Frequently Asked Questions
August 29 - 31, 2022
Phoenix Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa
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 the CEO, John Kelly, please contact him at 859.523.5701.
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 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM ET, or send us an email. We want to ensure that your IDN Summit experience exceeds expectations.
IDN Summit Experience
Unlike a traditional trade show, the IDN Summit Reverse Expo features IDN purchase-decision makers (e.g. Chief Supply Chain Officer, EVP of Supply Chain, Chief Pharmacy Officer, VP of Procurement, VP of Materials Management, Director of Value Analysis, Director of Supply Chain, Director of Pharmacy, Director of Purchasing, Director of Sourcing) 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.
Yes, the IDN Summit provides multiple opportunities for formal and informal networking, including:
- Sunday Evening's Welcome Reception
- Sunday Evening's Briefing Session
- Monday’s Team Building Event*
- Monday's Breakout Sessions
- Monday's GPO Receptions
- Tuesday's Product Showcase Breakfast
- Tuesday's Keynote Sessions
- Tuesday's Product Showcase Lunch
- Tuesday’s IDN Summit Reception
- Wednesday's Product Showcase Breakfast
- Wednesday's Idea Exchange
- Wednesday’s Golf Scramble*
*Please note, pre-registration is required for these functions.
Yes, educational content is created to meet continuing education (CE) accreditation standards for:
- AHRMM - The Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management
- ACHE - American College of Healthcare Executives
- ANCC - American Nurses Credentialing Center
- ACPE - Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Contact Trey Beuttel at 859.523.5701 for more information about CE credits.
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 (859.523.5701) 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.
MTC Reservations, Inc. is the official travel agency for the IDN Summit. For your convenience, hotel reservations may be made via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or toll-free at 201.675.1196. 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.