NAVC Media E-Commerce Summit

Tuesday, September 18 2018, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM [CST]

200 West 12th Street, Kansas City, MO, 64105, United States




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Tuesday, September 18 2018, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM [CST]

About the Event

Want to learn more about changing consumer dynamics, emerging models, MAP strategies, blending channels and best practices for maximizing your e-commerce strategy?

Our one-day NAVC Media E-Commerce Summit, happening Tuesday, September 18 at the Marriott Kansas City Downtown Hotel in Kansas City, MO, will feature educational seminars from a dynamic lineup of experts representing diverse industries. We want to help attendees better understand the parameters for success in a rapidly changing e-commerce market.

Speakers will include leaders from Amazon, AskMyPetDoc, Chuck Latham Associates, Cleveland Research, Packaged Facts, Vetsource, the Veterinary Innovation Council and Vorys Legal Counsel.

The event is designed for senior executives and legal counsel from animal health manufacturers, distributors and veterinary hospital consolidators.

The agenda will be available in early August, but for more information now, please email NAVC Group Publisher Chris Kelly at


Click HERE to book your hotel room now at the discounted rate of $165.00 per night.


Registration includes all sessions, breakfast, lunch and refreshments on Tuesday, September 18, 2018.


Cancellation policy

For all questions related to your cancellation and billing, please contact Meghan Golden at or +1.352.244.3731.

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About the Organizer

Focusing on the Business of Animal Health, Today’s Veterinary Business is the first addition to the NAVC Media family of publications to focus on the business side of the animal health practice. With a dedication to leadership, innovation and success, Today’s Veterinary Business provides content that will inspire veterinary practice teams to elevate overall practice performance.


Event Speakers

Kurt Green
President & CEO - Vetsource

Kurt serves as President and CEO of Vetsource. Kurt joined the company in 2007 when Sequoyah Technologies, a company he founded in 1999, merged with Vetsource pre-revenue. Prior to founding Sequoyah Technologies, Kurt served as CEO of Cimcase International, as well as holding several management positions with Fortune 100 firms within the information technology industry.

Daren Garcia
Partner at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Daren is the managing partner of the Vorys Pittsburgh office. His practice is focused on the areas of complex litigation, product diversion and online seller enforcement. Extensive lead trial counsel experience in commercial, employment, intellectual property and injury matters, including class and collective actions. His online seller enforcement practice involves the global implementation of cutting-edge enforcement systems and strategies designed to protect brand value in the digital world.

David Sprinkle
Research Director at Packaged Facts &

Sprinkle is the research director for Packaged Facts, which publishes syndicated research on U.S. consumer markets, including industry-leading reports on the pet industry. He manages Packaged Facts’ consumer survey and webinar programs, contributes a monthly consumer insights column to Petfood Industry and provides articles or interviews to pet industry media.

Chuck Lantham
CEO & Owner - Chuck Lantham & Associates

In 1984 Chuck founded CLA to continue his veterinary and pet passion , and currently holds the position of CEO & Owner. CLA has 1000 plus employees focused on selling and marketing pet products across the US. In 2014 CLA started H&C Animal Health to work with veterinary pharmaceutical companies in an effort to bring their product to the OTC market. Recently CLA also founded Cactus Compliance to help companies manage their MAP compliance .

Andrew Dusing
Equity Markets Research Associate at Cleveland Research Company

Cleveland Research is an independent research firm founded in 2006 consisting of 15 research teams, 85 employees across 50 key channels. CRC has a reputation for exceptional marketplace intelligence across healthcare, retail, foodservice, industrial, and technology sectors. Andrew and his team focus on healthcare trends specializing in animal health, dental, pharma, and orthopedics.

Cal Lai
Chairman & CEO of Vet24seven

Cal Lai is a serial entrepreneur with experience in building and operating marketing, advertising and e-commerce businesses. He is a recognized expert in technology and internet marketing, and is founder and CEO of three marketing focused technology companies with total market capitalization of approximately $200M at their peaks. Cal has an uncanny ability to spot shifts in technology and communication, creating companies that take advantage of market changes.

Mike Bassani
Consumables Lead - Amazon Pets

Mike’s been with Amazon for +4 years. He currently the leads the Pet Consumable business for; this includes the buying teams responsible for Health Care and Food as well as various special projects. Prior to leading Consumables, he’s led the Pet Supplies team, and the Operations of the Pet Consumables business at Amazon. Mike has a 7-year old, Staffy-mix he adopted from a shelter in Bellingham, (named Chauncey) and holds an MBA from Penn State University.

Zak Watts
Director - Amazon Pets

Zak has been with for +6 years and currently leads the Pets category for the US. He joined Amazon in the UK, originally leading Entertainment Media categories and subsequently worked on international expansion initiatives with Amazon in India and China. Before Amazon, Zak ran the grocery buying teams at UK online supermarket Zak has two noisy but affable cats named Maurice and D’Artagnan, and also holds a PhD in Roman History from the University of Cambridge.

Aaron Massecar
Executive Director, Veterinary Innovation Council Senior Vice President of Learning, North American Veterinary Community Program Manager, Veterinary Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Adjunct Associa

Dr. Aaron Massecar is the Executive Director for the Veterinary Innovation Council, the Senior Vice President of Learning at NAVC, a co-founder of Drip.Vet, and a faculty member of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M. He is a published author (Ethical Habits), speaker, coach, and consultant.