REVIEW Pharma M2R Minds 2012
From the 5th to the 6th of November 2012, we.CONECT invited an international audience of global Executives, Managing Directors, Head of’s and responsible people from departments like Maintenance, Engineering, Operational Excellence and Lean / TPM / Six Sigma departments in all Pharma, Biotech and manufacturing companies to the Pharma M2R Minds 2012 conference in Berlin.
More than 60 attendees used the Pharma M2R Minds 2012 to discuss current challenges, brand new approaches and future trends in the field of pharmaceutical maintenance procedures. Participants, speakers and business partners joined in on one of the biggest conferences on this topic and had the opportunity to exchange experiences, widen their network and debate upcoming challenges.
"Excellent conference with high proportion of real case studies from maintenance and reliability business in Pharma companies."
Dr. Bert Lorenz, Bayer Technology Services GmbH
The Pharma M2R Minds 2012 has therefore become the leading conference for strategic approaches and challenges to the management of Pharma.
More than 60 participants from over 40 companies from all over Europe discussed strategic approaches to the handling and management of pharmaceutical plants for engineering and maintenance decision makers.
23 high level sessions with companies like; Abbott Laboratories, Merck Serono, Genzyme, Pfizer, Baxter Bio-Science, Bayer HealthCare AG, Sanofi Pasteur, Johnson & Johnson, Warner Chilcott Deutchland GmbH, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH, Aesica Pharmaceuticals, Meda Manufacturing GmbH, ConMoto Consulting Group GmbH, Bayer CropScience LP, Belupo Pharmaceutical & Cosmetics , Roche Diagnostics GmbH, Boehringer Ingelheim S.A., ABB, GPAllied, Rottapharm, Abbott GmbH & Co. KG, I-care sprl, Conor Troy & Partner Consultancy.
This conference was rated in a scale from 1-5 with an average of 4,25 by an 84% of participants. Whereas the interval from 1-5 stood for poor-excellent respectively.
4 World Cafés, 4 Challenge your Peers Round Tables, a wonderful evening reception and an eventful Icebreaker Session the evening before of the conference.
4 leading Business Partners presented cutting-edge product-solutions, services and technologies on the solution oriented meetings before and during the conference.
"It was an outstanding experience, the interaction with piers was out of this world."
Giuseppe Mirra, Sanofi Pasteuer
Icebreaker Session ‒ First get-together before the conference
On the evening of the first conference day, the icebreaker session provided a first opportunity to network, benchmark and discuss while allowing the participants to get to know each other in a relaxed atmosphere at the Maritim proArte Hotel in Berlin.
More than 20 speeches and presentations
Inspiring discussions and presentations brought a deeper understanding of pharmaceutical maintenance and its core issues to the participants, especially on the topics of strategies and criteria for handling and management of pharmaceutical plants. Manufacturers of pharmaceuticals are in need of a strategic approach to maintenance and therefor many speeches were focusing on the OEE, Operational Excellence and Change Control Management. In order to reach Reliability, Maintenance was more focused on the strategic level and integrated in plant asset management frameworks for engineering and maintenance decision makers.
Throughout the three days of the conference, field reports, panel discussions as well as case studies were presented. The exchange of ideas between participants, speakers and business partners was animated and encouraged through different kinds of sessions (e.g. World Café, Challenge your Peers Round Tables).
The aim of activating the participants of the conference to change from a passive to an active debating member was gratefully accepted and fully accomplished.
Presenting were speakers from world leading companies like Abbott Laboratories, Merck Serono, Genzyme, Pfizer, Baxter Bio-Science, Bayer HealthCare AG, Sanofi Pasteur, Johnson & Johnson, Warner Chilcott Deutchland GmbH, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH, Aesica Pharmaceuticals, Meda Manufacturing GmbH, ConMoto Consulting Group GmbH, Bayer CropScience LP, Belupo Pharmaceutical & Cosmetics , Roche Diagnostics GmbH, Boehringer Ingelheim S.A., ABB, GPAllied, Rottapharm, Abbott GmbH & Co. KG, I-care sprl, Conor Troj & Partner Consultancy, who passionately took part in the PHARMA M2R 2012.
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"A new refreshing approach on conferencing."
Laurence Plant, ABB
Challenge your Peers Session – Participants discussed experienced difficulties and approached solutions
In addition to the outstanding speeches of the event, we.CONECT wanted to know more. That is why we asked each participant, before the conference, for further topics, questions and problems that should be discussed. According to the gathered answers, we created innovative and exciting “Challenge your Peers” Round Tables. Each table dealt with important topics for which participants had shown interest and the discussions lasted for most of the second day afternoon.
Overview of the topics:
RCM – The Reliability Centered Maintenance
Plant Asset Management
Maintenance Planning & Scheduling
Risk Based Maintenance & Maintenance Integration
"Global mix-up of maintenance philosophies."
Jürgen Frey, Roche Diagnostics
World Café Session – The Wisdom of Crowds. A new intensive, interactive and innovative way of exchanging experiences
During the World Café Sessions on the morning of the second day, the participants had the chance to intensively discuss again with each other and to share ideas and solutions in the field of Pharmaceuticals maintenance procedures.
Finding new innovative ideas and solutions for current problems in cooperation with other experts was the main goal of the discussions.
The cafés focused on the requirements for implementation of true Electronic Maintenance Process, the Challenges in Site Transformation & Implications for Maintenance & Engineering and how to successfully increase OEE in a Pharmaceutical site.
The results were presented later on during a panel discussion and presentation of the key results. In the afternoon, more presentations from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH, Merck Serono, and Bayer Cropscience Lp followed.
In retrospect, the Pharma M2R Minds 2012 has been a very interesting, diversified and highly interactive networking platform for Manufacturing Execution System leading managers from all over the world.
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we.CONECT wants to thank the team, participants, speakers, business partners and media partners for a very successful annual forum 2012.
We are already looking forward to welcoming you again at the Pharma M2R Minds 2013 on 30th September - 1st of October 2013 in Berlin.