Why Attend?

The ACE Summit and Reverse Expo

The ACE Summit is the industry’s leading healthcare capital investment conference, bringing together healthcare and GPO executives, PDC firm leaders, and suppliers in the areas of capital planning, design, architecture, construction, and facilities. With an open and collaborative agenda and a common goal of improving the delivery of care at healthcare facilities across the country, the ACE Summit provides a unique forum for senior healthcare executives to network and engage their peers on issues facing the healthcare industry.

NEW for 2021: After spending several years in cold Atlanta, the ACE Summit has moved to Orlando, FL. While we trust attendees will enjoy Florida’s weather in February, we moved to Florida to enhance the experience. Attendees will enjoy additional space to network and new outdoor functions.


The ACE Summit’s educational opportunities feature a wide array of topics and a mix of CE-accredited and peer-led sessions. Focusing on the most pressing issues facing healthcare capital investments across the areas of architecture, construction, capital equipment, facilities, and design, this interdisciplinary approach results in a diverse educational program that cannot be found elsewhere in the industry. 

Two Great Business Platforms

PDC Showcase

On Monday evening, planning, design and construction (PDC) firms star in the PDC Showcase. During this unique networking event, PDC firms staff booths while senior healthcare executives and decision makers, GPO attendees, and suppliers visit to learn more about services and past projects. The PDC Showcase offers unparalleled opportunities to connect with top PDC firms.

Reverse Expo

We’ve ditched the traditional expo floor and created a Reverse Expo experience that is unlike any other event, allowing healthcare executives and GPOs to build meaningful relationships with some of the largest and the most innovative suppliers in the industry. This unique Reverse Expo format gives all attending suppliers the opportunity to strategically connect with multiple, key decision-makers.

See how the PDC Showcase and Reverse Expo work at the ACE Summit below.

How the PDC Showcase Works 

1. PDC Professionals staff booths.
2. Healthcare Executives and Suppliers visit PDC booths. 
3. Relationships that matter are built.

How the ACE Summit Reverse Expo Works 

1. Hospital, Health System, and GPO decision-makers staff booths.
2. Suppliers visit Hospital and Health System booths.
3. Relationships that matter are built. 

For more information about the 2021 ACE Summit:

Suppliers and PDC firms, please email Trey Beuttel or phone him at 859.523.5701.

Hospital, Health System, and GPO attendees, please email Brent Petty or phone him at 859.554.3236.