The Laboratory Products Association has announced the education program for the LPA Speaker Series Breakfast to be held during the Pittcon 2019 Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The LPA Speaker Series Breakfast will be held on Wednesday, March 20 at 7:00am in the convention center and will welcome back Joshua Waldman, PhD, research associate for Cleveland Research Company and Steve Willoughby, senior analyst and partner at the research firm. They will discuss the following:

  1. Overview of 2018 performance—An overview of how the markets performed in the prior year (2018) with a focus on major end markets and geographies. They will review the major themes that Cleveland Research believes influenced demand through the year.
  2. 2019 Outlook—2019 outlook by end market and geography highlighting the markets they believe members could expect to accelerate or decelerate vs. the prior year. Josh and Steve will touch on the catalysts that they believe could create upside or downside to growth in the end markets vs. the prior year.
  3. Global Macroeconomic Concerns—Cleveland Research will provide the audience with a real-time view of the impact from recent macro shifts including Tariffs, Currency, and other trade related concerns. They will describe to members what to expect to see in 2019 and how these trends may influence the Life Science industry and members’ business through the year. The breakfast will close with a Q&A session.

Registration is limited. Be sure to register soon as you don’t want to miss this insightful presentation. The breakfast will be held in the Terrace Ballroom II of the Philadelphia Convention Center and will be forty-minute presentation with a hot buffet breakfast.

The LPA can be found on the show floor in rooms SR9 (the LPA Networking Room) and SR10 (the LPA Meeting Room), which are exclusively available exclusively for LPA Members. Please visit www.lpanet.org/pittcon for more information on where to find the Laboratory Products Association and its members. For information on membership, visit www.lpanet.org/join.


The Laboratory Products Association (LPA) was founded in 1918 as the Scientific Apparatus Makers Association. Its member companies are manufacturers and distributors of lab products and services such as glass and plasticware, chemicals, equipment and supplies used in scientific research and applied science and life science worldwide.