Executive Travel Directors Announces New Way to Alleviate Pharmaceutical Planner Woes

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Growth in healthcare meetings puts more pressure on meeting planners. Travel Directors offer relief.

Pharma-seasoned on-site Travel Directors verify and document expenses for all onsite transportation, food and beverage, rooming, meetings, hospitality desk, executive VIP, and overall program management requirem

Much like Visa requirements, pharmaceutical meeting regulations and restrictions vary from country to country on a frequent basis. Keeping up with each minor change is exhausting, yet planners in the healthcare meetings industry must know these regulations thoroughly in order to keep clients out of financial risk. Partnering with pharmaceutical-experienced Travel Directors, who understand and follow the strict regulatory requirements inherent to the industry, is essential to minimizing compliance issues, staying on budget, and relieving planner stress.

Spending at pharmaceutical meetings is particularly scrutinized by legislation, such as the US Sunshine Act, as it requires planners to meticulously track and report meeting spending, activities, and overall benefits. As a result, pharma planners are expected to be proficient in accounting and data analysis in addition to carrying out a successful event.

Pharma-seasoned on-site Travel Directors verify and document expenses for all onsite transportation, food and beverage, rooming, meetings, hospitality desk, executive VIP, and overall program management requirements within respective budget constraints set by the planner. They are also familiar with the confidentiality associated with healthcare meetings, and work diligently to stay up-to-date on all regulations regarding all pharmaceutical programs domestically and internationally. This allows planners to focus on the content, execution, and attendees of the meetings they work so hard to coordinate, rather than worrying about logistics and administrative busy-work.

Executive Travel Directors (ETD) is a Chicago-based company providing onsite logistical assistance to business meetings, incentive trips, and medical educational sessions. Since 1988, ETD has operated on respect for meeting planners and the success of their programs. ETD hosts a registry of over 2,000 Travel Directors and provides staff to more than 5,000 programs annually. For more information on Executive Travel Directors, please visit us at http://www.traveldirectors.com.

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