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PDA Europe Meeting Formats


PDA Europe organizes conferences, training courses, workshops and other educational events. As part of our mission in Connecting People, Science and Regulation, we have created different formats to help our attendees engage with the content and other fellow attendees in an innovative and productive way. Here we present you these formats.

PDA Challenge Summit - Joint Presentations of Innovation and Cooperation

PDA Challenge Summit - Joint Presentations of Innovation and CooperationThe Challenge Summit is a special session inside the regular conference program. The Challenge Summit gives speakers the chance to team up and present industry challenges while showcasing a solutions’ approach: Selected experts, suppliers and end-users hold a co-presentation and explain how they were able to cooperatively solve a challenge important to the industry.

Attendees of the conference listen to how the co-speakers addressed issues associated with their fields of expertise and can discuss the approach within the group in an open Q&A session. This format gives everyone a chance to discuss innovation and new solutions.

The supplier involved in the Challenge Summit participates in the conference's exhibition with a stand, where the solution offered at the Challenge is displayed and can be commented by the attendees during all the conference days.

The PDA Challenge Summit is integrated in selected conferences in 2017. If you are interested in submitting a “Challenge Summit” proposal, please send an email to [email protected]

PDA Interactive: Knowledge Meets Discussion

PDA Interactive: Knowledge Meets Discussion

PDA Interactive is a session format where attendees engage in roundtable discussions, where they are required to rotate between each debate every 30 minutes.

Each round table discussion is moderated by a member of the conference's scientific program planning committee. The moderators facilitate lively discussions and informative exchange around three controversial key issues that are based on the respective conference theme. Each moderator prepares a short summary of the discussions and presents it to the audience, a summary of all discussions at hand is presented at the end of the day as conclusion to the conference.

PDA Interactive Examples

PDA Europe Outsourcing & Contract Manufacturing Conference, November 2016:

Round Table 1: Quality Systems
Round Table 2: Quality Metrics
Round Table 3: Quality Culture

PDA Europe Microbiology Conference, February 2017:

Round Table 1: Rapid Microbiological Methods
Round Table 2: Low Endotoxin Recovery
Round Table 3: Environmental Monitoring

Upcoming Events
PDA Europe Exchange

PDA Europe Exchange

This meeting format combines two meetings in the same place, allowing the audience to swap between the two meetings and attend different sessions with just one meeting ticket. The two meetings share not only the location but also the exhibition and the networking events, so that the attendees can "Meet, Exchange and Connect" with colleagues and peers of the same topic of interest, and also with professionals from other backgrounds - and around the globe.

Upcoming Exchange Meetings
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