By Danielle O'Steen Posted August 18, 2008, 12:07 PM EDT
The GE Healthcare User Summit kicks off today at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, bringing some 3,000 GE customers, employees, and partners to the city through Thursday. The convention, which is projecting $3.9 million in delegate spending and 13,000 hotel room nights booked, is offering educational sessions on topics ranging from the use of technology for patient communication to the practices of digital imaging. The summit is also offering hands-on demos with GE equipment as well as a sponsor pavilion, featuring wares from 46 companies such as Intel, Dell, and Panasonic.
For the summit's finale, GE is hosting a networking event—for all 3,000 attendees—on Wednesday night at the Renaissance Washington. To give guests a taste of D.C., the evening, produced by GE and Capitol Services Inc., will offer neighborhood-themed vignettes such as a full-service spa setup for Georgetown and a pagoda and lantern display for Chinatown.