The Meetings Show’s healthcare education speakers to include Astra Zeneca and Astellas

The future of medical meeting trends, new sponsorship models, compliance, regulatory updates and ToV Readiness are key themes to be discussed during the bespoke healthcare education stream at The Meetings Show 2015 from 7-9 July, 2015.

Speakers include:

Nicky Simpson, Astellas; Joanna Lawlor, Astra Zeneca; Nigel Glover, Takeda; Martin Jensen, Lundbeck; Caroline Mackenzie and Hannah Wilkinson, Zibrant; Mark Handforth, Compliant Venues; Dr Heather Simmonds, PMCPA; Simon Dufaur and Cerstin Steindorf, MCI; Rob Bagust and Andrew Gilkerson, WRG; Andrew Winterburn , Andrew Moore and Gerry Montgomery, Ashfield Meetings and Events; Christine Sainvil, Eucomed / MedTech; Chris Emitt, Crystal Interactive; Michael Foreman and Simon Maier TFI Group; Tom Witney, Real Science Communications; and Kerrin MacPhie, ACC Liverpool

“Our education programme is not a one size fits all approach, a fact that is clearly demonstrated by the expertise and knowledge of those delivering our bespoke healthcare sessions,” comments Steve Knight, The Meetings Show’s Event Director. “The healthcare and pharmaceutical industries are amongst the largest organisers of meetings and events in the world, they face some of the greatest challenges in terms of compliance, logistics and technology; and we consider it our responsibility to deliver content that is of significant benefit to them as individuals.”

The Meetings Show’s approach to education continues to focus on the delivery of quality content identified and created by industry leaders with direct experience working in key sectors.

“Our research has clearly shown that education needs to be bespoke to individual audiences attending the show,” continues Knight. “This has resulted in a wide ranging programme split into clearly defined streams covering the healthcare sector, technology, agencies, meeting design, in house corporate organisers and PAs. All of which are in addition to the focused Association Meetings Conference taking place on 6 July at The QEII Centre.” Created in partnership with Caroline Mackenzie, Director, Association Services, Zibrant, the healthcare stream directly responds to the needs and issues of professionals delivering conferences, meetings and events for the healthcare and pharmaceutical markets.

Sessions include:

• The Future of Medical Meetings: the views of the healthcare professionals • Medical Society Congress Sponsorship: new models • Creating Mutually Beneficial Relationships between Agencies and Venues • ToV Readiness: Planning, adoption and implementing a software solution • How to create mutually beneficial corporate and agency relationships • Working effectively and winning in a strategic procurement environment • Regulatory Code Update Session • Running the rule over healthcare meetings measurement • Ten Steps to Increasing Exhibition Engagement

Organised by Centaur Live (a division of Centaur Media Plc), The Meetings Show is the premier event for the UK inbound and outbound meetings industry, taking place 7-9 July 2015 at Olympia, London. Organised by meeting professionals for meeting professionals it is focused around a large exhibition, networking opportunities and professional education.