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Our Story

The PBC Group team brings over 35 years combined experience to delivering clinical research industry events and conferences.


After exposure at a number of global organisations, it became clear that there is a pressing need and space in the market for an organisation that looks to return attendees to the heart of every conference as the key to delivering success for all stakeholders.


The Clinical Outsourcing Group (COG) series is founded on three central pillars:


  • We look to deliver a 2:1 biopharma trial sponsor to solution provider attendee ratio

  • Never placing solution provider speaking slots back-to-back on any agenda

  • Bringing together audiences that reflect the entire clinical research ecosystem: biopharma, solution and service providers, government, sites, and academia


The COG events, across multiple agenda streams, over two days, and under one roof, bring together diversified audiences to cover everything from outsourcing and operations, to technology and innovation, to supply and logistics.


​For all the technology developments of recent years, clinical research remains a “people business” and COG also represents an active online discussion community, providing a platform for engagement between events that is guided by our expert advisory panel as well as speakers from across the annual programme to tap into the industry’s greatest resource: its people.

Meet the Team


Paul is Managing Director of the Pharmaceutical Business Conference Group.


Paul has 15 years’ experience launching, growing, and running global clinical trial conferences.  He has been involved in all aspects of the event lifecycle, from conception through to execution and worldwide rollout. 


In his role, Paul oversees all aspects of PBC Group activity as well as having a close day to day relationship with our partners, with a key focus on overall quality and delivery for all stakeholders across the COG Series. 

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Alex leads commercial and strategic activity for the Pharmaceutical Business Conference Group.


Alex has worked across the biopharma, clinical research, and wider life sciences his entire professional life with over eleven years spent working on a global life sciences event portfolio for a major corporate.  He has also worked with investors and business owners in financing and M&A in the booming HealthTech space.


In his role, Alex oversees the strategic direction of the COG Series events and works with our partners across the full spectrum of clinical trials solution and service providers to ensure the delivery of maximum commercial value.

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Samantha leads product delivery, customer service and venue sourcing across the COG series at the Pharmaceutical Business Conference Group.

Samantha has over 8 years’ experience in conference organization with a deep understanding of onsite event delivery and customer service excellence. She holds a Degree in International Event Management from the University of Brighton.

In her role, Samantha works closely with all meeting attendees, partners, suppliers and venues to ensure industry leading meetings are delivered across the series.

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David leads content research, creation, strategy and speaker engagement across the Clinical Outsourcing Group series at the Pharmaceutical Business Conference Group.


David has over a decade’s experience in business-to-business media with a deep understanding of conference organisation, as well as digital media.


In his role, David works closely with all stakeholders throughout the clinical research ecosystem to create impactful conference programmes which address key challenges & regulatory concerns faced by those carrying out research within a commercial, non-profit or academic setting.

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