acib MiniSymposium

Enhanced Sustainability in Pharma

September 16, 2024
Time: 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM, followed by further networking opportunities
Location: Kuppelsaal TU-Wien, Karlsplatz 13, Vienna
Capacity: Up to 100 participants

Mark your calendars! We are pleased to announce the upcoming Mini-Symposium on “Enhanced Sustainability in Pharma,” set to take place in the heart of Vienna. Join us when leading pharma companies in Austria reveal their best sustainability practices and challenges, while academic experts suggest cutting-edge solutions for driving sustainable product and process design in the pharma and biotech sector to next levels. This event offers a unique opportunity to network and forge partnerships that will drive sustainability along the value chain. Let’s collaborate and shape a healthier and greener future together.
If you want to bring up sustainability topics where you are striving for improvement, or if you have ideas how to tackle environmental challenges in the field, don’t miss this opportunity. Discuss your ideas with experts in the field at dedicated topic tables in the networking session!
Format: feature presentations highlighting best practice examples from industry leaders and innovative ideas from academic partners followed by plenary discussions on sustainability topics, networking session with topic tables encouraging audience participation and the exchange of insights.

Together, let's pave the way for a more sustainable future in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors!

The event will be organized in accordance with the criteria of the Austrian Ecolabel for Green Events and Green Meetings. Support us in implementation of sustainable events and take the opportunity for an environmentally conscious stay. Together, we are making a statement: Our commitment goes far beyond theory. Because every single active contribution matters!
For further information, please visit this link.

The event location is accessible and adapted with facilities for disabled people. We are continuously striving to improve the accessibility of our rooms. If you have any questions regarding our Green Meeting Coordinator, Mr. Dejan Mihajlovic, will be pleased to provide you with information. You can reach him via email at or in person at the event.


14:00 – 14:15 • Welcome notes from the organizers

14:15 – 15:00 • Best Practices examples from Pharma Industry

15:15 – 15:30 • Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:30 • Academic research for enhancing sustainability

16:30 – 17:00 • Podiums discussion “Sustainable Pharma – chances and challenges”

17:00 – 18:00 • Opening of buffet and creative table discussions on selected topics
18:00 – 19:00 • Networking


The registration is free of charge but compulsory. Please register until September 9th. As space is limited, early registration is encouraged. Please note, that this event is organized as “Green Meeting”.
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Climate-friendly travel

Please use public transportation to travel to the event!

Using public transport is a CO2-saving and comfortable way to reach the venue. Below you will find the schedule information of three federal railways:

Arriving by train

You can reach the venue from both the main station Hauptbahnhof and the Westbahnhof within approximately 20 minutes. Details about the Vienna Lines can be found in the next section.

Arriving by public transport

Please travel to the event using public transportation! It’s CO2-efficient and comfortable.

The event location, Kuppelsaal, is located in the center of Vienna and is easily accessible within a few minutes from public transportation, also offering barrier-free access.

  • Tram lines 1, 62, and Badner Bahn, stop Resselgasse: The venue is just a 3-minute walk away.
  • Subway lines: U2, U4, U1, stop Karlsplatz: The venue is just a 4-minute walk away.
  • Bus line 4A, stop Karlsplatz: The venue is just a 3-minute walk away.

We are always striving to further improve the barrier-free usability of our facilities.

Arriving by bicycle

Cycling guests are warmly welcome! There is a bicycle parking facility with sufficient spaces in the immediate vicinity.

  • A route planner for cycling in Vienna can be found here.
  • General tips for cycling in Vienna can be found here.
  • Information about the Vienna Lines’ bike-sharing offer can be found here.

Arriving on foot

The venue is centrally located, within walking distance from many hotels.

Arriving by car

If you are reliant on a car, we recommend using the Park & Ride facilities on the outskirts of the city. Please note that the whole of Vienna has short-term parking zones until 10 pm. An overview of Park & Ride parking facilities can be found here.


Treat yourself to a hotel with an eco-label.

You can find the complete list of eco-label hotels in Vienna that we collaborate with here:
We kindly ask you to utilize the environmentally friendly offerings of your hotel and to assist in waste reduction and waste separation both at the hotel and during the event. Whenever feasible, consider using online registrations or digital materials, and if possible, please use your personal writing instruments.

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We look forward to seeing you there!