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2015 ESPA Annual Conference
1/9/2015 to 1/11/2015
Organization: Event Service Professionals Association
Contact: Nicole Lauzon, Membership Coordinator
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What will you experience?

✓ Education catered to the unique and challenging role that Event Service Managers play every day. We want to help you be the best CSM that you can be.
✓ Continuing Education credits – Our program will provide you with these valuable credits towards your CMP requirements. The CMP approved section is listed next to each topic.
✓ This year will feature new, engaging and fun NETWORKING environments – like you’ve never experienced before at ESPA.
✓ Learn from leading meeting planners
✓ Engaging opening and closing keynote addresses from presenters who will inspire you.
Convening Leaders
1/11/2015 to 1/14/2015
Organization: Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA)
Contact: Lanyon (PCMA’s Registration Partner)
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Convening Leaders provides cutting-edge education and real networking opportunities for all meetings industry professionals, including planners, suppliers, faculty and students.

Related professionals such as marketing managers, tradeshow/exhibit managers, facility operations managers and C-level professionals can also benefit from the premier education and networking event of the year that allows you to network with industry leaders, discover innovative solutions to save time and money, enhance your performance, and explore how world issues impact the meetings industry.

Jan. 13 - Panel Discussion "CMP Healthcare is Here: What’s it Mean for You?" (Gayle Dahlman, Certification Director)
The 3rd Annual Global Pharmaceutical and Medical Meetings Summit
2/10/2015 to 2/12/2015
Organization: World Congress
Contact: Courtney Richman
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The boutique-like Summit gathers senior pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and healthcare meeting executives for empowering ROI-driven conversations about the industry’s biggest opportunities. Those conversations are amplified in a way no other event can be through ongoing networking and shared best practices.

As usual, World Congress commits to a 50/50 or better ratio of Meeting executive and Solution Providers.

Feb. 12 - Panel Discussion "Update on the CIC’s CMP-HC" (Gayle Dahlman, Certification Director)
Pharma Forum 2015
3/22/2015 to 3/25/2015
Organization: CBI
Contact: Juliet Nelson, Registration Specialist
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Backed by a decade of delivering the most compelling and comprehensive meeting management event for the life sciences industry, Pharma Forum convenes more than 650 key stakeholders to address the most critical trends affecting the meeting management industry. With powerful educational and networking opportunities, this is the can’t-miss conference of the year for learning and engagement.

Topics On Tap for 2015:

-Menu innovation and meal caps
-HCP dispute resolution
-Tracking cost-savings
-Contract clauses
-Global compliance and reporting
-Risk in Strategic Meeting Management (SMM)
-Technology tools
-Preferred vendor requirements

Session - "Prove You Know How to Manage Healthcare Meetings – A Focus on the CMP and CMP-HC" (Gayle Dahlman, Certification Director)