Streamlining Healthcare Expo & Business Exchange | Sept. 21-23, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois

HIDA’s Streamlining Healthcare Expo & Business Exchange

Your Opportunity To Connect With All Your Important Trading Partners:
Distributors, Manufacturers, GPOs & IDNs

Live, in-person event

September 21-23, 2021
Chicago, Illinois | Hyatt Regency O’Hare

Registration opens June 2021. Reserve your room today at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare.

See Registration Rates Reserve Your Room


Pre-schedule private meetings with your strategic business partners.

  • Pre-schedule your meetings at the Executive Business Exchanges:
    • Distributor Executive Business Exchange
    • GPO & IDN Executive Business Exchange
      (Separate registration is required and opens in June.)
  • Book your team and partner meetings by reserving a room onsite
  • Reserve your space in the Gold Key Club for private meetings


Connect with attendees through a variety of networking opportunities and Expos.

  • Distributor Reverse Expo: Connect with distributors from all markets
  • GPO & IDN Reverse Expo: Meet group purchasing organizations and integrated delivery networks executives
  • Innovation Expo: Connect with manufacturers and service providers
  • Networking receptions and events including the Welcome Reception


Share experiences and insights through ShareGroups and focused education sessions.
Education and discussion topics include:

  • Supply chain resilience
  • Virtual selling
  • Changing customer demands
  • And other challenges your business is facing

COVID-19 Update

The event will comply with state and local requirements and include additional safety protocols to ensure the safety and comfort of all attendees. Currently Illinois is in Phase 4 of its reopening and requires:

  • Face coverings
  • Social distancing guidelines of at least 6’ between individuals
  • Proof of completed vaccination series or negative COVID test

HIDA will continue to monitor the reopening regulations in the coming months. Additional safety protocols will include smaller networking events to allow for social distancing, hand sanitizing stations throughout the venue, enhanced cleaning, and other measures.

Who Attends?

85+ Distributors
National, regional, independent, specialty, and diversity medical product distributors.

40+ Group Purchasing Organizations, Regional Purchasing Coalitions, And Integrated Delivery Networks
National GPOs, regional purchasing coalitions, and aggregation groups. Health systems including networks of physicians and hospitals.

160+ Manufacturers And Service Providers
Healthcare product manufacturers and solutions providers (IT, software, consulting).
Download the full infographic to see which companies attend!
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594 Executive Business Meetings; All Markets Represented; Click To See What Companies Attend

Registration Opens June 2021.

Previous Speakers

Streamlining Healthcare Expo & Business Exchange

Alan Beaulieu
ITR Economics

Pamela Wiseman
Baylor, Scott & White Health


Kimberly Townsend
Loretto Health


Joe Reubel
Kerma Medical


Chaun Powell


Bradley Cording


Janis Dezso
Symmetry Surgical


Meg Kedrowski
Boston Consulting Group


Alex Caldwell


Chris Fagnani
Lynn Medical, Inc.


Stephanie Reed


Mary Beth Spencer


Michael Osterholm, PhD
University of Minnesota

Michael Fons
Northwestern Medicine


Matthew Rowan


Linda Rouse O’Neill


Elizabeth Hilla


Sean Messenger


Chris Moreland


Nate Beyor
Boston Consulting Group


Kevin Dixon


Cara Skowronski


Shimmy Stein
West Front Strategies


Stacy Cummings
U.S. Department of Defense

Chad Mitchell


Lisa Hohman
Concordance Healthcare Solutions

Marisa Farabaugh


Daniel Smith


Vicky Lyle
Owens & Minor


Christine Arme
3M Health Care


Hudson Garrett, PhD
University of Louisville


Stephen Milton


Lynn Patterson
Gericare Medical Supply


Malloy McDaniel
West Front Strategies


John Fredenberg
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

David Gifford
American Health Care Association

Ed Pesicka
Owens & Minor


Bill Abrams


Brad Connett
Henry Schein


Andrea Reubel-Walker
Kerma Medical


Colm Foley
Boston Consulting Group


Tim Morris
McKesson Medical-Surgical


Tom Bouwer
Co-Author, What The Heck Is EOS?

Dennis Clock
Clock Medical Supply, Inc.


Craig Kalkut
West Front Strategies


What Industry Leaders Had To Say About HIDA Streamlining

"HIDA consistently provides high quality content keeping attendees up to date on current issues, trends, and government insights. Providing the ability to meet key suppliers in one convenient location, HIDA Streamlining is ‘the place to meet’ for healthcare distribution supply chain.” 

Lisa Hohman
Chief Executive Officer, Concordance Healthcare Solutions

“Outstanding time to meet, interact, and network with the best of the industry! Thanks for this terrific opportunity, HIDA!”

Joel Rich

Vice President, GOJO Healthcare

“Having open dialogue between manufacturers, distributors, GPOs, and providers is a great thing.” 

Eric Tritch

VP Supply Chain & Logistics, UChicago Medicine

The Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA) is committed to a respectful and safe experience for all participants, regardless of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, and any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. HIDA does not tolerate discrimination, intolerance, harassment, or aggression at any HIDA event, either in person or via electronic communications. Any discriminatory, harassing, inappropriate, or aggressive behavior should be reported to an employee of HIDA or to the event staff immediately. Anyone engaged in inappropriate behavior is subject to removal from the event at HIDA’s discretion.