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Parenteral Packaging

Mar 14 - Mar 15, 2017 |
Mar 15, 2017 |
Hotel Porta Fira | Barcelona, Spain
  • Conference
  • Europe
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PDA Europe’s Conference has proven to be a must-attend event for professionals in the Parenteral Packaging arena. Join us in Barcelona/Spain, 14-15 March 2017 to continue and further deepen scientific advancements and our ongoing professional discourse of latest on primary packaging technologies and business trends. The container closure system is crucial for the quality and the stability of the drug. This conference and the accompanying exhibition address quality of components and containers, container closure development and integrity testing as well as aspects of processing, product distribution and storage.

40 speakers from the industry, regulatory, suppliers and academia will give detailed information about opportunities and challenges the ever advancing pharmaceutical packaging market faces every day - and beyond. The conference aims to keep attendees updated about all technical and regulatory aspects involved in the parenteral packaging process. Hear about container closure integrity,  the USP monograph <1207>  and voices from the industry about it. See the latest on materials of components and containers and their characteristics and supplier issues. Learn about the power of modelling and simulation to shorten development time for container closure systems, pop-out phenomena and challenges of cryogenic storage. New capping solutions will be presented. Discuss in how to avoid creation of defects in the fill & finish process and how to reduce the particles load in stopper processing. And last but not least, the Packaging Science Interest Group will meet and share their program at the conference. Check the brochure for more details.

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The Scientific Program Planning Committee

warmly welcomes you to join us in Barcelona, Spain next March!

  • Roger Asselta, Genesis Packaging, Co-Chair
  • Derek Duncan, LIGHTHOUSE, Co-Chair
  • Bettine Boltres, SCHOTT
  • Renaud Janssen, Datwyler
  • Roman Mathaes, LONZA
  • Galen Shi, Eli Lilly
  • Michael Spallek, Rommelag ENGINEERING
  • Enric Jo, ReigJofré Laboratories
  • Daniel Wagner, Sanofi
  • Klaus Wuchner, Janssen-Cilag
  • Jörg Zürcher, Bayer
  • Georg Roessling, PDA Europe

4 Ways to register

Please remember to log in if you are a member of PDA already! 

If you come from a Governmental or Health Authority Institution or from an Academic Organization please contact Ms. Antje Petzholdt before registering. She will verify your status and register you.

  • All registrations which will involve visa matters will have to be submitted to PDA EU four weeks prior to the start of the event at the latest. For later registrations, PDA Europe will be unable to assist participants in any visa affairs.
  • All costs incurring in connection with visa affairs shall be borne by registrants. (This applies in particular to costs for submitting documents by courier.)
  • Potential participants must be clients of UPS shipping agency and submit their UPS customer reference number to PDA EU (together with their registration).
  • No PDA membership obtainable upon booking training course, workshop or other related event.

Registration Fees

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By 13 January 2017
1,345 Euro

After 13 January 2017
1.495 Euro


By 13 January 2017
1.645 Euro

After 13 January 2017
1.795 Euro

Govern./Health Authority/Academic

By 13 January 2017
670 Euro

After 13 January 2017
750 Euro

All fees given in Euro and excluding VAT (21%)


Antje PetzholdtAntje Petzholdt
Manager Registration, Chapters & Membership
Tel: +49 (0) 30 43 655 08-10
Fax: +49 (0) 30 43 655 08-66

Hotel Porto Fira Exterior

Hotel Porta Fira
Plaza Europa, 45
08908 – Hospitalet de Llobregat
Barcelona, Spain
Tel: +34 93 297 35 00
Hotel Website

Situated opposite Fira Barcelona Exhibition Centre, Porta Fira is an impressive red tower designed by Japanese architect Toyo Ito. It offers a gym, sauna and stylish rooms with free Wi-Fi and views over Barcelona.

Hotel Porta Fira’s rooms feature sleek minimalist décor and include a minibar and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. The modern bathrooms come with a selection of toiletries.

The hotel is located just a few minutes walking from the metro station Europa- Fira (L9, orange line), which connects directly with the airport and the city centre. If you come by car the distance to the airport is only 10 minutes. And if you want to go for shopping, Gran Via 2 Shopping Centre is only 150 m from the hotel.

PDA Europe has reserved a limited number of rooms until the 09th January 2017.
Book your room for the PDA Group Rate.

Single Room € 108.90 per night*
Double Room € 133.10 per night*
Breakfast inclusive, VAT and excluding City Tax

How to Get There

Barcelona–El Prat Airport– BCN
Airport Phone:+34 902 40 47 04

Hotel Direction: 8 km from Barcelona Airport

  • Bus service, fee: 2,15  EUR  (one way - Bus 46 towards Pl. Espanya til to the Bus station Amadeu Torner)
  • Estimated taxi fare: 28 EUR  (one way)


Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities are Available!

For more information about exhibit and sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Nadjeschda Gomez-Stahl
Manager Exhibition & Sponsorship
Tel: +49 (0) 30 43 655 08-23
Fax: +49 (0) 30 43 655 08-66