Lab Facilities Summit West

Facilities Management to Create Cost-Effective, Space Optimized, Future-Proof, Sustainable Labs

24 September 2024

Handlery Hotel San Diego, California, USA

As the population grows, and demand for innovative medicines increases, the availability of state-of-the-art facilities is crucial for enhanced scientific R&D. However, West Coast lab owners face unique challenges including limited space availability, high costs, stringent regulatory requirements, rapid technological advancements, safety concerns, labor retention and recruitment, and infrastructure limitations.

This is forcing the pharma industry to streamline their lab design, planning, and management strategies.

Join industry experts in San Diego as they collaboratively debate and discuss strategies to maximize space and provide occupant-centric, sustainable, and cost-effective lab facilities.

Lab Facilities West 2024 Expert Speakers

Anthony Navarro of Sonata Therapeutics speaking at AMG World

Anthony Navarro

Director of Lab Ops, Facilities, and IT

Sonata Therapeutics

Florian Ammann-Teuscher of Roche speaking at AMG World

Florian Ammann-Teuscher

Sr Market Solutions Manager, Research & Development Solutions


Jennifer Watts of UCLA Health Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center speaking at AMG World

Jennifer Watts

Director, Facilities & Strategic Projects

UCLA Health Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

Liam Robinson of Stanford University speaking at AMG World

Liam Robinson

Director of Facilities Operations

Stanford University

Melissa Gutierrez of Seawolf Therapeutics speaking at AMG World

Melissa Gutierrez

Associate Director of Facilities & Operations

Seawolf Therapeutics

Samantha Sinno of Boehringer Ingelheim speaking at AMG World

Samantha Sinno

Head of Real Estate and Workplace Americas

Boehringer Ingelheim

Stephanie Perry of Kumquat Biosciences Inc speaking at AMG World

Stephanie Perry

Associate Director of Laboratory Operations

Kumquat Biosciences Inc

Tamanna Talukder of Avrokbio speaking at AMG World

Tamanna Talukder

Clinical Laboratory Scientist/Quality Assurance


This event will provide you with the necessary tools to:

  • Maximize lab space utilization to accommodate growing demands whilst minimizing costs
  • Embrace flexibility in lab design and operations to adapt to rapid technological advancements and evolving research needs
  • Implement robust safety protocols to ensure the well-being of lab personnel and compliance with industry standards
  • Integrate sustainable practices into lab operations to reduce environmental impact and align with reduced carbon footprint goals
  • Uncover the regional challenges faced by pharma companies when designing and operating their lab facilities in the West Coast
  • Cultivate a culture of resilience and adaptability in employees to address future challenges and opportunities in pharma R&D

Who Should Attend:

VPs, Directors, Heads, Managers, Scientists and Specialists from:

  • R&D Labs   
  • Lab Operations
  • Facilities management
  • Real Estate 
  • Infrastructure
  • Strategic Planning
  • Design/Master planning
  • Sustainability

Our sponsors include technology, service & solution providers specializing in:

  • Architecture & Design
  • Engineering
  • Construction & Renovation Contractors
  • Project Management Consultants
  • Building Services & Components
  • Lab Equipment & Furniture
  • Lab Automation & Robotics
  • Regulation, Compliance & Legal


Sponsorship Opportunities

The Labs Facilities vendor landscape is vast. New entrants are innovating rapidly. It is therefore a prerequisite that solution providers acquire a granular understanding of the industry’s needs in order to develop those bespoke solutions that are critical to winning new business.

Showcase your technology solutions to senior decision makers across roles in lab operations, facilities, planning and strategy and more.

2024 Sponsors

2024 Media Partners


Senior Manager Lab Operations, Abata Therapeutics

Thank you for organizing this great conference and for the opportunity to present today. Excellent roundtable discussions on multiple topics. It was great to see some familiar faces again.

Director of Business Development, Timberline Construction

Lab Facilities Summit = Amazing!

Head of Facilities and Lab Operations, Evelo Biosciences

Recently I had honor of speaking at and attending the Lab Facilities Summit 2023, and I must say, it was an incredible experience! A big thank you to the organizers of the Lab Facilities Summit AMG World for bringing together such an amazing group of professionals. I am already looking forward to next year's event and the opportunities for growth and collaboration it will undoubtedly bring.


Yesterday was a great day at the Lab Facilities Summit! We enjoyed listening in on industry leaders and members share about effective vendor management, promoting sustainability within the lab and planning your lab for the future. Thank you to AMG World for allowing MarathonLS to be a sponsor of this event.

Manager Life Science Client Services, JVT Advisors

Thank you to AMG World for putting on a great conference in the Boston Lab Facilities Summit. It was great to see familiar faces, hear the current challenges facing labs, along with hearing familiar industry leaders speak on how they address those current challenges.

Senior Manager Lab Operations, Abata Therapeutics

Thank you for organizing this great conference and for the opportunity to present today. Excellent roundtable discussions on multiple topics. It was great to see some familiar faces again.

Sr. Director Facilities Operations, Atlanta Therapeutics

It was a pleasure be part of this event. I really loved how the agenda was laid out, the tracks running simultaneously and allowing time in between to move from one to another. This flexibility that your team created really allowed us to pick what we were interested in more effectively. The agenda was also spot on for what seems to be on everyone’s minds.

Workplace Strategy Partner, Genentech

Thanks for the opportunity to participate as a moderator for the Lab Facilities Summit. I thought that the highlight for me from the conference was the great mix of biotech and pharma companies present to exchange ideas and share solutions that have worked for our common problems. For my session, I thought I had a great group of very engaged audience members and was at the right size to have a great discussion about my topic.

What to Expect at #LabFacilitiesWest 2024?

Content Highlights

Complimentary Lab Tour: Lab Facilities Summit West

By registering for the Lab Facilities Summit West, attendees will receive a complimentary tour of Breakthrough Properties’ innovative co-working and open lab spaces. Ask your questions to facilities management and lab design experts and uncover the latest trends and innovations to ensure adaptable, safe, and occupant-centric labs. For more info, email

The Future of Lab Facilities Survey Results

Ahead of the Lab Facilities Summit West (28 September 2023, San Diego, CA) and in conjunction with LabOps Unite, we recently undertook a survey of lab facilities and lab operations experts, exploring the biggest opportunities and challenges their organizations are facing. Complete the form to view your copy of the results:

Lab Facilities Summit West 2024 Sponsorship Pack

Complete the form to download the sponsorship information for the upcoming Lab Facilities Summit West on 24 September 2024 in San Diego, CA, USA.

Complimentary Article: 4 Perspectives on the Future of Lab Facilities

Ahead of the Lab Facilities Summit on 23 March in Boston, we are delighted to share an interview with four of our expert speakers from Moderna, Lyndra Therapeutics, Genentech and Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami. Complete the form to gain a cross-departmental perspective on how organizations are creating lab facilities of the future,… Read more »