Virtual Networking Opportunities




Monday, March 29 | 4:30-5:15pm EST

ShareGroups are roundtable conversations targeted to specific product categories or job titles, allowing attendees with similar interests to share their challenges, grow their networks, and learn from each other. 

Sharegroup: PPE

  • How are organizations preparing for rapid shifts in demand?
  • What have we learned from COVID-19 challenges?
  • What’s the next normal for PPE usage in non-traditional market segments like EMS, post-acute, and retail?

Sharegroup: Vaccine-Related Products

  • How are traditional immunization requirements being impacted by the COVID vaccination campaign?
  • What do industry execs expect in terms of demand for vaccine-related supplies in the months ahead?

Sharegroup: Elective Procedures

  • Can above-normal demand be expected as the industry recovers from the pandemic, and for how long?
  • What COVID experiences might permanently change demand for certain procedures?

Sharegroup: Infection Prevention

  • What are the biggest learnings from the past 12 months, and how can companies leverage these to better educate providers and consumers about infection control?
  • What’s ahead for supply and demand for infection prevention products?

ShareGroups Contact:

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

   Welcome Reception


Monday, March 29 | 5:30-6:30pm EST

Our Welcome Reception gives you the chance to meet many fellow attendees in just an hour. Each group is hosted by leading distributors and manufacturers, so you can choose who you’d like to visit with. After 30 minutes, move to a second group and gain more connections – much like moving between conversation groups at an in-person reception.

Be sure to use the conference platform to sign up for your groups in advance, since the size of each conversation group is capped at 20 participants.


   Happy Hours


If you think a virtual happy hour isn’t real networking, you haven’t attended a HIDA virtual happy hour! Sure, we’d all love to shake hands and clink glasses in person, but until we can, here’s why you’ll enjoy Executive Conference networking:

  • Optimal group size: happy hour groups are capped at 20 people: small enough for real conversations, large enough to allow you to build your network
  • Ability to target your networking: use the conference platform to see who’s hosting each group and who’s signed up so far
  • Fun: HIDA’s team knows how to make virtual networking entertaining!

Tuesday, March 30 | 5:00-6:00pm EST
Pure Diversions Happy Hour

Happy hours at HIDA’s Streamlining Healthcare Expo were a runaway success! The secret? Experts including sommeliers, athletes, and chefs who hosted entertaining, interactive experiences. If you loved it then, you won’t want to miss it during the Executive Conference. And if you missed it at SHX, here’s your chance to find out what all the buzz was about!

HIDA’s always-creative meeting planning team is currently lining up the offerings, so check back to register for a session at a later date.

Wednesday, March 31 | 4:30-5:30pm EST
Happy Hour: Social Networking Hosted By Advisory Councils 

Wrap up your Executive Conference networking by sharing stories with others in your own market segment. HIDA’s market-specific Advisory Councils will host conversation groups for the Lab/Diagnostics, Physician, Acute Care, Post-Acute, and Home Care markets.