Norwalk, CT, November 13, 2012: INTERPHEX Puerto Rico recently concluded its overwhelmingly successful show, held October 4-5 at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico. INTERPHEX Puerto Rico brought together four shows under one roof: INTERPHEX Puerto Rico, MEDICAL DEVICE Puerto Rico, BUILDINGS & FACILITIES Puerto Rico, and a co-location with Latin American Supply Chain, produced by the Multi Sectorial Alliance.
Attendance at this year’s event was up by 20%, made very apparent by the very busy show floor. More than 5,000 professionals were brought together for two days of education, sourcing and networking.
“This year we have been able to track a reported $1.346 billion in projects from Pharmaceutical, Biopharmaceutical and Medical Device plants that are currently investing in equipment and supporting services,” said RJ Palermo, Vice President of Strategic Accounts, INTERPHEX Events.
The industry came together during networking events such as the Opening Night Reception, which was held on the 3rd Floor Terrace of the convention center on Thursday, October 4, as well through the Networking Hour on Friday, October 5. Thursday also featured plenary speaker, Eric Ahlstrom, Senior Manager Engineering Products, Amgen, who spoke on “Improving Project Delivery – a Lean Approach”.
The 2012 conference program had been newly restructured and included dedicated tracks on Pharma/Bio and Medical Device, in addition to a 2-day Technical Writing Workshop that was entirely sold out. INTERPHEX Puerto Rico also enlisted the help of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in developing a specialized track for the Buildings & Facilities aspect of the event.
Feedback on the event was extremely positive, here are just a few of the comments we heard:
“INTERPHEX Puerto Rico is THE PLACE TO BE to stay current with new technology, market trends and to expand your networking portfolio.”
Jesus M. Cruz, P.E. Regional Product Manager Power Control & Distribution Equipment Warren del Caribe
“INTERPHEX event is the best to keep updated with new technology, companies, equipment, etc. See you in 2013!!”
“It is very important that you can see new products, meet the suppliers, take seminars, and socialize with others without going out of country.”
Harvey Trujillo, National Industrial Services
“The year’s biggest and most important event in Puerto Rico.”
Jan Figueroa, Technical Coordinator, University of Puerto Rico at Cayey
INTERPHEX Puerto Rico is the Caribbean’s premier event, covering the full spectrum of life science and facilities management, and brings the industry together for a unique combination of conference, exhibition, workshops, partnering opportunities, and networking events. INTERPHEX Puerto Rico is the island’s meeting place, most trusted platform, and the source for product and technical information that drive innovation ultimately serving as the catalyst for economic growth on the island. INTERPHEX Puerto Rico covers the full spectrum of life science and facilities management, bringing the industry together for a unique combination of conference, exhibition, workshops, partnering opportunities, and networking events. The annual event consists of INTERPHEX Puerto Rico, Medical Device Puerto Rico and Buildings & Facilities Puerto Rico, and is co-located with Latin American Supply Chain, produced by the Multi Sectorial Alliance. INTERPHEX Puerto Rico will be held October 10-11, 2013 at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
INTERPHEX USA is the world’s most trusted forum for leading-edge technology, education, and sourcing of products and services that improve manufacturing and supply chain performance for pharmaceutical, biologic, generic and service provider professionals. INTERPHEX is produced by Reed Exhibitions, which manages more than 460 trade events annually worldwide and is a member of the Reed Elsevier Group plc, a world-leading provider of information-driven services and solutions. For information, visit www.INTERPHEXPuertoRico.com and follow INTERPHEX on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter (@INTERPHEX).