2022 ISPE Facilities of the Future Conference


The 2022 ISPE Facilities of the Future Conference will explore advancements in pharmaceutical technology and what pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities will look like in the future.   Featuring technical and inspirational presentations from industry leaders already planning and building “facilities of the future” this conference will look at new manufacturing challenges, technologies, and regulatory factors impacting the ability of today’s companies to stay competitive and cost-effective.  Speed to market is often a key requirement in project delivery but even more so with the COVID19 pandemic, and so facility design and project execution approaches that focus on meeting this element will also be covered.

The conference will look at both new and legacy pharmaceutical facilities as both must be efficient and cGMP compliant while adopting emerging technologies to improve drug quality.  We would also like to explore the impact of disruptive technologies and Pharma 4.0, highly automated processes using the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotics, advanced analytics, the use of digital twins, and machine learning. Additionally, facility designs that embrace the attributes of facilities of the future such as adaptability and flexibility will be included, with a particular emphasis on single-use, regenerative medicines and drug product facilities.

This program will bring together diverse experts to share best practices and benchmark solutions for new and existing facilities.

What to Expect

Featured Speakers

Conference Highlights

Why Attend?

  • Learn how award-winning industry leaders successfully implemented technology innovations in facility design including virtual reality, artificial intelligence and automation 
  • Interact with industry and regulatory thought leaders about addressing key issues in pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities today 
  • Identify current challenges in facility design and define the “procedures” of the future 
  • Learn from industry leaders about their approaches to cybersecurity, lifecycle engineering and plant asset management for the facility of the future 

Conference Topics:

  • Continuous Manufacturing 
  • Design and Operations of Cell & Gene Therapy and other Biotech Facilities  
  • Application of Single Use Technology   
  • Industry 4.0 / Pharma 4.0 
  • Big Data
  • Innovative manufacturing concepts due to new supply chain requirements 
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the design, manufacture or operation of Pharma Facilities 
  • Robotics and Digital Technologies  
  • Combination Product Manufacturing 
  • Emerging Technologies  
  • Industry Trends 

Who Should Attend

This conference provides relevant content of interest to all levels of professionals in the pharmaceutical engineering field, especially those concerned with planning, designing, constructing, manufacturing, supplying, and assessing innovative “next generation” facilities and related pharmaceutical engineering innovations, processes, and practices.

Emerging Leaders Senior Executives Communities of Practice Special Interest Groups Equipment and Services Suppliers Regulatory Professionals

ISPE Safety Precautions

New and robust risk mitigation measures are being undertaken to instill public confidence in the safety of ISPE’s in-person events. In conjunction with the venues and vendors supporting our events, we are committed to the proper implementation of CDC, state, and local public health guidelines to ensure protective measures are in place to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Included are the measures ISPE will implement in accordance with the guidelines from the state and local authorities.

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Program Committee

Jeffrey A. Biskup, PE
CEO and Chairman of the Board
Lou W. Kennedy
CEO and Owner
Nephron Pharmaceuticals
Board Liaison
James A. Breen, Jr., PE
Vice President, Lead Biologics Expansion
Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Mark A. Butler
President and Managing Director
Austin G. Lock
Technical Director, Group Head of Technology
PM Group
Brian K. Vaughn
Chair, North America/South America Affiliate Council
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Elizabeth Gosen
SVP, Technical Operations
Legend Biotech
Lindsey E. Daniel, PE
Product Operations Program Manager
Tara Tibbs
Sr Director Engineering API/DP
Eli Lilly & Co

Media Partners

IPQ media partner
Pharma Online media partner

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