Automate Europe 2024

22 - 23 May 2024 | Basel, Switzerland

Empowering tomorrow's innovations in digitalization, mobile robotics and Smartlabs.

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Explore Automate Europe 2024: Unlocking Future Insights in Automation & Robotics Research and Development  

Automate 2024 consists of the 3rd Annual SmartLabs Automation & Robotics Congress, at which visionary leaders will discuss the current state of the industry, market trends and future growth areas pushing the pharma automation industry in the future. Join leaders, experts and researchers and discuss digital QA/QC labs, accelerating digital transformation, lab robotics & tools for drug discovery workflows, robotic process automation and implementing AI/ML in the lab. Automation of pharma manufacturing and the application of mobile robotics in QA/QC labs will also be discussed.

3rd Annual SmartLabs Automation & Robotics Congress

  • The 2-day programme features the innovation and advancement in mobile robot technology and applications, and competitive advantages that can be gained in drug development and pharma manufacturing, automation and logistics.
  • Learn about key focus areas in developments in the automation & digitisation of QA/QC labs, accelerating digital transformation, lab robotics & tools for drug discovery workflows, robotic, process automation and implementing AI/ML in the lab.

Agenda at a Glance

  • Day One, Track 1: Bridging The Gap Between Automation & Digitalisation through FAIR & Digital Transformation 
  • Day One, Track 2: Smart Manufacturing & Digitisation Optimisation
  • Day One, Track 3: Mobile Robotics In R&D Laboratories
  • Day Two, Track 1: Automation with AI/ML & Robotics Tools in Drug Discovery & Development 
  • Day Two, Track 2: Data-Driven Modelling & Data Analytics for Drug Discovery & Development 
Attendees of Automate Europe 2024 also have access to Discovery Europe 2024

What to Expect


leading pharma, biotech & academic delegates

hours of presentations, discussions & interactive content
hours of networking breaks, including speed networking & refreshments
pre-arranged 1-2-1 meetings, facilitating business growth
Interactive Presentations
Exhibition Hall
Networking Drinks
Poster Display
Event App Swapcard

Networking & knowledge-sharing is at the heart of what we do. Alongside the innovative programme, attendees can engage in a variety of event features and make the most of participation in a range of experiences

  • Engaging Thought Leadership

    Over 55 dynamic interactive discussions, roundtables, and presentations curated with insights from top industry leaders and experts
  • Global Technological Showcase

    An international exhibition showcasing cutting-edge technologies and services from leading providers in the scientific field.
  • Networking Emphasis

    Unparalleled networking opportunities, including speed networking sessions, a vibrant drinks reception, and informal gatherings to foster meaningful connections
  • Innovative Poster Displays

    Inspiring poster displays and presentations unveiling the latest breakthroughs from emerging biotech, pharma, and academic institutions

Companies Represented Include

Meet Our Expert Speakers

Automate Europe 2024 again brings together a panel of prominent leaders and scientists, sharing new case studies, innovative, data and industry outlooks.

Below are some of our featured speakers:

Anthony Potts
Director Development & Laboratory Systems,
Charly Coulon
Head of Future Manufacturing Concepts,
Julie Fournier
Senior Scientist Medicinal Chemistry,
Mark Doerr
Universität Greifswald,
University of Greifswald
Rekha Lakshmanan
Global Head of Data Office,
Vera Jost
Principal scientist,
Hoffmann La Roche Ltd

All Speakers

Abdul Rahim
Architect Lead for Digital Lab Capability / Platform,
Alastair Florence
CMAC, University of Strathclyde
Anne-Sophie Verstraete
Senior Product Owner,
Asmita Agrawal
Group Head,
Novo Nordisk
Bagmeet Behera
Sr. Data Scientist,
Amgen Research Munich GmbH
Bart van Loon
Lab Information and Automation Specialist,
Bianca Brenner
Global Director MES Projects,
CK Ong
Data Product Director,
Dalvin Deol
Senior Scientist, Modelling and Automation,
Domenico Palumberi
Digital Operations Leader,
Elias Hagmann
Manager Data Science & Information Architecture,
Molecular Partners
Felix Stemmer
Senior Scientist II,
Gareth Henry
Senior Information Architect Lead,
Georg Rauter
Associate Professor, Head of Bio-Inspired RObots for MEDicine-Lab,
University of Basel
Georg Wuitschik
Senior Principal Scientist,
George Karageorgis
Senior Scientist,
Georgios Mavrakis
Senior Associate Scientist,
Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
Jamie Clifton
Expert for Lab Automation & Digital Workflows,
F. Hoffmann-La Roche
Kamran Farooq
Senior Data Scientist and Project Manager,
Hoffmann La Roche Ltd
Lukasz Wiercinski
Data Engineering Lead,
Hoffmann La Roche Ltd
Markus Hungenbach
Program Manager Global MES Program,
Nikolaos Papakostas
University College Dublin
Paola Ferrini
High-Throughput Automation Investigator,
Patrik Kagelid
Data Engineer,
Pranav Bende
Senior Robotics Engineer, Product Design,
Raquel de Padua Fernandes Silva
Sr. Associate Scientist,
Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson
Sandrine Dessoy
Innovation advisor,
Shruthi Bharadwaj
Global Head, R&D Insights & Analytics,
Steven Driver
Global Energy Leader,
Stuart Wonfor
Senior End to End Capability Service Manager,
Thierry Pronce
Tom Kissling
Lab Technologies & Robotics, Head of End-2-End Lab Services,
Hoffmann La Roche Ltd
Valentine Tuyishime
Data Science & Analytics Site Lead,
Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

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Plan Your Visit

Congress Center Basel
MCH Swiss Exhibition (Basel) Ltd. Messeplatz 21, CH-4058 Basell

By Rail

Basel is an international rail hub with direct ICE, IC and EC connections to Germany, Austria, Italy, France and the Benelux countries. Messe Basel can be reached in five to ten minutes from the three railway stations in Basel: SBB (Switzerland), SNCF (France) (Frankreich) and DB (Badischer Bahnhof, Germany)

By Tram

From the SBB/SNCF railway station, it’s a ten-minute journey on the No. 1 or 2 Tram to the “Messeplatz/Exhibition Square” stop where Messe Basel and the Congress Center are located. From Badischer Bahnhof railway station, “Messeplatz/Exhibition Square” is the second stop on the No. 2 or 6 tram.

By Air

EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg is 15 minutes by car from Messe Basel. Basel municipal transport’s No. 50 bus additionally provides a straightforward connection from the airport to the SBB/SNCF railway station. From there, tram No. 1 or 2 will take you directly to Messeplatz/Exhibition Square. From Zurich Airport a direct rail connection will bring you to the SBB/SNCF railway station in Basel in less than an hour. For further information including a map and full directions, please visit:

By Car

Basel is located at the point where the Swiss, German and French motorway networks all meet. The exhibition and congress site has its own direct link to the A2 motorway. The “Messe” exit will take you straight to the Messe Basel car park with its 1,200 parking spaces.

Oxford Global has secured a number of bedrooms at the Basel Marriott Hotel at a reduced conference rate:

Tuesday 21st May 2024 – £230, breakfast included

Wednesday 22nd May 2024 – £230, breakfast included

*Please note: £30 supplement is applicable for double occupancy


Should you wish to book a room, please email The final cut-off date to book bedrooms is Friday 3rd May 2024 – any bookings after this date are subject to availability and rates. Please note that any cancellations within 14 days prior to arrival are subject to cancellation charges.

We are closely monitoring the official guidance from health authorities, local governments, and the World Health Organization in order to support the health and well-being of our global community. The health and safety of our staff, customers and clients remains our number one priority.

As we continue to move forward with hosting our events in-person in 2024, we’ve added a series of Health & Safety guidelines and precautions in order to prepare for event safety. We carry out risk assessments for all our events to evaluate fundamental considerations and how to cover multiple risk scenarios.

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