GMP Forum

2019 GMP Forum

A Better Australian Life Science Manufacturing Industry by Design – the National Life Science Forum – 9th Annual GMP Forum.

The 2019 National Life Science GMP & Engineering Forum is taking place on the 22nd and 23rd July 2019.

GMP Forum 2019

In 2018 we facilitated the GMP, Engineering & Validation Forum, our eighth GMP forum, we shared exciting ideas and experiences around industry hot topics and innovation.

This year’s GMP Forum (Melbourne, Australia)

In 2019, we are focusing on new hot topics which have evolved over the last few years and will continue to probe GMP, validation, engineering innovation and manufacturing topics of high interest.

Agenda and Panel Discussion Topics will include Pharma 4.0, Big Data, Data Integrity, Validation, TGA inspection trends, Quality Metrics, the new PIC/S PE009 Version 14, Annex 15, Draft Annex 1, complementary medicine guidance, innovative technology advancements and other key changes in the industry.

There will be 3 tracks to this year’s national GMP Forum

1 – GMP Quality & Compliance

This track will include updates on PIC/S PE009 version 14 and other new requirements and guidance, as well as speakers from industry sharing their best practice experiences.

2 – Innovative Thinking, Technology & Validation

Topics will include continuous improvement strategies, Industry 4.0 developments, innovation in sterile processing and practical, real-world application of lifecycle validation.

3 – GMP Facility and Process Design & Engineering

Click here to see the speakers list and full agenda for Monday and Tuesday, 22-23 July 2019.

Book your place now

Masterclasses (Optional Topics for Day 3)

Additional options for the Wednesday (24th July) following the 2019 National GMP Forum are available (Cost $400 plus GST). Come along to the full 2-Day Forum plus attend a Masterclass of your choice (Masterclass is booked separately, see details below).

Wednesday (Optional): choose from 3 Masterclass options when you register for the FORUM.

These masterclasses are being held at the Canterbury International Hotel and will be held from 9 am to 4 pm on Wednesday, 24th July 2019.

Masterclass Option #1: “Auditing engineering systems and critical utilities”  

Led by Gordon Farquharson, B.Sc.(Hons), C.Eng. is Principal and Managing Director of Critical Systems Ltd.

The Masterclass (workshop and lecture format) will give participants valuable information and skills for design qualification compliant with Annex 15, enhanced design review, as well as techniques and tips for B2B auditing and GMP inspection. The main areas of focus are:

  • Environmental control and HVAC systems for cleanrooms and critically controlled areas.
  • Pharma Water Systems.

Book your spot – Auditing Engineering Systems and Critical Utilities Masterclass

Masterclass Option #2: “Australian Medicinal Cannabis Cultivation Training – Masterclass”

Led by Andrew Exner, PharmOut

Book your spot – Cannabis cultivation workshop information.

Masterclass Option #3: “Mindset 4.0 Masterclass”

Led by Jason Clarke, Minds at Work.

Book your spot – Mindset 4.0 Masterclass information.

We will have a dedicated track for Engineers by industry technical experts, including architects, engineers, manufacturers and system vendors!

Topics will include new facility/process case studies and design strategies including examples for all industry sectors from complementary medicines to cannabis facilities to sterile production.


GMP Forum Event Details:


Date: 22-23 July 2019
Start time: 8:30 AM for 9:00 AM start
End time: 5 PM

Venue: Pullman on the Park, 192 Wellington Parade, Melbourne VIC 3002

Dress Code for the GMP Forum

Business Casual

Food & Drink

On Arrival: Coffee/tea and a selection of sweet and savoury muffins
Morning Tea: Pastries and fruit platter
Lunch: Hot meal, salad, fresh fruit, soft drink, coffee/tea
Afternoon Tea: Coffee/tea, selection of fresh fruit

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