You wont be disappointed

Monday, July 25, 2011

By Rick Rector

The learning experience is second to none. If you're an owner or manager of an HME company, this education event is for you. Well present a look forward with fact-based presentations and real industry thought leaders to help you prepare your business for the future. For instance, youll hear from a physician who's a nationally recognized advocate for care in the home. There'll be tips and insights from competitive bidding participants. We'll reveal and interpret our most recent Financial Benchmark Survey data. You'll hear about what youre missing by not doing social media and then well give you tips on how to make it work in your company. And theres much more, including a session about reducing hospital re-admissions and a panel of leading M&A specialists who can help answer the question, should I buy or should I sell?

The peer-to-peer learning and networking opportunities are top notch. You've told us that some of the best sessions we do are our Street Talk sessions, where providers gather with other providers to talk about problems and solutions in a free-flowing and wide-ranging discussion. This year, were taking it a step further and bringing back our famous Street Talk Wrap Up, where you'll be able to review the major lessons from other groups and continue the discussion with all your peers. These sessions, coupled with lots of social networking opportunities during receptions and over breakfast and lunch, will make sure you connect with other attendees.

The Summits in Charlotte, N.C., this year. Charlottes a great city, the gateway to the new South. Besides the financial services industry, there are sports teams, museums (ranging from the NASCAR Museum to the nationally renowned Mint Museum), educational institutions and restaurants representing all sorts of cuisines. Its a vibrant place with lots of energy, just the place to stimulate the great thinking that goes on at the Summit. Access is easy, with service by most major airlines, including some discount carriers. We've arranged with the Marriott for a special rate of only $149 a night and well be the largest group in the hotel, so well have the full attention of the excellent staff.

If you've been to a Summit before, you know this years program will be one of the best. If you've never been, this is the year to see why the Summit is one of the most talked about industry events. Join a select group of your peers and the staff of HME News in Charlotte this September. You wont be disappointed. I look forward to seeing you there.