13th Pharmaceutical Meeting Professionals Summit -

13th Pharmaceutical Meeting Professionals Summit
November 6 - 7, 2017
Philadelphia, PA

Engage, Collaborate and Innovate to Optimize Meeting Management and Keep Pace with Industry Change

13th Pharmaceutical Meeting Professionals Summit – 13th Pharmaceutical Meeting Professionals Summit



Now in our 13th year, ExL’s Pharmaceutical Meeting Professionals Summit is the established annual gathering for the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries’ meeting and event executives. This summit delivers a research-based educational program attracting a balanced audience of both planners and suppliers in an intimate, relaxed setting, ideal for engaging and networking. Offering a selection of educational sessions, results-driven case studies, interactive panels and intimate roundtables, the event provides a comprehensive and quality education on industry trends and critical topics necessary to optimize meeting management in the life science industries. Join us this November in Philadelphia at this unique and engaging summit and leave with the knowledge and contacts necessary to advance your meeting operations.

Top Five Reasons to Attend

  1. This event offers the highest ratio of planners to suppliers out of all medical meeting professional events.
  2. This is the only event where the primary focus is on delivering quality education for meeting professionals in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and device industries. Gain the information you need to optimize event development and management and the knowledge of how your current processes compare to other companies.
  3. A loyal following. With 57% of the conference participants in 2016 having attended in previous years, many delegates come back year after year.
  4. Tracked sessions and a variety of roundtable discussions offer a selection of topics and formats, which ensures you get the greatest educational value on issues that are of the most importance to you and your company. Report back on only the topics relevant for your company to improve and succeed.
  5. The non-tradeshow feel and contained layout promote interactivity and engagement, providing ideal networking conditions to meet the industry’s senior-level planners, representatives from top hotels and convention centers, experienced third-party planners, and the latest technology vendors. Leave with the connections you need to develop and execute successful meetings and events.

Stats from 2016

  • 62% of the Audience Represented Planners
  • 61% of the Planners in Attendance Represented Pharma, Biotech and Device Companies
  • 57% of the Participants Had Attended Previously
  • 97% Indicated the Event Met or Exceeded Expectations
  • 96% Made Valuable Connections
  • 93% Said They Wanted to Come Back Next Year

Who Should Attend

2016 Audience Demographics

This conference is designed for meeting professionals from pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, specialty pharma and generics companies; third-party meeting planning service providers; CROs; and other healthcare colleagues who have responsibilities in the following areas:

  • Meeting and Event Planning/Production/Management/Solutions/Services
  • Meeting Operations
  • Meeting Management and Event Services
  • Convention/Trade Show Planning
  • Corporate Events
  • Exhibits
  • Conference/Event Coordination
  • Travel Services
  • Speaker Training/Relations
  • Procurement, Strategic Sourcing/Purchasing, Contracting
  • Special Events
  • Congresses

This conference is also of interest to:

  • Hotels/Resorts
  • Convention Centers
  • Convention and Visitors Bureaus
  • Travel and Event Management Companies
  • Travel Agencies
  • Training Companies
  • Medical Education/CME Providers
  • Hotel Procurement/Destination Management Companies
  • Speaker Training and Management
  • Independent Meeting Planning Companies
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