Conference Day 1

8:00 AM - 8:40 AM Registration and Welcome Tea and Coffee

8:40 AM - 8:50 AM Welcome from Pharma IQ

8:50 AM - 9:00 AM Chairman’s Welcome

• Identify plans on how to mitigate temperature excursions on a global scale
• Asses intercompany challenges and strategise on how to overcome them, and understand the unique challenges that mergers and acquisitions bring to a global company’s supply chain
• Achieve complete GDP compliance and inspection readiness by understanding the most common oversights and pitfalls across multiple sites


Roman Mijnhart, Sr.Director Global Supply Chain Quality, Genzyme Europe

Sr.Director Global Supply Chain Quality
Genzyme Europe
  • Hear the real life results of this successful partnership from both sides - GSK and K+N
  • Improve rapid communication and knowledge sharing across your transportation network to improve the time and cost efficiencies of your logistics processes
  • Develop and manage seamless relationships with global partners to gain confidence that your products are 100% secure wherever they are in the word


Eleanor Edmonds

Global Head of End to End Logistics Partnership with GSK
Kuehne + Nagel

Chris Cassidy

Global Head of End to End Logistics, Supply Chain

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM TCL 2018 EXCLUSIVE: Doing it Better, Faster - Tackling the Challenges of Precision, Visibility, and Planning

Mark Gallagher, CEO, Performance Insights Ltd Martin Elliott, Prof of Cardiothoracic Surgery, UCL
When even minor variations can mean the difference between success and failure, life or death, precision, visibility and robust planning are paramount. In this TCL exclusive keynote, Mark Gallagher and Martin Elliott bring expertise from Formula 1 and global hospital cardiothoracic departments to prepare you for the coming days of learning.
With expert insights on planning and executing tasks with excellence, innovation, and perfection, the lessons you’ll learn this morning will inspire you to be a true temperature controlled logistics champion.


Mark Gallagher

Performance Insights Ltd

Martin Elliott

Prof of Cardiothoracic Surgery

10:45 AM - 11:20 AM Networking Coffee Break

11:20 AM - 11:50 AM CASE STUDY: Centralisation of a Temperature Controlled European Hub

Robin Doppleb, Head Global Logistics & Distribution, Vifor Pharma, Head Global Logistics & Distribution, Vifor Pharma
• An overview of Vifor Pharma’s project to centralise their European product storage and distribution
• Examine the selection process criteria for 3rd party logistics providers to ensure they hold the relevant qualifications to handle your temperature sensitive products
• Ensure your cold chain is not broken with innovations such as a secure temperature controlled receiving dock
• Analyse the cost structure of logistics and look at ways to reduce expenditure


Robin Doppleb, Head Global Logistics & Distribution, Vifor Pharma

Head Global Logistics & Distribution
Vifor Pharma

11:50 AM - 12:20 PM INNOVATION SPOTLIGHT: Woolcool - A Passive Solution to Temperature Excursions

Keith Spilsbury, Strategic Director, Wool Cool
  • Discover this innovative company’s passive solution to temperature excursions
  • Understand how the use of high performance wool fibre can provide economical and sustainable insulated packaging solutions
  • Stay ahead of your competitors with exclusive insights into the credibility of natural materials to create technological advancements.


Keith Spilsbury

Strategic Director
Wool Cool

12:20 PM - 12:50 PM CASE STUDY: Differentiating Yourself to Achieve Customer Centricity Through End-to-End Planning

Nurettin Ekizoglu, Head of Supply Chain Management, Novartis
• Empower your supply chain through people and systems: Why invest in the right infrastructure and people?
• Achieve World Class Performance through “Reliable Execution” supported by “Credible Planning” with main pillars on process discipline, variation/processing time reduction and sustainability governance, including real life examples
• Analyse how to successfully work with your partners to stay ahead of shifting market trends


Nurettin Ekizoglu

Head of Supply Chain Management

12:50 PM - 2:00 PM Networking Lunch

Before you can confidently ship your products, you need to have plans in place to ensure their secure and efficient transportation. This stream is designed to help you develop seamless transportation strategies for your temperature controlled products.

Pre & Early-Transportation

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Enabling End-to-End Supply Chain Planning, Visibility, and Decision Making through Standardisation and IT Integration Across Global Sites

Henrik Fröjdh, Associate Director Supply Chain Management, MSD, Associate Director Supply Chain Management, MSD
• Discuss the MSD vision for effective E2E supply chain planning
• Review the transformation initiative spanning global demand planning, global supply planning, and sales and operations planning (S&OP)
• Understand how MSD combatted change management issues and internal push back for moving to a new IT system and business processes
• Hear about the positive results that have come out of their transformation initiative


Henrik Fröjdh, Associate Director Supply Chain Management, MSD

Associate Director Supply Chain Management

Pre & Early-Transportation

2:35 PM - 3:10 PM Real-time Data Collection to Ensure Valuable Decision Making Within the Supply Chain

Martin Meckesheimer, Director of Global Projects & Solutions, Sensitech
This presentation will evaluate the collection of data in real-time, as well as best practices associated with its value for decision making at the shipment and at the strategic levels.
  • Address problems at the shipment level before they escalate – know the what, where, when, and why
  • Understand where to focus resources to increase carrier performance
  • Improve performance and reduce costs by analyzing lane performance over time
  • Never lose sight of a shipment brokered to a third-party
  • Implement geo-fences, red zones, and driver tracking to ensure that SOPs are being followed


Martin Meckesheimer

Director of Global Projects & Solutions

Pre & Early-Transportation

3:10 PM - 3:40 PM Mergers and Acquisitions – Effects on Your Temperature Controlled Logistics Strategy

Chris Wallace, Senior Director, International Supply Chain Operations, Genzyme Europe, Senior Director, International Supply Chain Operations, Genzyme Europe
• Limit the negative effects that merging supply chain, logistics, and quality departments can have on your temperature controlled supply chain
• Develop strategies to capitalise on new opportunities that arise from mergers and acquisitions
• Address challenges around new staff and teams with various backgrounds and skill sets


Chris Wallace, Senior Director, International Supply Chain Operations, Genzyme Europe

Senior Director, International Supply Chain Operations
Genzyme Europe
Challenges can arise at any point along the temperature controlled supply chain. Temperature excursions are avoidable – this stream will help you ensure your products are 100% protected!

During Transportation

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Update on IATA’s Pharma Handling Certification Program CEIV

Francisco Rizzuto, Cargo Specialist & Manager for Europe, IATA- International Air Transport Association
• Discuss how to improve the level of competency, operational and technical preparedness for temperature-sensitive air freight shipments
• Discover what the IATA CEIV Pharma certification program entails and how it can revolutionise your distribution strategy
• Understand how to approach the issue of the pharma cargo community collaboration and its present global status


Francisco Rizzuto

Cargo Specialist & Manager for Europe
IATA- International Air Transport Association

During Transportation

2:35 PM - 3:10 PM CASE STUDY: Real-Time Data Monitoring - Controlling and Monitoring an Unbroken Cold Chain

Aymeric Brard, VP of Sales, DataLong16, VP of Sales, DataLong16
• Geoposition your cold shipments in real time and control their temperature, humidity and impacts
• Know the temperature and position of your cold vehicle fleet and assets (trailers, containers…)
• Control your cold environments smartly from any point in real time


Aymeric Brard, VP of Sales, DataLong16

VP of Sales

During Transportation

3:10 PM - 3:40 PM Transporting Pharmaceutical Products by Sea – Introducing Project Poseidon

Alan Kennedy, Collaboration Champion, PartnerSave Ltd/TEAM-UP , Collaboration Champion, PartnerSave Ltd/TEAM-UP Mark Edwards, Managing Director, Modalis
  • Discover the details of the first ever integrated end-to-end sea freight logistics service for pharmaceuticals
  • Hear about the companies that are already involved and how they are participarting
  • Learn about the multiple benefits of using sea freight to transport your products


Alan Kennedy, Collaboration Champion, PartnerSave Ltd/TEAM-UP

Collaboration Champion
PartnerSave Ltd/TEAM-UP

Mark Edwards

Managing Director
The final stages of transportation are just as risky as the early stages. Are you confident that your domestic and last mile distribution strategies are airtight? When do you start implementing lesson learned? Benchmark against industry leaders in this key stream.
• Gain insight into how airlines conduct temperature Mapping
• Examine the challenges implementing a global QMS and how organisation factor global regulations into their planning.
• Utilising a multi-user platform and the benefits of real-time visibility


Amy Shortman, Chief Executive Officer, ASC Associates

Chief Executive Officer
ASC Associates

Henry Moran, Chief Operating Officer, ASC Associates

Chief Operating Officer
ASC Associates


2:35 PM - 3:10 PM CASE STUDY: Phase Change Materials (PCM) – Impact in Efficiency and Productivity of Thermal Packaging

Samit Jain, Managing Director, Pluss Advanced Technologies
• Discover how PCMs can maintain temperature control for up to 150 hours
• Shift from paraffins and dry ice to environmentally friendly and economical inorganic PCMs
• Explore the benefits of patented ‘Form Stable PCM’


Samit Jain

Managing Director
Pluss Advanced Technologies


3:10 PM - 3:45 PM Implementing Global Standards to Ensure End-to-End GDP Compliance

Neil Piper, Solution Consultant, GS1 UK
• Understand how GS1’s global standards can effectively operate as a GDP toolkit
• Hear real-life examples of how standards can be used to strengthen regulatory compliance
• Develop your own best-practice GDP compliance strategy


Neil Piper

Solution Consultant

3:40 PM - 4:20 PM Networking Coffee Break

Pre and Early Transportation

4:20 PM - 4:50 PM High Quality and Low Cost in the Pharmaceutical Cold-Chain

Steve Brabbs, Global Technology Leader for Transport Protection, DuPont
  • Today’s cold-chain options for temperature sensitive medicines, and how they are chosen
  • Some learning about tarmac excursions in air freight. Are we making the right choices?
  • Hidden costs – are you paying more than you think?
  • How can we do better? Help us to help you


Steve Brabbs

Global Technology Leader for Transport Protection

During Transportation

4:15 PM - 4:50 PM CASE STUDY: Validation of a Temperature Controlled Transportation Route

Mark Riches, Logistics Functional Manager, Porton Biopharma, Logistics Functional Manager, Porton Biopharma
• Hear the details of Porton Biopharma’s latest project transporting bulk manufactured vaccines from the UK to Switzerland
• Examine the transportation validation strategies used to assess the transportation route through Europe
• Strengthen your own temperature controlled logistics with insight into the methods employed for Porton’s high-value products


Mark Riches, Logistics Functional Manager, Porton Biopharma

Logistics Functional Manager
Porton Biopharma


4:15 PM - 4:50 PM CASE STUDY: Temperature Control for Critical Products – a Clinical Trial Supply Perspective

Guy Hoskens, Clinical Supply Chain Logistics Expert, Janssen
• Examine packaging qualification strategies for critical shipments for air and road freight
• Build partner relationships with distribution vendors to ensure accurate temperature control
• Considerations for accurate temperature monitoring during transportation


Guy Hoskens

Clinical Supply Chain Logistics Expert


Simply choose the roundtable topic of most interest to you and join the discussion! These sessions are open, informal and a great opportunity to really gauge what your peers are planning and to share ideas and lessons learned. You will walk away with tangible ideas on how to solve your biggest challenges.

Interpreting and Implementing GDP Guidelines

Packaging Selection and Validation: Selecting the right packaging for your temperature controlled products

Patient Centric Supply – How Does it Work?

Ambient/CRT Product Solutions: Discuss the Regulatory Landscape Across the Globe and its Effect on Your Decision Making
for the Distribution of CRT Products

Maintaining the Right People Within the Project Team: How can we do this to improve consistency, stability and focus?

Last Mile Connectivity: How can the industry collaborate to increase visibility in the last mile? What technology or processes are being used now to make this easier? Do we even need greater visibility?

End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility?

Real Time Temperature Monitoring: What are the best strategies?

Centralising a Temperature Controlled Products Storage and Distribution Hub: Follow on the themes and ideas raised in the
case study, and discuss strategies for your own requirements

Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestments: What are the challenges of merging logistics, distribution & quality departments?

5:45 PM - 7:00 PM Networking Drinks Reception

After 20 world class presentations, 10 in-depth round table discussions, and dozens of new contacts made, enjoy a drink and connect informally with your new network! You are in a room full of people who are passionate about Temperature Controlled Logistics…. How often does that happen? Enjoy some well earned drinks and canapés while making the most of this opportunity to get acquainted with the people who are going to continue to be the driving force behind the industry’s developments

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Introducing the Temperature Controlled Logistics Gala Dinner

To celebrate the end of a jam-packed day of thought-provoking case studies, provocative panel discussions, interactive round table dialogues and innovative technology spotlights, we invite all TCL delegates to join us for a relaxed three-course dinner in Twickenham’s famous Spirit of Rugby room.

Located in the prestigious west stand of the stadium, the Spirit of Rugby is truly a space for all occasions and has provided the backdrop for some incredible events since its refurbishment in 2014. What better space to reflect on the day’s learnings, and be inspired by the expertise and passion of the conference speakers, as well as your fellow delegates.

Use this informal format to further the conversations you began during the day’s conference, get a chance to ask more questions of the day’s speakers, and prepare yourself for another day of incredible presentation ahead!