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TOP STORIES of the 2nd Pharma Maintenance2Reliability Minds Conference 2013

14 Nov 2013 - 15 Nov 2013 - Berlin, Germany

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From Maintenance to Reliability ‒ Holistic and Sophisticated Approaches & Solutions

Dates: 14th & 15th November 2013, Berlin / Germany

The 2nd Pharma M2R Minds 2013 conference is already in a few months! With more than 100 leading opinion makers and industry experts it has become one of the leading conferences for strategic approaches to the handling and management of pharmaceutical plants for engineering and maintenance decision makers. Here are some hints of exciting speakers and interesting subjects we have prepared for you.

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Short summaries of our keynote speakers’ presentations for the Pharma M2R Minds 2013 conference:

-         Dr. Ernst Keck, Head of Asset Strategy and Business Processes – DOZ at Roche Diagnostics GmbH in Germany will comment on how to implement a sustainable Asset Life-Cycle-Management (LCM). Likewise he is going to show how to break the silo thinking. In addition he will account for showing the alignment of investments and maintenance. Finally Keck is exploring how main­tenance processes can be optimized by creating transparency.

-        Christian Bugl, Director Technical Operations Management at Baxter BioScience in Austria will illustrate the value of products and highlights the importance of optimizing the equipment life-cycle costs since overall equipment effectiveness specifies just a direction. Mr. Bugl stresses the need of buil­ding a relationship to internal customers as well as to suppliers and for internal service level agreements for the delivered Medias. Moreover he is going to illustrate the meaning of the equation value = cost + quality. In addition he advocates adjusted asset management strategies. Then Mr. Bugl explains the phi­losophy of reliability engineering. At last he explains how life cycle costing can be used as a basis for in­vestment decisions.

-       Sergio Steffenoni, Head of Global Engineering at Sandoz GmbH in Germany will report on preventive, predictive and corrective maintenance and illuminate the challenges for planning and implementation of a robust and sustainable PM framework. Likewise Mr. Steffenoni argues that effective preventive maintenance requires implementation and follow-through of preventive maintenance schedules. In addition he will identify specific effective practices that are currently taking place in consortium facilities relative to cost containment and preventive maintenance. His presentation ends with a brainstorming session in order to identify new and/or needed practices that could be implemented in facilities to improve preventive maintenance practices, as well as improve cost savings or cost containment.

Further speakers from world leading companies such as Novartis, Boehringer Ingelheim, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Sanofi Pasteur, Bayer and ABB will discuss their challenges, approaches with delegates from all overthe globe.

Take full advantage and attend at

  • Our unique World Café and use the wisdom of the crowd to get the most sustainable results for your daily work
  • Gain a unique insight into maintenance strategies of world leading companies at more than 20 case studies
  • See first-hand how the largest companies operate
  • Meet our business partners, discuss solutions and see their product showcases
  • Take your glass and participate at our Ice Breaker Session the day before the conference, the purpose is to help session attendees get to know and appreciate each other
  • Wake up in the morning, get a coffee, listen & discuss to cutting edge topics at our Morning Sessions
  • Take the advantage to have face2face business strategy meetings with our business partners and your peers
  • And discover Berlin, one of the most exciting cities in the World!

We provide several Icebreaker sessions, interactive roundtables as part of a World Café and case studies of well-known companies to provide participants with an overview of strategies, best practices and solutions together with cutting edge topics in the industry.

The conference aim is to provide participants a balanced mix of lectures and as many opportunities as possible to discuss viable approaches for the realization of operational excellence and overall equipment efficiency by the use of new technologies.

Individuals interested in attending, sponsoring or finding out more about the Pharma M2R Minds 2013 should visit:

Or contact


Alexander Sladczyk

Director Sales

we.CONECT Global Leaders GmbH
Gertraudenstr. 10-12  |  10178 Berlin, Germany


Phone: +49 (0)30 52 10 70 3 - 55 | Fax: +49 (0)30 52 10 70 3 - 30


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