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SMi Group proudly present Europe’s leading Cold Chain Distribution conference. The 8th annual event will take place on Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th December, 2013, at the Marriott Hotel, Regents Park, London, UK.

Optimisation of the cold chain is imperative for the successful organisation and distribution of a variety of pharmaceutical drugs and products. Continual discussion and development in all aspects of the cold chain is critical for this improvement.

Building on the very successful 2012 event this year’s conference will draw from the expertise of industry specialists, pharmaceuticals, suppliers, and academia. This will provide excellent opportunities for personal and business development, while striking first-class discussion on the field's hottest topics and challenges.


This insightful and informative conference will address cutting edge technology in temperature control management, advances and challenges in transport and logistical methods, the optimisation of distribution efficiency, innovations in packaging and distribution strategies, and many more...

  • Develop in-depth knowledge throughout every aspect of the cold chain distribution process: from beginning to end
  • Discuss key-topics and issues within the field with the world’s leading experts on cold chain distribution
  • Listen to specialists relaying invaluable information of challenges of temperature control, distribution solutions, logistics management, transport methods, regulatory environment, and more
  • Explore up-to-date innovations and novel strategies to ensure uninterrupted cold chain distribution that ensure minimal costs and maximum results
  • Maximise your and your company’s cold chain distribution potential by networking with professionals from every level of the industry, pharmaceuticals, suppliers, and academia

This event is unmissable for professionals working within:

• Global Category Manager
• Logistics Manager CEE & Asia
• GDP Inspector
• Operations Director
• Business Development Manager
• Sr. Pharmaceutical Scientist
• Logistics Manager
• QA Manager
• Head of Service
• MD
• Product Specialist
• Pharmaceutical Warehouse Supervisor

• Senior Transportation Manager
• Regulatory Affairs Manager
• Supply Chain Supervisor
• Cold Chain Specialist
• Shipping Specialist
• Cold Chain & Shipping Validation Specialist
• Principle Supply Chain Analyst
• Clinical Supply Technician
• Senior Director
• Logistics manager
• Consultant - Supply Chain
• International Logistics Manager

 

 

AAH Pharmaceuticals; ACE Insurance; Actavis UK Ltd; Allergan Ltd; Alliance Boots; Alliance Healthcare; AndersonBrecon; Biogen Idec; British Association of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers; Cemafroid; Cold Chain Consultants; DBS Ltd; Eisai Limited; Eli Lilly Italia SpA; Ellis Pharma; Elpro-Buchs AG; Emballiso; Ferring International Center SA; Genzyme Corporation; GlaxoSmithKline; GS1 UK; GSK; Hammersmith Medicines Research; hpa; Imperial College London; Kings College London; KOTRA; Kyowa Hakko Kirin UK Ltd; Laminar Medica; Merck; MHRA; Norgine Ltd; Novartis Singapore; Perrigo; Pfizer; PLIVA; Quintiles Ltd; Roche Products; Sandoz; Sanofi-Aventis; saudi food and drug authority; Sensitech; Sensitech EMEA; Sensitech UK Ltd; Shire Pharmaceuticals Group Plc; Shire plc; St George's, University of London; Takeda U K Ltd; Teva Pharmaceutical; TSS ; Ucb Pharma; UCL Cancer Institute; University of Leeds; University Of Liverpool; University Of Pennsylvania; University Of Sheffield; va-Q-tec Limited; World Courier;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Andrea Gruber

Andrea Gruber, Manager Business Process & Standards, IATA

9:10 Global Temperature-Sensitive Pharmaceutical Logistics: introduction and overview

Andrea Gruber

Andrea Gruber, Manager Business Process & Standards, IATA

•                    Transforming the air cargo supply chain
•                    What are the challenges faced by the industry when transporting temperature controlled products?
•                    How are the challenges addressed by IATA in a supply chain collaborative approach?
•                    The way forward and future requirements
 

 

9:50 Sensor-Based Logistics (SBL): A new and innovative technology enhancing Supply Chain Visibility and Control

Chris Swearingen

Chris Swearingen, Global Marketing Manager, Fedex Logistics Services

• Find out more about SBL and how FedEx SenseAwareSM can improve your supply chain
• Learn how near-real time data can provide the opportunity to intervene when the unexpected occurs.
• Learn how to provide supply chain partners increased insight into the viability of goods, providing peace of mind in every package.
 


 

10:30 Morning Coffee

11:00 Temperature controlled transport - A risk mitigation approach according to the EU GDP

Luc Huybreghts

Luc Huybreghts, Senior Consultant, Pauwels Consulting

EU GDP and transport
Risk management
Transport strategies
Qualification and monitoring
 

11:40 Challenges of cold chain distribution within the pharmaceutical industry

How cold chain products are managed
Utilisation of Validated shipping solutions
Benefits and Constraints
Working with Vendors for maximum effectiveness
 
Bev Nicol

Bev Nicol, Distribution Specialist , Pfizer

Christina Hilsden

Christina Hilsden, Distribution Specialist, Pfizer

12:20 Networking Lunch

13:50 Temperature control management in the supply chain

Yoram Eshel

Yoram Eshel, Director, Global (International) Shipping & Logistics, Teva Pharmaceutical

CRT Vs. Ambient – do they really define the required temperature regime?

The current paradigms about controlled temperature logistics.

How CRT shipments look like in real life?

How to practically manage your controlled temperature transportation – the new language we have to speak.

 

14:30 Sea Freight – an evaluation of the opportunities and risks with moving pharma shipments by sea instead of air

Mark Edwards

Mark Edwards, Global Freight Manager, Actavis UK Ltd.

Process differences between the two modes.
Quality differences between the two modes.
Cost differentials.
Advantages and disadvantages of each mode 
 

15:10 Afternoon Tea

15:40 Transporting dangerous goods by air

Brendan Sullivan

Brendan Sullivan, Manager, Dangerous Goods and Training Standards, IATA

Global overview of the dangerous goods regulations for air transport
Responsibilities of the shipper
Coolants (Dry Ice, Liquid Nitrogen, etc…)
Battery-powered data logging devices
 

16:20 Panel Discussion: The impact of the revised EU GDP on the management of temperature sensitive products in the supply chain

Stephen Mitchell

Stephen Mitchell, QA Manager, Quality & Compliance, Logistics, GlaxoSmithKline

Yoram Eshel

Yoram Eshel, Director, Global (International) Shipping & Logistics, Teva Pharmaceutical

Sue Lee

Sue Lee, Regional Quality Manager UK Ireland Middle East & Africa, World Courier

Luc Huybreghts

Luc Huybreghts, Senior Consultant, Pauwels Consulting

17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Sue Lee

Sue Lee, Regional Quality Manager UK Ireland Middle East & Africa, World Courier

9:10 Temperature Issues within the context of clinical trials logistics. Practical examples and solutions.

Sue Lee

Sue Lee, Regional Quality Manager UK Ireland Middle East & Africa, World Courier

  • What are the common challenges facing shippers
  • How temperature requirements can drive logistics options
  • What can be done by shippers and 3PLs to improve the process and to ensure operational conformity and optimum results
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    9:50 New EU Good Distribution regulations

    Riekert Bruinink

    Riekert Bruinink, Member of the GDP drafting Group of the EMA, Dutch Health Care Inspectorate

    The New EU GDP Guide in general
    What is new? Where more guidance ?
    Outlining the new items for temperature control during storage and transportation
    Implementation issues
     

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 An integrated view on Supply Chain Management

    Rudiger Lohmann

    Rudiger Lohmann, Professor, Researcher, Lübeck University of Applied Science

  • What does Supply Chain Management (SCM) really mean?
  • The role of SCM in Cool Chain Management?
  • Demand management a first step to more reliable planning.
  • Supply and demand balancing in your network.
  • Important Supply Chain KPI´s.

     

  • 11:40 Effective maintenance of supply chain security and integrity

    Jason Breakwell

    Jason Breakwell, Director, TAPA EMEA

    12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:20 A practical approach to managing the temperature-sensitive supply chain

    Bob Hayes

    Bob Hayes, Director, Cold Chain Consultants

    Why temperature sensitive-supply chains fail a GDP audit

    Common reasons for non-conformance

    Understanding packaging, temperature measurement and transport

    Taking a proactive approach to getting it right

     

    13:50 Challenges in air freighting of time and temperature sensitive freight

    Alan Dorling

    Alan Dorling, Global Head - Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences, IAG Cargo

     • Identifying and managing key risk points at the airport

    Quality & Compliance across a global network
    The need for supply chain collaboration - taking a tripartite approach
    Maximising service performance
     

    14:30 Chemistry-based track and trace indicators

    Long Lin

    Long Lin, Professor/Director, University of Leeds

    Background to the TSB-funded research and development project 

    A survey of various existing chemistry-based temperature monitoring devices 

    The importance of on-off switches in monitoring devices 

    Novel chemistry-based device with on-off switches

     

    15:10 Afternoon Tea

    15:30 Improving last mile distribution strategies

    Jason Cameron

    Jason Cameron, Senior Director, European Commercial Supply Chain, Genzyme Corporation

    Evaluating the physical distribution strategies
    How this affects the last mile
    Developing and implementing effective methods
    Impacts on patients and future distribution
     

    16:10 Sea Freight - +2C to +8C temperature control for biologics

    Janusz Mielewczyk

    Janusz Mielewczyk, Cold Chain Validation Specialist, Pfizer

    Advantages and Disadvantage of Sea Freight
    Sea Freight Container Study Approach
    Sea Freight Container Study - +2C to +8C Temperature Monitoring
    Sea Freight Temperature Data Analysis
     

    16:50 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Alan Dorling

    Alan Dorling

    Global Head - Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences, IAG Cargo
    Brendan Sullivan

    Brendan Sullivan

    Manager, Dangerous Goods and Training Standards, IATA
    Chris Swearingen

    Chris Swearingen

    Global Marketing Manager, Fedex Logistics Services
    Janusz Mielewczyk

    Janusz Mielewczyk

    Cold Chain Validation Specialist, Pfizer
    Jason Breakwell

    Jason Breakwell

    Director, TAPA EMEA
    Jason Cameron

    Jason Cameron

    Senior Director, European Commercial Supply Chain, Genzyme Corporation
    Mark Edwards

    Mark Edwards

    Global Freight Manager, Actavis UK Ltd.
    Riekert Bruinink

    Riekert Bruinink

    Member of the GDP drafting Group of the EMA, Dutch Health Care Inspectorate
    Sue Lee

    Sue Lee

    Regional Quality Manager UK Ireland Middle East & Africa, World Courier
    Tony Wright

    Tony Wright

    Managing Director, Exelsius Cold Chain Management
    Yoram Eshel

    Yoram Eshel

    Director, Global (International) Shipping & Logistics, Teva Pharmaceutical

    Alan Dorling

    Global Head - Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences, IAG Cargo
    Alan Dorling

    Andrea Gruber

    Manager Business Process & Standards, IATA
    Andrea Gruber

    Bev Nicol

    Distribution Specialist , Pfizer
    Bev Nicol

    Bob Hayes

    Director, Cold Chain Consultants
    Bob Hayes

    Brendan Sullivan

    Manager, Dangerous Goods and Training Standards, IATA
    Brendan Sullivan

    Chris Swearingen

    Global Marketing Manager, Fedex Logistics Services
    Chris Swearingen

    Christina Hilsden

    Distribution Specialist, Pfizer
    Christina Hilsden

    Janusz Mielewczyk

    Cold Chain Validation Specialist, Pfizer
    Janusz Mielewczyk

    Jason Breakwell

    Director, TAPA EMEA
    Jason Breakwell

    Jason Cameron

    Senior Director, European Commercial Supply Chain, Genzyme Corporation
    Jason Cameron

    Long Lin

    Professor/Director, University of Leeds
    Long Lin

    Luc Huybreghts

    Senior Consultant, Pauwels Consulting
    Luc Huybreghts

    Marie Boned

    Quality Assurance Pharmacist, Cemafroid
    Marie Boned

    Mark Edwards

    Global Freight Manager, Actavis UK Ltd.
    Mark Edwards

    Riekert Bruinink

    Member of the GDP drafting Group of the EMA, Dutch Health Care Inspectorate
    Riekert Bruinink

    Rudiger Lohmann

    Professor, Researcher, Lübeck University of Applied Science
    Rudiger Lohmann

    Stephen Mitchell

    QA Manager, Quality & Compliance, Logistics, GlaxoSmithKline
    Stephen Mitchell

    Sue Lee

    Regional Quality Manager UK Ireland Middle East & Africa, World Courier
    Sue Lee

    Tony Wright

    Managing Director, Exelsius Cold Chain Management
    Tony Wright

    Yoram Eshel

    Director, Global (International) Shipping & Logistics, Teva Pharmaceutical
    Yoram Eshel

    Workshops

    Transport Strategies for an Intemperate World
    Workshop

    Transport Strategies for an Intemperate World

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    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

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    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

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    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

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