Executive Conference

HIDA Executive Conference


Save The Date! March 14-17, 2022 | Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, FL

Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort Spa & Hotel | March 14-17, 2022

Strategic Education And Networking For Executives

It's Time To Reconnect In-Person With Colleagues And Trading Partners

What’s ahead for healthcare? How will the COVID-19 experience impact customer requirements and distribution channels? Explore these and other critical questions at HIDA’s 2022 Executive Conference. It’s your opportunity to have strategic conversations with your peers and trading partners and gain the insights you need for post-pandemic business success.

“It’s much easier to build relationships through face-to-face meetings than it is with virtual meetings.
And relationships are without a doubt, the key to any kind of long-term business success.”
Andrew Griffiths, Entrepreneur, writing in Inc. Magazine

Jerome Adams, M.D.
20th U.S. Surgeon General

Brian Beaulieu
Institute For Trend Research

Bradford Koles
The Advisory Board

Linda Rouse O'Neill

Gov. Mark Parkinson
American Health Care
Association and National
Center for Assisted Living

Matthew J. Rowan


Patrick Bailey

Reasons To Attend HIDA's 2022 Executive Conference
  1. Network live and in-person will colleagues and industry partners
  2. Discuss learnings from two years of unprecedented changes and challenges, with thought leaders from across the healthcare supply chain
  3. Gain insights on what’s ahead for your market segment
  4. Get business-focused economic advice from one of HIDA members’ favorite economists, Brian Beaulieu
  5. Step back from day-to-day business challenges and focus on big-picture opportunities
  6. Envision the future of distribution as customer requirements evolve in each market segment
  7. Did we mention networking? It’s more critical than ever as we get back to business, vaxxed and ready for what’s next!

Who Should Attend:

Executives in roles such as...
  • Owners and C-suite leaders
  • Sales and marketing
  • Supply chain or operations
  • Category management
  • National accounts
...from organizations across the end-to-end supply chain
  • Healthcare distributors
  • Healthcare manufacturers
  • Health systems
  • Group purchasing organizations
  • Technology firms

The HIDA Executive Conference is open to members in executive roles and invited healthcare provider leaders.

COVID-19 Safety

It’s important to get back to business – but even more important to do so safely. HIDA and the conference hotel are taking important steps to protect attendees during the conference.
Attendees at 2022 in-person HIDA meetings and events must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, following CDC guidelines. HIDA is partnering with CLEAR for vaccination verification services. Attendees are highly encouraged to wear masks indoors. Other conference safety protocols include:

  • Enhanced cleaning procedures at the hotel.
  • Outside venues for most food and beverage functions (hooray for meetings in south Florida!)
  • Safe food and beverage serving procedures.
  • No-contact greetings. Please replace handshakes, hugs etc. with a friendly verbal greeting or wave to maintain distancing.
  • Supplies including masks, sanitizer, wipes and rapid tests out and available.
  • Increased spacing between seats at meetings and social functions.
  • Relaxed cancellation policies so you feel comfortable staying home if they are experiencing any symptoms of illness.
  • COVID-19 Code of Conduct.

Please review details of HIDA’s safety protocols, including the COVID-19 Code of Conduct and details about the CLEAR Health Pass here.

What Industry Leaders Say About HIDA’s Executive Conference

“The Executive Conference was engaging and allowed for much needed virtual face time with our peers in the industry. Great Job! .”
Vicky Lyle, Vice President, Industry Affairs, Owens & Minor

“Great Virtual Conference—one of the best I’ve attended. Looking forward to next year!”
Ken Kelliher, Executive Vice President, V12 Health

“The Executive Conference was AMAZING.”
Lance Brown, CEO, Rhino Medical Supply

More Evaluation Comments From HIDA’s 2021 Executive Conference

“The Executive Conference gave us the best possible opportunity to make meaningful connections with key contacts at both current and prospective customers.”

“The topics for education were spot on and what was needed.”

“Several really good business review meetings with our distributor partners--so many meetings in a condensed timeframe. Getting senior leadership together is never easy and this conference allowed us to do that.”

“Masterful organization and delivery.”

Distributor Member Contact:

Kelley Taft»
Senior Director of Membership
HIDA, 703-838-6127

Manufacturer Contact:

Cindy Chen, MS»
Director, Associates Program
HIDA, 703-838-6114

Sponsorship Contact:

Esha Bell

Esha Bell»

Senior Manager, Conferences

Event Contact:

Stephanie Reed, MS»
Director, Education
HIDA, 703-838-6105

The HIDA Executive Conference is a member-only event for leaders involved in healthcare distribution, manufacturing, group purchasing, and related services. For more information about the event or becoming a member or an associate, please contact HIDA.

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.