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Pharma Forum 2019 | CBI

Engage. Exchange. Connect.



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.


Ben Moorsom
CEO & Founder of Neuroscaping
Debut Group


Jim Robinson
President and COO


Lauren Pasqualone
LP2 Boutique Agency

All New Content:

  • Third-Party Planner Collaborative Strategy Session
  • Where Do We Stand with GDPR? Addressing the Myths, Misinterpretations and Minutiae
  • Generate, Implement and Sustain a Strategic Meetings Management Program (SMMP)
    Across Global Teams
  • Cultivate Impactful Procurement Business Partnering Practices
  • Technology Lab — Embrace Social Networking for Higher Connectivity at Live Events
  • Leadership Working Group —
    Striking the Balance between Creativity, Customer Engagement and Positive Employee Culture
  • Global Compliance Solutions Summit — Bring Your Own Challenge Workshop (BYOC)
  • Technology Talks Phase I —
    Explore Technology Advances, Overcome Operational Roadblocks and Assess Global Rollouts

Meeting Planning Essentials:

  • Lights, Camera and Live Action! Strategize the Execution of Virtual Meetings
  • Perfecting Investigator Meeting Efficiency and Engagement
  • Contracting to Perfection —
    Gain the Skills, Knowledge and Confidence for Successful Contracting
  • How to Build a Compliant, Effective and Engaging Congress Exhibit Space
  • Unlock the Secrets to Creativity and Client Success for Internal Meetings
  • Embracing Sustainability in Life Sciences Meetings
  • Hidden Facts — Learn What Your Life Science Clients Really Want You to Know

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.

Pharma Forum is proud to offer the HMCC Course 1:00-5:00PM Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Register today, and take $200 off if you also register for Pharma Forum 2019!

Future Pharma Forum Events

Pharmaceutical Meeting Management Forum Europe
29-30 October 2019  |  Berlin, Germany

16th Annual Pharma Forum
March 8-11, 2020  |  Marriott Marquis  |  New York, NY