News | February 20, 2014

ISPE Announces Call For Proposals For First-Ever Conference At Pharma EXPO

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The International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) announces a call for proposals for the Conference at Pharma EXPO (McCormick Place, West Building, Chicago; Nov. 2–5, 2014), co-located with PACK EXPO International 2014 and produced in partnership with PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. The call is open to individuals and groups.

Conference sessions at Pharma EXPO should be one to four hours long and provide education and information specific to pharmaceutical manufacturing.

Appropriate education topics include:


International Regulatory Issue

Automation Trends

New ASTM Standards

Cold Chain


Contract Packaging

Packaging OEE

Global Economic Trends

Project Management

Global Supply Chain


Integrated C&Q

Sterile Processing

The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2014. Direct questions to ISPE Continuing Education Program Manager Marianne Bock. Begin your proposal online at ISPE.

Debuting this year, Pharma EXPO connects pharmaceutical, medical device and nutraceutical manufacturers with the packaging, processing and other supply chain technologies they need to meet rigorous industry regulations and grow business. Together, PACK EXPO International and Pharma EXPO 2014 are expected to attract 50,000 attendees and 2,000 exhibiting companies within over 1.1 million net square feet of exhibit space.

About PMMI
PMMI is a trade association representing 600+ packaging and processing supply chain companies that provide a full range of packaging and processing machinery, materials, components and containers. PMMI actively brings buyers and sellers together through its various programs including: The PACK EXPO family of trade shows,, PMT Magazine, PACK EXPO Show Daily, networking events, educational programs and more.

PMMI organizes the PACK EXPO trade shows: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK Mexico and EXPO PACK Guadalajara, connecting participants in the packaging and processing supply chain with their customers around the world. Coming Up: EXPO PACK México, June 18-21, 2013 in Mexico City, Mexico; PACK EXPO Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center, September 23-25, 2013; PACK EXPO International 2014 at McCormick Place in Chicago; Nov. 2-5, 2014, PACK EXPO East at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, February 2-4, 2015; EXPO PACK Guadalajara, March 18-20, 2015 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

Learn more about PMMI and the PACK EXPO trade shows at and

About ISPE
ISPE, the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, is the world’s largest not-for-profit association serving its Members through leading scientific, technical and regulatory advancement throughout the entire pharmaceutical lifecycle. The 20,000 Members of ISPE are building solutions in the development and manufacture of safe and effective pharmaceutical and biologic medicines and medical delivery devices in more than 90 countries around the world. Founded in 1980, ISPE has its worldwide headquarters in Tampa, Florida, USA and offices in Brussels, Belgium, Singapore and Shanghai, China and is publisher of Pharmaceutical Engineering Magazine. For more information, visit