Questex Enters the Higher Education Market, Launches Fierce Education

Appoints Kathleen Connolly, Market Leader, and Elliot Markowitz, Content Lead

NEW YORK, Oct. 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — From course design to distance learning and student engagement, the world of pedagogy has been dramatically influenced by the role of education technology. Today, Questex officially enters the education technology marketplace, which is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 18.1% from 2020 to 2027. (Grand View Research) 

Fierce Education (fierceeducation.com) is the place where higher education leaders, faculty and those driving technology adoption decisions in education can access proven methods and best practices in distance and blended learning. It covers the intersection where faculty and student needs meet and highlight the people, products and places that are leading the Fierce Education charge. Fierce Education was created with the same “Fierce” tenacity shared by the educators who are fighting their way to build better models for this evolving blended teaching and learning environment.

“Fierce Education will serve as an intelligent information source through digital and virtual solutions and ultimately events. It will also deliver opinions and commentary in this highly disruptive market on the topics of inclusivity, accessibility, administration, best practices, distance learning and pedagogy,” said Rhiannon James, Group President, Questex. “Fierce Education follows the established and successful Fierce content model. We have built a deep and robust audience database in this vertical market and now with the addition of top leadership we have a winning formula. Our proprietary framework of delivering world-class content, strong audience interaction and identifying and launching events allows us to replicate and scale quickly into new verticals organically.”

Fierce Education is targeted to higher education faculty; presidents, deans, provosts and chief academic officers; directors of online, distance, e-learning; and CIO, CTO and directors in charge of online education systems. The content mix and strategy provides the higher education audience with news, analysis, best practices and data. Faculty and educator-focused content will center on the greater good as well as the people making a difference, applied to the higher education market as a follow on to the momentum created with REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit, which showcased more than 100 speakers from 60 universities and institutions. The event drew 50,000 professors, instructors, lecturers, teaching professionals, instructional designers, provosts, deans, department chairs and administrators registered from more than 150 universities and institutions across the world, with 26,000 attending on the first day.

Questex is growing its team with world-class talent. Two senior executives, Kathleen Connolly and Elliot Markowitz have been tapped to lead the Fierce Education Group.

James added, “With a forward-thinking approach, Questex continues to attract top talent with critical skill sets in information services. Kathleen is an accomplished business driver with a track record of growth, while, Elliot is a skillful and experienced editor known for building successful communities. Kathleen and Elliot will help us continue to build on our foundation of Fierce Education.”

As Market Leader of Fierce Education, Connolly will be responsible for growth through new product development, cross-platform strategies, strategic acquisitions and partnerships. A dynamic leader with a track record of achieving award-winning results by bringing teams together collaboratively, Connolly was most recently General Manager of Informa Tech’s Enterprise & Connected Innovation Group managing events, media and marketing services. Earlier, Connolly had a long successful career at United Business Media LLC. Her last position at the company was Executive Vice President of Sales Events and Media where she led a team selling technology events and media products and services.

As Content Lead of Fierce Education, Markowitz will lead the content development and strategy for Fierce Education. Markowitz has been an editor and content specialist with deep experience across all content touch points with specific vertical expertise in technology, business, hospitality and healthcare. He has built content marketing services businesses from the ground up for companies such as Madison Logic, as well as others, and has run countless integrated content programs for top enterprises. Markowitz was most recently the Chief Content Strategist and Founder of EMedia Strategies. He served as SVP, Editorial for Ziff Davis Enterprise overseeing all editorial brands including eWeek, Baseline, CIO Insights and The Channel Insider. Markowitz also was the editor of Computer Reseller News (CRN) and CRM Magazine and launched the editorial webcast and virtual tradeshow businesses for Ziff Davis Media and Nielsen Business Media. He was a weekly technology and business blogger for The VAR Guy (currently Channel Futures) and a contributor to other business media brands. 

To learn more about Fierce Education, visit: https://www.fierceeducation.com. To sign up for the Fierce Education newsletter, click here. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Kathleen Connolly at kconnolly@questex.com.

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
Kate Spellman
Chief Marketing Officer
Questex
kspellman@questex.com
212 895 8488

Hosted by Questex’s Fierce Pharma Marketing, Digital Pharma Innovation Week Taps Heavy-Hitters to Discuss the Full Value Chain of Life Science Marketing

Award-winning journalist and Co-Founder of Katie Couric Media and Stand Up To Cancer, Katie Couric and Associate Vice President, Global Head of Health Communications & Engagement Claire Mulhearn of Merck to discuss how the two organizations have worked together over the past two years to develop meaningful programming for the cancer community

The Five-Day Virtual Event Showcases Life Sciences Digital Innovations October 26-30

NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Experts from biotech and big pharma companies are pushing the boundaries with evolved customer engagement strategies, developing campaigns to raise awareness during a pandemic and launching products in a digital world. Questex’s Fierce Pharma Marketing, a year-round network for buyers and sellers engaged in pharmaceutical marketing and commercialization, presents Digital Pharma Innovation Week, a five-day virtual event that will cover in-depth topics across the full value chain of life science marketing and digital health. The event is scheduled for October 26-30. Register here.

Digital Pharma Innovation Week will bring the industry together to discuss digital innovation. Fierce Pharma Marketing’s Senior Editor, Beth Bulik, will moderate a keynote panel with award-winning journalist and Co-Founder of Katie Couric Media and Stand Up To Cancer, Katie Couric, and Claire Mulhearn, Associate Vice President, Global Head of Health Communications & Engagement, Merck, about their successful two-year partnership and how they are working together to reach the cancer community in meaningful ways through programs such as “With Love, Me and “Katie Couric Explores: Cancer During COVID-19.”

Vlad Coric, CEO, Biohaven Pharmaceuticals, Judy Stewart, Senior Vice President, US Vaccines, GSK and Mark Reisenauer, Senior Vice President, Oncology Business Unit, Astellas will deliver the event’s keynote presentations.

In addition, Digital Pharma Innovation Week will feature the following pharma thought leaders:

  • Karan Arora, Chief Commercial Digital Officer and Global Vice President, AstraZeneca
  • Tina Goyal, Global Head Marketing Innovation and Execution, Novartis
  • Michael Jafar, Chief Marketing Officer, Evolus
  • Jeordan Legon, Senior Director, Digital Center of Excellence, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
  • Saad B Saeed, Senior Director, Global Digital/Technology Lead, Pfizer Vaccines & Medical Affairs, Pfizer
  • Roni Chase, Vice President, Global Marketing Lilly Oncology, Eli Lilly
  • Mark Plinio, Chief Commercial Officer, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals
  • Alisa Lask, Vice President and General Manager, Aesthetic Business Unit, Galderma

Targeted to brand teams, marketers, and executives in multichannel, commercial operations, customer engagement, innovation, IT, patient solutions and many more, Digital Pharma Innovation Week offers:

  • Five hours of curated content per day
  • 50 live sessions including case studies and practical sessions in five focus areas HCP Marketing; Patient Solutions; Data/Analytics; Omnichannel Engagement; and Media Strategy. Morning sessions will be dedicated to broad topics and big picture thinking, while afternoon sessions offer deep dive discussions
  • 75+ speakers defining their approach to digital innovation
  • Networking and learning opportunities from 3,000+ peers
  • Meetings with leaders one-on-one in the Digital Pharma Innovation Week Exhibit Hall

Rhiannon James, Questex Life Sciences President said, “For over a decade, Digital Pharma East and Digital Pharma West have been the leading events for marketing and digital experts in the life science industry. We’re thrilled to have a virtual setting to continue to share best practices and showcase the latest marketing innovations at companies of all sizes while being able to expand our Fierce Pharma Marketing community.”

“We understand the critical importance of digital innovation to drive the pharma industry forward,” said Miriam Paramore, President, OptimizeRx. “We’re pleased to collaborate with Fierce Pharma Marketing to share insights on communication solutions with the Digital Pharma Innovation Week audience. Our industry thought leaders are excited to discuss how life science companies can streamline connections with both physicians and patients in this ‘all-things-digital’ age.”

The Digital Pharma Innovation Week virtual event was created with guidance from a robust advisory board. They include: Amy West, Head of U.S. Digital Strategy, NOVO NORDISK; Sven Dethlefs, EVP Global Marketing & Portfolio, TEVA; April Lewis Mitchell, Vice President, US and Global CNS Marketing, OTSUKA; Bob Allen, Lead, Digital Operations Global Public Affairs, BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB; John Vieira, US Head of Commercialization, SOL-GEL; and Ana Maria Luque, Global Vice President, Meningococcal/ FSME/Customer Engagement, PFIZER.

A special thanks to the Digital Pharma Innovation Week sponsors: OptimizeRx, Doximity, Sermo, Outcome Health, BioPharm Communications, Swoop, Phreesia Life Sciences, Butler/Till, Cecelia Health, Viseven, AdhereTech, Health Union, LLC, Avant Healthcare, Fingerpaint, Aki Technologies, RxMx, Hale Advisors, Truveris, Celtio, Pandora, Sharecare, Syneos Health, IMRE Health, Aktana, LevelEx and ConnectiveRx.

Learn more about Fierce Pharma Marketing here. To register to attend Digital Pharma Innovation Week, click here. The event is free for pharma, medical device and biotech professionals as well as agencies. The event’s content will be available on demand through Digital Pharma Innovation Week’s partner, Content Hub.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Jennifer Woods at jwoods@questex.com.

Stay connected with Digital Pharma Innovation Week 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
Emily Sternberg
Senior Marketing Manager
Digital Pharma Innovation Week
esternberg@questex.com        

Questex’s Hospitality Insights Unveils “Solidarity with Hospitality,” a Six Month Complimentary Membership for Hospitality Professionals Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic

NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hospitality Insights, the forward-thinking membership platform for the global hospitality investment sector, from Questex, launches “Solidarity with Hospitality,” a six month complimentary membership for those who are currently between jobs or have been made redundant due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Katherine Doggrell, Editor-in-Chief, EMEA of Questex says: “The pandemic has cost most of us our freedom to travel and revel in the fruits of the sector we call home. As we try to curtail the spread of the virus, these necessary restrictions are now costing many members of our community their jobs. We want to support the people who have supported us while the industry adapts. It’s always been important to stay informed, but with trends and transactions accelerating during the pandemic, it is now critical.”

Every week on Hospitality Insights, a team of respected editors and contributors break the news on the activity in the hospitality sector, providing “content with purpose,” complete with informed comment and analysis from those involved including global investors, developers, operators and advisors. The platform is a dynamic subscription model providing clients with the tools they need to make the right connections, understand trends, and discover new opportunities and business contacts.

Topical areas included in year-round editorial coverage include adjacent spaces, asset management, destination outlook, development, design, investment, stakeholder alignment and tech.

Recent and most relevant coverage include a “how-to” guide in re-positioning yourself to find your next role in a drastically different and overly competitive market from Chris Mumford, Founder of Cervus Leadership Consulting, a 1:1 video interview with Keith Barr, CEO of IHG, at the recent AHC Reimagined virtual event discussing reopening business in an ever-changing regulatory environment, and an In Focus vodcast on retaining talent during the crisis.

A typical yearly subscription costs £599, but those who qualify for the “Solidarity with Hospitality” package will receive six months of access at no cost. The application form can be found here and questions can be directed to Peter Kealy, Delegate and Subscriptions Sales Representative, pkealy@questex.com.

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

Alexandra Aldridge

Marketing Director, Travel & Hospitality

aaldridge@questex.com

212-895-8284

Questex Cancels The StreamTV Show 2020 Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The StreamTV Show will reconvene in-person in June 2021.

NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex, the parent company of The StreamTV Show, announced today that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event has been forced to cancel. The state of Colorado is not allowing events of more than 100 people due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The StreamTV Show was scheduled to run October 5-7 at The Marriott Tech Hotel in Denver, CO.

We recognize the tremendous economic and emotional impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the global market, and we are committed to working with each stakeholder on a solution to support your business.

The StreamTV Show has been the fastest growing event in the television industry and industry professionals have come together for the past two years to learn, grow their businesses, network with their peers, and build lasting partnerships. Our thoughts go out to everyone who has been affected by the current situation and our number one priority remains keeping our entire community safe.

Our team is working through all logistics that are involved with cancelling an event. Exhibitors, sponsors, and attendees will be contacted shortly with additional information and ways to stay connected, including virtual and digital options.

Please contact the StreamTV Show team with any immediate questions here: streamtvshow.com/contact-us

Additional updates regarding The StreamTV Show will be published on streamtvshow.com.

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.

For further information, contact

Kate Spellman
Chief Marketing Officer
Questex
kspellman@questex.com
212-895-8488

Hosted by Nightclub & Bar Show and VIBE Conference, Questex Reimagines the Future of Events and Unveils the Bar & Restaurant Source Series

Six-month sales, education and networking virtual event series offers a brand-new approach for the industry to connect with owners, operators and suppliers

NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — With bars and restaurants facing their biggest challenge due to the pandemic, the industry has been hit hard and needs immediate support. In response, Questex is reimagining the future of events with the Bar & Restaurant Source Series, a six-month virtual event series that keeps owners, operators, investors and suppliers engaged with sales and marketing programs, skills development, staff retention tools and networking opportunities.

“The pandemic has had a devastating effect on bars and restaurants. Owners, operators and suppliers are all suffering, and at this time, no one can say for sure when live events will resume. We recognize these challenges and understand that this unique crisis requires a unique solution to support the industry at its time of need. We’ve developed a new six-month industry engagement program that provides vital sales and networking opportunities each month, directly aligned with current industry needs. This offers a clear and sustained opportunity to give businesses the best chance of success into 2021 and beyond,” said Tim McLucas, Vice President, Bar & Restaurant, Questex.

Hosted by the producers of the Nightclub & Bar Show and VIBE Conference, this first of its kind program will help exhibitors, sponsors and suppliers reconnect until the industry is able to gather in a mass setting. With live on location recording taking place in bars and restaurants throughout the United States to support local operators, the Series will visit the heart of the industry to capture and share, key lessons learned and innovative ideas that have helped operators maintain or drive new business in the face of adversity.

Presented over two half days each month for six months, the Bar & Restaurant Source Series will offer new, fresh content each month, including:

  • Education. Current and relevant “how to” education to save, support or grow a business
  • Sales opportunities. Multiple one-to-one meetings with owners, operators and investors that are buying now
  • Marketing opportunities. Live product demonstrations that showcase the latest innovation that is making a difference in the industry
  • Networking opportunities. Networking programs with owners, operators and investors throughout each half day session
  • Skills development. Access to free skills development and certification programs to prepare industry professionals for the new industry requirements

The Bar & Restaurant Source Series will cover six themes. The schedule follows:
1st On Location Recording: Washington, D.C.
Virtual Event Air Dates November 10 and 17
Theme: Technology

2nd On Location Recording: Seattle, WA
Virtual Event Air Dates December 7 and 14
Theme: Operations

3rd On Location Recording: Austin, TX
Virtual Event Air Dates January 13 and 26
Theme: Marketing

4th On Location Recording: Las Vegas, NV
Virtual Event Air Dates February 9 and 22
Theme: Food & Beverage

5th On Location Recording: New York, NY
Virtual Event Air Dates March 8 and 22
Theme: People & Staffing

6th On Location Recording: Los Angeles, CA
Virtual Event Air Dates April 12 and 26
Theme: Guest Experience

To learn more and register to attend the free Bar & Restaurant Source Series, visit https://events.barandrestaurantexpo.com/. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Jamie Schroeder at jschroeder@questex.com or Veronica Gonnello at vgonnello@questex.com.

Stay connected with the Bar & Restaurant Source Series on Facebook and Instagram @nightclubbar and follow #RecoverRebuildReforge.

Questex’s Bar & Restaurant group will bring the industry together at Nightclub & Bar Show, June 28-30, 2021 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV.

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
Michelle Osborne
Questex
mosborne@questex.com
617.219.8305

CORRECTING and REPLACING — Questex Cancels Nightclub & Bar Show 2020 Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Nightclub & Bar Show Reconvenes in June 2021

NEW YORK, Aug. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In a release issued under the same headline on August 21, 2020 by Questex, please note the first paragraph has been corrected to reflect the most accurate COVID-19 information for the State of Nevada. The corrected release follows:

Questex, the parent company of Nightclub & Bar Show scheduled for October 19-21, 2020 inside the Las Vegas Convention Center, has been forced to cancel due to the current State of Nevada virus mitigation mandate limiting group gatherings to 50 people or less.

Nightclub & Bar Show has been the hub for bar, restaurant, and nightlife professionals to come together with their passion for hospitality to learn, grow their businesses, and network with their peers, while building lasting partnerships and friendships. The 2021 edition is scheduled to take place June 28-30, 2021 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. This will be the first time in 34 years the event has been forced to cancel. Our thoughts go out to everyone who has been affected by the current situation and our number one priority remains keeping our entire community safe.

Our team is working through all the logistics that are involved with cancelling an event. We understand that you will have questions and concerns. All attendee registration tickets purchased for the original Nightclub & Bar Show 2020 dates will be honored for a full credit towards the 2021 event. Exhibitors will be contacted soon with information. Please contact Tim McLucas, Vice President, Hospitality Group, at tmclucas@questex.com with immediate exhibitor inquiries.

Additional updates regarding Nightclub & Bar Show will be published on ncbshow.com

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

Kate Spellman
Chief Marketing Officer
Questex
kspellman@questex.com
212-895-8488

Questex’s Travel Agent Magazine and Travel Agent Central Open Nominations for Annual 30Under30 Program

NEW YORK, Aug. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s Travel Agent magazine and Travel Agent Central are opening up nominations for the annual 30Under30 program.

Candidates for 30Under30 nominate themselves for the program. Nominees must be currently employed at any level as a travel consultant, should have completed a significant project for his or her travel agency, and be recognized by heads of his or her own organization as an emerging leader.

The program, which has been in place since 2008, has helped spur the next generation of travel advisors who will discover new places to go and new ways to connect with travelers. Over the past several years, this feature has created a buzz in the industry and also helped fuel a community of young professionals who enjoy being a part of a special, growing niche in the travel business.

“We are looking forward to reviewing this year’s applicants,” said Ruthanne Terrero, Vice President, Questex Travel & Meetings Group. “This year has been especially challenging for our industry; it will be interesting to see the advisors who have endured and risen to become emerging leaders.”

“My inclusion in 30Under30 was a meaningful way to differentiate myself early on in my career. The program opened countless doors with suppliers and hoteliers alike and also established a more professional persona amongst my peers,” said Julia Pirrung, President, JetSet World Travel.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, September 30th. Travel Advisors who wish to be considered should fill out the form in this link.

Those chosen for the “Class of 2020” 30Under30 program will be featured in the December issue of Travel Agent magazine and online at Travel Agent Central.

About Travel Agent Magazine

Travel Agent magazine brings you the most focused and engaged readers who not only rely on us for research, supplier information and sales tips, but also share the content with colleagues and clients, giving brands even more exposure. Join the Travel Agent Magazine Facebook page

About Travel Agent Central

Travel Agent Central is the travel trade’s MOST valuable digital portal providing agents the pertinent information to stay a step ahead and increase sales. Visit Travel Agent Central

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:

Matt Turner
E: mturner@questex.com
P: 212-895-8289

Questex Cancels Nightclub & Bar Show 2020 Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Nightclub & Bar Show Reconvenes in June 2021

NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex, the parent company of Nightclub & Bar Show, today announces the event will be forced to cancel, as the Las Vegas Convention Center has declared no large-scale events can take place in the building for the rest of the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nightclub & Bar Show was scheduled to run October 19-21, 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, in Las Vegas, NV.

Nightclub & Bar Show has been the hub for bar, restaurant, and nightlife professionals to come together with their passion for hospitality to learn, grow their businesses, and network with their peers, while building lasting partnerships and friendships. The 2021 edition is scheduled to take place June 28-30, 2021 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV. This will be the first time in 34 years the event has been forced to cancel. Our thoughts go out to everyone who has been affected by the current situation and our number one priority remains keeping our entire community safe.

Our team is working through all the logistics that are involved with cancelling an event. We understand that you will have questions and concerns. All attendee registration tickets purchased for the original Nightclub & Bar Show 2020 dates will be honored for a full credit towards the 2021 event. Exhibitors will be contacted soon with information. Please contact Tim McLucas, Vice President, Hospitality Group, at tmclucas@questex.com with immediate exhibitor inquiries.

Additional updates regarding Nightclub & Bar Show will be published on ncbshow.com

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

Kate Spellman
Chief Marketing Officer
Questex
kspellman@questex.com
212-895-8488

Questex Announces the New and Improved Fierce Pharma Marketing, a Year-Round Community for Buyers and Sellers Engaged in Pharma Marketing and Commercialization

Kicks off with Digital Pharma Innovation Week Virtual Event in October  

NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, Questex’s Fierce Life Sciences announces the new and improved Fierce Pharma Marketing, a year-round network for buyers and sellers engaged in pharmaceutical marketing and commercialization.  

The new community is part of Questex’s strategic direction of tying a portfolio of industry leading events with thought-leading content to deliver audiences with the tools they need in one location to make the right connections, understand the trends and discover new opportunities to grow their businesses.  With 50,000 subscribers to the Fierce Pharma Marketing newsletter and over 8,000 attendees to live and virtual events, Questex offers unrivalled access to this very influential community.  

“Fierce Pharma Marketing delivers essential content through multiple channels to reach pharma business professionals – combining our industry leading website, virtual and live event audiences into one community. With news and insights from our editors and industry experts, we help our audience navigate the buyer’s journey giving them the information they need, when and where they need it all in one environment,” said Rhiannon James, Group President, Questex.  

Fierce Pharma Marketing includes: 

  • The Digital Pharma Innovation Week virtual event, which takes place October 26-30, 2020, delivers five days of more than 50 presentations, panels and case studies from over 75 speakers focused on defining their approach for digital innovation. Each day will feature keynotes from pharma thought leaders and deep dive sessions across five main topic areas — HCP, Patient Solutions, Analytics, Omnichannel Engagement and Media. The virtual event brings together the audiences from Digital Pharma East, Digital Pharma West, Digital Pharma Europe and the Fierce Pharma Marketing Awards. To learn more about the Digital Pharma Innovation Week virtual event, click here.
  • The Fierce Pharma website delivers news and insights to the pharma industry. The Fierce Pharma Marketing newsletter will increase its frequency to three times a week in September. Register for the Fierce Pharma Marketing newsletter here.  
  • The Fierce Pharma Marketing Awards is an annual awards program that honors the most compelling, influential and innovative pharma companies and their agencies in the life sciences industry. Winners will be revealed in October during the Digital Pharma Innovation Week virtual event. 
  • Video interviews throughout the year showcase thought leaders and bring experts to life.  
  • Resource Centers keep audiences engaged in topic-relevant content provided by sponsors. 
  • Roundtables offer an open dialogue with industry thought leaders. 
  • Digital Pharma Connect offers one-on-one meetings with buyers and sellers. 
  • Marketing opportunities include display ads, webinars, whitepapers, Audience Extension, content channels as well as virtual and live event sponsorships. 

In addition, Fierce Life Sciences has appointed Beth Snyder Bulik as Senior Editor of Fierce Pharma and the Fierce Pharma Marketing newsletter. Bulik will lead Fierce’s expansion and investment in pharma marketing content. Bulik has also been named Editorial Advisor to the Digital Pharma series of events and will become a member of its Advisory Board. With more than a decade of content expertise, Bulik has been a contributing writer for Fierce Pharma and has written for a variety of outlets including Advertising Age, American Way, American Baby, Business 2.0, Telephony magazine andTexas Business. Bulik can be reached on Twitter @BethSBulik or via email at bbulik@questex.com.  

Tracy Staton, Editor-in-Chief, Fierce Pharma added, “Beth has been a guiding light for our Fierce Pharma Marketing coverage for four years, and we’re thrilled that she’ll be steering our latest expansion. Her expertise in the field and her broad network of contacts will help us deliver insightful and compelling editorial coverage and events, whether a one-on-one chat with a newsmaker or a slate of keynotes and panels like Digital Pharma Innovation Week.”   

To learn more about Digital Pharma Innovation Week, click here. For Digital Pharma Innovation Week sponsorship opportunities, click here.  

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 
Kate Spellman 
Chief Marketing Officer 
Questex 
kspellman@questex.com 
212 895 8488 

Questex’s ‘World Tea Virtual Summit: What Now?’ to Take Place Oct. 12-14, 2020

Digital Engagement Program to Gather the Global Tea Industry, Explore Opportunities, Challenges and Trends

NEW YORK, Aug. 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Questex’s World Tea Virtual Summit: What Now?, taking place Oct. 12-14, 2020, will feature tea industry leaders who’ll explore the global state of tea, opportunities and challenges, trends, and how to stay relevant in 2020 in both product development and messaging, among other topics. Registration for the digital event, along with the full conference program, will be available in early September at https://www.worldteaexpo.com/virtualsummit

World Tea Virtual Summit – from the organizers of the World Tea Conference + Expo and World Tea Academy – will feature insightful educational sessions, a New Product Showcase, The Best of Tea Awards, a virtual happy hour and opportunities to connect with the industry. The keynote will be presented by Sebastian Michaelis, “The Man with the Million Pounds Taste Buds” and the director of tea buying and blending at Tata Global Beverages (International).

“We’re delighted to bring the tea community together again for three days of learning, sharing ideas, reconnecting and networking virtually, in addition to supporting one another as we continue the shared journey through COVID-19,” said Tim McLucas, vice president, bar and restaurant, Questex Hospitality Group. “We invite the international tea and beverage industry to attend this October, as well as retailers and other businesses interested in tea.”

The summit’s educational agenda will cover an array of topics and feature industry experts, including: Peter Goggi, President, The Tea Association of the USA; Daniel Lewis, Certified Tea Sommelier and Tea Master, T by Daniel; Tony Tellin, Co-Founder, A. Tellin Company; Rona Tison, Executive Vice President – Corporate Relations & PR, ITO EN (North America) INC; Maria Uspenski, Founder and CEO, The Tea Spot; and Shabnam Weber, President, The Tea and Herbal Association of Canada; among others.

The World Tea Virtual Summit sponsors are ITO EN, Menna and The Tea Spot.

To inquire about the World Tea Virtual Summit or to become a sponsor, contact the World Tea Conference & Expo team at worldtea@questex.com. And be sure to follow the upcoming event on Twitter (@worldteamedia) and Facebook and Instagram (@worldteaexpo), or via #WorldTea2020.

World Tea Conference + Expo 2021
Next year, Questex will also present the World Tea Conference + Expo, July 14-16, 2021 in Denver, Colo. Conference delegates will experience new tea products, discover new ways to profit from tea across vertical markets, gain insights on starting or running a tea business, hear about the latest tea trends, and discuss tea issues in the global marketplace.

Questex Hospitality, organizer of the World Tea Conference + Expo and the World Tea Virtual Summit, opens doors and expands opportunities for an entire world of qualified hospitality owners, operators, suppliers and industry professionals eager to do business. The company focuses on connecting buyers and senior-level decision makers across the supply chain.

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.

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