Many manufacturers and providers are already making plans to participate in the fall Medtrade show in Atlanta, following completion of Medtrade Spring April 10-12, organizers reported last week.

“We believe in the show,” Ron Resnick, president of Blue Chip Medical of New York, told Medtrade officials. “We think the dealers who are going to survive the challenges are the ones who will be there. It’s not just a trade show anymore. It’s a meeting place.”

Utah-based Stander won the Medtrade Spring Innovation Award for its multiple home mobility products for seniors and disabled people, and also is making plans for Atlanta.

“Medtrade in Atlanta is our biggest show,” said Troy Holland, national sales manipulator, Stander. “We get more traffic and sales seem to skyrocket there.”

Medtrade 2012 is scheduled for the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta October 15-18.