Conference Day 2

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration and Morning Coffee

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM Chairman’s Recap of Day One

9:10 AM - 9:45 AM Good Distribution Practices (GDP) Inspection Enforcements and Standards: The MHRA Perspective

Terry Madigan GDP Inspector , GDP Inspector , MHRA
• Analyse the most common errors that MHRA inspectors encounter and develop strategies to avoid them


Terry Madigan GDP Inspector

GDP Inspector

9:45 AM - 10:20 AM Make the Most of the ‘Hand-Shake’ Between Planning and Logistics to Avoid Temperature Excursions

• Strengthen the relationship between your planning and logistics teams to ensure end-to-end temperature control and optimised efficiencies
• Utilise this strengthened relationship to clarify questions such as: How accurate is each forecast? How agile is the planning? How flexible can it be to last minute changes? How well are your systems speaking to each other?
• Clarify ALL costs involved in the logistics in a particular region - including last mile and all hidden costs- and factor in drivers such as demand

10:20 AM - 10:55 AM Optimising Lane Qualification with All Supply Chain Stakeholders in Challenging Shipping Environments

Luiz Alberto Barberini, Head of External Manufacturing LatAm , Bayer
• Understand why Brazil’s vast geography and lacking infrastructure pose a unique challenge for logistics professionals – and why shipping from South to North Brazil brings road blocks never seen in other countries
• Discover how these issues can be mitigated through smart supply chain management, streamlines logistics, and open communication with supply chain partners
• Qualify solution that worked for Brazil into your global operations.
• Discuss how to establish a governance model that strives to minimise stress in the relationship and create value


Luiz Alberto Barberini

Head of External Manufacturing LatAm

10:55 AM - 11:35 AM Networking Coffee Break

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

11:35 AM - 12:10 PM Supply Chain Security – Protecting the Security of Your Products

Tom Cochrane, Head of Security Operations, MundiPharma
• How to ensure the security of your products in high risk areas of the world
• Examine the most common oversights that occur across the supply chain that create opportunities for counterfeiters.
• Examine low cost anti-counterfeiting strategies to protect products
• Look at examples of successful case studies.


Tom Cochrane

Head of Security Operations

Pre & Early-Transportation

12:10 PM - 12:45 PM The Interplay Between Serialisation and an Unbroken Cold Chain

Andrew Stevens, Research Director – Supply Chain, Gartner, Research Director – Supply Chain, Gartner
• Discover how to leverage your traceability systems to create operational efficiencies for your cold chain
• Utilise serialisation structures to identify breakdowns in your cold chain
• Enable supply chain transparency & increased visibility between stakeholders


Andrew Stevens, Research Director – Supply Chain, Gartner

Research Director – Supply Chain

Pre & Early-Transportation

12:45 PM - 1:20 PM CASE STUDY: Decommissioning a Vaccine Supply Route

• Understand the importance of stakeholder cooperation
• Analyse the various country-specific solutions utilised
• Determine how cold chain conditions effected the project

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

11:35 AM - 12:10 PM Managing Key Success Factors for Biopharmaceutical CMO Labeling & Packaging Services

Jörg Grigo , Director, Grünenthal
• Understand how the role of the cold chain in biopharma labeling & packaging for temperature-sensitive biomaterials plays a vital role in supplying new drugs to the market
• Look at strategies for mitigating risk and minimizing yield losses in the biomaterial value chain
• Analyse business processes to ensure both serialization requirements and business continuity for the supply of biopharmaceutical products


Jörg Grigo


During Transportation

12:10 PM - 12:45 PM AIRFREIGHT FOCUS: A Day in the Life of a Pharma Cargo Shipper

Steef van Amersfoort, Regional Logistics Manager EMEA, AbbVie
• Hear a practical oversight of the main challenges, solutions and opportunities that a pharma cargo shipper experiences on a day-to-day basis
• Look at new, innovative and transparent solutions that allow for a close partnership with all transportation stakeholders
• Assess risk management solutions that limit risk of damage and reduce costs while reducing lead times and temperature excursions


Steef van Amersfoort

Regional Logistics Manager EMEA

During Transportation

12:45 PM - 1:20 PM CASE STUDY: Qualification Testing of Refrigerated Road Transport Equipment

Leo Lukasse, Specialist Climate Control, Wageningen UR, Specialist Climate Control, Wageningen UR
• Determine the key factors that affect temperature homogeneity
• Assess the opportunities and limitations to testing transport equipment in temperature-controlled climate chambers
• Learn robust temperature validation and qualification techniques


Leo Lukasse, Specialist Climate Control, Wageningen UR

Specialist Climate Control
Wageningen UR
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.


11:35 AM - 12:10 PM Maintaining Temperature Control in the World’s Most Challenging Situations

Clément Bingen, Responsible Pharmacist/GDP Manager, Médecins Sans Frontières Supply
• Discover how to plan an end-to-end temperature controlled supply chain strategy with limited resources
• Devise an incredibly robust security strategy by understanding the security challenges in the world’s most dangerous regions
• Develop emergency and contingency plans to address temperature excursions based utilising MSF’s ‘back to basics’ emergency response toolkit


Clément Bingen

Responsible Pharmacist/GDP Manager
Médecins Sans Frontières Supply


12:10 PM - 12:45 PM REGIONAL CASE STUDY: South Asia - Challenges in Pharmaceutical Temperature Controlled Logistics

Muhammad Azmat Khan, Manager Logistics & Export, Getz Pharma
• Define the specific challenges in developing countries such as India & Pakistan
• Discover how the lessons learned operating in these regions will advance your global strategies
• Overcome challenges such as difficult infrastructure, challenging bureaucracies, searing-hot temperatures and limited transportation options


Muhammad Azmat Khan

Manager Logistics & Export
Getz Pharma



Join the group that is tackling your most pressing challenge, and make the most of the insights and experiences of your fellow delegates as you deep-dive into the topic.

Choose between:
  • Ambient/CRT Product Solutions: Discuss the Regulatory Landscape Across the Globe and its Effect on Your Decision Making for the Distribution of CRT Products
  • Temperature Controlled Logistics for Non-Pharmaceutical Products
  • Patient Centric Supply – How Does it Work?
  • Sustainability: Can we reuse containers to save money?
  • Mergers, Acquisitions & Divestments: What are the challenges of merging logistics, distribution & quality departments?
  • Maintaining the Right People Within the Project Team: How can we do this to improve consistency, stability and focus?

1:20 PM - 2:30 PM Networking Lunch

2:30 PM - 3:05 PM Supply Chain 2025: Creating a Long Term Strategic Roadmap for Your Supply Chain

Lokesh Sharma, Director-Supply Chain, Eisai Pharmaceuticals, Director-Supply Chain, Eisai Pharmaceuticals
• Analyse how the supply chain and digitalisation can work together to increase efficiencies
• Develop and grow your teams to ensure the supply chain division meets the requirements of future operations and maintains high quality standards
• Address what exactly is required of the supply chain division to ensure it supports the growth of the company: What are the practical steps a supply chain head needs to take and implement across the network?
• Ensure you maintain consistent GDP compliance while implementing new supply chain strategies


Lokesh Sharma, Director-Supply Chain, Eisai Pharmaceuticals

Director-Supply Chain
Eisai Pharmaceuticals
• Look at how serialisation and traceability systems that you have to implement anyway can add enormous value to your entire supply chain
• Use new platforms to enable supply chain transparency & increased visibility between stakeholders
• How can we use track & trace solutions to ensure end-to-end visibility over increasingly complex supply chains?


Julia Canicali, Serialisation Project Manager, Novo Nordisk

Serialisation Project Manager
Novo Nordisk

Andrew Stevens, Research Director – Supply Chain, Gartner

Research Director – Supply Chain
• Discover what 11 pharmaceutical companies involved in the working group have collaboratively determined to be the best-practice strategies for shipping lane and equipment validation
• Uncover potential solutions to you storage and transportation challenges with an interactive Q&A opportunity featuring the expertise and experience of 11 big and small pharma manufacturers
• Benchmark your current strategies with the collective strategies of all the involved parties


51. Kim Bang Salling, Transport Validation, Shipping & Customer Service, Supply Chain Planning, Novo Nordisk

Transport Validation, Shipping & Customer Service, Supply Chain Planning
Novo Nordisk

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

Sr.Director Global Supply Chain Quality
Genzyme Europe
Tomorrow’s expert speakers prepare you for the Sea Freight Focus Day with an overview of the most important factors to consider when switching to sea freight. Ask questions, and get yourself ready for tomorrow!
• Take part in a quick-fire Q&A with regulatory experts
• Hear the details of what you will learn tomorrow and make sure you’re prepared to make the most of the expertise on offer!


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

Collaboration Champion
PartnerSave Ltd/TEAM-UP

Mark Edwards

Managing Director

5:05 PM - 5:15 PM Chairman’s Reflection and Closing of Main Conference