Over the 30+ years that the HealthCare Executive Group (HCEG) was created to support healthcare executives, many of the popular conferences, forums, and events attended by healthcare industry participants have grown and morphed into spectacles hard to imagine back in the late 80’s.
- Crowds numbering in the 1000’s and 10’s of 1000’s are packed into mammoth venues.
- 100’s of sessions – sometimes spread over 15 to 20 ‘tracks’ – cover nearly every topic under the sun.
- Big-name keynote speakers are touted as ready to share insight to transform lives, inspire action and grow companies.
- Super-star speakers receive top billing and surely a huge portion of the increasingly costly registration fees – but often fall short and disappoint.
- Over the top vendor exhibits staffed with dozens of salespeople vie for attendees attention.
- Box lunches, if you’re lucky. Or standing in line for a sandwich from a kiosk.
In short, many of today’s healthcare conferences provide too much of the wrong stuff and not enough of the good stuff. And the Annual Forum presented by the HealthCare Executive Group is specifically designed and developed to provide what other healthcare conference events don’t.
Timely Topics Presented in a Cohesive Fashion for Healthcare Executives
The keynotes and sessions at HCEG’s Annual Forum’s are presented and moderated by executives and others actively working in the healthcare industry. Executives that recognize the value of collaborating with like-minded individuals to solve challenges, deal with similar issues, and leverage opportunities together. Accordingly, session themes and topics are based on the current challenges, issues, and opportunities identified by health plan, health system, and healthcare providers – not the exhibitors and others aiming to sell products and services.
For a sample of the type of information presented at HCEG’s Annual Forums, see this recent post: Healthcare Executives Address Industry Challenges, Issues, & Opportunities in Boston. You can also check out the agenda and program guide from last years Annual Forum.
Healthcare Industry Leaders Addressing Today’s Challenges vs. Coin-Operated Speakers
Speakers at our annual forum are well-established, well-known leaders currently working in the healthcare industry. They won’t be selling anything except great insight on the challenges, issues, and opportunities facing today’s healthcare leadership. In today’s uncertain and increasingly volatile healthcare industry it’s critical to get unbiased insight.
- Some of the Speakers at HealthCare Executive Group’s 2018 and 2017 Annual Forums:
- David Shulkin, former Secretary of the Veterans Administration and Chief Innovation Officer of Sanford Health
- Karen DeSalvo, Assistant Secretary for Health at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Andy Slavitt, former Acting CMS Administrator and current leader of Townhall Ventures
- Craig E. Samitt, MD, MBA, President & CEO of BCBS of Minnesota
- Brandon Cady, President & CEO of Anthem/AIM Specialty Health
- Kyle Rolfing, Co-Founder & President of Bright Health
- Tony Miller, Co-Founder & CEO of Bind on Demand Health
- Donato Tramuto, CEO at Tivity Health
- Dan Buettner, National Geographic Fellow, NY Times Best Selling Author
Intimate, Manageable Environment Supporting Quality Information Exchange
Unlike many conferences, HCEG’s Annual Forum takes place in a venue selected for maximizing attendees comfort, access, and interaction. Seating arrangements, ingress, and egress are thoughtfully laid out in an intimate and accessible manner. Crowded and impersonal are two words NOT associated with HCEG’s Annual Forum’s.
Healthcare Leaders vs. Every Other Role Under the Sun
HCEG limits participation in its Annual Forum to healthcare executives and leadership serving health plans, health systems, and provider organizations. The majority of attendees reside in the C-suite and all registrations are screened. Media, vendors of any sort, and ‘all-comers’ willing to pay the registration fee are not allowed.
Sales Free Environment vs. Vendor Exhibits & Booth Barkers
You won’t find any vendor exhibits and salespeople at HCEG’s Annual Forum. And while some HCEG sponsor partners may participate in the forum, they do so in a passive, consultative fashion. Sales pitches and vendor marketing materials are not allowed.
Exceptional Food & Drink vs. Box Lunches & Waiting in Line for Coffee
Great content and insightful speakers alone do not make a conference worthwhile. Accordingly, HCEG places a lot of thought and effort into providing breakfast, lunch, dinner, and refreshments throughout the day. Exceptional food and drink combined with a comfortable environment go a long way in supporting the exchange of information and ideas
Networking Events at 2019 HealthCare Executive Group Annual Forum
All of the above aspects of HCEG’s Annual Forum are intended to support new introductions and grow existing relationships between forum attendees. Keynotes from industry leaders help set the context. Then informative sessions help flesh out – and flush out – the challenges, issues, and opportunities, facing healthcare executives. And informal, entertaining – yet structured – opportunities to interact are provided.
For this year’s forum, participants will enjoy two unique events:
Forum attendees are invited to a private reception on the Coca-Cola Field Deck at Fenway Park – widely known as some of the Best Seats for Partying and Socializing at Fenway Park. Immediately following this private networking reception, all Annual Forum attendees will enjoy the Red Sox vs. Yankees Game.
Note: This special networking event is located directly across the street from the annual forum venue and is included with 2019 Annual Forum registration at no additional cost on a first-come, first-served basis.
IBM Watson Experience Center
Another unique event at this year’s annual forum is small group tours of the IBM Watson Experience Center. The tour includes an open discussion of technology applications in healthcare. Transportation to and from the forum venue and the IBM Watson Experience Center will be provided.
Join Other Healthcare Leaders in Boston on September 9th
Come join other healthcare executives and industry leaders in Boston on September 9th-11th and be a part of a manageable, information-packed event. In addition to the keynotes, sessions, Top 10 ranking, and special networking events noted above, we’ve got some additional sessions and uncommon healthcare conference surprises in store. Contact Juliana Ruiz if you have any questions.