January 23, 2024

ISPE-CaSA Weekly Update


Contents of this E-Blast

  • Latest Tech Show News & Information

  • Photos from the Women in Pharma Panel

2024 Tech Show

ISPE-CaSA 2024 Tech Show Booth Selection is Open

Reserve Your Booth for ISPE-CaSA's

31st Annual Tech Show!

Don't forget to reserve your exhibit booth or table at the Tech Show, scheduled February 28, 2024 at the Raleigh Convention Center. With 6 weeks to go, we are selling out with less than 110 booths still available.

Please Note: We apologize for the inconvenience, our system will not allow use of American Express We do accept other types of cards and offer the ability to pay by check.

Reserve Your Booth Here

Enhanced Listings

Did you know you can purchase a packet of enhancements to boost your presence at the Tech Show and on our special show app? 

The cost is $350.

In lieu of the printed Show Guide in the past, we are happy to present an app that will feature all things Tech Show. Our Enhanced Listing program will enable you to showcase your listing in the Tech Show app as follows:

Exhibitor Information & Booth Packages

No matter how many shows you attend, they are all different, with key information you need for yourself and to share with your team.

Each table or booth space includes tables, chairs, and an identification sign. Show Management is providing all booths and table top exhibits with one

500 watt / 5 amp electrical outlet. 

Additional power requirements can be ordered directly through the Raleigh Convention Center.

Need more information about the Southern Exhibition Services Tech Show exhibitor arrangements? From set-up to tear-down, we have your covered. Here's the handy exhibitor kit.

Atlas Production Group, the AV company we're using will provide any needed equipment. Check out what they have available and learn how they can help you.

Still have questions? Email [email protected].

Attendee Registration

We are pleased to announce attendee registration is open for those wishing to participate in the Tech Show, attend sessions, and enjoy networking.

  • The registration fee is $50 for attendees.

  • Employees of pharmaceutical manufacturing companies attend free.

If you are an exhibitor, you will receive a registration code for your booth staff no later than next week.

Feel free to register others from your company, and simply follow this link to our tech show web page where you can find registration information, or click on the red button below.

Exhbitors are also welcome to join the education sessions, meal functions, keynote addresses, and other activities.

Attendee Registration

Career Fair Offers Added Benefits for Employers and Job Seekers

The ISPE CaSA Tech Show Career Fair continues to grow along with the regular show. We've created a special designated area in the middle of the tech show for these tables, added food and beverage service and installed a special photo booth offering free professional headshots.

We are also offering professional education courses throughout the day for attendees, including special programming for emerging leaders.

In addition, the Jane Brown Scholarship will be awarded to at least one deserving student.

Our Career Fair also features many exhibiting companies participating in the overall Tech Show, demonstrating their commitment to this industry and its future.

Reserve Your Career Fair Booth

Hotel Reservations

If you are planning to attend the Tech Show, follow this link to make your hotel reservation at the Raleigh Marriott City Center, right across from the convention center.

The Marriott rooms are beginning to sell out. Email [email protected] if you need additional options for rooms.

We look forward to seeing you

Feb. 28, 2024

ISPE-CaSA Education & Therapeutic Thursday

Join us January 25th!

Our Favorite Pairing: ISPE-CaSA Education & Therapeutic Thursday

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If your New Year's resolutions include self improvement, there's no better place to start than ISPE-CaSA's first education event of 2024.

Join us at Rosecomb Beer Garden January 25th for a special presentation titled: ASME Bioprocess Equipment: Perspectives from an Insider

This session offers advice on looking within the standards, specifications, and procedures/practices of your organization, and count the number of times the BPE is incorporated by reference (hint, it may be quite a few!)

Then, learn how to join the BPE in its mission of improving and standardizing the design and construction of the equipment we use every day!

The speaker is Keith Melchiors, a Senior Process Engineer at Biogen in RTP, where he works within the Biologics and Advanced Therapies Engineering Technical Authority.  

Education starts at 4:00 p.m. Afterwards, stick around awhile and join us for our regular Therapeutic Thursday networkng event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The $15 fee for the education program inludes a free beer or wine afterwards. There is no charge if you plan to attend only Therapeutic Thursday.

Rosecomb Beer Garden is located at Parkside Town Commons, 1143 Parkside Main St., Cary, NC 27519.

Thanks to InServ for sponsoring the ASME Bioprocess Equipment: Perspectives from an Insider seminar

Thanks to NEXA Enterprise Asset Management for sponsoring our Therapeutic Thursday Networking event

Therapeutic Thursday Events Available for Sponsorship!

Therapeutic Thursday sponsors not only support their local ISPE chapter but also gain unparalleled brand exposure and boost brand loyalty, build key business relationships, and strengthen your firm’s positioning with the industry. 

We invite you to support our chapter by sponsoring a popular Therapeutic Thursday networking event outside the RTP region (at least 50 miles outside RTP) and all CaSA Chapter states.

Please contact ISPE-CaSA Networking Committee [email protected] to discuss dates and location.  

Women in Pharma

Sold Out Women in Pharma: Educational and Engaging

The Women in Pharma Hot Topics in Quality panel session was both educational and engaging this week and we had a fantastic turnout! Thank you to our executive panelists for sharing their knowledge and insight with us.

Thanks to Advanced Recruiting PartnersMason-GreySagax Team, and Salas O’Brien for their sponsorship support!  

Jane Brown Scholarship

Apply Today for a Jane Brown Scholarship to Support Your Education

Apply for Jane Brown Scholarship

For college students pursuing careers in technology and life sciences, ISPE-CaSA offers its annual Jane Brown Scholarship.

The Jane Brown Scholarship is open to CaSA Student Chapter members enrolled in either an undergraduate or graduate field of study at an accredited university or college. Over the years, we have awarded one to two scholarships to deserving candidates based on their scholarship application, ISPE involvement and contributions, academic achievement, letters of recommendation, and essay.

Two Easy Steps:


The CaSA Board of Directors, who all represent local owner companies, serve on the judging panel for the Jane Brown CaSA ISPE Scholarship. Please submit your application by Monday, February 12, 2024.

Announcement of Recipients:

The 2024 Scholarship winner(s) will be announced at our 31st Annual Life Sciences Technology Conference on February 28, 2024, in Raleigh, NC. Wendy Haines is the CaSA ISPE Scholarship Sub-Committee Chair, and you can contact her for more information regarding the scholarship.

Emerging Leaders

New Event!

Seminar for Emerging Leaders Includes Course in Thermal Validation Systems

Join the ISPE-CaSA Emerging Leaders for a seminar on Thermal Validation Systems March 1 in Raleigh.

The seminar takes place at the state-of-the-art Golden Leaf Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC) on NC State's Centennial Campus.

Participants are in for a treat! This seminar features an opportunity to learn how to set up thermal validation systems.

This event is open to those new to the industry, students from all colleges and universities, and anyone looking to learn more about thermal validation.

What: Emerging Leaders Seminar on Thermal Validation Systems

Date | Time: March 1, 2024 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Where: BTEC at NCSU, Classroom 123, 850 Oval Dr., Raleigh, NC

Cost: $15

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