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2014 Fall Conference

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2014 Fall Executive Conference
Dec 9 – 11, 2014
OMNI Hotel In Chicago
676 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
For Hotel Reservations: Call 312-944-6664. Mention the HMMC 2014 Fall Conference for group rate of $199.00

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Managing Change for Competitive Advantage

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

7:00 – 9:00 PM
Opening Reception – 4th Floor – Picasso Ballroom
Cocktails, Hors d’oeuvres and Dinner

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

7:15 – 8:00 AM
Breakfast – 3rd Floor – Van Gogh Room

8:00 – 8:15 AM
Education Sessions – 3rd Floor – Chagall Ballroom
Welcome to the 2014 Fall Manufacturers Executive Conference
Richard Schmidt – President, HMMC

8:15 – 9:45 AM
“Momma Told Me There’d Be Days Like This (Stress Management)”
Mark Mayfield, Professional Speaker, Author, Comedian – known as ‘The Corporate Comedian’, The Speaker Agency, Marina Del Rey, CA.
Opening Speaker: Stressed out? Lethargic? Burned out? This program will help you solve those ills by learning five behaviors that will help balance your life and by learning techniques to deal with your biggest stressor…PEOPLE! Mark’s message will be balancing work and personal life and dealing with the inherent stress in doing so. Mark has shared the stage with a wide range of celebrities such as Bob Newhart, Paul Newman, Colin Powell and Robin Williams. This keynote is high on content AND hilarity.

9:45 – 10:15 AM
Morning Break

10:15 – 12:00 noon
“Change Management”
Randy Chittum, Ph.D., Program Co-Director at Georgetown University for the “Certificate in Transformational Leadership
Dr. Chittum also works as an independent consultant and coach whose focus areas include emotional intelligence, coaching, leading change & transitions, and strategy development. Dr. Chittum works with leaders to develop intelligent and effective ways of leading as opposed to the habits and reactions we have developed over the years. (Change Management)

12:00 – 1:30 PM
Lunch – 3rd Floor – Van Gogh Room
HMMC General Business Meeting
New Board Elections, Installation of Officers
New President – Gerry LoDuca, DUKAL Corp.

1:30 – 3:00 PM
“Designing Customer-Centered Solutions in a Rapidly Changing Marketplace”
Joan Ball, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Marketing, St. John’s University, New York
Healthcare is going through dramatic changes that require client-centered solutions. But how do seasoned professionals with years of experience in the industry adapt existing processes to shifting stakeholder needs? This session is custom designed to introduce executives, managers and teams to innovative methods that will help to disrupt the status quo and inspire successful approaches without breaking the bank. After an introduction to creative problem solving methods, participants will work together to apply what they’ve learned to an industry-wide challenge: How to design customer-centered solutions in a rapidly changing healthcare marketplace. You and your team will leave the session with deeper insights into the challenges involved in providing solution-based service and new tools with which to address them. A service-dominant logic framework, which places service to multiple stakeholders and co-creation of value at the center of business exchange, will guide the discussion.

“Disruption, Design Thinking & Service Dominant Logic”
Overview of disruption, design thinking and creative problem solving techniques through the lens of service dominant logic. Throughout this interactive session, participants will roll up their sleeves and engage the design thinking process individually and in small groups.

3:00 – 3:30 PM
Afternoon Break

3:30 – 4:30 PM
“Identify Potential Solutions/Next Steps”
Joan Ball, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Marketing, St. John’s University, New York
Pressing further into the design thinking method, the facilitator will conduct a collaborative group exercise during which participants will identify multiple possible solutions to the challenges they identified in the earlier sessions. After a period of ideation (brainstorming) and prototyping possible solutions, participants will report out observations and insights—especially those that are relevant to the industry as a whole.

4:30 – 4:45 PM
“Announcements To Conclude the Day”
Gerry LoDuca – President

5:15 – 10:00 PM
“Back By Popular Demand”
At 5:15 PM we will meet in the lower lobby and board buses at 5:30 PM sharp to begin our evening. We will travel by motor coach to our destination. It’s about a 10 minute drive. Dress casual. This is an audience participation experience, a redux of one of our more memorable events. And we will dine with some of the best chefs in Chicago! We’ll have you back at the hotel at 10:00 PM.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

7:15 – 8:00 AM
Breakfast – 3rd Floor – Van Gogh Room

8:00 – 9:30 AM 3rd Floor – Chagall Ballroom
“Strategic Implications of UDI and Contract Administration” Panel Discussion:
Moderator: Kevin Neuman
Panelists: Elizabeth Hilla – HIDA
Danny Adams – DDS
Cameron Hall – Value Centric
Denise Odenkirk – GHX
Ellenmary Martin – DUKAL
Dennis Black – BD
Kevin will introduce the topic with a slide showing strategic planning connection (GS-1) between contract standards and UDI requirements for both manufacturers and distributors. This session will include a summary history of Thought Leaders report, HIDA contracting committee recommendations and CSV Toolbox concept to align with UDI. A few panelists will explain their company’s role and/or position regarding this topic. Session will include UDI timelines and business issues including need for changes to computer systems and warehouse management systems as well as personnel training. The audience will be encouraged to participate – the floor will be open for questions to any panelist

9:30 – 10:00 AM
Morning Break

10:00 – 11:30 AM
“The Future of HMMC – YOU!”
Don Nymberg, HMMC Board Member
Don will moderate an open session on HMMC – benefits, needs, and what the members want from the organization. Future speaker topics will also be solicited from the audience. Here’s your chance to speak up and “get what you want”!

11:30 AM

See you at the Hilton Nashville Downtown, April 14 – 16, 2015
for the Spring Conference!

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