Registrations and sponsors are coming in for the 4th Annual Networking Dinner Reception in Princeton, NJ. I thank The Arcas Group for being a Supporting Sponsor. They can help you connect with medical thought leaders and other physicians. Since many dinner attendees will have a need for such services, I am sure the Arcas Group people will make several good contacts that will provide them new business.

4th Annual (2008)
Networking Dinner Reception

Maximize Your Contacts

Making new contacts who may help you find new business is what this event is all about. My job is to help you maximize your contacts at this event. Here are a few of my ideas for doing that:

  • Each attendee will be given a complimentary account on the Pharma Marketing Network Forums where they are invited to post information about their business and networking goals. Attendees can set up a “buddy list” comprised of other attendees and send private communications to each other before and after the meeting. This is a great way to “pre-qualify” and notify those people who you would like to meet at the dinner.

  • At the event, each attendee will be given a “Networking Dance Card” that lists all the names of attendees with interests similar to those the attendee selected during the registration process. The goal is to meet as many of the people on the dance card as possible and obtain their initials. If you meet with the minimum number of people indicated on your card, you are eligible to enter your business card to win a $200 dollar gift certificate in a drawing. Just a little extra incentive to meet as many people as you can.

  • Vendor Video Showcase — You’ve probably been on a sightseeing cruise where they take your picture before you get on the boat and after you return you see all the pictures and decide if you want to buy yours as a souvenir. The Vendor Video Showcase is a similar concept: Everyone who attends the dinner reception has the opportunity to be “videotaped” (digitally recorded actually) for a 30-60 second spot. In the video vendors present their “elevator pitch” and include their contact information. This will be made into a DVD that will be distributed FREE to pharma brand people. Just as in the sightseeing cruise, there will be an additional charge to have your video included.

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OK, the networking ideas are cool, but don’t forget the great food, interesting people and, most importantly, don’t forget to have fun!

Be sure to register before May 5, 2008 so that you can get the EARLY BIRD rate. Also, as a SPECIAL OFFER ONLY available to Pharma Marketing News subscribers, I will give away one reprint SUPPLEMENT of your choice (see the list here) to every bona fide subscriber who registers for this event by May 5, 2008. That’s worth up to $29.95 in additional savings! USE Promo Code PMN2995 on the online and print registration form you receive after payment. NOTE: This offer is retro-active. That is, if you ordered and paid for a Supplement within the last 30 days AND you register before May 5, 2008, I will refund the amount you paid for the Supplement.

See preliminary Agenda and updates here:

Hope to see you in Princeton on June 4th!

P.S. If you would like to be a sponsor and get listed on all the promotions for this event, let me know. The earlier you sign on, the more exposure you get! See for a few options.


John Mack, Editor & Publisher
Pharma Marketing News/Pharma Marketing Blog

4th Annual (2008)
Networking Dinner Reception

  • DATE/TIME: Wednesday, June 4, 2008 * 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Website:
  • LOCATION: Princeton Marriott Hotel and Conference Center at Forrestal, 100 College Road East, Princeton, NJ, 08540, (609) 452-7800
    • Standard Registration: $115.00 per person (after May 5, 2008)

Early Bird Registration: $90.00 per person (through 5 May 2008) Register Now!

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Premier Sponsor AVAILABLE

See Sponsorship Info for more information about becoming the Premier Sponsor for this event.

Supporting Sponsors

The Arcas Group

The Arcas Group is driven by a singular focus: improving the connectivity between medical thought leaders, physicians, and commercially focused organizations. For more information, see this listing in the Pharma Marketing Vendor Directory. AVAILABLE

See Sponsorship Info for more information about becoming the Supporting Sponsor for this event.

If you wish to be a sponsor of this event please contact:

John Mack

Over 100 pharmaceutical marketing professionals attended the last event in April, 2006.

Comments from Attendees of Previous Events

“It was an enjoyable event, I also always learn something and most of all any networking event is what you the individual make of it and how comfortable you are at the art of networking.” -Bill Amberg

“The evening was great, the food was wonderful, and it was well organized. We received a lot of positive response and requests to contact individuals for projects. It’s gotten better every year and I’m sure next year will be no exception.” -Jerry Mauder

“We enjoyed the dinner and sponsorship and look forward to more opportunities to participate.” -Stephen M. Carnevale

“Thanks again for putting on a great party! We definitely met some very nice people and a few interesting contacts that may lead to future business.” -Richard Shapiro

“I got a chance to meet some interesting people and talk about social media technology in healthcare.” -Fard Johnmar

Be sure to join us in 2008!

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