International Plasma Protein Congress

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Every year, policymakers, regulators, industry leaders, physicians, scientists, and patient representatives from around the globe come together for the plasma protein therapeutics industry's premier European eventthe International Plasma Protein Congress (IPPC). The 2019 IPPC will be held March 19-20 at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel in the Netherlands.

 

REGISTRATION

Registration for the IPPC includes access to all general sessions, the Exhibit Hall and all IPPC breaks (you must be registered to participate in any of the IPPC activities). Individuals not registered for the IPPC will be asked to register on-site to gain access to these events.

In order to best serve your needs, please select the currency you would like to register with:

Euro button USD button
(Invoicing for wire transfer only)  (Credit card processing)
Online registration will close March 15 at noon (Eastern)

Registration rates:

Congress Registration Type After February 6 On-Site
PPTA Member €1,200 ($1,370) €1,400 ($1,595)
Non-Member €1,600  ($1,825) €1,800 ($2,050)
Patient * €75 ($85) €75 ($85)
Government €100 ($125) €100 ($125)
Healthcare Provider ** €100 ($125) €100 ($125)
Emeritus Rate *** €100 ($125) €100 ($125)

*     Patients using plasma protein therapies or employees of not-for-profit patient organizations.

**   An active practitioner within the plasma user’s community who is not employed by any for-profit company related to the industry.

***  Emeritus rate is available for retired industry members who have been active in the Association in previous years.


By registering for the International Plasma Protein Congress, you agree to the Terms and Conditions as stated below.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

DIRECT INVOICE ONLY (only applies to payments in Euros)
Invoice will be provided within 3 business days to the email address provided.

EURO-ZONE (only applies to payments in Euros)
VAT will be charged unless a valid VAT# is provided.

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION:
Payment MUST BE received by February 6, 2019 in order to receive the discounted rate.

REGISTRATION TYPE:
PPTA reserves the right to confirm registration type and charge appropriately.

SUBSTITUTIONS:
Substitutions WILL NOT be allowed on-site. Notification of substitutions must be received by March 1, 2019.

CANCELLATIONS:
Member and Non-Member cancellations must be received in writing by March 1, 2019 and will be subject to an administrative fee of €250 or 250 (USD). Cancellations after March 1, 2019 will not be refunded.

PHOTO RELEASE:
By registering for this event, you agree to allow PPTA to use any images taken of you.

PRESS:
All Press must apply for credentials prior to the event. Please contact the Association for more information.

DATA PROTECTION:
The personal information provided will be used for PPTA purposes only.

HOTEL ROOM BLOCK:
The hotel block is intended for registered attendees to the International Plasma Protein Congress. PPTA reserves the right to remove anyone from the room block that is not registered for the Congress.

Additional information

VENUE & ACCOMMODATIONS

Hotel Information

The International Plasma Protein Congress will be held at the:
Amsterdam Marriott Hotel
Stadhouderskade 12
Amsterdam  1054 ES  Netherlands 
+31 20 607 5555

RESERVATIONS

The Amsterdam Marriott Hotel is offering a special rate for IPPC attendees of 209 EUR-239 EUR/night, plus tax. Please make your reservation online or directly with the hotel (+31 20 607 5555) and ask the reservationist for the "Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association" or "PPTA" room-block to receive PPTA’s preferred room rates.
This rate is available through February 16 or until the PPTA room block is sold out.



SPONSORSHIP & EXHIBIT OPPORTUNITIES

Take advantage of the premier opportunity to effectively position your brand with key leaders of the plasma protein therapeutics industry. The International Plasma Protein Congress (IPPC), to be held March 19-20, 2019 at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel, in the Netherlands offers a variety of opportunities to expand your reach.

Registration form, company logo, and brief description are due February 1, 2019 to Michelle Mason

Exhibitor Benefits

PPTA provides each company exhibiting with:
  • Sponsor Recognition:  
    • Sponsor visibility on rolling PowerPoint in main conference room
    • Company logo on PPTA global website
    • Recognition in PPTA Congress e-blasts
    • Recognition in Congress Foyer signage
    • Company logo and brief description in Congress Program and Meeting App
  • Amenities package including:  skirted table, two chairs, and power sockets.
  • Booth Traffic Generation Program:  This is an incentive program to draw attendees to your booth.  Attendees will visit each booth to obtain vendor signature and will be entered to win an Apple Watch! The winner will be announced during the closing announcements on March 20, 2019.

Exhibit Sponsor Levels

GOLD Sponsor: € 10,000 
50% discount is offered to the Plasma Protein Forum (PPF) Diamond Sponsors

20% discount is offered to the PPF Platinum Sponsors

Gold level includes:

  • Booth Space (3 x 2 m) in the Exhibit Hall located in the Studios
    • Exhibit Hall will include the lunches, coffee breaks and reception (#1-12)
  • Supplementary visibility on directional signage
  • Four Exhibitor registrations (complimentary access to the Congress)
  • Additional registrations at Early Bird rate:
    • Members €1,000
    • Non-members € 1,400
  • Brief description in Congress program and Meeting App
SILVER Sponsor: € 6,000 

Silver level includes:

  • Tabletop Space (180 x 50 cm) in the Exhibit Foyer (A-B)
  • Three Exhibitor registrations (complimentary access to the Congress)
  • Additional registrations at Early Bird rate:
    • Members €1,000
    • Non-members €1,400
  • Brief description in Congress Program and Meeting App

Exhibit Schedule

The Congress draws attendees to your exhibit with these scheduled events.
This Schedule is indicative and is subject to change until final program is available.

Monday, March 18
Exhibitor Move-in:                1600 – 2000

Tuesday, March 19
Exhibit Hall Hours
Networking Break                 10.15 – 1100
Networking Lunch                1230 – 1400
Networking Break                 1530 – 1615
Reception                                1730 – 1900

Wednesday, March 20
Exhibit Hall Hours
Networking Break                   1100 – 1130
Networking Lunch                  1245 – 1400
Networking Closure Break    1545 – 1600
Exhibitor Move-out:                 1545 – 17.30


Exhibit Hall Floor Plan

Please select your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice on the registration form.

Registration form, company logo, and brief description are due February 1, 2019 to Michelle Mason.


Networking Sponsorships

Increase your visibility at the Congress with these high visibility, high impact opportunities.

All Networking Sponsors will receive:
  • Visibility on rolling PowerPoint in main conference room
  • Company logo on PPTA Global website
  • Recognition in PPTA Congress e-blasts
  • Company logo in the Congress program and Meeting App

Spend at least € 10,000 in Networking and/or Product sponsorship opportunities to receive special recognition as an Elite Sponsor and receive the following benefits:

  • Four complimentary registrations
  • Supplementary visibility on directional signage
  • Additional registrations at Early Bird Rate:
    • Members €1,000
    • Non-members € 1,400
  • Brief description in Congress Program and Meeting App

Cocktail Reception (€ 10,000)
Sponsor the opening night reception. As the Congress’s most attended event, your company will maximize exposure among attendees.
  • Recognition during the Congress and at the reception
  • Brief description in Congress Program and Meeting App
  • Your company logo at all buffet stations and tables
Lunch (€ 5,000 each)
Increase your visibility at the Congress by sponsoring the lunch on day one and/or day two!
  • Recognition during the Congress and at lunch
  • Brief description in Congress Program and Meeting App
  • Your company logo at all buffet stations and tables
Power Networking Break (€ 2,000 each)
Attendees flock to networking breaks and that means your company gets noticed. There are a total of four breaks during the Congress. Choose one or choose them all!
  • Recognition during the Congress and at the beginning of each break
  • Brief description in Congress Program and Meeting App
  • Your company logo at each refreshment break station

Product & Other Sponsorships

Product sponsorships are walking billboards for your company. All sponsored products are distributed to every attendee and feature your company name and/or logo alongside (if space permits) the Congress logo. Reserve early, limited availability. For production planning purposes the deadline of sponsoring such items is Friday, February 1, 2019.

All Product Sponsors will receive:
  • Visibility on rolling PowerPoint in main conference room
  • Company logo on PPTA Global website
  • Recognition in PPTA Congress e-blasts
  • Company logo in the Congress program and Meeting App

Spend at least € 10,000 in Networking and/or Product sponsorship opportunities to receive special recognition as an Elite Sponsor and receive the following benefits:

  • Four complimentary registrations
  • Supplementary visibility on directional signage
  • Additional registrations at Early Bird Rate:
    • Members €1,000
    • Non-members €1,400
  • Brief description in Congress Program and Meeting App

Bag (€ 8,000) 

  • Includes 1 registration (complimentary access to the Congress) *

 Portfolio (€ 7,000)  Sponsored by 3PEA International

  • Includes 1 registration (complimentary access to the Congress) *

Portable Power Bank (€ 5,000)   Sponsored by Haemonetics Corporation

  • Perfect for recharging your smart phone on the go
Lanyard (€ 3,000)  Sponsored by 3PEA International
  • Attached to each attendee name badge. Includes 1 registration (complimentary access to the Congress) *

NEW! IPPC App (€ 2,500)   Sponsored by Fresenius Kabi NA

  • Your company name/logo will be visible at the bottom of every page
  • Your company corporate colors will be integrated throughout the app
  • Provide suitable content for 1 page advertisement (will be reviewed and approved by PPTA legal counsel)
  • To replace the USB, the Congress presentations will be available on the app only

Notepads (€ 1,500)  Sponsored by LabCorp/NGI

  • Your company logo will be printed on all notepads

Pens (€ 1,000)   Sponsored by:  Grifols

  • Your company logo will be printed on all pens

Drink Koozie (€ 1,000)

  • Your company logo will be printed on all Koozies

Drink Coaster (€ 1,000)

  • Your company logo will be printed on all Coasters

Lip Balm (€ 1,000)

  • Your company logo will be printed on all Lip Balms

Nail File (€ 1,000)

  • Your company logo will be printed on all Nail Files

Mini Flashlight (€ 1,000)

  • Your company logo will be printed on all Flash lights

Tool Kit (€ 1,000)

  • Your company logo will be printed on all tool kits

Charging station (€ 1,000)  Sponsored by:  The Marketing Research Bureau, Inc. 

  • Charging station will be set up at a table that includes company signage. Brochures can be supplied by the sponsor.

Advertising Opportunities (€ 1,000)

  • PPTA will add your company advertisement (brochure or flyer) into every IPPC meeting portfolio

* Cannot be accumulated with the Elite Status benefits 

Provide logo for branded product by February 1, 2019 to Michelle Mason.

Provide your Flyers or Brochures for advertisement opportunities by March 1, 2019 to:
PPTA, Boulevard Brand Whitlock 114/4, B-1200
Brussels, Belgium


NEW! ADVERTISING

The Congress program provides participants with a valuable resource both during and after the program. Including both the program agenda and exhibitor and sponsor recognitions, attendees frequently reference the program making sure your company gets noticed again and again.

Advertisement sizes and rates for Congress program guide:

SIZE

DIMENSIONS

RATE

Inside Front Cover

7½”w x 10”h 

€ 1,450

Inside Back Cover

7½”w x 10”h 

€ 1,250

Full Page

7½”w x 10”h

€ 850

Half-page Horizontal

7½”w x 5”h

€ 575

Half-page Vertical

3½”w x 10”h

€ 575

Quarter Page

3½”w x 5”h

€ 350


Specifications
  • Printing: Offset
  • Binding: Perfect Bound
  • Trim Size: 8½”w x 11”h
  • Bleed Size: 8¾”w x 11¼”h (full page only)
Artwork Requirements
  • Program Guide Advertisements: Press-ready PDF (CMYK, 300 dpi or greater)
  • Company Logos: JPEG (true color), 300 dpi or greater
  • Company Logos for Branded Products: .EPS or .AI file with text and art converted to outlines 

Provide artwork by February 15 to Michelle Mason.
 

PROGRAM

DAY ONE: 19 MARCH 2019

 0830-1015  Session 1: Keynote address 
   Opening remarks David Bell, Chairman PPTA Global Board of Directors, Grifols
  Patient blood management Axel Hofmann, International Foundation for Patient Blood Management (IFPBM)
  Discussions
1000-1015  Presentation of the Hilfenhaus Award 
1015-1100 Break 
 1100-1230  Session 2: The need for more plasma in Europe: Part 1
   The growing need for plasma-derived medicinal products Patrick Robert, The Marketing Research Bureau (MRB)
   Need for more plasma from a patient perspective Frank Willersinn, Alpha-1 Plus Belgium
  Discussions
1230-1400 Lunch
1400-1530 Session 3: Current challenges for patient access
  Stakeholder involvement Jose Drabwell, International Patient Organisation for Primary Immunodeficiencies (IPOPI)
  Neurological disorders Jean-Philippe Plançon, French Association against Peripheral Neuropathies (AFNP)
  Immune deficiency issues Matthew Buckland, National Health Service (NHS) Royal Foundation (UK)
  Discussions
1530-1615 Break
1615-1730 Session 4: Patients access to care: Who decides?
  Differentiation, not all products are the same Martin van Hagen, Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam
  Working with policymakers on patients’ needs and priorities Carina Schey, University of Groningen
  Experiences in the hereditary angioedema community Anthony J. Castaldo and Henrik Balle Boysen, Hereditary Angioedema International (HAEi)
  Discussions
1730-1900 Reception
 

DAY TWO: 20 MARCH 2019

 0830-0945  Session 5: Sponsors session 
  ASAHI Kasei Bioprocess Europe  
  Haemonetics Corporation  
  Fresenius Kabi NA  
  Discussions 
0945-1100 Session 6: The need for more plasma in Europe: Part 2 
  Outcomes of European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines (EDQM) Workshop  Joshua Penrod, PPTA
  Requirements for physicians in European plasma centers — revisited Matthias Gessner, Takeda
  Experiences in Bavaria with whole blood and plasma donations Franz Weinauer, Blood Donation Service, Bavarian Red Cross
  Discussions
1100-1130 Break 
1130-1245 Session 7: Regulatory policy challenges & perspectives
  Barriers to cross-regional cooperation on collection and manufacture of blood products Christian Schärer, Swissmedic
  Recent developments with IG Jacqueline Kerr, Paul Ehrlich Institute (PEI)
  China Pharmacopoeia 2020 Xiaoxu Hong, China Pharmacopoeia
  Discussions
1245-1400 Lunch  
1400-1530 Session 8: International challenges & perspectives
  Brazil and Latin American Society for Immunodeficiencies (LASID) Antonio Condino-Neto, LASID
  Perspective on diagnosis and prevention of Rh disease of the fetus and newborn in China Liu Zhong, Chinese Academy for Medical Sciences (CAMS)
  International challenges Albert Farrugia, Kedrion
  Discussions
1530-1545 Closure of IPPC 2019 Amy Efantis, PPTA
1545-1600 Closure break

[Program and speakers are subject to change]
 

Congress Contacts

Hotel and Congress inquiries:  Lauren Freese or +1.443.433.1113
Registration inquiries:  Charon Smith or +1.443.433.1114
Sponsor or Exhibitor inquiries:  Michelle Mason or +1.443.433.1106
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