Indiana Governor Mitchell E. Daniels to Address Medical Technology and Diagnostics Leaders at AdvaMed 2011:The MedTech Conference September 27 in Washington, D.C.

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Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels and President George W. Bush to address medical device and technology leaders, September 26-28 at AdvaMed 2011. More than 1700 industry stakeholders from around the world expected. Innovations to be featured on exhibit hall floor. Obama Administration policy makers also to address the audience from various medtech sectors.

Indiana Governor Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. will address the world’s premier medical technology and diagnostics conference, AdvaMed 2011: The MedTech Conference on Tuesday, September 27. He joins a robust speaker lineup that includes President George W. Bush in addressing industry stakeholders at the 5th annual conference hosted by the Advanced Medical Technology Association. The conference will be held in Washington D.C. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, September 26-28. Governor Daniels will provide a breakfast plenary and President Bush will provide a luncheon keynote address.

Daniels was elected the 49th Governor of Indiana in 2004 and re-elected in 2008 to a second and final term. As Governor, Daniels’ first legislative success was focused on the creation of the public-private Indiana Economic Development Corporation which replaced a failing state bureaucracy in the mission of attracting new jobs. In each of its first four years of existence, the agency broke all previous records for new job commitments in the state, and was associated with more than $18 billion of new investment. In 2008, Site Selection magazine and CNBC both named Indiana as the Most Improved State for Business in the country, and the state is now near the top of every national ranking of business attractiveness.

Indiana is known for its strong medical device and technology community, which includes manufacturers such as Zimmer and DePuy Orthopaedics. This sector annually contributes $13.8 billion to the local economy and supports nearly 55,000 jobs, direct and indirect. Nationally, the medical device and technology supports 2 million jobs, accounts for $24.6 billion to the total U.S. payroll, and is responsible for generating $33 billion in annual exports.

Prior to becoming Governor, Daniels had a successful career in business. He served as CEO of the Hudson Institute and President of Eli Lilly and Company's North American Pharmaceutical Operations. He also has served as Chief of Staff to Senator Richard Lugar, Senior Advisor to President Ronald Reagan and Director of the Office of Management and Budget under President George W. Bush.

More than 1,700 attendees from across the U.S. and around the world are expected to attend AdvaMed 2011:The MeTech Conference. To learn more about the conference program and this keynote address, visit or call 202-434-7213.

Media Contact:
Alicia Moran (AdvaMed 2011) -- 410-991-7027 or media(at)medtechconference(dot)org
Media registration is now open.


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