ISPE Confirms Dinesh Thakur as Plenary Speaker for 2014 Annual Meeting

Jun 27, 2014, 15:30 ET from ISPE

TAMPA, Fla., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ISPE has confirmed that Dinesh Thakur, Executive Chairman at Medassure Global Compliance Corporation, will be the opening keynote speaker at the 2014 ISPE Annual Meeting. The event, which takes place 12 – 15 October in Las Vegas, Nev. USA, is the Society's largest and most significant event of the year. More than 1,600 attendees representing all sectors of the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical lifecycle are expected. Two hundred expert industry and regulatory speakers presenting in 10 tracks will position ISPE Members to lead innovation and improve product quality within their companies.

"We are very excited to have Dinesh Thakur as one of our keynote speakers for this year's Annual Meeting," said ISPE President and CEO Nancy S. Berg. "The regulatory and quality challenges that arise from globalization are among the most pressing issues facing our industry, and Dinesh's first-hand experiences as a key figure in exposing intolerable business practices and quality concerns will make for a compelling and relevant presentation to set the stage for this year's educational offerings."

Mr. Thakur's plenary presentation will kick off the four-day event, followed by more than 90 educational sessions on the topics of Information Systems, Investigational Products, Manufacturing Facilities and Design, Manufacturing Technology, Project Management, Quality Systems and Global Regulatory and Compliance. Additionally, the Annual Meeting will provide education opportunities developed to meet the specific needs of executives and young professionals.

Engaging pharmaceutical professionals in conversations to develop practical solutions for current on-the-job challenges is a key goal of the conference. Attendees will meet with more than 175 manufacturing solution providers in a newly expanded exhibit hall, as well as network with peers at multiple receptions and social events, including the return of ISPE's signature golf tournament.

Complete details of the 2014 ISPE Annual Meeting, including full speaker lists, program and registration information, are available at To obtain media credentials to cover the event, please contact ISPE Sr. Manager, Marketing Communications, Renee Smith, at

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ISPE, the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, is the world's largest not-for-profit association serving its Members through leading scientific, technical and regulatory advancement throughout the pharmaceutical lifecycle. The 20,000 Members of ISPE are building solutions in the development and manufacture of safe and effective pharmaceutical and biologic medicines and medical delivery devices in more than 90 countries around the world. Founded in 1980, ISPE has its worldwide headquarters in Tampa, Florida, USA. Visit for more information.

For more information contact:
Renee Smith
Sr. Manager, Marketing Communications, ISPE
Tel: +1-813-960-2105, ext. 309