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Pharma Forum 2024
March 24-27, 2024
Tampa Marriott Water StreetTampa, FL

Onsite Experience Overview

All of This and More is Included with Your All-Access Pass!

•    Featured Keynote Addresses                       •    Glenstone & Lunch Outing                                      •    Morning & Evening Activities
•    VIP Senior Corporate Planner Summit      •    Senior Third-Party Planner Strategy Session      •    Newcomer's Welcome & Orientation
•    Post-Conference HMCC Program               •    Pharma Forum Awards                                            •    Pharma Forum: A Look Back

Featured Keynote Addresses

Pharma Forum 2022 Keynote Speaker Maria Bothwell, Toffler Associates

Taking a Futurist Approach in Navigating Life Sciences Meetings of Tomorrow and Beyond

Maria Bothwell,
Futurist and Strategic Advisor, CEO,
Toffler Associates
Pharma Forum 2022 Keynote Speaker Dr. Kali D. Cyrus, M.D., M.P.H Psychiatrist, Consultant, Activist, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Extending Corporate DEI Strategy and Targets into Meeting Planning

Dr. Kali D. Cyrus, M.D., M.P.H,
Psychiatrist, Consultant, Activist, Asst. Professor,
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Pharma Forum 2022 Keynote Speaker Heidi Floyd Breast Cancer Patient, Advocate, Author, Speaker and Activist

Patient Spotlight Address: Understanding the Evolution of the Patient Journey Post-Pandemic

Heidi Floyd,
Breast Cancer Patient, Advocate, Author,
Speaker and Activist
Pharma Forum 2022 Keynote Speaker Rach Riggs, CMP, DES, SEPC WellBeing Leader Maritz Global Events

Master a Focus on Self-Care, Work/Life Balance and Mental Wellness

Rach Riggs, CMP, DES, SEPC,
WellBeing Leader,
Maritz Global Events

Glenstone Museum Outing

Jaw-Dropping. Awe-Inspiring.

Planners, need something to do before registration opens on Sunday, September 11 at 3pm? 

Spend the morning with Visit Montgomery at one of Montgomery County’s art and cultural treasures, the Glenstone Museum in Potomac, Maryland. Guided by the personal vision of its founders, Glenstone assembles post-World War II artworks of the highest quality in an environment that seamlessly integrates art, architecture, and nature into a serene and contemplative experience. 

Meet in the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center lobby around 9:15am, then hop onto a motorcoach for a short ride to the museum. You will be welcomed by Glenstone’s Director of Environmental Stewardship, Paul Tukey, who will share how Glenstone is creating a “living classroom” on the all-organic 300-acre property that includes native meadows, a five-acre organic lawn, restored streams and tributaries, forests and more than 12,000 recently planted native trees.

The Glenstone Museum at Pharma Forum 2022

Walk Away Feeling Refreshed and Enlightened.

After spending the morning exploring, join us for a networking lunch in the beautiful Downtown Bethesda, Maryland, before heading back to the Marriott with plenty of time to spare before registration opens!

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Morning & Evening Activities

As you know, we have a slew of awesome onsite fun at Pharma Forum, so don't forget to sign up!

RSVP For Them All HERE

Hyatt Opening Reception

Sunday, September 11

6:30pm – 8:30pm
LocationHyatt Regency Bethesda

Come together with Hyatt Hotels for an evening of sweeping city views from the rooftop.  Enjoy delightful food and savvy cocktails while taking in the stimulating city lights. Anything is possible when we take time to relax. 

Meeting Prof Only

IHG by the Sea Cocktail Reception

Monday, September 12

5:45pm - 6:45pm
Location: Onsite in the Exhibit Hall

Enjoy this nautical-inspired cocktail reception with IHG Hotels & Resorts, serving up some seafaring suds and, of course, Maryland's famous crab cakes (among other tasty snacks)

Open to all Pharma Forum Attendees, No Need to RSVP!

Marriott Customer Reception

Monday, September 12

7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Onsite in the Oak White Room 

Meeting Profs Only

Hilton Cocktail Reception

Tuesday, September 13

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Hello Betty Bethesda 
at the Canopy by Hilton Washington DC Bethesda North

Please bring your Pharma Forum attendee badge for event access 

Meeting Profs Only

Rise & Shine Yoga Class

Monday, September 12

Location: Onsite in The Exhibit Hall 

Hosted by Visit Newport Beach, join us for a Sunrise Vinyasa Flow, suited for all levels, led by a local Bethesda yoga instructor. 

Meeting Profs Only

Rise and Shine 5K Fun Run/Walk

Tuesday, September 13

Location: OnsiteMeet in Lobby

Join the Visit Montgomery County team while they lead us for your choice of a 5k Run or Walk around the local area!  All levels welcome! T-Shirts available on first-come, first-serve basis. Maps to be supplied.

VIP Senior Corporate Planner Summit

This VIP, invitation-only summit is designed for senior corporate meeting management professionals within the life sciences industry. Eligible attendees must have at least 10 years of meeting management experience and at least 8 years within the bio/pharma
and medical device industries. *Final eligibility approval is at the discretion of Informa Connect/MeetingsNet.

This exclusive, pre-conference benchmarking summit serves as the the critical starting point for senior corporate planners at Pharma Forum. During this collaborative session, join fellow senior meeting managers early, to share experiences and brainstorm solutions to common challenges. A summary of the meeting will be shared with participants. Participants are surveyed prior to the meeting to provide key topics for discussion:

• Share best practices on how to demonstrate the value of meetings to the business/organization
• Discuss how to demonstrate ROI and translate metrics into insight
• Determine best practices for supplier relationship management
• Explore creative elements to enhance meetings
• Address pricing for management fees and on-site staffing fees
• Exchange new experiences about utilizing different event technologies
• Discuss risk, safety and security best practices

Michael P. Mahoney, HMCC, Strategic Event Services, Genentech
Linda Hamilton, HMCC, Senior Meeting Planner, SHIONOGI Inc

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Senior Third-Party Planner Strategy Session

This invitation-only summit is designed for senior meeting management professionals who are currently employed by a third-party/events management agency, or independently employed. Eligible attendees must have at least 10 years of meeting management experience and at least 5 years working with clients from the bio/pharma and medical device industries. *Final eligibility approval is at the discretion of Informa Connect/MeetingsNet.

Take part in this knowledge exchange session to connect on key issues facing third-party planners working in the life sciences industry.
Key topics of discussion include:
• Developing Service Level Agreements (SLAs)
• Creating a successful partnership model
• Client management strategies
• Navigate resource management
• Achieving and maintaining preferred provider status
• Discuss changes in funding models and how independent and third-party planners are adapting to these shift

James Vachon, CMM, Principal/Managing Partner, Michael Gerard and Associates
Mozelle Goodwin, CMP, HMCC, Goodwin Consulting

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Newcomer’s Welcome and Orientation: Make the Most Out of Your Pharma Forum Experience

If this is your first Pharma Forum experience or you haven’t joined us in a few years, this orientation is a must-attend. Gain tips on how to make the most out of your Pharma Forum experience through the unique nature of this conference, and keep your eye on key takeaways to be gained.
• What to expect
• Navigate the agenda — How to choose the best sessions for you
• Understand the appointment set up process
• Exhibit hall and layout guide
• Learn about our CSR activity
• Overview of the conference app
• Master the networking game

Sonya Easley, CMP, CMM, HMCC, Senior Manager, Meeting Planning & Field Coordination, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma America, Inc.
Jeffrey Cesari, Associate Director, Worldwide Congress Business Partner, Cardiovascular & Immuno-Oncology, Bristol Myers Squibb
Amy Quigley, Key Account Director, Egg Events

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