The event will take place September 14-15, 2017, at the BWI Airport
Marriott in Linthicum, MD
RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
For the 12th consecutive year, Owens
& Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI) will host its Annual
Healthcare Supplier Diversity Symposium with a focus this year on
the theme of Healthier Communities 20/20: A Clear Vision for Our
Future. This year's Symposium will highlight successful models of
public-private partnerships in healthcare that promote a positive impact
in communities. Scheduled for September 14-15 at the BWI Airport
Marriott near Baltimore, the Symposium will offer attendees the
opportunity to engage in solutions-oriented discussions that are focused
around critical economic and societal issues that disproportionally
affect diverse enterprises and communities. The driving aim of these
exchanges is to promote best practices and collaborative
business-building models that lead to the sustainable growth of supply
chain diversity in healthcare.
Keynote speakers and panelists will cover topics ranging from how to
leverage public and private partnerships to deliver quality healthcare,
to discussions over how to create health equity in under-represented
communities, as well as to discussions on how to move business
development from contacts to contracts. Speakers and attendees will
represent corporate executives and business leaders from healthcare
systems, medical products manufacturers, distributors, diverse
enterprises, government, and academia.
One of the highlights of the Symposium is the Earl G. Reubel Awards
Gala, where Owens & Minor will honor leadership in diversity advocacy
that is demonstrated by healthcare systems, diverse enterprises, and
civic leaders. Named for the founder of Virginia-based Kerma Medical
Products, the award was established by Owens & Minor to honor the late
Earl G. Reubel, whose vision of building a legacy through Kerma
Medical demonstrated the true spirit of entrepreneurship. The
keynote speaker for the 2017 Earl G. Reubel Awards Gala on Thursday,
September 14, will be Janice
Bryant Howroyd, founder and CEO of Act-1 Group. She will explore the
unique value proposition that diverse corporations offer toward
unlocking economic growth. Earlier that day, the conference will feature
a roundtable discussion moderated by James
Lowry, President of James H. Lowry & Associates. Panelists will
Phipps, Chairman, President & CEO of Owens & Minor, and Shelley
Stewart, Jr., Vice President - DuPont Sourcing & Logistics.
"At Owens & Minor, we believe that diversity strengthens our businesses,
our communities, and our society," said Phipps. "Our vision for the
future is one where we celebrate the diversity of ideas from different
cultures, and where the citizens of our communities have equal access to
opportunities for growth and development. We know that new ideas and
innovation come from a wide variety of sources, and we want to tap those
ideas. Each year at our Symposium, we welcome the opportunity to network
and share our experiences and our ideas."
The success of this industry-wide event is the result of many supporting
partners. Owens & Minor extends special recognition to Diamond Sponsors
Braun Medical, Inc., Evanston
Technology Partners, NTT
& Company. Special recognition is also extended to founding
sponsor the Healthcare
Supplier Diversity Alliance (HSDA), whose long-standing support
reflects a noteworthy commitment to diversity.
This year's event will be held at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum,
Maryland, near BWI Airport. For more information about the Symposium,
please visit www.hsdsymposium.com.
About Owens & Minor, Inc.
& Minor, Inc. (NYSE: OMI) is a global healthcare services
company dedicated to Connecting the World of Medical Products to the
Point of CareSM by providing vital supply chain
services to healthcare providers and manufacturers of healthcare
products. Owens & Minor provides logistics services across the spectrum
of medical products from disposable medical supplies to devices and
implants. With logistics platforms strategically located in the United
States and Europe, Owens & Minor serves markets where three quarters of
global healthcare spending occurs. Owens & Minor's customers span the
healthcare market from independent hospitals to large integrated
healthcare networks, as well as group purchasing organizations,
healthcare products manufacturers, and the federal government. A FORTUNE
500 company, Owens & Minor is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, and
has annualized revenues exceeding $9 billion. For more information about
Owens & Minor, visit owens-minor.com,
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