Schedule

Plan ahead and gain greater value from your preparation.

Print Schedule

8:00AM - 6:00PM

General

Exhibit Hall Installation

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Exhibit Hall ABC

8:00AM - 6:00PM

General

Registration & Information Desk

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, North Lobby

5:00PM - 6:30PM

By Invitation

Maximize Your NACDS Relationship & Outcomes

First-time Attendees

NACDS introduces first-time attendees with their peers and presents best practices and recommendations for post-conference follow-up to maximize the value of TSE.

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 151

6:30AM - 8:00PM

General

Hotel Shuttle Service

Available only from the Hyatt Regency Boston, InterContinental Boston, Omni Parker House, Renaissance Boston Waterfront (Limited Service), Seaport Boston (Limited Service).

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, North East Lobby, Level 1

7:00AM - 8:00AM

General

Meet The Market Networking Continental Breakfast

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, East Registration Lobby

7:00AM - 5:30PM

General

Meet The Market Information Desk

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, East Registration Lobby

7:00AM - 6:00PM

General

Registration & Information Desk

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, North Lobby

8:00AM - 9:00AM

Special Session

Meet The Market Kick-Off Session: Rebooting Retail: Redefining the In-Store Experience with Digital

All Attendees

Far from the notion of a digital/physical divide in retail, today’s successful retailers are merging the two commerce platforms to re-define the role of the both.

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 157

Leon Nicholas, Vice President, Retail Insights & Solutions, WestRock

8:00AM - 6:00PM

General

Exhibit Hall Installation

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Exhibit Hall ABC

9:00AM - 4:30PM

By Invitation

NASPA Summer Meeting

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 254

9:30AM - 5:30PM

General

Meet The Market

Exhibitors introduce their latest innovative products, technology and services to Retailers through a series of 10-minute appointments.

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Exhibit Hall C

12:00PM - 3:45PM

General

Meet the Industry

Learn about the business development and sales opportunities across the total store from leading executives.

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Rooms 156 & 157

2:00PM - 4:00PM

Special Session

Supply Chain Summit

Engage in a collaborative dialogue that addresses the supply chain issues that our industry is facing.

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 151

3:00PM - 4:30PM

By Invitation

NACDS Institute

Chain Members Only

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 253C

5:00PM - 6:00PM

By Invitation

NACDS Political Involvement Reception

NACDS-PAC Donors

Westin Boston Waterfront, Commonwealth Ballroom

6:00PM - 7:30PM

General

Welcome Event

This is the perfect opportunity to network and catch up with business associates.

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Ballroom, Level 3

7:30PM - 10:00PM

By Invitation

NACDS Leadership Reception & Dinner

Westin Boston Waterfront, Grand Ballroom

6:30AM - 8:00PM

General

Hotel Shuttle Service

Available only from the Hyatt Regency Boston, InterContinental Boston, Omni Parker House, Renaissance Boston Waterfront (Limited Service), Seaport Boston (Limited Service).

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, North East Lobby, Level 1

7:00AM - 9:30AM

General

Exhibitor Final Prep

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Exhibit Hall ABC

7:00AM - 6:00PM

General

Registration & Information Desk

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, North Lobby

7:30AM - 8:00AM

General

Networking Continental Breakfast

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Ballroom Foyer, Level 3

8:00AM - 9:30AM

General

Business Program

Hear from NACDS leadership and an informative and probing discussion of domestic and world events.

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Ballroom, Level 3

Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE, President & CEO, National Association of Chain Drug Stores

Christopher Lane, Executive Vice President, Wakefern Food Corp./ShopRite, and NACDS Chairman of the Board

10:00AM - 12:00PM

By Invitation

NACDS Board Of Directors Meeting

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 253 AB

10:00AM - 6:00PM

General

Exhibit Hall Cyber Stations

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Exhibit Hall ABC

10:00AM - 6:00PM

General

Exhibit Hall Open

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Exhibit Hall ABC

11:30AM - 2:30PM

General

Lunch

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Exhibit Hall C

Supported By PDX-NHIN-Rx.com

6:00PM - 7:30PM

General

Total Store Expo Reception

This is the perfect opportunity to network and catch up with business associates.

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Ballroom, Level 3

6:30AM - 11:00PM

General

Hotel Shuttle Service

Available only from the Hyatt Regency Boston, InterContinental Boston, Omni Parker House, Renaissance Boston Waterfront (Limited Service), Seaport Boston (Limited Service).

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, North East Lobby, Level 1

7:00AM - 6:00PM

General

Registration & Information Desk

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, North Lobby

7:30AM - 8:00AM

General

Networking Continental Breakfast

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Rooms 151-156 & 252-257 Foyers

8:00AM - 9:00AM

Insight Session Pharmacy

Advancing Pharmacy Care through Technology: Innovative Partnerships in Community Pharmacy Programs

Emerging technologies, such as telehealth and telepharmacy, continue to spark conversations about how these new systems can support improved care delivery for patients. Join us to learn more about developments in new, technology-enabled community pharmacy programs.

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 252

8:00AM - 9:00AM

Insight Session Front End

Capturing the Multicultural Consumer Market Drives Growth

Today, multicultural consumers account for 43% of the buying power in top 10 markets and they are expected to drive 92% of the total U.S. population growth in the next 5 years. What does this mean for consumer brands?

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Rooms 151

Mariko Carpenter, Vice President, Strategic Community Alliance, Nielsen

8:00AM - 9:00AM

Insight Session Pharmacy

Community Pharmacy’s Role in Optimizing Medication Use and Quality for Patients with Chronic Disease

Community pharmacy is uniquely positioned and well-equipped to improve medication use and quality in healthcare, but the full potential and opportunity in this space has been largely unrealized. Join us to learn more about an exemplary model in community pharmacy that has advanced chronic care for patients by optimizing medication use to reduce downstream healthcare costs. Topics covered will include chronic care management, quality metrics, and more.

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 254

Matt Hosford, RPh., Vice President & Chief Pharmacy Officer, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Crystal Lennartz, PharmD, MBA, Vice President, Pharmacy Performance, McKesson Corporation

8:00AM - 9:00AM

Insight Session Pharmacy

Opportunities for Chain Pharmacy in Preventive Care

From chronic care to nutrition counseling, preventive care is becoming an increasingly urgent topic in the drive for national wellness. Join us to learn more about how community pharmacy can continue to improve access and advance preventative care for patients. Topics covered will include preventive screenings, immunizations, Healthy People 2030 goals, and more.

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 257

Jim Kirby, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, Sr. Director, Pharmacy Services, The Kroger Co.

8:00AM - 9:00AM

Insight Session Pharmacy

Pharmaceutical Trends, Issues and Forecasts

This session will highlight pharmaceutical trends, issues, and forecasts in demographic sales and markets for 2019 and beyond. Community pharmacy practice is impacted by the growth and decline of segments in the pharmaceutical industry. This session will provide an analysis of the most up-to-date data that inform industry forecasts.

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Room 253

Scott Biggs, Director, Supplier Services, IQVIA

Doug Long, Vice President, Industry Relations, IQVIA

8:00AM - 9:00AM

Insight Session Front End

Retail Re-Emerging: Driving Differentiation and Relevance

Retail has re-emerged from its period of retrenchment as more differentiated, digitized, and convenient than at any time in its history.

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Rooms 156A

Leon Nicholas, Vice President, Retail Insights & Solutions, WestRock

9:30AM - 6:00PM

General

Exhibit Hall Cyber Stations

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Exhibit Hall ABC

9:30AM - 6:00PM

General

Exhibit Hall Open

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Exhibit Hall ABC

11:30AM - 2:30PM

General

Lunch

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Exhibit Hall C

Supported By PDX-NHIN-Rx.com

6:00PM - 10:00PM

General

Exhibit Hall Dismantle

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Exhibit Hall ABC

7:30PM - 10:30PM

General

Boston Extravaganza

Connect with new and existing business partners while enjoying a variety of Boston inspired cuisine.

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Ballroom Level 3

8:00AM - 6:00PM

General

Exhibit Hall Dismantle

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Exhibit Hall ABC

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