2020 BIO EPJ Medical Device Summit

BIO El Paso-Juarez is hosting its 3rd Annual Medical Device Virtual Summit and Trade Show featuring keynote speakers and panels focused on manufacturing and the biomedical industry. The event will also feature a trade show for companies to market their products and capabilities.

December 15 - 16, 2020

Register today: https://bioepj.vexpo.events/#register

Agenda: December 15th

8:30 AM

BIO EPJ Member Meeting

All BIO EPJ members are invited to attend this session to discuss important organizational updates and hear about upcoming initiatives and priorities. This session is only open to BIO EPJ members.

9:30 AM

Morning Keynote: Manufacturing on the Border - Economic and Industry Trends

Presentation and discussion with leading economist, Dr. Roberto Coronado, on current manufacturing trends in the U.S. / Mexico trade data, economic indicators for the medical device manufacturing industry, and impacts of COVID-19.


Emma Schwartz,
President, Medical Center of the Americas Foundation


Roberto Coronado,
Senior Vice President in Charge and Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, El Paso Branch

10:30 AM

Panel: Creating a Regional Approach to Dealing with Medical Device Manufacturing Skills Gaps

As manufacturing has transformed to become more advanced and digital, workforce skills gaps have been identified by regional manufacturers as a barrier to growth. COVID-19 is increasing the pace and level of disruption towards this digital transformation and smart manufacturing.


Marco Saenz,


Dr. Lopes,
Ph.D, Regional Director, TMAC Paso Del Norte

Leila Melendez,
CEO, Workforce Solutions Borderplex

Denise Avila                                                                                                                                                  Program Coordinator, Borderplex Alliance 

Omar Saucedo                                                                                                                                         TechSpark Community Engagement Manager Mexico, Microsoft 

12:00 PM

Afternoon Keynote: MedDev Industry In Mexico: Lessons From COVID-19

This presentation will showcase data to understand the size, scope and dynamics of the medical device industry in Mexico highlighting the difference between concentrations focused on export manufacturing from those that serve mainly the internal market and presenting insights of how the capabilities, economic impact, and institutional networks reacted around the COVID-19 pandemic. 


Cecilia Varela,
Director, Mexico Operations, BIO El Paso-Juarez


Saúl De los Santos,
Founder & CEO, AXIS

Agenda: December 16th

8:45 AM

Opening Comments & Welcome Speaker


Julio Chiu,
CEO, Seisa; Board President, BIO El Paso-Juarez


Alejandra de la Vega,
Secretary of Innovation and Economic Development, State of Chihuahua, Mexico

9:30 AM

Morning Keynote: LatAm MedTech Trade, Regulatory, Policy Executive Session

The medical device manufacturing industry is actively responding to changing regulatory and trade policies enacted in Mexico and the United States, particularly over the last year.


Mylena Walker                                                                                                                                              Director of Technical Services, Cardinal Health 


Steven Bipes,
Vice President, Global Strategy and Analysis, AdvaMed

Sandra Ligia Gonzalez,
Executive Secretary, Inter-American Coalition for Regulatory Convergence

10:30 AM

Panel: Medical Device Supply Chain and Sourcing: Lasting Impacts of COVID-19

COVID-19 has disrupted global supply chains along with traditional healthcare delivery systems.


Jessica Herrera                                                                                                                                            Director of Economic & International Development, City of El Paso


Nicholas Tejeda,
Group CEO, The Hospitals of Providence

Jeffery Spier, MD,
President, Rio Grande Urology Group PA

12:00 PM

Afternoon Keynote: Accelerating Smart Manufacturing, The Value of an Ecosystem Approach

As the manufacturing sector has been called on the support worldwide calls for supplies in response to COVID-19, the pandemic has demonstrated the value of connected manufacturing ecosystems and collaborative networks. 


Emma Schwartz,
President, Medical Center of the Americas Foundation


Alex Bredemus,
Senior Manager, Deloitte

Elizabeth Beck,
Manager, Deloitte

Virtual Trade Show

Welcome to the Virtual Trade Show

As a visitor, you will have the opportunity to interact with virtual exhibitors in a real-time setting, where you will have access to each company's virtual stand and the ability to learn more about them. In addition, you will be able to schedule one-on-one meetings and reach out to company representatives through chats and direct messages.

Exhibitor List:

Avantti Medi Clear
Cluster MACH
Comercializadora GTZ
General Labels & Printing
Ingenio Rx
M&P Doniphan Logistics
MR Automation
PJ Technologies
Plastic Molding Technology
RCT Global
Repinel Electric Solutions and Automation Systems
Slined Inc.
Solution Tools
Tamuse Systems
RAF Consulting 
Dynatec Labs

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Interested in reaching leaders in the biomedical industry, healthcare industry, academia, and other audiences? The BIO EPJ Virtual Summit is the best way to showcase your organization virtually. Click on the link below to download and fill our sponsorship form for more information.


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