PHARM Connect has become well known for its effectiveness in connecting professionals within the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry in the strategically important region of Central and Eastern Europe and beyond. The market leading event - organised for the 6th time - took place in Budapest on 24-25 February, with more than 400 senior decision makers of the most important companies in the pharma and biotech sector gathering in the 5* Corinthia Hotel Budapest to share and discuss their challenges and meet the key solution providers of the industry. Over 1,300 pre-scheduled one-to-one meetings were conducted between the prominent participants during the two days: a number that clearly shows the crucial role PHARM Connect as a platform plays in the growth of Central Eastern Europe's (CEE's) pharmaceutical industry.
Delegates represented well over 23 countries and had the chance to get acquainted with the most up-to-date solutions to their recent challenges from automation through processing, clean rooms, laboratory equipment, packaging, biotechnology, APIs all the way to software solutions and many more. Service providers went beyond just showcasing their innovative solutions at PHARM Connect: during the course of pre-scheduled meetings each and every decision maker had the chance to discuss specific needs with numerous representatives from more than 30 vendors including , Aptar Pharma, Atlantic Zeiser, Blulog, Bürkert Fluid Control Systems, EXERGY, Festo, Patent, Plastiape, Sofrigam, Systech One, Tiszatextil, among many others. All meetings were mutually agreed upon in advance on the event's sophisticated online software, the Meeting Scheduler website, maximizing the effectiveness of the two days spent at the congress for all participants involved.
The conference programme has been extremely well received by the knowledgeable audience. Dr. Erik Bogsch (Head of Biotechnology R&D Division of Gedeon Richter) opened the event with a keynote presentation. István Király, VP, Head of Operations Legacy Novartis Sites, GSK Vaccines held a fascinating presentation about Pharmaceutical trends - Mergers & Acquisitions. Furthermore, among the speakers include names of, Dr. Joerg Gampfer, Head of Commercial Manufacturability & Platforms - Baxalta, Géza Lehnert, Sales Specialist Single-Use Technology- Pall Life Sciences, Dr. Peter McDonnell, Global Innovation Strategy & External Partnerships Manager- SANOFI & Technical Director- Genzyme, Ádám Panker, Public Administration Consultant- OGYÉI, Dr. András Ballagi, Head of the Pharmatech Model Laboratory - Biotech Unit at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics and Scientific Advisor at Gedeon Richter.
Besides cutting edge presentations and pre-scheduled one-to-one meetings, informal activities made the networking focus of the event more colourful. The cocktail reception at the end of the first day was opened by Dr. Lajos Hegedűs, former General Manager of TEVA and Chairman Production Commission at MAGYOSZ who also handed out the 2nd CEE Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Excellence Award to Videojet at PHARM Connect - the market leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturing business summit for CEE.
TEG The Events Group - the organiser represents the pinnacle of business events in CEE. During its two days, PHARM Connect Congress made over 2,000 pre-scheduled and ad hoc one-to-one business meetings possible thanks to the TEG Meeting Scheduler website which is globally recognised as no. 1 within the industry.
Countless of ideas were born which resulted in a large amount of educational content by enabling the right senior managers and their relevant partners to find each other in the most convenient and efficient way, has led to numerous new collaborations.
Those who decided to set the pace, stay in the front row of market developments and keep the edge over competition, have all taken part and can share their experience with you further. You can reunite with them next year in Budapest, at the 5* Corinthia Hotel Budapest on 22-23 February 2017.