Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Marketwire and ExL Pharma arnnounce partnership

05/27/09 -- Marketwire and ExL Pharma are proud to announce their partnership for the 5th Annual Public Relations and Communications Summit, taking place at the Pfizer World Headquarters in Manhattan on July 27-28, 2009. Marketwire is now the official newswire of this leading meeting for communications professionals in pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

Featuring over forty-five speakers from top industry companies, this event will provide comprehensive presentations, panel discussions and opportunities for dialogue around issues that are most relevant to product, corporate and organizational communicators. Attendance is limited to 200 attendees due to space limitations, so anyone interested in joining us is encouraged to register now.

For full event details, please visit When registering, please use discount code: P228MW for a 5% discount of registration prices.

ExL Pharma's Lindsay Slater, conference director of the event, says, "We are receiving an overwhelming response to this event. With the outstanding caliber of speakers and companies represented, seats are going fast. Industry communicators are eager to hear from so many VPs from leading pharmaceutical companies and are especially looking forward to the FDA presentation. We are looking forward to an extremely productive and interactive meeting."

This event will provide concrete strategies for a range of topics relevant to PR professionals, including how to prepare for and anticipate change within internal and external communications, as well as how to manage fears and concerns in an uncertain economy.

"We are thrilled to be partnering with an organization of this caliber," said Marketwire Vice President Sylvie Harton. "And we look forward to providing EXL Pharma's attendees and sponsors with the latest tools, services and technologies to enhance the reach of their news and information."

Now in its fifth year, the PR and Communications Summit has earned tremendous accolades from past attendees:

"This conference was excellent. Top notch speakers and terrific networking opportunities with industry colleagues." -- PR Director, SANOFI PASTEUR

"Great overview of what is current and relevant to US Pharma and biotech and excellent speaking faculty." -- Vice President, Global Communications, SERONO

Highlighted sessions include:


The Pharmaceutical Industry Saves Millions of Lives, but Can it Save Itself?\

  • Steve Lampert, Executive Director, Corporate Affairs, ASTRAZENECA
  • Richard Salem, Executive Director, Public Affairs, DAIICHI SANKYO
  • Tim Hunt, Vice President, Public Affairs, BIOGEN IDEC
  • David Krawitz, Executive Director, Global Reputation Management &
  • Product Communications, AMGEN
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