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SAPA Annual Conference

Event of the Year 2023


  • The first-ever One-SAPA conference

This year’s SAPA Annual Conference is not only our flagship event, it also marks the first-ever One-SAPA conference with collaboration from SAPA headquarters and the regional chapters.  It will include a range of session categories that aim to address the latest trends and opportunities in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, guaranteeing an exhilarating and interactive experience for all attendees .

  • Large-scale meeting, star-studded event

SAPA has invited more than 70 distinguished guests from academia, industry, and regulatory agencies to give speeches and lead discussions. This year’s conference includes an exceptional lineup of speakers who are leaders in their respective fields, including Peter Marks, MD, PhD, Director, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), US FDA, Yun Mao, PhD, VP, Portfolio Strategy & Integration, Bristol Myers Squibb, Javad Shahidi, MD, SVP, Biotech Unit, BeiGene, Karin Shanahan, MSJ, EVP, Global Product Development & Supply, BMS, Gayle Wittenberg, PhD, VP, Neuroscience Data Science & Digital Health, Janssen Research & Development, LLC, Rong Yang, MBA, CEO, Fosun Pharma USA Inc, and the CAR-T therapy pioneer Bruce L. Levine, PhD, Professor, University of Pennsylvania, etc. Prepare to be inspired by their insightful talks and gain valuable knowledge that will propel your professional growth.

This event program encompasses 2 plenary sessions, 10 parallel sessions, sponsor exhibition, and on-site job fair/1:1 interviews, providing excellent opportunities for business cooperation, scientific knowledge exchange, and professional network development.

For more details of the exciting program, please see the promotional poster below.


  • 30th Anniversary Celebration with Many Surprises

We will host a series of special events and surprises during the conference to celebrate SAPA’s 30th anniversary, bringing together both current and former SAPA volunteers and friends to reminisce about the past and explore the future.

  • First SAPA-Pharma Executive Leadership Summit (Friday morning)

We extend a special invitation to Pharma/biotech executives and guest speakers to join SAPA leaders in discussing challenges and development strategies in the field of biopharmaceuticals, providing a platform for close interaction.

  • Starring session: 9/29 CEO Forum Session I (Friday afternoon)

Resources and services available from NJ Government that can help you grow your companies. Panel on products, assets, and resources that are available to innovative life science companies to help them grow and thrive. Panel features representatives from Middlesex County, New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA), New Jersey Business Action Center (NJBAC), and New Jersey Department of Labor (NJDOL).

  • New! Pre-conference short courses (Friday morning)

As an exciting new feature for this year’s annual conference, we are delighted to introduce a series of focused courses designed to meet the specific needs of our participants. These courses will be conducted prior to the official program launch and are tailored for individuals seeking comprehensive knowledge on essential topics, spanning from fundamental to advanced levels.

  • Enhanced meeting experience:

The new venue, Hyatt Regency Hotel and SAPA’s organizing committee will provide you with better meeting facilities and a rich in-person experience.

Sign up now! You will not want to miss this opportunity to network with fellow experts, exchange ideas, secure business partners, and review with us the milestones we’ve achieved together over the past three decades!


SAPA cordially invites you to attend the 2023 SAPA Annual Conference and 30th Anniversary Celebration on Friday and Saturday, September 29th and 30th at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick, NJ. Online registration deadline is Sept 24th!




         [Date]:September 29-30, 2023 (Friday – Saturday)

         [Location]:Hyatt Regency New Brunswick,2 Albany St., New Brunswick, NJ 08901

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Event Agenda at A Glance


Event Speaker


Special thanks to the following sponsor companies for their strong support of this event.

SAPA Sponsors

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