Our picks of the keynotes, panel discussions and seminars to attend from the CPhI Worldwide 2019 agenda.
CPhI will produce over 80 hours of live content via its agenda of speaker presentations and discussions. These sessions consist of Pharma Insight Briefings, BioProduction Agenda, M&A Forum and the Women in Leadership Forum positioned around the show's six sub-events' halls.
All of which provide the opportunity to learn about key developments and innovations within the pharma and related sectors, as well as an opportunity to engage with the speakers themselves.
The keynotes are all subject to change, and as we get closer to CPhI Worldwide on Tuesday 5th of November more speakers and topics will be added to the agenda, which is currently available on the CPhI website. In the meantime, here are our picks of the keynotes, discussions and seminars across the three days of the show.
1. EXPLORING TRENDS IN CONTRACT MANUFACTURING.
Overview: “As Pharma evolves towards more complex therapies with specific manufacturing needs, the role of the CDMO has never been so important. With efficiency, cost, flexibility and quality all essential components of outsourcing, how are CDMOs evolving to remain competitive? Which technologies and strategies will provide the biggest returns?”
Speakers: Peter Bigelow, President (xCell Strategic Consulting), Bikash Chatterjee, President & CSO (Pharmatech Associates), Anil Kane, Executive Director (Patheon, part of Thermo Fischer Scientific), Jim Miller, Founder & Former President (PharmSource) and Peter Shapiro, Editor in Chief (PharmSource).
Date and time: Tuesday 5th, 10:30 - 11:40 (Europe/Berlin time zone).
Theatre: ICSE Theatre (120D40).
2. QUALITY BY DESIGN AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT AS A BASIS FOR HIGH PRODUCT QUALITY.
Speakers: Karin Schrooten, Senior Director Quality (Capsugel – Lonza).
Date and time: Wednesday 6th, 13:50 - 14:20 (Europe/Berlin time zone).
Theatre: CPhI Theatre (61D61).
3. READY-TO-USE PACKAGING SOLUTIONS TO TRANSFORM INJECTABLE DRUG MANUFACTURING.
Overview: “The global pharma industry is changing with the advent of specialized biotech drugs, personalized medicine and cell and gene therapies. Injectable drug manufacturing must become more efficient, flexible and less complex. These objectives can be met by shifting from bulk to ready-to-use (RTU) containers/systems (vials, cartridges, PFS). Creating a universal standard for all RTU containers will offer the highest flexibility and reduce the risk for Pharma companies and to patients. We will share insights on how RTU solutions like SCHOTT’s iQ™ platform will accelerate and ease drug development, manufacturing and delivery of complex biotech drugs. We will also highlight the use of “big data” analytics in injectable drug manufacturing.”
Speakers: Gregor Deutschle, Director of Business Development Sterile Solutions (SCHOTT Pharmaceutical Systems) and Nicolas Eon, Sr. Global Product Manager Glass PFS syriQ (SCHOTT Pharmaceutical Systems).
Date and time: Wednesday 6th, 16:30 - 17:00 (Europe/Berlin time zone).
Theatre: InnoPack & P-MEC Theatre (110D50).
4. PANEL DISCUSSION: ASSESSING THE M&A LANDSCAPE FOR PHARMA.
Overview: Discussion to explore: “Key factors driving deal activity, will this continue at pace? Assessing the targets: chronic disease, HPAPI, cell and gene therapies, biologics. A changing market: what are the implications of vertical integration and consolidation, where does this leave SMEs? Impact on innovation & R&D, what’s the role of the entrepreneur amidst so much consolidation? Internal dynamics: What’s the fallout of M&A on staff and senior leadership?”
Speakers: Kevin Bottomley, Partner (Results Healthcare), Guy Clark, Chief Corporate Development Officer (Advanz Pharma), Duncan Emerton, Director (Informa Pharma Consulting), Alan MacKay, Executive Partner & Founder (GHO Capital) and Mark Quick, Executive Vice President Corporate Development (Recipharm AB).
Date and time: Wednesday 6th, 16:00 - 17:00 (Europe/Berlin time zone).
Theatre: M&A Forum (Entrente Room, Hall 4).
5. HOW TO BUILD A FUTURE FIT WORKFORCE: HOW DO WE CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE EVERYONE HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO FULFIL THEIR FULL POTENTIAL?
Overview: “For the sixth year running the Women in Leadership Forum will take place on the second day of CPhI, this year moving to a new off-site location. Situated directly opposite the main entrance to the Frankfurt Messe on Hamburger Allee, this year’s forum will take place at the Frankfurt Marriott hotel for an afternoon session, closing with a cocktail reception and networking. This year’s discussions will focus on how we build a ‘future-fit’ workplace, reviewing the challenges with current dynamics and asking how to create an environment where everybody can achieve their full potential.”
Speakers: Various throughout three key sessions.
Date and time: Wednesday 6th, 15:30 - 18:30 (Europe/Berlin time zone).
Theatre: Frankfurt Marriott Hotel.
6. AI FOR DRUG DISCOVERY.
Overview: “The process for drug discovery and development is changing as finding viable new drug targets becomes increasingly complex. AI, or machine learning, has been touted as a solution for helping drug development teams overcome challenges with data analysis. This discussion will provide an overview of the current state of play and the future potential of AI for Pharma, what will be the impact on development costs & timelines?”
Speakers: Dr. Bibiana Campos Seijo, Vice President & Editor-in-Chief (C&EN Media Group).
Date and time: Thursday 7th, 10:30 - 11:40 (Europe/Berlin time zone).
Theatre: CPhI Theatre (61D61).
7. DIGITALISATION AND BIOMANUFACTURING 4.0 – STRATEGIES, ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES AND ANALYTICS TO ALIGN AND TRANSFORM BIOPHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTION IN A DIGITAL ERA.
Speakers: Moritz von Stosch, Senior Manager (Process Systems Biology and Engineering Center of Excellence) and Technical R&D (GSK Biologicals) and Michael Sokolov, Scientist and Lecturer, (ETH Zurich, COO, DataHow).
Date and time: Thursday 7th, 11:50 - 12:20 (Europe/Berlin time zone).
Theatre: BioProduction Theatre (120F38).
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