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The SMi Group is pleased to invite you to the Inaugural Cleanroom Technology Conference arranged to take place on the 9th and 10th October 2019, in London, UK.


Aspects that encapsulate cleanroom technology and innovation remain one of the most exciting and rapidly advancing areas in manufacturing sectors to date. In 2025, the global cleanroom technology market is expected to reach nearly $5 billion. Stringent regulatory standards for product approval, technological advancements in cleanrooms, initiatives taken by private organisations to create awareness regarding cleanroom and growth of the healthcare sector globally, are among a few factors expected to drive the market.
 

Pharmaceutical and biologics product development and manufacturing processes carry their progressive complexities, which consequently affect cleanliness requirements and outline of facilities. Compliance with the standards for product approval is very important and as a result manufacturing companies in various industries are dependent on cleanroom technology. Join us along with key opinion leaders from all areas of pharmaceuticals, biologicals, and cleanroom industry experts to explore hot topics within cleanroom design and engineering, best practices and regulation, environmental and contamination control, and pharmaceutical microbiology.
 

Join us in addressing the challenges in Cleanroom Technology and Engineering by bridging the gap and sparking conversations from a  Pharmaceutical Microbiology perspective:

  • EXPLORE the characteristics and relevance of air flow to better advise cleanroom design, engineering and manage contamination
  • DISCUSS the most current approaches to minimise cost and improve energy efficiency without compromising product quality from Energy Efficiency Ltd
  • EXAMINE the latest contamination control strategies from leaders in the pharmaceutical industry such as Fresenius Kabi and Takeda
  • GAIN insight into cleaning and disinfection protocols from a risk-management approach from STERIS

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

James Drinkwater

James Drinkwater, Chairman of PHSS and Head of GMP Compliance F Ziel GmbH, Franz Ziel Gmbh
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9:10 Effective cleanroom HVAC systems

Koos Agricola

Koos Agricola, Contamination Control Expert, VCCN
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• Evaluating the contamination removal efficiency by mechanical ventilation
• Improving energy efficiency of HVAC systems
• Developing technologies in HVAC control

 

9:50 Towards future proof high-tech facilities

Eric Stuiver

Eric Stuiver, Chairman, VCCN
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• What keeps pushing contamination control?
• Distinctive trends in science, technologies and markets
• New challenges and solutions (case studies) for cleanroom facility design
• How contamination control could look like in 2050
 

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 CFD as a Tool for Implementing Quality by Design in Pharmaceutical Cleanroom Projects

Pier Angelo Galligani

Pier Angelo Galligani, Past President, Member of the Board , ASCCA (Italian Cleanroom Society)
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• Introduction to CFD
• CFD in the life-cycle of a pharmaceutical cleanroom project
• CFD applied to the design of new cleanroom systems
• CFD as a tool for trouble-shooting and design for remediation in existing systems
• How CFD can help in the Commissioning and Qualification phases
 

11:40 Addressing new GMP Annex 1 requirements - selection of adequate cleanroom clothing that is part of efficient QRM system for aseptic manufacturing process

Steve Marnach

Steve Marnach, EMEA Training Manager & Critical Environments Sales and Marketing Specialist, Dupont De Nemours (Luxembourg) S A
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• The different types of risks for quality linked with cleanroom garments
• Elements to be considered in the risk assessment of cleanroom clothing
• Mitigating the risks coming from cleanroom garments
 

12:20 Aligning Standards and Best Practice in integrating Non-Viable and Viable Environmental Monitoring (EM) in GMP Cleanrooms (as part of a contamination control plan)

Conor Murray

Conor Murray, Chairman, Irish Cleanroom Society
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• Applying ISO 14644-2:2015 for Non-Viable EM
• Applying QRM and new concepts in the revision of ISO 14698 (prEN17141) for Viable EM
• Challenges of integrating Non-Viable and Viable EM and real time vs indirect measurement
• Applying 21CR 11 and Annex 11 to qualified EM systems for continuous and periodic EM


 

13:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 Personnel, Premises and Cleanliness Requirements from a Quality Risk Management Approach – Annex 1 (2008) versus Draft Annex 1 (2017)

Matts Ramstorp

Matts Ramstorp, Professor in Cleanroom Technology, BioTekPro AB
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• Cleanliness requirements today and in the future
• Are operators needed in the future and to what extent?
• Open systems, RABS, isolators or closed process system?
• Operators in cleanrooms – Future problems or … ?
 

14:40 Impact of the EU Biocidal Products Regulation 528/2012 on cleanroom disinfection

Siobhan Murphy

Siobhan Murphy, European Regulatory Specialist, Contec Inc
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• Background to EU Biocidal Products Regulation 528/2012
• Understand the regulation in more detail with regards to life science disinfectants
• Explanation of the current situation with regards to common active ingredients
• Impact of the BPR on cleanroom disinfectant users and how to prepare for it
 

15:20 Afternoon Tea

15:50 Contamination Control Elements for Manufacturing Units and Compounding Centers

Alexander Stoll

Alexander Stoll, Vice President, Head of Competence Center Microbiology and Aseptic Techniques, Fresenius Kabi
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• Importance of design elements (e.g. design of cleanroom & equipment) for contamination control
• Importance of procedural elements (e.g. cleaning & disinfection) for contamination control
• Tools to verify implemented contamination control elements are effective
• Challenges, case examples and areas to especially look for
 

16:30 Implementation of an aseptic mentoring program (AMP) in manufacturing sites

Alana Poloni

Alana Poloni, Manager Microbiology &Aseptic Technique, Fresenius Kabi Product Partnering
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• How it works, what are the targets and how to be successful
• How to set it up, points to consider, aseptic mentors, how to perform audits for aseptic technique
• Experiences & lessons learned
 

17:10 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

James Drinkwater

James Drinkwater, Chairman of PHSS and Head of GMP Compliance F Ziel GmbH, Franz Ziel Gmbh
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8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

James Drinkwater

James Drinkwater, Chairman of PHSS and Head of GMP Compliance F Ziel GmbH, Franz Ziel Gmbh
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9:10 Development of Aseptic-Containment strategies (ACS) for processing of new toxic, potent or bio-hazard sterile medicinal products and therapies

James Drinkwater

James Drinkwater, Chairman of PHSS and Head of GMP Compliance F Ziel GmbH, Franz Ziel Gmbh
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• Rationale for development of an Aseptic Containment strategy (ACS) to sit alongside the Annex 1 Contamination control strategy CCS required for sterile medicinal product manufacture.
• Aseptic-Containment risk characterisation and risk control containment levels at Health based exposure levels.
• Research into Aerosol distribution and containment in filling sterile Toxic and Biohazard medicinal and therapy products in barrier and combined cleanroom technology
 

9:50 Cleanroom Cost, Quality, Environmental Sustainability – can I afford to compromise?

Keith Beattie

Keith Beattie, Life Sciences Lead, Energy Efficiency Ltd
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The presentation will discuss the many options open to cleanroom users to minimise the energy consumption and operational costs of these highly energy intensive spaces. There are many efficiency improvements available that have proven to have no detrimental impact on the critical product quality needs. Topics discussed will include:
• Practical & proven top tips you can apply today to make a real & significant improvement
• Heads up on ISO 14644 part 16
• The business case to support action – illustrated with case studies.
• Future game changing innovation in cleanroom controls
 

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 HVAC on a green field filling plant project from CD to Validation

• Is the organisational structure important?
• How can we use interface agreements for HVAC?
• Ensuring flexible and simple validation.
 

Birger  Lerche-Jorgensen

Birger Lerche-Jorgensen, HVAC responsible, SME, ALK-Abello A/S

11:40 Case study: What happened in China with the contaminated WFI system?

Olivier Chancel

Olivier Chancel, Sterility and Aseptic Process Assurance Expert , Boehringer Ingelheim France

• Preventive maintenance of water systems
• Corrective versus preventive actions
• Phenotypic versus genotypic identifications
• Risk of false negative test with endotoxin
 

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:20 Implementation of a global contamination control program – A field report

Christoph  Hansy

Christoph Hansy, Senior QC Scientist, TAKEDA
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• Overview: From the idea to the roll out of a global contamination control program (CCP)
• Contamination control program key elements and documents
• Current status / sustain phase of the contamination control program
 

14:00 Microbial contamination investigation tool

Christine Arbesser-Rastburg

Christine Arbesser-Rastburg, Director, Head of Global Microbiology, TAKEDA
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• Background and advantages
• Overview and key elements
• Case study
 

14:40 Afternoon Tea

15:10 A risk-based approach to cleaning and disinfection

Joseph McCall

Joseph McCall, Technical Services Specialist, STERIS Corporation
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• Will cover current industry regulations in the US, Europe and Globally related to cleaning and disinfection
• Regulatory expectations including the latest revision of Annex I and recent FDA Warning Letters and 483’s related to cleaning and disinfection
• Cleaning frequency, disinfectant rotation, rinsing and residue removal, disinfectant coverage calculations and the most current equipment and methodologies for cleaning and disinfection will be covered in detail
• The topic of sterility relating to cleanroom disinfectants and sporicides will be explained
• This session will provide the ability to design an effective risk-based approach to cleaning and disinfection
 

15:50 Particle contamination monitoring in high-tech cleanrooms

Isabelle Tovena-Pecault

Isabelle Tovena-Pecault, Head of International and European Projects, Alpha RLH
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• Particle contamination risk assessment
• Classification versus monitoring in particle contamination control
• Example of particle deposition monitoring
• Example of surface particle contamination control
• Link with airborne biocontamination
 

16:30 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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FEATURED SPEAKERS

Alana Poloni

Alana Poloni

Manager Microbiology &Aseptic Technique, Fresenius Kabi Product Partnering
Alexander Stoll

Alexander Stoll

Vice President, Head of Competence Center Microbiology and Aseptic Techniques, Fresenius Kabi
Birger  Lerche-Jorgensen

Birger Lerche-Jorgensen

HVAC responsible, SME, ALK-Abello A/S
Christine Arbesser-Rastburg

Christine Arbesser-Rastburg

Director, Head of Global Microbiology, TAKEDA
Christoph  Hansy

Christoph Hansy

Senior QC Scientist, TAKEDA
Conor Murray

Conor Murray

Chairman, Irish Cleanroom Society
Eric Stuiver

Eric Stuiver

Chairman, VCCN
Isabelle Tovena-Pecault

Isabelle Tovena-Pecault

Head of International and European Projects, Alpha RLH
James Drinkwater

James Drinkwater

Chairman of PHSS and Head of GMP Compliance F Ziel GmbH, Franz Ziel Gmbh
Joseph McCall

Joseph McCall

Technical Services Specialist, STERIS Corporation
Keith Beattie

Keith Beattie

Life Sciences Lead, Energy Efficiency Ltd
Koos Agricola

Koos Agricola

Contamination Control Expert, VCCN
Matts Ramstorp

Matts Ramstorp

Professor in Cleanroom Technology, BioTekPro AB
Olivier Chancel

Olivier Chancel

Sterility and Aseptic Process Assurance Expert , Boehringer Ingelheim France
Pier Angelo Galligani

Pier Angelo Galligani

Past President, Member of the Board , ASCCA (Italian Cleanroom Society)
Siobhan Murphy

Siobhan Murphy

European Regulatory Specialist, Contec Inc
Steve Marnach

Steve Marnach

EMEA Training Manager & Critical Environments Sales and Marketing Specialist, Dupont De Nemours (Luxembourg) S A

Alana Poloni

Manager Microbiology &Aseptic Technique, Fresenius Kabi Product Partnering
Alana Poloni

Alana was born in Brazil and studied Biology at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul. She then moved to Germany and obtained a PhD from University of Aachen, where she also conducted postdoctoral studies. Her research was focused in Microbiology and Molecular Biology of fungi. She has been working as a Manager in Microbiology & Aseptic Technique at Fresenius Kabi since February 2017, supporting the production and compounding sites around the world.

Alexander Stoll

Vice President, Head of Competence Center Microbiology and Aseptic Techniques, Fresenius Kabi
Alexander Stoll

Born in Germany, Alexander completed his PhD thesis in Microbiology in 2001. After moving to Sweden, he started working for Fresenius Kabi sterile international manufacturing plant in Uppsala. Throughout the years Alexander has been holding different management positions for the Swedish manufacturing plants within QA/QC and as QP. Starting 2012 he had responsibility as a Global Operations QA head, with regional QA and plant QA functions reporting to him. In his current position as VP Competence Center Microbiology & Aseptic Technique he has built a group of subject matter experts working with all manufacturing and compounding sites, setting global standards.

Birger Lerche-Jorgensen

HVAC responsible, SME, ALK-Abello A/S
Birger  Lerche-Jorgensen

Christine Arbesser-Rastburg

Director, Head of Global Microbiology, TAKEDA
Christine Arbesser-Rastburg

Christine Arbesser-Rastburg has 35 years – 26 years in the pharmaceutical industry – of experience in the field of microbiology. She is currently leading the Global Microbiology Department at Takeda.
Christine has extensive expertise in microbiological test methods (including mycoplasma testing), contamination control and trouble-shooting, cleanroom management, critical systems, aseptic processes, training in microbiology, hygiene, and aseptic/cleanroom behavior, auditing and inspection assistance. Over the years she has also gained substantial experience regarding the interaction between equipment and cleanroom design and contamination control. Together with her team she provides technical guidance, requirements, and support to the Takeda network.
 

Christoph Hansy

Senior QC Scientist, TAKEDA
Christoph  Hansy

Christoph Hansy has about 13 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He is currently member of the Global Microbiology Team at Takeda and based in Vienna, Austria.
In his current role he provides subject matter expertise as well as technical leadership on microbiological matters, such as method related projects, microbial control strategies, and contamination/investigation support in a global role. During his career he has undergone several company integration programs and was therefore able to gather multiple insights in different contamination/microbiological control strategies.
Since 2017 he is involved in the development, implementation and sustain phases of a global contamination control program.
 

Conor Murray

Chairman, Irish Cleanroom Society
Conor Murray

Conor Murray has over 30 years’ experience in design and construction of cleanrooms and biosafety labs, and since 2007 independently in an oversight and auditing role. Conor represents the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI), as Head of Delegation and SME at ISO TC 209 on cleanroom standardisation. Conor is Convenor of WG-05 in CEN TC243 and advises the Irish Health Service. Conor is Chairman of the Irish Cleanrooms Society (ICS) and a past Chairman of the International Confederation of Contamination Control Societies, (ICCCS). Conor lectures internationally and gives cleanroom training and education courses on behalf of the ICS.

Eric Stuiver

Chairman, VCCN
Eric Stuiver

As strategic advisor Eric Stuiver has over 30 years’ experience in the design, realization and operation of high tech research and production facilities in The Netherlands, Taiwan, Singapore, Germany, Russia, Spain and China. Driven by his strong analytical and conceptual skills, Eric is an expert in the development of technological and production requirements into building and installation concepts. Eric Stuiver manages the International Clean Technology Practice at Deerns and is chairman of the Dutch Association Contamination Control, VCCN.

Isabelle Tovena-Pecault

Head of International and European Projects, Alpha RLH
Isabelle Tovena-Pecault

Isabelle Tovena Pecault was graduated from Polytech Montpellier as an engineer in materials science. She obtained her PhD in materials science in 1995 and her authorization to direct research in chemistry in 2009. At CEA, the French atomic and alternative energies agency, she has been working for 10 years on the long term behaviour of nuclear waste and then for 16 years in the Laser Mega Joule facility as the cleanliness manager. She was involved in the international standardization on cleanrooms and controlled environment (ISO, CEN, AFNOR). She has written two books, 10 patents and more than 100 of papers and communications. She is now in charge with the international collaboration and innovation in the competitiveness cluster: ALPHA-RLH.

James Drinkwater

Chairman of PHSS and Head of GMP Compliance F Ziel GmbH, Franz Ziel Gmbh
James Drinkwater

James Drinkwater is Head of Aseptic processing technologies & GMP compliance for F Ziel Germany, supporting international projects from a base in the UK. As a subject matter expert in Barrier separation technology; Isolator / RABS and hydrogen peroxide vapour bio-decontamination, James is involved in applications of sterile pharmaceutical product Filling, Aseptic processing of APIs/ ATMPs and Sterility testing.
In addition to the role at F Ziel James has a voluntary role as Chairman of the not for profit society: PHSS – Pharmaceutical and Healthcare sciences society and leads the PHSS Aseptic processing & Bio-contamination special interest group.
 

Joseph McCall

Technical Services Specialist, STERIS Corporation
Joseph McCall

Joe is a Technical Service Specialist with STERIS Life Sciences. He specializes in microbial control, environmental monitoring, contamination investigations and cleanroom issues. Joe has over 20 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical and medical device industries, specializing in aseptic processing, cleanroom qualification, environmental monitoring, and risk management. He is based in South Carolina USA and provides global technical support and expert consultation services for Critical Environments. Joe is an invited conference speaker on pharmaceutical microbiology topics at Pharmaceutical Microbiology Forum (PMF), PDA, A3P Belgium, ISCC, and is a course instructor at PDA, Ireland’s National Institute for Bioprocess Research & Training, and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Aseptic Processing Training course. He is a vetted member of the US FDA’s Network of Experts program, voting member of US Technical Advisory Group to ISO Technical Committee 209 (Cleanrooms and Associated Controlled Environments), an ASQ certified Six Sigma Green Belt, and is one of only a handful of professional microbiologists worldwide to attain the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) certification as a Specialist Microbiologist in Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Microbiology.

Keith Beattie

Life Sciences Lead, Energy Efficiency Ltd
Keith Beattie

A chartered engineer and chartered energy manager with 18+ years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Keith and his team use their technical expertise to help clients such as GSK, AstraZeneca and Pfizer, apply best practice and innovation to reduce energy cost and improve safety and quality compliance. As a leading practitioner in his field, Keith is a member of ISPE’s global HVAC Sustainability Steering Group and ISO TC209 committee responsible for ISO14644 (Cleanrooms and associated controlled environments) contributing to the development of standards, training and code of practice guidelines in the discipline. Keith is the Co-Chair of ISPE HVAC/Sustainability CoP.

Koos Agricola

Contamination Control Expert, VCCN
Koos Agricola

Koos has more than 33 years’ experience in contamination control. As applied physicist he developed various processes and facilities for printing devices at R&D of Océ Technologies (a Canon Company). Further he is product manager Cleanrooms at Brookhuis Applied Data Intelligence and active in education and standards for cleanroom technology.
He is an executive board member of ICCCS (International Confederation of Contamination Control Societies), CTCB-I (Internationa Cleanroom Testing and Certification Board) and VCCN (Contamination Control Society of the Netherlands). He is convenor, delegate and expert in ISO TC209 and CEN TC243 and the development of the ISO 14644 and ISO 14698 standards.
He wrote various papers on the determination of requirements of cleanrooms, operational procedures and monitoring surface contamination.
 

Matts Ramstorp

Professor in Cleanroom Technology, BioTekPro AB
Matts Ramstorp

Matts Ramstorp has been working for more than 30 years with cleanliness and hygiene as a researcher, consultant, and educator. Matts is a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, Technology Doctor of Applied Biochemistry (Biotechnology) and Professor of Renewable Engineering and Production Hygiene at LTH, Lund University of Technology. Matts has also published a number of books in the field of cleanroom technology.

Olivier Chancel

Sterility and Aseptic Process Assurance Expert , Boehringer Ingelheim France
Olivier Chancel

Pier Angelo Galligani

Past President, Member of the Board , ASCCA (Italian Cleanroom Society)
Pier Angelo Galligani

Pier Angelo Galligani, mechanical engineer, is Partner and Technical Director at Techniconsult, an engineering company based in Florence active in the life-science field. During the past 30 years Pier Angelo has got a deep experience in pharmaceutical processes and plants, clean systems engineering , HVAC applications, contamination control and validation.
He is Member of the UNI working group on Clean Rooms Technology. He is Past-President & member of the Board of ASCCA (Italian Clean Rooms Society). He is the Italian delegate in ISO/TC 209 - Working Group 13: Energy Saving for Cleanrooms.
 

Siobhan Murphy

European Regulatory Specialist, Contec Inc
Siobhan Murphy

Siobhan Murphy is the European Regulatory Specialist for Contec Inc, responsible for providing regulatory and technical support for Contec’s contamination control products, throughout Europe and Asia. Based in the UK, Siobhan has over 10 years experience of working in the area of biocides regulatory compliance. Before joining Contec as a Regulatory Specialist she worked for 8 years as a Senior Regulatory Scientist at a UK-based consultancy. Siobhan's projects have included preparation and submission of a number of biocidal active substance dossiers, biocidal product authorisation dossiers, as well as REACH lead registration work. Siobhan is an expert in the IT tools required for biocides submissions in the EU, including IUCLID and R4BP.

Steve Marnach

EMEA Training Manager & Critical Environments Sales and Marketing Specialist, Dupont De Nemours (Luxembourg) S A
Steve Marnach

Steve has a Masters’ degree in Business Administration and has joined DuPont in 1995. After having held various positions within the company, he is currently the EMEA Training Manager and critical environments marketing and specialist for DuPont Personal Protection, the chemical protective garments business that Steve has been working for since 2003. In his current role, Steve is providing training sessions on the selection and safe handling of chemical protective garments used in, amongst others, pharmaceutical production and GMP grade B, C and D cleanroom operations as well as giving technical support to health and safety specialists.

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The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

 

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Contec’s extensive product line for cleanrooms and critical environments includes: • Sterile and Filtered 70% Alcohols. • Sterile and Filtered Disinfectants, • Mopping Systems and Cleaning Tools, • Pre-saturated Wipes, • Knitted and Non-woven Dry Wipes, • Spill Control Products, Sponges and Swabs.



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Copthorne Tara Hotel

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Kensington
London W8 5SR
United Kingdom

Copthorne Tara Hotel

The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

The Copthorne Tara Hotel boasts 745 square meters of flexible meeting space, consisting of the Shannon Suite and the Liffey Suite, ideal for hosting conferences, weddings and social events. Facilities include access to the business centre 24 hours a day, fully equipped fitness room, gift shop, theatre desk and Bureau de Change. With ample onsite parking outside the London congestion charge zone and excellent transport links via Heathrow Airport, the hotel is the perfect location for business or leisure stays. The hotel is within close proximity to the shops of High Street Kensington, Knightsbridge and Westfield London, Olympia Conference Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace and Hyde Park.

 

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WHAT IS CPD?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

GLOBAL CPD

Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

CPD Certificates

We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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