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What’s New

Time flies by quickly, and it’s hard to believe HIDA’s Streamlining Healthcare Conference, September 26-28, in Chicago, is less than one week away. But it’s not too late to register!

Here are some updates about HIDA’s most important networking event of the year:

Reverse Expo | Featuring 92 Participating Companies
Thursday, September 28 | 8:30-11:30am

Our latest distributor to participate at the Reverse Expo is AmerisourceBergen, and we’re excited the show floor is now booked to capacity.

We invite you to walk the aisles and visit leaders from 61 distributors, and 32 group purchasing organizations (GPOs) and regional purchasing coalitions (RPCs) who will run the exhibit tables. View the full participant list.

New for 2017: Diversity Distributors
The Reverse Expo puts the spotlight on Diversity Distributors, or minority-owned, veteran-owned, and woman-owned companies.

Who you meet here is entirely up to you– simply approach the companies of interest to you, without the constrictions of set appointments or meeting length requirements.

If you have questions about the Reverse Expo, contact Kelley Taft at 703-838-6127.

Opening Night Reception

Tuesday, September 26 | 6:00pm

Kick-start the Streamlining Healthcare Conference on Tuesday night with over 1,000 friends and colleagues! All conference participants are welcome to join HIDA for refreshments and appetizers to celebrate our first night onsite in Chicago, together.

Innovation Expo
Wednesday, September 27 | 1:00-5:00pm

HIDA’s Innovation Expo is the perfect place to meet manufacturers and service providers, and see the latest products in healthcare development. Currently there are over 60 manufacturing companies exhibiting, all looking to do business with new and current partners. Here’s who’s exhibiting.

Distributors and GPOs rely on the Innovation Expo as their go-to platform for finding new partners, meeting with current suppliers, and learning about new solutions and products available in the industry.

Manufacturer booth space is still available for the Innovation Expo. HIDA offers unique exhibit packages to best accommodate your company’s marketing and business needs. Plus, Innovation Expo exhibitors enjoy access to various networking events and education sessions throughout the 2 ½ days of the Streamlining Healthcare Conference.

To reserve your booth, contact Julie Berry at 703-838-6103.

GPO Panel Discussion & Contract Administration Workgroup Meeting
Thursday, September 28
Contract Administration Networking Lunch | 11:30am-12:30pm
GPO Panel Discussion & Contract Administration Workgroup Meeting | 12:30-2:00pm

Do your work with group purchasing, or are interested in learning about it? Hear what leaders from national GPOs, RPCs, and aggregation groups consider when contracting with suppliers, the challenges they face with multi-level contracts, how suppliers can help, and more during a panel Q&A.


  • Bryan Winkler, Senior Director, Operations, Provista
  • Nancy Wobig, Director, Medical Surgical and Lab Contracting, Mayo Clinic Supply Chain Management
  • Tim Bugg, President & CEO, Captsone Health Alliance
  • Yolandi Myers, Vice President, CHAMPS Group Purchasing

Join us in Chicago

We’re looking forward to the Streamlining Healthcare Conference, and this year’s program offers plenty of networking and insights that could benefit your business. You can view the full conference schedule here.

Looking forward to seeing you next week!