BIO El Paso-Juarez announces keynote speaker for Annual Summit on Medical Devices

January 18, 2019

EL PASO TX – January 18, 2019 – BIO El Paso- Juarez is excited to announce Fernando Oliveros, Vice President and General Manager of Medtronic Mexico, as the keynote speaker for the El Paso/Juarez Medical Device Summit taking place on January 31, 2019 at the El Paso Convention Center.  The topic of Oliveros’ keynote speech is “Collaboration and Innovation as Drivers of Healthcare Improvement in Mexico”.

 Oliveros has over 19 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Industry. He graduated from UIA with a degree in Chemical Engineering and holds an MBA from IPADE. He has worked around the world including Mexico, Latin America and Europe, across different areas such as general management, sales, marketing, strategic planning, operations and process excellence.  He has held diverse roles and responsibilities that have helped him become an effective leader at one of the largest medical device companies in the world.

Medtronic is a global leader in medical technology, services and solutions with total revenue of $30 billion and a global workforce of over 84,000 employees.  Medtronic operates a large medical device manufacturing facility in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. “Mr. Oliveros’ visit to El Paso/Juarez is an opportunity for our region to showcase its strengths and the benefits of manufacturing medical devices here,” said Emma Schwartz, CEO of BIO El Paso-Juarez.  “Mr. Oliveros has a wealth of knowledge on medical device development and manufacturing as well as healthcare in Mexico.  I am thrilled for him to share with us his thoughts on the future of medical devices from his perspective at Medtronic.”

Other confirmed speakers and topics for the El Paso/Juarez Medical Device Summit are published on the agenda found at the BIO El Paso-Juarez’s event page ( The event will bring together members and leaders in the medical device manufacturing industry for an interactive networking and educational event that will focus on connecting, growing collaborations and developing strategies to improve our region’s competitiveness as a biomedical cluster on a global scale.  The event will also feature an interactive Supplier Expo and reception.

Individual passes for the full-day event are now on sale:  $50 for members and $75 for non-members, including breakfast, networking breaks and lunch. Exhibit tables are also on sale and sponsorship opportunities are still available.

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