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June 2, 2015

Americas: Five Things that Keep Pharma Planners Up at Night

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There’s something very cathartic about sharing your pain with people who really get it—because it’s their pain too. So when pharmaceutical and other life sciences meeting managers get together at the annual Pharma Forum, co-organized by MeetingsNet and CBI, there’s a lot of commiseration, and a lot of brainstorming for solutions to the most vexing issues. Here are some of the top challenges that kept bubbling to the top at this year’s Forum, held in March at the Gaylord National in National Harbor, Md.

1. Meal caps

The cost of food may have risen 22 percent in recent years, but the limits on what pharma planners can spend on their attendees don’t appeared to have budged an iota. While some companies do allow higher meal caps for meetings in cities that are known for being pricey, and some do allow planners to petition for a bigger F&B budget if the circumstances warrant it, this remains a stubborn issue. 

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