Bringing Providers and Suppliers Together During COVID-19

Amid the pandemic, HCP pivoted from live in-person conferences to a virtual experience for community-building among healthcare stakeholders

The need for connection in our healthcare communities has never been greater. However, being in the same physical place has not been possible due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Faced with this dynamic, Health Connect Partners set out to find a new way to complete their company mission of ‘Bringing Providers and Suppliers Together.’ Within a very short window, the HCP team pivoted from live in-person conferences into an exciting virtual experience including, their signature Reverse Expo 1-on-1 interactions.      

The HCP Spring Virtual Conferences were held between May 5 – June 11, successfully hosting more than 30,000 virtual 1-on-1 meetings. Specifically, the Virtual Hospital Supply Chain Conference included participation from more than 270 hospital supply chain, GPO and industry professionals. Suppliers and providers were able to learn, connect and support each other through the custom-made HCP Virtual Reverse Expo platform – all from the safety and comfort of their office or home. 

“The positive feedback from providers and suppliers has been overwhelming,” said Dan Jewell, director of provider relations for Health Connect Partners. “I’m so proud to be a part of a team that rose to the challenge and provided a platform for leadership education and 1-on-1 connections during a time that live conferences are impossible to host.”

Many industry suppliers that participated have supported Jewell’s comment and raved about the Health Connect Partners technology and overall organization of the event, calling it one of the best virtual conferences they have been a part of. A Virginia-based hospital provider commented that they
“really appreciate the opportunity to connect with vendors through the ReverseExpo and to collaborate with other providers. It was an honor to be selected to participate…”

In addition to the Hospital Supply Chain Market, Health Connect Partners will also be hosting Virtual Reverse Expo Conferences this fall for:

  • OR & Surgical
  • Hospital Pharmacy
  • Hospital & Healthcare I.T.
  • Radiology & Imaging 

HCP is looking to make their fall events even larger by expanding their educational opportunities to include up to 10 hours of leadership focused CE Education, 6 days of 1:1 Reverse Expo meeting opportunities, and additional marketing options for suppliers. For more information about these exciting online events please visit