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13th Annual
OPEX & Manufacturing Innovations in Pharma & Biotech
28. September - 29. September 2017, Hannover

In the Chair

Site visit to the Baxter facility in Halle Westfalen, Germany


Continuous Improvement - work smarter & more efficiently

Digitization & Industry 4.0

Opportunities of Robotics
Process Automation

Human Factor in OPEX


  • Skills for future OPEX leaders

  • Tips to simplify the complexity of your processes

  • Leverage the measurement tools and create a culture of improvement

  • Leverage intelligent automation to optimize processes and drive improvement

  • Driving business growth and value creation through effective OPEX

  • Increasing the flexibility of manufacturing processes through smart devices

  • Site visit to Baxter facility in Halle Westfalen

  • Quality, OPEX and Manufacturing experts

    All under one roof

  • OPEX & Technology round-tables

  • Out of the box insights from different industries

Meet the speakers

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Dr. Gero Decker

CEO & Co-Founder at Signavio GmbH

As co-founder and CEO, Gero is responsible for Signavio’s overall strategic direction. He is a business process management expert and passionate about product innovation. Before creating Signavio, h

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Joseph Paris

Founder at Operational Excellence Society

Joseph F. Paris Jr. is a recognized thought leader on operational excellence; an international entrepreneur; a prolific writer; and a sought-after strategist, consultant, and speaker with engagements

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Thomas Friedli

Associate Professor of Management with special focus on Production Management at University of St Gallen

Thomas Friedli is a Professor for Production Management at St.Gallen University in Switzerland. His main research interests are in the fields of managing operational excellence, global production

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César Lombarte

Head of Manufacturing Plant and Lean Manager at B. Braun

César Lombarte is an Industrial Engineer with experience in the pharmaceutical (B. Braun Medical) and FMCG (P&G Spain) industry for the last 15 years. In the different assignments he has achieved an

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Site visit to Baxter in Halle, Winner of the 2016 Facility of Year Award (FOYA) in the category of Operational Excellence

Baxter’s BioPharma Solutions business supports leading pharmaceutical companies in meeting their commercialization objectives by providing scientific expertise, sterile manufacturing solutions, parenteral delivery systems and customized support services needed to meet the unique challenges that parenteral products face.

The company’s oncology manufacturing facility expansion in Halle, Germany is a winner of the 2016 Facility of the Year Award (FOYA) in the category of Operational Excellence. Baxter’s Halle facility team was recognized for undertaking a challenging project to add additional capacity to service the CMO market of parenteral oncology products, while avoiding impact on current operations and customers.

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28.-29. September 2017, Hannover

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Who should attend


SVPs, VPs, Heads, Directors of:

- Manufacturing

- Operational Excellence

- Process Excellence

- Manufacturing Innovation

- Manufacturing Technology

- Lean six sigma

- Process automation

- Continuous manufacturing

- Cloud technologies

- Site heads & plant managers


  • Pharma & Biotech companies
  • CMOs
  • Suppliers
  • Service & solution providers

News from the industry

What do the attendees say

  • “Interesting conference with good insights into continuous improvements/OPEX in different areas of Pharma and biotech business. Some presentations shed light on new though interesting concept of OPEX and CI in supply chain, R&D and manufacturing world.”

    Agniezka Dudek

    Beckton Dickenson, UK

  • “I would like to thank you very much again for this opportunity. I really enjoy the meeting and the content was very interesting. Hope I have the opportunity to attend other meetings.”

    Marta Rafols

    Boehringer Ingelheim, Spain

  • “Very useful perspective from across the industry. We are all in the same boat.”

    Julie Willecomme

    GSK, UK

  • "Nice experience and professional organization of the event. Thank you!"

    Gernot Giselher


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Join us in Hannover

Radisson Blu Hotel

Expo Plaza 5
D-30539 Hannover
Tel: +49 (0)511 38383-3500

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