Frequently Asked Questions

For Your Safety: The IDN Summit has a separate page answering questions about Your Safety at the IDN Summit. Click here to view the full list of the safety enhancements being implemented at the Fall IDN Summit.

What is the Reverse Expo?
Unlike a traditional trade show, the IDN Summit Reverse Expo features IDN purchase-decision makers (e.g. Senior VP of Strategic Sourcing, VP Supply Chain, Director of Contracting and Procurement, Director of Pharmacy, Director of Materials Management, among others) staffing booths hosting their GPO and supplier partners. This format provides an opportunity for all parties to efficiently use their time and resources.

The exhibiting IDN executives are actively seeking ways to improve their supply chain and pharmacy network through their participation in the Reverse Expo. Suppliers have unlimited access to each exhibitor during the open hours of the Reverse Expo which affords you the most cost-effective manner of visiting these systems.

IDN executives save valuable time otherwise taken up by the process of sourcing new vendors, business partners and consultants. The IDN Summit Reverse Expo offers an open environment to meet with several potential business partners in one neutral venue.

When is the next IDN Summit and Reverse Expo?

August 24-26, 2020
JW Marriott Resort Desert Ridge 
Phoenix, AZ

Are there other networking opportunities in addition to the Reverse Expo?

Because the IDN Summit is structured in an open, collaborative format, your networking opportunities also include Monday's Breakout Sessions, Tuesday's Keynote Sessions and Wednesday's Idea Exchanges.  There is also ample time to make strategic connections in a relaxed environment during meals and event receptions.

What are Healthcare Business Media and the IDN Summit?

Healthcare Business Media is a division of Bluegrass Business Media and producer of focused healthcare industry events, including the IDN Summit & Reverse Expo as well as the ACE Summit & Reverse Expo. These events bring together leading healthcare executives and their industry partners.  We strive to form strategic partnerships with our customers and partners to serve the healthcare marketplace.  Both events are focused around a unique reverse expo format that allows the utmost interaction between providers and their business partners. We work to be the leading content provider serving our channels by partnering with industry leaders, associations, media companies and major universities. If you have comments or questions for our CEO, John Kelly, please contact him at 859.523.5701.

How do I register?

If you are an IDN or RPC, please contact Taylor Stapleton at 859.523.5701 to register.

If you are a GPO or Supplier and have questions, contact Robert Chafin, or Josh Morita at 859.523.5701. 
Please note:  The IDN Summit does NOT sell lists of any kind.

How do I book hotel rooms?
MTC Reservations, Inc. is the official travel agency for the IDN Summit. For your convenience, hotel reservations may be made via email at, or toll-free at 866.549.3985.  Exclusive IDN Summit rates are available only through MTC.  Early booking is suggested to ensure you receive preferred arrival/departure dates as hotel accommodations fill up quickly.  In order to receive the IDN Summit discounted room rate, you must make your reservations through MTC Reservations.  

Why should I attend?

Click here to learn more about the benefits of attending the IDN Summit.

How do I become a sponsor?

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities contact Robert Chafin or Josh Morita at 859.523.5701.

What is the attire?

The IDN Summit dress code is business casual.  Contact Robert Chafin, or Josh Morita to learn more about attire at the IDN Summit.

How should I prepare for my IDN Summit and Reverse Expo experience?
Your contact person at the IDN Summit will send out all planning items that you will use to make effective use of your time throughout the Summit.  We are also available, by phone or email, at your convenience to answer any questions you may have or to walk you through your daily agenda in order to maximize your IDN Summit experience.  

I still have questions, what should I do?
We believe personal service is the cornerstone of Healthcare Business Media.  If you have further questions, require clarification or need additional information, please give us a call at 859.523.5701, Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, or send us an email. We want to ensure that your IDN Summit experience exceeds expectations.