Innovating the Future of Manufacturing

How different will pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities be in the future from what we know today? The 2018 Facilities of the Future Conference explores this question by bringing together diverse experts to share best practices and benchmark solutions for new and existing facilities.



New manufacturing challenges, technologies, and regulations impact the ability of today’s companies to stay competitive and cost-effective. These factors drive innovation forward in facilities within the highly complex, fast-changing global pharmaceutical industry. In addition, new and legacy pharmaceutical facilities must also be efficient and cGMP compliant while adopting emerging technologies to improve drug quality.

The 2018 Facilities of the Future Conference will feature inspirational presentations from diverse industry leaders already planning and building “factories of the future”. Participate in engaging discussions with peers and regulators focused on:

  • Lessons learned
  • Innovation
  • Disruptive technologies
  • Planning for and managing future changes

What Will I Take Back to My Job?

  • Learn how award-winning industry leaders successfully implemented diverse innovations in facility design and operations
  • Identify key drivers of innovation and discuss the impact on your company of using systemic approaches such as continuous manufacturing
  • Identify and deepen your understanding of next-generation facilities and agile manufacturing processes that can reduce costs while increasing production and quality.
  • Learn from other high-tech industries about their approaches to working with new technologies
  • Interact with industry and regulatory thought leaders about key issues impacting pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities today

Who Should Attend?

This conference provides relevant content of interest to all levels of professionals in the pharmaceutical engineering field, especially those concerned with planning, designing, constructing, manufacturing, supplying, and assessing innovative “next-generation” facilities and related pharmaceutical engineering innovations, processes, and practices.

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Attendees learn more about the 2018 Facilities of the Future Conference by exploring the following areas of interest:

For Exhibitors, learn more about how you can get involved at the 2018 Facilities of the Future Conference by exhibiting in the exhibit hall or taking advantage of one of the many sponsorship opportunities.  Visit the exhibitor resources area to get the most out of your experience at the 2018 Facilities of the Future Conference.

Program Committee Members:

James Breen
James Breen
Chair, Vice President Project Lead Biologics Expansion
Janssen Pharmaceutical
James McGlade
James McGlade
Co-Chair, Director Project Management
Longfellow Real Estate Partners LLC
Jeffery (Jeff) Biskup
Jeffrey (Jeff) Biskup
President and CEO
Mark Butler
Mark Butler
President and Managing Director
Integrated Project Services, Ltd.
Robert (Bob) Chew
Robert (Bob) Chew
Commissioning Agents
Margaret Prendergast
Margaret Prendergast
Sergi Roura-Adell
Sergi Roura-Adell, PhD