Pharmacy Development Services (PDS) Announces 2015 Business Growth Conference & All Star Speaker Line-up - February 18 - 21, 2015, Orlando, FL


Pharmacy Development Services has announced an exceptional line-up of professional keynote speakers for its 11th annual independent business growth conference in 2015. The PDS Conference will take place from February 18 " 21, 2015 at the Renaissance Hotel in Orlando, Florida.


Pharmacy Development Services (PDS), the nationwide leader in business coaching and training for independent pharmacy owners, has announced an exceptional line-up of professional keynote speakers for its 11th annual independent business growth conference in 2015. The PDS Conference will take place from February 18 — 21, 2015 at the Renaissance Hotel in Orlando, Florida. This year’s top three sponsors include; Health Mart, an affiliate of McKesson, Premier Sponsor, Parata, Presenting Sponsor and Live Oak Bank, Special Event Sponsor. Open to both PDS members and guests, 1000 attendees are expected and 100 pharmacy exhibitors will be onsite showcasing products and hosting demonstrations.

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 business using a unique proprietary non-clinical approach.

“I didn’t attend Wharton or Stanford, but I had the most expensive business education of all. I went to the business school of trial and error,” said Dan Benamoz, R.Ph, President and CEO, Pharmacy Development Services. “Now I want to touch and empower as many independent pharmacy owners as possible and help them grow their businesses through clarity and control and avoid costly mistakes.”

For the past 11 years, the PDS Conference has been emceed by Benamoz and has featured a hand-selected cast of speakers, pharmacy business related topics and motivation ranging from strategic leadership to finance and marketing. Easy-to-implement solutions and best practices are presented to educate owners so they can go home and execute what they have learned and turn their pharmacies into profitable and sustainable growth businesses.

“Health Mart ® is proud to sponsor the 11th annual PDS Conference in Orlando, Florida,” said Steve Courtman, president, Health Mart. “We are committed to helping independent pharmacy owners become strong leaders and develop innovative programs and solutions to help grow their business.”

“The last thing pharmacy owners need is yet another clinical conference,” said Benamoz. I created an event that is totally different and shakes up the industry status quo with a business formula to help Pharmacists become better leaders and business owners. I stand behind our product and I know first hand that it works which is why I have personally added a money back guarantee to every single ticket.”

The theme of the 2015 PDS Conference is “Together Toward Tomorrow” which will come to life with an allstar line-up of inspirational speakers, the industry’s most successful community pharmacy owners, leading business gurus from outside industries, award presentations and dozens of testimonials. PDS Conference participants will learn how to discover untapped growth opportunities and niches that will help them gain a competitive edge and become more profitable. They will leave the event with actionable ideas that can be immediately implemented and the knowledge that each ticket includes an unprecedented *money back guarantee.

Conference Keynote Speakers

The dynamic line-up of confirmed speakers and topics will include:

Bo Eason, former NFL player, Broadway playwright and performer — who will talk about Building Rapport Giovanni Livera, successful entrepreneur, corporate motivator and best-selling author – who will talk about how to Lead with Wonder Vince Poscente, CEO of the Goals Acceleration Institute, motivator, Olympian and New York Times bestselling author – who will talk about Rapidly Achieving Big Goals Mark C. Thompson, senior executive leadership coach, New York Times bestselling author, venture capitalist and Tony-nominated Broadway producer – who will talk about Boosting Employee Engagement and Becoming the Most Admired Pharmacy in Your Community Joel Weldon, idea consultant, seminar leader and award-winning communicator and speaker – who will talk about – Success Comes in Cans - Not Can Nots PDS provides conference guests with a robust curriculum that embraces industry and business innovations and trends and sheds light on how to break through barriers and succeed in a business climate of constant change. To learn more or register for the conference, please visit * If attendee does not feel he/she has gained an actionable idea(s) valued at $10,000+ PDS will reimburse his/her event ticket, airfare and hotel expenses up to $1,000.


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 fifth 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:

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 service provider of top-tier business education for independent pharmacy owners nationwide. Through personalized coaching, customized training and easy-to-implement programming, PDS provides its members with innovative and effective business solutions to help them achieve growth, sustainability and profitability. For more information about Pharmacy Development Services and its events visit: or call us at: 1-800-987-7386.

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