In order to make your first steps, you have to say “I can”. And we did! We made it happen! The US Pharma PPM Toolbox was a success.

From the beautiful and breathtaking Hyatt Regency Hotel in Jersey City, US, an amazing collection of PPM professionals joined our event and shared their enthusiasm towards innovation, interactivity and personal approach on the Pharma Industry.

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“EBCG team put together a great conference with experienced pharma professionals that provided great lessons learned from real case studies. And location across from NYC was excellent!” Eva Finney (Merck)

The most remarkable advantage of the US Pharma PPM Toolbox was that it was mainly and extensively focused on Project and Portfolio Management. But this wasn’t your typical, business event. We have a principal here in EBCG. Networking, fun and interactivity are just as important as knowledge. All of our 40+ speakers presented actual case studies and supported their strategic presentations with practical examples, in which the attendees could interact, get involved and find answers to their critical questions.
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“Well-organized, with thoughtful selection of topics, very good speakers.” Maha Kandis (Eisai)

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Our exceptional speaker panel consisted of many high distinguished project and portfolio management professionals for the US. On Day 1, Leigh Shultz from Merck, Randy Lane form Roche Tissue Diagnostics, Richard Sonnenblick form Enrich and Lena Frank form Eisai were only a few of our notable speakers who talked about leading people, improving project performance and building a cross-functional team towards success. After our luscious lunch over-viewing the breathtaking island of Manhattan, it was time for our workshops. Paraminder Talwar and Darshan Shah were the two workshop leaders who introduced us to the benefits and values of management and how to get ready-to-implement solutions to the ubiquitous existence of drug development meetings.

“A solid meeting with good mix of experiences and perspectives. Intimate setting facilitated networking and sharing.”  Laura di Laurenzio (Roche Innovation Center New York)

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Day 2 was also full of interesting case studies and presentations. But there was a little twist! You could choose from two separate fields of interest. Project Managers had the opportunity to learn more about small biotech and large pharma companies, strategies for successful filing and approval, managing stakeholders or how to improve communication and decision making. If you were interested in Portfolio Management, you had the advantage to see the bigger picture by attending a large number of workshops from which all attendees learned how to prioritize their portfolio and how to optimize and manage it.

As we wrapped up the conference, we had mixed fillings. Was is successful? Yes! But how did our attendees and speakers rate our event? Well, the feedback we got was absolutely amazing! We would like to thank you all for your support. You inspire us to build really unique events that will be here to stay! Do not miss our next Pharma PPM Toolbox in Basel!

“Well-organized, engaging conference with ample opportunities to network with other PM professionals.” Juan Castano (Pfizer)