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Pharma Meeting Professionals Summit — Virtual Event
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Tuesday, September 8
 

10:00am

Chairperson's Welcome
Speakers
avatar for Samme Allen

Samme Allen

MC-Facilitator-Moderator, SAMME ALLEN LTD
Samme Allen is a multi-award winning in demand professional MC, facilitator, moderator and coach working with a range of audiences and sectors internationally.She is passionate about gender equality, diversity and wellbeing as drivers of business success.With global experience of... Read More →


Tuesday September 8, 2020 10:00am - 10:15am

10:15am

OPENING KEYNOTE: Rethink Everything
Looking Past the Pandemic and Discussing the “New Normal” for Events 
  • Before COVID-19 Questex saw 70% of annual revenue come from onsite events, what has been learned and how has the company changed?
  • Discuss the aspects of events pre-pandemic that might not return
  • Evaluate expectations for when onsite events return and what they may look like
  • What opportunities are there to improve events permanently?

Speakers
avatar for Paul Miller

Paul Miller

CEO, Questex
A driver of change, leader of teams and achiever of growth. Experienced, award winning executive with deep skills in events, business development, digital media, advertising, content marketing, and social media. Recognized as a positive change agent who creates winning cultures around... Read More →


Tuesday September 8, 2020 10:15am - 10:45am

10:45am

EXPERT PANEL: Getting Back to Business
Discuss What Different Types of Medical Meetings Look Like Now and Predictions For Post-Pandemic 

Tuesday September 8, 2020 10:45am - 11:45am

11:45am

Energizer Break/Fun Networking Activities
Tuesday September 8, 2020 11:45am - 12:15pm

1:30pm

CASE STUDY: Crisis Management
Manage Response and Communication When Meeting Participants Test Positive for COVID-19  

Tuesday September 8, 2020 1:30pm - 2:00pm

2:00pm

LIABILITY IN NON-LEGAL TERMS
Discuss Where Responsibility Lies When A Meeting Participants Does Get Sick and What Language Should Be In Contracts 

Tuesday September 8, 2020 2:00pm - 2:30pm

2:30pm

Energizer Break
Tuesday September 8, 2020 2:30pm - 2:45pm

2:45pm

INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION: Worst Case Scenarios
Identify and Discuss Worst Case Scenarios, How They Can Be Prevented and Strategies for Handling 
 
Come to this discussion ready to discuss nightmare material as we talk through all the different worst case scenarios that could happen when flooring live events during a global pandemic.   
  • What do you do if your attendees won’t wear their masks? 
  • If you are taking temperatures when people enter, what do you do if someone does have a fever?  Do you tell all the participants? 
  • How to you enforce social distancing during networking activities, if some participants stop complying? 

Tuesday September 8, 2020 2:45pm - 3:45pm

3:45pm

Fun Networking Activity
Tuesday September 8, 2020 3:45pm - 4:15pm
 
Wednesday, September 9
 

10:00am

WHAT IS A HYBRID MEETING?
Breaking Down Different Options for Executing Hybrid Meetings and Unique Benefits to Specific Types of Medical Meetings 

Wednesday September 9, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am

10:30am

HYBRID MEETING DESIGN
Choose a Hybrid Event Design That Meets Your Needs and Doesn’t Require the Resources of Planning Two Separate Meetings

Wednesday September 9, 2020 10:30am - 11:00am

11:00am

Energizer Break
Wednesday September 9, 2020 11:00am - 11:15am

11:15am

PANEL: Hybrid Meeting Experiences
Discuss the Role of Hybrid Meetings in Life Sciences Before COVID, What They Look Like Now and Predictions for Post-Pandemic 

Wednesday September 9, 2020 11:15am - 12:15pm

12:15pm

Fun Networking Activity
Wednesday September 9, 2020 12:15pm - 12:45pm

1:30pm

INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION: HCP VIRTUAL ATTENDANCE
Attract and Engage HCPs at Virtual and Hybrid Events and Congresses 
  • Understand what drives HCP attendance and translating that to a virtual experience
  • Discuss what types of engagement HCPs want at meetings
  • Incorporating networking and connectivity with colleagues in a virtual setting
  • Identify tips for increasing virtual booth traffic from HCPs

Wednesday September 9, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm

2:30pm

Energizer Break
Wednesday September 9, 2020 2:30pm - 2:45pm

2:45pm

3:45pm

Fun Networking Activity
Wednesday September 9, 2020 3:45pm - 4:15pm
 
Thursday, September 10
 

10:00am

FOOD AND BEVERAGE OPTIONS POST-COVID
Innovative F&B Options that Don’t Break the Bank and Make Participants Feel Safe 
  • Are box lunches the new norm? 
  • Is self-service coffee really a thing of the past? 
  • Have buffets disappeared forever? 
  • Increased service means increased costs, will F&B budgets go up?

Thursday September 10, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am

10:30am

ONSITE EVENT DESIGN
Prioritize Safety and Attendee Comfort with Your Socially Distanced Event Design and Flow 

Thursday September 10, 2020 10:30am - 11:00am

11:15am

12:15pm

Fun Networking Activity
Thursday September 10, 2020 12:15pm - 12:45pm

1:30pm

ATTENDEE COMFORT AND EXPERIENCE
Before, During And Post Event Communication Strategies To Make Your Attendees Trust You and Feel Comfortable Attending Your Events 

Thursday September 10, 2020 1:30pm - 2:00pm

2:00pm

OPEN SESSION
Have a story to tell?  Contact Kristen Hunter at khunter@questex.com to learn more about speaking options.  

Thursday September 10, 2020 2:00pm - 2:30pm

2:45pm

Energizer Break
Thursday September 10, 2020 2:45pm - 3:00pm

2:45pm

INTERACTIVE DISCUSSION: Real Talk on Costs and Budgets
More Technology, More Space, More Services, But is There More Money To Spend?   

Thursday September 10, 2020 2:45pm - 3:45pm

3:45pm

Closing Fun Networking Activity
Thursday September 10, 2020 3:45pm - 4:15pm
 
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