*There is a separate fee for the HMCC Workshop
8:00 am -
12:00 pm

World Congress, in partnership with Meeting Professionals International (MPI), is pleased to offer the Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate workshop.

Every healthcare professional must balance unprecedented changes and demands when understanding the global impact of healthcare compliance. This intensive four-hour certificate program provides healthcare meeting compliance stakeholders with the knowledge and experience they need to successfully navigate the increasingly complex pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device regulatory environment. Upon completion of this program, attendees will earn the HMCC designation, which signifies that they are aware of the latest compliance regulations that impact healthcare meetings.

By the end of the course, participants will:

  • Know what qualifies as a healthcare meeting
  • Have a baseline of knowledge about healthcare meeting compliance
  • Have a basic understanding of the reporting requirements
  • Be familiar with what questions to ask, given your role in healthcare meetings
  • Know what information to convey to your teams
  • Be aware that the guidelines/rules are constantly changing so you need to verify, verify, verify

The Benefits of Attending the HMCC Course:

  • Get up to speed in just four (4) hours, and earn a designation that is valid for two (2) years
  • Interact with peers to share success stories and challenges
  • No test and no “pass/fail”—our focus is on educating planning professionals
  • Increase credibility with clients and tap into new employment opportunities

To see a list of HMCC designees and their companies, please visit our link at:
https://www.mpiweb.org/education/certificate-programs/healthcare-meeting-compliance/hmcc-designees

THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL FEE FOR THIS WORKSHOP: https://www.regonline.com/HMCC_WC19
All Summit attendees will receive $200 off of their certification.

4 CE Hours

8:00 am -
12:00 pm

During the Corporate Meeting Managers Summit, attendees have a unique opportunity to benchmark with their peers. Prior to the conference, attendees will be surveyed on what they would like to discuss. World Congress will work with the moderator to develop the ideal environment and Summit agenda. Come prepared to participate, learn and network with the best in the industry.

*In order to participate in this Summit, you must be directly employed by a life sciences or health care organization or a health care association.

Anna M. Kershaw
Anna M. Kershaw, CPPB, HMCC
Senior Sourcing Specialist and North America Travel, Fleet & Meetings Strategy Lead
UCB, Inc.

Brian McArdle
Brian McArdle
Former Senior Manager, Global Procurement, Meeting/Conference Sourcing
Allergan plc

4 CE Hours

12:30 pm

Following some lean years due to the recession and negative perception around its purpose, Incentive Travel has rebounded energetically and is outpacing all other segments of the so-called MICE industry — meetings, conventions and exhibitions. But where does it belong within corporations and how can it be leveraged as part of a successful Travel Management Program?

This educational session highlights how, by connecting the right people in your organization, Incentive Travel can be leveraged as part of an overall Travel Management Program for even greater purchasing power and cost savings.

Learn how corporations are using incentive travel to drive sales, retain staff, reinforce workplace culture and build successful enterprises with highly motivated and engaged teams.

Valli Ferrara Chapjian
Valli Ferrara Chapjian
Manager, Conventions & Meetings Operations, Pharma North America
GlaxoSmithKline

Philip Eidsvold
Philip Eidsvold, CIS CITP
Vice President, Strategic Alliances, One10 and President-Elect
SITE

Padraic Gilligan
Padraic Gilligan
Chief Marketing Officer SITE & Managing Partner
SoolNua

1.5 CE Hours

12:30 pm

Investigator meetings bring together HCPs for training on how to participate in clinical trials. Compliance, consistency, and costs are things to keep in mind when planning these meetings. This interactive workshop offers an opportunity to benchmark with other organizations so HCPs don’t perceive your investigator meetings as an outlier in terms of meals, accommodations, or payments. Hear how other organizations are employing engaging, well-thoughtout investigator meeting strategies to train and motivate their meeting attendees.

  • Establish policies and procedures to cover the chain of command
  • Overcome challenges when working with multiple parties
  • Discuss resource allocation and compliance throughout the planning process
  • Hear about tools, technologies, and best practices that encourage attendee interaction and knowledge retention
Mozelle Goodwin
Mozelle Goodwin, CMP, HMCC
Meeting Planner, Global Clinical Meeting Planning, Corporate Operations
Eisai Inc.

Ryan Mazon
Ryan Mazon
Senior Vice President
Educational Measures

1.5 CE Hours

12:30 pm

This interactive talk and Q&A provides the executive perspective on the many facets impacting the life sciences meeting management industry. Better understand the industry nuisances and how you can partner with your clients to develop mutually beneficial engagements.

  • Understand the rapidly evolving compliance challenges your clients face
  • Understand what you need to know to work with life science clients
  • Hear about regulatory oversight, global transparency initiatives, and spend tracking reporting requirements
  • Learn what these rules and regulations mean to venues and meeting service supplier partners

Prior to the conference, attendees will be surveyed on what they would like to discuss. World Congress will work with the moderators to develop the ideal environment and round table meeting agenda. Come prepared to participate, learn, and network with the best in the industry

Danielle Restaino
Danielle Restaino, CMP
Senior Professional Meeting Partner
Genentech

Michael Varlotta
Michael Varlotta
Senior Director Medical Education
Janssen Biotech, Inc

1.5 CE Hours

12:30 pm

During Part One of our Global Congresses and Conventions session, join our lively panel to learn more about the essentials of executing a successful congress from strategic planning to operations and beyond. This lively panel is comprised of diverse backgrounds from industry thought leaders including exhibit houses, CVBs, associations, third party logistics agencies, and pharmaceutical companies. Part 2 of this session will provide the opportunity to network, interact, and review a case study with your peers. Sign up early for this dynamic and stimulating session and let your voice be heard! Participate in a preevent survey to help us better guide the conversation on what matters to you!

Introduced By:

Jason Weldon
Jason Weldon
President/CEO
Synergetic Sound and Lighting

Moderator:

Jeffrey A. Cesari
Jeffrey A. Cesari, CMP, HMCC
Worldwide Congress Manager, Global HCP, Congress & Meetings Management, Worldwide Commercialization
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Panelists:

Deana Bullock
Deana Bullock
Senior Account Executive
Global Experience Specialists (GES)

Carla Daily
Carla Daily
Congress Business Partner, Oncology, Global Congresses, HCP & Meetings Management, Worldwide Commercial
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Lillian Schaff
Lillian Schaff, HMCC, LSSOB
Sr. Manager & Global Business Partner -Oncology, Global Conventions
EMD Serono, Inc.

Donald J. Schmid
Donald J. Schmid, MBA, CTSM Gold, CME/H
Global Congress Lead
Pfizer

Sponsored By:

1.5 CE Hours

2:30 pm

There is still a lot of mystery into how hotels, planners, and destinations can successfully plan and manage regulated medical meetings. This interactive session will provide specific information to increase your understanding of the issues and concerns regarding planning, managing, and selling regulated health care meetings. Participants will be asked to use a polling technology throughout the session to gauge their understanding of specific topics, after each poll, we will deliberate the correct response and why. Specifically, we will examine: the product lifecycle and related meeting types, various international codes and regulations, definitions of Health Care Professionals (HCPs) and Health Care Organizations (HCOs) and the unique RFPs, site inspections and contract needs for regulated medical meetings.

Attend this session if you are a corporate or agency planner, hotelier, or destination interested in learning more about the successful selling, planning and operation of regulated health care meetings.

Betsy Bondurant
Betsy Bondurant, CMM, CTE
Bondurant Consulting

1.5 CE Hours

2:30 pm

When choosing a meeting location, how much consideration do you give to the industry content and local expertise? In this presentation, hear how local experts, science, and industry content can drive your attendee numbers, increase your membership, and drive potential sponsorship. Learn how access to local experts and their research can fuel your meeting’s content with valuable speakers and meaningful discussions, in addition to potential site visits and engaged local participation.

  • Tips on how to drive meeting attendance and membership engagement
  • Aligning your company’s or association’s growth objectives with your meeting location
  • Building a sound business case for locating your meeting outside of the USA
Virginie De Visscher
Virginie De Visscher
Director, Business Development - Economic Sectors
Business Events Canada / Destination Canada

1.5 CE Hours

2:30 pm

During Part Two of our Global Congress and Conventions session, attendees will break into teams to review a case study. During these team discussions, learn from your peers to better understand the congress process from all points of view. After the review, teams will have the opportunity to share with the entire group their perspective, learnings, and observations from the case study, and what best practices they may begin to implement.

Moderator:

Jeffrey A. Cesari
Jeffrey A. Cesari, CMP, HMCC
Worldwide Congress Manager, Global HCP, Congress & Meetings Management, Worldwide Commercialization
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Panelists:

Deana Bullock
Deana Bullock
Senior Account Executive
Global Experience Specialists (GES)

Carla Daily
Carla Daily
Congress Business Partner, Oncology, Global Congresses, HCP & Meetings Management, Worldwide Commercial
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Lillian Schaff
Lillian Schaff, HMCC, LSSOB
Sr. Manager & Global Business Partner -Oncology, Global Conventions
EMD Serono, Inc.

Donald J. Schmid
Donald J. Schmid, MBA, CTSM Gold, CME/H
Global Congress Lead
Pfizer

1.5 CE Hours

4:00 pm

It is extremely difficult to plan for the unknown. However, the danger of being unprepared for a potential crisis is an even greater risk for your meeting or event.

  • Discuss why it is important to prepare
  • Learn how how to begin the process and the tools you will need
  • Identify potential threats and how to diffuse dangerous situations
  • Review risk management for both your company and your event
  • Learn what to do if something does happen and how to deal with the aftermath
  • Understand the implications for your insurance coverage
  • Take-away next steps for implementing a plan
Marty MacKay
Marty MacKay, DMCP
President
Association of Destination Management Executives International;
President
Global Alliance, Hosts Global

In Partnership with:

1.5 CE Hours

4:00 pm

During this group discussion, have a unique opportunity to candidly discuss current industry hot topics and benchmarks with your peers.

Prior to the conference, attendees will be surveyed on what they would like to discuss. World Congress will work with the moderators to develop the ideal environment and round table meeting agenda. Come prepared to participate, learn, and network with the best in the industry.

Suggested topics include:

  • Medtech
  • AdvaMed Code of Ethics
  • EUCOMED
  • Upcoming changes on hosting restrictions on medical device events in Europe
  • Team management and training
  • Compliance
  • Attracting Surgeons to your Meetings
  • Unique venues for Device meetings
Kelly Sophy
Kelly Sophy, CMP, CMM, HMCC
Manager, Academy, Conventions & Meetings
Aesculap, Inc.

Denise Torcivia
Denise Torcivia, CCEP, LPEC
Corporate Vice President - Prof. Services, Corporate Compliance Officer
Aesculap Inc

1.5 CE Hours

4:00 pm

Are you an independent meeting planner or small business and trying to meet other independent meeting planners who own their own Medical Meeting Planning Company? Do you need a community to consult with when you are responding to an RFP? Do you have questions about your business and how to grow to the next level? Do you want to hear from industry experts on how they have grown their businesses and competed against larger agencies? During this workshop our diverse panel of experts will discuss:

  • The agency of record process – Is it possible to be accepted as a small business? How small is too small?
  • Insurance: Do you have the correct Insurance? Is your company set up correctly as a C-Corp, S-Corp.
  • How to best use your “boutique” size to your advantage
  • How to use your relationships in this room to go after RFPs together and use each other’s strengths
  • Strategies to work with larger agencies to fill in the gaps when they get larger contracts they cannot fulfill
  • Where to leverage your medical expertise and strategic partnerships to win major contracts

Moderator:

Colleen McQuone
Colleen McQuone
Influence Interaction Lead, US Immunology
UCB

Panelists:

Saira Banu Kianes
Saira Banu Kianes, CMP
President
Banu Event Solutions & Training (B.E.S.T)

Michael Schaumann
Michael Schaumann, HMCC
Vice President
Plannernet

Stacy K. Vaughn
Stacy K. Vaughn
Managing Partner
D-Unity Group

1.5 CE Hours

4:00 pm

While many organizations claim sustainability as one of their goals, the events they hold may not match these aims. This interactive session looks at how meeting professionals can make decisions that will have a positive impact on the environment. Site selection, transportation, food and beverage choices, donations, and vendor buy-in will all be discussed along with pit-falls to avoid. Attendees are asked to bring best practices to share with the group.

Piers Dooley
Piers Dooley
Event Management Department
Boston College

Jennifer Rivers Cole
Jennifer Rivers Cole, Ph.D.
Professor
Boston College

1.5 CE Hours

5:30 pm

All Summit delegates are invited to this exclusive reception for hors d’ouvres, cocktails, and networking.

Hosted By: