Achieve manufacturing excellence, optimise processes and reduce costs

Now open: 2014 Call for Papers. To join our 2014 speaker line-up email: or call: +44 (0)20 7202 7586.

Now in its 13th year, the World Drug Manufacturing Summit provides the key tools to overcome the biggest threats facing pharma manufacturers today.

The World Drug Manufacturing Summit delivers the strategic requirements for you to excel in people and process improvement, across manufacturing, engineering and supply chain, to fulfil regulatory demands and develop a world-class business.

WDM is the only event in the industry that covers this broader range of manufacturing issues; built upon a high quality mixture of strategic topics and technical case studies.

Key themes for 2014 include:

  • Responding to cost increases and stricter regulatory requirements
  • Addressing anti-counterfeiting regulations and their impact on production
  • Implementing the latest IT and data technologies for supply chain integration
  • Reducing time-to-market by applying PAT and continued process verification
  • Creating a culture of continuous improvement to improve shop floor performance
  • Predicting the future of the regulatory landscape
  • Satisfying the EU Falsified Medicine Directive for serialisation
  • End-to-end optimisation of the supply chain for cost of goods reduction
  • Revealing the latest engineering and facilities technology for manufacturing excellence
  • Examining the changes in business model caused by the end of the blockbuster era
  • Overcoming and learning from the industry trend towards the growth in biotech

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A great opportunity to discuss industry issues and share some best practices — Associate Director Operational Excellence , Genentech

I got much more than expected of the event! — Industrialisation Manager, Orion Corporation

Excellent forum for exchanging experiences from colleagues in other pharmaceutical companies, intimate nature and smaller size of conference as well as SpotMe Electronics provides an excellent platform for promoting interaction with vendors and colleagues — Section Manager, Plant Engineering, Abbott Laboratories