Pharma Maintenance Excellence & Future Reliability

March 05 – 06, 2020 | San Diego, USA

The must attend event for pharma maintenance, reliability and technical operations professionals in the USA.
As a basic keynote, the 2019 Pharma TechOps USA has shown that the pharmaceutical and biotech industries are moving from being reactive to being proactive if not predictive in terms of reliability, maintenance and technical operations. Even though there are still key factors to be discussed - like accountability and system ownership, best practice change management, staff skill set and education - the industries are moving away from their self-centered view to being more collaborative. We are looking for common definitions for IoT in maintenance and reliability, and for common corporate standards, overcoming regional, cultural, data and security barriers. The longterm goals are currently defined as uniting people, processes and procedures, for not only satisfying ROI and business requirements, but for better and more efficiently aligning project teams and influencing management priorities. In 2020, Pharma TechOps USA, the most effective networking event, will once again unite our global community to break down organizational silos and drive technology adoption for best in class maintenance, reliability and technical operations in pharmaceuticals and biotech. Bringing together 100+ experts and decisions makers from global pharma big players, local hidden champions, and innovative biotech companies, we will discuss current challenges, share experiences and explore the latest developments in maintenance, reliability and in aligning technical and operations.

Highlights 2019

Pharma TechOps USA at a glance


The Pharma TechOps USA Sessions

The 2-day event is a unique combination of

  • Inspirational Keynotes & Industry Case Studies
  • Well moderated, interactive World Café sessions
  • Icebreaker Round Tables
  • Challenge Your Peers Discussions
  • Live Tech Takes

Be part of our exclusive platform to explore various business models, case studies & actions to increase overall plant profitability and availability, identifying gaps that hide opportunities & business chances for your challenges.

Leading engineering & reliability projects and technology budgets under the same roof

Get involved in Pharma TechOps USA 2020 as a Business Partner. For our event partners, it is a one-stop-shop opportunity to promote thought-leadership and get face-to-face with over 100 key prospects.

Pharma TechOps USA 2020 offers the best in class opportunity to introduce yourself as a thought leader to pharma professionals involved in maintenance, reliability and technical operations projects.

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Not sponsors… Pharma TechOps USA is a unique event in the business & technology world because of our relationship with our partners. Our aim is to support our partners to reach their targets and inspire innovation. This vision is shared by a select group of partners at our highest quality events with the most elite audience.

Position your business as a thought leader at Pharma TechOps USA.  Join our Global Partner Community today!

Well organized event with very energized delegates and wonderful speakers.
Prof. Jack Chu, PE
Former Associate Director Vaccines | Merck & Co.
We thought it was a great conference and all agree the workshops were a great interactive forum.
David Knowles
Principal Reliability Engineer, Reliability Services | GenesisSolutions
Very strong conference with excellent content.
Gerald Martin
Director, Design, Product Engineering, & Engineering Test Services | Zoetis
This was a well-attended and well organized event.
Beth Kroeger-Fahnestock
Technical Service Manager | STERIS Corporation

Those were Key Topics at Pharma TechOps USA 2019

  1. What are current maintenance models and methodologies in the pharma & biotech, medical devices and life science industries?
  2. How can the design of system, component & facility support reliability and maintenance tasks, and vice versa?
  3. What is the separated or integrated reliability strategy for IT, IIoT and Cloud?
  4. How to organize and manage remote service applications in a validated environment?
  5. How to make the move from reactive to proactive or even predictive maintenance with Advanced Data Analysis?
  6. What are application opportunities for AI and cognitive technologies in maintenance & reliability programs?
  7. How to set up solid business processes for applying defect elimination tools?
  8. What is the ideal alignment of Technical Services and Operational Department? Is TechOps reality in the industries?
  9. What are benefits and opportunities of standardization between different plants?
  10. What is best practice for developing an effective asset life cycle management?

Movers & Shakers at the Pharma TechOps USA 2019

It’s a Multi-Touchpoint Concept

The most effective and most informal networking hub to reach a maximum of ROI ‒ personal dialogue, direct exchange and numerous opportunities to get meetings with top executives!


Top speakers, trendsetters, evangelists and experts in the field share their personal experience.

World Café Session

Be part of several thematic conversation rounds with changing topics and team constellations.

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we.CONECT’s unique Event App & Matchfinder – Use our unique matching platform to make new connections, arrange meetings and find tailored solutions to your needs.

Search – Find – Match – Connect

Say Hello

Get the show on the road. Discover who is joining the conference and why. To warm you up for the conference we invite you to get to know your conference peers. Have your business cards ready.

Case Study

Selected brand new case studies from the industry offering insights into strategic approaches, project planning and operative realization. Learn from the most successful practices and use these real business results for benchmarking with the competition.


Round tables on the evening before the first conference day. The Icebreaker is a first informal networking.

Challenge your Peers

Parallel round table discussions offer the delegates the possibility to talk about their own challenges.

Meet! Pharma TechOps USA

Discover who else is participating in Pharma TechOps USA. Our unique Polaroid Picture Wall will help you identify who you want to meet at the conference.

Breakfast Club

Start the conference with coffee and… NETWORKING! Join the we.CONECT Breakfast Club – an exclusive area in your hotel – and get into a conversation with other delegates already while having your first coffee.

Networking Dinner

Wind down, enjoy great food and drink in a relaxed atmosphere to absorb all the new stimulations from the day.

Training Session

In a workshop-like atmosphere, you will have the opportunity to discuss specific questions with a small group of participants and present your practical solutions.

Live Tech Take

In a live session, suppliers of systems and solutions present their tools, innovative systems and applications in order to demonstrate to you future technologies, systems, applications and their functions.

Taking place at Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina.

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