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2023 PDA Circular Economy in the Pharmaceutical Industry Workshop

Oct 16, 2023
Gothenburg, Sweden

Mapping out Challenges & Opportunities of Circular Economy

  • Workshop
  • Europe
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.


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


  • 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

Highlighted Speakers

Marion Briggs
Marion Briggs
Manuel Huber
Manuel Huber
Arne Kloke
Arne Kloke
Jan Konietzko
Jan Konietzko
Emma Linders
Emma Linders

Additional Information

  • Who Should Attend
    Pharma Companies
    • Biopharmaceutical Companies
    • Start-ups/Emerging Companies
    • Raw Materials
    • Consumables
    • Equipment
    Governmental Health Authorities
    • National/Local Authorities
    • European Authorities
    • International Authorities
    Service Providers
    • CDMOs
    • Contract Test Laboratories
    • Logistic Companies
    • Freelancer
    • Consulting Firms
    • Universities
    • Academic Research Institutes

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The Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre - Gothia Towers Hotel

Mässans Gata 24
Gothenburg, Sweden

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  • Accommodations

    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

  • Amenities

    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.

Other Options

From the main railway station take the number 2 tram (towards Krokslätt) or the 4 (towards Mölndal). From Brunnsparken Square you can also take the number 5 tram (towards Torp). The trams stop at Korsvägen / Svenska Mässan. Tram timetables can be found on the Västtrafik website.


Registration Fees

Regular Price
Registration Type Price
All Participants €975

Group Registration Discount: Register 3 people from the same organization as a group (at the same time) for the event and receive the 4th registration free. Other discounts cannot be applied.

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