Networking Opportunities

The 2017 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo provides attendees with many opportunities to network with pharmaceutical industry professionals and regulators - unlike any other conference! Review the list below to identify which unique networking opportunities you'd like to register for today.

ISPE San Diego Chapter Golf Tournament

Saturday, 28 October
1030 Registration with 1200 Shotgun Start

Champions Course at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa

Kick off the 2017 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo with a 4-person gold scramble.  Prizes for first and second place, longest men's and women's drive and closet to the pin.  Registration includes lunch, green fee, cart and range balls.


Welcome Reception in the Expo Hall

Sunday, 29 October
1700 - 1830
US$85 (included with Full Education Registration)

Enjoy food and beverages while networking with your peers and representatives from 200+ exhibiting companies.

Sponsored by:



9th Annual 5K Charity Run/Walk Along San Diego Bay

Monday, 30 October

Sign-up to start your day exercising with others in beautiful San Diego. Proceeds will benefit the World Federation of Hemophilia USA.

Proceeds benefit the World Federation of Hemophilia, USA

Sponsored by:

Belimed - 2017 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo 5K SponsorWorld Federation of Hemophilia - Official Charity of the 2017 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo 5K


Monday Young Professionals Networking Event

Monday, 30 October
1900 - 2130
US$55 (includes food and entertainment; cash bar)

The Tipsy Crow

Enjoy entertainment and networking with other Young Professionals. The Tipsy Crow occupies one of Downtown’s most historic buildings, the Spencer-Ogden building, dating back to 1874. The event will be in the upstairs Nest. Must be over 21.


2017 Facility of the Year Awards LogoMembership and Awards Breakfast

Tuesday, 31 October
0800 - 1000
US$50 (included in Full and Tuesday-Only Education Registrations)

Join ISPE leadership and colleagues for breakfast as we review and recognize the industry’s significant achievements for 2017. Celebrate with your peers as the 2017 Facility of the Year (FOYA) Overall Winner and ISPE International Honor Awards are presented.

Sponsored by:

FladWorld Federation of Hemophilia - Official Charity of the 2017 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo 5K


Annual Meeting Party Aboard the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier

USS Midway Photograph

Tuesday, 31 October
1900 - 2200
US$225 (included with Full Education Registration)

Join us for a night to remember at a breathtaking location you'll never forget on the USS Midway - a ship that once embarked on a 47-year odyssey. The Midway, a floating city at sea, is the most visited floating naval ship museum in the world. You will enjoy this living piece of history while networking over dinner and drinks.

We will take over the whole ship allowing you to explore every aspect at your own pace including docent-led tours below decks, simulator rides, a 32 restored aircraft, and finding a treasure in the gift shop.  We will meet at 18.45 behind the hotel for an entertaining walk to the ship berthed at the historic Navy Pier. 

Sponsored by:

Belimed - 2017 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo 5K SponsorWorld Federation of Hemophilia - Official Charity of the 2017 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo 5KBelimed - 2017 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo 5K Sponsor


Note:  Comfortable shoes are strongly recommended for walking on the ship.  Bags will be searched upon entering the ship.

Facility Tours

Wednesday, 1 November
1100 – 1800

Take advantage of behind the scenes access to world renowned facilities. All facility tours will include transportation, tour, and lunch. There is limited seating, so reserve your space early!

Genentech Inc. and Gilead Combined Tour

genentech%20and%20gilead4.jpgGenentech is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions.

Gilead Sciences, Inc. commissioned DGA Architects to design a new development laboratory and cGMP warehouse facility. The B800 project consisted of approximately 263,000 square feet of interior improvements.


illumina Tour

ILLUMINA_LOGO_CMYK_new_v2.jpgillumina is a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of life science tools and integrated systems for large-scale analysis of genetic variation and function. These systems are moving us closer to the realization of personalized medicine.

Brewery Tour

The first stop will be Ballast Point Brewing Company for a behind-the-scenes tour and lunch. This is one of the most advanced brewery labs in the U.S. You will learn about some of the state-of-the-art analytical equipment and processes they use in their lab including HPLC, PCR, and sequencing. The next stop will be White Labs followed by Cutwater Spirits.

Brewery lunch sponsored by: 



  • No luggage may be brought on the bus or in to the facility
  • ISPE nametags must be worn at all times
  • A State issued license, ID or passport may be required at the Security checkpoint
  • Must wear closed toe shoes
  • Must have covered legs. (no skirts/dress/shorts)
  • Only small jewelry allowed
  • No photography in the buildings


Networking Reminder: Don’t forget to bring your business cards!

Is it time to update your LinkedIn profile picture?  Or do you need an updated head shot for speaking engagements?  Take advantage of the FREE professional head shots available by a professional photographer. Grab your onsite Event Guide at the conference for times and location.