The BioProcess International European Summit 2016 took place in Vienna last week. We’ve gathered together some of the best photos from the conference; if you were there, this is your chance to relive it; if you weren’t, then see what you missed.
After a busy registration and exhibition hall set-up, many of the 600 guests made their way to a packed plenary room. Event Producer Catherine Marshall welcomed everyone to the conference, before handing over to Kevin Bailey, Former VP Process Development at Regeneron, to chair a fascinating session on industry innovation.
Over 230 companies from the biopharmaceutical industry were represented, and many exhibitors went all out, bringing stainless steel equipment, scaled-down models, and even virtual reality goggles at the Pall Life Sciences stand.
The agenda was split into three streams – Upstream Processing, Downstream Processing and Manufacturing and Continuous Processing. Delegates moved smoothly between the three using the BPI app.
Between sessions, hundreds of organised and impromptu meetings took place, as well as Live Labs tours, and even manicures. Plus the queue for the espresso van never died down.
At the end of Day 1, it was time for the BPI Festival, with plenty of wine and steins of beer flowing. There were games in the biergarten, a brilliant live band, and even a giant dancing mobile phone named Appy.
Pretzels, burgers, crepes and ice creams were served, as the VIPs left for dinner at the restaurant with surely the best view of Vienna in the city.
Thanks from all the team to everyone who came to BPI Europe 2016 and we hope to see you in Amsterdam next year – https://lifesciences.knect365.com/bpieurope.
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