Life Science Meeting Planners Converge in New Orleans to Discuss the Latest Industry Challenges

(Chicago, IL) — This March 10-11, meeting planners from the world’s leading life science companies will join together in New Orleans for Q1 Productions’ 2014 Innovative Meeting Management conference. Attendees for this inaugural event will include a vast array of meeting planners from the pharmaceutical, medical device, and diagnostic industries, as well as representatives from several of major hotel chains, destination management firms, meeting planning organizations, and solution provider companies.

Alongside the economic challenges, regulatory requirements including the Physician Payment Sunshine Act are resulting in amplified workloads for life science media planners as they track and manage aggregate spend. Despite the mounting pressures to remain compliant with current regulations, event managers are striving to successfully engage audiences and provide truly unique and memorable programs and events.

The IMM 2014 promises to be stand-out program that will include fresh perspectives on new topics and ensure all attendees will walk away with a wealth of knowledge.

Distinguished presenter and President of the IMMPA, Deborah Hinson, praised this year’s agenda, stating that “it’s a refreshing change, offering a broader range of subjects for the life science professional”.  Deborah will lead a presentation on the increasingly popular topic of unconventional venue sourcing.  In addition her organization, the International Medical Meeting Professionals Association in conjunction with Saint Louis University, will be offering attendees the opportunity to earn their Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate.

Keeping with the conference’s theme of innovation, the world famous Second City will provide this year’s keynote presentation. “Second City Communications is excited to kick off IMM 2014 with a unique take on blending learning and engagement in a highly regulated world using a ‘yes, and’ philosophy to generate ideas and being able to adapt any audience.”

In addition to the exciting content, attendees will be treated to an inventive meeting structure that includes open door tracks and informal exchange group discussions designed for high levels of engagement and group communication.

Visit New Orleans!
The IMM 2104 will be held at the luxurious Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans. Located in the heart of the French Quarter on world famous Bourbon Street, the Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans displays timeless elegance and refinement of its European counterparts.

Special thanks to this year’s sponsors: The Americas Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition (AIBTM); Passkey; Scarritt Group; The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau; The New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau; IML; and Cvent.

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About the Organizer

Q1 Productions designs and develops webinars, training courses, conference programs and forums aimed at specifically targeted audiences throughout highly regulated industries in order to provide strategic learning and timely program content. Through a highly structured production process focused on research calls with end-users and key stakeholders in the industry, our team is able to understand the immediate business concerns of today’s leading executives. Whether focusing on new or pending legislative and health policy issues or enhanced technologies or processes that will drive efficiency, our programs provide solutions to the urgent educational and information needs of our attendees