Questex Rebrands Digital Signage Expo to Digital Signage Experience, New Brand “Elevates the Experience” to Connect the Digital and Physical Worlds

Adds Event Marketing Expert Sarah Joy Lagunzad to Lead Marketing; Opens Call for Speakers

NEW YORK, Aug. 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  Questex today announces the rebranding of Digital Signage Expo to Digital Signage Experience taking place March 22-24, 2022 in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Digital Signage Experience provides the perfect opportunity for digital signage suppliers and solution providers to connect with buyers looking to use digital signage technology to educate, entertain and inspire.

The new brand reflects the focus on “elevating the experience” for Digital Signage Experience moving forward. The logo builds on the existing brand, with added depth and dimension to connect both the digital and physical worlds.

“We wanted the brand to demonstrate that the new DSE – Digital Signage Experience – retains the excitement and innovation that it has always stood for, but with an expanded mission and a broader audience. We believe the colorful new three-dimensional logo communicates that,” said Marian Sandberg, VP & Market Leader, Live Design International and Digital Signage Experience.

Sarah Joy (SJ) Lagunzad to Lead Digital Signage Experience Marketing
As a part of these new marketing efforts, event marketing expert Sarah Joy (SJ) Lagunzad joins Questex as a Senior Marketing Manager for Digital Signage Experience, Live Design International and XLive. Lagunzad brings 15 years of event marketing experience in live event production and the digital signage industry to Questex. Her goal is for live events to enrich and breathe new life into consumer experiences, allowing creativity and interconnectedness to flourish and expand their perspectives.

“SJ has devoted her career to developing the marketing vision and leadership that fosters brand recognition and growth. We are thrilled to welcome her to our team. Her passion and creativity for event marketing is infectious,” added Sandberg.

In addition, with over ten years of marketing experience in the digital signage marketplace, working with a variety of companies including Reality Interactive and Broadsign, Sonal Patel is working with Questex in a consultative role on Digital Signage Experience marketing.

Digital Signage Experience 2022 Call for Speakers
The Digital Signage Experience 2022 call for speakers is open. Digital Signage Experience is seeking case studies and real-world experience from professionals who are using digital signage and interactive technology to revolutionize communications and build brand experiences. The deadline is September 30, 2021. Apply here.

To learn more about Digital Signage Experience taking place March 22-24, 2022 in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center, click here.

To learn more about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, click here.

Stay connected with Digital Signage Experience on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

About Questex
Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.

Media Contact
Sonal Patel
917 858 0390
[email protected] 

Questex Bolsters its DSE Team with the Addition of Industry Veteran David Drain

NEW YORK, Aug. 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex today announces industry veteran David Drain will join DSE as the Director, Event Programs. Drain will build a world-class education program for DSE 2022, covering every aspect of digital and interactive display technology, from concept and design to content and analytics.

“We couldn’t be happier that David has joined the incredible team that’s being built for DSE,” says VP & Market Leader Marian Sandberg. “We recently announced our March 2022 show dates, that Brad Gleeson joined our team, and now the addition of David to build our conference program. DSE is in a strong position to lead the market into the next evolution of innovations in digital and interactive display technologies. We look forward to sharing more details about DSE in the near future.”

Prior to Questex, Drain was with Networld Media Group for over 15 years, serving most recently as the Senior Vice President of Events and the Managing Director of the Interactive Customer Experience (ICX) Association. Drain created and oversaw a range of events, including the ICX Summit, the CONNECT Mobile CX Summit, the Bank Customer Experience (BCX) Summit and the Self-Service Innovation Summit. Drain initially joined Networld as the Executive Director of the Self-Service & Kiosk Association and the following year co-founded the Digital Signage Association, an early partner of DSE.

“I’m thrilled to be joining Questex and the DSE team specifically. I look forward to working with the many players in the digital signage and digital experience industries – some I’ve known for years — to make DSE the best it can be and an event not to be missed,” says Drain.

To learn more about DSE, taking place March 22-24, 2022 in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center, click here.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Marian Sandberg at [email protected].

Stay connected with DSE on Twitter.

About Questex
Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.

Media Contact
Sonal Patel
917 858 0390
[email protected]

 

Questex Announces the 2021 Fierce Pharma Marketing Awards Finalists

Winners to be Revealed September 29 at Fierce Pharma Marketing Awards Dinner in Philadelphia, During the Digital Pharma East Conference

NEW YORK, Aug. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Questex announced the Fierce Pharma Marketing Awards finalists. The Fierce Pharma Marketing Awards honor leadership, vision, innovation and strategic accomplishments within the pharma marketing and advertising community.

The Awards program received hundreds of submissions in all 13 categories, which were updated this year to include the industry’s ever-changing trends. The finalists were chosen based on creativity, strategy, audience impact, social good, innovation and effectiveness. “This year we were delighted to receive a large number of high-quality submissions across 13 categories. Congratulations to the finalists and many thanks to our panel of expert judges for their hard work in making this year’s competition a success,” commented Beth Snyder Bulik, Senior Editor, Fierce Pharma Marketing. This year’s judging panel included experts from the top agencies involved in life sciences marketing and communications.

The 2021 finalists are:

COVID-19 Pandemic-related Campaign

A Love Letter to Black America from America’s Black Doctors and Nurses
Real Chemistry and BCAC

CIN Risk Disease Awareness
Proximyl Health

Combatting Misinformation: Reliable COVID-19 Resources
epocrates

Healthy Conversations: How to Encourage COVID-19 Vaccination
Verywell

Katie Couric Explores: Cancer During COVID-19, in collaboration with Merck
Real Chemistry and Merck

More Than Hope
TrendyMinds & Eli Lilly and Company

NEXUS and Building Mental Resiliency Video Series
Real Chemistry & Otsuka

OptimizeRx COVID-19 Consumer Health Communications
OptimizeRx

Pfizer and the Historic Biopharma Industry Pledge to #standwithscience on Coronavirus Vaccines
Real Chemistry and Pfizer

Wear A Mask NY
Chimney Group

Digital Campaign – Non-Social Media
Sponsored by DeepIntent

CIN Risk Disease Awareness
Proximyl Health

CooperVision: MiSight® 1 day contact lenses
EvolveMKD, CooperVision

Expression Days
Havas Life Medicom

SELF: My Way To Well x Biohaven NURTEC ODT
Condé Nast

Innovation Challenge

Neuropathy Reality Experience
Proximyl Health

NHS CKD Chatbot
MedTrix Healthcare LLC

RepReach™: CONNECTING SALES REPS WITH CUSTOMERS
ENTRADA & Janssen

The Facial Anatomy Application
MedTrix Healthcare Communication Services Pvt Ltd

Medical Conference or Event Marketing

A Mystery to Me Premiere
argenx and closerlook

Akebia Medical Gallery (Virtual Congress Booth)
Syneos Health

CIN Risk Disease Awareness
Proximyl Health

Facing MBC Together
Proximyl Health

Multicultural Campaign

A Love Letter to Black America from America’s Black Doctors and Nurses
Real Chemistry & BCAC

Do U Dance Challenge
N2 a Publicis Groupe Company

Even The Odds
EMCAY and AMGEN

Katie Couric Explores: Cancer During COVID-19, in collaboration with Merck
Real Chemistry and Merck

Spot Her
Marina Maher Communications and Eisai Inc.

New Brand Launch
Sponsored by DrFirst

Social First Strategu to Launch MYCAPSSA, a breakthrough treatment for Acromegaly
Live World

CooperVision: MiSight® 1 day contact lenses
EvolveMKD, CooperVision

IMVEXXY | Long May She Reign
TherapeuticsMD & McCann New York

FINTEPLA Welcome Kit
Zogenix

Online Video or Film

A Mystery to Me
argenx and closerlook

COVID-19 and the Science of Soap
INVIVO – a Red Nucleus company

Facing MBC Together
Proximyl Health

HIF Pathway Live Action Video
Syneos Health

ICON Omnichannel Explainer Video
ICON plc

Katie Couric Explores: Cancer During COVID-19, in collaboration with Merck
Real Chemistry

Stay Calm Mom: A Pregnancy Video Docuseries
Verywell

Tysabri (Biogen) x Condé Nast x PHM
Condé Nast

Unscripted | Patient Stories
Rauxa

Pharma TV

A Mystery to Me
argenx and closerlook

HCPs are Consumers, too. – A ConnectedTV campaign
CMI Media Group

No Time To Wait
Bristol Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance, Carat & iProspect, Havas Media, Heartbeat, Publicis North America, Real Chemistry

“Storied Eyes”
Area 23, An IPG Health Company and Horizon Therapeutics

Print for Consumer

RESTASIS® New Patient Starter Kit
Xavier Creative House and Allergan, AbbVie Company

Facing MBC Together
Proximyl Health

Grifols Bloodstream Portfolio – Campaign Launch
SFC Group

Healthful Living—Cold & Flu
PAC Media Group/Pangaea Creative House

Professional Marketing
Sponsored by Doximity

Darzalex Faspro
CMI Media Group

Gentle Giant
AVEO Oncology and Guidemark Health

Neuropathy Reality Experience
Proximyl Health

Who is Behind the Keyword? Optimizing Paid Search Toward Verified HCPs
Publicis Health Media 

Public Relations Campaign

A Love Letter to Black America from America’s Black Doctors and Nurses
Real Chemistry & BCAC

CooperVision: MiSight® 1 day contact lenses
EvolveMKD, CooperVision

Improving Diversity and Enrollment in Clinical Trials With Media and Community Relations Clinical Research Associates
Data Points to Rare
Intouch Group

Social Media for Consumer

3 Steps to Prep
TrendyMinds & Eli Lilly and Company

CooperVision: MiSight® 1 day contact lenses
EvolveMKD, CooperVision

MG United
argenx and closerlook

Pfizer and the Historic Biopharma Industry Pledge to #StandWithScience on Coronavirus Vaccines
Real Chemistry

The So Done Club
Heartbeat and Agile Therapeutics

Website for Consumer

Galactosemia Together
Heartbeat and Applied Therapeutics

MG United
argenx and closerlook

NEXUS and Building Mental Resiliency Video Series
Real Chemistry & Otsuka

Real-World Patient Database: Uncommon EGFR Mutations in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
GSW

A Site That Drives Action and Helps Patients Feel Better
Verywell

“It’s been a challenging year for pharma, but it’s also been a creative and innovative one. Pharma marketers and their agencies quickly embraced pandemic-forced changes—moving to digital communications and figuring out how to shoot TV commercials safely, for instance—and continued to produce creative and compelling campaigns all year. We look forward to seeing everybody in Philadelphia in September where we will reveal the winning entries,” said Tracy Station, Editor-in-Chief, Fierce Pharma.

The winners will be announced at the Fierce Pharma Marketing Awards Dinner on September 29th at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, as part of the Digital Pharma East Conference.

The awards event is sponsored by DeepIntent, DrFirst and Doximity. 

For sponsorship opportunities contact: 

Andy Walker 
Dor Peled 
Shauna Greg 

[email protected]

[email protected] 

[email protected] 

To attend the Digital Pharma East conference and the Awards dinner, click here.

About Questex
Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.

Media Contact
Jennifer Woods
Vice President, Fierce Life Sciences Events
[email protected]

Questex’s Fierce BioTech and Fierce Pharma Present Trial Master File Summit this Fall in New Orleans

TMF and Clinical Professionals to Exchange Actionable Strategies, Best Practices and Insights to Shape the Future of the Industry

NEW YORK, Aug. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s Fierce BioTech and Fierce Pharma announce the 10th Trial Master File Summit. Trial Master File Summit will take place October 25-27 in New Orleans. Register to attend here. Early bird registration ends on September 3.

Aimee Gutzler, Senior Conference Director, Fierce Life Sciences said, “The Trial Master File Summit has been the cornerstone event in Clinical Document Management since its inception ten years ago. This year’s conference program is guided by our esteemed advisory board and will continue upon its legacy of providing the TMF community with actionable strategies and useful tools needed to return to work informed, equipped, and inspired to guide their organization’s TMF to its full potential.”

Trial Master File Summit has received outstanding feedback from TMF and clinical professionals. Here is what they had to say:

“The subject matter experts that were presenting and on panels were amazing, so much knowledge and willingness to SHARE that information.”

“Getting to talk with various TMF stakeholders across the industry is so helpful! Especially seeing what everyone is doing and what are the options and ideas out there for consideration.”

Program highlights include:

Four educational workshops
Four themed tracks with general sessions across two days
Detailed case studies and informational sessions featuring lessons learned in TMF operations, partnerships, functional areas, Quality, inspection readiness, and eTMF/technology enhancements
50+ expert speakers from varying sized pharma, CRO, site, and vendor organizations
More than ten dedicated hours of networking with the TMF community
Vendor exhibits with representatives to help solve your team’s challenges

To register to attend, click here. Early bird pricing ends September 3.

Trial Master File Summit sponsors include:

Premier Partner: PhlexGlobal
Strategic Partners: IQVIA Technologies, GCP, LMK Clinical Research Consulting and Trial Interactive
Sponsors: Arkiuvm, Ennov, Florence, Medidata

For speaking opportunities, contact Aimee Gutzler at [email protected]
For sponsorship opportunities, contact: Teneyke Smith at [email protected]

Stay connected with Trial Master File Summit on Twitter or LinkedIn.

About Questex
Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.

Media Contact
Richard Watanabe
Senior Marketing Manager, Life Sciences and Healthcare  
Questex
E: [email protected]
O: 212.400.6243

Questex’s Fierce Life Sciences Clinical Quality Oversight Forum is the First Post-Pandemic In-Person Event for the Clinical Research Community

The Annual Gathering features Expert Speakers from Astellas, Merck, Roche/Genentech, Avrobio, Clovis Oncology, Boston Scientific, Bill & Melinda Gates MRI and More

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The 12th Clinical Quality Oversight Forum (CQOF), presented by Fierce Life Sciences, a division of Questex, returns as the annual face-to-face gathering for clinical quality, operations and compliance professionals on September 27-29, 2021. For more information and to register, click here.

Not only is this the first post-pandemic clinical quality event, but it’s also the first hybrid event. Clinical professionals can participate in the full three-day event by attending in-person or virtually and watch the general sessions as they are live streamed.

David Fryrear, well-known Clinical Quality Champion and Executive Vice President, Head of QA at Astellas, serve as the esteemed Conference Chair. In addition, Jonathan Taylor, Industry Visionary and Vice President, Global Head of Product Development Quality at Roche/Genentech delivers the keynote address presenting on Trust Through Transparency: The Modernization of Quality as an Enabler of Industry Transformation.

CQOF provides an in-depth education on strategies for optimizing clinical quality across all stakeholders, including topics such as:

Quality Tolerance Limits
Proactive Risk Management at Small Companies
Clinical CAPAs
Quality vs. Business Needs in Clinical Research
Risk-Based Auditing
Critical to Quality Factors

eTMF as an Oversight Tool
Monitoring in a Decentralized World
Culture of Quality
Documenting Oversight
Training the Next Generation of Quality Professionals
GCP Inspection Gossip

Kristen Hunter, Senior Conference Director at Fierce Life Sciences, has been producing CQOF since its inception and said, “We’ve seen an overwhelmingly positive response to bringing this event back to in-person. Our audience is excited and ready to reap the many benefits from the invaluable networking that can only be found through face-to-face interactions. We have some exciting things planned to make this onsite experience one you will never forget. We hope you join us and be part of this growing clinical quality community.”

For more information on the Clinical Quality Oversight Forum and to register click here.

For speaking opportunities, contact Kristen Hunter at [email protected].

For more information regarding sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, please contact Teneyke Smith at [email protected].

Stay connected with CQOF on LinkedIn and Twitter.

About Questex
Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.  

Media Contact
Linda Lam
Director of Marketing
Fierce Life Sciences & Healthcare
[email protected]

Questex’s Luxury Travel Advisor’s Ultra Summit Reunites Industry

NEW YORK, Aug. 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s Luxury Travel Advisor’s Ultra Summit has announced that its 2022 event will be held at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa in Manalapan, Florida from July 24-26, 2022.

The news came just as Ultra Summit 2021 was wrapping up at La Cantera Resort & Spa in San Antonio, Texas where luxury travel advisors and suppliers met in an intimate setting for one-to-one meetings and networking.

This was one of the first live events for the luxury travel industry in 2021 and advisors and suppliers were excited to be back together.

Alexi Khajavi, Group President, Questex Travel & Hospitality, said, “With luxury leisure travel leading the industry’s return to profitability, there is truly no better time than now to bring together some of the greatest minds in luxury travel to understand the shifts in customer expectations coming out of this pandemic. As an industry that is deeply rooted in experiences, it is our duty to come together to strategize and reset, not only to provide new opportunities for travelers to get back to exploring the world safely, but more importantly for us as an industry to showcase our resilience. We’re back in business, and it feels good.”

Ultra Summit is known for its exceptional programming curated to arm attendees with the data and information they need to make strategic business decisions that will ultimately impact their bottom line. The event began with a welcome reception, followed by two days of one-to-one meetings and insightful presentations, including a keynote, “How Research & Data Can Help Us Navigate the New Luxury Landscape,” in which Julie Cuesta, EVP, Managing Director, MMGY Myriad, shared insights from MMGY’s Travel Intelligence’s most recent edition of Portrait of the American Traveler, highlighting how travel planning behaviors have changed and what destinations are now of most interest to travelers. Her presentation was followed by a keynote featuring Betsy Allen-Manning, Founder & CEO, Motiv8u Enterprises who captivated the audience by giving them six core strategies for developing a game plan that works and building a resilient mindset.

The unique insights and varying opinions of the summit’s attendees delivered a broad range of perspectives on the ever-evolving luxury niche. Top consortia were well-represented at Ultra, including Virtuoso, Signature Travel Network, Travel Leaders Group, Ensemble Travel Group and American Express; those who drive hundreds of millions of dollars in luxury travel revenue annually.

“After dealing with Covid over the past year, this summit has lifted my spirits and energized my outlook going forward,” says Krista Betts, Manager, Senior Luxury Travel Advisor at Balboa Travel, Inc. “Learning and listening to my industry colleagues over the past two days has equipped me with actionable tools that can be implemented right away. The keynote speaker reiterated much needed daily practices – daily affirmations, gratitude, ‘to do’ lists etc. I would highly recommend this conference to new and seasoned advisors – a wealth of information.”

Leading luxury suppliers with targeted offerings for the luxury leisure traveler once again were invited to participate in this limited capacity event. Through the event’s signature matchmaking tool, suppliers were able to meet with advisors one-on-one resulting in transactions that generate revenue for both parties.

“This has been a very valuable experience,” says Karina Gaughran, Director of Leisure Sales at Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort & Club. “I’ve met a lot of people who I had not met before – excellent advisors who I will do business with and who represent the clientele we are looking for. The matchmaking system worked out perfectly for me. One hundred percent, I will be back.”

For those interested in becoming a supplier at a future Ultra Summit, please contact our team. For those interested in applying to become a hosted advisor, please reach out to Andrea Hutchinson, Senior Manager, Marketing & Buyer Acquisition.

To learn more about Luxury Travel Advisor’s Ultra Summit visit www.ltaultrasummit.com.

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About Questex 
Questex helps people live better and longer. Questex brings people together in the markets that help people live better: travel, hospitality and wellness; the industries that help people live longer: life science and healthcare; and the technologies that enable and fuel these new experiences. We live in the experience economy – connecting our ecosystem through live events, surrounded by data insights and digital communities. We deliver experience and real results. It happens here.  

MEDIA CONTACT: 
Andrea Hutchinson
[email protected] 
212-895-8283