The TechNet Conference

The TechNet Conference is held every two years and enables immunization professionals to meet and discuss the latest developments in immunization practices and policy.

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2017

The 15th TechNet Conference will take place from October 16-20, 2017 at the Hotel Cascais Miragem in Cascais, Portugal. The theme is:
"Building the next generation of immunization supply chains"

About the conference

The TechNet Conference gathers together key stakeholders in immunization programmes from around the world: managers of national immunization programmes, WHO and UNICEF staff members, vaccine and cold chain equipment manufacturers, representatives from public health agencies, development partners, academia, and independent experts. Events at the conference are typically organized into plenary and interactive sessions, with a variety of side events including a Manufacturers Marketplace, Innovations Cafe, and Project Gallery.

Plenary sessions

Plenary sessions focus on global updates and country-specific innovations, and are live streamed on the TechNet-21 YouTube channel.

Interactive sessions

Interactive sessions focus on specific technical topics and are typically presented as dynamic expert panel or round-table discussions.

Manufacturers Marketplace

Vaccine and cold chain equipment manufacturers, as well as software development companies, showcase their latest devices, products and cold chain technologies in the Manufacturers Marketplace.

Innovations Café

Exciting innovations that can improve immunization supply chains at country level are showcased in the Innovations Café. The latest non-proprietary and open-access innovations are presented by experts who provide hands-on demonstrations and facilitate informal discussions with conference participants.

Project Gallery

Posters on a wide variety of immunization projects and initiatives are presented in the Poster Gallery. Short presentations on posters are given at scheduled times.

Archive

The inaugural TechNet Consultation was held in Nicosia, Cyprus from March 12-16, 1990. Since then, 13 more conferences have taken place in venues across the world. Information on every conference, including the Conference Report, presentation slides, photos and other resources, can be found in the Conference archive.