Supply Chain Visibility Conference
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, FL | February 5-6, 2020

Join Us In 2020 – Register Today

Call For Presentations – Submissions Due June 28

Have you or your team implemented any initiative(s) in improving product inventory visibility, demand planning, management of back orders and shortages, or emergency readiness? If you’re interested in sharing your best practices at the 2020 Supply Chain Visibility Conference, please send your proposal to Elizabeth Hilla by Friday, June 28:

Topic areas may include:
  • A specific supply-demand challenge you faced – such as a shortage situation or a weather emergency – and how you managed through it
  • Something you’re doing to better share supply or demand information with a customer, vendor, or both
  • A process improvement you’ve made that relates to inventory management or demand planning
  • Any process you’ve automated using technology
  • Any other new software, technology, or practice you have adopted that has improved supply and demand alignment in some way
  • Small improvements are also worth sharing
How to Submit Your Proposal

Email a short description of your presentation idea/initiative to Elizabeth Hilla, preferably with the names of the participating speakers, by June 28. Joint presentations, such as a distributor co-presenting with their supplier or customer, are also welcome and are well-received by attendees. If you have an idea for a submission but need more time to coordinate internally or with your trading partners, just notify HIDA by the June 28 deadline that the submission is in progress.

Send To:

Elizabeth Hilla»
Senior Vice President, HIDA
Executive Director, HIDA Educational Foundation

Previous Speakers

Conference Speaker

Opening General Session:

Don’t Just Manage The Process – Lead Change!

Keynote Presenter:
Steve McClatchy
New York Times Best-Selling Author

Conference Speaker

Mike Gilliland
Demand Planning Expert

Conference Speaker

Russell Royer
Loma Linda University Medical Center

Conference Speaker

Doug Heywood
Ron Denton & Assoc.

Conference Speaker

Lana Makhanik

Conference Speaker

Michelle Clouse

Conference Speaker

Steve Kiewiet

Conference Speaker

Ron Collins
UT Medical Center

Conference Speaker

Graeme Dykes
Supply Chain Risk Management Solutions

How Can Healthcare Companies Improve Demand Planning?

This unique new working conference brings manufacturers, distributors, group purchasing organizations, and providers together to discuss ways to work together better to ensure product availability, improve forecasting, and better support patient care. Join us at the HIDA Supply Chain Visibility Conference!

Conference Highlights

  • What true “visibility” in the healthcare supply chain requires from trading partners, and how it impacts total costs for all stakeholders
  • How to improve demand signals so manufacturers receive the information required to produce the product quantities that are needed, without waste or shortages
  • What supply chain partners must do to prepare for and respond to hurricanes and public health events
  • Why it’s critical to gain better real-time understanding of consumption, expirations, back orders, and other factors impacting demand, and how to do it

Who Should Attend

  • Supply chain professionals, demand planners and forecasters, operations leaders, inventory management professionals, S&OP professionals, strategic/national accounts leaders
  • Manufacturers, distributors, health system supply chain leaders, group purchasing organizations (GPOs), and IT/solutions providers
  • Anyone else interested in improving demand visibility, forecasting, and inventory availability in the healthcare supply chain

...And Why

  • Connect with other professionals facing the same visibility and inventory availability challenges you are
  • Share ideas and experiences on what’s working and what’s not
  • Guide a new industry initiative to increase visibility and reduce shortages, disruptions, and waste in the supply chain
  • Network with healthcare provider leaders and supply chain partners
  • Take home ideas for improving your company’s supply chain practices

Registration and Pricing

Distributor Contact:

Kelley Taft»
Director, Membership

Manufacturer Contact:

Cindy Chen, MS, AMS»
Sr. Manager, Associates Program

Registration Fees

Member: $749 per person
Non-member: $1249 per person

Registration Policy

Space may be limited. Registration is first-come, first served. Registration forms sent without payment will not be processed. Any photos taken at this event are property of HIDA and can be published without permission in the HIDA materials.

Cancellation Policy

Participants must cancel in writing via mail, email or fax in order to request a refund, less a $35 processing fee. A full refund minus the processing fee will be available prior to January 8, 2020 and a 50% refund will be available between January 9 and January 24, 2020. While no refunds will be available after January 25, a company may substitute a registrant at any time without penalty.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Gain visibility to more than 300 conference participants at three concurrent events focusing on e-commerce capabilities, contract efficiency and demand planning.

Back of Badges Sponsor - $2,500

Nightly Schedule of Events Email Sponsor -  $3,000

Education Session Sponsor -  $3,500

Reception Sponsor - $4,500

Exhibit Opportunities

Presenting Sponsor - $15,000 (member only)
Includes three registrations, exhibit table, session introduction, sponsor materials in attendee handout packet; and recognition in marketing, web, and onsite slides/signage.

Sponsor - $5,900 (member) | $9,900 (non-member)
Includes two registrations, exhibit table, recognition in marketing, web, and onsite slides/signage.

Supporter - $2,750 (member) | $6,500 (non-member)
Includes one registration, exhibit table, recognition in marketing, web, and onsite slides/signage.

Sponsorship Contact:

Julie Berry»
Director, Conferences & Sponsorship Sales

Hotel Reservation Information – Book Today to Save!

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables, Florida


Book Your Room Online►

Rate: $259 per night, single/double, plus 13% tax. Tax rates are subject to change.

Hotel Address: 50 Alhambra Plaza, Miami-Coral Gables, FL 33134

Room Block Cut-Off: January 8, 2020. After the cut-off date, reservation requests for rooms will be based on hotel availability and rates are subject to change. Name changes on, or other transfers of, room reservations will not be accepted after the cut-off date.

Hotel Cancellation Policy: After the cut-off date, reservation requests for rooms will be based on hotel availability and rates are subject to change. Name changes on, or other transfers of, room reservations will not be accepted after the cut-off date.

Event Contact:

Elizabeth Hilla»
Senior Vice President, HIDA
Executive Director, HIDA Educational Foundation

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

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.