22nd GQMA (German Quality Management Association e.V.) International Meeting, Maritim Hotel Würzburg

The German Quality Management Association e.V. (GQMA) is the largest expert association for quality management in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry in Germany and the second largest in Europe. Every year in the fall, the association holds its annual international meeting, which is attended by several hundred experts from industrial companies, contract research organizations, hospitals and public authorities. The wide array of topics discussed at the conference enables experts to be kept up-to-date with the latest developments, to take home important suggestions that can be incorporated in their daily work routine, and to make valuable contacts with representatives from other related industries.

Ms Verena Jachmann from Fresenius-Kabi in Oberursel and Ms Sabine Schmidt from MAIN5 in Frankfurt am Main will be giving presentations on the topic of "Roll out and implementation of a globally harmonized eQMS” during the Risk Management Session at the 22nd GQMA International Meeting (Friday, September 22, 2017 morning session).

Registration / Information:
More information is available at: https://www.gqma.de/de/tagungen/tagung.aspx?tagung=2017

Online registration is available through the event agency CSM:
https://www.csm-congress.de/congresses/gqma/index_en.php

Event organizer: GQMA, German Quality Management Association e.V.

After its Rebranding, MAIN5 Remains on Course for Growth

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, SCHAAFHEIM, GERMANY, July 25, 2017: After a highly successful four-year start-up phase, the management consulting firm MAIN5, which focuses exclusively on strategy and implementation solutions for the regulated added value sectors in the pharmaceutical industry, remains on course for continued growth. Last year, the firm was again able to increase its sales and earnings.

The consultancy firm made up of more than 20 consultants has built a solid customer base comprised of renowned TOP 50 global players and selective regional medium-sized companies, and today it is presenting itself more confident and optimistic than ever. The firm, which was founded in 2013, is currently making targeted investments in the advancement and expansion of its excellent network of consultants, the maintenance and development of its customer relations over the long-term, and in the development of a strong MAIN5 core brand.

New business relationships are increasingly being established on the basis of recommendations made by existing customers or as a direct result of the seminars run by the MAIN5 Institute. Tore Bergsteiner, one of the Managing Partners at MAIN5, explains, “The key decisive factor for companies in the pharmaceutical industry is being successful in their multifaceted endeavors. The trust we have received and the values our firm lives by are now incorporated in our brand identity and serve as an additional valuable impetus for our firm’s development.”

Some of the more obvious aspects that characterize the complexity of MAIN5’s activities include the increasing regulatory requirements that are associated with highly dynamic changes; the increasing pressure from the competition and the accelerating pace of innovation by international comparison; the growing pressure to curb costs by national healthcare systems; the unconstrained market consolidation taking place; and the ongoing digitalization of all business processes and interfaces. Alexander Tryba, another Managing Partner at MAIN5, sums up the firm’s position in the market in a nutshell: “There are many consultancy firms working in this field, but at the end of the day, having insider knowledge accounts for the subtle difference between top-notch experts and mediocre consultants.”

After its rebranding at the beginning of 2016, the young firm has put itself in an even stronger position. Its new brand identity and its disciplined process management enable MAIN5 to release new energies and to be focused on realizing further growth.