Apact '18

At the Hilton Gateshead Hotel in Newcastle

April 25-27 2018

Successful use of process analysis and control involves many technologies - it is truly a multidisciplinary activity.

Effective implemenation of process analysis and control into your manufacturing operations will have a major impact on your profits.

Process Analysis and Control Benefits

The financial, safety and environmental benefits of process analysis and control (PAC) technologies have never been more important to modern manufacturing in the pharmaceuticals, chemicals, materials, petrochemicals, biotechnology, food industries, and many others.

The benefits of in-process measurements, real-time data mining and predictive modelling include:

  • Improved process efficiency or conversion
  • Reduction of waste products
  • Better safety
  • Improved fundamental understanding of your process
  • Reduced “time-to-market”

An Open Forum

APACT is an open forum for the presentation and discussion of recent scientific and engineering advances relevant to process analytics and control technologies.

Plenary and keynote speakers will report recent advances in the development and application of novel process analytics, predictive modelling and control technologies, and will review the benefits achieved.

Following the success of previous conferences, APACT 18 will be a 3 day meeting featuring plenary and parallel sessions on topics crucial to the achievement of manufacturing excellence.


The programme will feature invited and contributed lectures, poster presentations and a vendor exhibition, including the unique APACT Exhibitor Showcase.

The meeting is an ideal forum for networking and information gathering on PAC. Those new to process analysis or process control will benefit from the friendly atmosphere that typifies an APACT conference.


The conference is aimed at:

  • Senior managers, scientists and engineers in the process industries
  • Academics specialising in analytical science, control technologies and other related disciplines
  • Companies that develop and market PAC technologies

Registration Fees

CPACT Members


  • Book after Monday 8th January 2018

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  • Book after Monday 8th January 2018

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Student Discount


  • Book after Monday 8th January 2018
  • Student ID will be required

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Invited speakers

Invited speakers at the conference include:

Process Measurement for Formulation Processes

Hugh Stitt
Johnson Matthey, United Kingdom

Drug product supply chains enabled by continuous manufacturing

Liz Meehan
AstraZeneca (REMEDIES)

Software sensors and inferential estimation - Industrial case studies

Julian Morris

Model based optimal process analyzer implementation

Thomas De Beer
Ghent University, Belgium

Raman applications throughout the petroleum refinery - Crude unit to blending

Lee Smith
Process Instruments, USA

Multi-parametric control strategies for enabling continuous biomanufacturing

Christoph Herwig
Technical University of Vienna, Austria

Electrical Tomography for on-line process monitoring

Tom Rodgers
The University of Manchester, UK

Establishment and lifecycle management of Transmission Raman Spectroscopy for near-time monitoring

Vicki Woodward/Nicholas Pedge
AstraZeneca, UK

Digital design (and operation) of drug products and their manufacturing processes

Sean Bermingham
Process Systems Enterprise (ADDopT), UK

High speed video analysis and modelling as techniques for scale up of wet granulation

Patrick Wray
Bristol-Myers Squibb, UK

Scaling up batch polymorphic crystallization using PAT/QbD approach

Wee Chew
Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES), Singapore

Pre-conference courses

APACT '18 is open to all interested participants and will provide opportunities for academics and industrialists to present their knowledge and research to an informed multi-disciplinary audience.


The following courses will take place prior to the conference:

Introduction to Design of Experiments
Introductory Chemometrics without Equations
Batch Process Analysis and Monitoring

Pre-conference courses

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APACT '18 will take place from Wednesday 25th - Friday 27th April 2018

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