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The 15th TechNet Conference will take place from October 16-20th at the Hotel Cascais Miragem in Cascais, Portugal. This year’s theme is:

Building the next generation of immunization supply chains

The Hotel Cascais Miragem is now fully booked. An Administrative Note has been prepared that provides a list of alternative hotel accommodation options, as well as other useful information such as directions to the conference venue.

Please note that registration for the 15th TechNet Conference closed on 7 August, 2017.

Please contact the TechNet Secretariat (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you have any questions regarding the conference. You can also follow TechNet-21 on Twitter for the latest conference updates.

Conference format

As at the previous TechNet Conference in Bangkok, events at this year’s TechNet Conference will be divided into the formal agenda (plenary and interactive presentations) and side events (Manufacturers Marketplace, Innovations Cafe, Project Gallery, TechNet-21 Clinic, and Resource Library). The overall intention will be to facilitate:

  • North-south exchanges on innovative technologies and approaches to ensure vaccine supply chain logistic systems reach the fifth child.
  • South-north & south-south exchanges on field and country experiences relating to immunization supply chain and logistics strengthening within the context of new vaccine introduction and the deployment of new technologies and approaches to achieve coverage and equity objectives.
  • South-north exchanges to help the global level shape and prioritize efforts as we count-down to 2020.

Manufacturers Marketplace

Vaccine and equipment manufacturers will showcase their latest devices, products and cold chain technologies, including temperature monitoring devices, in the Manufacturers Marketplace area of the TechNet Conference.

We have launched an Expression of Interest and please respond by June 5th. Background note. Manufacturers who wish to participate in the Manufacturers Marketplace can use the Expression of Interest to request a dedicated space for their company.

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Innovations Café

Exciting innovations that can improve immunization supply chains at country level will be showcased in the Innovations Café area of the TechNet Conference. The latest non-proprietary and open-access innovations will be presented by experts who will provide a hands-on demonstration of the innovation and facilitate informal discussions with conference participants.

We have launched an expression of interest and please respond by June 5th. Background note. If you wish to present an innovation in the Innovations Café, you can use the EOI to submit your idea.

Project Gallery?

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

We have launched an expression of interest and please respond by June 5th. Background note. If you wish to present a poster in the Poster Gallery, you can use the EOI to submit your poster details.

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Can't make it?

Not to worry, we will be streaming all plenary sessions on YouTube. Check out the TechNet-21 channel on YouTube here:


Keeping up to date with conference news

Please note the conference dates in your calendar and keep an eye out for future announcements on the TechNet-21 forum. You can also follow TechNet-21 on Twitter for important conference updates.

For more information about the previous TechNet Conference, click here.