Bertrand Huguelet,
Director, Head of GMS Engineering & Maintenance,
Merck Serono / Switzerland

Jan Ramstedt,
Global BPN Lead ChemOps,
Novartis Pharma AG / Switzerland

Benny Nordebrink,
Director Operations,
Pfizer Health AB / Sweden

Francesca Mangiavacchi,
Global Lead Buyer – Maintenance,
Sanofi / France



Go for the Lean Spirit with your Team Participate in the Ultimate Lean Challenge

In cooperation with Conor Troy & Partner Consultancy we.CONECT introduces the TEAM LEAN CHALLENGE as a special feature of the interactive Pharma M2R event. The Lean Challenge was developed by Conor Troy & Partner Consultancy and aims to develop an understanding of lean management. Especially for we.CONECT, the challenge was designed for manufacturing and process management.

Why should you take part?

  • Special appreciation of your team efforts and lean program
  • Fast networking-effect with teams from the same industry and exchange of experiences & knowledge
  • Learning from best practices to implement into your daily business
  • Increasing of competences with the solving of real life problems
  • Building a strong collectively willingness to take over responsibility
  • Amount of enthusiasm & motivation to transfer into the everyday work
  • Show the audience that you are the next lean champion

For more information read here.




'This is an excellent conference where people openly share information to improve the overall knowledge of maintenance people'
Liam Friel, Head of Maintenance and Engineering, Allergan Pharmaceuticals Ireland Ltd.

'Pharma M2R Minds combines sophisticated maintenance and reliability topics with pharmaceuticals GMP context. The innovative, participatory format promotes an efficient interchange among practitioners in this specialized space.'
Gary J. Knapick, Senior Manager, Maintenance & Reliability, Syracuse Biologics (Global Manufacturing & Supply), Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.

'Professional setup!'
Ralph Hoster, Director, Beamex


Maintenance processes in the pharmaceutical industry are subject to very special conditions. Engineers have to cope with the rules of a GMP environment and keeping up with new technologies at the same time.

The Pharma M2R Minds is targeting questions and solutions of an advanced maintenance management, document management, OEE and equipment reliability. It will address latest developments in TPM and plant asset management. Leading experts will explain how they deal with validation and how they use new technologies such as autonomous maintenance and mobile devices.

Keeping up the quality while reducing costs is a dictum that always needs to be kept in mind. The conference will illustrate how an efficient contractor management works and when outsourcing is the best solution.

Our mission:

Make your maintenance processes more efficient

  • Discover new ways of organizing TPM and making your equipment more reliable
  • Cover the full scope of validation challenges from the market leaders
  • Learn to approach new perspective and disruptive technologies

The Pharma M2R Minds is a combination of inspirational keynotes and well moderated, interactive world café sessions, private discussion rounds and networking sessions. Leaders from global acting companies will share their best practice in presentations and interactive discussion rounds will give you the chance to bring forward your very own perspective.

Discover ideas and solutions, exchange know-how and expertise, challenging technologies and share experiences on maintenance management with experts and professionals from the Pharma & Life Science industry – Join us and be a part of our thriving pharma maintenance community.



COMMUNITY: The Pharma M2R Minds targets people from the pharmaceutical and life science industries from all around the globe.

DELEGATES: 80+ senior level executives, board-level attendees and leading professionals from all leading pharmaceutical companies and more than 20 countries worldwide discuss challenges and solutions of cutting edge maintenance related technologies, processes and innovation.

SPEAKERS & MODERATORS: 20+ pioneers & leaders will share their experiences and present best practice of global and local implementation of maintenance strategies, challenges in the daily processes and how they manage the increasing cost pressure.

NETWORKING: Multiple opportunities for networking to meet and greet with those hard-to-meet executives in a relaxed and social setting.

SESSIONS: 25+ innovative & interactive sessions ensure for all key topics to be covered / 20+ hours of networking with top level executives from the pharmaceutical and life science industry  from across the globe.

FORMAT: 2 Icebreaker Roundtables, 5 World Cafés, more than 15 Case Studies and 4 Challenge Your Peers Roundtables, 1 Lean Challenge

We look forward to welcoming you!
Your we.CONECT team