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A VMX 2019 Preview with Strategies to Discuss At Veterinary Practices

By: Pam Foster
October, 2018

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again:

Even if you’re not attending VMX 2019 — and even if all your customers aren’t going — it’s still worth discussing the event with practices in your area.

Held on January 19-23, 2019, VMS is the biggest veterinary conference of the year and also the first major conference for 2019, which means just about every product manufacturer is showcasing its best and latest innovations for animal health.

Categories: Conferences and Trade Shows, VMX, DSR Facing Blog

Diversity and Inclusion Explored in Animal Health WILMAH Panel at AVDA

By: Pam Foster
May, 2018

“What specific actions do you take as a leader to create and sustain an inclusive culture within your team/company?”

This is just one of the many questions asked during a frank and inspiring panel discussion hosted by Women in Leadership and Management in Animal Health (WILMAH). The panel — presented on May 6, 2018 in conjunction with the 2018 American Veterinary Distributors Association (AVDA) Conference — featured leading representatives from manufacturers and distributors, including:

Categories: Conferences and Trade Shows, AVDA, WILMAH

Highlights and Trends from the Veterinary Industry’s First VMX

By: Pam Foster
March, 2018

The entire industry was buzzing the first week of February as the 2018 VMX (Veterinary Meeting & Expo) kicked off the year’s conference and trade show season. Vet Advantage was there to take in all the new and returning highlights, and we’d like to tell you all about it.

Categories: Conferences and Trade Shows, NAVC, VMX

Your DSR Veterinary Conference-Tradeshow Plan for 2018

By: Pam Foster
October, 2017

The projected 2018 trade show season attendance numbers are staggering.

More than 17,000 veterinarians, veterinary technicians, office managers, students, and others will be at VMX; a similar number will attend Western States, and there are at least a dozen additional conferences and trade shows in the coming year.

Categories: Conferences and Trade Shows, VMX, DSR Facing Blog

Spark Vet Product Sales Using the VMX Preliminary Program Guide

By: Pam Foster
October, 2017

No more NAVC Conference. Now it’s VMX (Veterinary Meeting & Expo).

And it’s going to be bigger than ever in 2018, in a big new space at the Orange County Convention Center. The new South Concourse location allows for a larger selection of CE (Continuing Education) Credit programs available to veterinary professionals.

Categories: Conferences and Trade Shows, VMX, DSR Facing Blog

DSRs Take Note: The NAVC Conference Becomes VMX Starting in 2018

By: Pam Foster
March, 2017

We realize that most veterinary DSRs (distribution sales reps) do not attend the NAVC Conference each year. Instead, while the conference is happening, you and many of your colleagues are out around the country — in your sales territories — working with practice teams to help them discover new solutions, replenish their supplies, and run the business side of their clinics. 

Therefore, it’s quite possible that you missed the big news last month when NAVC Chief Executive Officer Tom Bohn announced that the NAVC Conference is becoming VMX (Veterinary Meeting & Expo) starting in 2018.

In a live announcement and press release issued during the NAVC Conference 2017, Tom explained, “The new VMX brand identity was created to better represent what the conference has evolved into as well as allow for future growth. We felt it was time to allow both the NAVC and the conference to have their own, yet connected identities. We are excited about all of the opportunities that this name change will provide us for future conferences, ensuring that we continue to evolve our offerings to the industry's needs.”

Danna Miller from the NAVC told us, “The meeting portion of the new VMX name encompasses all of the world-class educational offerings that the event offers, while the expo illustrates the exhibit, sponsorship and partnership components.” 

Categories: Conferences and Trade Shows, NAVC, VMX

The New NAVC Conference - Its Benefits to Veterinary Practices and You

By: Pam Foster
December, 2016

Each year, more than 10,000 veterinary professionals attend the NAVC Conference, but 2017 will be an entirely new experience for them. They'll arrive to find an exciting, innovative "all-in-one" venue at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

Categories: Conferences and Trade Shows, NAVC