FAQs

  1. What are the dates of the 2021 FAH Conference and Business Exposition?
    June 6 – 8, 2021
     
  2. Where is the 2021 FAH Conference and Business Exposition being held?
    Washington Hilton
    1919 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC 20009
    202-483-3000
     
  3. How do I book hotel accommodations at the Washington Hilton?*
    Information on the hotel room block for the 2021 FAH Conference and Business Exposition will be available soon. To receive an email alert when the room block opens, please contact Jennifer Bell at jbell@fah.org.

    *Please be advised that the FAH hotel block at the Washington Hilton will accept reservations in early 2021. The only way to receive the FAH negotiated rate is by booking directly through the Washington Hilton link and phone number provided by FAH when registration opens. The FAH does not work with any third parties and cannot be responsible for hotel reservations made outside of this process. 
     
  4. Which airport is most conveniently located to the Washington Hilton hotel?
    Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) is located approximately 6 miles from the Washington Hilton hotel. Additional airport options are Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) located approximately 27 miles from the hotels, and Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) located approximately 39 miles from the hotel.

    Airport Ground Transportation: 
    Taxi service between Ronald Reagan National Airport and the Washington Hilton hotel is approximately $20.00-$25.00 each way depending on traffic. Travel between Ronald Reagan National Airport and the Washington Hilton hotel is also available via the Washington Metro subway system. The Dupont Circle metro station is closest to the hotel.
     
  5. Who should attend?
    Attendees are senior executives from multi-hospital system management companies and hospitals, group purchasing organizations (GPOs), integrated delivery network organizations (IDNs), and health care suppliers.
     
  6. What is the Buyer Exposition?
    The Buyer Exposition offer an exceptional opportunity for quality networking between health care buyers and suppliers in an informal setting that lends itself to an exchange of ideas and opportunities among current and potential business partners. Suppliers visit buyers in the buyer service centers on the exhibit hall floor.
     
  7. What are the GPO Breakout Sessions?
    The informational GPO Breakout Sessions presented by "national" GPOs provide additional learning opportunity for all suppliers. Topics may include GPOs value business model propositions and a Q&A session to address supplier questions in a more informal setting. Suppliers will have the opportunity to attend three sessions. Seating is limited! Attendance for the sessions is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
     
  8. How do I schedule Buyer / Supplier Private Business Meetings
    Buyer / Supplier Private Business Meeting times are provided on the conference schedule. Prior to the conference, each registered supplier will receive a list, including contact information, of the registered buyers, and each registered buyer will receive a list of the registered suppliers, including contact information. Buyers and suppliers are encouraged to use the contact information to schedule private business meetings. A private meeting room(s) is provided in each buyer service center.
     
  9. What is the cost to attend?
    ***Discount rates offered through January 15, 2021 ***
    See Registration Information for further details.

    Registration will open on December 1, 2020.

    SUPPLIER COMPANY REGISTRATION FEE:

    FAH Associate Member: $4200 (Includes registrations for 4 company representatives.) Suppliers registered prior to January 15, 2021 will receive $180 off their corporate registration fee.

    Registration fee for each additional company representative: $750. Individuals registered prior to January 15, 2021 will receive $90 off their registration fee.

    Non-Associate Member: $4200 (Includes registrations for 3 company representatives.) Suppliers registered prior to January 15, 2021 will receive $120 off their corporate registration fee.

    Registration fee for each additional company representative: $825 Individual registered prior to January 15, 2021 will receive $45 off their registration fee.

    For FAH Associate Membership information, please contact Sharnika Milline at 202-624-1533 or smilline@fah.org.

    ATTENDEE (NON-SUPPLIER) REGISTRATION FEE:

    (Includes representatives of hospitals and hospital management companies)

    FAH Member: $750 - Individual registered prior to January 15, 2021 will receive $90 off their registration fee.

    Non-Member: $825 - Individual registered prior to January 15, 2021 will receive $45 off their registration fee.

    BUYER GROUP (GPO, IDN, etc.) REGISTRATION FEE:

    Each buyer organization that staffs a service center ("booth") during the Buyer Expositions receives eight (8) complimentary registrations per each individual organization. 

    Registration fee for each additional representative per organization: $350 (Registration fee does NOT include hotel accommodations.)

    If you have any questions regarding the registration process, please contact Jennifer Bell at 202-624-1508 or jbell@fah.org.

    For Buyer Group registration questions, please contact Kerry Price at 202-624-1510 or kprice@fah.org.
     
  10. As a supplier company, what are the benefits and economical cost saving advantages to me and my company?
    This event affords numerous opportunities to meet directly with representatives from major GPOs and IDNs representatives all in one location -- a "one-stop shopping" for your business requirements. In these difficult economic times many companies are utilizing the FAH Business Exposition as their first quarter, and in some cases their second quarter, travel budget. As an added value, the buyer group is the exhibitor, consequently, there are no booth or product shipping costs on the part of supplier companies.
     
  11. How do I register?
    Registration will open on December 15, 2020. For additional information on registration, click on the Registration Information tab on this website. For additional questions and information, please contact Jennifer Bell at 202-624-1508 or jbell@fah.org.
     
  12. What is the attire for the event?
    Business / Business Casual
     
  13. As a first-time attendee, what do I do?
    Prior to the Conference: If you are a first-time attendee, please be sure to register to attend the Conference Orientation to ensure you receive the appropriate information prior to the conference.

    On-Site: It is strongly recommended that, as a first time attendee, you attend the Conference Orientation Session. You will have the opportunity to become familiar with the conference program and format, as well as hear buyer and supplier representatives share their insights on how to maximize your time during the 2021 FAH Conference and Business Exposition. Session attendees will also have the opportunity to tour the exhibit hall floor. The Conference Orientation Session will set the stage so you'll make the most of the next few days of quality education and networking opportunities offered.
     
  14. How do I know the color of my badge?
    White Badges – Hospital/Hospital Management Companies
    Blue Badges – Buyer Groups
    Green Badges – Registered Supplier Companies (A-I)
    Yellow Badges – Registered Supplier Companies (J-Z)
     
  15. Who do I contact for FAH Membership information?
    Contact Sharnika Milline at 202-624-1533 or smilline@fah.org.
     
  16. What is the conference cancellation/refund policy?
    In light of COVID-19, the FAH is currently revising its cancellation policy.
    Details are coming soon.
     
  17. How is the FAH addressing COVID-19?
    The FAH has an entire section of our conference website dedicated to the health and safety of our attendees. This section will provide up to the moment information regarding COVID-19, including CDC guidelines along with national and local government guidelines.

    In the event the conference is cancelled due to COVID-19 all registration fees will be refunded.
     
  18. What is the conference substitution policy?
    Substitutions are accepted. Please contact Jennifer Bell at jbell@fah.org or Sharnika Milline at smilline@fah.org to request a substitution.
     
  19. How do I obtain information on conference Sponsorship Opportunities?
    Sponsorship information will be available in early 2021. Please contact Kerry Price at 202-624-1510 or kprice@fah.org if you would like to discuss sponsorship opportunities.
     
  20. If I need additional information on the FAH Conference and Business Exposition, or information on FAH, in general, who do I contact?
    Contact Kerry Price at 202-624-1510 or kprice@fah.org.