All-star lineup gathers for annual summit

The 15th annual Industry Issues Summit, presented by The Drug Store News Group on Dec. 3, proved to be a powerful, all-star lineup as some of the top minds in pharmacy retailing gathered for a candid discussion of the top issues and trends impacting the industry. On top of that, brand-building genius and TV celebrity Daymond John of ABC’s “Shark Tank” delivered an exclusive lunchtime keynote.

The all-day event was held at Manhattan’s historic New York Athletic Club.

“The Industry Issues Summit is an important event because it brings together industry leadership to talk about significant trends, opportunities and challenges in the drug retail industry … in a productive, open environment,” said Wayne Bennett, publisher of The Drug Store News Group.

The annual Industry Issues Summit is comprised of three separate panel discussions: Industry Issues Summit; the Diabetes Leadership Forum; and the Health, Wellness and Technology Roundtable.

Complete reports of each roundtable discussion will appear in the following issues of DSN: Industry Issues Summit (February 2014); Diabetes Leadership Forum (March 2014); and Health, Wellness and Technology Roundtable (April 2014).

Sponsors of the event included Catalina, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, Pacific World, Core Science Media, Pharmavite, GlaxoSmithKline, Similasan, WorkPlaceMedia, Hyland’s, Novartis, mscripts, SoloHealth, Pill Jogger, higi, Emdeon, Takeda, Novo Nordisk, BD, UltiMed, AccentHealth and Sundial Brands.