Produced in cooperation with the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) and the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA)
The Front-End Forum, convening within the Business and Leadership Conference, will bring together distributor and manufacturer executives to discuss supply chain partnerships that support consumer product distribution. The Forum will highlight the industry’s focus on the independent pharmacy sector, with 23,000 mutual independent pharmacy customers.
For more information, contact Marjorie DePuy, Vice President, Industry Relations and Education, at (703) 885-0283.
Sunday, June 12
|5:00 PM–6:00 PM|| Front-End Forum Reception
Sponsored by RB (Reckitt Benckiser LLC)
Monday, June 13
|11:45 AM–12:15 PM|| Luncheon
Emcees: Naomi Duvall, Director, Consumer Health, Cardinal Health, Inc.
JoAnn Gaio, Senior National Account Manager, Consumer Health, Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.
|12:15 PM–1:00 PM||Industry Trends: What’s Going On (at the Front-End)?
Doug Long, Vice President, Industry Relations, IMS Health, Inc.
This presentation of industry trends will share current data and reinforce the business case for the independent as a legitimate class of trade.
|1:00 PM–1:45 PM||Voice of the Pharmacist
Vicki Einhellig, RPh, President, COO, Good Day Pharmacy
Keith Vance, Owner, Lewisville Drug Company
Hashim Zaibak, PharmD, President, Hayat Pharmacy
Moderator: Kurt Proctor, Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, National Community Pharmacists Association
Pharmacy owners will describe their category niche, share visuals of their stores, discuss how they connect with their customers, as well as how their upstream partners can help them keep the heat on the pharmacy front-end.
|1:45 PM–2:00 PM||Break|
|2:00 PM–2:45 PM||Manufacturer Power Panel
Scott Emerson, Founder and CEO, The Emerson Group
Todd Hutsko, Vice President, Sales, Fleet Laboratories
Mike Kozin, Director, Managed Markets and Drug Wholesalers, Reckitt Benckiser
Moderator: Ted Peterson, President, CPG Linkages LLC
Manufacturers will discuss their perceptions of growth in the channel, successes they have seen and resources needed to continue innovating.
|2:45 PM–3:30 PM||Ask the Distributors — How to Fuel the Front-End
Timothy Buskey, Vice President, Consumer Health, AmerisourceBergen Corporation
Sarah Krueger, Sr. Category Manager – Wellness, Cardinal Health, Inc.
Brian Purscell, RPh, Senior Vice President, Pharmacy Solutions, Smith Drug Company, Div. J M Smith Corporation
Chris Savage, Senior Director, Consumer Products, McKesson Corporation
Moderator: Dave Wendland, Vice President/Co-Owner, Hamacher Resource Group, Inc.
Distributors will build on the day with a practical discussion of ways to keep the right items on the shelf.
|3:30 PM–3:40 PM||Networking Break|
|3:40 PM–4:35 PM||One-on-One Business Appointments|
|6:00 PM–7:00 PM||DIANA and Nexus Awards Reception|
|7:00 PM–9:00 PM||DIANA and Nexus Awards Dinner|
|9:00 PM–11:00 PM||DIANA and Nexus Awards Celebration|
*Exact timing and agenda subject to change.
Tuesday, June 14
|Resume General Business and Leadership Conference Program|
|Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc.||Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
|AmerisourceBergen Drug Company
||Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
|Bayer HealthCare Consumer Care
||Burlington Drug Company, Inc.
|Cardinal Health, Inc.
||Claris Lifesciences Inc.
|Clint Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
||Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
|Consumer Healthcare Products Association
|Dakota Drug, Inc.
||Dot Foods, Inc.
|Dr. Scholl's Medical Channel
||Drogueria Betances, Inc.
|Elsevier / Gold Standard
||GE Healthcare Medical Diagnostics
|GSK Consumer Health
||H. D. Smith
|Hamacher Resource Group
||Hebron USA Corporation
|Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
||Johnson & Johnson Sales and Logistics Company
||LifeScan, Inc.-A Johnson & Johnson Company.|
|Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
||Merck Consumer Care
|Mutual Wholesale Drug Company
||National Community Pharmacists Association
||Nipro Diagnostics, Inc.
||Pfizer Consumer Healthcare
|Prescription Supply, Inc.
|Retail Insights, LLC
||Roche Diagnostics Corporation
|Shire Pharmaceuticals||Smith Drug Company, Div. J M Smith Corporation
|Tarrytown Pharmacy||Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc.
|Valeant Consumer Health
||Value Drug Company
|Yichang Humanwell Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.