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5 Manufacturing and Quality Management Conferences You Shouldn’t Miss in 2023

Professionals in the life sciences have a seemingly limitless selection of in-person and virtual conferences they can attend every year. But with so many potentially worthwhile events to choose from this year, how can you determine which ones offer the best opportunities for networking with peers and industry leaders, promoting your career, and learning about 2023’s top trends?

This list of five “can’t miss” 2023 events highlights the conferences, in order of occurrence, that will be most beneficial to manufacturing and quality professionals in the life sciences who are seeking to:

  • Expand their networks and identify new professional opportunities.
  • Gain insights from industry experts and like-minded peers.
  • Enhance their skill sets and efficiency-driving capabilities.
  • Learn about the latest digital quality management trends and innovative digital manufacturing solutions.
  1. Biologics Manufacturing Asia 2023

  2. The theme of the 10th annual Biologics Manufacturing Asia conference, “Enhanced Speed at Reduced Cost and Optimal Quality,” sets the tone for what’s sure to be a captivating event centered on modern challenges and opportunities in biomanufacturing.

    This year’s event, to be held March 14-17 at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Singapore, has a full slate of presentations that will cover a diverse array of timely biologics-focused topics such as:

    • The latest in digital manufacturing solutions and other cutting-edge manufacturing technologies.
    • Single-use and end-to-end continuous processing for biologics.
    • Advancements in upstream process development.
    • Cost-optimization strategies in downstream processing.
  3. ASQ World Conference on Quality & Improvement (WCQI 2023)

  4. ASQ’s biggest annual event will be held May 7-10, 2023, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Always one of the most important quality management conferences of any year, WCQI 2023 will feature four main areas of focus:

    WCQI 2023 attendees can plan on expanding their expertise in essential quality management areas such as continuous improvement, data integration, ISO standards, and total quality management (TQM). They can also expect to gain insight into the evolution of quality processes and methodologies as well as exposure to the latest innovations in digital quality management solutions.

  5. Masters Conference 2023 / Masters Summit 2023

  6. Whether you’re located in Europe or North America, MasterControl offers two convenient opportunities to learn how to simplify manufacturing execution, take a smarter approach to quality, and pave the way for your organizational and personal success:

    MasterControl conferences have always been premier annual events for professionals wanting to learn about the latest developments in digital quality management. Now, with the spike in interest in paperless manufacturing and more intelligent and flexible manufacturing execution system (MES) solutions, MasterControl events have also become popular venues for professionals whose focus on making operations more intelligent and optimized is prompting them to seek specialized MES conferences.

    Attendees at both MasterControl conferences will get to see firsthand how modern, configurable, and purpose-built manufacturing execution solutions are enabling manufacturers to:

    • Effortlessly automate and adapt manual processes.
    • Gain greater flexibility in managing production records digitally.
    • Eliminate inefficiencies and human errors.
    • Scale with significantly greater ease.
  7. Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa

  8. The foremost annual conference on cell and gene therapies, Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa, will be held October 11-13 at the Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad, California, USA. This year’s event is expected to attract more than 2,000 attendees – many of them C-level executives. Participants will hear fresh perspectives on the commercialization challenges the sector is facing and gain insight from expert-led panels and dedicated presentations given by leading companies in the cell and gene therapy space.

    Topics slated to be covered include:

    • Clinical trial design.
    • Alternative payment models.
    • Digital manufacturing solutions such as scale-up and supply chain platforms for advanced therapies.
    • The state of clinical and commercial progress in one of science’s most innovative fields.
  9. RQA 2023 International QA Conference

  10. Like WCQI, the annual international Research Quality Association (RQA) gathering of quality assurance (QA) professionals is a flagship quality management conference. This year’s in-person event will be held November 1-3 at ICC Belfast. A virtual event will also be offered earlier, May 23-24. Both conferences will focus on the most current international and regional quality matters that are vital for QA professionals and anyone involved in regulated quality. Both these RQA quality management conferences will focus on providing invaluable information, education, and networking opportunities while also offering a glimpse into the future of quality in regulated environments.

    Whether in person or virtually, I hope our paths cross at one of these can’t-miss quality management and manufacturing conferences in 2023!


James Jardine is the editor of the GxP Lifeline blog and the marketing content team manager at MasterControl, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based quality, manufacturing, and compliance software solutions. He has covered life sciences, technology and regulatory matters for MasterControl and various industry publications since 2007. He has a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in journalism from the University of Utah. Prior to joining MasterControl, James held several senior communications, operations, and development positions. Working for more than a decade in the non-profit sector, he served as the Utah/Idaho director of communications for the American Cancer Society and as the Utah Food Bank’s grants and contracts manager.

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