At The Crowne Plaza, Chester

April 30 - May 2 2019

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 19 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 Thursday 28 Feb 2019

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£ 850

  • Book after Thursday 28 Feb 2019

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Student Discount


  • Book after Thursday 28 Feb 2019
  • Student ID will be required

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Invited speakers

Invited speakers at the conference include:

The continuous manufacturing control strategy lifecycle

Martin Warman
Martin Warman Consultancy Ltd, UK

Chemometrics in PAT: models, measurements and information

Anna De Juan
University of Barcelona

Online NMR spectroscopy for process analytical applications and aspects on automation and digitization of process industry

Michael Maiwald
BAM, Germany

Industrial informatics: opportunities and challenges for AI in industrial processes and applications

Stephen McArthur
University of Strathclyde, UK

Autonomous calibration and the impact on process analysis and control

Brian Rohrback
Infometrix, USA

New digital technologies and their impact on validation methodology and compliance for GMP and non-GMP applications in Life Sciences Manufacturing

Lee Hough
Emerson, UK

Formulation and Processing: Optimising Manufacturability

Peter Fryer
University of Birmingham, UK

Inline spectroscopy: the journey from concept to function

Marion O'Farrell
SINTEF Digital, Norway

In Situ High Speed NIR Imaging to Monitor Form Change and Drug Release from Rapidly Disintegrating Tablets

Lucy Hawarden
Bristol-Myers Squibb, UK

Application of In-line technology in Crystallisation

Andre Powell
AstraZeneca, UK

Integrated control strategy for continuous manufacturing direct compression by using NIR and Residence Time Distribution (RTD) predictive models: Experiences and challenges

Juan Rosas/Stephen Conway
Merck Sharp and Dohme (MSD), UK

Pre-conference courses

APACT '19 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:

1. Driving your process monitoring programme with data analytics

2. Screening and optimisation design options for D0E

3. Advanced spectral preprocessing without equations

4. An introduction to process control for scientists, chemists and pharmacists

Pre-conference courses