Fall Conference

HMMC Fall Conference:  Insights & Information

Where Manufacturers come to Learn, Network & Succeed!

November 6-8, 2018
Memphis, TN

Please join us at our fall Insights & Information conference being held at The Peabody in Memphis, TN on November 6-8, 2018.

Our content-rich program will arm you with information to help chart your 2019 business and activities as we hear from industry leaders on essential and relevant topics.

  • Hyper-Growth During Hyper-Chaotic Times – Joe Walsh, Coach, Educator & Advisor, Supply Chain Sherpas, LLC
  • Key Trends in the US Healthcare Market – Ryan Evans, Sr. Partner, The Brooks Group, Inc.
  • Supply Chain Strategy:  Distribution, GPO, IDN, and Beyond – John Pritchard, President, Share Moving Media
  • Amazon Healthcare Today and Tomorrow – Jay Ross, Manager, Vendor Management, Amazon
  • The Power of Meaningful Use of Social Media – Jan Beery, CEO, KBK Communications; Brian Bagdasarian, Hubspot
  • Gray Market/Diverted Product: The Redirection of Authentic Product to Unauthorized Distribution Channels – Larry Chiappetta, President, Chiappetta Consulting Group

HMMC is committed to help you Learn, Network & Succeed

Conference Agenda

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

12:00 – 3:00 PM: Board Meeting

3:15 – 5:00 PM: Committee Meetings – New Members Welcome!

6:30 – 7:15 PM: Welcome Reception

7:30 – 9:00 PM: Opening Dinner

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

7:00 – 8:00 AM: Breakfast

8:00 – 8:15 AM: Welcome to the 2018 Fall Manufacturers Executive Conference

8:15 – 9:30 AM: Key Trends in the US Healthcare Market – Ryan Evans, Sr. Partner, The Brooks Group, Inc.

 

This presentation will equip you with current trends, market drivers, implications & responses to ensure you are competent & confident to operate & deliver on established business objectives in 2019 & beyond.

9:30 – 10:00 AM: Break

10:00 – 11:30 AM: Hyper-Growth During Hyper-Chaotic Times – Joe Walsh, Coach, Educator & Advisor, Supply Chain Sherpas, LLC

 

This session will educate you about the broad range of emerging disruptors across the entire healthcare value chain. Hint: the list includes more than Amazon. Revolutionary technology also will fundamentally change HOW we do nearly every part of our work. Learn how to translate this awareness into actionable insights for your organization.

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Mercy Ships Charity Overview – Jackie Abbott, Mercy Ships

12:00 – 1:00 PM: Lunch

1:00 – 1:30 PM: Networking Activity

1:30 – 3:00 PM: The Power of Meaningful Use of Social Media – Jan Beery, CEO, KBK Communications; Brian Bagdasarian, Hubspot

3:00 – 3:30 PM: Break

3:30 – 5:00 PM: Gray Market/Diverted Product: The Redirection of Authentic Product to Unauthorized Distribution Channels – Larry Chiappetta, President, Chiappetta Consulting Group

 

Larry will focus on U.S. distribution of medical-surgical products and how it ends up on the shelves of unauthorized distributors-Alternative Supply Vendors (ASV’s). The session will cover the potential impact the secondary market can have on product integrity, patient safety, manufactures’ reputation and the financial implications for manufactures and distributors.

6:00 – 9:00 PM: Evening Networking Event – Rock n Soul Museum

Thursday, November 8, 2018

7:00 – 8:00 AM: Breakfast

8:00 – 8:30 AM: Business Meeting & Update to Membership

8:30 – 9:45 AM: Amazon Healthcare Today and Tomorrow – Jay Ross, Manager, Vendor Management, Amazon

 

With all the change in healthcare and Amazon being extremely active in the membership would like to continue to learn how you are continuously evolving, how it impacts them and how / why they should get involved.

9:45 – 10:15 AM: Break

10:15 – 11:30 AM: Supply Chain Strategy:  Distribution, GPO, IDN, and Beyond – John Pritchard, President, Share Moving Media

 

John Pritchard will moderate a panel with and IDN Supply Chain Leader, GPO Representative, Distribution Executive. In this discussion they will explore the trends and drivers explored earlier in the HMMC program.

11:30 – 11:45 AM: HMMC Closing Comments and Vision

11:45 AM: Adjournment

Conference Speakers

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Peabody Hotel
149 Union Ave.
Memphis, TN, 38103, US

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SPONSORS/EXHIBITOR INFO

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.

EVENT ACTIVITY

HMMC is looking forward to hosting our Fall meeting in Memphis, TN November 6 -8, 2018.  Check back for information on our night out event!

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What Our Members Say

  • “Staying up to speed on contemporary marketing challenges and opportunities in our ever evolving health care marketplace is one of the benefits of membership in HMMC. Equally important is the informal networking that takes place at each and every meeting…and sometimes in between.”

    Mr. Carl Meyer V.P. Sales Medical Products, The Wetrich Group, LLC
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