Student Development Program
Each year the Product Show features a Student Development Program tailored specifically for students in the life sciences industry and coordinated by our Student Development Committee. Check back as our Student Development Program for 2018 is finalized and in the meantime, check out the 2017 session info below.
“How To Make the Most of Your Product Show Experience”
11:45 am – 12:30 pm, Northwest Red Level Suite
Presented by Brian Hagopian, CPIP, Chemist, Clear Water Consulting
Come to this informative session to learn important tips and techniques on how to make a strong first impression when meeting people and how to make the most out of your Product Show experience. Apply these techniques to expand and leverage your network, which is an essential component of proactively managing your career.
About Our Speaker
Brian Hagopian, CPIP received his degree in chemistry from Colgate University a long time ago and is currently the President of Clear Water Consulting, Inc. Brian has over 35 years of design, manufacturing and operational experience and is a high purity water subject matter expert, consultant, trainer, educator, and expert troubleshooter helping clients solve complex operational problems, assess risks, address compliance observations, and document activities. Brian is an instructor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Biomanufacturing Education and Training Center and is also certified in the State of Massachusetts as an instructor offering courses for the training and licensing of industrial wastewater operators. Brian is a charter member and Past President of the Boston area chapter where he helped to lay the foundation for the Boston Chapter’s highly successful Product Show, which has won two International awards for “Best Special Event” at ISPE Annual Meetings. Brian ran point on the Product Show when it moved from Cambridge to Newton and was one of the people responsible for bringing the show to Gillette Stadium, where he ran the show for its first four years at Gillette. Brian is one of 150 people worldwide to have attained the Certified Pharmaceutical Industry Professional (CPIP) certification, conferred by ISPE in 2012 and he is one of six people to have received the Hank Moes Lifetime Achievement Award for significant contributions to the Boston chapter and the life sciences industry in 2015. Brian has spearheaded the Boston Chapter’s Student Development Committee for the past six years where student membership has quadrupled and the number of student chapters have doubled through his efforts. Brian has been an active member of the ISPE International Critical Utilities Community Of Practice Steering Committee where he just completed leading a team of 20 subject matter experts in the publication of a long overdue benchmark document: The ISPE Good Practice Guide on Sampling of Critical Utilities, which was published in December 2016.