2022 Bionow Pharma Manufacturing Conference

2022 Bionow Pharma Manufacturing Conference

Partnership for Learning, Speke, Liverpool
Wednesday 25th May 2022


The North of England remains a key location for Pharma Manufacturing

The Bionow Pharma Manufacturing Conference will explore the challenges and opportunities for pharma manufacturing in the North. Through a series of presentations and panel sessions, we will start conversations through which manufacturing sites can begin to collaborate, and build on respective areas of interest to better influence academia and Government Industrial Strategy to further support manufacturing in the life science sector.

The complexity of today’s life sciences industry means the need for collaboration is greater than ever
The life science industry continues to face new challenges with shifting regulatory and economic pressures, technology changes, attracting the next generation of talent, and the need to constantly adapt to new business models. Because of this complexity, the need for collaboration has become greater than ever! Join us to navigate this thriving sector and showcase the world-class manufacturing capabilities in the North.

2021 saw attendees from...
Alderley Park Ltd, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Apprentice.io, Arcinova, a Quotient Sciences business, AstraZeneca, Bio2Business, Biocair, BioPharma Dynamics, Biopharma Group, Bouygues E&S, Bristol Meyers Squibb, Bruntwood SciTech- Alderley Park, Catalent Pharma Solutions, Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult, Centre For Process Innovation (CPI), Cobra Biologics , Concept Life Sciences, CPI, Cytiva, Elanco, Enterprise Ireland UK, EviView, Factory Talk, FUJIFILM Diosynth BiotechnologiesLtd, Growth Platform, Healthtech World, Holiferm, Hosokawa Micron Limited, Industrial Technology Systems Ltd (ITS), Innovate UK, Invest North East England, Kinomica, Lakes BioScience Ltd, LBU Consulting, LCR Growth Platform and innovation agency , LGC, Medicines Discovery Catapult, Melhor Consulting, Merit, National Horizons Centre, NEPIC, Organisation, Parker Hannifin Manufacturing Ltd, Perceptive Engineering, Pfizer, Pharmaron, Quotient Sciences, RSM, RSSL, Science and Technology Facilities Council , Seqirus, SRG, Tees Valley Combined Authority, Teesside University, The MTC, UK Government's Vaccines Task Force, University of Bradford, University of Chester, University of Leeds, University of Liverpool, University of Manchester, University of Sheffield, Yokogawa

There are Exciting Sponsorship & Exhibitor opportunities available, further information on exhibitions can be found here.

For sponsorship please contact Jesse Gray on jesse.gray@bionow.co.uk 

Keynote Speaker

Fredrik Åsell

VP / Site Manager Macclesfield , AstraZeneca

Fredrik Åsell is passionate about delivering life-savi...

Conference Sponsors


  • Registration, Coffee, Networking & Exhibition

  • Conference Welcome

    Geoff Davison, CEO, Bionow

  • Conference Opening Address

    Adeel Aslam, Technical Director, Bouygues Energies & Services

  • Keynote

    Fredrik Åsell, Vice President and General Manager, UK Operations, AstraZeneca

  • How will the COVID-19 Pandemic Impact the Future of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing – Panel session

    Chair : Neil Weatherall, Managing Director, Factorytalk UK

    Fredrik Åsell, Vice President and General Manager, UK Operations, AstraZeneca 

    Kevin Ridley, Head of Supply Chain, Seqirus 

    Kerry Rimmer, Senior HR Business Partner, Seqirus

    Derek Willison-Parry, Chief Executive Officer, Lakes BioScience

    Keith Wade, Packing Technologist, Origin Pharma 

  • Coffee, Networking & Exhibition

  • Pharma Manufacturing Facilities of the Future

    ChairAdeel Aslam, Technical Director, Bouygues Energies & Services

    Trevor Drummond, Sales and Marketing Director, MIDDAS

    Dan O'Mahony, Global Channel and Alliance Manager, Crest Solutions

    Nigel Lenegan, Executive Director, Energy & Carbon Reduction Solutions Ltd 

  • Meeting the Challenges of Applying the Annexe 1 Revision to Existing and New Sterile Manufacturing Processes

    ChairSteve Richmond, Programme Director, AstraZeneca 

    Chris Taylor, Work Package Manager, AstraZeneca 

    Sarah Frankland,  Validation and Regulatory Affairs Manager, Bouygues Energies & Services

    Suzanne Nutter, QA Group Manager, AstraZeneca

  • Lunch, Networking & Exhibition

  • Skills - Recruiting, Developing and Retaining Talent

    Chair: Helen Hughes, Director, HIH Solutions

    Charlotte Blant, CEO, Tiro

    Jill Davies, Principal, Liverpool UTC

    Sam Whitehouse, CEOHigh Force Research

    Katie McAllister, Prosper Project Stakeholder Engagement Manager, University of Liverpool

  • Coffee, Networking & Exhibition

  • Challenges around Cost-Effective Manufacturing of Precision Therapies

    Chair: Linda Randall, AVP, Biologics Development, Manufacturing and Control Process Sciences, Pharmaron

    Jade Tuck, Senior Scientist, Synthetic Biology, Centre for Process Innovation

    Ali Dorward, Senior Director Manufacturing, Instil Bio

    Mike Rawley, Deputy Head of Pharmacy Services, Fresenius Kabi 

Gold Exhibitors



Premium Member Delegate Pass

  • £99 + VAT

Premium Member Gold Exhibitor Package

  • £395 + VAT

Premium Member Silver Exhibitor Package

  • £325 + VAT

Member Delegate Pass

  • £135 + VAT

Non-Member Delegate Pass

  • £195 + VAT

Member Gold Exhibitor Package

  • £455 + VAT

Member Silver Exhibitor Package

  • £395 + VAT

Non-Member Gold Exhibitor Package

  • £595 + VAT

Non-Member Silver Exhibitor Package

  • £445 + VAT


Training and Conference Centre
South Road
L24 9PZ



Partnership for Learning is conveniently situated on the main arterial route A561 linking Liverpool, Knowsley and Halton. The site is self-contained with free parking and is within a 5 minute drive of Liverpool John Lennon Airport. The nearest railway station is Runcorn and the nearest Merseyrail is Hunts Cross.


Travelling from Manchester
By car

Travelling from Manchester the best route to take would be taking the M62 from Manchester. Once on the M62  at junction 6, take the A5300/A5080 exit to Liverpool Airport/Huyton/Liverpool. Then at Tarbock Island, take the 2nd exit onto the A5300 ramp to Liverpool (S)/Airport/Runcorn/M56 and Merge onto Knowsley Expy/A5300. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto the Speke Rd/A562 ramp. Then take the exit toward Jaguar & Land Rover and Turn left onto South Rd.

By train

Manchester Piccadilly

If you get the Norwich to Liverpool Lime Street train towards Liverpool Lime Street and get off at Widnes you must then get on the Manchester Oxford Road to Liverpool Lime Street train towards Liverpool Lime Street then finally getting off at Hunts Cross.

Penultimate stop: Halewood/Hunts Cross

Travelling from Runcorn
By car

Head west on Bridge St/B5155 toward Mersey Rd, Continue to follow B5155. Turn left onto Devonshire Pl/B5155,Continue to follow B5155. Slight right to merge onto Queensway/A533 toward Widnes/Liverpool/A562. Continue onto Speke Rd/A562,Continue to follow Speke Rd. Take the exit toward Jaguar & Land Rover and Turn left onto South Rd.

By train

Travelling from Runcorn you must get the Birmingham New Street to Liverpool Lime Street train towards Liverpool Lime Street and then get off at Liverpool South Parkway you must then get the Southport to Hunts Cross Train towards Hunts Cross and finally get off at Hunts Cross.

Penultimate stop: Halewood/Hunts Cross


Free Car Parking