Orlando to Host the Annual American Pharmacy Purchasing Alliance (APPA) PharmaCon Expo

Conference examines lack of PBM transparency, Collaborative Practice business models and the critical issues that Independent pharmacies face.

ORLANDO, Fla.--()--More than 500 pharmaceutical industry professionals are expected to attend this year’s American Pharmacy Purchasing Alliance (APPA) PharmaCon Expo in Orlando, Florida on June 8 - 9, 2018.

PharmaCon Expo is the leading national convention designed to help independent pharmacy owners, pharmacy buyers, and pharmacists on how to enhance their company profile and increase visibility among the leaders in the pharmaceutical industry.

PioneerRx will host the event which will be held at the Rosen Centre Hotel.

“This is the 2nd annual PharmaCon Expo, and we are excited about the program and venue,” says Brandon Welch, APPA President.

“Our attendees will enjoy sessions that examine critical issues in the pharmaceutical industry such as lack of PBM transparency, shrinking reimbursements, DIR fee mitigation, buying and selling a pharmacy, plus we offer a variety of opportunities to relax and network.”


  • 70+ exhibitors from pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers, dietary supplement vendors, software providers, wholesalers, and service suppliers
  • Networking opportunities and product showcase opportunity
  • Over 20 hours of lectures, skill-building workshops, and continuing education
  • Education day, trade show, hospitality & mafia-themed party with several giveaways
  • Opportunity to expose company brand to the press
  • Generate leads for strategic alliances and potential customers


APPA will provide each pharmacy with two complimentary tickets and a copy of The PBM Mafia book.


APPA will host a golf tournament on Thursday, June 7th at the Shingle Creek Golf Club. The tournament will provide a fantastic networking platform for the pharmaceutical professionals. Registration begins at 12:00 pm with tee-off at 1:00 pm.

On June 8th, winners of the 2018 APPA Pharmaceutical Industry Awards will be honored at our Industry Awards ceremony.

Keynote speakers at the event include: Michael Castagna, PharmD.,MBA, CEO Mannkind Corp, Gordon Vanscoy, PharmD., MBA, CEO of PANTHERx Specialty Pharmacy, Larry Twersky from TimerCap & 1-800 Dentist founder, and Suzette DiMascio, CHE, CMCE, CPC, CEO of the CSI Specialty Group.

For more information about PharmaCon go to: https://joinappa.com/event-2764216

For more information about the golf tournament: https://joinappa.com/Golf-Tournament

If you are looking for effective and efficient pharmaceutical purchasing strategies that will conform to health care reforms and new hospital and health systems, then join APPA at: https://joinappa.com/Join-us

About American Pharmacy Purchasing Alliance

The American Pharmacy Purchasing Alliance is a leading pharmacy purchasing association dedicated to serving the needs of its members through education, networking, and the delivery of a unified voice for all participants in the pharmacy purchasing industry. Through ongoing collaboration, the alliance creates an environment that encourages the exchange of ideas and information, increases productivity through new technology, and furthers legislation designed to benefit the pharmaceutical industry. For more information, visit: https://joinappa.com/


American Pharmacy Purchasing Alliance
Brian Costa, 877-570-2665
Executive Assistant


American Pharmacy Purchasing Alliance
Brian Costa, 877-570-2665
Executive Assistant