Speaker programs are critical to enhancing the practice of medicine and improving patient outcomes. They create a space where pharmaceutical or device manufacturers interact with HCPs to provide timely medical education and scientific information about their products. In the rapidly changing world of medical advances, speaker programs help to positively impact patient care by keeping HCPs apprised of the latest clinical data and emerging safety issues. But, with many compliance regulations to consider, it can be challenging to find appropriate venues for these events.
Our Speaker Bureau Management team within BCD Meetings & Events are experts in this area. This specialized group of meeting planners are knowledgeable consultants who coordinate thousands of pharmaceutical speaker programs each year. Services include venue sourcing and contracting, therefore, modest and compliant dining is their forte.
We recently asked our experts for recommendations of the best restaurants to host pharmaceutical speaker programs. Below is their list, complete with things to consider, when finding the best places to host your next program.
Best Restaurants for
Pharmaceutical Speaker Program
- Fully private dining rooms
- Ability to accommodate vegetarian, gluten-free and other dietary preferences
- Pre-set menu options that fit within pharmaceutical industry guidelines and meal caps
- Credible reputation for a modest and appropriate dining experience
- Staffed with a professional Private Dining Coordinator, experienced in pharmaceutical dinners and understanding of industry regulations
US National Chain Restaurants
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
With a passion for steak and wine, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is known for it steak dining. Each dish is made from scratch and served by their attentive staff. The restaurants' on-site Private Dining Directors can create customized menus for any group or budget. Each location also has private dining space and extensive audio visual capabilities, including video conferencing.
Ruth's Chris Steak House
With over 150 locations worldwide, each Ruth's Chris Steak House has a dedicated private dining team to help execute a speaker program within your budget and compliance requirements. The pre-set dining menus include an assortment of the restaurant's classics and specialties.
The Capital Grille
Known for hand-cut, dry aged steaks and wine list, The Capital Grille is a blend of menu classics and fresh twists on appetizers and sides. Each location offers a variety of private dining spaces, as well as a professional atmosphere.
Seasons 52 specializes in fresh, seasonal dishes served in a casual sophisticated atmosphere. It offers several private dining amenities including personal event coordinator and valet parking. Private dining spaces include personalized room lighting, sound and temperature control.
McCormick & Schmick's
Offering a fresh approach to dining, McCormick & Schmick's sources and prepares fresh seafood and steak. The restaurant also places a strong focus on the true spirit of hospitality. Their locations include both private and semi-private banquet rooms and offer flexible pre-set menu options.
Serving authentic Italian-American cuisine, Maggiano's boasts an inviting atmosphere with a goal to make each guest feel special. With 50 locations across the US, each includes private dining options and pre-set menus serving generous portions of made-from-scratch fare.
Top Venue Picks in Major US Cities
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