8:30 am Registration & Welcome Coffee

9:20 am Chair’s Opening Remarks

Reducing Disruptions for a Speedy Project Lifecycle

9:30 am Handling & Preventing Disruptions in the Supply Chain


  • Deciding where to buy equipment from: the importance of location and knowing the ins and outs of your suppliers
  • Keeping track of equipment shipments to avoid unprecedented challenges
  • Adapting to supply chain disruptions: the importance of open stakeholder communication for a holistic project management approach

10:00 am Roundtable Discussion: Being Strategic with Equipment Handling to Shorten Lead Time

  • Jacob Warburg Senior Engineer – Fill/Finish Capex Projects, Guerbet


This interactive session will involve three questions for each table to discuss, developing suggestions towards:

1 Identifying opportunities to bring delayed capital equipment deliveries closer to their originally scheduled delivery date

2 Utilizing technical expertise to provide alternative routesto- completion when equipment deliveries fall behind schedule

3 Leveraging vendor relations to allow for flexibility during capital equipment delays to reduce lead times

10:30 am Speed Networking & Coffee Break


Network with fellow attendees to spark long-term collaboration whilst you enjoy your morning break

11:15 am Conducting Thorough Methods of Project Planning to Establish Infrastructure Flexibility


  • Deciding whether the project plan is fit-for-purpose: idealism vs realism
  • Identifying the economic requirements of the building in order to plan accordingly
  • Executing communication across disciplines to encourage speed-to-market

11:45 am Executing a Robust Design Renovation Plan to Provide Operational Readiness


  • Adding additional redundancy to an existing building: managing replacements with minimal project disruption
  • Knowing the capabilities of an existing building – what aspects are in your control?
  • Examining the trade-offs between flexibility and capital investments to construct a desired renovation design

Tackling Risks Head-on: Addressing the Types of Risk Involved in Project Management to Develop Effective Solutions

12:15 pm Incorporating Risk-based Execution Approaches to Enable Efficient Delivery of Capital Projects

  • David Wood Director - Capital Project Management, BioMarin Pharmaceutical


  • Exploring company culture and risk tolerance in small vs large companies
  • Alignment of risk-tolerance to fit business priorities
  • Employing a decision-making framework to tailor execution tactics

12:45 pm Networking Lunch

1:45 pm Integrated Project Schedule: Simplifying a Complex Project Management Process to Gain Project Control


  • Deploying integrated scheduling to reduce project complexity
  • Identifying and communicating with key stakeholders involved to effectively manage scheduling
  • Creating an effective governance to manage multiple schedules

2:15 pm Meeting the Required Regulations & Adapting to Changes

  • Ellie Nguyen Project Manager/Program Manager, Thermo Fisher


  • Understanding what the FDA looks for to prepare ahead of time
  • Integrating changes in FDA regulations consistently to avoid project delays
  • Combatting scale-up challenges from a small, growing company perspective to shorten lead time

2:45 pm Afternoon Networking Coffee Break

3:15 pm Building in Clear & Concise Communication Within the Project Management Schedule

  • Erika Whyte Senior Director Facilities, ROME Therapeutics


  • Identifying key risk areas with external stakeholders: what are the potential risks?
  • Effective collaboration with internal and external stakeholders to ‘get it right’ first time
  • Prioritizing stakeholder interaction to set expectations before project execution

3:45 pm SPOTLIGHT Painting the Perfect Picture for the Project Turnover Phase to Achieve Operational Readiness

  • Rebecca Ford Associate Director, Engineering, Major Capital & Project Management Office, Eli Lilly & Co.


  • Leveraging staffing and resources maximally to your benefit
  • Making decisions: what to do when you don’t have an abundance of resources
  • Consistently implementing end-user requirements throughout the project lifecycle to avoid last-minute changes

4:15 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Day One