall and networking opportunities. Our signature event each year is our live panel of operating room nurses and technicians reviewing and critiquing commercialized medical device packages submitted by our attendees.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND HEALTHPACK?

Conference presentations focus on delivering content on trends, insights and application advice for:

  • Medical device packaging and process engineers
  • Medical device packaging purchasing managers
  • Quality control and regulatory personnel
  • Engineering, product and project managers
  • Global technology and sourcing directors and managers
  • R&D directors and managers
  • Operational excellence directors and managers
  • Material suppliers and converters
  • Material scientists and engineers
  • Technical and marketing managers
  • Contract packagers, testing labs and other service providers

WHERE IS HEALTHPACK LOCATED?

HealthPack moves to a different city in the U.S. each year. In recent years, we’ve been in cities such as Portland, OR; Kansas City, MO; Denver, CO; New Orleans, LA; Cincinnati, OH; Norfolk, VA; Louisville, KY; Memphis, TN; Albuquerque, NM and San Antonio, TX.

WHERE WILL HEALTHPACK BE IN 2020?

HealthPack will be March 10-12, 2020, at:

Sheraton Charlotte Hotel
555 South McDowell Street, South Tower
Portland, OR 97204
Charlotte, North Carolina 28204

WHAT’S THE SCHEDULE FOR HEALTHPACK 2020?

The schedule is for HealthPack 2020 is available on our program page. Check back periodically for updates. Please note that the conference program is subject to change.

WHO PRODUCES HEALTHPACK?

Kellen produces HealthPack with a seasoned event team consisting of program management, business development and event management professionals.

Kellen supports, guides and promotes professions and industries that impact people around the world every day. From the safety of the food we eat to the soundness of the buildings we live and work in to assurances about healthcare issues, we are committed to the success of the organizations we work with because we care about the many ways their work serves others. Our 300+ professionals around the globe are specially trained in areas ranging from engineering to nutrition, from integrated communications to global consulting, and association management and meeting planning. And while association management is what we’re best known for – it’s just one part of what we do. We work with more than 125 trade associations, professional societies and charitable organizations representing 10,000-plus companies and 100,000 professionals worldwide. We were founded in 1964 and are charter-accredited through the Association Management Company Institute (AMCI). Our offices are in Atlanta, Beijing, Brussels, Chicago, Kansas City, New York City and Washington D.C.

WHO ELSE SUPPORTS THE HEALTHPACK CONFERENCE PROGRAM?

Kellen has developed a strong synergy between the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) and HealthPack. The HealthPack program is also developed in cooperation with IoPP’s Medical Device Packaging Technical Committee. The committee organizes and conducts the live nurses and technicians panel, and IoPP subject matter experts in medical device packaging—many of them IoPP Certified Packaging Professionals—are frequent speakers at HealthPack.

WILL HEALTHPACK OFFER A DISCOUNTED HOTEL ROOM RATE FOR THE 2020 CONFERENCE?

Yes. HealthPack has negotiated a discounted room rate of $209 per night for single, double, triple and quad room occupancy (plus local fees/taxes). The discount deadline is subject to availability under the HealthPack room block. Our room block often sells out in advance of the conference. Please do not wait until the last minute to reserve your room! Reservation requests made after Friday, February 14, 2020, will be confirmed on a space available basis at prevailing hotel rates. A credit card guarantee is required to hold your reservation. See our Hotel and Travel page for more information.

ARE THERE ANY DISCOUNTS ON THE REGISTRATION RATES?

Yes. IoPP members receive a $100 discount on their registration. The discount does not apply for IoPP Affiliates.

IS THERE A REFUND POLICY? 

Yes. A refund (excluding deposit) will be granted up to 90 days prior to the start of the event. Cancellations made 60 days prior to the event will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee (excluding deposit). Cancellations received 30 days or fewer before the event will not receive a refund. For non-exhibiting attendees, registration can be transferred to another individual from your company. See our cancellation policy for more information.

WILL TRANSPORTATION TO THE HOTEL BE PROVIDED?

The Sheraton Charlotte Hotel does not provide shuttle service. Estimated costs for transportation options from Charlotte Douglas International Airport to the hotel are on our Hotel and Travel page.  

CAN I GET THE PRESENTATIONS MADE AT HEALTHPACK 2020?

Yes. Shortly after the conclusion of HealthPack 2020, all attendees will receive an email from HealthPack with a link to the evaluation form for the event. You MUST complete an evaluation to receive the presentations; HealthPack does not honor individual attendee requests to receive the presentation materials directly, without completing the evaluation form. HealthPack does not provide the presentations prior to or during the conference. Upon completing and submitting your evaluation, you will receive a confirmation email from HealthPack that contains a link to all the presentations. The HealthPack conference is for you—please help us make your conference the best value it can be by thoughtfully and completely filling out an evaluation of the event.

HOW CAN I CONTACT HEALTHPACK?

Email: info@healthpack.net
Phone: 630-544-5051
Fax: 630-544-5055

One Parkview Plaza, Suite 800
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 USA
 

“HealthPack strikes the right balance for enabling knowledge, networking and niceties . . . The conference allows ample time to reconnect with customers, discuss current and new projects, and reconnect with other colleagues.”

–Anonymous HealthPack attendee

Interested in Sponsoring?

Please contact Andy Kraft at akraft@healthpack.net or 847-686-2336.