SAMBA 2012

Havel’s Echogenic Needles in South Beach for SAMBA 2012

John Barrett, VP Sales & Marketing

John Barrett,
VP Sales & Marketing

The Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia held their 27th Annual Meeting earlier this month in Miami Beach, FL at the beautiful Loews Miami Beach Hotel.  Havel’s® Inc. was there with a new ultrasound machine from Sonosite, showing off their EchoStim® and EchoBlock® Echogenic Needles.


The meeting started Thursday evening with an incredible Welcome Reception in the hall with Exhibitors.  The crowd was excited to see what the exhibitors had and to try the wine and appetizers throughout the room.  The event was so popular it ran 45 minutes beyond its scheduled ending time of 7:30.  At 8:15 there were still attendees in the hall, as organizers started ushering them towards the door.


The following two days had a similar feel of excitement as attendees filed through the hall stopping to see what each exhibitor was offering.  The folks at SAMBA had a drawing during the show which attendees were entered in, provided they collected stickers from each exhibitors booth.  This worked extremely well keeping traffic levels high, though many attendees stopped by with interest in our products, and not just for stickers.


Most attendees were interested in the EchoStim® Echogenic Insulated Needles for ultrasound guided regional anesthesia.  Those who have been using ultrasound for a while were more interested in the non-insulated EchoBlock® needle.  Both liked having the Sonosite machine in the booth so they could see for themselves how great the needles looked under ultrasound.  They were also very impressed to hear how much less expensive our echogenic needles were compared to our competitors.  When checking prices, it was determined the Havel’s needle was four and five dollars less expensive than others on the market.


The Saturday night party wrapped up the meeting with a Hot Brazilian Nights Carnival theme.  Great food and drink with a variety of entertainment.  There were dancers, fire twirlers, temporary tattoo artists, a cigar roller, and stilt dancers.  Together they all made it an unforgettable night capping off a great meeting.  After a couple years off from attending SAMBA shows we were very impressed with the meeting in Miami.  Havel’s will be back next year in Scottsdale, AZ and we hope to see you there as well.  If you would like a free needle sample, please click here or call us at (800) 638-4770.  Thank you for visiting us in Miami and/or for stopping by our blog.  Take care.

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