VIRTUAL CONFERENCE | Organic Process Research and Development

The Leading Process Chemistry Conference!

Date: 09 December - 11 December 2020

Time: 2.00pm (UK); 3.00pm (Central Europe); 10.00 am (EST); 6.00 am (PST) each day - 5.30pm

Location: On-Line Event

Due to the ongoing Pandemic, we have decided to deliver our Flagship Conference “Organic Process Research and Development” VIRTUALLY

This has been a difficult decision to take and we are very disappointed that we will not be bringing the industry together in person this year. However, we are confident we can still provide a place for the industry to gather, hear important industry case studies and network with peers. It also opens the doors to industry representatives who may have been unable to travel to the event in the past. So we are excited to share with you our plans for this online event, with 10 industrial case studies, a virtual exhibition, and networking opportunities via our hosted discussion groups on industry relevant topics. We hope you will be able to join us in December.


The efficient conversion of a chemical process into a process for manufacture on tonnage scale has always been of importance in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. However, in the current economic and regulatory climate, it has become increasingly vital and challenging to do so efficiently.

At Organic Process Research & Development Conference, you will hear detailed presentations and case studies from top international chemists. Our hand-picked programme of speakers has been put together specifically for an industrial audience. They will discuss the latest issues relating to synthetic route design, development and optimisation in the pharmaceutical, fine chemical and allied fields.

Unlike other conferences, practically all our speakers are experts from industry, which means the ideas and information you take home will be directly applicable to your own work.

Our virtual conference program will be held over three consecutive days with 2 sessions and up to 4 speakers on each day. After you have registered you will be provided with a personal link to join all conference sessions.

Via the ‘GotoWebinar’ Platform, there will be the chance to listen to the talks, view the speakers slides and ask questions after each session. The Virtual conference will be held during the following times (based on UK timing) as we hope this will allow most people to join from around the world.  This event will NOT BE RECORDED – we apologise to customers in Asia or Australia who might be unable to join.

Wednesday December 9th 2020 |  2.00 – 5.40 pm (UK)
Thursday December 10th 2020 | 2.00 – 5.40 pm (UK)
Friday December 11th 2020 | 2.00 – 5.40 pm (UK)

There will be a VIRTUAL Exhibition too so you will be able to have access to suppliers of  equipment, technology and services and request 1-2-1 meetings. Via Zoom, you will also have the opportunity to meet and network with some of our sponsors, who will be hosting specific topics in Hosted Discussion Groups – details will be sent nearer the time. This will take place as follows:

Friday December 11th |  2.00 – 3.00 pm (UK)

Please contact us if you are interested in Exhibiting or Sponsoring this event:

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  • Process Research & Development Chemists
  • Chemical Engineers in Industry
  • Heads of Departments & Team Leaders


  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD ) keeps you up to date on current and emerging developments.
  • Learn from a wide range of industrial case studies given by hand-picked industrial speakers.
  • Take home relevant ideas and information that are directly applicable to your own work
  • Save time. Our intensive, commercial-free programme means less time away from work.
  • Network with the key people in the industry in dedicated break out rooms

Hosted Discussion Sessions

Via Zoom, you will be able to choose from a selection of Hosted Discussion Sessions on industry related topics. These sessions will be provided by key stakeholders within the industry. Our hosts will provide product demonstrations, virtual lab tours, industry updates and panel discussions.

More details will be provided soon.

If you have a specialist topic and would like to host one of these session, please contact Claire Francis


Thank you to our 5 Star sponsors





I really enjoyed the conference.  I thought that the range of talks was fantastic and the site trip was really interesting.  It was great hearing speakers from other industries that use organic chemistry (fragrances and flavours and using organic chemistry for LCDs).

Bristol-Myers Squibb

The quality of the talks was outstanding. I appreciated the fact that several facets of process research were covered in this conference. Truly learned a lot!

Eli Lilly

I thought it was an especially strong line-up this year and had a great time during my stay. As always Scientific Update put together a great line-up at great venues


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