Total 2016 Attendees:

Includes member, supplier, staff, speaker, media, and guest attendees.

2017 Prospectus and Attendee Profile

Premier’s Annual Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition brings together thousands of Premier suppliers, members and staff generating maximum exposure for exhibitors to ALL the right players. This year’s prime Washington, DC location is sure to create the ultimate opportunity for you to meet with buyers, purchasing influencers and end users from leading healthcare systems, top IDNs, highly regarded academic hospitals and others that can undoubtedly use your solutions and support.

When and Where?

27 – 30 June 2017, Washington, DC
Walter E. Washington Convention Center


Our faithful following of healthcare executives and hospital administrators continues to grow each year.

Total 2016 attendees: 4328 (includes member, supplier, staff, speaker, media and guest attendees)


Premier’s Breakthroughs Conference provides networking opportunities with C-suite executives, supply chain leaders, compliance officers, quality and performance improvement directors, physicians, clinicians, risk managers, and care management professionals along with service line leaders from nursing, cardiology, orthopedics, surgical, pharmacy, laboratory, radiology, foodservice and human resources, to name a few.


attendees are director-level or higher


Premier members from all types of organizations (large IDNs to small stand-alone hospitals) attend the Breakthroughs Conference.

12% Academic

2% Ambulatory

49% Community

23% IDNs

8% Non-Acute

6% Non-Healthcare


Over 600 Premier staff members attend each year, with every region fully represented by our field team’s presence. Beyond staff who are deployed into our member facilities, sourcing professionals, contract managers, contract support personnel and Premier’s executives engage with suppliers on the exhibit floor and throughout the conference.


Our booth sales have remained on a steady climb, peaking with 528 companies exhibiting last year. Contracted suppliers send 1-20 representatives with varying objectives from manning the booth and networking to attending supplier-only, concurrent, and plenary sessions. Sessions provide important insights from Premier leaders, share the successes of healthcare’s trailblazers and offer our suppliers the opportunity to hear from highly respected speakers about important trends impacting healthcare.

I have attended a myriad of Conferences, Trade Shows & Exhibits during my professional career, and I can say unequivocally & without reservation that this was the most informative, interesting, (blended in with some enjoyment) and extremely mutually beneficial! The customer service was off the charts and the entire logistical plan was accomplished flawlessly.

2016 Exhibiting Supplier

Premier’s Breakthroughs conference provides unparalleled opportunity to interact with the Premier team, their membership and professional peers. It is a must attend event!

Ron Turk
Manager, Group Purchasing Organizations
KARL STORZ Endoscopy America
The access and interaction with members and sponsor GPO’s is invaluable. Any supplier who is not participating in this event is missing a key opportunity to grow their market share in the Premier network!
2016 Supplier

When surveyed

of exhibitors assured us they would exhibition in 2017!

Why Exhibit?

With so many key purchasers in attendance and a tremendous focus on making connections, this annual pilgrimage provides an extremely cost-effective way to reach a lot of people over a few days with one trip. It is immense opportunities coupled with an audience immersed in thoughts of transformation that make it an ideal environment to demonstrate your product or unpack your service. –With over 6 hours dedicated to exhibit hours, the exhibit floor is the place to pursue deals, nurture relationships or simply get the conversation started.

The exhibition is only the beginning.

  • Suppliers are welcome to attend all educational sessions and networking events.
  • Suppliers shine at our opening day Innovation Celebration, where select suppliers demo their innovative products in a setting like none other.
  • Our Reverse Tradeshow is THE industry favorite, allowing THREE hours for you to make the rounds for one-on-one interaction with Premier’s field resources, a contracting-related staff and marquee members.
  • Other key events that connect you with members include the Sponsor of Affiliate showcase and our Thursday evening networking event.


To exhibit at Premier’s Breakthroughs Conference, a current Premier group purchasing contract must be in place. Only products on contract with Premier may be showcased.


Registration opens in November 2016. Start having the necessary internal conversations now and begin planning your conference strategy.

Booth Fees:

$4250.00 per 100 square feet, plus $525.00 will be added to the booth fee for a single full conference badge registration. Additional badges must be purchased separately for $525 each.

After June 23, $4500.00 per 100 square feet, plus $650.00 will be added to the booth fee for a single full conference badge registration. Additional badges must be purchased separately for $650 each.

Corporate Support Opportunities

Take advantage of our larger support opportunities or complement your booth with print and digital advertising. Visit our website for pricing information.

For exhibiting information, contact:
Frank Sheridan
Or by phone (770) 518-9963

Save the date – June 27-30, 2017

Connect with Premier’s membership at our Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition in June 2017!