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Life Sciences wins show success of BCD M&E’s Centre of Excellence

Significant new Life Sciences wins demonstrate the success of BCD Meetings & Events Life Science Centre of Excellence


LONDON – 12 July, 2018 – BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E) has won four new significant Life Sciences clients in the past eight months.


BCD Meetings & Events has revealed that in the past eight months the agency has won four new significant Life Sciences (Pharmaceutical) clients and substantially extended the territories covered for existing other clients, adding to important wins across the globe in a number of other industry sectors.


These wins include three significant organisations one in APAC, two based in EMEA, and one in USA, all contracting BCD M&E across multiple markets alongside a niche specialist provider all of whom were attracted to BCD M&E’s unique Life Sciences Centre of Excellence (LSCOE) which places expertise, thought leadership and strategic support and direction at the heart of the client experience proving a significant differentiator in the industry.


Hannah Kelly, Vice President Meetings Management, tells us more “our expansion of the LSCOE demonstrates BCD M&E’s commitment toward continuous improvement, innovation and optimisation across Life Sciences. The goals of the continued focus are to capitalise on the network of talent that exists within BCD M&E to further strengthen our collective knowledge, with the focus centering around Benchmarking, Education and delivering Best Practice and Innovation to the benefit of the client.


“Clients have been incredibly receptive to this approach and this is paying off with these new wins as well as the gaining of more territories from existing clients, our teams have expanded as well and we now boast 690 people in our Life Sciences teams globally. Comments from clients onboarding with us have reinforced our belief in the LSCOE approach with one stating ‘BCD M&E’s focus on enhancing/continuous improvement of the customer experience (for internal stakeholders and HCPs) and the potential to increase operational cost savings without compromising quality of service delivery assured us that they were the best fit for the team and our evolving culture and business priorities.’


“However, we’ve also had a lot of comment about the successful integration of Grass Roots Meetings & Events in to the business and how it’s been so seamless, again something that is proving very attractive to new prospects. This expansion has also created fantastic opportunities and we’re currently looking to fill a number of roles in the UK and EMEA with specialists, so please get in touch of you would like to learn more”.


This announcement follows the recent news announcing that BCD M&E had increased its EMEA team by over 500% in the past two years following strong business growth and acquisitions.

About BCD Meetings & Events

BCD Meetings & Events is a world-leader in crafting digital and live experiences that connect organizations with the people that matter most. At BCD M&E, we create human connection by uniting emotion and action to change behavior. With more than 35 years of expertise spanning event design and strategic meetings management, our global network and custom solutions focus on fostering moments that engage and inspire action. Our passion behind the power of an experience shows in the fun we have while unleashing it. BCD Meetings & Events is an independently managed operating company of BCD Group and a subsidiary of BCD Travel. For more information, visit

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