are you readyWith the  ISPE/FDA/PQRI Quality Manufacturing Conference (formerly ISPE/FDA CGMP Conference) kicking off on Monday, 1 June 2015 in Washington, DC, we want to make sure you are ready to network with international regulators, exhibitors and industry leaders scheduled to attend the conference.

Before you head to Washington, DC for the conference, familiarize yourself with the conference schedule by reading through the program list and highlighting the topics of interested. Since some sessions may overlap, take a few minutes to create a schedule for yourself and decide which sessions you would like to attend and which presenters you would like to hear and meet.

This year’s meeting will include endless opportunities for attendees to make connections and exchange new ideas. On Monday, 1June, be sure to attend the Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall. The exhibit hall is an opportunity for attendees to discover innovative techniques to increase revenue and reduce costs by connecting with more than 30 exhibitors from around the world.

Before you start your networking, you might want to consider updating your social media accounts to include your current information, such as on LinkedIn.  If you are passing out business cards, be sure to bring plenty!

If you miss the Networking Reception on Monday, there are plenty of opportunities to connect with industry experts in the education sessions. You can follow the conversations on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #ISPEQMC. Many conference attendees will be using social media to stay up-to-date on conference information and connect with others. Use your tweets or posts to make plans to meet up for lunch or coffee; others may see your posts or tweets and can join you to expand your network even further.