Keynote Speaker:

John E. Bournas is currently the CEO & President of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE), based in Bethesda, Maryland. In this capacity, He is responsible for developing the 20,000 strong Society’s global initiatives and business operations that include leveraging technology to extend the reach of ISPE’s Membership, educational and training programs, among others.

Prior to this role, Mr. Bournas was the CEO and Executive Director of the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH), an international patient-focused healthcare association, headquartered in Montreal, Canada. The WFH is comprised of 127 country-based societies and is officially recognized by the WHO.

Mr. Bournas was also a Senior Director of International Affairs at the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the largest global professional society for cardiologists. He has also worked in the pharmaceutical industry, having been a Senior Director at Cardinal Health and was involved in foreign affairs earlier in his career.

Mr. Bournas has a B.A in International Affairs, an M.A in Political Science from Fordham University in New York and an MBA from Macquarie University of Sydney, Australia. He is completely fluent in English and Spanish. He is also proficient in French and Portuguese, as well as having comprehension of Greek and Japanese. Mr. Bournas is married with four children and currently resides in the Washington DC area.



ISPE Delaware Valley Chapter Manager:

Betty Jane Watkins
(267) 399-3382


Event Schedule

10:30 Keynote Address
11:00 - 6:00 Exhibit Hall Open
1:00 - 4:30 Education Sessions
1:00 - 5:00 Stadium Tours
1:00 - 5:00 Career Fair
1:00 - 5:30 Exhibitor Demonstration Stage
6:00 - 9:00 Evening Networking Party

Networking Event:

Legendary Philadelphia rocker Tommy Conwell of “Tommy Conwell and The Young Rumblers” fame.