PALM SPRINGS, Fla., Dec. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmacy Development Services (PDS), the nationwide leader in independent pharmacy innovation, announces keynote speakers for its 12th annual business growth Super-Conference in 2016. The PDS Super-Conference will take place from February 25 – 27, 2016 at the Renaissance Hotel in Orlando, Florida. The Premier Sponsor for 2016 is Health Mart an affiliate of McKesson, the Presenting Sponsor is Parata, and the Pharmacy Software Sponsor is PioneerRx. Open to both PDS members and guests, 1,000+ attendees are expected and 100+ pharmacy exhibitors will be on-site showcasing products and hosting demonstrations.
"Health Mart ® is proud to be the Premier sponsor of the 2016 Independent Pharmacy PDS Conference in Orlando, Florida," said Steve Courtman, president, Health Mart. "We are dedicated to helping independent pharmacy owners learn new solutions that will help them continue to grow and thrive."
Once again, the PDS Super-Conference will be emceed and hosted by PDS visionary, Founder, President and CEO, Dan Benamoz, who has personally selected impactful keynote speakers, topics and exhibitors for the annual event. The 2016 theme is Together Toward Tomorrow, a look ahead at independent pharmacy, opening the doors to endless opportunities for pharmacy owners to reinvent their businesses. Conference attendees will hear from dozens of successful PDS case studies and walk away with easy-to-execute business solutions and best practices that have been tested and replicated by these successful pharmacy owners.
"Parata is proud to be a presenting sponsor of the 2016 Independent Pharmacy Business Growth Conference," said Mark Longley, executive vice president of sales, marketing, and business development, Parata. "We look forward to this conference each year; there's nothing like being in a room with hundreds of progressive, growth-oriented pharmacy owners who are driving the future of the industry — and the success of their businesses. Parata is committed to providing technology that solves some of their biggest challenges and empowers them to surpass their business goals."
PDS was founded in 1998 when entrepreneur, Pharmacy Owner, PDS Founder, President and CEO, Dan Benamoz, R.Ph, recognized the need for a new approach to his business and saw the benefit of professional coaching and networking with other like-minded independent pharmacy owners. In 2005, Benamoz held his very first PDS Conference on the premise that he could help other pharmacy owners become better leaders and help them learn how to run lucrative businesses using tried and true techniques that work in other types of businesses. Since then Benamoz and his team have helped hundreds of pharmacists thrive and grow their independent pharmacy businesses utilizing a unique proprietary, non-clinical approach.
"PDS is committed to empowering as many independent pharmacy owners as possible and to help them grow and sustain their businesses over the long term," said Dan Benamoz, R.Ph, President and CEO, Pharmacy Development Services. "We have planned a great curriculum for the 2016 Super-Conference and will feature influential speakers, innovative business solutions and the industry's finest exhibitors."
Conference Keynote Speakers
The exceptional line-up of confirmed speakers include:
Jim Kwik, founder of Kwik Learning is a widely recognized expert in speed-reading and an advisor to many of the world's leading CEOs and celebrities.
Jenn Lim, formerly of Zappos is CEO of Delivering Happiness, a company she co-founded with Tony Hsieh, focused on inspiring science-based happiness, passion and purpose at work and at home.
Mike Michalowicz, author, speaker, and entrepreneur, created the "Profit First Formula," a way for businesses to ensure profitability from their very first deposit forward.
Kevin O'Leary, a successful Billionaire, Entrepreneur, Author and TV Personality known as "Mr. Wonderful" on ABC's SHARK TANK!
Mike Robbins, a former athlete, entrepreneur, expert in teamwork and author of 4 books including, Nothing Changes Until You Do.
PDS provides conference guests with relevant speakers that will help independent pharmacy owners grow their businesses and help them succeed in all aspects of their lives.
To learn more or register for the conference, please visit www.pdsconference.com/register
Pharmacy Development Services supports non-profit Paws for Liberty (PFL), a charitable organization that helps disabled soldiers regain their independence and confidence through the assistance of highly trained service dogs at no charge to them. For the sixth consecutive year, fundraising items will be available for purchase at the PDS Conference with proceeds going to Paws for Liberty. For more information or to make a donation, please visit: www.paws4liberty.org
About Pharmacy Development Services (PDS)
Pharmacy Development Services (PDS) founded by President and CEO, Dan Benamoz, R.Ph, in 1998, is the leading membership-based provider of business education for independent pharmacy owners nationwide. Through personalized mentoring, coaching, training and easy-to-implement programming, PDS provides members with innovative and effective business growth solutions to achieve growth, sustainability and profitability. For more information about Pharmacy Development Services and its events visit: www.pharmacyowners.com or call us at: 1-800-987-7386.
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