Exclusive: Healthcare Meetings Forum goes to Asia

Following the success of the Healthcare Meetings Forum (HCMF) in London in 2011 and 2013, UK organisers are launching an inaugural Asia HCM Forum to take place in Singapore on 1 August 2014. The event will be run in partnership with Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Titled ‘The Future for Medical Meetings in Asia’, the new forum will explore three main topics. Session 1 is ‘What does regulation in the healthcare industry mean and why is it important; Session 2: ‘Corporate Healthcare Meetings Matching Future Needs’ and Session 3: ‘What will drive the evolution of medical congresses’.

The event will seek to establish key trends, a vision of the future and promises to communicate results in a White Paper post-event.

Speakers and panelists from medical societies and healthcare companies, including Johnson&Johnson, Bayer and AstraZeneca, as well as Singaporean regulators SAPI, will speak in main sessions and at the end of the forum panel discussion.

Event host Mark Handforth of Compliant Venues, announcing the launch, told CN: “The success of the previous Forums initiated contact with Suntec Singapore who were keen to host the event and quickly this was matched by interest from all stakeholders in the region. We have a full house in terms of delegate participation, with 80 per cent of the anticipated 80 delegates being from medical societies and healthcare companies.”

Suntec Singapore CEO Arun Madhok added: “We have always been the venue of choice for medical and pharmaceutical events in Singapore and in Asia. In addition to our service expertise and ideal location, we also comply with the strict codes of conduct and special requirements of this group of clients.”

The HCMF was created by the UK-based events and communications agency Zibrant, which chairs the steering committee made up of corporate, healthcare specialist agency and medical societies.

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