ISPE Check-InThe 2015 ISPE Annual Meeting kicks off in just a few days, are you prepared?

Well never fear, here are some great tips to help you navigate through Annual Meeting.  Keep your eyes open for the Pro Tips located through-out this post – these insights from previous Annual Meeting attendees will insure you get the most out of the meeting.


  • Sunday, 8 November: 15.00 – 17.00
    Grand A-F (Level 5)
  • Kathryn Wengel, Worldwide Vice President at Johnson & Johnson Supply Chain
  • John Cox, Executive Vice President Pharmaceutical Operations and Technology at Biogen

Registration and Exhibit Hall Information:

  • Level 4 Exhibitor Registration
  • Level 5 Attendee Registration
  • Registration Hours:
  • Saturday, 7 November: 11.00 – 18.00
  • Sunday, 8 November: 07.00 – 19.00
  • Monday, 9 November: 07.00 – 17.30
  • Tuesday, 10 November: 07.00 – 17.00
  • Wednesday, 11 November: 07.00 – 12.00

Directions to Registration:

  • Attendee Registration (education, committee, speaker, press) is located on Level 5 at the top of the escalators.
  • Exhibitor Registration is located on Level 4 in front of the Exhibit Hall entrance.

>Pro Tip:  All delegates must present a photo ID or business card at check-in.

Exhibit Hall Hours:

  • Sunday, 8 November: 8:00 – 16.00  (Exhibitor Set Up)
  • Sunday, 8 November: 17.00 – 19.00 (Welcome Reception)
  • Monday, 9 November: 9.30 – 18:30 (Mix and Mingle Reception 17.30 – 18.30)
  • Tuesday, 10 November: 09.30 – 16.00

Pro Tip:  Don’t forget to get your entry card stamped by the identified Exhibit Hall Giveaway Sponsors’.  There are some FANTASTIC prizes available including a Surface Pro 3 Tablet, Apple Watch, Samsung Galaxy Note, Sony Video Camera and so much more!  Exhibit hall giveaway drawings will be conducted during the afternoon breaks on Monday, 9 November and Tuesday, 10 November. (Note:  you must be present to win.)

Pro Tip:  Don’t forget about the Free Headshot Portraits on Monday, November 9 from 10.00 – 12.00 on the Level 4 right outside of the Exhibit Hall. Perfect time to have a new shot taken for your LinkedIn page or for your next speaking engagement.

Membership Breakfast & Awards:

  • Join your fellow colleagues for the Membership Breakfast & Awards where the Facility of the Year (FOYA) overall winner will be announced and your fellow colleagues will be awarded for their dedication and contributions to ISPE.

New Member/First-Time Attendee Orientation:

  • Monday, 9 November:  Find out how to make the most of your Annual Meeting experience and ISPE membership while you enjoy a continental breakfast and make new connections.

“ISPE has provided countless opportunities for me to network and learn about the biopharmaceutical industry first-hand from experienced professionals. For young professionals looking to build a network in this space and develop their industry knowledge, I can’t think of a better opportunity.”

~ Blake F. Derrick, Talent Acquisition Lead at Novartis Vaccines

Pro Tip:  Bring your business cards for networking opportunities.

ISPE Booth & Bookstore:

  • Special Membership Offer:  Join before the end of Annual Meeting and SAVE $75 on a new ISPE membership!
  • Chat with ISPE staff and meet up with local chapter and affiliate members.
  • Get your hands on the latest publications, lists of upcoming ISPE conferences and education opportunities.
  • Pre-order the New ISPE Handbook:  Sustainability.  The handbook is a two part format focusing on principles/policy and design/engineering applications.

Pro Tip:  Event Special:  20% off all Guidance Documents in the ISPE Bookstore

Session Highlight:

  • Monday, 9 November, 10.45 – 12.15
  • Business Continuity Planning for the Prevention of Drug Shortages: Introducing the ISPE Drug Shortage Assessment and Prevention Tool
  • This session will be the official launch of the ISPE Drug Shortage Assessment and Prevent Tool – You don’t want to miss this session!

Follow ISPE’s official Twitter handle and join the conversation – @ISPEorg, and the official Annual Meeting hashtag #ISPEAM15.  We will be sharing informative details through-out Annual Meeting.

Wow – that was a lot of information!  Please let us know if you have any questions about Annual Meeting by commenting below.