About the SIG

Welcome to the Phacilitate Automation SIG 2019

Phacilitate are delighted to be bringing you the third edition of the Automation SIG (Special Interest Group or Sunny Italian Gathering), which will this year take place 8th - 9th May 2019 in beautiful Lake Maggiore, Italy.

The SIG is an interactive, discussion-based, intimate forum designed to bring together key players from the Advanced Therapies industry. A balanced audience of biotechnology companies and manufacturing/technology providers will come together to discuss prepared issues relating to making the decision to adopt automation.

The agenda for the event this year has been created with a heavy focus on how the content and discussions will help attendees to resolve the challenges they may face in deciding to automate. The four core challenges take the form of hashtags which will indicate which issue any particular session will address. 









Complex interactions, discussions and conversations with peers will allow you to really understand what's going on both in your organisation and in others, In the peer group discussions you will be able to validate ideas, challenges and solutions, and directly benefit from accumulated wealth of experience. 

Each session will be led by a dedicated 'Rapporteur' who will be tasked with producing tangible outputs from the conversations, and who will then feed their findings back to the other groups in a 'feedback loop'. 

These core sessions will be broken up by a  mixture of structured and informal networking events, team building exercises (think highland games, treasure hunts and crystal mazes!) and a tech showcase, a small, carefully curated exhibition floor of new and innovative technology solutions to help people understand exactly what’s on offer. During this activity slot, attendees will go on a ‘tech tour’ of the exhibition where they have the opportunity to see a live demo and get answers to their tech and service questions.



Get detailed insights into the format of the event, how the agenda is built, and what you can take away from the event:

Download the event brochure