Registration is now open: 15th TechNet Conference 16 to 20 October 2017, Lisbon, Portugal

Registration is now open for the 15th TechNet Conference: Building the next generation of immunization supply chains

16 to 20 of October 2017 

The venue selected is called the Cascais Mirage (http://www.cascaismirage.com/en), it is located 30 minutes outside of Lisbon in a seaside resort called Cascais (http://www.visitcascais.com/).

Why Portugal? Since 2001, the TechNet Conference has rotated venue across the six WHO regions. The European Region (EURO) previously hosted the 9th TechNet Consultation in 2004 in Antalya, Turkey (http://www.technet-21.org/home/about-technet/timeline). In 2017, it loops back to EURO to host. In consultation with the European Regional Office, it was agreed upon that Portugal would be a good destination. 

Given that the last TechNet Consultation had an unprecedented number of participants (261 to be precise) representing all key immunization stakeholders at global, regional and country level, a similar level of interest is anticipated for the next conference. The agenda will continue on the theme of the previous conference focusing on: “Immunization Supply Chains”. The various side events including the Innovations Café, the Manufacturers Marketplace and the Partner Poster Gallery will also be organized.

With the venue and dates now set, a multi stakeholder TechNet Conference Planning Committee will be established shortly to develop the agenda. Feedback received from the last conference will be taken into account to ensure that this TechNet Conference continues to be an interactive forum for:

  • North-South exchanges on innovative technologies and approaches to ensure vaccine supply chain logistic systems reach the 5th child
  • South-North & South-South exchanges on field and country experiences relating to immunization supply chain and logistics strengthening within the context of new vaccine introduction and the deployment of new technologies and approaches to achieve coverage and equity objectives.
  • South-North exchanges to help the global level shape and prioritize efforts as we count-down to 2020.

Conference registration is now open! You can access the conference registration form on the 15th TechNet Conference webpage: www.technet-21.org/en/home/technet-conference/2017 Note that in order to register for the TechNet Conference, you will need a TechNet-21 account. If you do yet have an account, please sign up now so that you can access the registration page: www.technet-21.org/en/register-new-user 

Registrations must be received by by 31 July 2017 and space is limited. 

For further information, please email: tc2017@technet-21.org

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