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INTERPHEX Puerto Rico to feature education, training

Last year’s exhibition attendance increased by 20 percent, with a participation of more of 5,000 professionals, made very apparent by the very busy show floor.

Last year’s exhibition attendance increased by 20 percent, with a participation of more of 5,000 professionals, made very apparent by the very busy show floor.

INTERPHEX Puerto Rico, together with Medical Device Puerto Rico and Buildings & Facilities Puerto Rico 2013, will present a robust educational program featuring industry experts who have led innovative global initiatives in areas such as sustainability and security to reduce manufacturing costs, optimize the supply chain, and maximize human resources. The event will take place Oct. 10-11 at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

Educational tracks include: manufacturing operations, equipment & technology, regulatory, facilities and project management. A new training workshop series will focus on topics including: Stability considerations in design and manufacturing of pharmaceutical products, How to write effective CAPA investigation reports for the FDA-regulated industry (two days) and quality risk management and design for shipping/transportation studies of pharmaceutical products.

To develop the educational track, INTERPHEX Puerto Rico has worked closely with its partners to create a program focused on the latest industry topics and trends.

“INTERPHEX is known for effectively delivering the necessary tools that professionals need to optimize production and improved the quality of their company’s products and services,” said Ivan Lugo, executive director of INDUNIV, one of the partners involved.

“We have procured world renowned speakers recognized for the successful integration of innovative processes in their companies that can be easily emulated by businesses located on the island,” he said.

A sample of headlining speakers include: George Bandy, vice president of sustainability of Interface; Mike Salinas, director of manufacturing technology for M+W U.S., Inc.; Bill Constantino, founder of W3 Group; and Jean Pierre Allard, serialization product manager for Optel Vision, among others.

While Bandy will discuss sustainability in his lecture titled “Practical Energy and Supply Chain Management Strategies,” Vincent Pieri, of Pieri + Associates Architects, PSC, will be presenting a case study for developing a building with exceptional performance characteristics, drawing examples from the first biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility in the world to be certified LEED-NC v3 Platinum, the Sartorius Stedim Biotech facility in Yauco.

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Business reporter with 29 years of experience writing for weekly and daily newspapers, as well as trade publications in Puerto Rico. My list of former employers includes Caribbean Business, The San Juan Star, and the Puerto Rico Daily Sun, among others. My areas of expertise include telecommunications, technology, retail, agriculture, tourism, banking and most other segments of Puerto Rico’s economy.

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