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PHARM Connect Congress

PHARM Connect Congress is the largest and most important pharmaceutical and biotechnology business summit in the Central Eastern European and the CIS region, taking place annually in February, in Budapest, Hungary.

Since the event’s launch in 2011, the number of participants has reached more than 500 from over 20 countries in the region and beyond. Over the two days of the congress leading service providers of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sector – covering a wide range of profiles from API’s and contract manufacturing to processing, biopharma solutions, biopharmaceuticals and biologicals, drug delivery systems, clean rooms, laboratory equipment, monitoring & inspection systems, quality control, packaging and labelling, automation, plant engineering and maintenance, logistics, cold chain storage and distribution, warehousing and many others – have the opportunity to meet the key decision makers of their targeted companies.



Strictly operating on an invitation only basis guarantees that the highest level of delegation is present. Each solution provider at PHARM Connect is selected based on requirements and interests provided by attending pharmaceutical professionals prior to the event.


Most up-to-date market insights

In order to ensure the quality of the conference programme, we work closely together with leading local and regional associations, European and global media partners and our Programme Advisory Committee, whose members are well-known pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry experts of leading international companies. The conference programme offers the most up-to-date market insights into research and development, production, engineering, supply chain and quality management related topics.


Pre-scheduled business meetings

Over the two days, service providers will have the opportunity to meet with leading directors and industry experts through a series of pre-arranged one-to-one business meetings and several informal networking activities, maximising business efficiency, presenting a unique opportunity to develop meaningful and valuable business relationships.

The event also offers an exclusive opportunity to take part in specially organised plant visits to major pharmaceutical manufacturing centres in the region, all arranged prior to the event via our Meeting Scheduler.


Five star venue

The best business is always achieved in the most excellent environment; this is why we organise the event in the luxurious five-star Corinthia Grand Hotel in central Budapest.



PHARM Connect 2014 - The business summit covering a full industry

PHARM Connect 2014 - The business summit covering a full industry PHARM Connect 2014 - The business event covering a full industry If one had to describe PHARM Connect with one thought, it would most likely be the best all round platform for the entire pharmaceutical industry from early stage R&D to the sealed medicine on the shelves. For the fourth time on the 26-27 of February 2014 PHARM Connect Congress brought more than 400 senior decision makers together in Budapest from over 23 countries with more than 35 solution provider companies also gathering to give adequate, all round answers to the challenges the pharmaceutical industry is facing.

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 Call for applications 

TEG with the support of the Hungarian Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (MAGYOSZ) announces the first Central Eastern European Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Excellence Award


TEG, the organiser of the market leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturing summit, PHARM Connect Congress, supported by the Hungarian Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association (MAGYOSZ) is proud to announce the call for applications for the first Central Eastern European Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Excellence Award.

The award has been established to honour, recognise and promote outstanding manufacturing excellence solutions in the rapidly growing region of CEE. Manufacturers as well as solution providers are welcome to apply with their most innovative projects and methods implemented in the region. Applications will be assessed by our highly renowned independent jury and the winners will have the opportunity to present their projects on CEE’s most important pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturing summit, PHARM Connect 2015.

The establishment of the award is an important stepping stone on the way which sees the rapidly growing importance of Central and Eastern Europe as a market. Marking a new era, the award – first of what is intended to be many – will highlight the region’s most innovative and flexible solutions. The aim of the award is not only to celebrate excellence in manufacturing, but to encourage professionals to constantly raise standards contributing to the development of CEE as a region.

Jury members include:


Dr. Lajos Hegedűs

former General Manager 


Chairman Production Commission  



István Király

Managing Director

GSK Biologicals

Endre Kollár

Associate Vice President, Director of Germany-Hungary-India-Italy Production Group


Miroslava Čikošová 

Head of ISO Operations

Lonza Biotec

Projects will be evaluated based on their cost-effectiveness, quality level, service level and level of innovation.

Applications from all members of the industry are welcome in two categories – innovative and generic pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturers in the first one, while service providers with a customer project in the second until 16th of January 2015. Winners will be announced on the 25th of February, during the cocktail reception on the first day of the annual PHARM Connect Congress taking place at the Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal in Budapest, Hungary. Awarded applicants will have the opportunity to present their projects to the top pharmaceutical and biotechnology management professionals of the region during the second day of the market leading summit. If you think your solution is cutting-edge and should be recognised by the industry, apply now for the first Central Eastern European Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Excellence Award and put your business in the spotlight!



  • The project/concept has to be accomplished in the Central Eastern European region (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Hungary, Romania, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, Albania, Montenegro, Macedonia)
  • The project/concept has to be completed
  • Companies can apply from the manufacturing or the solution provider sector
  • Solution providers are only entitled to apply with a customer related project
  • The size of the company is not relevant
  • The application can be a description of a method, technique or project which leads to improvements in manufacturing
  • The application needs to contain the following: aims, development, implementation and the achieved results with precise facts and figures
  • The award winners will present their projects on 26th of February to the delegates of PHARM Connect 2015 and the presentations are scheduled for 20 minutes each


Criteria for evaluation:

  1. Cost-effectiveness
  2. Level of quality
  3. Service level
  4. Level of innovation

Submission of the application:

  • PDF-format in English
  • Approx. 20 pages, incl. a 'Management Summary' max. 1 page describing the idea and results of the project, plus the Power Point Presentation (for max. 20 minutes presentation time)
  • Please send it only in digital version to:

Closing date: 16th of January 2015

Announcement: Award winners in both categories will be notified personally by TEG, the organiser, prior to the 5th PHARM Connect Congress, taking place on 25-26 February 2015 at the Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal in Budapest. The award winners need to keep the notification confidential, as the official award ceremony will be organised on the 25th of February during the cocktail reception in the evening. The award winners will present their projects on the 26th of February to the participants of PHARM Connect.  The solution provider will present the project together with the industry partner.

For further information go to or contact:  

Katy Säurich, Operations & Production Manager at TEG

Tel:        + 36 1 219-5725


PHARM Connect 2015 Speakers


Prof. Dr. Tamás Paál, External Adviser, National Institute of Pharmacy Directorate & Professor emeritus at the Institute of Drug Regulatory Affairs, University of Szeged



Terry Siggins, European Sales Director for Manufacturing and Channel Software Businesses,  GE Intelligent Platforms


Dr Erik Bogsch Gedeon Richter


Dr. Erik Bogsch, Head of Biotechnology R&D Division, Gedeon Richter 


Dr. Joerg Gampfer, Master Black Belt; Process Knowledge Management, Baxter



Thomas Schulz, Head of KAM & ISM Biotech/Pharma, FESTO



Dr. Barbara Paldus, CEO & Founder, Finesse Solutions


Prof. Dr. Vladimir Kral, Professor at the Institute of Chemical Technolgy (ICT), Prague & Director of Innovation at Zentiva


Dr. Zsolt Németh, Head of Production Gödöllö Site, GSK Vaccines


Bruno Morchain, Aptar Stelmi

Bruno Morchain, Technical Support Engineer, Aptar Stelmi


Miroslava Čikošová, Head of ISO Operations, Lonza Biotec


Lenka Franciskovic, Head of Processes and Products Quality, Belupo


Erzsébet Ódor, Country Security Partner, SANOFI


Dr. Ibolya Csákó

Dr. Ibolya Csákó, Director, Hungarian National Police Headquarters Criminal Department


Grzegorz Brzoskowski

Grzegorz Brzoskowski, Regional Security Director CEE, SANOFI CESD


Zoran Medić Hemofarm

Zoran Medić, Director Contract Manufacturing, Hemofarm


Major Zoltán Kövesdi

Major Zoltán Kövesdi, Head of the expert working group against counterfeit goods spreading on the Internet, National Board Against Counterfeiting


For full details of the programme of PHARM Connect Congress, please click here.


Amer Alghabban - Director, Global Quality Assurance Auditing, Merck

Amer Alghabban, Director, Global Quality Assurance Auditing, Merck


Lead Process Automation Sponsor

GE Intelligent Platforms


Finesse Solutions

Biotechnology Sponsor

Aptar Pharma

Lead Packaging Sponsor

Forgó, Damjanovic & Partners

Exclusive Legal Partner


Exclusive Plant Excursion Partner


Exclusive Catalogue Sponsor

Past & Current Event Partners


Lead Association Partner

Hungarian Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association

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Lead Media Partner


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