Nov. 18-20, 2024 | Fort Lauderdale, FL

Join leaders from small, medium and large companies that manufacture products for sale to the entire spectrum of healthcare.

Grow your network and understand the latest issues and trends impacting manufacturing that will help you become a more knowledgeable, well-rounded and prepared leader in 2024.

Manufacturing 4.More

Winter Meeting Registration Rates TBA

Hotel Info

Winter Meeting 2024 Location
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Sample Agenda: Spring 2024 Meeting

Tuesday, April 16

3:00 – 4:30pm | HMMC Council Meeting

6:30 – 7:30pm | Welcome Reception

Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres

Wednesday, April 17

7:00 – 8:00am | Networking Breakfast

8:00 – 8:15am | Chairman Welcome Remarks

Erik Graaf

Erik Graaf
Chair, HMMC
Vice President, OPM Field Sales, B. Braun Medical, Inc.

8:15am – 12:00pm | Artificial Intelligence Workshop: Leveraging AI to Analyze Data, Drive Business Growth and Create Efficiencies

Join us for an immersive workshop delving into the transformative power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the healthcare industry. In this interactive session, participants will explore how AI technologies can revolutionize data analysis, propel business growth, and streamline operational efficiencies.

Throughout the workshop, attendees will gain practical insights into harnessing AI techniques to extract valuable insights from vast datasets. From predictive analytics to machine learning models, participants will learn how to leverage these advanced tools to make informed decisions and drive strategic initiatives.

Moreover, this workshop will showcase real-world case studies and success stories where AI implementation has led to tangible business outcomes. Participants will have the opportunity to dissect these examples, understand the methodologies employed, and extrapolate key learnings applicable to their own organizations.

By the end of this workshop, attendees will leave equipped with the knowledge and tools to harness the full potential of AI, transforming their data into actionable insights, fueling business growth, and optimizing operational efficiencies in an ever-evolving digital landscape. Join us to unlock the possibilities of AI and propel your organization towards a future of innovation and success.

Antonio Piraino

Antonio Piraino
Chief Technology Officer
Atypical Life Sciences

Eryn Veronesi

Eryn Veronesi
Vice President
Atypical Life Sciences

Shankar Ananthanarayanan

Shankar Ananthanarayanan
Strategic Partner
Atypical Life Sciences

12:00 – 1:15pm | Lunch

1:15 – 2:45pm | Networking Activity: Group Breakouts

Connect with like-minded attendees and share perspectives, specific challenges and opportunities. Engage in facilitated discussions about sales, marketing and operations, and discover new insights and commonalities.

  • Sales: Facilitated by Erik Graaf, B. Braun Medical, Inc.
  • Marketing: Facilitated by Antonio Piraino, Atypical Life Sciences
  • Operations: Facilitated by Laurie Paciocco-Wood, ProfitOptics

2:45 – 3:00pm | Break

3:00 – 4:00pm | Defending Your Healthcare Manufacturing Supply Chain Against Cyber Risks

In this session, industry experts will discuss the challenges faced by healthcare manufacturers in securing their supply chains from cyber threats. From identifying vulnerabilities to implementing robust cybersecurity measures and compliance standards, attendees will gain practical insights and strategies to safeguard sensitive data, mitigate risks, and ensure operational resilience.

Shankar Ananthanarayanan

Shankar Ananthanarayanan
Strategic Partner
Atypical Life Sciences

Dave Myers

Dave Myers
Strategic Partner
Atypical Life Sciences

Laurie Paciocco-Wood

Laurie Paciocco-Wood
VP, Digital Solutions & Client Success

Antonio Piraino

Moderator: Antonio Piraino
Chief Technology Officer
Atypical Life Sciences

4:00 – 4:45pm | Free Time

(meet in the hotel lobby at 4:45pm)

5:10 – 6:30pm | Team-Building Activity: The Escape Game Atlanta

You’ll have 60 minutes to find clues, crack codes, and solve a series of puzzles to escape a themed room, all while working together in teams!

6:45 – 9:00pm | Dinner at CRU Wine Bar

Thursday, April 18

7:30 – 8:30am | Networking Breakfast

8:30 – 9:30am | Ambulatory Surgery Center Customer Perspectives

Hear the latest advancements and emerging trends in the ambulatory surgery center market. Gain insights into innovative technologies, techniques, and best practices that can impact patient care and outcomes in ASCs. Learn how ASC providers are navigating the dynamic healthcare landscape and implementing innovative solutions to enhance patient experience and improve clinical outcomes.

9:30 – 9:45am | Break

9:45 – 10:45am | Delivering Efficiency To Healthcare With A Hall of Fame Approach

NDC’s president and CEO, Jack Stephens, will provide an overview of the company’s 2024 strategic direction, covering the latest updates, current challenges, and exciting opportunities ahead in healthcare distribution. Gain valuable perspectives on a hall of fame approach to practical strategies for manufacturers to optimally collaborate with their distributor partners.

Jack Stephens

Jack Stephens
President & CEO
NDC, Inc.

10:45 – 11:30am | Breakouts Recap

11:30 – 11:45am | Closing and Chair Closing Remarks

11:45am | Adjourn

Thank You To Our Sponsors



The purpose of HMMC Sponsorships is to enable organizations to support HMMC and have access to its membership. Members meet twice a year to network and learn from distinguished speakers the latest marketplace trends on a broad range of business topics.

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