Client Connect

Client Connect Conference

Exploring themes around solving the health care affordability crisis


Robert Bunch


Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia

Dr. Melissa Clarke

Chief Health Equity Officer

Elevance Health

Brian Edwards

Senior Vice President, Health Services

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama

Ellen Kelsay

President & CEO

Business Group on Health

Jeff James


Wilmington Health

Robin Leopold

Executive Vice President, Head of Human Resources

JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Noam Levey

Senior Correspondent

KFF Health News

Michael Thompson

Past CEO

National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions

Jami Van Ess

Chair of Northern Arizona Public Employees Benefit Trust

Ron Williams

Former Aetna CEO

Chairman of apree health

Dr. Bill Wulf

Former CEO of Central Ohio Primary Care


Our annual Client Connect Conference is where forward-thinking leaders come together to disrupt the future of health and care. This year’s theme, “Solving the Affordability Crisis”, will focus on new ideas and innovations that can transform how we collectively deliver and pay for care.

We hope to see you at this invitation-only event to join the conversation and gain valuable insights from industry thought leaders and peers.

The Whitley Atlanta Buckhead Hotel

3434 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30326

The Whitley Atlanta Buckhead Hotel
High Level Agenda
Event Agenda

Monday, May 6th

  • 3:00 – 5:00pm: Optional Vera Care Center Tours
  • 5:00 – 7:30pm Welcome Reception & Dinner

Tuesday, May 7th

  • 8:00 – 8:15am: Opening Remarks
  • 8:15 – 9:15am: Workforce Health: Understanding the Post-Covid Landscape
  • 9:15 – 10:00am: Navigation & Advocacy: Putting the Person at the Center of Health and Care
  • 10:00 – 10:30am: Break
  • 10:30 – 11:15am: Advanced Primary Care: The Single Biggest Value Lever
  • 11:15 – 12:00pm: Health Equity: Accessible and Affordable for All
  • 12:00 – 1:00pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 – 2:00pm: Health Care is Local: Bringing Engagement + Primary Care to Life
  • 2:00 – 3:30pm: Breakout Sessions
  • 4:30 – 7:30pm: Atlanta Trolley Tour & Progressive Dinner

Wednesday, May 8th

  • 8:30 – 10:00am: Affordability and Cost Trends: Strategies for 2024 and Beyond
  • 10:00am: Closing Remarks
  • 10:30am – 12:00pm: Optional Vera Care Center Tours

Event highlights

Engage with the brightest

Engage with the brightest minds in healthcare


Connection/peer workgroups

Participate in curated group experiences

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We’re looking forward to seeing you in Atlanta!

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