Life Sciences
Meeting Planners Forum

July 27-28, 2020

Live Stream

Event Overview

At this Virtual forum, you will hear from industry experts on how to prepare and execute your meetings during the COVID-19 crisis. Now more than ever, the Meeting Planning industry needs to come together, listen to each other's successful strategies and learn how they were implemented. Meeting Planners in Life Sciences Forum will discuss current issues within the industry and how it will determine the way the future meetings should continue to evolve its role in shaping the future of medical events.

This interactive virtual opportunity is a time to discuss recovery techniques that have been executed and share your stories as well.  Our attendees can attain real solutions to everyday problems and give you the opportunity to connect with the suppliers and industry colleagues all from a highly interactive virtual platform.

While there are other events that focus on Pharmaceutical Event Planners that have similar sessions year after year there aren’t any that are focusing specifically on implementation strategies to help recover from the COVID-19 crisis. Let's band together and move forward!

Advisory Board

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Michael Mahoney

Genentech

Director Strategic Event Services

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Jeffrey Cesari

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Associate Director

Why Attend?

  1. COVID-19 – Learn Meeting Planner Approaches and How the Industry is Rebounding
  2. Developing Crisis Management Strategies
  3. Opportunity to Connect with Others and Share Success Stories
  4. Creating Lasting Connections with Meeting Planning Influencers and Colleagues
  5. Understand How to Properly Prepare for Your Next Pharma and Healthcare Conference

Attendee Profile

You will benefit from attending this event if you are a Senior Meetings Professional at a Pharmaceutical, Biotech or Medical Device company, a Contract Research Organization, a Meeting Management company, a Medical Education company or Medical Association, with responsibility in the following areas:

  • Meeting Planning, Operation, Services
  • Congresses and Conventions
  • Exhibits and Events
  • Account Management
  • Conference/Event Coordination
  • Global Conference Management
  • Category Lead/Travel Management
  • Medical Communications
  • Travel Services
  • Speaker Training/Relations
  • Marketing
  • Professional Meetings
  • Procurement, Purchasing, Sourcing
  • Medical Education/CME Providers
  • Purchasing / Strategic Sourcing
  • Business Travel
  • Program Management
  • Medical Communications
  • Professional or Medical Education

Monday

July 27th, 2020 | Day 1

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Strategic Meeting Management

Brenda Miller - Senior Director, Life Sciences Global SMM Program Management
CWT

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Procurement & Third Party’s

Jeffrey Cesari - Associate Director
Bristol-Myers Squibb

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Morning Networking Break

11:00 AM - 11:45 PM

Meeting Planners Best Practices

Monica Dickson - Strategic Meetings Manager
Takeda

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Small Meetings

Linda Hamilton - Senior Meeting Planner
Shionogi Inc.

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Networking Lunch

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Engaging Participants in Internal Meetings

Jessica Stifel - VP, Strategic Meetings & Congress Management
CM Group

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Concessions

  • Partnering with Vendors, Price Points, Locations & Creativity in Costing

Lisa Pagano - Global Event Lead - Talent Acquisition
Bristol-Myers

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Afternoon Networking Break

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Roundtables

Moderator:
Courtney Richman - VP, Sales and Marketing
CM Group

Roundtable One:
GDPR and CCPA- What to You Need to Know

Roundtable Two:
AV

Roundtable Three:
Sustainability

Roundtable Four:
Meal Caps

4:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Matchmaking

  • Opportunity to Introduce Yourself and Explain Your Greatest Challenge in this Speed Networking Session

Tuesday

July 28th, 2020 | Day 2

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Continental Breakfast & Networking

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

HCP Meeting Best Practices

Lisa Keilty - Sr. Director Compliance and Operations
Maritz

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Cost Effective Solutions to Improve Events

  • Meal Caps and Overall Budget
  • Increase Your Productivity

Mozelle Goodwin - Strategic Global Account Professional
Goodwin Consulting

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Morning Networking Break

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

How to Use Incentives- Moving Forward in the Industry

Taya Paige - Meetings and Events
ITA Group

11:45 AM - 12:30 PM

Virtual Meetings

  • How Do You Manage- Solutions and Techniques

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Networking Lunch

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Communication Strategies in Meeting Management

  • Persuasion - “The key to getting what you need”
  • Stress and Communication
  • Writing and speaking elements

Shelly O’Donovan - Pharmaceutical Communications Expert
Authentic Influence Group

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Crisis Management

Heidi Cocca - Associate Director
Merck

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Contract Negotiations

  • Negotiating Where You Can
  • Non-Compete Clauses in Meeting Planner Hotel Contracts

FEATURED SPEAKERS

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Heidi Cocca

Merck

Associate Director

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Lisa Pagano

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Global Event Lead

Lisa Keilty

Laine Mann

Pfizer

Director Global Congresses

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Brenda Miller

CWT Meetings and Events

Senior Director, Life Sciences Global SMM Program Management

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Mozelle Goodwin

Goodwin Consulting

Pharmaceutical Meeting Manager

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Taya Paige

ITA Group, Inc

Life Sciences Meeting Planners

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Monica C. Dickenson

CWT Meetings and Events

Sr. Director, SMM Center of Excellence

Lisa Keilty

Lisa Keilty

Maritz Travel

Senior Director Compliance and Operations

Linda N. Hamilton

Linda N. Hamilton

Shionogi Inc.

Certified Cvent Management Professional, Senior Meeting Planner

Lisa Keilty

Courtney Richman

CM Group

VP, Sales and Marketing

Shelly O’Donovan

Shelly O’Donovan

Authentic Influence Group

Pharmaceutical Communications Expert

Lisa Keilty

Jessica Stifel

CM Group

VP, Strategic Meetings & Congress Management

Lisa Keilty

Gordon O’Hare

GMM Partners

Executive Director

Lisa Keilty

Jennifer Wroniewicz (Invited)

Healthcare Business Women’s Association

Meeting and Conventions Executive

Lisa Keilty

Tricia Metz (Invited)

Bayer

Senior Manager SMM Global Travel & Meetings

Lisa Keilty

Shannon Lindgren (Invited)

Allergan

Senior Manager Meeting Planning

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