Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association



Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Transportation from airport to Grange Hotels provided

14:50 Meet in your hotel’s lobby to walk to Mayor’s Meeting (business casual attire – no ties necessary!)

15:30- 16:30 Welcome to London: Meeting with the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson

Following your city welcome by Boris Johnson, we will walk you over the Thames to enjoy pre-dinner drinks on their riverside terrace.  This will be followed by an ice breaker and then a sit down dinner of ‘posh British fare.’                                                              

17:00-18:30 Program Orientation/Ice Breaker

Location: Butlers Wharf Chop House

Opening Session: Welcome to the PCMA Global Medical Meetings Summit

Location: Butlers Wharf Chop House

We begin our program and British adventure with a welcome session that outlines what we can expect over the next few days, including key learning objectives and our daily itineraries. We’re going to spend quite a bit of time together over the next two days, so let’s get to know each other in a fun and casual way. Afterwards, we will all enjoy dinner with our hosts ExCeL London and London and Partners. Guests welcome.

We will hear from:

    • Johnnie White, Executive Director, Center For Education, Cardiovascular Research Foundation, 2013 PCMA Chairman of the Board
    • Deborah Sexton, President and CEO, PCMA
    • James Rees, Executive Director, ExCeL London

 Session objectives:

    • Meet fellow attendees, PCMA volunteer leaders, staff and our hosts
    • Understand key opportunities for learning and sharing throughout the program
    • Review the daily schedules and program parameters

18:30 Group Dinner immediately after opening session

Location: Butlers Wharf Chop House

Situated along the River Thames, Butlers Wharf Chop House offers spectacular views of Tower Bridge and the surrounding area.  It serves traditional British cuisine using seasonal produce and nostalgic recipes.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Breakfast at your leisure at your hotel

8:00 Meet in your hotel’s lobby to transfer to ExCeL London using Docklands Light Railway (DLR)


Location: Suite 3 & 4

Magnus Lindkvist is a trendspotter and futurologist who weaves together the most important and exciting current trends to forecast what life, society and business might look like in the future.

Learner outcomes:

    • Think ahead and understand a chaotic, uncertain and global world
    • Identify current trends and future forecasts impacting the global healthcare landscape



Location: Suite 3 & 4

Facilitated deep dive based on keynote address by program facilitator, Chris Elmitt

Learner outcomes:

    • Analyze the impact of global healthcare trends specifically related to medical meetings
    • Develop strategies to successfully navigate the uncertain future

11:30 – 13:15 TECHNOLOGY FOR MEDICAL MEETINGS – WHAT WORKS & WHAT’S COMING NEXT Walk-around Lunch & Tech Experience

Location: Suite 7 & 12

A variety of UK-based technology companies will provide educational demos displaying a range of solutions specific to medical meetings.

Learner outcomes:

    • Discover a variety of available technologies to support and advance medical meetings
    • Identify opportunities for technology to expand the reach of medical societies


A Moderated Panel Discussion on Strategies for Medical Meetings and Global Pharma and Device Compliance

Location: Suite 3 & 4

Learner outcomes:

    • Gain insight into the complexities of pharmaceutical and medical device codes and compliance
    • Delve into the similarities and differences of compliance issues for North American, European and global medical societies


Philippe Fournier, President of MCI France, MCI Group
Aline Lautenberg, General Counsel – Director Legal & Compliance, Eucomed, EDMA and MedTeach Europe


14:45-16:00 YOUR STRATEGIES FOR COMPLIANCE -  facilitated discussions based on panel presentation

Planners track facilitated by Chris Elmitt: Compliance for medical meetings

CEO track facilitated by Deborah Sexton: Legislation; Organizational compliance aside from meetings

Learner outcomes:

    • Develop new strategies and refine existing ones to ensure your medical meetings’ compliance with a global menu of requirements
    • Analyze compliance issues and opportunities impacting medical societies other than in the meetings arena

16:00 Transfer to Grange Hotels using DLR

18:30 Departure from Grange Hotels (meet in your hotel’s lobby) for dinner at Lancaster House

19:00 - 22:00 Cocktail reception followed by a sit-down dinner at the Lancaster House

Lancaster House is situated in West London close to St James’s Palace.  It has hosted more heads of state, politicians and celebrities than any other venue in London! It is a glorious venue in a prestigious central location and is steeped in political history.

The Rt Hon Maria Miller, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and Minister for Women and Equalities will be hosting the event for the evening.  This will be the most formal evening with drinks in the garden, followed by a sit down three course dinner.

22:00 Transfer to Grange Hotels

Friday, July 19, 2013

7:30 Group breakfast at the Grange Tower Bridge hotel

8:30 Transfer from breakfast to ExCeL London using DLR


Future Planning – Navigating Challenges and Innovations for your Organization    

Location: Suite 3 & 4

This session will address future strategic challenges, innovations and, renewal of the association business model. We will focus on tools to effectively manage a future under uncertain conditions (health care, social media, economic integration, new competition, etc.). Dr Franck Schuurmans is a professor at the European Center for Executive Development (CEDEP-INSEAD) at Fontainebleau France and he teaches at the Aresty Institute for Executive Education at the Wharton School, DUKE CE and Skolkovo business school in Moscow. His specialty is long range planning and decision science.

Lunch and breaks will be scheduled throughout the program.

Learner outcomes:

    • Utilize long range scenario planning techniques to map out challenges and opportunities for your meetings and associations
    • Foresee and embrace opportunities for innovation within your organization

15:00 – 15:30 SUMMIT WRAP-UP

Share your thoughts with your fellow attendees and how PCMA can assist you in helping raise your professional game.

Location: Suite 3 & 4

15:30 Transfer to Grange Hotels via Emirates Cable Car and boat cruise on the Thames Clippers up the River Thames

18:30 Departure from Grange Hotels (meet in your hotel’s lobby) for dinner at Les Trois Garcons

Les Trois Garcons is situated in a converted Victorian pub in Shoreditch East London – the trendiest part of the Capital. 

Your evening will begin with drinks at the award-winning ‘Lounge Lover’ cocktail bar, followed by dinner at the restaurant.  We hope to end your trip with a fun night out with exceptional food.

22:30 Transfer to Grange Hotels

Saturday, July 20, 2013

All Day Departures – transportation provided to airport

 Host City Partners  Host Hotel
Audio Visual Catering
Exhibit Showcase Event Partner 
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