2023 PDA Circular Economy in the Pharmaceutical Industry Workshop

Gothenburg, Sweden
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Program Highlights

Join this one-day interactive workshop prior to the 2023 PDA Universe of Pre-Filled Syringes and Injection Devices Conference, and join the discussion with industry experts on circular economy in the pharmaceutical industry to map out challenges & opportunities.

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Dear Colleague,

We would like to invite you to the 2023 PDA Circular Economy in the Pharmaceutical Industry Workshop taking place on 16 October 2023 as a face-to-face event prior to the 2023 PDA Universe of Pre-Filled Syringes and Injection Devices Conference.

This day-long workshop will be a deep dive into the decarbonisation of injection devices through mapping and analysis of the supply chain followed by an interactive session on circularity, and then an examination of solutions and barriers to using circularity as a decarbonisation enabler. In addition, we will have presentations and opportunities for Q&A with colleagues and experts in the field of circularity and who are working on this topic directly. Please join us for this exciting, interactive and educational day.

We look forward to welcoming you!

The Workshop Leader

Marion Briggs, HealthBeacon


  • Marion Briggs, Alliance to Zero on behalf of HealthBeacon 
  • Manuel Huber, Alliance to Zero on behalf of Körber
  • Arne Kloke, Alliance to Zero on behalf of SCHOTT Pharma
  • Falk Klar, PDA Europe
  • Sabine Hartmann, Manager Programs & Events, PDA Europe

Standard Registration

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WAYS TO REGISTER: 1. Online Registration   2. [email protected]

PDA MEMBERS: Please remember to log in before registering If you come from a Governmental or Health Authority Institution or from an Academic Organization, please contact [email protected] before registering.

If you need to apply for a visa to enter the event country, PDA Europe must be informed of this fact at least 4 weeks before the start of the event.

Day 1

Monday, 16 October 2023

09:30 I Morning Coffee

10:00 I Welcome and Introduction
Falk Klar, PDA Europe

10:10 I Welcome from the Alliance to Zero
Marion Briggs & Arne Kloke, Alliance to Zero

10:30 I Interactive Questionnaire

10:40 - 12:25 I Interactive Session 1: Understanding the Baseline
Each work group will evaluate an application case with respect to carbon footprint.

Step 1.1: Value Chain Mapping (group work)

Step 1.2: Identification of Carbon Footprint Hot Spots (group work)

Step 1.3: Case study presentations (plenum)

12:25 I Lunch Break

Input Session 1: Circular Economy

Presentation - Circular Economy: From Initial Excitement to Evolving Reality
Jan Konietzko, Cognizant


14:00 - 18:00 I Interactive Session 2: Circular Value Chain Design
The work groups sketch and assess circular alternatives to the baseline evaluated in the morning.

Step 2.1: Introduction to Circularity Card Deck (plenum)

Step 2.2: Design of a Circular Value Chain Alternative (work group)
Including Coffee Break

Step 2.3: Case study presentations (plenum)

Input Session 2: Circular Economy

Presentation - Circular Economy in Pharma Industry – A Case Study 
Emma Linders

Panel Discussion and Q&A

  • Required changes in a circular ecosystem: product requirements and company roles and responsibilities
  • Success probability and barriers for circularity in pharma
Alliance to Zero
Jan Konietzko, Cognizant
Emma Linders

Summary of the Workshop and Take-Home Messages
Alliance to Zero

18:00 | End of Workshop

The agenda is subject to change without notice, speakers are invited, pending confirmation

Agenda is subject to change.

PLEASE READ  PDA is not affiliated or contracted with any outside hotel contracting company. If someone other than PDA or the PDA chosen hotel contacts you suggesting that they represent any PDA event, they do not. It is PDA's recommendation that you book your hotel directly through the official PDA chosen hotel that is listed on our web site.

The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre - Gothia Towers Hotel

Mässans Gata 24
Gothenburg, Sweden ,

PDA recommends the reservation at the following hotel

Gothia Towers Hotel
Mässans Gata 24
41294 Gothenburg,

PDA Europe has reserved a limited number of rooms until the 15th August 2023.

Book your room at the PDA Group Rate via the above-mentioned reservation button.

For group requests over 6 bedrooms please send an email to [email protected]

Attn. Emelie Sandell

Just a 20-minute walk from the hotel you will find The Garden Society of Gothenburg - one of Europe's best-preserved 19th-century parks. At the other end of town you will find the Botanical Garden, a world-class botanical garden with over 16,000 species to admire.

How to Get Here
By Air Airport buses travel to and from Landvetter Airport (appox. 20 min. journey) stopping at Korsvägen/Svenska Mässan. They run directly between these stops.
By Car E6 / E20 (from north) and road 45 (from Karlstad): On arrival at Gothenburg, turn off at the sign “Mässan Scandinavium Liseberg”. Take the first exit on the left, turn right onto Örgrytevägen and then take the next exit right towards Svenska Mässan. E6 / E20 (from south) and road 40 (from Borås): On arrival at Gothenburg, turn off at the sign “Mässan Scandinavium Liseberg”. Then take the second exit right towards the hotel.