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2017 GPhA Annual Meeting

JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes
February 13 - 15, 2017

Agenda | 2017 Business Exposition | Tip Sheet

Welcome to the 2017 GPhA Annual Meeting! Each year, nearly 700 attendees gather to gain insight on how the nation's most critical health and regulatory issues will impact the generic industry and the consumers who benefit from access to affordable medicines.

Our meeting attracts leading speakers from around the globe who will leave attendees with a comprehensive understanding of the opportunities and challenges for the generic pharmaceutical sector in 2017. This lineup – combined with unparalleled networking opportunities – makes GPhA's Annual Meeting the generic industry event of the year.

Keynote Speaker: Captain "Sully" Sullenberger

Keynote by Captain “Sully” Sullenberger
An inspiration to millions, Captain Sully will lead attendees through his harrowing and heroic “208 Seconds: A Lifetime of Lessons.” His story of dedication, hope, and preparedness, reveal the important lessons he learned growing up, in his military service, career as an airline pilot and distinguished life. In this riveting presentation, he shares with us first-hand details from the 208 seconds that put 155 souls on Flight 1549 on the line. He reminds us that even in these days of crisis and uncertainty, there are values worth fighting for—that life's challenges can be met if we're ready for them. Are you ready to aspire to new levels of excellence in life and business?

2017 Annual Meeting Business Exposition
GPhA’s Annual Business Exposition offers a highly interactive and professional business environment in which industry vendors can meet generic industry executives. Building on the success of prior years, we offer our exhibitors abundant networking time with industry decision-makers by hosting breakfasts and breaks in the Expo ballroom as well as an Exhibit Hall Meet and Greet on Monday prior to the Welcome Reception. And the Tuesday afternoon GPhA Business Expo Reception has proven to be a highly profitable time for our exhibitors.

One full plenary session pass and one Expo pass are included in the booth price. Please note, GPhA’s Business Expo sells out each year, early registration is strongly advised.

Networking and Social Events
As part of the 2017 Annual Meeting, GPhA will host a variety of exciting professional networking opportunities and social events. Our program includes the Expo Hall Meet & Greet, Welcome Reception, Networking Luncheon, Expo Hall Reception, Annual Meeting Reception & Dinner and a Farewell Luncheon. These activities, along with breakfasts and networking breaks, provide the ideal setting for relaxed, professional networking.

Spouse/Guest Event
The 2017 Annual Meeting Spouse/Guest Pass includes entry to all social events and meal functions as well as a special Tuesday spouse event that includes lunch. Please note: the spouse/guest pass does not include entry into the plenary session.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Raise your company profile by participating in this prestigious event. For more information, regarding sponsorship levels and benefits contact Jennifer Nguyen at

Meeting Registration
GPhA Members (per representative) $2250
Biosimilars Council Members (per representative) $2250
Nonmembers (per representative) $2790
Spouse/Guest* (per representative) $545
*Limit one per registration. The Spouse/Guest pass does not include admission to the plenary session.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation requests must be made in writing. All cancellations are subject to a $300 processing fee. No refunds will be made for cancellations after January 13, 2017. For questions regarding registration for the 2017 Annual Meeting, please contact Aquera Agee at

Hotel Information
JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes

4040 Central Florida Parkway
Orlando, Florida 32837

The JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes is an architecturally stunning property set amid 500 lush acres of tropical landscape. Only 15 minutes from the Orlando International Airport.

Hotel Reservations
Reservations can be made directly with the hotel.
JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes: 1-800-576-5750

There are a limited number of guest rooms available at the preferred rate. To receive GPhA’s preferred rate, attendees must first register for the event. Upon registering for the event you will receive a reservation code in your registration confirmation email, provide the hotel with your reservation code. The cut-off date for making reservations at the preferred rate is Friday, January 13, 2017. After this date, or once the rooms are sold out, reservations are subject to standard rates and availability.

Please be vigilant if approached by any company or service other than GPhA that implies or claims to be an official housing provider of the 2017 GPhA Annual Meeting. We have been made aware of other housing companies or travel agencies that may be aggressively pursuing you, or your company, to book your guest rooms through their company at supposedly significant discounts. Reservations made through these “pirate” agencies or companies will be at your own risk and could very well be a scam. Please be sure you only book online via the link received in your registration confirmation email upon registering for the conference. If you are contacted by one of these pirate companies, please notify GPhA immediately at

Guests of the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes may cancel reservations at no penalty up to seven days prior to arrival. The hotel will charge guests cancelling reservations within seven days of arrival, two nights’ room & tax. (first and last night deposit)

Conference Materials - GPhA Events App!
Download the GPhA Events app by clicking here on your mobile device or by going to your iTunes app store for apple users / Play Store for android users. Once downloaded, use your Confirmation Number to log in and customize your experience. For more tips on how to customize your app experience, checkout these step by step instructions for logging in. Conference materials (agenda, floor plan, speaker biographies, presentations, and etc) will be available via mobile app. Please make sure you download the mobile app in advance. 

GPhA Thanks Our 2017 GPhA Annual Meeting Sponsors to Date: