ISA Food and Pharmaceutical Industry Division 4th Annual Symposium Arrives in Framingham May 16-17

By | April 10, 2017

Competitive forces, changing marketplace dynamics, and regulatory pressures are generating greater demand and need for new and more effective automation technologies in the pharmaceutical and food industries. More than ever before, manufacturing companies are seeking solutions and methodologies that increase quality, safety, reliability, profitability, cost control and production throughput.

On May 16-17 at the Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center, the 2017 ISA Food and Pharmaceutical Industries Division (PFID) Symposium will focus on how automation is used to meet the need for increased regulation and quality while reducing manufacturing costs and security threats related to the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Speakers will present on the latest trends, and provide case studies which demonstrate the effective integration and use of automation to solve these challenges. As a special invitation to attend, ISA will be offering ISA member discounts to ISPE members.

A focused conference agenda will explore the critical challenges and how best to solve them through innovations in process automation, and new strategies, products and techniques in control, optimization, measurement and serialization.

  • Factory of Future / Industry 4.0
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Cybersecurity
  • Automation investment
  • Serialization and Track and Trace
  • Batch Management & MES
  • Data Integrity and Security
  • Alarm Management
  • Measurement and Control

In addition, the symposium will feature two distinguished keynote speakers: Paul McKenzie, Biogen Senior Vice President for Global Biologics Manufacturing & Technical Operations, and Peter Martin, Schneider Electric Company VP and Edison Master.  Paul and Peter will offer their unique perspectives on “Data and Optimizing – Driving Change in Pharmaceutical Development & Manufacturing Thru Innovation & Standards” and “How Industry 4.0 will Unlock Unprecedented Business Value for Industrial Operations,” respectively.

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