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Feb 2018
Feb 2018


Westin Peachtree Plaza 210 Peachtree St. NW Atlanta , Georgia 30303
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2018 ACE Summit & Reverse Expo - Architecture, Capital Equipment And Engineering






$1,995 - $2,495


Event Overview:

The ACE (Architecture, Capital Equipment and Engineering) Summit is uniquely positioned to focus on healthcare construction and capital equipment projects and brings together Senior Healthcare Executives with suppliers of architecture, construction, capital equipment, engineering and facilities products or services.

The ACE Summit and Reverse Expo is produced by Healthcare Business Media, Inc. whose mission it is to work for the continuous improvement of healthcare delivery with unique content driven events and fundamental research. Healthcare Business Media, Inc., also produces the IDN Summit and Reverse Expo.

The ACE Summit and Reverse Expo provides leading healthcare system, hospital, and GPO administrators a unique opportunity to interact with suppliers of architecture, construction, capital equipment and facilities products and services in a neutral and open environment.  The ACE Summit education program focuses on unique strategic healthcare facility and capital equipment issues and is developed by the ACE Advisory Board. The 2018 ACE Summit will be held February 19-21 at The Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, GA.

What is the Reverse Expo

Unlike a traditional expo, the ACE Reverse Expo features senior healthcare and GPO executives staffing booths as they host healthcare facility and capital equipment suppliers, architectural firm representatives, equipment planners, engineers, construction company executives and related consultants and executives from the facility and capital equipment sectors, providing a unique opportunity to effectively and efficiently use their time and resources.  The ACE Summit Reverse Expo provides substantial cost-cutting opportunities for attending suppliers, engineers, architects and construction company executives by saving time and travel expenses otherwise associated with building partnerships through travel to individual healthcare systems, hospitals and GPOs. 

Hospital and health system executives save valuable time otherwise taken up by the process of sourcing new vendors, business partners and consultants. The ACE Summit Reverse Expo offers an open environment to meet with several potential business partners in one neutral venue.

Attendee Information:

Why Attend?

The healthcare providers attending the 2018 ACE Summit represent 61 healthcare buying groups and owners from 28 states.  These healthcare buying groups and owners are responsible for 1,203 hospitals, 3,591 non-acute care facilities, and 199,294 beds.  

Take advantage of the Reverse Expo at ACE 2018 to meet with providers from across the nation. 

Each ACE Summit Supplier Pass Includes:

Sunday Evening Welcome Reception

Monday Breakout Sessions 

Monday 7-Session Supply Track

Monday Business Exchange

Tuesday Networking Breakfast

Tuesday Keynote Sessions

Tuesday Networking Lunch

Tuesday's Reverse Expo

Tuesday Event Reception

Wednesday Networking Breakfast

Wednesday Facilities Planning Summits

Company listing in the ACE Source Guide

Exclusive Facility Data Report

Discounted rates at host hotel

Discount on future ACE passes

In addition:

The ACE Summit provides a unique forum for senior hospital and health system executives to network with and engage their peers on issues that challenge today's healthcare systems. Timely education programs target topics and issues impacting decision making in the areas of healthcare architecture, construction, capital equipment, engineering and facilities.

Unlike a traditional expo, the ACE Summit & Reverse Expo features senior hospital, health system and GPO executives in booths hosting healthcare suppliers, vendors, capital equipment planners, architects, engineers and other parties in an effective and efficient manner. Hospital and health system executives actively source new vendors from the companies attending the ACE Summit & Reverse Expo.

Gain a fresh perspective on how to better position your product or service to assist healthcare systems and hospitals in meeting the challenges they face.

Dynamic industry thought leaders discuss the future of healthcare and provide insight and analysis in a multi-track educational program and in general sessions. 

Sessions are approved for continuing education credits.

Meet with hospital, health system and GPO executives one-on-one as they host you in their booths at the Reverse Expo.

Network with leading healthcare architects, equipment planners and general contractors in the Evening Business Exchange.

The ACE Summit & Reverse Expo is the most efficient venue to generate qualified leads from:​​​

Health Systems


Facility Owners




Equipment Planners


About Healthcare Business Media:

Healthcare Business Media is a division of Bluegrass Business Media and producer of highly focused healthcare industry events that bring together the leading executives of health systems and their partners. We strive to form strategic partnerships with our customers and partners to serve the healthcare marketplace. The events are focused around a unique reverse expo format that allows the utmost interaction between providers and their partners. We work to be the leading content provider serving our channels by partnering with industry leaders, associations, media companies and major universities.


Feb 18   


4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Welcome Reception

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Feb 19   


7:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Hosted Buyer Breakfasts

8:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Sales Development Workshop -- Managing Relationships Through the Digital Channel

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Sales Development Workshop -- Leveraging the Power of Personality to Close Deals - Part 1

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Lunch N Learns

11:00 AM - 12:45 PM

Sales Development Workshop -- Leveraging the Power of Personality to Close Deals - Part 2

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Sales Development Workshop --

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Build Track: Supertrends: Forces Shaping New World Approach to Planning

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Design Track: Facility Design Regulations and Designing for Disaster

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Equip Track: The Changing Nature of Equipment Planning

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Fund Track: Evidence-based Capital Planning Processes

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Maintain Track: Improving the Patient Experience Through Facilities Maintenance Programs

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Supply Track: Panel: Issues Impacting Capital Equipment

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Build Track: Taking Design to Operation

2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Design Track: Designing with the Patient in Mind

2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Equip Track: Developing Equipment Acquisition Strategies and Planning Checklists

2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Fund Track: So Much Construction, So Much Patient Demand, So Little Money

2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Maintain Track: Future-proofing Your Capital Equipment Maintenance Programs

2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Supply Track: Panel: Issues Impacting Design & Construction

2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Build Track: Innovative Construction Contracting

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Design Track: Revitalizing Patient Care

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Equip Track: Successful Blueprints for Equipping New Facilities

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Fund Track: Funding New Healthcare Opportunities

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Maintain Track: Facility Sourcing Practices and Joint Commission Update

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Supply Track: Panel: Creative Strategies for Navigating the GPO Landscape

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Evening Business Exchange

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Feb 20   


7:00 AM - 5:30 PM


7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Leadership Keynote -- Brett Culp, Filmmaker and Cinematographer

8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

ACE Thought Leadership Panel

9:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Inspirational Keynote -- Hassan A. Tetteh, MD

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Reverse Expo (Provider and Sponsor-Only Access)

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Reverse Expo - All Access

2:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Summit Reception

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Feb 21   


7:00 AM - 10:00 AM


7:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Facilities Planning Summits

8:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Keynote Speakers

Brett Culp

Filmmaker and Cinematographer

Leadership Keynote

The central theme of the ACE Summit is to bring healthcare leaders out of silos and collaborate to improve healthcare delivery. It’s tough. Brett Culp has reframed leadership as an art form that brings to the forefront collaborative leadership leading to greater impact. Brett will share his journey to becoming a leading filmmaker and cinematographer by bringing diverse groups together.

Brett Culp is an acclaimed filmmaker whose work has inspired audiences around the world. He is the personal cinematographer for Hollywood stars, music icons, beloved authors, hall of fame athletes and royal families. His films are featured on Netflix, iTunes, Hulu, and other top digital platforms.

With his uplifting documentary film Legends of the Knight, Culp pioneered a groundbreaking approach to community building and relationship-driven engagement. Instead of launching this feature film through normal distribution channels, he offered anyone in the world the opportunity to screen it in their local movie theater with proceeds benefiting the charity of their choice. This unique plan gave individuals the freedom to use the movie as an open-source tool for bringing people together to make a positive impact.

Without a single dollar spent on marketing or advertising and no paid staff, the feature film successfully screened in theaters in over 110 cities across the globe raising $100,000 for charity. Each showing was hosted by local volunteers who took the initiative to organize and promote the event. Culp inspired thousands of people, many of whom had never planned a community event, to become leaders engaged in a passionate mission.

For Culp, this experience reframed leadership as an art form that invites people to connect with a noble vision and make a difference together. Rather than thinking as a traditional filmmaker, his projects are collaborative efforts, pulling diverse groups of people into dialogue and ultimately leading to stronger communities and greater impact. Culp has developed an expertise for creating 'mini-movements' that inspire the heroic spirit in everyone.

His work as a filmmaker has built more than a fan base of followers. He empowers people to find their own path to leadership.  Culp's uplifting keynote at the ACE Summit will deliver practical methods for aligning teams behind a meaningful mission and creating growth through trust and genuine connectivity. His high energy program is filled with touching moments, extraordinary filmmaking stories, humor and insights about developing rewarding relationships through generosity and authenticity.

Culp's work is on Netflix, iTunes, Hulu, and other top digital platforms. He has been featured in USA Today, Entertainment Tonight, WIRED, The LA Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Lifetime, WEtv, and many more. The newest edition of the college textbook Documentary Storytelling devotes an entire chapter to Brett’s production style.

He is the co-founder of The Rising Heroes Project, a 501c3 that supports charitable organizations and empowers community leaders.  The ACE Summit audiences will leave his speech with a renewed sense of hope for the future and belief that their efforts can make an impact. 

Hassan A. Tetteh, M.D.

Surgeon, Author, Veteran

Inspirational Keynote

Dr. Hassan Tetteh is a Board Certified heart and lung transplant surgeon, life and death expert, and bestselling author.  He was recently named a "Hero of Medicine" by Savoy Magazine and listed as one of the "2017 Top Influential Black Doctors".  Dr. Tetteh inspires through story and teaches 'The Art of Human Care'.  Many of these stories are inspired by his challenging deployment to Helmand Province, Afghanistan, where he and the II Marine Expeditionary Forces medical team endured austere conditions to perform life-saving surgery in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

During his Keynote you’ll gain:

  • The antidote for burnout in healthcare
  • A new perspective on what it means to heal
  • A formula that delivers a new level of healing
  • An unveiling of a hidden, life-changing power
  • The ideal model for providing effective care
  • A passion to make healthcare great again

“To whom much is given, much is expected.” 

Luke 12:48

Dr. Hassan Tetteh was born in Brooklyn, New York, to the parents of West African immigrants. When his parents left Africa in search of a better life, their strength carried over into the courage Dr. Tetteh employs every day. He approaches his work and life as a gift, encourages patients to “never sacrifice the gift” and challenges himself every day to give back all that he has received.


Dr. Tetteh is a board-certified surgeon specializing in thoracic surgery, critical care, heart and lung transplantation, research and education. Dr. Tetteh is a member of the Washington Regional Transplant Consortium, and serves as a cardiothoracic staff surgeon at both Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and MedStar Washington Hospital Center. He also has academic appointments as an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, and Adjunct Professor of Surgery at Howard University in Washington, D.C.

After receiving his M.D. from the State University of New York (S.U.N.Y.) Downstate Medical School in 1998, Dr. Tetteh completed his general surgery residency at Downstate and Kings County Hospitals in Brooklyn, New York. Following his residency, he then served as the Director for Surgical Services aboard the USS Carl Vinson (CVN70). In 2007, Dr. Tetteh received the Alley Sheridan Award from the Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education (TSFRE), and that same year was selected as a fellow for the Society for Black Academic Surgeons Leadership Institute. In 2008, he received a National Institute of Health (NIH) / National Medical Association (NMA) travel grant for young clinical investigators and completed his thoracic surgery fellowship at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Tetteh went on to complete an advanced cardiac surgery fellowship at Harvard Medical School’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital.


Along with his extensive work in the medical field, Dr. Tetteh is a recognized authority on healthcare and public policy. Dr. Tetteh received his Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. In 2009, he moderated the seminar: “Achieving Total Health: Eliminating Disparities through Policy,” during the Harvard Kennedy School’s Black Policy Conference. He also has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Medical Services Management from the Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business. Dr. Tetteh was a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow from 2012-2013, assigned to the U.S. Congress, Congressional Budget Office (CBO.) He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). He has published numerous articles on issues of health care, health care reform, and health-policy management and administration.


A humanitarian at heart, Dr. Tetteh serves as a board member for three philanthropic and social impact organizations. These non-profit organizations include: Champions for Kids, dedicated to positively transforming the lives of millions of children; Mentoring in Medicine, inspiring the next generation of health and science professionals; and the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health, advancing equitable healthcare delivery systems and reducing health disparity. Through his involvement with the above organizations and others, Dr. Tetteh has delivered keynotes and led educational forums, assisted with fundraising, and mentored students. Hassan is committed to using his gifts to help others and impact the world for good. He believes wholeheartedly that, “To whom much is given, much is expected.”

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