Sunday, 4 November

Young Professional & Student Orientation Brunch 
1100–1245 

Young professionals and students should plan to attend this informative brunch, where you can benefit from career advice by professionals in the industry. It is also a great opportunity to network with your peers as you embark on the next several exciting days.

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Sunday, 4 November

Welcome Reception in the Expo Hall
1730–1900 | US$90

Enjoy food and beverages while networking with your peers and representatives from 300+ exhibiting companies. (Included in full education registration)

Sponsored in Part By: Middough Inc. Cockram Construction Inc.

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Sunday, 4 November

2018 Facility of the Year Awards Banquet
1900–2200 | US$175

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Join us as we formally recognize and celebrate the winning companies during an award presentation ceremony and dinner

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Monday, 5 November

10th Annual 5K Charity Run/Walk
0630–0800 | US$40

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Start the day with a run/walk by the scenic Boathouse Row along the Schuylkill River. Join in the competition or have a nice walk by the river. Buses depart at 0630 from Marriott lobby.

Includes: Transportation, Race Timing, and Event T-shirt

Sponsored By:
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Benefitting:
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Monday, 5 November

New Member/First-time Attendee Networking Breakfast
0700–0815

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New to ISPE? Is this your first ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo? Learn more about the benefits of membership and also how to make the most of your Conference experience. Bring your business cards for speed networking, too! (Included in full education registration)

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Monday, 5 November

Young Professionals Networking Event at Yards Brewery and Taproom
1900–2200 | US$55

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A highlight for Young Professionals! Network with your colleagues and peers during a tour of Yards Brewery’s newest facility. Yards has been brewing in the City of Brotherly Love since 1994. The tour will take you through the Brewery’s canning and bottling lines, where you will see how beer is brewed and sample some of Yards’ 20 different beers. After the tour, share drinks, great food, ideas, and conversation in the Yards Mezzanine, overlooking the famous Philadelphia Brewery, while playing games and interacting with other attendees. You don’t have to be a young professional or over 21 to attend! Students are encouraged to join the party and network with Young Professionals! 

Includes: Food, one drink voucher, nonalcoholic beverages, and Brewery tour with tasting - Hosted by ISPE’s Young Professional Committee (cash bar after drink voucher is used).

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Monday, 5 November

Women in Pharma® Networking Dinners
1900–2030

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The Women in Pharma® Networking Community is offering more than 10 complimentary topic-focused dinners Monday evening. Each dinner will be hosted by a leading executive in the pharma industry. Dinners will feature a variety of topics—providing priceless connections and insights.

Note: If you have already registered for the 2018 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo, please contact Member Services to add a Women in Pharma dinner to your registration.

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Tuesday, 6 November

Membership and Awards Breakfast
0800–1000 | US$50

Enjoy breakfast with ISPE leadership and colleagues while learning about significant achievements made by industry in 2018. Be among the first group to recognize the Overall Winner of the 2018 Facility of the Year Awards (FOYA), and celebrate with your peers as the ISPE International Honor Award and the International Student Poster Competition Award winners are presented.  (Included in full education registration)

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Tuesday, 6 November

Tuesday Night Party at Reading Terminal Market
1900–2200 | US$225

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Experience the taste of the terminal with a wide variety of delicious cuisines and Philadelphia favorites. Reading Terminal is a 123-year old historic building located in the heart of Philadelphia.

On the list of Top 10 places to visit in America, Reading Terminal hosts mouth-watering aromas, locally grown and exotic produce, fresh meats, seafood and poultry, baked goods straight from the oven, and the widest variety of restaurants under one roof.  The night will be full of networking and entertainment.  (included with full education registration)

Includes: Dinner, Beverages, and Entertainment

Sponsored in Part By:

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Wednesday, 7 November

Facility Tours | US$55 
Register early! Tour sizes are limited

Facility Tour Option 1: Adaptimmune & WuXi AppTec - SOLD OUT

AdaptimmuneIn January 2018, Adaptimmune announced that it started manufacturing the first SPEAR T-cells for a patient at its Navy Yard facility in Philadelphia. The state-of-the-art manufacturing facility can deliver cells for up to 300 patients per year, with the possibility of expansion that would enable manufacture for up to 1,000 patients per year. Adaptimmune is a fully integrated, cell therapy company focused on the development of novel cancer immunotherapy products. They are leading the field of engineered T-cell receptors (TCRs) with the SPEAR T-cell platform.

WuXi AppTecWuXi AppTec was one of the first companies to set-up a location in the Philadelphia Navy Shipyard, with its first building established in 2004. A second facility was added in 2014, and a third in 2016, which was a 150,000 sq. ft state-of-the art manufacturing facility. This building supports late-stage GMP production of gene-mediated cell therapies, viral vectors, and oncolytic virus, with the capability to expand and add suites as needed to support customer and industry growth. A fourth building at the Navy Shipyard is in the planning stages, to be opened late 2019. WuXi AppTec Advanced Therapies is a full service CDMO, capable of supporting early and late stage cell and gene therapy manufacturing, with centralized analytical and biosafety testing, as well as quality control and in-process laboratories from an industry leading process development team.

Attendees will meet in the lobby of the Marriott hotel at 11:45am and be divided into two groups with one group starting at Adaptimmune and the second group starting at WuXi AppTec. The tours will kick off with lunch at the facility each group is starting at and follow with a facility tour for the group at Adaptimmune and a video highlighting the facility for the group at WuXi Apptec. The groups will then rotate facilities and return to the Marriott at 5pm.

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Facility Tour Option 2: Fedegari US Tech Center 

Fedegari US Tech CenterFedegari US Tech Center has been designed to allow pharmaceutical operators as pharma companies, regulators, experts and OEMs to physically interact and share experiences while working on various fully operating process machines. Exploring the opportunities offered by the combination of different equipment and processes into cost-effective integrated solutions for drug manufacturing and packaging is the scope of the visit at the state-of-the-art Fedegari Tech Center. The 10.000 square-foot facilities in Sellersville (PA), currently under expansion, has recently been equipped with a machine prototype intended to wash, sterilize and dry aluminum kegs to be filled with sterile powder inside a gloveless robotized isolator downstream of the process machine. The project will be presented by the Head of Engineering of Fedegari, Mr. Riccardo Marsili, in collaboration with Jim Agalloco, and Pierre Winnepenninckx of No Deviation. The experts will explain how to introduce such disruptive solutions in regulated manufacturing environments.

There will be a 75 minute bus ride to the facility and a 75 minute return bus ride to the hotel.

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