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ISPE Annual Meeting 2022

Robert E. Perks, MSc, CEng
Gaylord Palms - 2022 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo location

As we emerge from a global pandemic that has impacted all aspects of life – both personal and professional, we, in the pharmaceutical industry, should take the opportunity to reflect, learn, and look forward to the exciting changes and innovations within our industry. The past two years have seen unprecedented innovations in the development and manufacture of products that provide the promise of new patient therapies and the challenges of rapid deployment, scale up and manufacture for the industry.

The 2022 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo, taking place 30 October through 2 November in Orlando, FL, will provide the perfect opportunity to meet with colleagues, share new innovations, and understand the future technologies, equipment and processes that are coming to the industry.

Confirmed keynote speakers in Orlando include Dr. Michael Kopcha, Director of the FDA Office of Pharmaceutical Quality (OPQ), and Thomas Wozniewski, Global Manufacturing and Supply Officer at Takeda. These can’t-miss presentations will provide a diverse perspective on the current state and future vision of the pharmaceutical industry. In addition, Robert Weker will present his unique perspective as both an industry professional and a patient.

Sessions, presentations, panel discussions, and workshops will afford conference attendees multiple opportunities to learn from and engage with industry colleagues, regulatory authorities, and content experts in the areas of:

  • Digital Transformation
  • Manufacturing Trends
  • Regulatory & Quality
  • Supply Chain Optimization
  • Therapy Innovations

In addition to an exceptional technical program, I’m also excited about the networking opportunities, social events, and other activities planned to facilitate learning, connections, and collaboration. The Emerging Leaders are hosting the 2022 International Hackathon on Saturday and Sunday, 29-30 October and other experiences to provide mentorship and networking opportunities for students and those new to the industry. Women in Pharma® will be presenting a workshop session on Sunday designed to address topics that enhance career development at all levels, followed by a social on Monday evening to facilitate more casual engagement. Recognize excellence in the industry at the Facility of the Year Awards (FOYA) dinner on Monday night as we honor the 2022 FOYA Category Winners. Reconnect with colleagues face to face and learn about the latest equipment, software and process innovations from the experts representing 150+ industry suppliers in the Expo Hall.

Join the ISPE Foundation Golf Tournament on Thursday, 3 November, or simply enjoy the spectacle as you support the mission and efforts of the ISPE Foundation…and get some fresh air and exercise! For a deeper dive into critical industry topics, ISPE is offering three in-person training courses on Thursday and Friday, 3-4 November, facilitated by experts in their fields.

The 2022 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo provides attendees, guests, and families ample options for both professional and social activities. Only minutes from Walt Disney World®, Universal Orlando Resort™, and other Orlando theme parks and attractions, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

I look forward to seeing and meeting everyone in Orlando in October.

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