NACDS Annual Meeting 2010 - Business, Mack Elevation Forum

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Andy Giancamilli and Larry Merlo at the official passing of the chairman's gavel

Andy Giancamilli and Larry Merlo at the official passing of the chairman's gavel

Andy Giancamilli and Larry Merlo at the official passing of the chairman's gavel

Famed author and business consultant Jim Collins was a special guest speaker during the last business session of NACDS Annual.

Retired Schering Plough Consumer Health chairman Stanley Barshaw accepted the Begley Award, the industry's lifetime achievement award for supplier executives.

Charlie Burnett of Costco accepts the Fantle Award, the industry's lifetime achievement award for retail executives.

Vic Curtis of Costco talks about how to do business with the world's leading club retailer at the Mack Elevation Forum meeting.

Vic Curtis of Costco at the Mack Elevation Forum

Dan Mack of Mack Elevation Forum/The Swanson Group at the Mack Elevation Forum

Mark Boufford of Microlife, Darrick Blinoff of Traditional Medicinals, Bruce Montgomery of Fleet Labs and Jim Doyle of Sunstar Americas at the Mack Elevation Forum

Incoming NACDS chairman Larry Merlo, his predecessor Andy Giancamilli and the organization's president and CEO Steve Anderson all reminded the roughly 2,000 retail and supplier executives, pharmacy educators, health industry experts and guests who made the trek to Palm Beach that the industry now operates in a time of unprecendented challenges to the healthcare system.