2024 ISPE Facilities of the Future Conference


The 2024 ISPE Facilities of the Future Conference brings together pharmaceutical industry stakeholders, particularly those concerned with planning, designing, constructing, manufacturing, supplying, and assessing innovative “next generation” facilities and related pharmaceutical engineering innovations, processes, and practices.

This conference will explore innovations in facility design and delivery, emerging trends in technologies, manufacturing, and support areas such as laboratories and warehousing. Also included are the ways technology and digital transformation will impact the workforce of the future, and sustainability efforts in both new and legacy pharmaceutical facilities.

Attendees will gain insight from exciting technical presentations, case-studies, and panel discussions from industry and regulatory leaders involved in the planning, building, and approving of the “facilities of the future”.

Call for Proposals Timeline

  • Submission Opens
  • Submission Deadline
  • Notifications Sent


Requested Submission Topics

This conference brings together diverse experts to share new developments, technologies, best practices, and benchmark solutions for new and existing facilities. ISPE will be the leader to set the pace for knowledge sharing that speaks to the current and future needs of the industry. 

The 2024 Facilities of the Future Conference Programme Committee is requesting proposals aligning with the following content areas; however, all proposals are welcome:

Proposal Submission Types

Topical presentation

20 – 30-minute presentation, including Q&A. Presentation should focus on new and innovative technology, designs, processes, design and project delivery approaches, tools, regulatory changes and impact. Presentation may also focus on a specific real-world strategy, case study/use case, or a “how-to" presentation intended to help attendees gain a better understanding of implementing an initiative into day-to-day manufacturing objectives.

Rapid fire session

Rapid-fire, Hot Topic Sessions are 30-minute sessions focused on a high-level overview of innovative technology, designs, processes, design and project delivery approaches, tools, regulatory changes and impact. These sessions are designed to be both cutting-edge and highly focused, requiring the presenter to share ideas and achieve learning objective(s) in 20 minutes, with the remaining 10 minutes open for interactive discussion. These sessions are intended for one speaker but if the topic warrants, can have a maximum of two (2) speakers.

Proposal Guidelines

  • All presentations must be free of commercial intent. Incomplete proposals will not be considered.
  • By submitting a proposal, you acknowledge that, if your proposal is accepted, the speaker will attend/present in-person at the event and their organization will support the speaker’s attendance at the event.
  • Accepted speakers are responsible for their own travel and accommodations.
  • Speakers giving at least a 20-minute presentation (not including Q&A) receive complimentary conference registration.
  • NOTE: Exhibitors who are accepted to present are required to register as a paid conference attendee (with 20% discount off the prevailing registration rate). Complimentary booth staffing registrations cannot be utilized for the presentations as these are part of the education sessions and not the exhibition.
  • Consulting firms or vendors/suppliers are expected to include a speaker from an owner company to present.
  • Regulators interested in submitting a proposal: Please contact Amanda Banninga to submit your abstract.

Program Committee

Chair & Board Liaison
Jeffrey A. Biskup, PE
CEO and Chairman of the Board
James A. Breen, Jr., PE
Vice President, Global Engineering and Technology
Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Lindsey E. Daniel, PE
Product Operations Program Manager
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Dedric Allan Day
Sr. Director- Process Engineering Technical Center
Eli Lilly and Co
Austin G. Lock
Technical Director, Group Head of Technology
PM Group
Dina Manfredi
Director of Sales and Business Development
GMP Systems Inc
Carolina Isabel Serrano Martinez
Operations Improvement Engineer
Eli Lilly & Co
Brian K. Vaughn
Chair, North America/South America Affiliate Council