FAQs

  1. What are the dates of the 2018 FAH Public Policy Conference and Business Exposition?

    March 3 – 5, 2019

  2. Where is the 2018 FAH Public Policy Conference and Business Exposition being held?

    Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
    2660 Woodley Road, NW
    Washington, DC 20008
    202-328-2000

  3. How do I book hotel accommodations at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel?

    The hotel room block for the 2019 FAH Public Policy Conference and Business Expositition is now open.

    Please note the cut-off date for the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel is January 16, 2019. All rooms must be guaranteed by either a credit card or a one night’s advance deposit. Please note the hotel usually sells out early. We highly recommend that you book early!

    Group Room Rates: $316
    Concierge Level: $376

    *Please be advised that the FAH hotel block at the Marriott Wardman Park will accept reservations in early September. The only way to receive the FAH negotiated rate is by booking directly through the Marriott link and phone number provided by FAH when registration opens. The FAH does not work with any third parties and cannot be responsible for hotel reservations made outside of this process. 
  4. Which airport is most conveniently located to the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel?

    Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) is located approximately 6 miles from the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. Additional airport options are Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) located approximately 27 miles from the hotels, and Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) located approximately 35 miles from the hotels.

    Airport Ground Transportation:  Taxi service between Ronald Reagan National Airport and the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel is approximately $15.00-$25.00 each way depending on traffic. Travel between Ronald Reagan National Airport and the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel is also available via the Washington Metro subway system. The Woodley Park-Zoo Metro Station is located across Connecticut Avenue from the hotel.

  5. Who should attend?

    Attendees are senior executives from multi-hospital system management companies and hospitals, group purchasing organizations (GPOs), integrated delivery network organizations (IDNs), and health care suppliers.

  6. What is the Buyer Exposition?

    The Buyer Exposition offer an exceptional opportunity for quality networking between health care buyers and suppliers in an informal setting that lends itself to an exchange of ideas and opportunities among current and potential business partners. Suppliers visit buyers in the buyer service centers on the exhibit hall floor

  7. What are the GPO Breakout Sessions?

    The informational GPO Breakout Sessions presented by "national" GPOs provide additional learning opportunity for all suppliers. Topics may include GPOs value business model propositions and a Q&A session to address supplier questions in a more informal setting. Suppliers will have the opportunity to attend four sessions. Seating is limited! Attendance for the sessions is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  8. How do I schedule Buyer / Supplier Private Business Meetings?

    Buyer / Supplier Private Business Meeting times are provided on the conference schedule. Prior to the conference, each registered supplier will receive a list, including contact information, of the registered buyers, and each registered buyer will receive a list of the registered suppliers, including contact information. Buyers and suppliers are encouraged to use the contact information to schedule private business meetings. A private meeting room(s) is provided in each buyer service center.

  9. What is the cost to attend?

    Registration is now open.
    SUPPLIER COMPANY REGISTRATION FEE:

    FAH Associate Member: $4200 (Includes registrations for 4 company representatives.)
    Registration fee for each additional company representative: $750

    Non-Associate Member: $4200 (Includes registrations for 3 company representatives.)
    Registration fee for each additional company representative: $825

    For FAH Associate Membership information, please contact Sharnika Milline at 202-624-1533 or smilline@fah.org.

    ATTENDEE (NON-SUPPLIER) REGISTRATION FEE:
    (Includes representatives of hospitals and hospital management companies)

    FAH Member: $750

    Non-Member: $825

    BUYER GROUP (GPO, IDN, etc.) REGISTRATION FEE:

    Each buyer organization that staffs a service center ("booth") during the Buyer Expositions receives six (6) complimentary registrations per each individual organization. Registration fee for each additional representative per organization: $350 (Registration fee does NOT include hotel accommodations.)

    If you have any questions regarding the registration process, please contact Jennifer Bell at 202-624-1508 or jbell@fah.org.

    For Buyer Group registration questions, please contact Kerry Price at 202-624-1510 or kprice@fah.org.

  10. As a supplier company, what are the benefits and economical cost saving advantages to me and my company?

    This event affords numerous opportunities to meet directly with representatives from major GPOs and IDNs representatives all in one location -- a "one-stop shopping" for your business requirements. In these difficult economic times many companies are utilizing the FAH Business Exposition as their first quarter, and in some cases their second quarter, travel budget. As an added value, the buyer group is the exhibitor, consequently, there are no booth or product shipping costs on the part of supplier companies.

  11. How do I register?

    Registration is now open. Please click here to register. For additional questions and information, please contact Jennifer Bell at 202-624-1508 or jbell@fah.org.

  12. What is the attire for the event?

    Business / Business Casual

  13. As a first-time attendee, what do I do?

    Prior to the Conference: If you are a first-time attendee, please be sure to register to attend the Conference Orientation to ensure you receive the appropriate information prior to the conference.

    On-Site: It is strongly recommended that, as a first time attendee, you attend the Conference Orientation Session. You will have the opportunity to become familiar with the conference program and format, as well as hear buyer and supplier representatives share their insights on how to maximize your time during the FAH Public Policy Conference and Business Exposition. Session attendees will also have the opportunity to tour the exhibit hall floor. The Conference Orientation Session will set the stage so you'll make the most of the next few days of quality education and networking opportunities offered

  14. How do I know the color of my badge?

    White Badges – Hospital/Hospital Management Companies
    Blue Badges – Buyer Groups
    Yellow Badges – Registered Supplier Companies (A-I)
    Green Badges – Registered Supplier Companies (J-Z)

  15. Who do I contact for FAH Membership information?

    Contact Sharnika Milline at 202-624-1508 or smilline@fah.org

  16. What is the conference cancellation/refund policy?

    Corporate Registrations: Supplier company registration cancellations received by 1/18/19 will receive a full refund less a $300 administrative fee. NO refunds issued after 1/18/19. All requests for cancellations/refunds must be made in writing and provided to Jennifer Bell at jbell@fah.org.

    Attendee Registrations: 100% refund if the individual request is received by 1/18/19; 50% refund if the individual request is received by 2/15/19; NO refunds of individual registration fees after 2/15/19. All requests for cancellations/refunds must be made in writing and provided to Jennifer Bell at jbell@fah.org.

    All refunds will be issued in the original manner in which payment was received by FAH. PLEASE NOTE: No exceptions will be made to the above cancellation/refund policy.

  17. What is the conference substitution policy?

    Substitutions accepted. Please contact Jennifer Bell at jbell@fah.org or Sharnika Milline at smilline@fah.org.

  18. Can I register on-site?

    Yes, on-site registration is available.

  19. How do I obtain information on conference Sponsorship Opprotunities?

    Please Contact Kerry Price at 202-624-1510 or kprice@fah.org if you would like to discuss sponsorship opportunties.
  20. If I need additional information on the FAH Conference and Exposition, or information on FAH, in general, who do I contact?

    Contact Kerry Price at 202-624-1510 or kprice@fah.org.