Facilitating Global Innovation & Partnering


3rd OTC Toolbox/PLG OTC Conference and Networking Event

Pharmaceutical Licensing Group

Hilton London Tower Bridge, Tooley Street, United Kingdom

March 01, 2018 - March 02, 2018 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Capitalizing on Change Through OTC Innovation and Business Development  is the theme of the 3rd OTCToolbox/PLG OTC Conference and Networking Event, which will feature a Keynote Presentation by Uta Kemmerich-Keil, President and Chief Executive Officer of Merck Consumer Health, as well as presentations by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, Nelsons and Glenmark.

This international event is the only one to focus exclusively on business development and innovation in the consumer healthcare/OTC market. Jointly organized by the OTCToolbox website and the Pharmaceutical Licensing Group (PLG), the two-day conference features a program of highly-respected speakers from the consumer healthcare/OTC industry.


BIO-Europe Spring

EBD Group

Amsterdam RAI Convention Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands

March 12, 2018 - March 14, 2018 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

12th Annual International Partnering Conference Bio-Europe Spring®

With a focus on European innovation and global collaboration, BIO-Europe Spring is the premier springtime partnering conference bringing together a “whoʼs who” from biotech, pharma and finance in the most innovative biopharma clusters in Europe.

BIO-Europe Spring offers various opportunities to engage with global life science partners:

  • One-to-one meetings
  • Pitch your company
  • Gain insight
  • Showcase your brand
  • Informal networking


DCAT Week 2018

Drug, Chemical & Associated Technologies Association (DCAT)

March 19, 2018 - March 22, 2018 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

DCAT Week is the premier business development event for companies engaged in pharmaceutical development and manufacturing and related industries.  It is organized and hosted by the Drug, Chemical & Associated Technologies Association (DCAT), a not-for-profit, member-supported, global business development association whose unique membership model integrates both innovator and generic drug manufacturers and suppliers of ingredients, development and manufacturing services, and related technologies.  Held annually in March, DCAT Week ensures that members have a forum for high-level strategic meetings with key decision makers, timely educational programs, and important networking opportunities.

DCAT Week offers companies the opportunity to host private meetings with customers, suppliers and potential business partners in their reserved Business Meeting Space.  Although those meetings are mostly pre-scheduled, DCAT Week’s activities and events offer additional opportunities for introductions, impromptu meetings and other business connections.

There are multiple receptions, learning sessions and lounge spaces ideal for you to meet other members of the industry and maybe that business connection you are looking for.  DCAT member company attendees can request Member Name Badges to make networking even easier.

DCAT Week education programs bring together leading industry experts who provide timely market analysis, best practices, and key insights on the issues shaping the pharmaceutical/biopharmaceutical industry, its manufacturing value chain, and related business functions (i.e., sourcing, procurement, and supply management).  The DCAT Education Committee and its task forces are responsible for developing a schedule of objective and topical sessions that are an important information resource for attendees.

11th Biomarker Summit


Omni San Diego Hotel, San Diego, California United States

March 27, 2018 - March 28, 2018 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Biomarker Summit 2018 is a meeting place for leaders in the field to discuss the issues and challenges scientists and researchers face in all aspects of the biomarker and diagnostic development process from discovery to translation to commercialization.

Topics to be covered:

A wide variety of important topics will be covered including biomarker identification, validation, and translation strategies, bioinformatics and systems biology approaches to personalized medicine, big data analytics and management, regulatory and reimbursement trends, companion diagnostics development, and much more. Through scientific presentations, case studies and panel discussions, these areas will be addressed in an intimate and highly interactive environment with perspectives from industry, academia and the public sector.

Assembling leading scientists, researchers, decision-makers and other players across the industry spectrum, the Summit provides a unique opportunity to gain the latest biomarker developments in four major therapeutic areas, formally organized in the following tracks:

Joint Plenary Sessions

  • Opening Keynote Session: Historical Perspective & Current State of the Industry
  • Round Table Discussions
  • Lunch Session: Big Data Analytics & Bioinformatics for Biomarkers Development
  • Award Ceremony & Closing Keynote Session – Predictions for future

Oncology Biomarkers

  • Immuno-Oncology Biomarkers
  • Circulating Tumor Cells, Microvesicles, DNA and RNA

Neurological Biomarkers

  • Biomarkers for Early Identification of Neurological Disease
  • Monitoring Progression and Treatment Efficacy using Biomarkers

Inflammatory & Immunological Biomarkers

  • Biomarkers for Early Progressive Inflammatory & Immunological Diseases
  • Biomarkers as Surrogate Endpoints for Clinical Trials


PACK EXPO East 2018

The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies

Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA United States

April 16, 2018 - April 18, 2018 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Who Attends

PACK EXPO East’s 6,000 attendees include teams from major CPGs in 40+ vertical industries. They are managers, engineers, brand managers, package developers, sales and marketing professionals and others looking to keep up with technological change, improve production and enhance their brand.


Who Exhibits

Approximately 400 leading suppliers of advanced packaging equipment, automation, robotics and controls, materials, containers, printing and labeling technologies and other supply chain solutions exhibit at PACK EXPO East.


Focused Event, Broad Impact

Suppliers and attendees can spend quality time discussing the latest technology and trends.


Free Education

On the show floor, Innovation Stage hosts free 30-minute seminars on industry breakthroughs.

ExcipientFest Americas

The International Pharmaceutical Excipients Council (IPEC)

The Ritz Carlton San Juan, Carolina, San Juan Puerto Rico

April 30, 2018 - May 02, 2018 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Workshops:  April 30, 2018

Expo and Conference:  May 1-2, 2018

ExcipientFest attracts Pharmaceutical Scientists from the Americas and around the world to a two day forum for cutting-edge scientific developments. ExcipientFest features in-depth technical talks on Excipient Technology, New Drug Applications and Regulatory Issues from industry’s top-pharmaceutical experts. The seminar is designed to have a total science focus and to be true to the role of functionality of pharma ingredients in the formulation process.

2018 BIO International Convention

Biotechnology Innovation Organization

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston, MA United States

June 04, 2018 - June 07, 2018 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

BIO is Back in Boston to Celebrate 25 Years of Innovation

The BIO International Convention is hosted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO).  BIO represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations.  BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products.

BIO performs many services for members, but none of them are more visible than the BIO International Convention.  The BIO International Convention helps BIO fulfill its mission to help grow the global biotech industry.  Profits from the BIO International Convention are returned to the biotechnology industry by supporting BIO programs and initiatives.  BIO works throughout the year to create a policy environment that enables the industry to continue to fulfill its vision of bettering the world through biotechnology innovation.

The key benefits of attending the BIO International Convention are access to global biotech and pharma leaders via BIO One-on-One Partnering, exposure to industry though-leaders with over 1,500 education sessions at your fingertips, and unparalleled networking opportunities with 16,000+ attendees from 76 countries.

Nicholas Hall’s North American OTC Conference 2018

Nicholas Hall Group of Companies

The Westin Governor Morris, Morristown, New Jersey United States

June 20, 2018 - June 21, 2018 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Future of Consumer Self-Care & OTC Solutions

With Rx-to-OTC Switch having been the main source of innovation in North America over recent years, this two-day event will focus on what the future holds for Consumer Self-Care & OTC.

(This conference is being co-hosted by Everything Health.  Everything Health delivers innovative strategy and integrated services to activate business transformations in the vibrant U.S. Consumer Healthcare market.)

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