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
This event offers the highest ratio of planners to suppliers out of all medical meeting professional events.
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.
A loyal following. With 57% of the conference participants in 2016 having attended in previous years, many delegates come back year after year.
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.
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
“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.”