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Pharma Forum 2019 | CBI



Powered by 15 years of experience in meeting management training, Pharma Forum pushes the limits on the caliber of cutting-edge, educational programming. Featuring engaging and informative keynote speakers, brimming with industry experts in educational breakout sessions, showcasing the latest technologies and incorporating the most impactful networking experiences, Pharma Forum 2019 is destined to exceed your highest expectations.

What we want for you:

We want you to master the planning and execution of life sciences meetings, both U.S.-based and on a global scale, by learning about new meeting technologies, managing international compliance regulations, gaining insight to develop an effective Strategic Meetings Management (SMM) program and networking and building relationships with key partners.

What you can expect:

Three days filled with un-matched educational content, a bustling exhibit hall fostering new partnerships, and joining over 700 industry colleagues at the world’s largest meeting management conference for the life sciences industry.

Who you will meet:

Meeting planners from pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies. Account directors and meeting managers from third-party and event management agencies. Hoteliers, DMC’s, technology providers, and more.

Blazing Hot Topics in Life Sciences
Meeting Management:

  • Ensure safety, security and risk management onsite at your events
  • Collaborate with hotel partners to adapt to the changing commission structures
  • Manage and overcome challenges related to the EU GDPR and learn how to keep EU-based HCP’s engaged with your meetings
  • Navigate the era of globalization by adopting a culture of change
  • Evaluate the ROI of live vs. virtual meetings
  • Uncover the latest technology trends in attendee engagement
  • Achieve international compliance with country and state regulations regarding HCPs
  • Learn innovative session formats to stimulate more engaging and discussion-based meetings
  • Let's talk logistics – Master registration, badge printing, data capture and more during the registration process
  • Tailor an SMM program to suit your organization’s unique needs
  • ...and more to come!

Previous Attendee Acclaim:

Pharma Forum is THE event for anyone involved in planning events for the Pharma, Biotech and Healthcare industry - from the educational sessions, to the networking, to the appointments - brilliantly organized and very beneficial.

Global Venue-Finder, HelmsBriscoe

Time out of office is well spent. Pharma Forum offers the opportunity to network, share ideas and collaborate with peers and external stakeholders.
Definitely an educational experience and value add.

Manager, Conventions and Meeting Operations, GSK

Having time to interact with other planners who have the same challenges
that I do is invaluable. I need a brain trust to break me out of my rut,
and this conference delivered!

Event Manager, Galderma Laboratories

This year at the conference I was looking to expand my knowledge and improve my best practices for medical technology meetings that have HCPs in attendance. While here, I've learned about some changes, heard some wonderful success stories and gained a lot of resources but I've also learned that my company, specifically our internal meeting planning team is doing a wonderful job and right on track when it comes to being compliant! Thanks Pharma Forum for reassuring us and continuing to educate us on this ever-changing industry and topic.

Meeting Planner, Hill-Rom

Who Should Attend

You will benefit from attending this event if you are from a pharmaceutical, biotech or medical device company with responsibilities or involvement in the following areas:

  • Meeting Planning
  • Meeting Operations
  • Meeting Services
  • Congresses and Conventions
  • Exhibits, Events and Trade Shows
  • Account Management
  • Procurement, Purchasing, Sourcing
  • Marketing
  • Compliance
  • Global Conference Management
  • Travel Management
  • Professional Meetings

This conference also benefits hoteliers and other suppliers serving the medical meeting’s industry, as well as consultants, technology vendors and companies providing products and services in meeting logistics, execution and reporting.