Ashfield tightens grip on pharma contract

Ashfield Meetings & Events has been retained as the sole
event management supplier by Astellas EMEA Operations.  

Ashfield has provided event management support to Astellas
Europe since 2003, including working on almost 200 events in 2014.

The contract extension will be delivered by a dedicated team
providing full service event management and venue sourcing to the global
pharmaceutical organisation.

Ashfield will also act as a consultant to Astellas on the
implementation of a new strategic meetings management programme designed to
deliver enhanced healthcare professional reporting capabilities. This will
involve the integration of software systems and tools to capture data across
the company’s global network of affiliates.

Nicky Simpson, associate director, congress & events at
Astellas Pharma Europe, said: “The team at Ashfield has supported the Astellas
account for over 10 years now. I am delighted that the contract has been
renewed. They have helped us shape the way Astellas do business and how we have
successfully adapted our working practices to meet new industry challenges.”

Nicola Burns (pictured), global MD, Ashfield Meetings &
Events, said: “We are delighted to continue our long-standing, successful
strategic partnership as the sole event management supplier to Astellas EMEA.
With a dedicated team to manage their business, we see ourselves as an
extension of their internal team. We look forward to working closely with them
as they continue their vision to become category leaders in their therapeutic
areas.’’

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