HSCN2018: A Business Case for Attending


Building a business case to attend this year’s HSCN Conference? The following may help you communicate to your employer the key benefits of your attendance:

Why the HSCN National Conference?

HSCN’s annual National Healthcare Supply Chain Conference and Exhibition is the premier event for healthcare supply chain professionals in Canada. More than 350 healthcare providers and suppliers gather to hear about current issues and leading practice innovation while networking with colleagues.

  • Learning is facilitated via curated sessions, concurrent sessions highlighting case studies, organized networking events, and keynote speakers.
  • Leading supply chain experts speak on a vast array of healthcare supply chain-related topics.
  • Insights and practical solutions to challenges faced by healthcare supply chain professionals are shared.
  • Opportunity to interact with other healthcare supply chain professionals and learn best practices that are uniquely Canadian.


Building your professional network

Hundreds of professionals from the provider and vendor community in healthcare supply chain from across Canada attend the conference, along with expert speakers. It is a great opportunity to network and add valuable contacts. As well as Canada’s top healthcare supply chain and business leaders, the conference features many vendors with products or services your organization uses or is looking to evaluate for future us


Maintaining your professional designation

Attendance at the HSCN Conference may qualify you for CPD credits towards your professional designation. If your employer invested in your professional designation, remind them of the important commitment you’ve both made to ensuring that you remain among the leaders in your field.


Adding value to your organization

  • Attendance will help you to support your organization’s business objectives through an enhanced supply chain.
  • Consult with your team to determine which sessions to attend to ensure you address your organization’s most important challenges.
  • Look at your company's business goals and connect them directly to a topic being covered at the conference.
  • Share your learnings with your colleagues when you return. This will multiply the ROI on your conference attendance.


Finally, remember in your business case to:

  • Clearly outline any challenges you are currently facing in your role, and/or important strategies or issues being addressed by your organization.
  • State how you propose to address those issues that you have identified.
  • Specify how your attendance at the conference will support the solutions you have proposed.