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AdvaMed (Sep 2018), Philadelphia USA - Trade Show

The MedTech Conference

Be sure to mark your calendar and plan to attend next month when AdvaMed's MedTech Conference 2018 will take place in Philadelphia on Sept. 24-26!

A 3-day event being held at the Philadelphia Convention Center in Philadelphia, USA. This event showcases products such as like Business development, capital formation, innovative technology showcasing, world-class educational opportunities and networking etc. in the Business Services industry.

The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed): a Washington DC-based trade association that leads the effort to advance medical technology in order to achieve healthier lives and healthier economies around the world. 

Following the success of its September 2017 Trade Mission to Kuwait, Pathfinders is delighted to return, with the support and assistance of the British Embassy, in October this year.  A menu option of assistance will be offered to delegates to ensure that they get the most out of their participation and get as much help as they need to meet their exporting goals.

  • This mission will be led by Michael Thomas, Chairman of Pathfinder Trade and Invest who, having started his Middle East Career in the mid-70's, has excellent connections to assist companies in-market.
  • Pathfinder is supported by the Department of International Trade in Kuwait who will be instrumental in arranging a quality in-market programme, ensuring that you get the most value out of your participation. View Mission »»

Michael Thomas, Chairman and Strategic Advisor

Everybody is a Potential Leader

If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got - Henry Ford 

Developing Good Managers into Great Leaders

We all have significant moments in our lives that stay with us as we continue to evolve and grow.  One such moment for me was when my boss, a much feared and powerful leader, said "what you want is for everyone to come to work happy and smiling, that's not how it works!"  I disagreed because I strongly believe, then and now, that IS how it works, and here is why:

Great Managers inspire people to achieve exceptional outcomes by taking the time to understand what motivates them. They also drive growth by providing a challenging workplace where people feel comfortable enough to experiment, communicate and support one another.  Some sources say that up to 70% of employee engagement is impacted by employee manager relationships.  In the next generation of performance management, the role of the manager continues to change from 'command and control' to more 'coach and mentor'. Although managers require an entirely new skill to excel, most organisations do not focus on building leadership skills for their frontline managers.

Great leaders have a rare combination of five talents.

  • They motivate their employees
  • Assert themselves to overcome obstacles
  • Create a culture of accountability
  • Build trusting relationships
  • Make informed, unbiased decisions for the good of their team and company

For managers to go from good to great, they must develop and practice these skills.  Even individual contributors have an important responsibility to develop their leadership abilities, particularly in organisation that require collaboration to achieve objectives. If you're looking for a powerful and shifting approach to growing your frontline managers into great leaders then we need to talk.  You can e-mail me on or just pick up the phone, +44(0)7775508999.

Maria Banks, L&D Specialist, Certified Professional Coach.​

Contact Maria to find out more

Crown Agents

Crown Agents are proud to be supporting schools in western Nepal become more disaster resilient through engaging with teachers and students and retrofitting 2500 classrooms vulnerable to earthquakes. 

Find out more about the Nepal Safer School Project: here

Mindfulness in the Workplace

Rembrandt Hotel, London • 12 October 2018 

Programme to include:

  • What is mindfulness?
  • What are the benefits of mindfulness in the workplace? How mindfulness can help with stress reduction, increased wellbeing and greater productivity
  • Enhance your ability to feel calm, concentrate and stay in control n Explore practical activities to help develop mindfulness

Expert Trainer: Geoff March, Managing Director of Dansam Ltd


Dealing with Difficult People

12 October 2018 London

Dealing with difficult people. This meeting will cover discovering why people are difficult, recognising classic profiles of difficult people, pre-empting challenging situations and avoid escalation, enhancing your own attributes, developing your copying strategies.

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Book both

This meeting runs back-to-back with Conflict Management on 10 October 2017 and there is a £100/€140 discount Conflict Management when booked with this course.

Management Forum events have an unrivalled reputation in the industry.

“Management Forum managed every aspect of our 3 day event with efficiency and professionalism. Their keen attention to detail and experienced staff meant that everything ran without a hitch”

Dr Tony Rawlings, Director of the ISSCR.

The FDA Drug Approval Process

Rembrandt Hotel, London;
13-14 September 2018

This seminar, by a US lawyer with over 40 years of experience dealing with pharmaceutical regulation in the United States and Europe, will provide a general introduction to all aspects of the US drug approval process.


Dubai Marina, U.A.E.  22-23 October 2018

STOP PRESS: ATEX International Exhibitions​ is pleased to launch Arab Medical Travel (AMT), another event added to its growing international healthcare portfolio.

AMT is the largest medical travel event in the Middle East and will be attended by over 4,000+ professionals from across the health tourism and healthcare industries in the Middle East. AMT also attracts consumers with capacity of taking advantage of medical treatment abroad from over 150+ exhibitors during the event.

Alongside the exhibition, AMT will present outstanding conferences on Healthcare Management and Medical Travel presented by international hospital groups, medical travel organisations and health services companies.

Medical tourism has been a growing across global markets, with estimated annual revenues of $50-65 billion and an annual yearly growth of approximately 15-20%. In the Middle East, over 740,000+ patients travel yearly for medical treatment within the region and beyond.

ATEX International Exhibitions

Ten Things Great Bosses Do Every Day; Dr. Travis Bradberry

We're all heard the adage, “People don’t leave bad jobs; they leave bad bosses.” It makes great fodder for after-work gripe sessions, but is there really any data to back the claim up? As it turns out, there’s a ton.

In one study, 61% of those working for bad bosses said they were looking for another job, while just 27% of those working for good bosses were considering alternate employment. And here’s one that’s really startling: 65% of people with bad bosses said they’ve sometimes misrepresented the truth at work, compared to only 19% of those with good bosses. Just as great bosses bring out the best in us, bad bosses bring out the worst. 

Great bosses change us for the better. They see more in us than we see in ourselves, and they help us learn to see it too. They dream big and show us all the great things we can accomplish.

A good boss is a man who isn't worried about his own career but rather the careers of those who work for him.”  
H. S. M. Burns

Dr. Travis Bradberry is the award-winning co-author of the #1 bestselling book, Emotional Intelligence 2.0, and the cofounder of TalentSmart, the world's leading provider of emotional intelligence tests and training, serving more than 75% of Fortune 500 companies. His bestselling books have been translated into 25 languages and are available in more than 150 countries.

Dr. Bradberry has written for, or been covered by, Newsweek, TIME, BusinessWeek, Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, Inc., USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The Harvard Business Review.

Pictured K-Med and AmeeraHealth participating at Algeria Health '17 (L)

Access Algeria’s blooming healthcare industry and across the North Africa region through the 2nd edition of Algeria Health 3-6 October 2018, Palais des Exposition, SAFEX, Algiers, Algeria. 

This is the largest healthcare event in Algeria, under the patronage of the Ministry of Health Population and Hospital Reform. The event attracts thousands of decision-makers, distributors, industry experts and professionals from North Africa in just 4 days. Alongside the exhibition Algeria Health offers multi-track free-to-attend workshops conducted by the leading global brands in healthcare.

The conferences at Algeria Health 2018 will be the definitive meeting place for speakers and professionals from regional governments, ministries, healthcare organisations, agencies, medical experts, facilitators and insurance companies to learn the latest advancements in the healthcare industry.

ATEX International Exhibitions

The specialist International Life Science recruitment company, with a record of success across commercial and technical roles. Working from our Headquarters in the UK and through our partners in the US, Switzerland, Germany, Benelux and China we are able to offer a truly international service to assist candidates and clients from across the world. Remtec Search | Homepage

I was very impressed with the quality of candidates provided by Remtec.  Communication, attention-to-detail and all-round professionalism exceeded my expectations. I will definitely be using Remtec again.

Sales & Marketing Director
Henley Medical Supplies Ltd

Nigel (of Remtec Search) provided and supported in full, on time, and beyond expectations. Working with him was a very good experience and would recommend his services.

President Global Marketing

The entire team have been very professional and supportive in our search for regulatory affairs professionals. They are diligent and make every effort to keep us updated on the progress of our search. Their consultants are very approachable and helpful and have often gone out of their way to provide both us and our candidates the assistance we/they need. We are now on our third recruitment project with Remtec and would not hesitate to recommend them."

Associate Director HR
Director Regulatory Affairs & Compliance Zimmer Europe