IPEC e-newsletter - Excipients Insight December 2017 - 18-12-17


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Dear colleagues,
And so we’re here again. The end of another year, as hard as that is to believe! As you’ll see in the various updates in this edition, our committees and task forces have been reviewing what’s been achieved in 2017 and in preparation for our forthcoming meetings in Bordeaux, planning the next steps towards achieving our Agenda 2020 goals. This has been our guiding light, our North Star even, for the last three years and has been a defining point in our development to help IPEC Europe fulfil its role as a link between all stakeholders in the field of pharmaceutical excipients and to create more value for members. We’ll be updating our members at the Annual General Meeting in Bordeaux where we are on that particular journey. Most importantly though, we welcome your active participation in those sessions so you can provide your direct input into our plans as there is no better way to help us check that our direction is aligned with yours. We’re so looking forward to hearing from all the diverse representatives that IPEC Europe embodies so that when we say we’re the voice of excipients, we can stand behind that!

The IPEC Europe Board convened in Brussels for its last meeting of 2017, and like the other groups in IPEC, we focussed on accomplishments and the New Year. One thing which stood out to me in this last year is the intensive work which had been undertaken by the Secretariat on infrastructure improvement projects. These are very specifically targeted at being able to better support our members with better quality information and also reach out wider to the others in our world. Early in 2018 we’ll be launching our redesigned website and branding as a platform for these objectives with the real endeavour of attracting new recruits to our association, which for sure will help us to accelerate our ambition.

And so, for one last time in 2017, I would like to recognise what we have done as an association which I’ve talked a lot about in previous editions of Excipients Insight. Thanks to the many of you who can be relied upon to make everything happen and of course, to our Secretariat for keeping us on track. I look forward to welcoming many of you in Bordeaux, a first for us in this location for our Annual Forum and General Meeting. You can find out more about our programmes there and there’s still time to register if you’d like to join us.
I hope to see you there but meanwhile, wishing you a wonderful holiday season and a healthy and prosperous 2018.




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