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Collaborate and Innovate at the 2021 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo

Lisa J. Graham, PhD, PE
Robert E. Perks, MSc, CEng
Collaborate and Innovate at the 2021 Annual Meeting & Expo

What a year to be agile for collaboration and innovation! Our industry has been driving unprecedented success for patients this year, which is fitting for the 2021 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo theme, “Agility. Collaboration. Innovation.”

COVID-19 brought significant challenges to the world. The pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry responded by developing novel ways to develop, manufacture and distribute new treatments and vaccines that set a new standard of collaboration within the industry. The pandemic also highlighted areas of opportunity for the industry to provide better and faster outcomes for patients by focusing on both global and local needs and resources. Our keynote speakers will address these paradigm changes regarding how the industry responded and the potential outcomes moving forward.

2021 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo

The 2021 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo will be in a hybrid format, held as an in-person meeting but also providing the option of remote participation. We encourage all to attend in Boston to connect, reconnect and chat with colleagues and experts in both technical and geographical areas to share your ideas and innovations. Creating a safe, worry-free experience is ISPE's top priority for all individuals. They are firm in their commitment and have established a preparedness plan that will continue to evolve, incorporating innovative features that will further enhance the onsite experience and safety for everyone in attendance.

The ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo not only provides an opportunity to learn from your colleagues in the industry, but to also have fun. This year’s meeting will be in Boston – not only a center for the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, but also an historic city with numerous attractions.

Join ISPE at in Boston at the Hynes Convention Center and Sheraton hotel from 31 October to 3 November. Event highlights include:

  • Global Regulatory Town Hall
  • In-depth education sessions
  • Expert regulatory & industry speakers
  • 200+ exhibitors
  • Facility tours
  • Facility of the Year Awards
  • 5k Run
  • Member Recognition Awards
  • Pre-and-post event networking opportunities

The ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo will be rich in content developed and delivered by your peers. This year’s meeting will feature six program tracks in addition to the keynote addresses and regulatory town hall discussion, which include:

  • Facilities and Equipment
  • Information Systems
  • Innovation in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Process Development and Manufacturing
  • Quality Systems and Regulatory
  • Supply Chain, Operations and Packaging Excellence

The keynote presentations will be rich in content from some of the biggest names in the industry:

VP & Chief Quality Officer
Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Johnson & Johnson Corporation

A relentless visionary, Robin Kumoluyi consistently moves people and organizations forward. Throughout her career, she has expertly crafted complex quality management strategies for multi-billion-dollar matrixed organizations. Committed to the belief that patients and customers must have access to effective medicine, Kumoluyi intentionally chose the quality function within the pharmaceutical industry. She is the Vice President and Chief Quality Officer, Pharmaceuticals at Johnson & Johnson Corporation, responsible for Quality & Compliance for the Global Pharmaceuticals Segment in Pre-Market R&D, Supply Chain and Post Market Commercial.

Rajiv Malik is president of Viatris and a member of the company’s board of directors. He has more than 36 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Viatris, overseeing the company’s commercial business units, the Commercial Development, Medical, IT and Quality functions, as well as R&D and Operations. Malik's unique leadership profile combines scientific, operational and commercial expertise, strong financial acumen and a global perspective on healthcare challenges. Previously Malik served as president of Mylan, where he led the company’s global commercial, scientific, operational as well as information technology and business development activities in more than 165 countries and territories.

Thank you to the exhibitors and sponsors – your contributions are critical to the success of this largest platform for our industry.

We welcome you to the 2021 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo to learn and share progress, success stories, best practices, lessons learned, and also to have some fun!

Register Now!