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

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM WORLD HEALTH: Keeping Inoculations Cool in Africa with Public-Private Partnerships

Harvey Rubin, Founder, Energize the Chain
For vaccination in the developing world – in particular, the ‘last mile’ hurdle of temperature control, something that can
be problematic when it comes to carrying out clinical trials in these areas – Harvey Rubin is a man with a plan. He explains how his not-for-profit organisation is harnessing the power of mobile phone towers to help overcome one of the toughest challenges in healthcare….


Harvey Rubin

Energize the Chain

9:30 AM - 10:00 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

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Ocean freight optimization through (internal) consolidation and (horizontal) collaboration

Romain Schollaert, Global Freight Solutions Director + Site Director, Baxter Distribution Center Europe, Baxter International


Romain Schollaert

Global Freight Solutions Director + Site Director, Baxter Distribution Center Europe
Baxter International

10:30 AM - 10:40 AM Market Insights: Optimising the Path from Lab to Patient

  • Hear insights from Pharma IQ’s latest industry research on temperature controlled logistics
  • Locate key trends being deployed in the market to upgrade supply chains and reduce inefficiencies
  • Discover tips from worldwide pharma logistics experts on hot topics such as verifying validation testing with packaging, stability budgets and the last mile

10:45 AM - 11:30 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

11:30 AM - 12:00 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

Pre & Early-Transportation

12:05 PM - 12:35 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

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!
• 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

During Transportation

12:05 PM - 12:35 PM Temperature compliance and reduced supply chain cost - A partnership case study in transport and packaging

Roland Schuetze, Director Marketing, Healthcare, TNT
  • Look at how partnership in transport and packaging leads to reduced temperature deviations and cost for IMP
  • Hear the details of a case study run by TNT and a key client


Roland Schuetze

Director Marketing, Healthcare
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.


11:30 AM - 12:00 PM 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


12:05 PM - 12:35 PM Getting The Most Out Of Strategic Partnerships

Vally Helgadottir, Department Manager - Customer Service, Distica
Since 2010 Controlant has worked closely with Distica in developing supply chain solutions, from improving constant warehouse temperature monitoring and mapping, monitoring of both international and domestic shipments. In this exclusive case study, Distica and Controlant share the details of how they are working together to monitor their products in real time, from the moment they arrive in Iceland through to delivery to the end-user.


Vally Helgadottir

Department Manager - Customer Service

12:35 PM - 1:50 PM Networking Lunch

1:50 PM - 2:20 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

2:25 PM - 2:55 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

3:00 PM - 3:30 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

1:50 PM - 2:20 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

2:25 PM - 3:30 PM HANDS-ON WORKSHOP: Thermal Temperature Mapping, Risk Management and GDP Compliancer

Frank Peeters, Managing Director, Tobeas bvba
Begin this interactive hour with a short presentation from the workshop facilitator about new cutting-edge methods of thermal temperature mapping. Then, split into small groups and get stuck into hands-on exercises and discussions designed to dig deep into your most pressing challenges and leave you ready to implement new strategies around thermal mapping to increase temperature control.

• Examine how to apply GDP compliant risk management strategies to your logistics strategy
• Conduct thermal temperature mapping tests to ensure that all sections of your transportation route are covered
• Learn to qualify transportation methods to ensure correct transport conditions at all anticipated external temperature extremes


Frank Peeters

Managing Director
Tobeas bvba

1:50 PM - 2:20 PM Maintaining Temperature Control in the World’s Most Challenging Situations

Marco Gaudesi, Pharmacist - GDP and Cold Chain Referent, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
  • 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 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


Marco Gaudesi

Pharmacist - GDP and Cold Chain Referent
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

2:25 PM - 2:55 PM 4PLs – How to Derive the Biggest Benefits from Your Relationship

Saddam Huq, Senior Manager Quality for Distribution & Cold Chain Management, GSK
• Analyse the pros and cons of the 4PL model to determine if it’s right for your company
• Asses the various models available in the current market to select the best fit for you
• Examine the optimisation opportunities that can drive your supply chain efficiencies forward with the 4PL model


Saddam Huq

Senior Manager Quality for Distribution & Cold Chain Management


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 Distribution of CRT 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?

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Networking Coffee Break

• 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

Simon White

Director, Supply Chain and Market Quality Operations
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

5:15 PM - 5:55 PM Sea Freight Focus Day Drinks Reception

Utilise this opportunity to take part in candid conversations with pharma manufacturers, shipping lines, warehousing partners and freight forwarders to ask any questions you didn’t get a chance to ask during the day. Make the most of the chance to ask the day’s speakers for more insight ‘off the record’! And of course, have a well earned drink or two while you do it.