Executive Business Exchanges



Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 12:30-2:30pm EST




Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 4:15-6:15pm EST



Pre-scheduled, virtual team-to-team meetings.

Registration is now closed.

Participants will receive ranking instructions via email. For questions please review the FAQs below.

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The virtual Executive Business Exchange (EBE) provides an excellent setting for pre-scheduled private business meetings. These targeted meetings allow your team to meet live with current and prospective partners to discuss opportunities, set business goals, and plan strategies for growth. Our appointment-setting software schedules meetings based on mutual interest. Participants receive a schedule of back-to-back 10-minute meetings – brief but effective.

In the Distributor Executive Business Exchange, manufacturer teams can meet via live video with team of decision-makers from their key distributors and/or prospective distribution partners.

In the GPO & IDN Executive Business Exchange, manufacturer teams meet with teams from group purchasing organizations, regional purchasing coalitions, and health systems.

Participation Eligibility

  • All participants must be registered for the Streamlining Healthcare Expo and Business Exchange
  • Manufacturers must be a HIDA Educational Foundation Associate, for more information contact Cindy Chen at 703-838-6114



FAQ For EBE Participants


Q: How Do I Choose Which Companies To Meet With?

A: Choose the companies with whom you wish to meet on the basis of:

  1. Importance of issues you wish to discuss with particular companies
  2. The lack of opportunity you might have to connect with certain companies at other events during the year
  3. Opportunity to meet with new companies and/or to learn about new product lines
  4. Consider a balance in meetings between large and small companies

Q: Will I Get Appointments With Everyone On My List?

A: The software assigns meetings according to mutual selection as a first priority. Please understand that your schedule will not include all of your top choices, and will include some companies you did not select, but selected you.

Q: Why Are There Companies On My List That I Didn’t Select?

A: The EBE concept only works if every participating organization is willing to take some meetings with companies you didn’t request. In return, you’ll get some companies on your schedule that you really want to meet with that didn’t include you in their own rankings.



Need More Details? Contact HIDA:

Distributor Contact:

Callie Nigrelli»
Member Relations Manager
HIDA, 703-838-6116

GPO And IDN Contact:

Kendall Lemmert, MHA»
Program Manager, Healthcare Supply Chain Collaborative
HIDA, 703-838-6138

Manufacturer Contact:

Cindy Chen, MS»
Sr. Manager, Associates Program, 
HIDA, 703-838-6114