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A Member’s Guide to the 2023 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo

Saana Tykka
A Member’s Guide to the 2023 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo

The 2023 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo is just around the corner, taking place at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV from the 15th to the 18th of October 2023. As a distinguished member of the pharmaceutical industry, you wouldn't want to miss this exciting event. Known as one of the industry's most significant gatherings, the ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo is an unmissable opportunity for every professional in the field. Whether you seek to expand your knowledge, forge valuable connections, or simply explore the exhibition floor, we've got you covered with an exhilarating array of activities.

2023 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo

Comprehensive Guide to This Year’s Highlights

Elevate Your Expertise - Educational Program

At the heart of the conference lies an enriching educational program. Immerse yourself in a world of insights as prominent thought leaders and industry experts share their expertise through keynote sessions, presentations, panel discussions and workshops. Don't miss the six transformative three-hour workshops on Sunday 15 October, each offering valuable skills and insights to set you apart in the industry. Choose from regulatory excellence in the "Workshop on ICH Q9(R1) Quality Risk Management," gain practical wisdom in contamination control strategies with the "Development of a Contamination Control Strategy (CCS)," or elevate your leadership acumen in the "Essentials for Leadership Development." And this is just a sneak peek! Dive into the conference agenda for more inspiring workshops and sessions across various relevant topics.

Embracing Industry Trends - Conference Tracks

Discover the pulse of the pharmaceutical industry through our five concurrent tracks, designed to tackle pressing challenges and opportunities. From Digital Transformation, Manufacturing, Quality Control & Operational Excellence, to Regulatory, Compliance & Quality, Supply Chain Resiliency, and Advanced Therapy & Manufacturing, our conference covers all the essential aspects. This year, we proudly weave sustainability into our themes, delving into achieving Net Zero in pharmaceutical manufacturing and best practices in sustainable development and governance. Join keynotes like Judy Chou, President & Chief Executive Officer of AltruBio, Inc. as they share insights on "Pursue of Excellence in Pharmaceutical Therapy." Moreover, be moved by patient speaker Matthew Pearl's personal journey as a Fanconi Anemia patient and learn how a groundbreaking drug delivery platform from Lyndra Therapeutics is shaping a better future.

We conclude our conference with our regulatory speaker Celia Lourenco, Acting Associate Assistant Deputy Minister from Health Canada, who will demonstrate the ways Advanced Manufacturing and other trends support access to medicines for patients. She will also attend the Global Regulatory Town Hall, which will bring together regulators worldwide to provide their insights on current issues such as harmonizing the practical application of standards and regulations.

Networking and Celebration - Social Events

While education is vital, so is the camaraderie and connections you'll build at our social events. Don't miss the Sunday Social, a laid-back gathering to reconnect with old friends, make new acquaintances, and engage in meaningful conversations. On the same evening, join the prestigious Facility of the Year Awards Celebratory Reception & Banquet, where we honor outstanding projects that exemplify excellence in pharmaceutical manufacturing. And for a unique networking experience, the Membership Meeting & Awards Lunch on Monday allows you to connect with colleagues from around the globe. To keep your energy high, kick-off your Tuesday morning with an extra dose of power and confidence with the ISPE Self-Defense Class, Power and Led by Women in Pharma®. And be sure to join the Tuesday Night Celebration to toast our collective achievements and enjoy a night of festivities at the Mob Museum.

Unleash Innovation - Expo Hall

The Expo Hall is where the magic happens! Buzzing with activity, innovation, and networking opportunities, you won't want to miss this vibrant hub filled with hundreds of exhibitors. Drop by the ISPE Member Booth to meet fellow professionals, exchange ideas, and discover potential collaborations. The ISPE Career Center awaits with exciting TED-talk style career-related speakers, interview stations, complimentary professional head shots, and on-site career conversations, making it a prime opportunity for job seekers to connect with leading companies. Take a break at the PUBlication Lounge for casual conversations, and don't forget to sport your ISPE pride with personalized t-shirts from our printing station.

The Grand Finale - Closing Celebration

As we wrap up the conference on Wednesday, join us in a grand celebration to commemorate the knowledge shared, connections built, and memories made at ISPE's largest event of the year. In the spirit of Las Vegas, "What Happens in the EXPO Hall, Stays in the EXPO Hall!" Let's toast to a brighter future in pharmaceutical engineering and the collective impact we can achieve as a community of dedicated professionals.

Level Up Your Expertise and Tee Off: Training and Golf Extravaganza!

If this doesn’t satiate your hunger, you will have a chance to deepen your knowledge through ISPE’s training courses, taking place 19-20 October, immediately after the conference. In addition, golf enthusiasts will love the ISPE Foundation’s 2nd Annual Golf Tournament, promising a day of leisure and friendly competition.

Get ready to seize the opportunities, expand your horizons, and embrace the power of pharmaceutical knowledge at the 2023 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo. Together, let's elevate the industry to new heights!

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