Who is attending? What should I wear? (and other frequently asked questions)

The 2018 Summit is quickly approaching and we are anticipating another exciting conference. See below for pertinent information about our conference and the hotel.

WHO ELSE IS ATTENDING?
The diverse list of companies attending will be e-mailed to you a week prior to the conference.  Here is a list of companies that attended last year.  You will receive the complete attendee list once you arrive at the conference. 

HOW CAN I GET THE MOST FROM ATTENDING?
Join discussions on LinkedInFacebook and Twitter and let your network know YOU are a Summit attendee or speaker.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Business casual attire is appropriate for all meetings and most functions. Attire for the Gala on Tuesday night is business casual / cocktail attire. 

See this latest weather forecast to prepare for the trip.

WHAT IS THE MANUFACTURER-ONLY NETWORKING RECEPTION?
Attendees employed by pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostic manufacturers are invited to attend a reception on Tuesday from 3:15 - 4:30 p.m. where you can network with your colleagues.

DO YOU HAVE ACTIVITIES FOR FIRST TIME ATTENDEES? 
If you are a first time attendee, you are invited to join our welcoming committee for lunch at reserved tables on Monday.  

HOW CAN I MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR MY DIETARY RESTRICTIONS?
We provide gluten-free and vegetarian options for every meal.  If you have special dietary needs, please email Heidi Boyle at heidi@pmrg.org.  

WHERE IS THE CONFERENCE HOTEL?
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
Check in is 4:00pm. Check out is 12:00pm. 

WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY TRAVEL TO GET THE BEST RATE?
Get the best deals on airfare when you book at least 6 to 8 weeks out for domestic travel and 8 to 12 weeks out for international travel.  Hotel rooms should be booked prior to our cut off date of April 13. The exceptional conference rate of $259/night is available from May 1 - 11 if you have extended business before or after the event. 

HOW CAN I ARRANGE TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM THE AIRPORT OR GET DRIVING DIRECTIONS? 
Our hotel page has information that can help you get to the hotel. 

Travel document notice: Beginning Jan. 22, 2018, travelers from nine states will no longer be able to travel with only their driver’s licenses. Residents of Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Washington will have to use alternate ID forms (passport, military ID, or permanent resident card) to pass TSA security checkpoints—even for domestic travel.

WILL THERE BE WIFI AVAILABLE?
Conference wifi will be available for attendees. We will also have chargers available for most smart phones.  

WHERE DO I PICK UP MY NAME BADGE AND MATERIALS?
Conference registration will be held Sunday from 3:00-6:00pm and Monday from 6:00-9:00am in the Expo, Franklin Hall, Level 4.

At registration, you will pick up your conference materials. Your name badge is required for admittance to all food functions and meeting sessions. Your cooperation is appreciated. Guest badges for admittance into meal rooms can be picked up at the Registration Desk.

You will check in directly at the front desk for your hotel room.

WILL PRESENTATIONS BE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD?
Yes, visit the Virtual Learning Center to download the final presentation slides within 2 weeks of the conference concluding.

DO YOU COLLECT FEEDBACK ABOUT THE CONFERENCE?
Absolutely! We provide on-line session surveys and for the conference overall. Check your inbox for the link the first day of the conference.  You can also access the survey through our conference app.

WHERE AND WHEN IS THE NEXT CONFERENCE?
Click here for a list of upcoming events and webinars.

WHO CAN I CALL WITH ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?
For questions regarding the conference or membership, contact Andrea Bennett at 407-366-0143 or andrea@pmrg.org