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.
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
13th Pharmaceutical Meeting Professionals Summit
The Pharma Meeting Pros Summit is the preferred forum for senior-level planners to learn, engage and collaborate on industry trends and solutions.
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
“So engaging! Very informative, well organized, great agenda.”
—Marie Lacey, Project Manager, Meetings and Events, NOVARTIS
“Please accept this email as a hearty thank you for a job well done. The event that you put together in Philadelphia was a smash hit. You secured a great venue, food, and panel that created a terrific environment coupled with informative sessions. The people that I spoke with were engaged (presenters and attendees) and extremely pleased by the professional service provided by the ExL team.”
—David Gabor, Partner, THE WAGNER LAW GROUP
“Great flow! Open and easy access. Warm setting (informal). Thanks as always for bringing us all together for education, networking and industry firsts.”
—Hara C. Hawthorne, Senior Manager, Meeting Planning, Commercial Operations, EISAI, INC.
“I highly recommend this conference. It’s a very productive two-day immersion in all things ‘pharma meeting’ and an amazing forum for sharing. How terrific is it to hear directly from your peers and the experts who support the industry! You are certain to bring back valuable best practices — including cost-saving strategies — something we are all called upon for.”
“I got so much out of this event and some great tips that I hope will help my company with the changes and challenges in the current healthcare market.”
—Kelly Sophy, CMP, CMM, Senior Meeting Planner, Aesculap Academy Programs, AESCULAP, INC.
“ExL Events’ Pharmaceutical Meeting Professionals Summit is an industry educational program that I encourage all of my Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC) students, as well as those studying for the CIC CMP-Healthcare sub-certification program, to attend. Topics are relevant to healthcare meeting core competencies and the intimate setting allows attendees to talk openly about their challenges and practices. It is the best way to stay current on issues that affect medical meeting management.”
—Pat Schaumann, CMP, CSEP, DMCP, HMCC, Director — Professional Development, Healthcare Sector, MEETING PROFESSIONALS INTERNATIONAL (MPI)
“Great sessions — very informative, as always, and I really like the balanced mix of attendees from every area of our industry. You do a great job of creating an intimate and informal environment…”
“The information is so valuable. The time of meeting and location work great for me and I love that the attendees are all my counterparts and I have an opportunity to pick their brains about pharma business.”