On Thursday 29th of June, the ISPE, Young Professionals Pharma Group, held its annual summer seminar, at the Lee Hotel in Cork.  The seminar was supported by over 60 attendees from companies such as J&J, Pfizer, SL Controls, Prochem, Jacobs, Mylan, PM Global, ITS, Genzyme, HRPA, BMS and many others.  The seminar focused on the impact of Industry 4.0 on the Pharma sector and particularly the consequences for Irish companies. A lively session was led by the Young Professionals, National President Seamus McHugh (J&J) and featured three key note speakers, Joe Gill (Rockwell Automation), Desmond Savage (ATS Global) and Andrew Lynch (Irish Manufacturing Research).  Irish Manufacturing Research has a solid reputation for nurturing young professionals across the manufacturing sector and events like this are an excellent platform to open these conversations with the next generation of Irish industry leaders. For more information on the ISPE Young Professionals group see or contact Andrew on