General Information

Can I pre-register?

You can avoid the rush and collect your badge the evening before on March 10th between 17:30 – 19:00 when the Pistoia Alliance will be hosting informal welcome drinks.

When is registration?

Registration opens at 08.00 on March 11th with coffee and pastries. The Congress will start at 08:55.

Is lunch included?

A complimentary buffet lunch will be provided to all attendees on both days of the congress.

Are there refreshment breaks?

The congress will break each day for coffee, tea and networking, in mid-morning and mid-afternoon.

When is the networking drinks reception?

Day 1 of the Congress closes with a complimentary drinks reception, sponsored by Capgemini, from 18:00 – 19:30

How do I contact the team?

The best way to contact the organizers during the congress is at the Registration and Information Desk. Otherwise, you can message the team via the Congress App. Search for

Luke Gibson, Zahid Tharia or Kirianne Marshall

Pre-event, please send an email to admin@openpharmaresearch.com

Is there a dress-code?

There is no prescribed dress code. We recommend business casual attire as appropriate for the congress.

Will speaker presentations be available after the event?

Speaker presentations will be made available after the congress via the Lab of the Future website. An email secure link will be sent out after the congress. Please note: we must have the speaker’s permission to post their presentation.

The Congress App

Get the most from the Congress with the Congress App
  • View and message other delegates
  • Exchange details with other delegates with the My Digital Badge feature
  • Submit questions to the speaker panels
  • Keep up to date with the agenda and bookmark your must-attend sessions with the My Agenda feature
  • Update your profile and add your Linkedin details




Access the desktop version

Login instructions:

Event code: lotfusa24

Please use the email address you used to register for the Congress. It may take 48 hours from your registration for your access to be live. If you have attended one of our previous events, you may need to click “Enter New Event Code” in the top right-hand corner of the app to log in to the new version of the Congress App. If you are having problems please visit the Registration and Information Desk or email us at admin@openpharmaresearch.com


How can I see a list of who is attending?

Click on the “attendees” Icon in the app, which shows a list of the event attendees and will allow you to exchange business cards and chat through the app.

How do I exchange contact information with other delegates?

To exchange contact information in person, open the “My Business Cards” section in the event app and use the QR scanner to scan, with permission, the QR code on your new contact’s badge. Alternatively, send an exchange business cards request within the “My business cards” section.

Can I export the contact information from the delegates I have connected with?

After exchanging contact information using the digital badge function in the app, select the download arrow in the “My Business Cards” section of the app. This will allow you to download a file with the contact information of the other delegates you have connected with, as well as any notes you have made.

How do I ask questions in the sessions?

Using the event app, you can pose your questions or up-vote others’ questions during the presentations, to be picked up during the discussion sessions that follow. Either select the session you are attending in the “agenda” tab and click the Q&A button at the top of the page, or select “Q&A” tab and select the session you are attending.