13th Annual

Healthcare Supplier Diversity Symposium

Hosted by Owens & Minor

Separate registration is required for this Owens & Minor event.  symposium►

Owens and Minor Healthcare Supplier Diversity Symposium


Owens & Minor has more than a 25 year history of commitment to economic inclusion within the healthcare supply chain. This year, O&M will be hosting the 13th Annual Healthcare Supplier Diversity Symposium in Chicago, Illinois taking a broad look at industry dynamics themed as ECONOMIC INCLUSION: Be Intentional.

HSDS2018 will be held on September 24-25 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare. The symposium is an intimate networking environment of healthcare executives and industry influencers inclusive of medical and surgical product manufacturers, distributors, and providers. This year’s symposium is being held adjacent to HIDA’s Streamlining Conference which begins immediately after the HSDS closing luncheon on the 25th. The common link between HSDS and HIDA in this endeavor is the desire to build a collaborative bridge around supplier diversity through a shared commitment to healthcare and inclusion.

The key highlights on opening day of HSDS2018 are the C-Suite Roundtable and the Earl G. Reubel Awards Gala in which civic leaders, diverse enterprises, and healthcare corporations are celebrated.

This year’s featured keynotes will be delivered by Social Architect Bill Strickland, President and CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corporation and Navy Veteran Daryl Macklin, Founder and Executive Director of A Soldier’s Child Foundation.


Monday, September 24


2:00 – 2:30pm | Opening Session

2:30 – 4:00pm | CEO Roundtable

5:00 – 6:00pm | Cocktail Reception

6:00 – 9:00pm | Dinner & Awards Gala

Tuesday, September 25th



8:00 – 9:00am | Breakfast

9:00 – 10:45am | Panel Session

11:00am – 1:00pm | Keynote Luncheon


For more information or to register: www.hsdsymposium.com or contact Owens & Minor at symposium@owens-minor.com.