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Medical Tourism Summit 2010, Maltese Experience

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Last year Europe Business Assembly (EBA) held a highly successful medical tourism summit in Malta, with nearly 100 senior figures from 19 countries gathering to discuss the sector.
The second Malta Medical Tourism Summit, 2 – 6 June 2010, St. Julian’s (Malta) at the Corinthia San Gorg Hotel and Business Centre, is set to bring together many senior figures within the industry. The events of the forum will be held under intellectual and organizing support of the Government of the Republic as well as leading medical institutions of Malta – St. James and St. Phillip Hospitals.

The official organizer of the summit “Europe Business Assembly (United Kingdom) under the auspices of ‘Malta Enterprise’ Corporation (Malta). The Europe Business Assembly (EBA) is an independent international project-development and management organization. EBA runs multi-national business events worldwide.

International speakers leading an interactive forum
Our international panel of expert speakers in the field will be sharing their thoughts and experiences on topics such as:
-The dynamics of the current medical tourism marketplace
-Implementation of cross border healthcare collaborations
-Regulation and accreditation, currently and in the future
-More effective marketing, addressing the issues and capitalising on the opportunities

Participants. Methodologists and coordinators of medical tourism; Tourist and advertising agencies; Private and public hospitals, Clinics, Medical organizations and associations, Ministries of tourism and healthcare, Insurance companies in the field of healthcare and tourism, Hotels, Spa institutions, Global corporations.

Become a speaker. Targeted audience for businesses offering medical services; 19 countries from CIS and Central/Eastern Europe; Chance to present your medical product and services and to host the next Medical Tourism summit in your country or even at your office

To view the agenda and speaker list as it stands, go to Please note that information will be regularly updated as we confirm speakers leading up to the event itself.

Partnership and sponsorship. A wide range of cost-effective and innovative partnership and sponsorship options are available to help you make the most of an association with this well-attended and prestigious trade event.

Contact information:

Europe Business Assembly (EBA)
2 Empress Court, Paradise Street, Oxford, England, OX11HF
44(0)1865794362; 44(0)1865 251211
Contact person: Marina Naumova, EBA International Manager

Cosmeceuticals Summit 2009: NMBI/XetaComp Technology and Genemarkers LLC join program

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

PORTLAND, Maine—- IntertechPira, a leading conference and research organization is pleased to announce the addition of NBMI/XetaComp Technology LLC and Genemarkers LLC to the Cosmeceuticals Summit 2009 agenda.  Both presentations will be featured in the Innovations and New Developments session.

Charles Sheeny, President of NBMI/XetaComp Technology will speak on the aspects of nanoscale physical sunscreens by featuring a review of the performance impact of nanomaterials such as titanium and zinc oxides and their potential commercial aspect. Anna Langerveld, PhD, President and CEO of Genemarkers LLC will present on the use of genomics tools in skin care. She will discuss specifically how genomics can aid in formulating products and validate efficacy claims as well as the use of high throughput technologies for measuring gene expression and gene sequence, the use of gene expression tools to understand biological mechanisms in skin and current use of genomics in skin care industry and outlook for the future.

Each year since its launch in 2006, IntertechPira’s Cosmeceuticals Summit has raised the bar in terms of the information provided to participants. said Conference Director Christine Groff. The addition of NMBI/XetaComp Technology and Genemarkers will only serve to enhance the 2009 program, thereby offering increased value to attendees.

Set for March 9 – 11, 2009 at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in Orlando, FL, US and co-chaired by Dr. Nava Dayan, Director, Research and Development, Lipo Chemicals, Dr. Philip Wertz, University of Iowa and Wen Schroeder, President, SEKI Cosmeticals LLC, this 4th international conference will also include sessions on regulatory issues, the innate immune system of the skin, and skin aging. Featuring a holistic approach, speakers in this unique event will be specialists in a variety of disciplines from science, R&D, law, regulatory philosophy and marketing, and will offer a balanced combination of representation from academia, industry, regulatory authorities and research facilities.

Confirmed speakers providing strategic insight into the cosmeceuticals industry include: Ben Gurion University, CeeTox Inc., Coty Testing Institute, Diffusion LLC, EMD Chemicals, Ernst & Young LLP, Est©e Lauder Companies, Lipo Chemicals, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, MatTek Corporation, National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus Inc, Nu Skin Inc, SEKI Cosmeticals Inc and The University of Iowa.

To view the final program and to learn more about the speakers, presentations and exhibitors visit the official website at 

About IntertechPira

IntertechPira provides events, training, online information and publications across a wide range of zeitgeist issues and disruptive technologies affecting industry. Our 100% independent products are provided globally 24/7 and delivered by teams of independent experts at sites in Portland, ME, US and London, UK through 20 specialized industrial platforms. Our core competencies are information on: research and product development, globalization and new markets; production methods; regulatory and compliance.

Press Contact:
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Advanced Capacitors World Summit 2009: Final program confirmed featuring the latest in industry developments, applications and technology

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

PORTLAND, Maine IntertechPira, a leading conference and research organization is pleased to announce the final program for the 7th annual Advanced Capacitors World Summit 2009 set for March 31 – April 2, 2009 at the Hilton Torrey Pines in La Jolla, CA, US. Co-Chaired by Richard Smith, ANA Strategic System Group and Andrew Burke of the University of California Davis Institute of Transportation Studies, this year’s program is designed to help current and prospective users, integrators and suppliers of advanced power systems understand modern energy storage and delivery challenges for power intensive applications and identify business opportunities and realities with adopting advanced capacitors and capacitor hybrid systems to solve application energy requirements. Speakers will discuss the latest market trends and developments, power engineering and integration strategies, design and business implications and costs associated with advanced power systems for various applications, including transportation, automotive, power and consumer electronics and renewable energy.

Market Overview and industry developments:  Bobby Maher of M Cubed Consulting will start off the program with a comprehensive overview of ultracapacitor market trends and technology advancement and David Alexander from IVUS Energy Solutions, creator of the patented FlashPoint Power Technology, will address serious challenges that arise when developing capacitors for the market. Andy Burke of UC Davis will provide an engaging comparison of ultracapacitors and advanced battery technology in terms of performance, cost and versatility, while John Miller of Maxwell Technologies will show how the two technologies can be best applied in tandem. A panel presentation from members of the investment community will conclude the morning session and will provide insight on how to secure funding in uncertain economic times.

Applications and technology:

John Skibinski of Eaton Corporation will shed light on the growing demand for advanced energy storage technologies for wind and solar applications. Speakers from Volvo Technology Corporation, General Electric and NREL will discuss engineering energy storage systems for hybrid electric vehicles and heavy hybrids. Aerospace applications will be explored with presentations from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics and company partner PC Krause and Associates and additional new and emerging applications will be covered by Jin Song of Nesscap.

Technical developments:

Olgierd Paluskinski of the University of Arizona and M Grant Norton of GoNano Technologies will discuss the latest work with improving the energy density of capacitors. Paluskinski will also discuss how his group has used nanotechnology to achieve better performance and reduced cost for photovoltaics applications serving to reduce fluctuations in output power while increasing conversion efficiency. Yuri Maletin of APowerCap Technologies will reveal how nano-engineered capacitors using inexpensive nanoporous carbon material can lead to improved performance, while reducing cost, in automotive, hand-tools, energy quality and power management applications and systems.Additional presentations from ISE Corporation, Ionix Power Systems LLC, Sigma Technologies International, Rockport Capital and Battery Ventures will also be featured.

As one of the worlds leading forums for discussing the latest technical advances and market trends in the EC industry, IntertechPira’s Advanced Capacitors World Summit 2009 is a dynamic industry event, providing a unique opportunity to gain the necessary knowledge and network with global leaders from around the world. For complete program details and registering options, please visit: Members of the press interested in attending, to find out if you qualify for a complimentary press pass, please contact Press Officer Sheri Bonnell at or +1 207 781 9637.

The Power Team for Workhorse IT Converges at Business Technology Summit 2008

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Saltmarch’s Summit on SOA/Web Services, SaaS/PaaS, Virtualisation & ECM. Early Bird Discounts Close August 22.

Bangalore, India August 2008 - The power team for Workhorse IT SOA & Web Services, SaaS/PaaS, Virtualisation and Enterprise Content Management (ECM) will be center stage at Saltmarch Media’s Business Technology Summit. The premier annual gathering for business technology stakeholders from across the world, the 2008 edition of Business Technology Summit will be held September 22-26 in Bangalore and Mumbai. Expected to attend the four day conference and expo will be nearly 800 decision makers, analysts, product managers, architects, engineers, project managers, designers, developers, programmers, entrepreneurs, VC, marketers and business strategists who are embracing the opportunities created by these mature and workhorse enterprise technologies. The attendee spectrum will also encompass the IT Channel Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Value Added Resellers (VARs), System Integrators (SIs), and Distributors. Early bird discounts close August 22; register for the 2-day main conference and 1-full day workshop for $333.

As traditional views of IT get supplanted by an overarching business technology trend, companies are investing in gaining the benefits of the next generation of computing, where resources are maximized, integrated and used to deliver business results. Saltmarch Media’s Business Technology (BT) Summit features a convergence of intelligence on the hottest technologies on India’s business technology radar — the ones that are not only exhibiting attributes such as cost savings, flexibility, application re-use, and faster response times, but also the ones that are charting pronounced inflection points in their evolution.


Centered around the theme of “Riding the Workhorse IT Hockey Stick”, BT Summit features four co-located tracks — SOA & Web Services, SaaS/PaaS, that offer complimentary synergistic for a robust IT infrastructure that no IT decision-maker, manager, architect or professional can afford to ignore in their quest for business technology success. Attendees to the summit will be able to attend talks from all four tracks.

The Summit chair is putting together a program that offers attendees a unique opportunity to learn and assimilate technology know-how, augment executive decision-making, understand best practices, and absorb the innovation excellence of experts, in focused settings, said Shri. M. N. Vidyashankar, Former Principal Secretary, Information Technology, Government of Karnataka, India. So while the Big Tent Technology Edition will be held in India’s tech capital Bangalore (Sep 22-24 2008) the Executive Edition will be in India’s financial capital Mumbai (Sep 26 2008). “At the Executive edition, some of India’s topmost CIO’s will hold forth on the business technologies and solutions they are deploying and implementing to craft the success of their enterprises, besides elaborating on what they did right to keep their business on top consistently,” said Dilip Thomas, Chairman & CEO, Saltmarch Media.

Speakers, handpicked by the BT Summit chair, include:

o Alan Pelz-Sharpe – ECM Analyst: Author of ECM Suites and E-Mail Archiving and Management reports. Former ECM Consulting Director, Wipro and VP North America, Ovum. 19 year veteran of the document technology industry. Frequent expert guest on the BBC, CNN and ABC television.
o Chris Harding – SOA Visionary: Forum Director for SOA and Semantic Interoperability, The Open Group. Works on semantic interoperability and SOA. Certified TOGAF practitioner
o Peter Coffee – SaaS/PaaS Expert: Director of Platform Intelligence at Formerly Technology Editor at eWEEK. Appeared on CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox, and PBS newscasts addressing Internet security, the Microsoft antitrust case, wireless telecom policies, and other business issues. 23 years’ experience in advancing and evaluating information technologies and practices. Author of Ziff Davis Press tutorial “How to Program Java” in 1996 and “Peter Coffee Teaches PCs”.
o Ismael Ghalimi – BPM Pioneer: Technology visionary and strategic industry leader. CEO of Intalio, the Open Source BPMS Company. Created the first standards-based business process management system (BPMS). Founder of the Business Process Management Initiative ( Coined the term Office 2.0.
o Robert Marcus – Grid Visionary: Leader for SOA and Distributed Virtualization standards at Senior Research Engineer at SRI International. Former Director of Technology Transformation and Deployment at General Motors, CTO of Rogue Wave Software, VP of Technical Strategy at the MCC Research Consortium, Director of Object Technology at American Management Systems, Coordinator of Object Technology at Boeing, and Knowledge Systems Engineer at HP.
o Matjaz B. Juric – BPEL Mentor: Specialist in projects on SOA Maturity Model, SOA in Telco, performance analysis and optimisation of RMI-IIOPMember of BPEL Advisory Board.
o Ravi Gururaj – Founder, VMLogix: Over 17 years of product development, management and marketing experience. Formerly with Trilogy, UberWorks and Dialogic, and founder of two software start-ups.
o Morris Panner – SaaS Workflow Expert: CEO of OpenAir, named one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in New England in both 2006 and 2007, a Deloitte & Touche Fast 500 Company, a Finalist in the 2005 Software and Information Industry Association CODiE award competition and a Top 25 Global Service Provider by ASP News. Co-Chairman of the Board of the Software Division of the Software and Information Industry Association. Featured in the Boss column of the The New York Times, Forbes and Fast Company.
o Sasa Ana – SOA Researcher: Career dedicated exclusively to the field of SOA and implementation of SOA solutions. Specialized knowledge and experience in the technical, business and organizational aspects of SOA.
o Nitin Borwankar – Father of Data 2.0: Industry veteran of 20+ years with assignments at Ingres, Sybase and Ironport and consulting for Sun, Sybase, NetObjects, Mayfield Fund, Preview Travel (Travelocity), Synarc, Greenplum and OnMobile. Technical Architect, Business Strategy Consultant, Coined the term Data 2.0 in 2005.
o Hans de Groot – Web Globalization Expert: Expert in creating effective globalization strategies to meet localization requirements. VP APAC and member of Management Team of SDL Tridion. Responsible for building up strong alliances including IBM, BEA & Software AG.

In addition to keynotes, power panels, focused sessions, and hands-on workshops over four days, one of the best reasons to attend BT Summit is the vibrant exhibition, which features leading business technology companies and their projects and services. Intalio, SDL Tridion, Progress Software and OpenAir among others are participating in the summit. Business Technology Summit sponsorship information is available from Attendee registration is open from here:

About Saltmarch Media
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Rising Fuel Costs Pit Airlines against Credit Card Companies Toronto summit to discuss new payment methods for airline tickets

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Pittsburgh Airlines face slim profit margins because their high fixed costs of labor, equipment and fuel leave them few cost-cutting options. In the face of record-high fuel costs, Airlines have identified credit card fees as their largest controllable cost and are encouraging their customers to pay them with alternate payment solutions, which offer them significantly lower payment fees than traditional credit cards. Conversely, airlines earn billions of Dollars each year from their own co-branded credit cards, which offer customers frequent flyer miles for purchases. The first Airline Payment Summit to be held April 9 – 10 in Toronto will bring together airlines, alternate payment solutions and credit card companies to discuss this complex landscape of airline payments.

According to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the industry as a whole earned an estimated $5.6 billion U.S. Dollars in 2007, which represented a 1.1% net margin on sales of $490 billion. At the same time, a recent study by Edgar, Dunn & Company and the Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC) revealed that passengers pay for their airline tickets 83% of the time with credit cards with fees averaging $12 per ticket, costing the industry $1.5 billion annually. In an urgent attempt to reduce this figure, the websites of many airlines are now crowded with a variety of lower-fee payment options, including Bill me Later, PayPal, TeleCheck and Western Union. For business travelers, who tend to book through corporate travel agencies, airlines are encouraging the use the world’s first credit card, UATP- a payment solution for travel purchases that is gentle on fees, since UATP is owned by the airline industry.

Michael Smith, Airline Payment Summit Chairman and Director of the U.K.-based consultancy SeaMountain, says: While on the one hand airlines work to cut traditional credit card payment costs, on the other, mileage-earning co-branded credit cards generate huge amounts of cash for both the airlines and the issuing merchant banks.â€? Smith continues: “Airline co-branded credit cards are among the most profitable cards for banks due to emotional behavior driving customers to collect more and more miles.â€? For each mile that a customer is given by a credit card issuer for purchases, the airline receives a payment of generally between one and two U.S. Cents. For a large airline, this can add up to hundreds of millions of revenue in a single year. The Airline Payment Summit will therefore discuss the question of whether airlines should receive a reduction on credit card fees, since they drive the majority of their direct sales through the credit card channel, while also generating unmatched profits for credit card banks through airline co-branded cards. The event will also examine payments from the point of view of card issuers, which are questioning the value of the frequent flyer miles which they purchase from airlines, since available frequent flyer seats are becoming scarcer and scarcer.

The duality of airline payments- reducing payment costs, while also increasing payment revenues from co-branded credit cards, will be high on the agenda of Airline Payment Summit, which will also present other important payment-related issues for airlines, including barter, fraud, information security, onboard payments, multi-currency payments and more. Event Sponsors include American Express, Bill Me Later, BizXchange, eBillme, Eurocommerce, Global Collect, Guestlogix, PayPal and UATP.

About Airline Information:
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Media Contact:
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Champaign, Illinois January 2008 – Dannemiller Memorial Education Foundation and GR MedEd, Inc. announce Oncology Summit: From Discovery to Delivery

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

National opinion leaders will convene in Arlington, Virginia, March 6-8, 2008 to present the latest data, guidelines, practical applications, and strategies for the treatment of common malignancies. State-of-the-art technology will be used to make the meeting highly interactive.

The Summit will provide 13.75 CME credits and 16.5 CE credits sponsored by The Dannemiller Educational Foundation, and the content is being developed under the direction of the program chair, Andrew Seidman, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the distinguished Oncology Summit Advisory Panel and Faculty members some of the country’s most renowned clinicians, researchers, and oncology educators.

This three-day, highly interactive conference will offer large and smaller group sessions that will facilitate interaction with the national opinion leaders and is designed to offer cutting-edge educational programming for 500 medical, radiation and surgical oncologists, oncology nurses, fellows and residents and primary care physicians interested in cancer treatment and prevention. Sessions will include topics on clinical practice guidelines, focused on translating the discovery of solutions to the delivery of quality patient care, improving patient access, improving patient experience, and ultimately improving outcomes. Multidisciplinary case-based panel discussions will also be offered and are designed to hold broad appeal to Summit attendees.

The educational sessions will also be supplemented by relevant industry supported satellite symposia which will compliment the educational content rather than reproduce what is being presented in the main sessions.

Chairman Dr. Andrew Seidman of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center said, “I am excited to be chairing this 3-day Oncology Summit. I believe that we have assembled a unique and dynamic group of expert speakers, and that the large and small group formats will generate a balanced opportunity for learning and interaction. This meeting promises to deliver accurate, state-of-the art, insightful overviews of challenging areas in the management of both hematologic and solid tumors. It employs a multidisciplinary faculty of medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists, and as such will truly provide an optimal disease-management focus that should be of great interest and value to virtually anyone involved in the care of the patients with cancer.”

About Dannemiller Memorial Educational Foundation

The Dannemiller Memorial Educational Foundation was founded in 1984 in memory of Francis Joseph Dannemiller, MD. Dr. Dannemiller was the Chairman and Director of the Anesthesiology Residency Training Program at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. His dedication to medicine and his devotion to teaching others was an inspiration to all who knew him. He often commented that his primary goal was to “motivate others to learn what they did not know”. This remains the philosophy of the Dannemiller Memorial Educational Foundation.

Since it’s founding in 1984, the Dannemiller Foundation has been an accredited provider of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

The Dannemiller Memorial Educational Foundation was recently awarded Accreditation with Commendation by the ACCME on December 1, 2006. This is the highest level of accreditation that the ACCME can award and carries a full 6-year accreditation period for the Dannemiller Foundation. This award places the Dannemiller Foundation as one of only 8% of all providers who achieve this level of accreditation.

About GR MedEd, Inc.

GR MedEd, Inc. is a medical communications company based in Champaign, Illinois and Connecticut. GR is a highly integrated company providing complete strategic and tactical implementation services ranging from account and project management, grant and medical writing, editing, and content development.

For more information contact GR MedEd, Inc. Tamara Rowe at (217) 391-6558.