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Make sure to plan on attending these stand-out, must-attend events that take place during Summit. 

Steps to success: Step 1: Select which featured events you will be attending within registration.

Step 2: Enjoy yourself, reflect and connect!

The Connect is a reverse expo style networking session which allows providers and supplier partners to build connections that drive positive change for healthcare. Enjoy five-hours of dedicated networking time in a lively atmosphere created to spark dialogue.


Suppliers engage with over 900 healthcare providers that make and influence purchasing at Vizient’s key accounts, independent community hospitals, as well as members of Children’s Hospital Association and Provista.


*Suppliers from sponsoring companies will receive VIP access into the key accounts session.

Be sure to take time before you arrive onsite to dig into the list of providers and staff you will be able to meet one on one with. Ballroom maps with assignments will be shared at least two weeks before the Summit.


(Formerly known as Member | Supplier Connect and Staff | Supplier Connect)

Monday, September 16

Vizient Key Accounts & Children’s Hospital Association

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Sponsor VIP access begins at 8:30 a.m


Vizient Independent Community Hospitals & Provista

1 to 3 p.m.

Tuesday, September 17


Vizient & Provista Staff
8 to 10 a.m.



All attendees invited

Monday, September 16 - 3:15 p.m.

Dr. Fritz Francois – Opening Keynote Speaker

Join Dr. Fritz Francois, Executive Vice President and Vice Dean, Chief of Hospital Operations, NYU Langone Health -  as he kicks off our Summit. Dr. Francois oversees all patient care activity on the Manhattan campus, ensuring the highest levels of quality and safety.



All attendees invited

Monday, September 16 - 5 p.m.

We encourage you to take advantage of this come and go Happy Hour on Monday evening on the stunning Sunset Terrace at the Wynn Hotel that offers a picturesque setting, perfect for unwinding after the day’s insightful sessions.  This event will provide a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere for you to catch up with old friends and colleagues, as well as the opportunity to forge new connections within the healthcare industry.  It’s an excellent opportunity to expand your professional network while enjoying delicious refreshments!



All attendees invited

Monday, September 16 - 6:45 p.m.

Reception starting at 6:15 p.m.

Our annual Supplier Awards Celebration will recognize top performers for honoring their commitment to healthcare and to our providers. We will reflect on partnerships in various categories including Supplier of the Year, Excellence and Program Excellence.


This “cocktail-chic” evening will begin with a cocktail reception followed by dinner and awards.



All attendees invited

Tuesday, September 17

12-2 p.m.

Join us for a transformative experience at our exclusive ESG Lunch and Product Fair, where sustainability meets innovation! 

Delve into the dynamic world of Environmental, Social, and Governance initiatives as we showcase cutting-edge products and services driving positive change. Indulge in a delicious meal crafted with sustainability in mind, while networking with industry leaders, visionaries, and like-minded individuals passionate about building a better future.


Discover a curated selection of eco-friendly products and solutions from top vendors, each designed to align with the principles of responsible business practices. From renewable energy solutions to ethical supply chain management, explore how businesses are redefining success by prioritizing sustainability and social impact.


Don't miss this opportunity to be part of the movement towards a more sustainable and equitable world. Join us at the ESG Lunch and Product Fair and be inspired to make a difference!



All attendees invited

Tuesday, September 17 - 6:30 p.m.

Receptions starting at 5:30 p.m.

Our Top Performer Dinner and Celebration will start at 6:30 pm and promises to be a memorable evening as we come together to recognize the remarkable achievements of our fellow peers.  We have an exciting program with entertainment by the talented Aaron Kaufman-Levin trio.  It will be a night filled with joy, camaraderie, and an opportunity to honor our exceptional providers and their accomplishments.

Be sure to select the Provider Top Performers Awards Reception & Dinner in registration so we’ll know if you’ll be joining us! Also please note: Invited Top Performers should plan to attend a special reception in their honor from 5:30 to 6:15 pm in the Cristal Ballroom pre-function area.  This will allow those being honored to find the location of their seating for the dinner and awards celebration, as there will be assigned seating. 



This meeting is invite only

Wednesday, September 18

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

This exclusive gathering of executives features a line-up of providers and suppliers working together to develop innovative solutions to transform the healthcare industry.  The program will include a plated lunch for all attendees and will be located in the Bollinger room.


Wednesday, September 18

1-2:15 p.m.

All attendees invited

Join Dr. Omar Lateef, President and CEO of RUSH and RUSH University Medical Center as he closes out our Summit during the closing general session. He has been recognized internationally as a health care visionary, leader and practitioner and is sure to reflect and inspire our attendees.



All providers & staff are welcome to attend

Only exhibiting suppliers may attend

Wednesday, September 18

2:30 - 5 p.m.

The 2024 Innovative Technology Exchange (The Exchange) will take place in conjunction with the Vizient Connections Summit.


We invite healthcare providers and staff to enjoy a refreshment while exploring exhibit booths, connecting with exhibitors and gathering information on the latest technologies and innovative products at this dynamic, fast-paced, hands-on event.


Vizient’s annual Innovative Technology Exchange brings selected supplier and healthcare innovators together while offering an exclusive opportunity for deep conversations and powerful connections. This event is focused on the latest innovative products and services addressing crucial needs and lifesaving technologies.


The deadline for suppliers to apply has now passed. Please check the Exchange website in early 2025 to apply for next year’s Exchange.



All attendees invited

Wednesday, September 18 

6-9 p.m.

Join us for an unforgettable night at the XS Encore Nightclub, where connections are made and memories are created. Whether you prefer the vibrant energy of our indoor dance floor or the serene ambiance of our outdoor lounge, there's a perfect spot for you. Dance the night away or unwind and relax—it's your choice. Enjoy light bites and drinks.  Don't miss this premier event!

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