ManuPharma 2018

05 - 06 December, 2018

Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof, Frankfurt

Contact Us: 44 (0) 207 036 1363

Our Speakers

Speakers 2018

Silke Gotthardt
Head, Manufacturing Technical Operations, Launch and Transfer Products
Boehringer Ingelheim
Heike Abeck
Director Manufacturing Sciences & Technology
Bayer
Dieter Peters
SVP Operations
Grünenthal
Thomas Guebeli
Executive Director, Global Internal Manufacturing Quality
Celgene
Richard Middleton
Director, Central Engineering - Europe/Asia
Catalent
Richard leads all pharmaceutical engineering projects >$1M for Catalent in Europe and Asia, covering 18 sites in 10 countries across development, manufacturing and supply. Richard has been in the Pharmaceutical sector for more than 16 years and was with Lilly in a Global Process Improvement role prior to joining Catalent in September 2017. Richard has an MBA, a Degree in Mechanical Engineering for Imperial College London and is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in the UK.
Klaus Kunath
Head of Manufacturing Science & Technology, Global Pharma Operations, Merck
Merck KGaA
Klaus' key focus is technical leadership for process robustness improvements at Merck. His 15+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry include leadership within manufacturing process development, formulation development and CMC project management.
Antonio Buendia
Head of Manufacturing Process Control
Novartis
Gary Butler
VP Site Director
Avara
Peter Comes
Managing Director Site Lead
Boehringer Ingelheim
Barbara Sambuco
CEO Industrial Operations Italy
BMS
Rudolf Haussmann
VP Technical Development and Operations
Santhera
Willem Kools
VP Global Head of Technology Management
Merck AG
Josef Trapl
Global Head of Technology - Engineering and Manufacturing
Takeda
Oliver Shergold
Global Head - Cominbation Products & Device Technology
Novartis
Michael Schneider
Head of Strategy - Manufacturing Science & Technology
Roche
Emre Ozcan
Director of Global Manufacturing and Supply Strategy
Merck AG
Peter Iles-Smith
Head of Technical - GMS IT / Design & IT Lead - Serialisation
GSK
Domenico Aldi
Head of API Production
Abbvie
Dr. Helge Berg
Director BioManufacturing Science Network Europe
Merck
Biomanufacturing Science Network expertise continuously gathered in the vaccine, biotech and plasma industry, with European experts in clarification (NFF and TFF), ultrafiltration, chromatography, virus removal filtration and sterilizing grade filtration technology and associated hardware. Personally, in depth expertise in virus removal solutions in the biotech, plasma and vaccine industry. Active support in numerous feasibility, scale-up and implementation projects. Active support in numerous validation spiking studies for the biotech and biopharmaceutical industry (monoclonal antibodies, recombinant proteins, plasma proteins and therapeutic vaccines). Vast experience in virus removal filtration implementation strategies in the biotech and biopharmaceutical industry. Involved in the development of alternative spiking strategies with Millipore’s US Biomanufacturing Science Network experts. Further in depth experience in clarification and membrane filtration applications in the Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical industry. The team involved and experienced in Tech Transfer projects for the biotech and biopharmaceutical industry, making use of the Biomanufacturing Sciences Network expertise. I have publically presented at conferences like the World Vaccine Congress in Lyon (FRA) and Washington (USA) and the Viral Safety Congress in Köln. I am a member of the American Chemical Society (ACS) BIOT division.
Gareth Alford
Lead Engineer Advanced Manufacturing Tech
GSK
Cornelia Thieme
Director Global Manufacturing Science Europe
Biogen
Cornelia is a biotech and chemical engineer by training. She has more than 20 years experience in pharmaceutical industry for API, Injectable and oral drug product manufacturing. Cornelia started her career as Scientist in formulation and process development and was in various roles over the years working as Tech Transfer Manager, CMC and Product Manager for developed as well as emerging markets. In 2015 she joined Biogen. In her current role as Director of Global Manufacturing Science she is leading the European teams who provide scientific oversight to products and processes at internal and external manufacturing sites.
Marco Maioli
Industrial Operations Director
Sigma-Tau
Marco has worked across a number of different positions within industrial operations, from quality assurance to lean manufacturing, operations management and product transfer. Prior to Sigma-tau he was an industrial technology expert at Sanofi as well as holding positions within manufacturing and operational excellence at the CMO; Catalent.
Martin Fusek
Global Head of IT Testing Service
Novartis
Over the past two years Martin has set up and lead the global testing centre of Excellence for Novartis, providing managed testing serviecs for IT application of all business areas of one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies. Much of this focus has been upon the manufacturing execution systems within the organisation. He held a number of senior MES and TechOps IT focused roles within the industry before joining Novartis, including Head of TechOps IT at Salutas Pharma and MES Manager for HEXAL AG.
Anne Bard
Global Capital Strategy & Design Lead
GSK
Sebastien Ribault
Senior Director Biotech Process Development and Manufacturing
Merck
Edwin Stoel
Chief Operating Officer
Bioforce AG
Marcelo Costa
Global Head of FMD
STADA
Philipp Goepel
Vice President Head of Manufacturing - Plant Manager Bovenau
Richter-Helm BioLogics
Philipp leads a GMP multipurpose facility for manufacturing of microbial biopharmaceuticals with a 1,500L maximum fermenter capacity in Bovenau, Germany. Within this role he is responsible for manufacturing & engineering, ensuring close coordination with QC and QA on a site with over 60 employees.
Doug Spence
Managing Partner
Spence Associates
Doug is the Managing Partner of spence associates an International training and coaching firm with a proven track record, in accelerated people development since 1993. Doug specialises in Applied Behavioural Psychology, and Business Relationship Management. And his services are sought after by major corporations around the world. He also advises Some of the biggest names in Sport, helping them optimise their key relationships and sponsorship obligations, this includes the elite in Soccer, Tennis, golf and Formula 1 racing.

Doug began his career in Finance with Rolls Royce, he then spent 12 years at Mars Inc. holding a series of European and International sales, service and general management positions. Doug is highly personable, has a down to earth pragmatic approach, and his passion for people development is both contagious and thought-provoking. He is a proud Scot who loves his job, but hates admin and airports!

So be prepared to be refreshed, re-energised and inspired to take your relationship management skills to an entirely new level.
Domenico Marini
Head of API Production
Abbott
Davide Boccaci
HR Lead GPS Italy
BMS
Ulf Schrader
Principal Consultant
McKinsey
Matthew Gill
Director Operations Excellence
Abbvie
Thomas Wickert
Head of Microbial Fermentation & Enzymes
Roche Diagnostics

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