Meetings in the (B)RIC countries and Japan are more complicated and labor intensive than almost any other venue. Aside from differences in customs and language issues, the infrastructure of these countries challenges even the most adaptable of clients.
Summit recommends holding any country-specific meetings in the principal cities of these countries, i.e. Shanghai and Beijing over other cities in China, Delhi and Mumbai in India, and St. Petersburg (over prohibitively expensive Moscow in Russia). We have done meeting in all of the cities and they have the best infrastructure in their respective countries.
Our methodology would be to discuss the goals and requirements of the study with the client stakeholder to develop a custom program for the trial.
In the planning for trial Investigator Meetings in Japan, China, and other international locations, we take a leading approach in procuring all elements of a successful event including local transportation, translation services, dining, and lodging.