John Gilbert joins BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E) as VP, Life Sciences Center of Excellence (LSCOE). Gilbert has over 20 years of Life Sciences experience, having worked with inVentiv Health, GSK, Wyeth and Yamanouchi Pharma. He also has commercial experience in managing sales, marketing and regulatory affairs and an MBA in Pharmaceutical Marketing and an MS Pharm focusing on Outcomes, Regulations and Healthcare Policy.
The LSCOE – a global, single source provider of services ranging from meetings management consultation to design and fulfillment for the Life Science vertical – continues to expand its reach and capabilities. Historically, companies have had to partner with multiple service providers to fulfill their complex business needs. The LSCOE gives them the opportunity to work with a single, trusted provider to manage them.
“As we further develop our global footprint in the Life Sciences, I look forward to producing solutions for global clients who need a company that understands the cultural nuances as well as business and technical differences in each market,” said Gilbert. “We have a service offering that simplifies the lives of clients in the Life Sciences who need to comply with things such as HCP requirements and TOV data capture – it’s rewarding to be their solution.”
Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, the Life Sciences Center of Excellence is collectively driven by talent, technology and fulfillment capabilities – everything from SMM, Events and HCP meetings as well as full-service capabilities across solution design, technology, onsite execution, speaker bureau management, go-to-market strategies and more.
BCD Meetings & Events, an independently managed operating company of BCD Group and a sister organization of BCD Travel, is a global meeting and event management agency offering event to enterprise solutions ranging from operating a single meeting to designing full strategic meetings management programs (SMMPs). BCD Meetings & Events is headquartered in Chicago with locations in 40+ countries across the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific – a combined global work force of more than 1,000 resources and annual sales volume of approximately $850 million.
BCD Group is a market leader in the travel industry. The privately owned company was founded in 1975 by John Fentener van Vlissingen and consists of BCD Travel (global corporate travel management), Travix (online travel: CheapTickets, Vliegwinkel, BudgetAir, Flugladen and Vayama), Park ‘N Fly (off-airport parking) and joint ventures Parkmobile International (mobile parking applications) and AERTrade International (consolidating and fulfillment). BCD Group employs over 13,000 people and operates in more than 110 countries with total sales of US$25.4 billion, including US$10.0 billion partner sales.