Pharma MES USA 2018: Next Level Pharma Manufacturing!

The global Pharma MES conference series came to the US for the first time,  and the event was a success! More than 100 registered attendees gathered in Orlando to shape the future of manufacturing execution systems during 3 event days filled with case studies, networking sessions, an IIoT Bootcamp, a Start-Up pitch, Challenge Your Peers and World Café sessions.

With keynotes reflecting on why we still need MOM/MES in the IIoT age, quality and efficiency gains by leveraging a centralized testing factory for the MES program, increasing productivity and overcoming challenges through external relationship management model and new technologies working together, and a forward-thinking start-up pitch session on remodeling the landscape of Alzheimer’s detection and drug development ecosystems through the development of novel neurodiagnostic tools & artificial intelligence, one thing became clear: manufacturing executions systems and the future of pharma manufacturing are highlight topics for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

Shaping the future of the manufacturing execution systems in 2019,
the 2. annual Pharma MES USA is coming back, this time to Boston, on November 07 – 08, 2019. Be part of the thought-provoking discussion and the fastest growing MES business community!

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Trends, Ideas, Solutions
These have been the Key Topics in 2018!

IIoT and Strategy – MES on the way to the future: What are strategic milestones and new technologies?

MES & Cloud – How can you take the validated MES to the cloud and what are operating models?

From Big Data to Smart Data – How to leverage DATA out of MES?

Plug & Produce – How can you seamlessly integrate single use units in pharmaceutical manufacturing?

Process Automation – What role does MES play in Advanced Planning along the supply chain?

End to End integration – How do you achieve the fully orchestrated manufacturing chain?

MES & Serialization – What role does MES play in Serialization?

Manufacturing IT & Cyber Security – Does it matter and do companies have it on their agenda?

Compliance – Regulatory Trends – What’s changed?

Technology Investments – How scalable is MES and how can you justify investments in technology?

Pharma MES USA 2018 in Numbers

Pharma MES Registered Attendees
Decision Makers
Speakers & Moderators
Cutting Edge Case Studies
Interactive Sessions
One2One Meetings
Hours of Networking


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The Pharma MES USA Keynotes 2018

Leading ahead of the Curve – Are you managing the future? Or is the future managing you?
Robert B. Tucker
President | The Innovation Resource
Why we still need MOM/MES in the IIoT age – Don’t we?
Joel Nichols
Head of Software and Automation | EMD Millipore - Merck Group
Quality and efficiency gains by leveraging a centralized testing factory for the MES program.
Martin Fusek
Global Head Testing Service | Novartis Business Services
Martin Fusek
Clarifying Compliance with the FDA Data Integrity Guidance.
Eileen Cortes
Associate Director QA-CSV | BioMarin
Eileen Cortes
Increasing Productivity and Overcoming Challenges Through External Relationship Management Model and New Technologies Working Together
Luiz Barberini
Operations Manager – External Manufacturing Latin America Consumer Health | Bayer
Remodeling the landscape of Alzheimer’s detection and drug development ecosystem through the development of novel neurodiagnostic tools & artificial intelligence.
Dhruv Patel
CEO & Cofounder | Synapto

Trendsetters – Visionaries – Movers and Shakers
The Panel in 2018

My experience was enlightening based on the different viewpoints of the delegates and immediate feedback/questions answered.
Anthony Colenburg
Lonza Biologics
Very useful insight
Oliver Hesse
The conference provided a full set of customer led presentations allowing me to understand what customers are implementing MES systems and the successes, and issues they are having.
Jack McGovern
New England Controls
Excellent organization of the event.
Rudi Thiel
The case studies are excellent.
Shiaru Muranaka
Shibuya Corporation
Excellent opportunity to see where the rest of the rest of the industry is at with MES
Daniel Yang
Interesting topics and very good networing sessions.
Reynaldo Ortiz

Our Attendees – With more than 100 registered participants, Pharma MES USA was a success! Here are some selected companies that joined:

Specialist Manufacturing – MES Lead

MES Base Business Lead

Director Global Manufacturing Science

Director Lab Automation & Data Mgmt

Quality Assurance Leader

Manager, NA Engineering and Strategic Projects

IT Director

Director Program Management

Associate Director of Tech Transfer at South San Francisco Production

MES System Administrator

Manager Operations Technology (Track & Trace)

Director of Program, Portfolio

Pharma MES USA Attendee Profiles and Event Statistics

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of the attendees are decision-makers with direct or indirect budget responsibility.

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of the attendees are looking for new services, technologies and products.

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of the attendees have a budget of over $ 1 Million

Industry Split

Pharmaceuticals: 45%
Technology & Software Provider
Technology & Software Provider: 26%
Biotechnology & Healthcare
Biotechnology & Healthcare: 17%
Manufacturing: 8%
Other: 4%

Geographical Split

USA: 82%
Europe: 8%
North America
North America: 7%
ROW: 4%

The Community

Manager / Senior Manager
Manager / Senior Manager: 43%
Leader / Head of / Director
Leader / Head of / Director: 42%
CEO / CXO / Managing Director
CEO / CXO / Managing Director: 14%

Why is the networking experience at Pharma MES USA unique?

We know that networking, inspiration, knowledge sharing and this “little detail I didn’t know before” are the main reasons for attending Pharma MES USA. To ensure the best networking experience, we’ve developed several sessions tailored to your needs and industry – we call it the Multi-Touchpoint Concept!

Icebreaker Session

Round tables on the evening before the first conference day. The Icebreaker is a first informal networking.

World Café Session

Be part of several thematic conversation rounds with changing topics and team constellations.

Training Session

In a workshop-like atmosphere, you will have the opportunity to discuss specific questions with a small group of participants.

Keynotes & Best Practices

Selected presentations by high-level speakers, visionaries and renowned experts.

Panel Discussion

A moderated conversation where hand-picked industry experts discuss current and future issues from different perspectives.

Live Tech Take

Delegates and solution providers have the chance to actively participate in product and service demos on the expo floor.

Networking Dinner

Wind down, enjoy great food and drink in a relaxed atmosphere to absorb all the new stimulations from the day.

Lunch Session

A lunch workshop, in which you get the chance to address and discuss your specific solution with a qualified group of participants.

Graphic Recording

Allow our expert graphic recording artists to surprise and delight you as they encapsulate complex ideas in picture story format.

MES Bootcamp

Join this hands-on session to learn everything you need to know to get your MES journey started!

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Innovation and Start-up lab

See what the brightest minds have to offer your business in terms of new ideas

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