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Planning Begins On INTERPHEX Puerto Rico 2011


The 8th Annual INTERPHEX Puerto Rico Conference & Exhibition, the island’s largest gathering of life science industry suppliers and related professionals, is announcing new show dates of October 20 and 21, 2011 at the Puerto Rico Convention Center. The 2010 event, held March 4-5, featured 250 exhibiting companies and was attended by more than 3,800 pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industry professionals within Puerto Rico as well as the greater Caribbean region.

The event team at Reed Exhibitions, producers of INTERPHEX Puerto Rico, will hold the second in a series of planning meetings with its Conference Advisory Board in mid-September. The upcoming meeting, which will take place at the Pfizer Carolina facility, will determine the educational content and special events for the 2011 event.

The conference advisory board is chaired by Reed Exhibitions and is comprised of industry leaders from Amgen, CooperVision, Pfizer, Roche Diagnostics, Lilly del Caribe, Stryker, Medtronic, Jacobs, PR Tec, MediSearch, ISPE, PRMA, PRIDCO and INDUNIV. INTERPHEX is sponsored by INDUNIV, ISPE and the Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association and endorsed by a host of industry organizations and professional publications.

“As a member of the INTERPHEX Puerto Rico Conference Advisory Board, I feel a responsibility to help provide information and education to the industry on the latest trends and challenges we are facing,” stated Victor Batista, Senior Director, Pfizer Carolina. “A key goal for this program in 2011 is not only to educate and share best practices, but to provoke and challenge the thinking of Puerto Rico’s industry leaders regarding such often overlooked topics as the development of human capital, preferred partnerships, strategies and value propositions to remain competitive in the current dynamic environment.”

“INTERPHEX Puerto Rico is much awaited by the industry due to the quality of the exhibits, special events and education focused on manufacturing excellence and best practices. The partnership between our event team and industry leaders is essential to delivering an event for all life sciences professionals – suppliers and manufacturers so they can to keep their fingers on the pulse of this industry,” stated Barbara McAuliffe, Event Director, INTERPHEX Puerto Rico.

McAuliffe invites all professionals in the life science industry to mark their calendars as the event will be celebrated later in the year than usual but with many new elements. The event team and planning board are focusing on core areas such as microbiology, convergence technologies, technology transfer, energy efficiency and others. INTERPHEX Puerto Rico serves as a proven source of education, technology, products, solutions and networking for industry professionals.

“We need events like INTERPHEX to take place in Puerto Rico as they contribute to showcasing the island and its life sciences industries and expose them to the latest trends in other countries where INTERPHEX is celebrated,” said Ana María Viscasillas from the Puerto Rico Convention Bureau. INTERPHEX Puerto Rico is one of a series of INTERPHEX global events known as a respected source of innovation, education, and professional advancement for a globally important center of drug and medical device manufacturing, from process development through delivery to market. Networking essential to business success is as important here as the exploration of new products and services that enhance human life and health. Global INTERPHEX events in 2010 were featured in the USA, China, Japan, Singapore, and Mexico.

For complete information on INTERPHEX Puerto Rico, including exhibitor lists, educational programs and online registration, visit www.interphexpuertorico.com. Also visit social media channels on Facebook, Linkedln, Twitter and YouTube.

About Reed Exhibitions

Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading event’s organizer, with over 440 events in 36 countries. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, and organized by 35 fully staffed offices. Reed organizes a wide range of events, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings. Its portfolio of over 440 events serves 44 industry sectors, including: aerospace & aviation, automobiles, beauty & cosmetics, broadcasting, building & construction, electronics, energy, oil & gas, engineering & manufacturing, food service & hospitality, gifts, healthcare, interior design, IT & telecoms, jewelry, life science & pharmaceuticals, machinery, marketing, business services & training, medical education, printing & graphics, security & safety, sports & recreation, travel. Working closely with professional bodies, trade associations and government departments Reed ensures that each and every event is targeted and relevant to industry needs. As a result, many Reed events are market leaders in their field.

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