March 26 - 29, 2019

   Join Us Next Year: March 26 - 29, 2019

Senator Trent Lott
Conservative Leader

Kirsten Powers
Liberal Columnist and
CNN Commentator

Lawrence Van Horn, PhD | Vanderbilt University

Luke Whitworth | Cardinal Health

Kevin Swan | Water Street Healthcare Partners

Keith Crawford | Medical Specialties Distributors

Alan Beaulieu | Economist

David Cooney | Beecken Petty O'Keefe & Company

Colton Mason | Supreme Medical Fulfillment Systems

Carl Meyer | The Wetrich Group

Jason Shideler | Madison Dearborn Partners

Laura Wolf, PhD | HHS/Preparedness and Response

  6 Reasons Not To Miss HIDA’s 2018 Executive Conference

It’s hard for those of us responsible for business results to get away for an industry conference. But when it’s the HIDA Executive Conference, we can’t afford not to.
  1. Insights into what’s ahead in our hyper-partisan political environment from Senator Trent Lott and CNN Commentator Kirsten Powers

  2. An accurate, actionable economic forecast from HIDA members’ favorite economist, Alan Beaulieu

  3. HIDA’s new ShareGroups, which allow us to exchange ideas with other leaders facing similar challenges

  4. An entertaining and insightful presentation on how consumerism is reshaping healthcare from Vanderbilt health economics and policy expert Lawrence Van Horn

  5. Policy and payment updates for specific customer segments from HIDA’s all-star government affairs experts

  6. Networking with colleagues and industry partners at the event that attracts the most important decision-makers from both distribution and manufacturing

  Who Should Attend

All senior executives from:

  • Healthcare distributors
  • Healthcare manufacturers
  • Group purchasing executives
  • Industry service firms

Strategic education designed for:

  • Owners and C-suite executives
  • Sales and marketing leaders
  • National accounts executives
  • Senior level leaders 

The HIDA Executive Conference attracts leaders involved in healthcare distribution, manufacturing, and related services. Non-distributors must be members of the HIDA Educational Foundation Associates Program to attend.

Please Note: We are aware of several companies that are attempting to sell the HIDA Executive Conference 2018 attendee list. These companies are in no way affiliated with HIDA and the lists they are attempting to sell are not legitimate.

Hotel Note: It has been brought to our attention that HIDA members are receiving calls to make their hotel reservations at the Hyatt Regency for the 2018 Executive Conference. HIDA and the Hyatt Regency do NOT call members to book hotel accommodation. The only ways to make your reservation are through the Executive Conference hotel link, calling 800-860-5399, or emailing

The individuals calling you may identify themselves in different manners. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Representatives from the Reservations Department of companies such as: Exhibitors Housing Services; Exhibitors Housing Management; The Convention Housing Services or Global Travel Partners
  • Staff from the Hyatt Regency

We are doing everything we can to address this situation and appreciate your cooperation.

For more information about the event or becoming an associate, contact HIDA:

Membership Contact

Cindy Chen»
Sr. Manager, Associates Program

Event Contact

Stephanie Reed»
Director, Education

Sponsorship Contact

Julie Berry»
Director, Conferences & Sponsorship Sales