Welcome to the 2017 MPO Summit
Focusing on the world of outsourcing for medical device manufacturing coupled with a keen awareness of innovation in the space, Medical Product Outsourcing’s conference series—the MPO Summit—has provided the medtech industry with the most comprehensive programs for more than 10 years. These highly informative symposiums address critical issues impacting multiple stakeholders within the industry. In 2017, the MPO Summit arrives in San Diego, California—home to a significant hub of innovative life science companies. Graciously hosted by the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina in the downtown area (right on the water), this year’s Summit will simultaneously highlight the appeal of the region for medtech while tackling a number of the most significant issues for today’s medical device companies.
The San Diego region is host to more than 1,100 companies focused on life sciences, including several of the largest medical device manufacturers in the world—BD, DJO Global, Medtronic, Philips, and NuVasive, which is headquartered in the city. Life sciences companies account for more than $31.8 billion in total economic impact in San Diego. In addition, San Diego County higher education institutions produce more than 7,000 STEM graduates annually, fueling the growth of the industry. San Diego boasts more than 11 million square feet of lab space, concentrated mid-county around the Torrey Pines, University Town Center, and Sorrento Mesa neighborhoods. Venture capital investment in life sciences in San Diego County totaled more than $660 million in 2015.
Against the backdrop of such an impressive location, this interactive networking and educational event will partner local experts with out-of-state industry thought leaders—OEMs, contract manufacturers, suppliers, consultants, members of the investment community, and academia—for a unique forum to discuss critical industry topics and offer tools to compete and grow in today’s challenging business climate.
The MPO Summit is presented in collaboration with: